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Youth Programs Jobs

The secret to Cal Youth Programs & Camps legacy of excellence is our dedicated staff. Come join our team, and help us continue our quest to be the best!

 

WE ARE HIRING!!!

 

Thank you for your interest in working with Cal Youth Programs & Camps. Throughout the year, and every summer season, we have a variety of job opportunities. For career and contract (Year Round) employment opportunities, please visit the UC Berkeley Jobs Page, and search for “Recreation” or “Youth”.

Every Summer we hire seasonal, limited staff for various positions including Camp Leads & Coordinators, Instructors, Group Leaders,  EMT/Paramedic, and more. We have a variety of unique positions, and a variety of different camp experiences for you to work with. Job Descriptions can be found below. Ready to apply? CLICK HERE to access our Seasonal Summer Camp Job Application.

COME JOIN US FOR AN EXCITING SUMMER TO REMEMBER!

Job Descriptions

Cal Youth Programs & Camps hires over 300 staff annually in positions ranging from Camp Leads and Activity Instructors/Group Leaders, to Swim Instructors and EMTs. Scroll down to learn  more about the various positions available this summer season.

Camp Staff Positions

Aquatic Swim Instructor Position Description

Swim instructors provide instruction in swimming techniques, skills, and water safety to participants in the Cal Youth Camps. Swim instructors are supervised by the Aquatic Coordinator and the Aquatics Director. Applicants must be able to relate well to children. Swim Instructors must also be able to exercise good judgment and safely supervise children. Applicants must have the sensory abilities (e.g. hearing, seeing) necessary to perform the duties of the position. Previous experience as a swimming instructor is also preferred.

Job Responsibilities

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Aquatics Coordinator Position Description

Under the direct supervision of the Aquatics Director, the Aquatics Coordinator oversees the Cal Youth Programs swimming lessons: Group Lessons, Private Lessons, Camp Lessons, and Advanced Aquatic Lessons. Applicants must demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills. Aquatics Coordinators must be well-organized, be able to set priorities, take direction, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Applicants must also have the sensory abilities (e.g. hearing, seeing) necessary to perform the duties of the position required. Experience supervising swim instructors, swimming lessons, & aquatics facilities is preferred.

Job Responsbilities

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2021 Cal Youth Camps Summer Hiring Application
2021 Cal Youth Camps Summer Hiring Application Handbook

 

HIRING MANAGER CONTACT: 

Spencer Hawkins, Aquatics Director (shawkins@berkeley.edu) 

Group Leader Position Summary:

Group Leaders provide supervision to campers at Explorer and Blue Camps. Group Leaders are supervised by the Camp Lead and the Assistant Camp Lead(s). Group Leaders must have experience with children (ages 5 and older). Applicants must demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills. Group Leaders must have the ability to exercise good judgment and safely supervise children. Group Leaders must also have the sensory abilities (e.g. hearing, seeing) necessary to perform the duties of the position required.

Camp Activity Instructor Position Summary:

Activity Instructors provide supervision and instruction to campers at Cal Youth Camps. Activity Instructors are supervised by the Camp Lead and the Assistant Camp Lead(s). Activity instructors must have experience with children (ages 5 and older). Applicants must demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills. Instructors must be skilled in the activity that will be taught and/or have received formal training in activity. Instructors must also have the ability to exercise good judgment and safely supervise children. Experience teaching activity as an instructor, coach, etc. is required. Instructors must also have the sensory abilities (e.g. hearing, seeing) necessary to perform the duties of the position required.

Camp Group Leader/Activity Instructor – FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

2021 Cal Youth Camps Summer Hiring Application
2021 Cal Youth Camps Summer Hiring Application Handbook

 

HIRING MANAGER CONTACT: 

Jalen Cobeen, Explorer Camp Lead (jalencobeen@berkeley.edu) 

Jocelyn Jasso, Camp Operations Lead (jjasso13@berkeley.edu) 

Camp EMT/Paramedic Position Description

The primary responsibility of the Medical Staff member is to provide care that emphasizes the use of appropriate skills, knowledge, and abilities (e.g. health care, first aid, and general support) to assure the comfort, safety, and well being of the Cal Youth Camp summer youth sports and recreation participants (ages 5-15) and to the recreational swimming patrons (infants to adults). Individuals in this position must reflect a balance and understanding of both patient care needs and efficient program operations. This staff member reports directly to the Camp Coordinators and the Director. All applicants must have sensory abilities, e.g. hearing and sight, necessary to perform the duties of the position. Having a NREMT certification is preferred.

Job Responsibilities

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2021 Cal Youth Camps Summer Hiring Application
2021 Cal Youth Camps Summer Hiring Application Handbook

HIRING MANAGER CONTACT: 

Dave Leimsieder, Director, Youth Programs (daveleimsieder@berkeley.edu) 

Cal Adventures Activity Instructor Position Description

Under the supervision of the Youth Program Manager, a Cal Adventures Activity Instructor will lead groups of 8-17 year-olds in a specific skill area. Cal Adventures activities include sailing, sea kayaking, rock climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing, general outdoor recreation, and leadership development. A minimum of Community First Aid and CPR certification and extensive experience teaching one or more of the skill areas is required. Instructors for Discovery and Adventure Camps are also asked to have a valid California Driver’s License. Please read the specifications below before applying for a position. Applicants without experience will not be considered.

