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FaySummer Staff Openings

Join our Team this Summer!

FaySummer is seeking energetic, experienced, and enthusiastic individuals who love working with children (3 year-old preschoolers through rising 9th graders) to join our FaySummer Camp staff. FaySummer staff positions are seasonal appointments, and include time for staff training and preparing for the opening of camp. Residential Staff are required to live in a dorm apartment for the period of their employment.

Read more about FaySummer programs here


FaySummer Staff Openings

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Adventure Camp Counselor. June 22 – August 14, 2020

    Description
    FaySummer seeks applicants for Adventure Camp Counselor to work during its 8-week summer camp program for children ages 3 to 15 years. Adventure Camp Counselors spend the day working with campers and staff, participating in activities, and ensuring the safe operations of the challenge course. This includes high and low ropes as well as an indoor and outdoor climbing wall.
     
    The position will begin with staff training during the week of June 15, in preparation for camp opening on June 22, 2020. When camp is in session, the normal work schedule is 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Occasional weekend hours may become available.
     
    Qualifications
    Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and currently or previously enrolled in a college program. A bachelor’s degree and previous experience working with children ages 3 to 15 in a camp, school, or child care setting are preferred. Experience or training in challenge course activities is preferred. The ability to schedule and supervise staff is required. Candidates are expected to be professional and have strong verbal and written communication skills.
     
    Responsibilities include:
    • Attending all required orientation and training sessions
    • Contributing to the design and implementation of summer adventure programs including staff schedules, policies, and procedures
    • In collaboration with the Director of Auxiliary Programs, planning and supervising the daily operations of the challenge course, including safety inspections, general maintenance, staff assignments, and camper supervision
    • Interacting with staff and campers throughout the day to encourage community development 
    • Understanding FaySummer emergency policies and procedures, and providing instruction to staff and campers about these procedures
    • Providing general care and safety oversight for all children attending FaySummer camps and direct care and oversight for children in assigned groups
    • Being knowledgeable about individual camper needs including allergies, medications, and special diets
    • Actively participating in all assigned duties and encouraging campers to participate in all activities
    • Modeling FaySummer’s standards of respect for all members of the community, dress code, good manners, kindness, and behavior; ensuring that campers understand and comply with these community expectations
    Interested candidates should send a resume, a cover letter detailing why they would be a great fit for FaySummer, and list of three references via email with the subject line “Adventure Camp Counselor” to summer@fayschool.org.
     
    Fay School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic background, age, disability, or military service in its hiring, employment or other programs and activities.
  • Camp Counselors. June 22 – August 14, 2020

    Description
    FaySummer seeks applicants for the position of Camp Counselor to work during its 8-week summer camp program for children ages 3 to 15 years. Camp Counselors spend the day working with campers, participating in activities, helping campers make friends and try new things, while ensuring each child’s physical safety.
     
    The position will begin with staff training during the week of June 15, in preparation for camp opening on June 22, 2020. When camp is in session, the normal work schedule is 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Occasional weekend hours may be available. Camp Counselors report to their Unit Leader and the Director of Auxiliary Programs.
     
    Qualifications
    Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and graduated high school. A bachelor’s degree and previous experience working with children ages 3 to 15 in a camp, school, or child care settings are preferred. Candidates are expected to be professional, have strong verbal and written communication skills, and to have a high level of comfort giving direction when required.
     
    Responsibilities include:
    • Attending all required orientation and training sessions
    • Understanding and implementing FaySummer emergency policies and procedures
    • Providing general care and safety oversight for all children attending FaySummer camps and direct care and oversight for children in assigned groups
    • Being knowledgeable about individual camper needs including allergies, medications, and special diets
    • Actively participating in all assigned duties and encouraging campers to participate in all activities
    • Modeling FaySummer’s standards of respect for all members of the community, dress code, good manners, kindness, and behavior; ensuring that campers understand and comply with these community expectations
     
    Interested candidates should send a resume, a cover letter detailing why they would be a great fit for FaySummer, and list of three references via email with the subject line “Camp Counselor” to summer@fayschool.org.
     
    Fay School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic background, age, disability, or military service in its hiring, employment or other programs and activities.
     
  • Swim Instructor / Lifeguard. June 22 – August 14, 2020

    Description
    FaySummer seeks applicants for Swim Instructor/Lifeguard to work during its 8-week summer camp program for children ages 3 to 15 years. The position will begin with staff training during the week of June 15, in preparation for camp opening on June 22, 2020. When camp is in session, the normal work schedule is 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. On a rotating schedule, one day a week, the normal work schedule will be 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for extended swim time. Additional weekend or evening hours may be available.
     
    Aquatics staff work as a team to create a safe, fun, well-organized, and educational program that includes swim lessons, free swim, and swim tests. Lifeguard duties will include assisting in pool maintenance responsibilities. This is a seasonal position and is not eligible for benefits.  The Swim Instructor/Lifeguard reports to the Aquatics Director and to the Director of Auxiliary Programs. This is an active position that requires constant interaction with campers and counselors.
     
