Available Positions

As you consider working for Summer at LA this summer, please review the following professional guidelines.

Health + Well-being
The health and safety of all our campers and staff is our highest priority. No matter what position you occupy, it will be your responsibility to help make Summer at LA an environment in which campers can learn and grow in a way appropriate for their age. Extended care, bus rides, small group time, electives, Double the Fun courses, full day camps,  free time, residential floors, and trips all need to be places where campers feel physically, emotionally, and intellectually safe, even when being challenged. Enforcement of camp guidelines concerning camper conduct is essential to this objective.

Substance Free Workplace
The use of drugs or alcohol at Summer at LA is strictly prohibited. Because each staff member is responsible for the safety and well-being of campers, we feel it is necessary to mandate a high standard for staff concerning the use of drugs and alcohol. At no time should any staff member on- or off-duty be under the influence of illegal or other non-medicinal drugs or possess them on-campus. At no time should any staff member be under the influence of alcohol on-duty or return to the campus while under the influence after being off-duty. Use of alcohol by off-duty staff over the age of 21 is restricted to off-campus. 

Safety + Inclusion
Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated at Summer at LA. We take issues of sexual, racial, ethnic, religious, and physical harassment very seriously. Summer at LA strictly prohibits its directors, managers, and employees from harassing any member of its staff or camper population.

Professionalism + Commitment
We take seriously the commitment you are making when you apply for a position. Once you have accepted a position, Summer at LA will incur obligations and make commitments to participants based on your being available at the program. Any sudden cancellation of your involvement could severely damage the program’s quality and cause irreparable economic loss to Summer at LA. Please, only apply for a position if you are prepared to make a commitment to work for Summer at LA during the full summer program. This spring, if you plan to look for full-time employment after the summer is over, it is possible that a potential employer will wish you to start during the summer. If this would prevent you from fulfilling the entirety of your responsibilities to Summer at LA, you should not consider applying for a position at Summer at LA at this time.

Available Positions for Summer 2020

Small Group Leaders

Compensation:  $490 – $600 per week
At least 16 by April 1, 2020, preference for those who have graduated High School

**Weeks worked vary depending on which camps one is interested in being a counselor for.  However, all LA DAY counselors MUST be available to work July 6, 2020 through August 14, 2020.  Preference for those available all 9 weeks (June 22 – August 21, 2020).**

Summer at LA Small Group Leaders will lead and facilitate small groups of campers and will be responsible for their daily health and safety. Counselors will provide guidance through various activities within the camper’s daily schedules. Leaders are responsible for ensuring campers build positive and meaningful relationships while enjoying camp activities.

Activity Leaders

Compensation:  $490 – $600 per week
At least graduated from High School

**All activity leaders MUST be available to work July 6, 2020 – August 14, 2020.  Preference for those available to work 9 weeks – June 22 – August 21, 2020**

The Activity Leader position will include preparing, planning and leading multiple age appropriate group activities each week.  Leaders will be hired to be either Art, Science, Sports and Movement, or a combination specialist.  Activity Leaders play a major role in Summer at LA’s LA Day Camp program.  It is important for applicants to understand that the Activity Leader position is a three-part job at Summer at LA: Planner, Teacher, and Leader.  On a typical day, a leader will spend 4-5 activity periods teaching assigned electives and spending their free period(s) planning, cleaning, and/or helping other activity leaders lead, plan or clean their elective areas.  Activity leaders are an integral part to our summer staff and lead by example in their effort and relational skills they bring to their role.

Specialty Area Directors (Creative Arts, Sports and Movement, Science, Cooking, Archery)

Compensation: $650 – $750 per week
At least 4 years of college experience and/or at least 22 years old

*Must be available to work June 22 – August 14, 2020, preference for those who can also work through August 21, 2020.*

The Specialty Area Directors positions will include, in partnership with Activity Specialists, the planning and delivery of LA Day’s elective program and events.  Designing and delivering program activities that are safe, fun and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities with a special focus on learning and the week’s particular theme.  Responsibilities include supervising and evaluating activity leaders, working directly with the supply manager for specific activity supplies and serving on the Administration Leadership team. In some cases, this is a driving intensive position, therefore for insurance purposes, applicants must be comfortable driving campers, have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

