WAterfront DirectorAt Camp Avoda

Posted Feb 16, 2023 Job Length Summer


Camp Avoda
Job Description
Job Title: Waterfront/Aquatics Director

Classification: (Seasonal)
Position Purpose: Plan and deliver activities at the camp’s waterfront that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the camper’s age and abilities. Camp Avoda runs its waterfront program on Lake Tispaquin; we have no pool. Provide management to the physical operation of the waterfront’s facilities and equipment. Oversee staff, life guarding and program areas including Swimming, Fishing, Small Crafts.

Camp Avoda is a residential camp in Middleboro, MA. We are seeking someone to commute on a daily basis for this position.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Plan, direct, and supervise a safe and fun waterfront program
• Write (with the help of waterfront specialists) lesson plans that meet camp goals.
• Evaluate aquatics abilities of campers and staff.
• Deliver creative swim and watercraft program activities.
• Set up and ensure life guard duties/shifts.
• Establish, practice Emergency Action Plan
2. Train and supervise waterfront staff
• Assist in the planning and implementation of staff training.
• Train waterfront and counseling staff in their waterfront responsibilities.
• Supervise waterfront staff to provide a safe and high-quality program.
• Supervise the waterfront staff evaluation process.
• Implement the scheduling of waterfront staff.
• Directly supervise other aquatic staff.
3. Manage the physical facilities and equipment in the waterfront program area
• Set up waterfront area 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 waterfront area daily, and keep the area free of hazards and debris.

Qualifications (Minimum qualifications and experience)
• Previous experience in camping preferred.
• Current certification in first aid and CPR. Advanced certification may be required based on camp location and site of delivery of programs.
• Prior experience in the development and delivery of recreational programs.
• Experience in supervising others especially peers is desirable.
• Certification or availability to obtain in LGT and WSI.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Training and experience in a variety of program activities offered at the camp.
• Ability to schedule and supervise staff.
• Desire and ability to work with children outdoors.

Physical Aspects of the Position:
• 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.

Contact Ken Shifman, Director to apply.



How to Apply

Email: ken@campavoda.org

Contact Information

Camp Name

Camp Avoda

Job Title

WAterfront Director

Camp Address

23 Gibbs Road, Middleboro, MA, 02346, United States