Camp Counselor (Summer)


Department: Education and Community Programs

Status: Regular/Seasonal/Non-Exempt

Reports to : Camp Coordinator

Application Deadline: 4-30-2017, or until filled


Camp Counselors at The Children’s Museum of Phoenix are responsible for creating a positive and meaningful camp experience for children 5-8 years of age. Counselors will plan, teach, coordinate, and implement age-appropriate, theme-based activities that promote positive growth for campers. Additional duties include curriculum development and large group facilitation. This is a physically active and team-oriented role requiring walking and standing for long periods of time.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes


  • Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, and also the involvement and empowerment of youth
  • Assure that groups of up to 40 campers are properly supervised at all times
  • Participate in the development and implementation of program activities for campers
  • Responsible for leading or assisting with the teaching of activities
  • Actively participate in all programming
  • Provide for a progression of activities within the framework of individual and group interests and abilities
  • Be a role model to campers and staff in attitude and behavior
  • Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures
  • Set a good example to campers and others in regard to general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship
  • Represent the camp when interacting with parents or community members.
  • Provide parents appropriate feedback and information as needed for their campers to have a successful camp experience
  • Follow safety and security protocols when campers are in public while presenting a positive image of the camp
  • Meet/Communicate regularly with the Camp Coordinator regarding concerns, updates, challenges, etc.
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Previous experience in a camp setting (preferred)
  • Ability to interact with all age levels
  • Understanding of the development needs of youth
  • Ability to work quickly, effectively and responsibly without constant direction
  • Comfortable working around children and large crowds
  • Ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner; ability to interact courteously with visitors and staff
  • Exemplary communication skills
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
  • Ability to observe co-worker 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

The Three Most Important Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Tons of energy (and we mean tons!)
  • A willingness to make a fool of yourself for the sake of making a camper smile
  • A desire to have fun

Education/Training/Experience :

  • High school graduate or GED
  • Pass Criminal Background Check
  • CPR/First Aid Certified (Preferred)

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand for extended periods of time on the floor for up to 8 hours and must have good communication skills (i.e., communicate clearly and effectively in both written and spoken English). Must be able to see well and able to read fine print. Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 25 pounds – maintaining the museum and interacting with guests requires standing, walking, kneeling, crawling, and playing, stooping, bending, and crawling as well as carrying and/or lifting materials.

Environmental Requirements:

Must be able to work in a well-lighted, temperature controlled work area. May also be exposed to extreme weather conditions. Must be able to work in open area with other employees.

CMoP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is an at-will employer. This means that both you and the museum reserve the right to terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason with or without notice or reassign you or change your compensation.

Job Type: Temporary

Company: Children's Museum of Phoenix

Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2017

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