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We currently have Seasonal Activity Specialist positions available for this summer.

Seasonal Activity Specialist

Position Overview: The role of a Seasonal Activity Specialist (SAS) is to lead and support fun, engaging, challenging and safe activities in program areas which promote the overall mission of North Star Reach. Seasonal Activity Specialists will work both independently and collaboratively and must demonstrate strengths in leadership, communication, positive youth development, integrity, adaptability, time management and enthusiasm.

To apply and see the full SAS position description (along with a listing of specific roles), visit our Seasonal Activity Specialist page.

Reports to: Program Director

General Responsibilities: 

  • Living at camp from June to August (about 11 weeks, but you get time off between camp sessions)
  • Be an active member of creating and sustaining a positive, nurturing and respectful culture for campers, staff and volunteers
  • Develop and implement age/skill appropriate outcome-based programming and provide necessary instruction to campers and/or staff participating in activities
  • Responsible for the safety and supervision of campers and staff in activity areas and enforcing all rules and regulations
  • Know and adhere to policies and procedures in the camp manual to ensure physical, social and psychological safety of all campers and staff
  • Actively participate in and help facilitate day and evening programs as requested by Program Director
  • Maintain accurate inventory, care and organization of program supplies and equipment to ensure a financially responsible program
  • Provide fun and engaging substitute activities, where applicable, during inclement weather or unexpected down time
  • Play an active role in their assigned unit, spending time in cabins or with the group when possible, to support volunteers and provide positive role modeling
  • Attend staff meetings and perform other duties deemed necessary by the Program Director or other Leadership staff
  • Know and be well rehearsed in camp emergency procedure and take on situational leadership as assigned or directed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 19 years of age
  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults outdoors
  • Ability to plan, supervise and facilitate an activity as assigned
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
  • Positive communication, leadership and support skills
  • Ability to deal with conflict resolution in a way to create positive results
  • Willingness to accept guidance and supervision
  • Acceptable state and/or federal criminal background investigation
  • Good character, integrity, and ability to adapt to camp setting
  • Ability to work independently and succeed while exercising good judgement, decision making and problem solving in an often-fast paced environment
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control
  • Ability to lift, carry, push and/or pull up to 50 lbs as well as physical mobility and endurance to tolerate standing or sitting for long periods of time based on job requirements
  • Must like moose (OK, not really, but it will help)
  • Availability to live on site for SAS Orientation beginning in June and during camp programming (room/board provided)

If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Triezenberg, North Star Reach Program Director, at colleen@northstarreach.org. To apply, see links to our online application on the Seasonal Activity Specialist page