Head Lifeguard applicants must have a great personality, be hard working, detail oriented, work well as part of a team, be an outstanding communicator and love to solve problems. A capacity to learn and grow is a must. Ready for a challenge? We are looking for a Head Lifeguard at a Day Camp Waterfront which looks and acts more like a Resident Camp Waterfront. An optimal candidate for this position would have resident camp waterfront experience (or equivalent) or aquatics management experience. You will be responsible for supporting a Waterfront Director to manage a team of 15-20 lifeguard/swim instructors. Motivating our waterfront staff and instilling in them a strong sense of safety, warmth, enthusiasm, professionalism and pride is a crucial part of this role. You will also oversee our inflatable adventure course. All our swimming is done in a lake (no pools), using a floating dock system to separate and define swim areas.
If you are looking to forge a career in the Camp industry, in aquatics or in education you could not ask for a better experience than this Head Lifeguard position! Free LGT and/or WSI certs or re-certs are available to the successful candidate! Equal Opportunity Employer.
Housing is NOT included - local staff only. Everwood Day Camp is an outdoor focused summer camp featuring many physically demanding activities on land and water. Staff members are regularly required to walk, hike and otherwise move in woods, fields, beaches, and lakes. In order to perform the job, each staff member of Everwood Day Camp must be physically able to travel around a large rural environment (fields, woods, beach, etc.) over uneven ground on a regular basis.
An enthusiastic, motivated individual. The knowledge and ability to explain and demonstrate swimming fundamentals and techniques through drills and games. The ability to communicate, with patience and clarity, with children and co-workers. Previous experience of managing adults. Experience of working with children. Experience of teaching swimming.
Experience of working on open water (lake or similar). Camp experience (Overnight or Day Camp).
DATES, HOURS AND BENEFITS
8am to 5pm (this includes a 30 minute break per day). June 26th to Aug 25th (9 weeks, preferred) or Aug 18th (8 weeks) and hours are guaranteed. Mon to Fri each week except for July 4th when we are closed. Weekly staff trainings (on nights and weekends) in May and June. Salary is $4000 and up for 9 weeks of work, based on experience and qualifications. Free BBQ lunch every Friday and free daily snacks.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is for 9 weeks, NOT annual.
Everwood is a unique day camp with the look and feel of a traditional overnight camp. Originally designed as a resident camp, Everwood Day Camp is situated on over 70 beautiful acres of lush woods and open green fields on the shore of Lake Massapoag, a beautiful 350-acre lake in Sharon, MA.
Everwood Day Camp is a caring community where children make friends, learn, grow and are inspired to be t...he best person they can be. Everwood is inclusive, fun, vibrant, and safe. Our activities promote educational and personal growth, through our dynamic program of instruction in sports, arts, nature and outdoor adventure.
What do you get out of the staff experience at Everwood Day Camp?
•Whether you work at Camp for one summer or fifty you will gain a lifetime membership to a warm, welcoming community of our staff, our campers and their families.
•An amazing experience where you will work hard, share your talents and enthusiasm and learn new skills that will be useful in future, as well as being a great resume booster.
•You will be more confident and improve (or add to) your ability to be: patient, kind, a leader, a teacher, creative, organized, inclusive, empathetic, spontaneous, independent, motivational and fun. It will be difficult to compare the person you are when you start at Camp to the person you become by the end of the summer.
•Are you seeking entrance to a college/university, a new job or an internship? A reference from one of our Camp Directors can help open doors for you.
•Paid summer employment.
•Out of work hours you will forge wonderful friendships with our other staff members through our afternoon/evening staff activities! Sports, quiz nights, movie nights and more will be running regularly throughout the summer at Camp!
•The satisfaction that you made a lasting difference in the lives of young people.