The Merrimack Parks & Recreation is hiring Summer Camp Staff to work at Naticook Day Camp. 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!
Positions are generally 40 hours per week unless otherwise specified and run from Mid June - Late August 2021. The minimum age to apply is 18 for all positions except for Junior Camp Counselors, Lifeguards, and Water Safety Instructors, Archery Instructor and Youth Tennis Instructor, for which the minimum age is 16 years of age.
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 in the lake 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
JUNIOR CAMP COUNSELOR:
Junior Counselors work under the Direction of Senior Counselors and are responsible for
assisting the Senior Counselors in caring for their 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. They tend to develop closer bonds
with their cabin group members and are expected to manage personalities and issues within the
cabin group. Must be at least 16 years of age prior to the start of the summer and have experience working with children
This position is responsible for coordinating and leading Drama/Music/Performing Arts activities at Naticook Day Camp, and to help maintain standards that lead to a quality program. Employee will develop, plan and lead different Drama/Music/Performing Arts that will fit into allotted time period for children from 5 - 14 years of age. Must be at least 18 years of age prior to the start of the summer and have experience working with children and a background in Drama/Music/Performing Arts.
Lifeguards are responsible for safely managing the waterfront environment of the Summer Day
Camp Program swim area as well as the Town Beach on Lake Naticook. Applicants must at least 16 years of age and hold current Lifeguard Certification from the American Red Cross, YMCA, Boy Scouts
of America, Ellis and Associates or other national recognized certification. They must also hold a CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent.
Water Safety Instructors are responsible for teaching group swimming lessons to children at Naticook Day Camp or public swim lessons at Wasserman Park. Swim Instructors will be responsible for developing daily lesson plans, with the help of the Waterfront Director, that foster participants’ aquatic skills and help participants to progress throughout their lessons. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and hold current Water Safety Instructor Certification from the American Red Cross, YMCA, Starfish Aquatics Institute, Boy Scouts of America or Ellis and Associates. Current certifications in CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED OR CPR/AED for the Healthcare Provider from the American Red Cross, American Heart Association or
similar organization preferred. Minimum of one season/year as a swimming instructor is preferred.
The Kitchen Helper/Prep Cook assists the Food Service Manager/Camp Cook in the Operation of
their duties. Responsibilities include washing dishes, sweeping & mopping, taking out trash; cutting,
peeling & washing vegetables, as needed. Helping to unload supply trucks and put supplies away. Must have experience preparing food in a kitchen or restaurant environment. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
Employee is responsible for a wide variety of maintenance and janitorial duties at Wasserman Park and the Naticook Summer Day Camp program. Employee of this classification will be required to operate and maintain various equipment used in the construction and maintenance of park buildings and facilities. Manual labor tasks incidental to all operations required. Work will be performed in various climatic conditions. The work will generally be performed outside of buildings. Proper physical conditioning for job performance required. Heavy lifting may be required. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and have a good knowledge of safety precautions and standards; good knowledge of the operation of light
and heavy equipment; ability to operate equipment safely; and ability to work with the general
public. Carpentry skills a plus.
This position is responsible for serving as a park ambassador to the general public on weekday evenings and on weekends from June thru the end of August. Person in this position will be responsible for enforcing park rules, monitoring for safety violations and requesting Police Department Assistance as needed. Candidates should have good character, integrity, be punctual and be able to effectively deal with park users. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
Matt Casparius, CPRE
Director of Parks & Recreation
To apply for this position, please submit a Town Application to Town of Merrimack – HR, Attn:
Sharon Marunicz, 6 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, NH 03054, or by email attachment to
firstname.lastname@example.org with “Parks Position” in the subject line. These positions are open until filled.
For questions regarding the specific details of this position, please contact Matt Casparius, Director of Parks & Recreation at 603-882-1046 or by email at email@example.com