Day Camp Counselor

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (SVPH) is on a mission to inspire generations through DISCOVERY, by sharing the legacies of the Kentucky Shakers. SVPH is committed to bridging historic preservation, land conservation, engaged learning and warm hospitality to present an unrivaled destination experience.
Home to the third largest Shaker community in the United States from 1805 until 1910, SVPH manages the country's largest private collection of original 19th century buildings and is the largest National Historic Landmark in Kentucky. Onsite amenities at SVPH include overnight accommodations, dining and catering services, retail shops, event and meeting venues, riverboat rides, historical exhibitions and tours, farm and garden area, nature preserve, multi-use trail system, equestrian stable and an extensive calendar of special programs, activities and events.
Shaker Village Program Department
The Program Department supports the mission of Shaker Village by inspiring our guests through stories, activities and exhibits across the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill landscape that connect to our heritage, community and the environment while expanding our understanding of the legacy of the Pleasant Hill Shakers.
Day Camp Counselor
This position will be responsible for the primary care and programming for summer day campers enrolled in Shaker Village's Explorer Camp. Explorer Camp operates on a Monday Friday schedule, from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm daily. Day Camp Counselors will be expected to commit to a 40 hour work week.
Ensure the safety and health of all campers in accordance with applicable Kentucky Department of Health requirements
Implement camp activities, including archery, arts/crafts, hikes, farm programs and additional as directed
Maintain all equipment and property, minimizing damage
Communicate positively and enthusiastically with campers, parents, staff and volunteers
Treat each child with dignity and respect
Report all accidents and incidents involving self, participants, guests or other employees
Familiar with the history of the Shakers in general and Pleasant Hill in particular
Familiar with and able to implement emergency procedures
Ensure cleanliness of facilities and property
Performs other duties as assigned by management.
Skills and Qualifications:
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must have or be willing to attend onsite training to receive certification in 1st Aid, CPR, AED and Epi-Pen administration.
Must be a self-motivator and willing to learn new skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Positive attitude, problem solving, and flexibility
Ability to engage and educate children through experiential programs
Ability to work in a collaborative team structure
Show flexibility and creativity in support of all Shaker Village activities.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma required
Bachelor's Degree in a related field, with relevant professional or performance experience preferred
Experience working with children under age 12
Knowledge of crafts, group games, sports and other outdoor pursuits
Physical Requirements:
Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell
Frequently required to stand and walk for at least an hour at a time; occasionally sit and climb or balance
Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. and lift and/or move heavier loads with a team as needed.
Working Environment and Conditions:
Regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions
Frequently exposed to outside weather conditions
This position requires working some evenings.
This position may require working near farm animals.
This position requires leading programming in a variety of locales, which may include: riverboat, hiking trails, farm/garden, within historic structures.
This position will be active from June 8-29, 2018

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