Day Camp Assistant Director
Frederick County Government - Frederick, MD

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Non-exempt; full-time; 40 hours per week; hours between 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no beneifts

Camp Monocacy is a full day camp over the summer developed for children 6-11 years old. This position will assist the Day Camp Director with camp program planning and implementation and operation, and will assume the Director’s duties in that person’s absence. Direction may be given to Counselors, Aides and leaders-in-training.

NOTE: Camp Monocacy is offered June 24 - August 9 2013. This is a seven-week program and it is essential that you are available six of the seven weeks as well as available to attend mandatory trainings in June.

Examples of Work:
  • Supervise and lead education and recreational camp activities, including small groups (12-15 children) and large groups, as well as all-camp activities
  • Supervise and lead special events and field trips
  • Greet parents and children
  • Supervise the safety of campers
  • Clean-up and close the camp daily
  • Participate in all activities (e.g. field trips, hikes, singing, lunch-time, free play, etc.)
  • Prepare and maintain records and reports
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Minimum age 18 years
  • High school graduation or the equivalent
  • Minimum 6 months of experience leading and supervising groups of children in a recreational setting
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification, or the ability to become certified before camp begins
  • Must be a positive role model who projects a positive attitude for campers and employees
  • Willingness and ability to help camp staff in organizing games and daily activities for campers
  • Ability to effectively lead and supervise groups of children a fun and safe environment
  • Ability to effectively plan, follow-up and evaluate the work of camp staff
  • Ability to effectively evaluate emergencies and unexpected situations and promptly respond in an appropriate manner
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills, including the ability to accurately prepare and maintain data, forms and reports
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, children (individually and in large groups) and their family members, and the general public
  • Physical requirements include the ability to move/travel over camp-related terrain in indoor and outdoor areas; to lead and participate in activities as described above; and to load, unload and set-up recreational equipment
PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR:
  • College degree in a related field
  • Additional experience leading and supervising groups of children in a recreational setting
  • Secondary language skills in Sign Language with the ability to provide interpretation services, as needed

Additional Information/Examination Process:
  • Ability to provide own transportation to assigned camp and other sessions/meetings as needed
  • Ability and willingness to participate in planning and training sessions before camp begins
KIND OF EXAMINATION:

1) An evaluation of training and experience

2) One or more interviews

3) A pre-employment background investigation

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