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Why Work at Summer Camp?

Summer camp is not a one-way street, focused only on the campers’ experience; it can be equally as worthwhile for staff members at all stages of life’s journey. A job at camp will provide you with initial training, ongoing development, and immediate feedback on a variety of transferable skills that you can immediately apply to your family life, school situations, workplace, and beyond.

Skills that YOU can grow this summer:

 COMMUNICATION 
Stretch your communication, observation, and feedback skills to their max.

 CONFLICT RESOLUTION 
Resolve conflicts from three perspectives: receiving, confronting, and mediating. One of the best life and work skills you could ever learn from camp.

 PROBLEM-SOLVING 
Collaborate in decision making and problem-solving on matters that impact other people and the organization.

 MULTI-TASKING 
Learn how to appropriately manage multiple, moving goals and projects while staying appropriately present and authentic with those around you.

What it takes to work at camp

We are highly focused on building a community here at the JCC while balancing our need to provide consistency in our supervision and programming for the many children who join us every summer. All applicants are expected to meet the following requirements in order to be considered for a position this summer.

Requirements

  • Must be 14 years or older and eligible for work in the United States. 
  • Must pass a criminal background check prior to being hired
  • Sabra, Zion, and Sports Camp staff must attend an overnight stay during the summer.
  • Must work a minimum of 4 weeks of camp and attend Staff Orientation to be eligible for any staff position.
  • Counselors in Training must be active JCC members in good standing from the time of submitting your application through the end of July 2020. 

Availability

  • Attend Staff Orientation June 2- 5 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Attend Family Open House June 7 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Be available Monday through Friday, June 8 - July 31 from 8:30 AM to 3:40 PM  (or until the last camper in your group leaves). 

Positions available

The New Orleans JCC is an equal opportunity employer.

Head Counselor

Head Counselors are the senior leaders of each group, which includes assigned campers and staff, and play a critical role in safety and security, parent communication, behavior management, and overall keeping everyone on schedule. They are the “experts” on the needs and nuances of the campers in their group and must be comfortable directing and supporting staff of varying ages and skill levels while engaging and playing with campers directly. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age with some college experience and have at least 2 years of experience with children OR 4 or more years of camping experience. This position reports directly to the Unit Head or Assistant Camp Directors (dependent on your assigned group) and must commit to the full 9 week camp season.

Counselor

Counselors are the backbone of our camper’s experience, spending time at work actively engaging with and guiding JCC campers throughout their day. They are positive, responsible, trustworthy, caring, patient, engaged, active, upbeat, and most of all, kind. Our camp counselors set the standard for behavior and involvement throughout the whole camp, and applicants for this position should be prepared to exemplify all of these qualities throughout the entire summer. Primary responsibilities include: assisting the Head Counselor with daily activities and conflict management, paying close attention to camper dynamics, adding to camp morale and spirit, and reporting all incidents and important observations to the Head Counselor. They must engage in specialist activities, actively participate in swim time, aid lifeguards in ensuring pool safety, and remain vigilant of campers and their surroundings at all times. Applicants must be at least entering 11th grade and above. This position reports directly to the Head Counselor.

Our Metairie location is also looking for specialists in the following fields: Art, Athletics, Media/Photography, and Drama.

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