P.O. Box 896, Skowhegan, Maine 04976 • (207) 474-1292

Careers

We are continuing to build our “A” team for this summer! Accepting applications for Camp Podooc Program staff (July 9-Aug. 3): (Art, Field Games, Drama, and 3 counselors). Please contact Emilee Robertson with interest ERobertson@goldstarfeed.com, the application can be downloaded here.

Camp Podooc Program Staff

Must be 18+ years of age

Duration:  4 weeks in July-August, hours 8:00-3:00

Pay:  $10-14/hour based on experience

Purpose:  To provide structured, safe, and educational nature-based learning programs within the context of a day camp situated at Lake George Regional Park, for children entering grades 1-6 from areas towns including, but not limited to Skowhegan, Canaan, Athens, Norridgewok, Cornville, and Hartland.  Program staff will report to the Camp Director. Camp is scheduled in 2 distinct, 2-week sessions.

Art Director

Appropriate candidate has previous experience working with children, grading hands-on arts and crafts activities to their skill levels and interests.   Under the supervision of the Camp Director, the Art Director will be responsible for planning structured, daily activities for all age groups, with tangible projects to take home, while adhering to a conservative budget based largely on donated, and  materials found in nature.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Planning, organizing, and execution of art & crafts program for all age groups.
  • Teaching and leading art & crafts projects at camp.
  • Inventory supplies in order to determine what will be required for next session, while communicating needs to Camp Director.
  • Preparation and cleanup of art & crafts classes, and program building.

Outdoor Education Director

Appropriate candidate has previous experience working with children to grade nature-based, environmental conservation education activities to their skills levels and abilities.  The Outdoor Education Director will be responsible for planning safe, daily nature-based activities for all age groups, and suitable for rain or shine.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Lead outdoor adventure, environmental conservation, and/or natural science activities for all age groups.
  • Activities may include, but not be limited to:  trail hiking, identifying tracks/scat, teaching dendrology and plant science, knot tying, fire safety, wetland species identification, outdoor cooking, fishing,  boating, etc.

Field Games Director

Appropriate candidate has previous experience working with children to grade physical education activities to their skills levels and abilities, as well as leadership skill with cooperative team building and recreational games.  The Field Games Director will be responsible for planning safe daily activities for all age groups, in rain or shine.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Planning, organizing, and execution of field-based recreational activities for all age groups (dance studio in rain).
  • Knowledge of team building activities that focus on good sportsmanship
  • Activities may include, but not be limited to:  outdoor games, archery, slackline balance skills, soccer, parachute, kite flying, boating, etc.

Waterfront Director

Appropriate candidate has previous experience working with children and is a certified swim instructor and lifeguard.   The Swim Instructor will be responsible for grading daily swim lessons to the skill levels of small groups, engaging counsellors as facilitators, and lifeguarding free swim of all age groups and swimming ability to ensure safety at all times.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide daily supervision and lifeguarding for free swim periods and activities.
  • Provide daily instruction and lifeguarding for Camp swimming lessons.
  • Ensure required emergency and life safety equipment is positioned at the waterfront as required by the Dept. Health and Human Services.
  • Report safety or equipment needs to the Camp Director.

Drama Director

Appropriate candidate has previous experience working with children in dance, and/or the creative or performing arts.   The Drama Director will be responsible for daily group lessons across age groups, that culminate in a final, staged performance for an audience of camper parents and community members to enjoy.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Organize, and lead daily groups in play recital, song, or dance that promote interest in theater.
  • Aid campers in costume design and set construction.
  • Inventory supplies in order to determine what will be required for the summer session, while adhering to a conservative budget based largely on donated materials, and communicating needs to Camp Director.
  • Organize, lead, and execute a 30-45 minute theatrical performance for the commencement of camp.

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