Age Level Directors (Preschool, Lower, Middle, Upper, Senior)

Compensation: $650 – $750 per week
At least 22 years old and/or 4 years of college experience

**Must be available to work June 22 – August 21, 2020**

The Age Level Director positions have responsibilities of each designated age level (Preschool, Lower, Middle, Upper and Senior Camps).  Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) supervising and evaluating small group leaders and working directly with the Director of Family Engagement and Office Assistant in regards to attendance, schedule and elective sign ups. Communication across age level directors and specialty directors, assisting in and/or directly planning weekly Wacky Wednesdays and bi-weekly Family Fun Nights and serving on the Administration Leadership Team are also important responsibilities of the Age Level Directors.  In some cases, this is a driving intensive position, therefore for insurance purposes, applicants must be comfortable driving campers, have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

Director of Family Engagement

Compensation: $900 – $1000 per week
At least 22 years old and/or 4 years of college experience

**Must be available to work beginning in May through August 23, 2020**

The Director of Family Engagement leads the office staff team and is on the front line with all communication with our camp families.  The DFE is responsible for the smooth and organized operation of the camp office, registration, elective sign up, attendance, staff scheduling needs, along with a multitude of other office based needs that arise and vary on a daily basis.  The DFE is also the Director of 3-4 Family Fun Nights during our 9-week summer.  The DFE is responsible for the planning, communication, and execution of these nights as well keeping to a specific budget for these nights.  Everything that the office and the DFE do, Summer at LA families should always be at the forefront.  This position may include driving, therefore for insurance purposes, applicants must be comfortable driving campers, have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

Website/Social Media Journalist – Photo Journalist

Compensation: $500 – $600 per week
At least 2 years of college experience by the summer

**Must be available to work June 9 – August 21, 2020**

Website/Social Media Journalists are responsible for capturing photography and video assets of the programs electives and camper life, conducting interviews with campers and staff, and publishing curated content to Summer at LA’s website and social media sites throughout the day.  This is a highly creative and technical position, which demands good visual and documentary storytelling skills.  The Web Journalists must also be able to effectively network – specifically with campers, staff and Directors – in order to find the most compelling stories.  Successful applicants appreciate a challenge, thrive under pressure in fast-paced environments, and are self-motivated and skilled at time management.  An interest in visual marketing, documentary photography/videography, and education is a plus.  Note:  This position has very little direct supervision of campers, but applicants are encouraged to integrate themselves into camp life.

Communication Journalist/Editor

Compensation: $480 – $550 per week
At Least 1 year of college experience by the summer

**Must be available to work June 22 – August 21, 2020**

The Communication Journalist/Editor works primarily in the office and works closely with the Website/Social Media Journalist(s).  Main job responsibilities involve the design and production of the Summer at LA Times, a daily newsletter to parents describing and highlighting the day’s events and informing families of upcoming special events.  Experience with design applications like Canva is helpful, but not required.  Strong writing skills and an interest in communications, marketing, and/or journalism is a plus. 

Pool Director

Compensation: $900 – $1000 per week
At least 23 years old and/or 4 years of college experience

**Must be available to work June 15 – August 21, 2020**

To further the mission of the camp through the planning and delivery of activities at the pool that are safe, fun and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. Provide management to the physical operation of the waterfront’s facilities and equipment.  Responsibilities include scheduling, supervision and evaluation of all pool staff.  Program design, implementation and execution of our swim lesson program.  Oversight of all pool maintenance, pool water testing and chemical usage.  Pool Director must have current ARC Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor certifications (or their equivalent), as well as have at least 3 years of experience in lifeguarding and teaching swimming lessons. Note: Our Pool Director position is an active and hands on position.  The Pool Director teaches lessons as well as guards the pool on a daily basis.

