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UCLA Recreation

Looking for a part-time or full-time job this summer? Come join our team! Click on the button below to apply for a position with our Summer Camps programs.

Apply for a Summer Camps job

Looking for a Part or Full time job this summer? Get paid to play games, sing songs, make art, be silly, dress up, and more. For more information visit ww.recreation.ucla.edu/Summer-Camp-Jobs. For questions call 310.206.7689 or email camphr@recreation.ucla.edu

Job Descriptions

Camp Counselor

Essential Job Functions (include but not limited to): General supervision of multiple children while facilitating program rules, regulations and safety expectations; ability to maintain energy and excitement among campers through creativity and flexibility; welcoming and supervising children; plan and implement recreational activities for children; constantly model positive behavior to campers through excitement and participation in daily activities; attend to injuries and illnesses; effectively communicate with and assist parents with regard to camp-specific programming; attend and engage in staff orientation sessions and meetings as required; maintain camp facilities as they relate to campers and camp facilities; and any additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Current American Red Cross Standard First-Aid & CPR certification; prior experience working with children in a recreational, educational, and/or large group setting; Must be able to swim 50 yards non stop and tread water for two minutes for all camps that include swimming; willingness to establish a professional rapport with campers, parents, other staff members, and administrators in an energetic and enthusiastic manner; strong leadership, organizational, child management, and instructional skills with children; ability to participate in activities with campers in a way that is engaging, fun, mindful, and safe, while maintaining a supervisory role; ability to have fun.

Tennis Instructor

Essential Job Functions (include but not limited to): Plan and teach curriculum for tennis activities; supervise children and communicate with coordinator as related to archery lessons; maintain a proper and safe use of the courts and equipment.

Qualifications: Current American Red Cross Standard First-Aid & CPR certification. Past experience teaching tennis lessons preferred.

Swim Instructor

Essential Job Functions (include but not limited to): Teach swimming lessons and water safety, plan and execute curriculum for water activities; supervise children and communicate with parents as related to swim lessons; maintain proper and safe use of the facility and equipment.

Qualifications: Current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification preferred. Past experience teaching swim lessons preferred.

UCLA Marina Aquatic Youth Instructor

This youth instructor position is for: kayaking, sailing, rowing, surfing, and stand up paddle-boarding

Essential Job Functions (include but not limited to): Teach water and boating safety; plan and execute curriculum for water activities; supervise campers and communicate with parents as related to program; maintain proper and safe use of the facility and equipment.

Qualifications: Current American Red Cross Standard First-Aid & Adult CPR certification; ability to lift 50 pounds; experience in sailing, surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and/or rowing preferred, but not required; prior teaching experience preferred.

*If you are applying for a position as a UCLA Marina Aquatic Youth Instructor, please also send your application to macyouthcoordinator@recreation.ucla.edu.

Assistant Cordinator

Essential Job Functions (include but not limited to): Plan, organize, orchestrate and evaluate specific camp programming/curriculum; ability to identify successes and creatively problem solve; assist in general supervision of campers; directly and professionally supervise specialists and counselors; facilitate program policies, regulations, and safety procedures; attend to injuries and illnesses; constantly serve as a role model for both campers and staff with regard to positive attitude; assist parents with inquiries regarding program; actively help lead staff training; assist in directing program activities to support budgetary and staffing concerns; help to maintain facilities as they relate to campers and camp activities; any additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Current American Red Cross Standard First-Aid & CPR certification; prior experience working with children in a recreational, educational, and/ or large group setting; Must be able to swim 50 yards non stop and tread water for two minutes for all camps that include swimming; willingness to establish a professional rapport with campers, parents, other staff members, and administrators in an energetic and enthusiastic manner; strong leadership, organizational, child management, and instructional skills with children; ability to participate in activities with campers in a way that is engaging, fun, mindful, and safe, while maintaining a supervisory role; ability to have fun.

*If applying for coordinator position, you must be available for the entirety of the program you’re applying for.

Camp Coordinator

Essential Job Functions (include but not limited to): Plan, organize and orchestrate age-appropriate, camp-specific programming; assist in general supervision of campers, give special attention to dynamics amongst campers; directly supervise specialists and counselors; implement program curriculum and facilitate program policies, regulations and safety procedures; take an active role in staff training/orientation and meetings; attend to injuries and illnesses; serve as a liaison to parents regarding camp specific programming and campers’ needs; assist in directing program activities to support budgetary and staffing concerns; help to maintain facilities as they relate to campers and camp activities; constantly model positive behavior to serve as a role model for staff and campers; any additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Current American Red Cross Standard First-Aid & CPR certification; extensive experience working with children in specific programs relating to camp; Must be able to swim 50 yards non stop and tread water for two minutes for all camps that include swimming; expertise in area in which applying for; experience in developing a curriculum for youth activities; strong organizational, leadership, and child management skills; willingness to establish a professional rapport with campers, parents, staff, & administrators in an energetic and enthusiastic manner; ability to have fun.

