Steve & Kate's Camp Summer Camp Assistant Director - Manhattan - Lower Manhattan in Manhattan, New York
Location: 52 West Street, New York City, NY 10006
Camp Dates: 6/26/23 - 9/6/23 (additionally, one weekend to set up, one weekend to breakdown, and an orientation date TBD)
Camp Hours: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm (actual shifts will vary)
Hourly Wage: $18.00 - $20.00
At Steve & Kate's, we put radical trust in kids so that they learn to trust themselves. Campers choose minute-to-minute how to spend their time because making decisions today helps to build the self-confidence they’ll need to wrangle unknowns tomorrow. We value empowering our staff to be their whole authentic selves because everyone in our community needs to feel included! Sound like something you can get behind? If so, we're looking for team members who are motivated babysitters, teachers, coaches, students, athletes, artists, and anyone ready to play hard and be goofy. As a Steve & Kate’s staff member, you’ll sharpen your inherent leadership skills, learn some new ones, and collaborate with interesting people, all while immersing yourself in creativity and play.
The job in a nutshell is to help run all facets of a self-directed camp.
While working alongside one of our Directors responsible for leading each camp, you’ll build relationships with hundreds of parents and children, helping them overcome fears, discover passions, and generally find their groove at Steve & Kate’s. You’ll help train, lead, and inspire a team, and you’ll oversee the day-to-day operations of your site to keep things running smoothly and safely. There will likely be times throughout the day when you will manage camp operations without your Director on site, including opening or closing the location. We view this role as a training ground and pipeline for directors, so if you’re interested in a career at Steve & Kate’s, this is a great way to gain valuable experience and get your foot in the door.
How do you know if you’re the right candidate?
If you answer yes to all of the questions below, definitely apply.
Do you appreciate and agree with our self-directed approach for kids?
Would sparking up conversations with staff, campers, and parents fit in your comfort zone? If it is out of your comfort zone are you willing to grow in this area? How would you feel about having challenging conversations and sometimes sensitive interactions with families?
Are you the type of person who can’t rest until you’ve done everything possible to make someone feel cared for? Like, if someone you knew was in need, would you do more than send them a “thinking of you” text?
Can you multitask like you’re a Hollywood power agent all while keeping calm, level headed and nice?
Do you have the stamina to keep up (literally) with 4–12 year old’s bursting with energy and creative potential? And, can you bench press the equivalent of a kindergartner (just kidding --- can you lift up to 30lbs.
Are you passionate about sharing your knowledge & learning something new (even from a 3rd grader in the sewing studio)?
At least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED required
Bachelor's Degree preferred
At least two seasons of supervisory experience in a summer camp or other programming for kids is preferred; at least 2 months is required.
First Aid & CPR certified prior to Day 1 of Camp (some locations may require additional certifications)
Additional Job Requirements:
Past management or leadership experience is required
On-site management at camp can be physically demanding with extended periods of time on your feet. You may be outside and responsible for activities requiring physical exertion.
Candidate must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 to ensure compliance with enhanced health and safety protocols and to keep themselves and others safe and free from illness.
Preferred that Assistant Director meets the NY standards for a Director.
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