Are you looking for a summer position that combines figure skating, leadership training, and an opportunity to affect a young person’s life in a positive fashion? Shattuck-St. Mary’s Summer Figure Skating Camp, which hosts a 3-week overnight camp for skaters ages 8-18, is seeking energetic Camp Counselors to provide a safe and memorable experience for our skaters.
The ideal candidate will be an excellent multitasker with a genuine passion for working with and empowering young people. Applicants should be patient, fun-loving, and confident in their ability to motivate and assist campers in everything from learning new skills to working through homesickness.
Camp Counselors (in teams of 2) are responsible for up to 20 skaters for the duration of their stay. Duties include monitoring daily activities, overseeing transitions to and from scheduled events and lessons, and facilitating and participating in group activities.
- Age: 18+ by June 2019.
- Education: High school graduate - at least one year of college preferred.
- Availability: Applicants MUST be available from May 31st - June 22nd. Exceptions may be given to especially qualified applicants. Priority will be given to applicants available as early as May 29th.
- Experience: While not required, applicants with knowledge and experience in figure skating and/or hockey are preferred.
- Willing to take alcohol and/or drug tests at the request of the employer.
- Must successfully pass a background check.
- Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Physical and Mental Requirements:
- Must possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
- Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques as trained by camp.
- Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to camp activities. Ability to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury).
Successful Counselors are:
- High-energy, enthusiastic team players.
- Honest people who can follow simple, clear rules and expectations.
- Positive people who can help children through times of homesickness, nervousness, and doubt.
- Excellent role models for children. High moral standards, including no alcohol, drugs, smoking, or inappropriate language. Outstanding character and integrity.
- Non-complainers who actively seek solutions rather than dwelling on problems.
- Able to seek and accept supervision and guidance.
- Accepting of diversity in religion, ethnicity, culture, and race. Are able to treat all campers and staff fairly and equally.
To apply, please address a letter of intent, two references, and resume to:
- Tom Hickey - Director of Figure Skating
Applications must be received by March 1st.