Staff Positions

 

(All previous staff will reapply yearly along side new applicants. This provides opportunities a way to explore various options, and grow into new roles)

Why we only want the best.
 

Over the years, we've become known for our amazing staff. Our staff that understands the joy of play and the importance of what we do daily.

At BFK, we’re deeply connecting to our kids, watching them grow before our eyes, and dedicated to bringing the role of play back into the conversation. We recruit the type of staff that not only understands but believes in our philosophy. Our summer site is a community, and to have the best working environment possible, we supply the right staff with all the material and support they will need to succeed.

 

We welcome staff who are parents and teachers, as well as students. Some hours are flexible in positions so you can earn extra money around your schedule. Staff dinners and pay review after 6 weeks are all included for successful candidates. We no longer hire CIT’s, preferring to use our salary budget for strong talented candidates at an honest pay scale, than flood the field with bodies and low pay. We promote and grow with staff, and they know they are valued. Pay will of course increase as they grow into different positions.

 

Listed positions will specify the hours and days, but of course, we will expect a certain degree of flexibility for random situations that pop up. Our categories are divided into:

  • Specialists- Skilled positions that require a strong leadership role. MUST be available to work the full schedule.

  • Leads- This is the group leader position. a role that will report to the supervisor, and has Sr and Jr assistants in their team. Leads will manage the day of the kids, staff, and liaison directly with parents. The leads will assure things are running smoothly, supplies are ready, the curriculum is reviewed, and everything is perfect for pick up MUST be available to work the full schedule.

  • Sr. assistant-  works directly with the lead, assisting and leading the group, or their own group. Sr assistants often become leads the following summer.

  • Jr assistant- This position offers more flexibility. Perfect for returning students who need to leave before the end of the summer, or people that have other jobs and will want to leave early. 

Tips are not required, but parents are given a breakdown of the normal tipping procedures. We do not split tips with the whole camp, and parents will tip the group relevant to their children. Pay is bi-weekly, distributed of Fridays starting week 2. You must be available for 2-3 orientation days scheduled by the group the week of June 10th-14th. BACKGROUND CHECKS MANDATORY.

Babysitting is strictly decided by you and are under no obligations from BFK.

Your shift is strictly a *Phone free zone*

We are not hiring CIT’s a this time

DO NOT APPLY to a full schedule position if you are leaving early for school.

Employees will sign a contract. There will be a fine for all employees who don't fulfill their summer commitment as agreed to when hiring.

Positions currently available

Specialist:  ART
The ideal candidate will process talent in multiple artistic fields. Light-hearted, funny, good with kids, and communication skills. Flexible schedule, 5 shifts per week, 30 hrs a week minimum. MUST be available full season. Please forward resume/C.V and successful applicants will be asked to provide samples of work for an interview.
Tasks:  Organize and maintain art tent, assist in the creation and flow of daily lesson plan, organize kids artwork & document, order supplies, break down/set up.

 

Specialist: Boat Captain/Watersports instructor

Please contact the office for details. Profit sharing model for the right candidate.

Specialist: Adventure Team Leader

Mon-Fri 8am-3:30pm 
We need a really special person here.  Not only must you have a real love and passion for the special environment of the east end, experience with the outdoors, unleashing the crazy kid inside us all, while being good with organization, and planning. Open water/CPR/AED qualifications are mandatory and will be scheduled if needed. Clean driving license. MUST be available/flexible for occasional private weekend bookings when requested.

Lead: Early Childhood 

8am-12pm Monday-Friday
Lead position will execute the curriculum in a breathable way, group meetings, liaison with management and parents. Play and child-led learning are the foundation of this program. Wide-eyed, optimistic perspective will dance throughout the shift with the organization and structured outlines. Must love magic and fairies.
 
Lead: Main site
8am-3:30 Monday-Friday
Lead position for the group. Help create and execute curriculum, lead group meetings, liaison with management, parents. Must be comfortable with communications, organized, and creative. These positions will be getting their play on, so be prepared to get messy!

Sr Assistant: E.C. Garden Gnomes

8am-12pm Monday-Friday
Assist lead & substitute when needed, liaison to parents, curriculum & management meetings. Attention to detail is a must.

Sr. Assistant: Main Site 
8am- 1pm/ 8am-3:30 PM

Assist and lead groups at times. High energy, super fun people. Creative and exploratory mindset a must.


Sr. Assistant: Adventure Team
Assistant for adventure team. Must be good with organization, planning. Open water/CPR/AED qualifications mandatory, and will be scheduled if needed. Clean driving license, background check. Nature sciences and water skills are applicable
Must be available for private bookings on sat as requested.

Jr. Assistant: Misc sites. (16yrs+ requirement for position)
Floating team members assigned to multiple groups. A flexible schedule, but must be available Monday-Friday Shifts 1/2 day and full day. Must be flexible in providing aid in Art tent, Main site, Garden Gnomes, or Adventure. FUN, healthy, sun-loving candidates will be successful. Perfect for students needing flexibility in scheduling.

 

Sports Director- Main/Adventure (35 hrs week)

Implementation and assisting in the design of activities to build important development, and skills sets for children. Activities will build skills for year-round learning, active mindset, and aid in their own development of professional sports. 4 days on site, Fridays will liaison with Adventure for surfing, body boarding, boating.

Camp Assistant Director
Managing daily functioning of the site, schedules, curriculum, and children. Must have a strong background of experience, organizational and people skills.

Please inquire: info@thebarefootkids.com for further details and job descriptions.

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