Seasonal Assistant Camp Director

Seasonal Assistant Camp Director
(5 positions available)

 Applications open until filled

Assistant Director – Support
(1 position)

The Assistant Director of Support Operations oversees/coordinates camp support areas including dining hall service, dishwashing, pack-out food, camp store, and mail/package distribution. In the spring and fall, serve as primary DHC (dining hall coordinator: liaison between the kitchen staff and guest groups) for most groups, train and oversee Kitchen Assistants, and ensure kitchen and dining hall cleanliness. In the summer, supervise a large team of support staff responsible for kitchen operations, pack-out food, mail/package delivery, and the camp store. This position works on a team of Assistant Camp Directors who are each responsible for different aspects of program delivery and logistics for schools, retreat groups, and summer camp.

Assistant Director – Programs
(1 position)

The Assistant Director of Camp Programs oversees the implementation of camp program activities during the spring, summer, and fall seasons, and assists with hosting and facilitation of retreat groups, schools, and Camp Fire programs in the spring and fall. In the spring and fall, assist with training and supporting the Outdoor Education staff, and serve as guest group host for schools and other user groups. In the summer, supervise the program specialist staff and work with the Program Director to ensure safe and high-quality program activities. This position works on a team of Assistant Camp Directors who are each responsible for different aspects of program delivery and logistics for schools, retreat groups, and summer camp.

Assistant Director – Summer Camp
(3 positions )

The Assistant Summer Camp Directors work in a team with the Summer Camp Director, Program Director, and 2-3 peers to plan and coordinate all aspects of the summer overnight and day camp programs at Camp Sealth. This position will hire, train, and supervise seasonal camp staff. They will coordinate schedules and program logistics, as well as oversee the implementation of a high-quality summer camp program. This is an excellent position for someone considering a career in camp administration and who wants experience in planning, training, and supervision.

Qualifications

  • Minimum age 21
  • Valid driver’s license, at least 5 years driving experience, and a clean driving record
  • Minimum two years experience in an overnight camp program or similar work environments, at least one of which is in a supervisory position
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of youth, teens, and young adults

Skills

  • Supervisory, team management, and conflict resolution skills
  • Responsibility, flexibility, and accountability
  • Effective communication skills with youth, teens, young adults, coworkers, supervisors, and parents
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time effectively, and work independently
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance
  • Competency with basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to live in a community and contribute to a healthy and positive community environment.
  • Promote, model, and advocate self-care with peers and other staff
  • Considers other perspectives in decision-making and conflict resolution

Pay rate: $510/week

Start date flexible for the right candidate; The anticipated season is January 2023 – September/October 2023

Learn more about the positions:

View Support AD job description

View the Programs AD job description

View the Summer AD job description

 

 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Camp Fire strives to continuously provide diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments throughout our organizations and programs. We recognize that both access to and success in our programs require intentional work, to cultivate respect, eliminate systemic barriers, and address injustice head-on.  We at Camp Fire believe that words must be followed by progress, action, and accountability. We recognize that our efforts will be ongoing and evolving as we continue to grow, learn, collaborate, and press for an equitable future.

Camp Fire recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. We believe that a diversity of professional and life experiences can lead to a well-rounded team. Applicants who do not meet all of the qualifications listed below but present other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered.

We strongly encourage anyone who feels passionate about this work, has a strong desire to grow their skills and believes they have what it takes to thrive in this role to apply. Applicants of non-dominant cultures are welcome and encouraged to apply

To Apply

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and ranking of preferred Assistant Director roles to:

campstaff@campfireseattle.org
206-463-3174