Summer Camp Instructor

Summer Camp Instructor
Organization City and County of Denver
Location Denver, Colorado
Job Type Seasonal
Application Deadline May 7, 2023

These are part-time positions which will work no more than 39 hours per week and are not eligible for benefits. Part-time positions may have routine or variable work schedules.

Per State of Colorado licensing requirements, a minimum of 450 hours of verifiable experience (paid or volunteer) working directly with youth is required for this position. Please include a detailed resume with your application describing this required experience.

Do you love summer camp and have a passion for working outdoors with youth? Join Denver Parks and Recreation’s Community Recreation Team! Our summer camps offer a fun and safe place for youth to socialize and explore a variety of recreational activities through hands-on projects and experiences. The Summer Camp Team is devoted to engaging the community through facilitating licensed programs and activities for a diverse group of youth, ages 5–12.  A full list of offerings can be found on the Denver Parks and Recreation website.

Our team is gearing up for our best summer yet and is looking to hire several Summer Camp Instructors to join the team. Summer Camp Instructors are passionate about enriching the community around them and interacting positively with youth ages 5–12 through a variety of activities including sports, swimming, arts and crafts, educational programs, and much more.

Summer Camp Program Instructors are paid $18.83/hour.

Our Summer Camp Instructors wear many hats throughout the day and are responsible for:

  • Instructing and participating in physical activities including sports, group games, swimming, and more
  • Teaching a variety of arts and culture, team-building, and personal wellness activities
  • Managing various recreational, educational, and cultural enrichment events
  • Providing a safe, supportive, and inclusive learning environment for all participants
  • Serving as role models and using positive youth development strategies
  • Supervising participants and enacting behavior intervention when necessary
  • Working outdoors for most of the day in variable weather conditions and standing for long periods of time

Our summer program online staff trainings begin May 8 to prepare our staff for the summer season. A mandatory week-long training will be held June 5 – 9. Camp officially runs from June 12 – August 4 from either 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., depending on location.

Summer in the Parks program locations include:

Our ideal candidates for this role must be passionate about providing mentorship, guidance, and meaningful support to youth participants. Candidates must be available to work full days from June 5 – August 4, 2023. A minimum of 450 hours of experience working directly with youth is required for this role.

In addition, our ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 450 hours of experience (paid or volunteer) working directly with youth
  • Availability to attend all mandatory staff trainings
  • Experience in instructing and/or facilitating sports, art/cultural, team building, and enrichment activities
  • Experience in facilitating programming and instructing youth, ages 5­–12
  • Experience or training in behavior intervention and supervision of elementary youth
  • Current CPR, First Aid, Standard Precautions, and/or Medication Administration Certifications
  • Bilingual skills

Do you have more experience? We are also seeking several experienced Summer Camp Program Site Leaders to support and help supervise these programs. Apply here!

We realize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate.
  • Experience:   One (1) year of experience in assisting in the operation and instruction of organized recreation activities.
  • Licensures/Certification(s): Requires certification in CPR and First Aid within 6 months of date of hire. Licensure and certification must be kept current as a condition of employment.
  • Equivalency: Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.

To be considered for this position, you must include a detailed resume. Upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab.

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