Specialist Support

Camp Kingfisher
Chattahoochee Nature Center


Job Title:
Specialist Support
Hours: 40-50 hours per week
Classification: Nonexempt, hourly, seasonal
Reports to: Camp Directors


Position Purpose:

All staff at Camp Kingfisher are hired to:

  • lead campers as a positive, caring role model
  • provide campers with fun, positive outdoor learning experiences
  • help campers grow and learn through challenges

The Specialist Support position supports all specialty areas at Camp Kingfisher. With a strong focus on the safe implementation of the following areas of camp:

  • Pool: for campers ranging from 4 years old to middle school.
  • Canoe: for campers ranging from kindergarten through 7th grade.
  • Archery: for campers ranging from 2nd -7th grades.
  • Travel Program: for campers in rising 8th and 9th grades.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Support program areas such as the pool, canoe ponds and archery range as directed
  • Substitute as a counselor as needed
  • Support program set up and break down daily
  • Maintain high standards of safety, health, and cleanliness during specialty areas
  • Co-Lead middle school age campers on canoeing trips on the Chattahoochee River
  • Assist with orientation and on-going canoeing training of camp counselors
  • Clean camp facilities as needed/required
  • Attend weekly camp staff and specialist meetings


Other Job Duties:

  • Lifeguard for 2-4 after-camp programs such as camper overnights
  • Contribute to verbal/written evaluations and communication as requested
  • Keeping track of and recording hours worked, requesting director’s approval for any additional hours prior to work
  • Develop and lead archery curriculum for 2nd -7th grade campers with excellence and enthusiasm
  • Interact and develop relationships with campers
  • Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff
  • Attend weekly camp staff meetings and specialist meetings
  • Assist in other program areas as a substitute counselor as needed: waterfront, pool, all camp activities, and arts and crafts as directed
  • Complete additional duties as assigned


Qualifications:

  • Current Red Cross Lifeguard certification, course provided
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification, course provided
  • Current archery safety and teaching training, course provided
  • Canoe Training- course provided
  • Proficiency & passion for operating canoes and similar watercraft, canoe instruction, experience preferred
  • Ability to adhere to and to enforce Camp Kingfisher’s water safety procedures
  • Comfortable in an outdoor setting
  • Experience (and passion for) teaching or working with children
  • Ability to adhere to and to enforce Camp Kingfisher’s water safety procedures
  • Background in child care, camps, prior lifeguarding, natural history, or environmental education
  • Willingness to work outdoors during the summer season
  • Must be able to lift over 20 pounds
  • Valid GA driver’s license


Apply:

Complete and submit the online application.


Contact:

Debby Head, Camp Co-Director, Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075
Phone- 770.992.2055 x232, email camp@chattnaturecenter.org

To apply for this job email your details to a.hearn@chattnaturecenter.org