    Qualifications
    Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and hold a current lifeguard certification, as well as first aid, CPR, and AED certifications. Previous experience working with children ages 3 to 15 is preferred. Candidates are expected to be professional and to have a high level of comfort enforcing water safety procedures with campers and staff.
     
    Responsibilities include:
    • Assessing camper swimming abilities and delivering individualized swim instruction to teach water safety and to improve basic strokes
    • Developing and implementing deep-end swim test procedures
    • Assisting in pool maintenance tasks including vacuuming, sweeping, scrubbing, general clean-up, and lock-down of the pool area and equipment
    • Participating in all camp orientation programs
    • Performing lifeguarding duties as necessary
    • Being a role model for FaySummer and Fay School and championing the core values
    Interested candidates should send a resume, a cover letter detailing why they would be a great fit for FaySummer, and list of three references via email with the subject line “Lifeguard” to summer@fayschool.org.
     
    Fay School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic background, age, disability, or military service in its hiring, employment or other programs and activities.
  • Summer Director of Residential Life (Residential). July 6 – August 7, 2020 

    Description
    The Director of Residential Life works closely with the Director of Auxiliary Programs to implement the philosophy and goals of the School’s Residential Life Program for boarding students in summer programs. The Director is responsible for the daily needs of the summer boarding programs so that summer students have an enjoyable experience while living in an inclusive, safe and enriching environment. Candidates are expected to live in campus housing during English Immersion and Academic Adventure Programs. This position reports to the Director of Auxiliary Programs.
     
    The position will begin with pre-camp planning in preparation for Residential Camps opening on July 12, 2020. When camp is in session, the normal work schedule is 12:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Qualifications
    Candidates must have previous leadership and supervisory experience in a Residential Life program at a camp and/or school setting. A bachelor’s degree is preferred, along with experience of creating, implementing and leading a program schedule of activities. The candidate must have high levels of written and oral skills as well as a high degree of organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to supervise complex operations. An ability to work independently and as part of a team is essential.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Coordinating student housing including changes after arrival
    • Arranging weeknight and weekend activities
    • Being responsible for student discipline
    • Coordinating student laundry
    • Planning of the arrival and departure days
    • Managing two assistant directors, and all residential life staff and staff schedules
    • Being responsible for all weekend cash and student allowance
    • Being the main point of contact for families with on campus concerns
    • Coordinating daily with the other members of the leadership team to ensure a seamless transition from academic programs to Day Camp.
    Interested candidates should send a resume, a cover letter detailing why they would be a great fit for FaySummer, and list of three references via email with the subject line “Director of Residential Life” to summer@fayschool.org.
     
    Fay School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic background, age, disability, or military service in its hiring, employment or other programs and activities.
  • Director of Summer Academic Programs. July 6 – August 7, 2020

    Description
    The Director of Summer Academics provides supervision and development of the English Immersion and Academic Adventures Summer Programs. This person reports to the Director of Auxiliary Programs and works collaboratively with other academic leaders at Fay School to provide appropriate academic programming during the summer camps. This person is responsible for communicating with and supervising the summer teachers, setting up meetings to review the curriculum, overseeing progress reports, and communicating with families when necessary. Quality supervision, flexibility, respect for cultural differences, and creative problem solving are all a must. 
     
    The position will begin with pre-camp planning in preparation for English Immersion and Academic Adventure programs opening on July 12, 2020. When camp is in session, the normal work schedule is 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
     
    Qualifications
    A bachelor’s degree and previous experience supervising teachers or camp staff. A proven record of developing a curriculum and creating engaging academic programming for ages 10 – 15. Strong knowledge of English Immersion programming and the ability to communicate with international families. Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills. This leadership position demands strong organizational skills, attention to detail and as well as the ability to work independently and as part of team.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Supervising academic teachers of English Immersion and Academic Adventures
    • Organizing and administering progress reports for English Immersion and Academic Adventures
    • Developing curriculum to be used in English Immersion and Academic Adventures
    • Communicating with families of students in English Immersion and Academic Adventures
    • Resolving any disciplinary issues
    • Being the main point of contact regarding English Immersion and Academic Adventures
    • Providing strong customer service and maintaining positive public relations with students and parents while responding to telephone, email, and in-person contacts.
    • Ensure smooth transition for campers between residential, academic and day camp.
    Interested candidates should send a resume, a cover letter detailing why they would be a great fit for FaySummer, and list of three references via email with the subject line “Director of Academic Programs” to summer@fayschool.org.
     
