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!
SCHOOL YEAR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Program counselors are responsible for working in school vacation week and parent night out programs and will lead sports & games, arts & crafts or other types of activities. Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Positions are temporary in nature and are not consistent each week.
SUMMER CAMP POSITIONS
WATERFRONT DIRECTOR: (FT Seasonal)
The Waterfront Director coordinates the various aspects of the seasonal waterfront operations including: organizing and conducting on-the-job-training for lifeguards, supervising and scheduling Lifeguards & Water Safety Instructors, and reporting maintenance and other needs at the waterfront. Performs rescue maneuvers, CPR, and First Aid as needed, and takes command during emergency situations. Ensures that maximum safety precautions are practiced and rules and regulations are followed by all waterfront patrons. Assumes responsibility for care of all equipment and supplies used in daily operations. Applicant must be at least 21 years of age and have a current lifeguard certification from the American Red Cross, YMCA or similar organization.
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.
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 AIDE: (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.
ADVENTURE ACTIVITY SPECIALIST: (FT Seasonal)
The Adventure Activity Specialist is responsible for coordinating and leading adventure education activities at Naticook Day Camp. The specialist will develop, plan and lead daily adventure challenge activities, nature hikes, canoe treks and other activities that help campers feel more comfortable in the outdoors and build life skills including communication, teamwork, trust, cooperation, and more in a safe and supportive environment. Candidates must be at lease 18 years of age and have experience in team building activities, problem solving, or low ropes skills. 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.
YOUTH TENNIS INSTRUCTOR: (Park 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 18 years of age. The ideal candidate would be available on either weekday mornings or weekday afternoon/evenings.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org