Camp Staff for Camp Big Sky

Big Sky Community Organization
Job Description
Big Sky, Montana
 Job Title: Camp Staff Job Category: Part Time or Full Time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt/ Hourly Position Type: Seasonal
Reports To: Camp Manager Supervises: No One
Pay Scale: $14 - $18/ hour
Expected Schedule: June-August; M-F during normal business hours
The Camp Staff is a seasonal summer position under the direct supervision of the Camp Big Sky Manager.
Camp Staff will be an integral part of the daily operations throughout the weeks of camp. Camp Staff will
manage groups of up to 14 children ages 6-12. This position will lead group activities and is responsible for
the overall safety and function of all campers and staff under their supervision. In addition to daily group
management, this position will contribute to activity planning.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must perform these essential duties satisfactorily:
Youth Supervisor- 90%
• Participates in orientation training. Becomes familiar with and implements camp policies,
procedures, and philosophy as stated in the Employee Handbook and Training Manual.
• Opens and closes the summer camp program, checking the Yurts and surrounding areas for
any safety issues and reporting any maintenance issues within this area.
• Assists at all camp check-ins and check-outs with assigned roles and responsibilities.
• Participates in all activities with campers. Encourages and facilitates camper's participation in
all activities by implementing appropriate strategies with staff.
• Assures that all the camper's belongings are returned to guardians.
• Maintains the cleanliness of all areas of camp utilized by campers and camp staff and stores
supplies appropriately after use.
• Completes assigned job duties.
• Serves as an effective group leader and presents a positive role model to participants.
• Reacts quickly, calmly and appropriately in emergency situations.
• Applies situational-awareness to make on-the-go decisions with safety as the top-priority and
respond to any first aid needs.
• Ensures the safe and appropriate conduct of campers; addresses misconduct to prevent
injuries to campers, staff, and/or guardians.
• Resolves differences that may arise during play.
• Assists guest instructors during their specific activities.
• Communicates with and assist all staff, including the Camp Manger throughout the day.
• Maintains an exciting, inspiring energy to share with the campers.
• Becomes a part of our camp community, developing relationships with campers, parents, staff,
and guests.
Program Development- 10%
• Helps plan and develop daily programs and activities.
• Organizes and sets up programs and activities; gathers materials, supplies and equipment for
use in implementing plans; and supervises recreation activities.
• Leads programs and activities with little to no supervision.
● High School Diploma or Equivalent.
● A minimum of three years of experience working with children.
● Prior experience working at a camp or similar setting.
● First Aid and/or CPR.
● Combination of education and experience will be considered.
● Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in variable weather conditions and extreme changes in
● Must be able to spend all day outside in community parks and wilderness environments.
● Must be able to work in noisy environment.
● Must be able to listen, hear and talk in the English language.
● This position is very active and requires employees to frequently stand, walk, run or sit for long
periods of time throughout the workday.
● Regularly required to climb or balance.
● Vision abilities are required for driving which include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth
perception and ability to adjust focus.
● Must be able to frequently lift a minimum of 50 pounds without assistance and occasionally lift up
to 100 pounds with the assistance of another team member or mechanical assistance (such as a
hand cart, etc).
● Professional education or instruction certifications.
● Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.
● Knowledge of and willingness to participate in camp games, activities, crafts, and sports.
● Ability to confidently manage camper behavior.
● Lifeguard certification.
● Ability to manage and direct large groups of children.
● Bilingual Skills.
● Must be able to pass a comprehensive background check.
● Must be able to pass a driver background check.
Camp Big Sky is the popular youth day program designed to encourage kids to connect and experience something new and different daily. Camp provides a variety of enriching programming including, but not limited to, naturalist hikes, STEM projects, reading, creative ventures, interactive games and sports. Our campers range in age from entering 1st to entering 6th grade and are split into two camps- Pioneers for 1st-3rd graders and Explorers for 4-6th graders.
Camp Big Sky is looking for fun and energetic camp counselors who have experience working with children in a childcare setting. Spend your summer outside in the sun enjoying all of the classic summer camp fun. We spend our days doing themed activities and playing outside. Our campers love guided activities as much as they enjoy free-play at our various community park locations including playing in the creek and fort-building in the woods. Camp Big Sky is a wonderful opportunity to connect to the community and the next generation of excited outdoor enthusiasts. Come join our team!
To Apply:
E-mail a cover letter and resume to Leisha Folley, Finance & Operations Director: Deadline for applications is May 1st or until filled.
About Big Sky Community Organization:
The Big Sky Community Organization engages and leads people to recreational and enrichment opportunities through thoughtful development of partnerships, programs and places. To find out more about the Big Sky Community Organization visit
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