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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!

 

Year-Round Staff Positions

Gymnastics Program Instructor Position Summary:

Gymnastics Program Instructors provide supervision and instruction to gymnasts enrolled in recreational classes 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 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.

Gymnastics Program Instructor – full job description

 

Questions? Contact:

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


 

Camp Staff Positions


Aquatic Swim Instructor 

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.

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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

 

Questions? Contact: 

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


Blue Camp & Explorer Camp Group Leader:

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:

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

 

Questions? Contact:

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



Camp EMT/Paramedic

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

 

Questions? Contact: 

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



Cal Adventures Activity Instructor

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

 

Questions? Contact:

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



Information about Youth Leadership Programs, including expectations, job responsibilities, and expectations can be found here. Click here to apply today.

 

Questions? Contact:

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



Martial Arts Youth Camp Instructor

The University of California Martial Arts Program is hiring staff for its annual summer camp. We are looking for instructors and assistant instructors who can teach children the wonderful skills and life lessons of martial arts. In addition, we aim to provide students with the basic fundamentals of martial arts in order for them to build confidence and have the ability to defend themselves should the situation ever arise.

For more information, and how to apply click here.

Questions? Contact:

Brandon Peav (brandonpeav@berkeley.edu)

Skateboarding Program Instructor:

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

 

Questions? 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 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.

Gymnastics Program Instructor – full job description

2021 Cal Youth Camps Summer Hiring Application

2021 Cal Youth Camps Summer Hiring Application Handbook

 

Questions? 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

 

Questions? Contact:

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


How to Apply


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 Training

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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