Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities at GFC

A general word about the following job descriptions. Positions available may not be limited to those listed. At GFC, we are open to new activities. There may also be activities that we already do that are not listed. Please contact us with any questions.

All staff members at Greene Family Camp should show a desire and ability to work with children in a camp setting. They are responsible for the needs of the campers, their fellow staff members, and themselves. Staff members are positive role models who create a supportive environment. They are enthusiastic, patient, and adaptable; they exhibit good judgment, integrity, and a sense of humor.

If you are interested in a specialty teaching position, in addition to the description listed below, you should possess training and experience commensurate with needs of the specialty position, and teaching experience in that activity area is desired. You should have the ability to follow defined teaching requirements, developing your own methods of presentation to campers. You will lead and coordinate activities for all age groups and sometimes for staff members as well.

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Positions

Summer Positions

Adventure Director

Ultimately responsible for care and upkeep of all challenge course facilities, including by not limited to low elements, Alpine Tower, Zip Line, Diamond Course, Flying Squirrel, Giant Swing, and all related equipment: maintain logs on rope and equipment usage, regularly inspect course for potential safety hazards, and monitor overall condition of the challenge course grounds.

Supervise challenge course specialists and other staff assigned to challenge course activities. Exercise good judgment and safety consciousness at all times. Act as a role model for safety with campers and staff members.

Lead and coordinate challenge course activities for all age groups as scheduled for each unit or bunk. Execute activity guidelines as fully as possible. Maintain daily record of lesson plans. When assigned, plan and lead unit evening programs and bunk activities.

Strong and genuine enthusiasm and broad-based knowledge of experiential education a plus.

Must be at least 21 years old and possess required certification. Teaching experience on challenge courses desired.

Archery Specialist

Possess Instructor certification or able to attain certification prior to summer start date at camp.

Coordinate and teach daily classes to campers. Ability to include creative methods of skill building while working with campers of varying ability levels.

Responsible for care and upkeep of archery range area and all equipment. Ensure equipment is in safe working order, and stored properly every day.

Arts & Crafts Staff

Strong background in arts and crafts in a school or camp setting.

Ability to teach all ages and experience levels.

Responsible for condition and stocking of Art Room, supply storage area, and program closet. Provide other staff members with access to supplies when needed.

Plan and implement arts & crafts curriculum for the summer, including teaching daily classes & leading free time activities, supply ordering, and budget awareness.

Provide artistic expertise to camp community on an as-needed basis.

Bunk Counselors

• Day-to-day involvement with campers as individuals, imparting of camp rules, policies and traditions. See that every camper makes friends, becomes acclimated to life at camp, grows towards his or her potential, and becomes part of the total camp community. Ability to communicate with, relate to, and serve as a positive example are a must. Counselors are essentially a surrogate parent for children while they are at camp.

• Act as “early-warning system” for campers with challenges. Refer to other staff when appropriate. Communicate with camper’s parents when necessary.

• Ensure campers exercise good hygiene and health practices. Notify medical staff of suspected health problems. Help campers keep track of belongings. Willingness and ability to take full responsibility for the lives of campers. Common sense, safety-consciousness, and high moral character is required of all staff members.

• Directly responsible for cleanliness and good repair of camper cabin.

• Participate regularly and enthusiastically in all camp programs.

• Teach or assist in teaching electives and specialties. Plan and lead bunk activities.

• Ability to accept guidance and support from other staff members and from your supervisor. Willingness and ability to ask for help when needed. Attend in-service training sessions and staff meetings as required.

• Be familiar with all emergency procedures and first aid.

• Counselors must be 18 or entering college freshman or older.

Challenge Course Specialists

Possess current required certification or willing to obtain certification prior to the summer.

Lead challenge course activities for all age groups – campers and staff members – in conjunction with Challenge Course Director and/or Challenge Course Assistant Director. Execute activity guidelines as fully as possible. Work with Challenge Course Director and/or Challenge Course Assistant Director to plan and lead unit and bunk programs, as well as free time activities.

Responsible for upkeep of challenge course equipment: maintain logs on rope and equipment usage, regularly inspect course for potential hazards, and monitor overall condition of the grounds. Exercise good judgment and safety consciousness at all times. Act as role-model for safety with chanichim.

