Program Instructor

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Job Title: Program Instructor
Reports To: Program Director/Program Heads
Number of Positions Available: Mountain Biking (3), Outdoor Survival (1), Archery (1), Wall Climbing (1), Waterskiing (7), Adventure Sports (2), Water Sports (2), Paddle Sports (1)


Each camp program requires a qualified, trained and experienced instructor. Instructors provide program instruction, based on an outlined program curriculum and Community, Leadership, Accountability, and Performance, fundamental qualities. Standards are developed on skills-based progressions through an established awards system already in place at HOC. Instructors are expected to teach classes that are age appropriate, productive, and fun. This includes being prepared to teach in a variety of weather conditions (rainy day programs).  Evening instruction (2 days) of evening activities is an expectation of all Program Instructors. Program Instructors are required to maintain their program areas and equipment, ensuring adequate equipment supply and safety during daily program development time (PDT) each day (1 hr) as required. Every week instructors are also responsible for writing personal evaluations on each camper they teach during the week. As a part of the larger camp community activity instructors also expected to actively participate and provide supervision during All-Camp Activities throughout the week. This includes program periods that may not be outlined on daily schedules, such as meals, section activities, free swim, campfires, and others as assigned.

DAILY / WEEKLY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Monday to Friday - Instruct 5-6 one hour programs for camper groups of 10-12 ranging in age from 7-16.
  • Daily program development/maintenance time (1 Hour).
  • Evening activity instruction (Monday, Tuesday) (1 Hour).
  • Wednesday cabin coverage to facilitate counsellor evening off.
  • Sunday Camper Registration  (work brigades, registration, program demonstrations).
  • Saturday Check Out (3 hours on Saturday, twice a summer). 
  • Thursday- compose detailed camper evaluations.
  • Attend weekly all staff and staff team meetings (Sunday- Program Staff, Thursday- All-Staff) or as scheduled.
  • Complete daily attendance sheets and head counts for each class.
  • Additional classes and supervision as required. 
  • Preparation of alternative "Rainy Day" programs.
  • Work One “Holdover Weekend”. Friday evening cabin supervision (if required) and provide programming and supervision for holdover campers ( campers here 2+ weeks) Saturday and Sunday.

ALL STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • All Program staff are required to attend May program development weekend. 
  • All staff are required to deliver every day our Brand Promise “Best Summer Of Your Life” in each camper and staff interaction. Guided by our four core principles, Community, Leadership, Accountability, and Performance.
  • All staff are expected to abide by and enforce camp guidelines of respect. These are the rules and expectations of behaviour implemented to maintain a fun and safe camp environment.
  • All staff are responsible for the safety and security of each camper in their care. Staff are to follow prescribed program standards and lesson plans in order to ensure the highest level of care and instruction.
  • Attendance for all staff to the June orientation week training is mandatory. This training period is where each staff will receive essential employment information and training for a successful summer experience.
  • Participation in camp-wide special events (All Camps, Friday Campfire, Program Demonstrations) and weekly meetings are an expectation of all staff members.
  • The dynamic nature of summer camp demands each staff understand that additional duties may be assigned as required.

SUMMER BENEFITS AND TIME OFF

  • Room & Board Provided.
  • Weekly Staff Hockey & Water Skiing.
  • Staff working a full eight week contract period are entitled to one weekend off (Friday after daily duties to Sunday program demonstrations).
  • Access to program and recreation equipment.
  • An experience that will last a lifetime. 

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EMPLOYMENT PERIOD

Staff Orientation / Training: TBD
Employment Period: June 30, 2019 – August 24, 2019
Optional Employment: Week #9 August 25 – August 31, 2019
Wages: Summer wages vary depending on age, qualifications and experience of applicants. Room and board are included.


RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Minimum Bronze Cross (NLS preferred) swimming qualification for all activity instructional staff. This applies to both land and water program staff.
  • Must be provincially certified and/or be experienced on the instructor level in the program you intend to instruct.
  • Possess the ability to teach and communicate with varied ages of campers.
  • Possess strong group control skills.
  • Current certificate of Emergency First Aid and CPR
  • Must be an enthusiastic, energetic and positive person.
  • Must be willing to take part in camp related activities outside the defined job description.