Job Responsibilities

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2021 Cal Youth Camps Summer Hiring Application
2021 Cal Youth Camps Summer Hiring Application Handbook

 

HIRING MANAGER CONTACT: 

Lauren Gregory, Youth Programs Manager (laurengregory@berkeley.edu) 

Information about Youth Leadership Programs, including expectations, job responsibilities, and expectations can be found HERE.

 

HIRING MANAGER CONTACT: 

Dave Leimsieder, Director, Youth Programs (daveleimsieder@berkeley.edu) 

Skateboarding Program Instructor Position Summary:

Skateboarding Program Instructors provide supervision and instruction to campers enrolled in Skateboard Camp with Cal Skateboarding. Skateboarding Program Instructors are supervised by the Skate Program Coordinator. Skateboarding Program Instructors must have experience leading and teaching skateboard techniques and safety skills + activities for with children (ages 8 and older). Applicants must demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills. Skateboarding Program Instructors must also have the ability to exercise good judgment and safely supervise children. Experience as a Skateboard Instructor, Youth Program Leader/Instructor, etc. is required. Instructors must also have the sensory abilities (e.g. hearing, seeing) necessary to perform the duties of the position required.

Skate Program Instructor – FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

2021 Cal Youth Camps Summer Hiring Application
2021 Cal Youth Camps Summer Hiring Application Handbook

 

HIRING MANAGER CONTACT: 

Sean O’loughlin (sko@berkeley.edu) 

Gymnastics Program Instructor Position Summary:

Gymnastics Program Instructors provide supervision and instruction to campers enrolled in Gymnastics Camp with Golden Bears Youth Gymnastics. Gymnastics Program Instructors are supervised by the Head Coach and the Lead Recreation Program Coach. Gymnastics Program Instructors must have experience leading recreational gymnastics activities for with children (ages 4 and older). Applicants must demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills. Gymnastics Program Instructors must also have the ability to exercise good judgment and safely supervise children. Experience teaching activity as a gymnastics nstructor, coach, etc. is required. Instructors must also have the sensory abilities (e.g. hearing, seeing) necessary to perform the duties of the position required.

Gymnastics Program Instructor – FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

2021 Cal Youth Camps Summer Hiring Application
2021 Cal Youth Camps Summer Hiring Application Handbook

 

HIRING MANAGER CONTACT: 

Liz Lavin, Interim Head Coach (lizparks@berkeley.edu) 

Camp Leadership Positions

Camp Lead & Assistant Camp Lead Position Description

Under the direct supervision of the Youth Camps Supervisor, the Camp Lead oversees all on-location aspects of the camp, including the camp program and staff, customer service, and risk management. Camp Assistant Leads provide support to the Camp Lead, and fill in an Acting role when the Lead is absent or away from campus. Applicants for Camp Leads & Assistant Camp Lead positions must have experience teaching or working with children. They must demonstrate effective successful interpersonal and communication skills. Applicants must be well organized, able to set priorities, take direction, and multitask in a fast-paced environment. Applicants must also have the sensory abilities (e.g. hearing, seeing) necessary to perform the duties of the position required.

Camp Lead – FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Assistant Camp Lead – FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

2021 Cal Youth Camps Summer Hiring Application
2021 Cal Youth Camps Summer Hiring Application Handbook

 

HIRING MANAGER CONTACT: 

Dave Leimsieder, Director, Youth Programs (daveleimsieder@berkeley.edu) 

 

How to Apply

Ready to Apply? Cal Youth Programs & Camps hires over 300 staff every year! But we are always in need of new, and unique individuals like YOU! Learn more about the application process below:

Step 1: Complete the Online Application

Fill out the Cal Youth Camps Summer Hiring Application . Be sure to read the Cal Youth Camps Summer Staff Application Handbook with links on how to apply and the application steps and forms. Select the camp you are interested in and fill out the application for that program. Each program area has their own director and they hire independently of each other. Please be sure to fill out all fields completely.

2021 Cal Youth Camps Summer Hiring Application

2021 Cal Youth Camps Summer Hiring Application Handbook

 

Step 2: Provide References (First Time Applicants Only)

Please request your personal or professional reference to fill out this Form and submit. This form must be completed by the applicant’s reference. At least two reference forms must be submitted for all new applicants.

 

Cal Youth Programs & Camps – Applicant Reference Form 2021

Step 3: Get Work Permit Form

Complete this step AFTER you have been offered a camp staff position (not needed for the interview).

Requirements: This form is only required for applicants that are under the age of 18. If you are 18 or older, you can skip this step. If you are under age 18, and have graduated from high school, you can skip this step.

What Happens Next?

Staff Trainings

All positions with Cal Youth Camps have a pre-camp training component and ongoing in-service trainings through the summer. We have both online training modules and in-person modules which are all mandatory to complete. Completing all the required training for your program is a condition of employment. If you are hired, your director will send you a “Staff Hire Guide” which lists the specific trainings for your position and program.

We realize staff arrive back into town at various times as the majority of staff are finishing up finals in school. It is up to you to clear your training attendance and schedule a make-up session with your hiring Director at the time of the interview and/or hiring.

 

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