Greene Family Camp will provide necessary training prior to the camp season for staff members interested in working on the Challenge Course.

Cooking Specialist

Teach classes in cooking, including traditional Jewish and Israeli foods. Plan engaging programs which include campers and staff members in implementation and preparing foods.

May be asked to help prepare food items for special events at camp including Spectacular Day, Israel Night, Faculty and Staff receptions, or Staff Oneg Shabbat.

Ensure that activity guidelines are satisfied; maintaining safety procedures throughout classes. Must possess Texas Food Handlers permit, or be willing and able to attain a permit prior to working at camp.

Maintain cleanliness of classroom and kitchen area. Responsible for care and upkeep of supplies and equipment necessary for activity area.

Farm Director

Develop an appropriate curriculum for the farm, teaching campers proper etiquette and behavior in the presence of the animals. Teach daily classes to campers in a fun and engaging way, teaching about the animals as well as care of the animals.

Obtain and care for animals throughout the summer. Gather medical records for each animal showing previous care and vaccinations received.

Contact veterinarian to arrange for check-ups to ensure health of the animals.

Take care of and feed the animals before and during the course of the summer until the animal is returned to the owner.

Inspect and maintain the farm facilities. Work together with the Garden Specialist to maintain garden and teach classes to each bunk.

Fitness Specialist

Possess required certification and experience to instruct campers at various levels of fitness programs.

Teach daily classes to campers, including fun and engaging activities around varying types of fitness plans and goals.

Ability to include creative methods of skill building while working with campers of varying abilities. Acknowledge safety concerns during activity – equipment use, personal health, dehydration. Supervise fitness room during free time, ensuring safety and policy guidelines are continuously met and equipment is used correctly.

Responsible for care and upkeep of fitness room. Ensure all equipment is in safe working order, and stored properly every day.

Garden Specialist/Eco-Program Coordinator

Coordinate with camp staff prior to the summer to organize and begin planting stages of the garden at an appropriate time.

Develop a curriculum for the garden and teach daily classes to campers in a fun and engaging way, teaching about the garden, various gardening methods, and sustainability through gardening.

Work with Kibbutz Unit Head and Education Director to develop, coordinate and implement Sustainability program for Kibbutz campers. As part of this program, work with Kibbutz campers and staff to plan and implement Earth Night for the full camp.

Responsible for the care and upkeep of the Garden and all tools and equipment. Ensure the area is safe and everything is stored appropriately every day.

Gymnastics Specialist

Possess required certification and experience to instruct campers at various levels of gymnastics – from beginners to competing high-level gymnasts.

Teach daily classes to campers, including fun and engaging activities. Ability to include creative methods of skill building while working with campers of varying ability levels.

Supervise gymnastics area during camper free time, ensuring safety and policy guidelines are continuously met. Responsible for care and upkeep of gymnastics room: ensure all equipment is in safe working order, and stored properly every day.

Journalism Specialist

Teach classes in journalism. Lead campers in creating the GFC newsletter – the Greene Cricket-Press – for distribution around camp and online. Work with Camp Photographers as needed for photos to include in newsletter.

Maintain cleanliness of classroom area.

Lifeguards/Waterfront/Sailing Specialists

Possess current required certification or willing to obtain certification prior to the summer. (Red Cross WSI, Lifeguard, CPR and Bloodborne pathogen training.)

Directly supervise safety of lake, swimming pools, associated equipment, and all who may be using them.

Develop and supervise instructional swim program along with the Waterfront Director for all campers.

Formulate goals for each individual camper and keep all associated records.

Act as primary camp lifeguard for all free swims and special programs involving the waterfront, both on camp and off camp.

Participate in care and upkeep of swimming pools and pool area. Greene Family Camp will provide necessary training prior to the camp season for staff members interested in working on the Waterfront Staff.

Media-Video

Responsible for video documentation of camp events and creation of end-of-session video yearbooks and summer promotional video.

Take and log footage (activities, programs, bunks, camp life, field trips), edit, and maintain overall production quality.

Coordinate and teach daily classes to campers. Ability to include creative methods of skill building while working with campers of varying ability levels.

Assist in set-up and operation of media equipment for camp activities, particularly evening programs, all-camp events and t’fillot.

