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Summer Camp Activity Specialist

Department: 01-51222-968 Sport Plus Pt Staff
Location: Milton, MA

Position: Summer Camp Activity Specialist

Department: Lower School Auxiliary Programs

Location: Junior Building, Milton Academy Campus, Milton, MA

Hours: June 10 - August 2. Week-long commitments preferred, otherwise, flexible schedule

FLSA: Exempt

Classification: Staff (Seasonal–Summer)

Milton Academy is an independent college preparatory K–12 school, boarding and day in grades 9–12, located just outside of Boston.

Milton Academy cultivates in our students a passion for learning and a respect for others. Milton students grow by developing their own identities, learning from and listening to the lived experiences of others, and living and working among peers whose differences they accept with respect and care.

In our ongoing work to create an environment that confronts bias, injustice, and bigotry, we encourage each other to be open to learning, explore our histories and identities, and seek to understand the world around us with a critical lens. At Milton, we prepare students to partner with their future communities to create a more just world, and to have the courage to speak up and live by our motto, “Dare to be true.”

Summary of Position:

This is a seasonal position beginning in late May and ending in early August. The Activity specialist will be responsible for planning and implementing engaging, age-appropriate programming each day. The activity specialist will have experience leading children in various activities, preferably as a classroom teacher or summer camp leader. The activity specialist is enthusiastic, self-motivated, creative, and flexible.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Activity Specialists are responsible for initiating and implementing a program within a particular program area. These program areas could include but are not limited to: sports and games, arts and crafts, gardening, acting, nature/wildlife studies, technology, robotics, performing arts, archery, etc.
  • Will work in tandem with counselors to provide meaningful, enriching programming for campers.
  • Provide regular feedback to counselors to ensure professional improvement and growth.
  • Communicate regularly with Camp Director in regards to supply and support needs, scheduling, and any camper issues.
  • Responsible for keeping their work spaces clean and ready for each class period.
  • Use weekly supply budget to maximize programming.
  • Be willing to assist with any additional camp needs.
  • Be present for weekly staff meetings.

Supervision to be received: Reports directly to the Summer Camp Director.

Supervision to be exercised: Direct supervision of campers and indirect supervision of camp counselors.

Experience

Preferred: Experience working in an middle school, elementary school or summer camp.

Competencies

Required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency, including GoogleSuite, Microsoft Word, and Adobe.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external constituencies.
  • Understanding of confidentiality and related issues.
  • Receptive to supervision and professional development.
  • Desire to be a part of a dynamic educational community.

Physical Abilities

Required:

  • Must be able to work at a computer for up to 8 hours each day in conjunction with OSHA requirements.
  • Must be able to move around the Milton Academy campus without restriction.
  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.

All interested internal candidates must complete an application for promotion or transfer and inform your supervisor as soon as possible.

The essential functions and basic skills have been included in this job description; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This position description is subject to change at any time.

An equal opportunity employer, Milton embraces diversity and the pursuit of excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race (including natural and protective hairstyle), color, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy related condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, religious creed, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, citizenship, national or ethnic origin or any other status protected by applicable law.

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