2018 Program Leader - Specialty Camp Instructor

  • City of Asheville
  • Asheville, NC, USA
  • Apr 25, 2018

Job Description

Job Summary The City of Asheville invites you to apply to be a part of the 2018 Parks & Recreation Department's Summer Camp Staff. This position will assist in the operations of Specialty Camps at the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center for children ages 5-12 (June 18-August 10). Specialty Camp Instructors are responsible for assisting, organizing and facilitating hands on education based activities and games for campers. Staff are energetic and engaging while modeling appropriate behavior as they participate in all activities with summer camp participants.

Desired Start Date: June 4, 2018 for Training
Must be able to lead camp activities starting: June 18, 2018
End of Camp Sessions: August 10, 2018

This position is a temporary/seasonal position. This position will NOT be eligible for benefits, paid leave time (vacation, sick, holiday) nor participation in the retirement system.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Leads and instructs educational activities and assists specialty contractors.
  • Oversees and directs volunteers. Prepares and serves lunch and snacks.
  • Responsible for open communications with the camp director as well as camper's parents/guardians.
  • Prepares recreation equipment for use, supervises and/or participates in recreational activities, organizes group activities, and administers first aid as needed.
  • Identifies, responds and documents participant behavioral issues.
  • Attends regular staff meetings to discuss new programs and problems.
  • Maintains a positive attitude at all times and reflects that attitude in all relationships with the public.
  • Assists in maintaining cleanliness of the facility.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Required Education & Experience Minimum Requirements:
  • High school graduation or GED
  • Ability to commit to the full eight weeks of camp
  • Experience in teaching children (prefer elementary or middle school experience)
  • CPR/First Aid Certification (certified by June 11, 2018).
  • Excellent references.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions
  • Ability to effectively manage a classroom and foster an environment conducive to learning.
  • Ability to work cohesively as a team.
  • General knowledge of the methods and practices of community recreation work including knowledge of the equipment and techniques, relevant rules and regulations of social, artistic, craft and/or athletic programs for children.
  • Ability to instruct common recreational activities and lead by example.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, program participants, parents, and the general public.
  • Ability to enforce rules, regulations, and maintain discipline.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain records.¬†

Working Conditions:
  • Able to handle above average physical activities and maintain long hours and exposure to the elements.
  • Must be able to work in both indoors and outdoors.