Summer Camp Waterfront Manager
Description: URI’s Environmental Education Center is seeking a qualified individual to coordinates all aspects of an eight-week free-swim waterfront program on a 75-acre freshwater lake including direct supervision and training of all waterfront staff and of all campers, ages 5-16 during waterfront aquatic activities. Provides direct supervision, training, and on-going practice and enrichment sessions to two lifeguards and approximately 25 camp staff members when they are engaged in water-related activities. Responsible for the camp’s compliance with all state and American Camp Association waterfront regulations and policies. Provide water safety swim and boating orientations to staff and campers. In addition to free-swim lifeguarding, responsible include canoe, kayak, paddleboard, and sunfish sailing instruction, leading waterfront festivals, and other special events, and assisting with other camp activities when requested. The waterfront manager assists the camp coordinators with other camp activities when requested and prepares a year-end written evaluation of the waterfront program. Some weekend and evening hours may be required. All camps utilize the private lakefront beach.
Qualifications: The Waterfront Manager Applicants must hold current Rhode Island Non-surf Lifeguard Certification (includes a minimum of Standard First Aid, adult/infant/child CPR or CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguarding and passing the Rhode Island Non-surf test which costs $20) and a valid driver’s license. Certification as an American Red Cross Small Craft Safety Course Instructor is preferred. All certifications must be current for the entire summer. Previous lifeguarding experience required; canoe and swim instruction experience, Water Safety Instructor, or Lifeguard Instructor preferred. Must have at least six weeks previous experience in a management or supervisory position at a similar aquatic area (or have completed aquatics management or supervision training from a nationally-recognized aquatics organization). Must be 18 years or older by first day of employment, 21 years old or older preferred. All final applicants will be subjected to a criminal background check.
Pay: Compensation includes $11.00-$13.00 per hour depending on experience. Approximately 35 hours per week, depending on the waterfront schedule, 30 minute lunch. Six to eight-hour workday (estimated); generally a shorter day on Friday (3-6 hours).
Dates of Employment: June 17-August 23, 2019