Archery Instructor

Camp Taloali

Job Description

Job Title: Archery Instructor

Classification: Seasonal

Reports to: Program Manager

Position Purpose:

To further the mission of the camp through the development and delivery of archery activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ ages and abilities. Assist in the management to the physical operation of the archery and related equipment.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Develop and deliver an archery program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers.

 -Write lesson plans that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers.

 -Evaluate abilities of campers and staff.

 -Deliver progressive archery activities.

 -Evaluate the success of the archery program.

2. Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures.

 -Assist in the implementation of staff training for archery.

 -Train other staff in their responsibilities at the archery range.

 -Ensure campers and staff follows safety procedures.

3. Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment for the archery program.

 -Maintain the archery equipment including bows, arrows, strings, and targets.

 -Ensure the security of the archery equipment and range when not in use and ensure range is off-limits to bystanders when in use.

 -Conduct daily check of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.

 -Clean archery range daily, keeping it free of hazards and debris.

Other Job Duties:

 -Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning, and leading those as assigned.

 -Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.

 -Assist in the planning of any special events.

 -Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their living unit, within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes.

 -This position is sometimes combined with another position, such as Counselor. Job duties outline schedule that each position should be focused on.


 -Current certification in USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Certification or higher AND/OR documented training and experience using compound bows within five years.

 -Current certification in first aid and CPR preferred, if not we will provide the training.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 -Training and experience in teaching archery to children.

 -Desire and ability to work with children outdoors in varied conditions.

Physical Aspects of the Position:

 -Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.

 -Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.

 -Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.

 -Ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.

 -Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Note: Some physical requirements of an archery position could be endurance including standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requirement for eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate equipment. Requires normal range of eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/program. Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in the facility available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and other environmental conditions.

Rev. 11/2016 Camp Taloali Archery Instructor PD