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AYU Camp Instructor

Job Description: 

Perform a variety of duties to support the AYU Program of Campus Recreation. Responsibilities include but are not limited to implementing planned activities using prepared curriculum designed to provide grade schoolers with a hands-on introduction to STEM Camps, supervising groups of children while leading them through an array of instructional camp activities and ensuring their safety and well-being. Programs are facilitated by students who have an interest in Education, Engineering, Robotics, or a similar discipline, and who enjoy working with children.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

-Attend staff meetings and trainings

-Model department values and expectations

-General supervision of campers to include implementing program curriculum, facilitating program rules, regulations, and safety concerns

-Direct the group’s daily activity schedule to include greeting and supervision of campers during drop-off, escorting campers to and from each activity session, and supervision of campers awaiting pick-up by parents

-Assist in the facilitation and implementation of daily activities

-Active participation with campers during each session


-Attend to all injuries and illnesses and follow proper protocol

-Assist parents with inquiries regarding the program

-Assist in set-up and take-down of scheduled camp activities

-Supervise and care for groups of campers both at Campus Recreation and other locations throughout U of A

-Implement program curriculum, facilitate program rules, regulations, and safety concerns

-Notify program directors of any problems to assist in providing a positive camp experience

-Reinforce camp rules and manage behavioral issues according to camp protocol

-In the event of an emergency, activate the Emergency Action Plan. Administer First Aid and/or CPR as needed

Training and Certifications Required: 

The successful incumbent is required to have the following certifications and training:

-Mandatory Camp Instructor training between hire date and the start of camp

-Valid CPR-PR/AED and First Aid Certification from an approved provider (American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or American Safety and Health Institute) are required within 30 days of hire; Employees are required to obtain these certifications at their own expense. Campus Recreation offers a discount on certification classes for eligible employees. Other certifications may be considered. Check with your supervisor prior to making arrangements to obtain these certifications.

-All Department of Campus Recreation employees are required to complete blood borne pathogen training within 45 days of hire and renew on an annual basis.

-Complete New Employee training which includes but not limited to Emergency Action Plan, Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy training, All-Employee Security (Computer) Awareness, and Online Driver Registration & Golf Cart (if authorized) 

Required Qualifications: 

-Excellent customer service skills

-Prior experience working with school aged children

-At least 18 years or older

-Must be enrolled at UA for a minimum of 6 credit hours (employment contingent on enrollment)

-Ability to commit to a Monday-Friday schedule, working 9:00AM – 4:00PM daily for a period of six weeks

Preferred Qualifications *

• Current College of Education undergraduate student OR major in STEM related discipline
• Familiarity with basic principles of Engineering Design, Bioengineering or Robotics

• Demonstrated love of learning and enthusiasm for working with children

• Excellent classroom management skills