Camp Assistant Aquatics Director


  • Be present at the pool at all times and ensure pool safety
  • Direct and supervise all campers in and around the pool area
  • Delegate, assign and communicate Lifeguard placement/zone coverage
  • Manage and develop Aquatics staff; conduct mid-summer and end of summer evaluations
  • Conduct morning briefings daily with Aquatics team and participate in leadership meetings
  • Interface with camp parents/guardians through written and verbal communication
  • Coordinate daily swim and enrichment lesson schedules
  • Supervise all swim lessons daily
  • Ensure Instructors are prepared to teach swimming skills on a daily basis
  • Evaluate camper s swimming abilities; identify and meet camper needs
  • Track camper swim progress and prepare awards for completed levels
  • Ensure buddy checks are being performed according to ESF policy
  • Perform pool maintenance and testing; record any incidents
  • Complete paperwork as assigned including weekly progress reports
  • Fulfill additional duties that may be assigned by the Site Director
  • Exhibit ESF Core Values at all times, and to adhere to all company policies
  • Have fun!
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Position Competencies for Success

  • Understand and support the mission of the organization
  • Commit to the growth and development of youth
  • Work effectively with others in all levels of the organization in a professional manner
  • Demonstrate outstanding communication skills; using clear, concise and professional language when interacting with campers, camp families and colleagues
  • Be responsible, reliable and safe
  • Always have a positive, can-do attitude
  • Be patient, caring and creative
  • Produce consistent, high-quality work
  • Demonstrate excellent judgment; identify problems and work quickly to find solutions
  • Be a flexible, adaptive and a team player
  • Desire to make a difference in the life of a child

Experience Requirements

  • Previous experience working with children in a supervisory capacity
  • Prior staff supervision experience
  • Performance management and facilitation experience
  • Previous experience working as a Lifeguard/Swim Instructor or willingness to get certified
  • Experience teaching swim lessons or willingness to learn
  • Prior camp experience preferred

Certification Requirements

  • Current Lifeguard certification including First Aid, CPR and AED
  • ESF will reimburse Aquatic Team members after a successful camp season for completing and passing a local or ESF-run Lifeguard certification course (Note: ESF offers First Aid, CPR and Lifeguard certification courses; inquire with your Hiring Director for more information)
  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification preferred

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor s degree

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports directly to the Site Director

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Must have the physical capability to see (near and far), climb, bend, swim, float, kneel and carry individuals during rescue operations
  • Ability to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of thirty-five (35) pounds
  • Must be able to perform all skills required for Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED certification(s)
  • Endurance to guard the pool and surrounding area for six (6) to eight (8) hours per day outside in varying weather conditions
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations which may require running up to one (1) mile in some cases) and climbing stairs
  • Possess physical capacity to fulfill all Essential Job Functions Responsibilities listed above

This job description is subject to change at any time.

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