Maintain cleanliness of classroom area and upkeep of classroom computers, software, and all other equipment.

Mountain Biking

Coordinate and teach daily classes to campers. Ability to include creative methods of skill building while working with campers of varying ability levels.

Responsible for care and upkeep of bikes, helmets, and all equipment necessary. Ensure equipment is in safe working order, and stored properly every day. Responsible for any minor bike repairs needed in order to maintain equipment.

Ensure that all activity safety guidelines are followed.

Photographer

Ability to use Digital SLR camera and teach creative, engaging classes in digital photography to campers and staff members.

Manage camp photo website uploading each day. Parents have the opportunity to view photos throughout the summer and are able to purchase photos and items. Photos posted must be appropriate and varied to show camp program and atmosphere.

Create slideshow for camp at end of each session and at the close of camp. Work with marketing and communications team to sort our 5-star photos for year-round marketing purposes.

In addition to daily photos of camp program, Camp Photographers must take all bunk, individual and group pictures for session books, insuring everyone is included and labeled correctly.

Serve as primary editor and designer of session book. Maintain cleanliness of classroom area and upkeep of classroom computers and software. Must chronicle EVERY activity that GFC offers.

Songleader/Music Specialist

Lead shira after Dinner each day – as well as all-camp shira and t’fillot.

Teach new songs, and reinforce singing of those already known. Balance Hebrew and secular/camp songs.

Coordinate and teach daily guitar/music classes. Ability to include creative methods of skill building while working with campers of varying ability and experience.

Responsible for music portion of Jewish education program as scheduled by Education Director. Provide music for week-night unit t’fillot and for all-camp t’fillot (Shabbat, etc.).

Provide music for friendship circles, campfires, campouts, etc.

Responsible for care and upkeep of songleading/recording room and other spaces used, camp songbooks, guitars and other equipment.

Theater Arts

Coordinate and teach daily improve, musical, and technical theater classes. Ability to include creative methods of skill building while working with campers of varying ability and experience.

Responsible for care and upkeep of the theater space and all equipment included. Ensure everything is stored properly every day.

Work together with specialists in other areas, including music, arts and crafts, and dance, to enhance program when necessary.

Unit head

QUALIFICATIONS

• Strong background and experience in camping and/or related fields.

• Desire and ability to work with children and adults in camp setting. Ability to creatively plan and schedule programs and activities, and to maximize the skills and talents of staff members under your direct and indirect supervision.

• Ability to give and receive constructive criticism.

• A college graduate, preferably with strong background in field relevant to camp work.

• Must be self-starter and able to work with a minimum of supervision. Must have leadership skills, ability to motivate, manage, and counsel.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Be a member of Program Administration. Attend daily meetings. Participate in formulation and implementation of camp policy.

• Directly responsible for planning, preparation, and implementation of all evening programs for assigned unit/eydah: serve as creative force. For programs planned by mumchim (in consultation with Activities Director) and Visiting Faculty (in consultation with them), ensure quality and age-appropriateness.

• Whenever possible, incorporate eydah staff members in program planning and leadership. Prepare requisitions in timely manner. Ensure that all site and supply arrangements are made.

• Coordinate activities of tsrifim in eydah: daytime activities of staff members, tsrif activities, staff time-off.

• Serve as primary, direct supervisor for all madrichim in the designated unit. Perform regular evaluations for these madrichim. Act as role model for eydah staff. Be “madrich’s madrich”, assisting eydah staff with problems and questions.

• Act on behalf of eydah on issues involving camp community. Run eydah staff meetings. • Become directly involved with all chanichim and staff. Ongoing chanich and staff problems are of particular concern. Communicate with the Camp Director and Counseling Director. Prepare and submit reports, forms, parent letters, articles, and evaluations as needed.

Various Sport and Art Activities

Arts & Crafts Basketball

Breakdancing

Dance – Modern and Israeli Folk Dancing

Flag Football

General Sports

Magic

Self Defense/Taekwondo Specialist

Soccer

Tennis Ultimate Frisbee

Volleyball

Coordinate and teach daily classes to campers. Ability to include creative methods of skill building while working with campers of varying ability levels.

Responsible for care and upkeep of tennis court area and all equipment. Ensure equipment is in safe working order, and stored properly every day. Ensure that activity guidelines are satisfied.