Summer Posted March 4, 2024

Aquatics Director



OSRUI is seeking an Aquatics Director for the summer. This person will report to the Camp Director, and will perform the following functions:
1. Plan, direct, and supervise a safe and fun aquatics program
– Write (with the help of aquatics specialists) lesson plans that meet camp goals.
– Evaluate aquatics abilities of campers and staff.
– Deliver creative swim and watercraft program activities.

2. Train and supervise waterfront staff
– Assist in the planning and implementation of staff training.
– Train waterfront and counseling staff in their responsibilities.
– Supervise aquatics staff to provide a safe and high-quality program.
– Supervise the aquatics staff evaluation process.
– Implement the scheduling of aquatics staff at both the lake and the pool.

3. Manage the physical facilities and equipment in the aquatics program areas
– Set up aquatics program areas prior to and during staff training.
– Teach and monitor proper use of equipment.
– Conduct initial and end-of-season inventory, and store equipment for safety.
– Check equipment, and make (or file for) repairs.
– Conduct a daily check of equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
– Submit orders for equipment and supplies when needed, ensuring timely arrival of materials.
– Survey aquatics program areas daily, and keep the areas free of hazards and debris.

4. Participate as a member of the camp management team to plan, direct, and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions
– Work with the year-round team and Aquatics Specialists to develop a program curriculum.
– Assist in the planning of any special events at or near the aquatics program areas.
– Participate in management and staff meetings.
– Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned.




- Previous experience in residential camping. - Current lifeguarding certification including first aid and CPR. - Prior experience in the development and delivery of recreational programs. - Experience in supervising others especially peers is desirable. - Ability to schedule and supervise staff. - Desire and ability to work with children outdoors. - Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff. - Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques. - Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques. - Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity. - Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

How to Apply

Apply at www.osrui.org/apply or email wrivlin@urj.org for more information.

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