Jobs at Oceanwood

We’re looking for candidates who display good character, integrity, and adaptability for all the roles below. If you are enthusiastic and have a sense of humor, and have a patient manner we’d like to hear from you.

Leadership Team Training & Development

All positions begin Saturday, June 11

Unit Leader Positions 6-8 weeks

Adults with Disabilites Unit Leader: 6 weeks

Youth Camp Unit Leader: 8 weeks

Day Camp Unit Leader: 8 weeks

Responsibilities
  • Camper & counselor supervision and motivation
  • Create theme content
  • Coordinate activities
Requirements
  • Prior experience as a counselor is preferred.
  • Current CPR and first aid certifications are desired.
  • Previous camp staff experience and a desire & ability to work with youth, families, or individuals with disabilities in a camp setting.
  • Ability to assist in scheduling both programs and staff.
  • Ability and experience to supervise staff and campers.

Aquatics Coordinator 6-8 weeks

Responsibilities
  • Create and supervise the aquatics program including safety, swim instruction and pool management.
Requirements
  • Must be 21 or older.
  • Must have current Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid & WSI Certification
  • Training and experience in waterfront activities and management
  • Ability to schedule and supervise staff
  • Desire and ability to work with campers of all ages
  • Ability to relate to one’s peer group as well as other peer groups
  • Readily accepts guidance and supervision

Creative Arts Coordinator 8 weeks

Responsibilities
  • Oversee art department by planning activities and overseeing counselors
  • Teach skills in at least one of the arts areas
  • Set up and maintain the art program areas
  • Order art supplies and equipment
Requirements
  • A strong desire and ability to teach campers of all ages and abilities in the creative arts
  • Ability to schedule and supervise staff
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision.

General Staff Training

Most positions begin Wednesday, June 15

Camp Positions

LDP Coordinator 5 weeks

Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the Camp Director to plan, implement, and evaluate the Leadership Development Program
  • Work directly with our oldest youth campers and guide them as they learn leadership skills, develop life skills, and create friendships that last lifetimes
Requirements
  • Strong leadership skills and self motivation
  • Ability to develop schedules and supervise & mentor youth campers in an outdoor setting.

Counselor Between 2-7 Weeks

Youth Program, Individuals with Disabilities Program, Day Camp Program

Responsibilities
  • Direct supervision of youth and/or adults with disabilities
Requirements
  • Counselors may be required to live in cabins with campers and lead evening devotions
  • Desire to work with youth or adults with disabilities in a camp setting
  • Ability to relate to one’s peer group and campers
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance
  • Training in various camp activities, including (but not limited to): lifeguarding, archery, sports, rock climbing/belaying, art, theater, and video production

Lifeguard/Swim Instructor 2-9 weeks

Responsibilities
  • Work under the aquatics director to provide a safe, fun environment for all guests
  • Lifeguarding supervision at the pool and during boating activities
  • Assist in checking equipment and making or arranging for repairs
  • Assist in inventory and keeping equipment in good condition
  • Set up aquatic areas and perform routine safety checks
Requirements
  • Current lifeguard, CPR and First Aid Certification required
  • Desire to work with youth, adults with disabilities, and families in a camp setting
  • Ability to relate to one’s peer group
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision

Horse Riding Instructor 8 weeks

 Responsibilities
  • Work with and care for the Oceanwood Herd under the direction of the Horse Program Director and/or Senior Riding Instructor
  • Create, implement, and carryover lesson plans for campers of all ages and abilities based on a schedule generated by the Summer Program Staff and the Horse Program Director
  • Act as part-time counselor and assist in various camp-related duties as assigned
Requirements
  • Previous riding history and experience working in a barn setting required
  • Previous horse lesson instruction required
  • Must enjoy working with a wide array of ages, behaviors, skill sets and personalities
  • Current CPR/FA certifications required (or a means to have certifications completed prior to start of camp)
  • Additional horse industry certifications desired (e.g., CHA, PATH, etc.)
  • Ability to accept guidance, constructive critique, and supervision from the Horse Program Director and Senior Riding Instructor
  • Ability and comfortability of working outside in all elements with high temperatures, sun, rain, wind and insects

Junior Horse Riding Instructor 8 weeks

Responsibilities
  • Work with and care for the Oceanwood Herd under the direction of Horse Program Director and/or Senior Riding Instructor
  • Assist in carrying over lesson plans for campers of all ages and abilities based on content developed by the Horse Program  Director & Senior Riding Instructor
  • Assist in barn duties alongside current working students and volunteers
  • Assist with additional camp-related duties as assigned
Requirements
  • Previous riding history and barn work preferred
  • Previous horse lesson instructing preferred; either as an apprentice or newly appointed instructor
  • Must enjoy working with a wide array of ages, behaviors, skill sets and personalities
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision from a hierarchy of peers
  • Interested candidate should be motivated to pursue further certifications or future education in the horse industry
  • Current CPR/FA certifications required (or a means to have certifications completed prior to start of camp)
  • Ability and comfortability of working outside in all elements with high temperatures, sun, rain, wind and insects

Service & Care

Licensed RN or LPN 5 or 7 weeks

Youth & Family Programs 7 camper weeks

Individuals with Disabilities Program 5 camper weeks

Responsibilities
  • Provide medical care for youth, senior adults, and adults with disabilities
  • Administer medication, keep records, communicate w/parents and caretakers
Requirements
  • Must be currently licensed as a registered Nurse or LPN in Maine
  • Should have appropriate experience with children and/or adults with disabilities and the desire to work with both populations in a camp setting
  • Ability to originate, update, and/or monitor heath care, maintain records, and implement the health care plan
  • Desire to work in a camp community is a must

Kitchen Crew 8 weeks

Responsibilities
  • Assist in food prep of healthy and delicious meals for our guests
  • Cleaning dishes and other kitchen equipment as needed
Requirements
  • Desire to work in a camp kitchen and the abilities to learn to do tasks as assigned
  • Ability to accept supervision and work well with others
  • Previous experience in food service a plus

Housekeeping 8 weeks

Responsibilities
  • Daily cleaning of all bathrooms on site
  • Daily straightening of public areas
  • Weekly turnover of housing units
  • Organization of cleaning supplies

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