*If applying for Coordinator position, you must be available for the entirety of the program you’re applying for.

Site Coordinator

Site Coordinator positions are available for: The John Wooden Center and Sunset Canyon Recreation Center.

Essential Job Functions (include but not limited to): Serving as the primary liaison to parents on a daily basis with regard to camp schedules and programming; be involved in activities, and evaluate regularly the success of programming as to help implement changes to ensure daily camper enjoyment; manage supplies and field equipment for the site; assist coordinators with pool time, transitions and field trips; generally supervise all campers at site; directly supervise coordinators, specialists and counselors; facilitate program policies, regulations and safety procedures; attend to injuries and illnesses; actively help lead staff training; assist in directing program activities to support budgetary and staffing concerns; maintain facilities as they relate to campers and camp activities; constantly serve as a role model for both campers and staff with regard to positive attitude, professionalism, and creativity of programming; any additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Current American Red Cross Standard First-Aid & CPR certification; extensive experience working with children in specific programs relating to camp; Must be able to swim 50 yards non stop and tread water for two minutes for all camps that include swimming; expertise in area in which applying for; experience in developing a curriculum for youth activities; strong organizational, leadership, and child management skills; willingness to establish a professional rapport with campers, parents, staff, & administrators in an energetic and enthusiastic manner; ability to have fun.

*If applying for Coordinator position, you must be available for the entirety of the program you’re applying for.

Office Coordinator

Office Coordinator is only available for: Sunset Canyon Recreation Center

Essential Job Functions (include but not limited to): Manage the summer camp office; be the communication hub to parents and administrators; greeting campers who come and go through the day; answer phones; prepare sign-in/sign-out sheets and other legal documents for each camp; maintain camps/campers’ schedules, and know where all camps are located at all times; any additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Current American Red Cross Standard First-Aid & CPR certification; extensive experience working with children in specific programs relating to camp; expertise in area in which applying for; strong organizational, leadership, and child management skills; willingness to establish a professional rapport with campers, parents, staff & administrators in an energetic and enthusiastic manner; ability to have fun!

*If applying for Coordinator position, you must be available for the entirety of the program you’re applying for.

Assistant Office Coordinator

This position is only available for: The John Wooden Center and Sunset Canyon Recreation Center

Essential Job Functions (include but not limited to): Serving as the primary liaison to parents on a daily basis with regard to camp schedules and programming; be involved in activities, and evaluate regularly the success of programming as to help implement changes to ensure daily camper enjoyment; manage supplies and field equipment for the site; assist coordinators with pool time, transitions and field trips; generally supervise all campers at site; directly supervise coordinators, specialists and counselors; facilitate program policies, regulations and safety procedures; attend to injuries and illnesses; actively help lead staff training; assist in directing program activities to support budgetary and staffing concerns; maintain facilities as they relate to campers and camp activities; constantly serve as a role model for both campers and staff with regard to positive attitude, professionalism, and creativity of programming; any additional duties as assigned. Assisting the Office Coordinator.

Qualifications: Current American Red Cross Standard First-Aid & Adult CPR certification; extensive experience working with children in specific programs relating to camp; expertise in area in which applying for; experience in developing a curriculum for youth activities; strong organizational, leadership, and child management skills; willingness to establish a professional rapport with campers, staff, parents, & administrators in an energetic and enthusiastic manner; ability to swim 50 yards.

*If applying for Coordinator position, you must be available for the entirety of the program you’re applying for.

Outdoor Adventures Facilitator

Essential Job Functions (include but not limited to): Lead teambuilding activities including games, low ropes activities, and high ropes climbing elements; supervise bouldering in rock wall; belay campers on high ropes; pre-use inspection of equipment and element setup/takedown.

Qualifications: Ability to lift 50 pounds; Current American Red Cross Standard First-Aid & CPR certification; prior teaching and/or climbing experience helpful but not required.

*If you are applying for a position as an Outdoor Adventures Facilitator, please also send your application to Michelle Perrault at mperrault@recreation.ucla.edu.