Intern/Volunteer

Camp Taloali

Job Description


Job Title: Intern/Volunteer

Classification: seasonal

Reports to: Camp Administrator


Position Purpose:

Summer Interns are the Renaissance staff of our summer team. They’re sign makers, attendance takers, office assistants, lesson helpers, game leaders, skit planners and all-around can-doers who work to keep camp running smoothly.

Essential Job Functions:

• Believe that education is more than just textbooks, and that a-ha moments are life-changing.

• Thrive in groups built on communication and collaboration.

• Multi-task like it’s your job.

• Reflect on your experience to become an even better version of your best self, every day.

• Energize those around you with your own enthusiastic joy.

• Stretch yourself, exhibiting silly-putty-like flexibility.

• Work hard. We can’t make the world a better place by sitting around. Days are long and full. And worth it.

• Play hard. It’s like ‘bring your inner child to work’ day. All summer long.

• Whatever it takes. Being personnel at camp means doing whatever needs to be done, whenever it needs doing.

• Build a community of peers that will be with you for the rest of your life.

• Change the world.

Other Job Duties:

• Innovate continuously to make every day better than the last.

• Share the magic and fun of camp with families while providing excellent customer service.

• Tag in when Team Leaders and Assistant Instructors need a break and the show must go on.

• Create camp each morning at set-up and break it down in the afternoon, and do it all again tomorrow.

• Be the magic. Be it clown, official water balloon tie-er, resident face painter, or fun machine architect, you are the magic that makes camp, camp.

Relationships:

Interns/volunteer generally have regular relationships everyone but mainly campers.

Equipment Used:

Interns/volunteer may be asked to use fire protection equipment, washers and dryers, dishwashers, and specialty program equipment. Some may be asked to drive camp vehicles.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

-Experience in an camping environment a plus

-Able to perform physical aspects of the position, including:

o Working long hours in an active camp program

o Identify and respond to environmental and other hazards

o Respond appropriately to situations requiring First Aid, and assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury).

o Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of camper

o Valid Driver’s License

-Must pass a background check and provide other forms and details.

-Other certifications a plus (High Ropes/Wall, Wilderness First Aid, Nature Specialist, Cook, etc.)

-Desire to work with and inspire children in a summer camp environment.

Physical Aspects of the Job:

-Ability to communicate and work with staff.

-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 in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant communication needs of the camp.

-Endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, walking long distances, hiking, climbing, and stretching

-Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and camp activities

-Ability to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Willing to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours with limited or simple equipment and facilities.

Rev. 11/2016 Camp Taloali Intern/volunteer PD