Aquatics Staff for Resident Camps

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Pewaukee, WI

Who We Are

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is committed to building girls with courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Our camps serve over 5,000 girls each summer with programs that challenge campers to live outdoors, try new things, and develop relationships.

If you are looking for a summer job that makes a difference, join us in one of the roles listed below. Our Camp locations are:

* Day Camps: A daily 8am – 4pm program day Monday-Friday, with a Thursday late evening or overnight. Additional commitments are dependent on camp and position.

* Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL

* Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL

* Resident/Overnight Camps Weekly sessions (beginning Sunday morning through Friday evening) where staff stay on site throughout the program week. Staff may be asked to work with camper programs that occur over a weekend.

* Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, IN

* Camp Juniper Knoll, East Troy, WI

* Camp Pokanoka, Ottawa, IL

Team Role

Aquatics Staff will provide fun, positive and active leadership to campers; facilitate and lead canoe and boating programs, supervise aquatic games, activities, and swimming, maintain aquatic safety, and are responsible for care and maintenance of aquatic facilities and equipment.

Positions begin early June with staff training, and finish in early August, with opportunities for occasional fall work.

We are seeking candidates for the following positions:

* The AQUATICS DIRECTOR for Camp Pokanoka: Coordinates and supervises all aspects of aquatics programming. Coordinates and supervises the aquatic program at the swimming pool. Supervises assigned lifeguards and manages in-service training. Works with camp director to lead aquatics portions of staff training. Ensures that safety standards are being met at the pool and manages and maintains records and reports. Is responsible for maintenance of the attached shower house, and for working with property manager for any maintenance needs. This is a multifaceted position with decision-making responsibilities.

* 21 years of age or older required, 23 years of age or older with valid driver's license preferred. Current Lifeguard and CPR certifications required, Waterfront certification preferred. Prior experience with aquatics required. Canoe instructor or willingness to obtain preferred. Water Safety Instructor certification preferred.

* LIFEGUARDS: Assist with implementation of the aquatic program. Work as a lifeguard under supervision of Waterfront or Aquatics Director. Ensure that safety standards are being met. Assist with unit programming when waterfront is closed in the evening or due to weather, may be assigned to a camper unit for lodging as needed.

* Current Lifeguard and CPR certifications required, Waterfront certification preferred. Lifeguard certification training is available for candidates; however position is dependent on passing the lifeguard skills exam, including the swimming pre-test.

* The WATERFRONT DIRECTOR for Camp Juniper Knoll: Coordinates and supervises all aspects of aquatics programming. Coordinates and supervises the aquatic program at the waterfront. Supervises assigned lifeguards and manages in-service training. Works with camp director to lead waterfront portions of staff training. Ensures that safety standards are being met at the waterfront and manages and maintains records and reports. Is responsible for maintenance of the shower house. This is a multifaceted position with decision-making responsibilities.

* 21 years of age or older required, 23 years of age or older with valid driver's license preferred. Current Lifeguard-Waterfront and CPR certifications required. Prior experience with aquatics required. Canoe instructor or willingness to obtain preferred. Sailing experience preferred. Water Safety Instructor certification preferred.

Qualifications and General Expectations (for all positions)

* Candidates must be at least 18 years of age or older. Leadership team positions require 21 years of age or older, positions which include potential responsibility for transporting campers require 23 years of age or older with valid driver's license.

* High School Graduation is required

* All staff must possess First Aid and CPR certification by the employment start date. Training is provided for camp staff on select dates by GSGCNWI for no fee.

* All staff must provide proof of completion of Mandated Reporter training prior to the employment start date.

* All staff must submit proof of health physical clearing the candidate for work in a camp setting.

* Staff should have prior experience with child care, education, and/or outdoor recreation.

Candidates should be willing to live and work in an indoor and outdoor camp setting, which includes working irregular hours with limited or simple equipment, rustic facilities, wildlife and insects; limited technology while at camp, and daily exposure to sun, rain, and other weather conditions.

Salary is a daily rate dependent on the candidate's position, age, and experience.