Arlington, Virginia
Jan 06, 2017
Jun 09, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: PRESCHOOL HALF-DAY SUMMER CAMP STAFF Closing Date/Time: Continuous Salary: $7.25 - $15.59 Hourly
Job Type: Part-Time Location: Multiple Locations, Arlington, VA, Virginia       Employment Opportunities- Summer 2017
 Please read this entire announcement before submitting your application.
 Opportunities for temporary summer employment with the Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation include work as Assistant Directors, and support staff in camp programs throughout the County. This application is specific to the program area described in the following paragraph. Training begins the last week of May 2017, and continues through June 2017, approximately 38 hours of training total (online, evenings, and some weekends). Community Center camps begin June 26th and run through August 18th. Elementary school based camp begins July 10th- August 18th. We do not operate camp on July 4th or on Saturday and Sunday.

The Early Childhood Recreation Unit operates five summer camp for children ages 3-5 years old. Daily camp activities include, art, music, storytelling and physical activity.

This announcement is specific to the Early Childhood Camp Staff. If you are interested in other camp program areas, you must apply for that position as well.
The successful candidate will have good character and integrity, positive communication skills, the ability to complete tasks as assigned and take initiative, reliable transportation, and the ability to work successfully in a team environment.
Applications are being accepted for the following positions: STUDENT ASSISTANT I/II - $7.25-$8.80/HourResponsible for assisting all leaders in the summer camp or program activities and operations. These individuals are either non-high school graduates (SA I) or high school graduates enrolled in post-high school level education programs who have not accumulated at least 3 months of relevant experience (SA II). Applicants must be at least 16 years old to be hired for licensed preschool camp. All other camps require the applicant be at least 15 years old. Applications for Student Assistant positions will only be considered from individuals who have previously volunteered in one or more of our summer camps. RECREATION ASSISTANT I - $13.13/Hour
Responsible for assisting with the leading of recreation activities and behavior management of participants for a summer camp. Assist in camp or program operations. Minimum requirements: Completion of requirements for graduation from high school or GED equivalent plus three months experience in administering recreational programs. CPR and First Aid Certification is desirable for applicants hired at this level.
Responsible for assisting in the planning, leading, and conducting of recreation activities for a camp, behavior management of participants, and assisting in the evaluations of the activities and the participants. Minimum requirements: Completion of requirements for graduation from high school or GED equivalent, plus six months experience in administering recreational programs or facility monitoring. Certification in CPR and First Aid is required for all applicants hired at this level. RECREATION ASSISTANT III - $15.59/Hour
Responsible for assisting in the planning, leading, and conducting recreation activities for a designated/Inclusion summer camp. Staff will work closely with the Therapeutic Recreation Inclusion Coordinator to plan and provide modifications for the camper(s). They will be the point of contact for parents of campers identified with additional supports, will model and teach camp staff techniques to be inclusive for all campers. Responsible for assisting in the planning, leading, and conducting recreation activities for a designated/Inclusive summer camp. Responsible for completing participant documentation and program evaluations. Performs related supervisory and administrative duties. Must be willing to provide personal care as needed. Minimum requirements: Completion of requirements for graduation from high school or GED equivalent, plus one year experience (equivalent of 4 summers) in administering recreation programs. Experience in inclusion settings and working with people with disabilities. Certification in CPR and First Aid is required for all applicants hired at this level.
 Selection Criteria: An online application is required.

Applicants may attach a resume in addition to completing the online application. Attaching a resume without completion of the application will be considered an incomplete application.

Please review the minimum requirements listed above.

  • Comfort participating with or supervising participants in a swimming pool environment (if applicable);
  • Experience with leading active play for children 3-5 years old; and/or
  • Willingness to work with individuals with disabilities.

 Special Requirements: If selected, all summer staff will be required to:
  • Agree to a criminal background check.
  • Provide negative TB results or submit to a TB screening.
  • Attend all required trainings.
  • Candidates will be asked to provide two letters of reference from related work/school experience prior to an offer of employment.  Letters of reference may be attached to this application.  However, inclusion of letters of reference do not imply a candidate has been selected for the position.
  • Some positions require a valid motorized vehicle operator's license and driving history record check.
  • Some positions require First Aid/CPR certification.
  • Be open to provide personal care as needed to campers (training provided).

 Additional Information: Work Hours: These positions vary in days and hours of work, from a few hours per week to part-time 20-25 hours per week. Camps operate from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Employees must have reliable transportation.

Applications for any of the positions below will be accepted online only. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so interested applicants should apply as soon as possible. Summer camp positions will remain open until filled. We hope to have all camp jobs filled by May 19, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered only if there is need to consider other applicants. Please note interviews will be conducted on a continuous basis and applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Written notification will be sent to those applicants who applied but were not hired, once all positions are filled. Generally, these letters are sent out in mid-July.

For further information about the selection process or specific camp job duties, please email Kim Baldini at

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