Lifeguard

Compensation: $14-15/hour (25 – 35 hours a week)
At least 17 years of age

****MUST be available to work July 6, 2020 – August 14, 2020.  Preference for those available to work 9 weeks – June 22 – August 21, 2020**

Under the supervision of the Pool Director and in their absence the Head Lifeguard, the Lifeguard has the responsibilities of maintaining order at the pool by preventing accidents through the enforcement of policies, rules, regulations and ordinances governing the conduct of all campers, staff and rental groups.  Lifeguards are also responsible for monitoring the pool facility for potential hazards or unsafe conditions (including, but not limited to weather related hazards), providing first aid to campers, staff and/or rental group swimmers, custodial duties in maintaining the pool facility, and all other duties as necessary or required.  This position could require evenings, weekend and/or holiday work.

Water Safety Instructor

Compensation: $15/hour (15-20 hours a week)
At least 17 years of age

****MUST be available to work June 22, 2020 – August 14, 2020.  Preference for those available to work 9 weeks – June 22 – August 21, 2020**

Under the supervision of the Pool Director and in their absence the Head Lifeguard, Swim Instructor responsibilities include, but are not limited to, being patient and enthusiastic while teaching and holding productive swimming lessons.  Setting up and cleaning up after lessons as well as maintaining communication and relationships with their students and/or parents of their students. This position could require evenings, weekend and/or holiday work.

Combination Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor

Compensation: $15 – $16/hour (30-35 hours a week)
At least 18 years of age

****MUST be available to work June 22, 2020 – August 14, 2020.  Preference for those available to work 9 weeks – June 22 – August 21, 2020**

Under the supervision of the Pool Director and in their absence the Head Lifeguard, the Lifeguard/Swim Instructor has the responsibilities of maintaining order at the pool by preventing accidents through the enforcement of policies, rules, regulations and ordinances governing the conduct of all campers, staff and rental groups.  Lifeguards are also responsible for monitoring the pool facility for potential hazards or unsafe conditions (including, but not limited to weather related hazards), providing first aid to campers, staff and/or rental group swimmers, custodial duties in maintaining the pool facility, and all other duties as necessary or required.  Swim Instructor responsibilities include, but are not limited to, being patient and enthusiastic while teaching and holding productive swimming lessons.  Setting up and cleaning up after lessons as well as maintaining communication and relationships with their students and/or parents of their students. This position could require evenings, weekend and/or holiday work.

Trip Camp Director

Compensation: $700 – $900 per week
At least 25 years old

**Must be available to work July 6 – August 7, 2020.  Additional weeks available for the right candidate.**

The Trip Camp Director is responsible for coordinating the logistics of all Trip Camp trips.  Summer at LA runs 5 consecutive weeks of trip camp, for a total of 20-25 different trips.  Duties include coordinating transportation to and from trip sites (majority of the time, Trip Camp Director is the main driver), confirming ticket reservations, logistics of each day, communication with camper families about important details for each trip, collection of trip specific permission slips, and additional logistics for trip destinations.  The Trip Camp Director is will lead each trip, supervise, and evaluate their Trip Camp Staff.  Applicants must be extremely organized and detailed-oriented.  In addition, the Trip Camp Director trains staff in procedures and plans rainy-day back-up options for canceled trips.  Experience with computers and Excel is preferred.  This is a driving intensive position, therefore for insurance purposes, applicants must be comfortable driving campers, have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

Office Assistant/Buyer

Compensation: $500 – $600 per week
At least 18 years of age and 1 year of college experience by the summer

**Must be available June 3 – August 21, 2020**

The Office Assistant/Buyer assists the program in a wide variety of tasks.  Running errands, copying, collating, filing , database entry, answering the phone, and assisting camp as a float counselor as needed are just a few Office Assistant/Buyer responsibilities.  In addition to office work, the Office Assistant/Buy works closely with the Supply Manager to purchase needed supplies online, through our vendors and/or via hunting down and purchasing these supplies at local area stores.  This position could have days that are driving intensive; therefore, for insurance purposes, applicants for this position must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.  The Office Assistant/Buyer must be highly organized, efficient and comfortable handling and accounting for large amounts of money and supplies.

