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Activity Specialist Assistant, Camp Grossman Day Camp

JCC Greater Boston

Dover, massachusetts


Job Details

Temporary

6/10/2024


Full Job Description

Help create a joyful, memorable summer while working with children in a beautiful day camp setting! Camp Grossman is seeking Activity Specialist Assistants for many specialist areas such as arts & crafts, archery, boating, ceramics, climbing wall, cooking, gymnastics, jewelry, mountain biking, orienteering, ropes course, sports, sewing, and more. While our Specialists are highly skilled in the activity they run and are required to have excellent group management skills, Assistants are not required to teach on their own or have experience in running a group lesson; they only need to have an interest in the activity area, and a willingness to learn and help out as needed.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist Specialist in leading creative, enjoyable activities for 40-minute periods 
  • Co-creating a community which fosters mutual respect and welcomes the diversity/uniqueness of each person  
  • Aiding to teach and develop skills necessary to complete the planned project 
  • Partnering to build children’s knowledge of specialty area 
  • Facilitating the management of supplies, set up, and clean up
  • Working in partnership with peers and Camp Leadership to provide a happy, safe, and memorable summer for the children 

Orientation takes place the week of June 17th and ends with Visiting Day (a pre-camp visit for all campers and families to meet staff) on Sunday, June 23. The regular camp season begins June 24 and ends August 16 (with the option to work the following “9th Week” for additional pay). The camp day runs from 8:15 AM - 4:15 PM, Monday through Friday, with 3 or 4 staff meetings on various Monday afternoons or evenings. Activity specialists also work 2 additional evenings - either running their activity for campers or assisting with a family night or cookout, depending on their position in camp. While we prefer staff who can start Orientation Week and work the entire regular season, we are happy to consider quality candidates who may have conflicting obligations. 

Requirements

  • Completed 10th grade or equivalent and be at least 15 years old

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted at the JCC’s discretion to meet minimum criteria.

Skills & Abilities

  • Shares camp’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion  
  • Has an interest in the subject area (art, ceramics, mountain biking, etc.) and the ability to learn the necessary skills
  • Takes direction well and enjoys helping and learning
  • Possesses the ability to create a sense of fun 
  • Models patience, flexibility, and a sense of humor 
  • Enjoys working with children 
  • Has a strong desire to make a difference every day 

ADA Statement: Individuals must possess these criteria for knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation and using some other combination of skills and abilities. 

Organization Information  

Since opening its doors in 1983, JCC Greater Boston has been committed to its mission of creating a vibrant, inclusive, and diverse community by nurturing meaningful and lasting relationships. Through our network of early learning centers, day camps, regional teen and family programs, health and wellness offerings, and adult arts and ideas classes, JCC Greater Boston provides highly valued connections, learning, and experiences for the Jewish community and friends.

JCC Greater Boston staff enjoy working in an innovative, friendly, and welcoming environment where their talents and contributions are appreciated. In our recent employee survey, staff gave a rating of close to 90% positive for their experiences in direct management and organizational alignment. If you are interested in upgrading your working experience and/or having a better work-life balance, we encourage you to explore becoming part of the JCC team!

The JCC is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs, or background. We are guided by JCC Greater Boston's core values: Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration, and Transformation, which we hope resonate with all.

To learn more about what makes JCC Greater Boston a wonderful place to work, please visit our careers page at https://www.bostonjcc.org/careers/

JCC Greater Boston is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich a diverse environment, we actively encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Benefits

In addition to a rewarding position working as part of a team to create joyful memories, the JCC Greater Boston provides competitive benefits including:    

  • a competitive salary   
  • free bus transportation to and from camp from over 20 communities in and around the greater Boston area
  • summer access to the JCC indoor facility (gym, basketball court, indoor pool)  
  • outstanding working environment   
  • strong culture of staff appreciation  
  • opportunity to earn more money by referring friends and/or doing extra jobs  
  • parents may have their child(ren) attend camp free of charge for the weeks the parent is working (if space is available)  

  

Benefits are subject to review and change by the Organization. 

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