Arlington County Summer Camp Staff
Employment Opportunities- Summer 2017
Opportunities for temporary summer employment with the Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation include work as Camp Directors, Assistant Directors, and support staff in camp programs throughout the County. Training begins the last week of May 2017, and continues through June 2017, approximately 38 hours of training total (online, evenings, and some weekends). Camps begin June 26th and run through August 18th. We do not operate camp on July 4th or on Saturday and Sunday.
The successful candidate will have good character and integrity, positive communication skills, reliable transportation, the ability to complete tasks as assigned and take initiative, ability to work successfully in a team environment, and comfortable participating with or supervising participants in a swimming pool environment (If applicable). Staff may be asked to be in the water with participants on swim trips and/or work with individuals with disabilities.
This announcement is specific to staffing Teen Camps. If you are interested in other camp program areas, you must apply for that position as well.
- The Office for Teenagers offers the following camp types:
Junior Jam program at six locations across Arlington for ages 11-16, from June 26th thru August 18th.
Summer Adventure program is located at Thomas Jefferson Middle School for ages 10-14, sessions 2-8; and
Summertime Thrills program is located at Washington Lee HS for ages 10-15, sessions 1, 7, 8, and 9.
Applications are being accepted for the following positions via https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/arlington/jobs/1618874/teen-summer-camp-staff?page=5&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs :
RECREATION ASSISTANT I – $13.13/Hour Responsible for assisting with the leading of recreation activities and behavior management of participants for a summer camp. Assist in camp or program operations. Minimum requirements: Completion of requirements for graduation from high school or GED equivalent plus three months experience in administering recreational programs. CPR and First Aid Certification is desirable for applicants hired at this level.
RECREATION ASSISTANT II – $13.97/Hour Responsible for assisting in the planning, leading, and conducting of recreation activities for a camp, behavior management of participants, and assisting in the evaluations of the activities and the participants. Minimum requirements: Completion of requirements for graduation from high school or GED equivalent, plus 6 months of experience in administering recreational programs or facility monitoring. Certification in CPR required for all applicants hired at this level.
Applicants may attach a resume in addition to completing the online application. Attaching a resume without completion of the application will be considered “an incomplete application”. Please review the minimum requirements listed above.
Desirables: Comfortable driving a 15 passenger van; Experience working with Middle and High school aged youth; and/or Knowledge of the 40 Developmental Assets Model; Asset_Model
Special Requirements: If selected, all summer staff will be required to:
- Agree to a criminal background check.
- Provide negative TB results or submit to a TB screening.
- Attend all required trainings.
- Candidates will be asked to provide two letters of reference from related work/school experience prior to an offer of employment. Letters of reference may be attached to this application. However, inclusion of letters of reference do not imply a candidate has been selected for the position.
- Some positions require a valid motorized vehicle operator’s license and driving history record check.
- Some positions require First Aid/CPR certification.
- Be open to provide personal care as needed to campers (training provided).
Additional Information: Employees must have reliable transportation.
Work Hours: These positions vary in days and hours of work, from a few hours per week to a full forty (40) hours per week schedule. Applications for any of the positions below will be accepted online only. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so interested applicants should apply as soon as possible. Summer camp positions will remain open until filled. We hope to have all camp jobs filled by May 19, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered only if there is need to consider other applicants. Please note interviews will be conducted on a continuous basis and applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Written notification will be sent to those applicants who applied but were not hired, once all positions are filled. Generally, these letters are sent out in mid-July.
For further information about the selection process or specific camp job duties, please email Margo Watters at firstname.lastname@example.org.