    Fay School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic background, age, disability, or military service in its hiring, employment or other programs and activities.
  • Academic Adventures Teacher. July 12 – August 7, 2020

    Description
    The Academic Adventures teacher works in collaboration with the Director of Summer Academic Programs to implement curriculum for children ages 10 to 14. Campers will include day and residential children from nearby towns, other states, and countries. Academic Adventures teaching will take place Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. including having breakfast and lunch with students. Teacher orientation will take place during the week of July 6.
    Qualifications
    A bachelor’s degree and previous experience working with children ages 10 to 14 in a camp or school setting is preferred. Candidates are expected to be professional, enjoy and be able to work effectively with children from diverse cultures and different countries, have strong communication skills, and to have a high level of comfort giving direction when required.
     
    Responsibilities include:
     
    • Preparing and delivering Academic Adventures classes as agreed with the Director of Summer Academic Programs
    • Writing scheduled student progress reports
    • Ensuring that established safety procedures are followed
    • Communicating regularly with the Director of the Summer Academic Program
    • Maintaining a positive attitude with students and colleagues
    • Attend and interact with students during breakfast and lunch
    • Help with arrival day on Sunday, July 12
     
    Interested candidates should send a resume, a cover letter detailing why they would be a great fit for FaySummer, and list of three references via email with the subject line “Academic Adventures Teacher” to summer@fayschool.org.
     
     
    Fay School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic background, age, disability, or military service in its hiring, employment or other programs and activities.
  • English Immersion Teacher. July 12 – August 7, 2020

    Description
    FaySummer seeks applicants for English Immersion Teachers to work during its 4-week summer camp program for children from around the world, ages 10 to 15 years. The English Immersion teacher will implement and adapt the provided curriculum for the students enrolled in English Immersion. Campers will be residential but English lessons will take place in mornings, Monday through Friday. The normal work schedule is 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., including lunch with the students. This position reports to the Director of the Summer Academic Programs.
     
    Qualifications
    A bachelor’s degree and previous experience working with children ages 10 to 15 in a camp or school setting is preferred. Candidates are expected to be professional, enjoy and be able to work effectively with children from diverse cultures and different countries, have strong communication skills, and to have a high level of comfort giving direction when required.
     
    Responsibilities include:
    • Administering curriculum
    • Writing scheduled progress reports for each student in English Immersion
    • Communicating regularly with the Director of the Summer Academic Program
    • Maintaining a positive attitude with students and colleagues
    • Attend and interact with students at breakfast and lunch
     
    Interested candidates should send a resume, a cover letter detailing why they would be a great fit for FaySummer, and list of three references via email with the subject line “English Immersion Teacher” to summer@fayschool.org.
     
    Fay School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic background, age, disability, or military service in its hiring, employment or other programs and activities.
  • Dorm Parents (Residential). July 12 – August 7 

    Description
    FaySummer seeks applicants for Dorm Parents to work during its overnight summer camp programs for children ages 10 to 15 years. Dorm Parents directly supervise resident campers, create and maintain a positive residential environment, organize activities, and establish supportive, professional relationships with campers. Dorm Parents are required to live on campus in dorm apartments. There is no charge for the apartment and meals will be provided in the Dining Room. The normal work schedule is two weekday nights (4:00 p.m. through 8:00 a.m. the next day) and alternate weekends. Dorm Parents report to the Director of Summer Residential Life and the Director of Auxiliary Programs.
     
    Qualifications
    Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and be enrolled in a college program. A bachelor’s degree and previous experience working with children ages 10 to 15 in a residential camp or school setting are preferred. The ability to work independently and as a team member is required. Candidates are expected to be professional and have strong verbal communication skills.
     
    Responsibilities include:
    • Establishing and maintaining the behavioral expectations and community standards in accordance with the FaySummer Residential Camper Handbook
    • Modeling FaySummer’s standards of respect for all members of the community, dress code, good manners, kindness, and behavior; ensuring that campers understand and comply with these community expectations
    • Developing and implementing a program of social and community building activities, and establishing professional and supportive relationships with campers and other members of staff
    • Establishing and maintaining community relationships with the resident campers; being always approachable and available to address individual resident campers’ concerns and questions in a timely and supportive manner
    • Providing regular updates to the Director of Auxiliary Programs and Director of Summer Residential Life about individual student and dorm life issues
    • Understanding FaySummer emergency policies and procedures, and providing instruction to campers about these procedures
    • Providing care and safety oversight for all residential campers
    • Being knowledgeable about individual camper needs including allergies, medications, and special diets
    • Provide support during move-in and move-out days
    • Reporting any dorm maintenance needs, such as repairs or broken fixtures, to the Director of Summer Residence Life
    • Chaperoning weekend field trips to Boston and other locations in the New England area
    Interested candidates should send a resume, a cover letter detailing why they would be a great fit for FaySummer, and list of three references via email with the subject line “Dorm Parent” to summer@fayschool.org. 
     
    Fay School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic background, age, disability, or military service in its hiring, employment or other programs and activities.