LA Stays Director

Compensation: $900 – $1000 per week + Room and Board
At least 25 years of age and 4 years of college experience by the summer

**Must be available June 22 – August 14, 2020**

The LA Stay Director is responsible for the implantation and coordination of the LA Stays program.  Responsibilities include, schedule staff schedules (nights and days off), coordinating weekly evening trips and weekend trips, purchasing tickets, communicating with the Dining Hall staff about packed meals, and supervision and evaluation of Resident Directors and Resident Advisors.  The LA Stays Director spends a significant amount of time communicating with parents and agents, both in person and on the phone.  The LA Stays Director works closely with the Director of Summer Programs.  This is a driving intensive position; for insurance purposes, applicants for this position must be comfortable driving campers, have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. 

LA Stays Resident Director

Compensation: $700 – $800 per week + Room and Board
At least 21 years old and 3 years college experience by the summer

**Must be available June 22 – August 14, 2020**

LA Stays Resident Directors work in pairs and report to our LA Stays Director and Camp Director while overseeing all aspects of dorm and camper life in our LA Stays program.  The LA Stays program is international camper heavy, with many campers coming to learn English and immerse oneself in the American Culture.  Our Campers come from a variety of countries, including China, Spain, Japan, and the USA.  The RDs not only directly supervise student conduct, discipline, health and safety, but also supervise Resident Advisors.  RDs are in charge of supervising the campus in the late evening after students have checked in with their floors.  RDs function as a resource to help RAs maintain order in the dorms and to handle camper life issues on their floors.  RDs have varied responsibilities and could include Instructing a Double the Fun in the mornings, leading an activity or two in the afternoons, leading trips in the evenings and/or weekends.  In addition to work in the field, RDs spend a significant amount of time communicating with parents and camper agents, both in person and on the phone.  In some cases, this is a driving-intensive position; for insurance purposes, applicants for this position must be comfortable driving students, have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

LA Stays Resident Advisor

Compensation: $600 – $700 per week + Room and Board
At least 18 years of age and 1 year of college experience by the summer

**Must be available June 22 – August 14, 2020**

LA Stays Resident Advisors live alongside our LA Stays campers and play a major role in residential life.  It is important for applicants to understand that the RA position is a three-part job at Summer at LA: Advisor, Leader and Teacher*.  On a typical day, an RA will spend approximately 3 hours either hands on in camp leading electives or teaching a Double the Fun, or spend those hours assisting the office or the LA Stays Director with other tasks that need to be done (bedding laundry, errands, taking a camper to the doctor, etc.)  The afternoons and evenings are spend supervising all aspects of camper life: from helping campers bus trays in the dining hall to leading evening activities, supervising camper laundry rooms, taking attendance at check-in and group events, and chaperoning an evening or weekend trip. Whatever campers are involved in at Summer at LA, our RAs are involved in, too – helping to ensure that every moment of the day can be a learning moment and, most importantly, every camper is safe, physically, emotionally, and intellectually. 

Double the Fun Instructor

Compensation: $450 – $600 per Double the Fun course
At least 21 years old and/or 3 years of college experience by the summer

Double the Fun programs are one week, half-day programs that run parallel to our LA Day program.  Double the Fun programs are designed for a smaller group of students who want a more intensive experience with a specific subject matter.  Double the Fun Instructors are hired for their expertise or experience with the subject matter of the Double the Fun program, as they will be teaching the lessons and leading the activities.  Double the Fun instructors spend 15 hours per week in class teaching and facilitating activities.  In addition, Double the Fun Instructors can also be Activity Specialists, Small Group Counselors, RA’s or an RD. 

Summer at LA is looking to hire instructors for the following Double the Fun programs:

  • Double the Fun: Soccer
  • Double the Fun: KaBoom Chemistry
  • Double the Fun: Art Explorers
  • Double the Fun: Basketball
  • Double the Fun: Law & Order
  • Double the Fun: Photography
  • Double the Fun: Dodgeball
  • Double the Fun: Dek Hockey
  • Double the Fun: Dr. Summer @ LA
  • Double the Fun: English Language Immersion
  • Double the Fun: Flag Football
  • Double the Fun: Minecraft
  • Double the Fun: Sew Cool
  • Double the Fun: LA Acts
  • Double the Fun: Nature & Orienteering
  • Double the Fun: Shark Tank
  • Double the Fun: Summer Spa
  • Double the Fun: All Sport & All Sport Elite
  • Double the Fun: Abracadabra!

Applicants must be at least 16 years old by April 1, 2020.