Available Positions

Small Group Leader

At least 16 by April 1, 2019, preference for those who have graduated High School **Weeks worked vary depending on which camps one is interested in being a Leader for. However, all LA DAY counselors MUST be available to work July 8, 2019 through August 9, 2010. Preference for those available all 9 weeks (June 24 – August 23, 2019).** Summer at LA Counselors 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. Counselors are responsible for ensuring campers build positive and meaningful relationships while enjoying camp activities.

Creative Arts Director

At least 4 years of college experience and/or at least 22 years old *Must be available to work June 24 – August 16, 2019, preference for those who can also work through August 23, 2019.* The Creative Arts Director position will include, in partnership with Creative Arts Leaders, the planning and delivery of LA Day’s creative arts 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 art 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.

LA Stays Director

At least 23 years of age and 4 years of college experience by the summer **Must be available June 24 – August 18, 2019** 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

At least 21 years old and 3 years college experience by the summer **Must be available July 1 – August 18, 2019** 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.

Pool Director

At least 22 years old and/or 4 years of college experience **Must be available to work June 17 – August 23, 2019** 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 life-guarding 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.

Activity Leader

At least graduated from High School **All activity specialists MUST be available to work July 8, 2019 – August 9, 2019. Preference for those available to work 8 weeks – June 24 – August 16, 2019** The Activity Leader position will include preparing, planning and leading multiple age appropriate group activities each week. Specialists will be hired to be either Art, Science, Sports and Movement, or a combination specialist. Activity specialists play a major role in Summer at LA’s LA Day Camp program. It is important for applicants to understand that the Activity Specialist position is a three-part job at Summer at LA: Planner, Teacher, and Leader. On a typical day, a specialist will spend 4-5 activity periods teaching assigned electives and spending their free period(s) planning, cleaning, and/or helping other specialists lead, plan or clean their elective areas. Activity specialists are an integral part to our summer staff and lead by example in their effort and relational skills they bring to their role.

Double the Fun Instructor

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: Code Wiz (computer programming) • Double the Fun: KaBoom Chemistry • Double the Fun: Radio Broadcasting/Pod Casting • Double the Fun: Art Explorers • Double the Fun: Basketball • Double the Fun: CSI (Crime Scene Investigators) • Double the Fun: L.A.R.P (Live Action Role Play) • Double the Fun: Dodgeball • Double the Fun: Mock Trial • Double the Fun: Dr. Summer @ LA • Double the Fun: English Language Immersion • Double the Fun: Let’s Get Electrified • 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 Elite

LA Stays Resident Advisor

At least 18 years of age and 1 year of college experience by the summer **Must be available July 1 – August 18, 2019** 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.

Lifeguard

 At least 17 years of age ****MUST be available to work July 8, 2019 – August 9, 2019. Preference for those available to work 9 weeks – June 24 – August 23, 2019** 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.

Swimming Instructor

**MUST be available to work July 8, 2019 – August 9, 2019. Preference for those available to work 9 weeks – June 24 – August 23, 2019** 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.