Do you love hiking, canoeing, arts & crafts, sports & games, swimming, nature and the great outdoors in general? Your friends say you are great with kids? Then maybe working at the Parks & Recreation Department is the job for you! Recreation jobs offer invaluable skill-building, leadership, training, and enrichment opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else!
SUMMER CAMP POSITIONS
Top 10 reason why working at camp is the best job in the world:
10. You can wear shorts and a t-shirt to work every day
9. You get paid to jump off the diving board and do a cannonball
8. Living in and being part of a community that truly loves and cares about you
7. S’mores are finest fresh from the fire and you get fed lunch every day
6. Earn valuable leadership skills that will benefit you in your professional life
5. You get to make the best friends of your life
4. Capture the flag should really be an Olympic Sport
3. You get to laugh everyday
2. The campers you work with think you’re cool before they even meet you
1. You get a chance to positively affect the lives of some amazing kids
We are now accepting application for Summer 2020 Camp positions:
SENIOR CAMP COUNSELORS: (FT Seasonal)
Senior Camp Counselors are primarily responsible for the care of their children in their assigned cabin group. Counselors spend their day leading their group to various activities. During activity periods these counselors attend and participate in each activity that the group does. Senior Camp Counselors are 18 and older staff members who provide the overall supervision for their assigned bunk and who supervise the Junior Counselors
in their assigned bunk.
JUNIOR CAMP COUNSELORS: (FT Seasonal)
Junior Camp Counselors work under the direction of the Senior Camp Counselors in their assigned bunk and assist the Senior Counselor in leading their assigned cabin group. Counselors spend most of their day accompanying their group to various activities. During activity periods these counselors attend and participate in each activity that the group does. Junior Counselors are 16 & 17 years of age.
SPECIAL NEEDS AIDES: (FT Seasonal)
Special Needs Aides primarily responsible for working in a 1:1 or 1:2 setting with a child who has Special Needs. The goal of the person in this person is helping to integrate the assigned child into the Day Camp Program. Requires the ability to be creative in the integration of assigned camper (s); Good character, integrity, adaptability, enthusiastic, friendly and dependable; Achieve assigned camper (s) developmental objectives or Summer I.E.P. (Individual Education Program) goals. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
NATURE ACTIVITY SPECIALIST: (FT Seasonal)
The Nature Activity Specialist is responsible for coordinating and leading environmental activities at Naticook Day Camp. The specialist will develop, plan & lead daily nature activities for groups of children between the ages of 5 – 14. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and have experience in Nature or Environmental Education.
ARTS & CRAFTS ACTIVITY SPECIALIST: (FT Seasonal)
The Arts & Crafts Activity Specialist is responsible for developing, implementing and leading daily Arts & Crafts activities for children aged 5 - 14. Candidate must be at least 18 years of age and should have experience teaching arts & crafts activities to children and have a deep understanding of age appropriate activities.
ARCHERY SPECIALIST: (FT Seasonal)
The Archery Specialist is responsible for teaching/ leading quality archery program at Naticook Day Camp for children between the ages of 7-14. Candidate will be responsible for managing and maintaining the archery range and all equipment and teaching daily classes. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, experience shooting archery and hold a level 1 Archery Instructor Certification or willing to obtain.
DRAMA / PERFORMING ARTS ACTIVITY SPECIALIST: (FT Seasonal)
The Drama/Performing Arts Activity Specialist is responsible for coordinating and leading drama/performing arts or music activities at Naticook Day Camp. The specialist will develop, plan and lead Develop, plan & lead participants in scene acting, vocal work, dance and creative movement, theater games and improvisation for children between the ages of 5 – 14. Candidates must be at lease 18 years of age and Drama/Performing Arts or Music background.
SPORTS ACTIVITY SPECIALIST: (FT Seasonal)
The Sports and Game Specialist is responsible for coordinating and leading the sports program at Naticook Day Camp. The specialist will develop, plan and lead daily sports activities for children aged 5 - 14. Candidate must be at least 18 years of age and should have significant experience teaching a wide variety of sports & games programs to a wide variety of ages.
WATERFRONT LIFEGUARDS: (FT Seasonal)
Lifeguards are responsible for ensuring the overall safety of the Waterfront environment on Lake Naticook. In addition to supervising the water lifeguards are also responsible for providing first aid for minor injuries and activating the chain of command for more serious emergencies. Lifeguards will also be trained to lead canoeing trips on the Lake. Candidates must be at least 16 years of age and possess a current Lifeguard Certification from the American Red Cross, YMCA or other recognized organization; possess a current American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer or American Heart Association Heartsaver certification or comparable; Certification in Standard First Aid. Full & Part Time positions available. Canoe experience a plus.
WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTORS: (FT Seasonal)
Water Safety Instructors are responsible for teaching group swimming lessons to children on Lake Naticook according to American Red Cross Swimming Lesson Standards. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and be certified as a American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, or equivalent; candidates with American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification or equivalent strongly preferred.
KITCHEN ASSISTANT / PREP COOK: (FT Seasonal)
The Kitchen Assistant assists the Camp Cook in the Operation on their duties. Responsibilities include washing dishes, sweeping & mopping, Taking out trash; cutting, peeling & washing vegetables, as needed. Help unload supply truck and put supplies away. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and must be able to lift/unload/move food and supplies; Lift dishes to their storage location; Use kitchen equipment safely and Operate electrical and mechanical equipment as needed.
SEASONAL PARK MAINTAINER: (FT Seasonal)
Responsible for performing a wide variety of maintenance tasks including picking up trash, using weed wackers to clear brush, painting, repairing window screens, emptying trash, cleaning of bathrooms and other maintenance duties as required. Heavy lifting may be required. Good knowledge of safety precautions and standards; carpentry skills, good knowledge of the operation of light and heavy equipment; ability to operate equipment safely; and ability to work with the general public. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
YOUTH TENNIS INSTRUCTOR: (Full Time or Part Time Seasonal)
The Youth Tennis Instructor is responsible for planning, designing and teaching Youth Tennis Lessons for the Merrimack community. Enthusiastic teacher with demonstrated knowledge of tennis and the ability to create lesson plans for a wide age range of children. Desire and ability to work with children. Successful candidate must have at least 1 summer of previous teaching experience. Current First Aid and CPR Certification or willing to obtain. Certificate of Completion of a USTA Recreational Coaches Workshop advantageous. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. The ideal candidate would be available on either weekday mornings or weekday afternoon/evenings.
WEEKEND PARK ATTENDANT: (PT Seasonal)
The weekend Park is responsible for staffing the Wasserman Park Beach on weekends from Mid June – Late August. Person in this position will be responsible for enforcing park rules and cleaning up the grounds around the park and near the waterfront on a daily basis. Candidates should have good character, integrity, be punctual and be able to effectively and diplomatically deal with park users. Must be 18 years of age or older. Good character, integrity, punctual and adaptability. Independent judgment & initiative Position works Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Interested candidates should complete the Town of Merrimack Application for Employment and mail or drop it off to the following address:
Town of Merrimack
Attn: Human Resources
6 Baboosic Lake Road
Merrimack, NH 03054
The minimum age for any paid position with the Town of Merrimack is 16.
For questions, contact Matt Casparius, Director of Parks & Recreation at 603-882-1046 or by email at email@example.com