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Job Descriptions

  

Hidden Villa Summer Job Descriptions

Hidden Villa is committed to diversity in the workplace.
People of color are encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

Lifeguard:(1 position $300/week + DOE + room & board) Current Lifeguard Certification, CPR & First Aid required; WSI preferred. Oversee all aspects of the pool – free swim, pool orientations, safety of deck and pool related evening activities. Supervising pool watchers & counselor lifeguards. Inventory and maintain equipment. Also responsible for serving as a member of all camp management staff. Must be able to be a role model among peers. Needs to be at least 21 years old.  Must be available May 30-Aug. 16.  

Kitchen Assistants: (4 positions, $300/week + DOE + room & board) Current Safe Serve certification preferred.  Support food service manager and cooks in serving three healthy and fresh meals to residential campers and staff. Experience with food preparation and kitchen maintenance. Desire to work in a camp kitchen. Ability to learn to do tasks as assigned. Ability to lift weight of 50lbs. Ability to relate well with others and work around children. Must be available June 6-Aug. 16.  Kitchen Assistants Job Description

 

Day Camp Counselor Lifeguard: (1 position, $300/week + DOE + room & board) Day Camp counselor lifeguard works with approximately seven campers ages 6 to 9, Monday through Wednesday 8:00 am -6:00 pm and Thursday 8:00 am through Friday 5:00 pm (staff sleep on site for a camper's overnight). Extended hours during staff training. Counselor leads their group through activities on the farm and trails of Hidden Villa. They are responsible for cultivating the genuine curiosity, self-esteem, and well being of the campers. Counselor is also responsible for life guarding while at the pool. Needs to be at least 18 years old. Must be available June 6-Aug. 16. (Day Camp counselors have the option to camp onsite during the summer.) Day Camp Counselor Lifeguard Job Description

 

Cooks:(1 position, $12/hr +DOE + housing negotiable)Current Safe Serve certification preferred. Work with Food Service Manager to estimate needs, and to order, receive and store food and supplies. Assist in training kitchen staff. Function as a general all-around cook for all meals and special events.Ability to plan and prepare foods for special needs groups and those with dietary restrictions (Vegan, Food Allergies, etc).Maintain kitchen with a high standard of cleanliness, sanitation and safety. Experience as a cook and/or assistant cook, preferably at a camp. Ability to relate well with others in a camp setting. Must be available May 30-Aug. 16.   Cook Job Description

 

Day Camp Counselors: (1 position, $275/week+DOE + room & board) Day Camp counselors work with approximately seven campers ages 6 to 9, Monday through Wednesday 8:00 am-6:00 pm and Thursday 8:00 am through Friday 5:00 pm (Staff sleep on site for a camper's overnight). Extended hours during staff training. Counselors lead their group through activities on the farm and trails of Hidden Villa. They are responsible for cultivating the genuine curiosity, self-esteem, and well being of the campers. Needs to be at least 18 years old. Must be available June 6 -Aug. 16. (Day Camp counselors have the option to camp onsite during the summer.) Day Camp Counselor Job Description

Residential Counselors: (1 position, $275/week + DOE + room & board) Work and live with campers and staff. Responsible for recognizing and meeting the needs of individual campers, and working to develop a sense of community within the group and the cmap. Staff lead an activity daily incorporating Hidden Villa values and resources, participate in all camp activities and nighttime supervision of campers. Must show enthusiasm for having responsible fun. Needs to be at least 18 years old.  Must be available June 6-Aug.16.  Residential Counselor Job Description

Program Heads: (2 positions, $325/week + DOE + room & board) Excellent communications skills, ability to relate to and supervise others. At least three (3) years working in camping or equivalent experience, with at least one year as a supervisor. Responsible with co-program head for managing one of five programs (Pre-K Camp,Day Camp, Tipi Camp, Resident Camp, Farm and Wilderness) which includes supervising staff, ACTs (counselor in training) and campers in the program. Also responsible for serving as a member of all camp management staff. Must be able to be a role model among peers. Must have a strong interest in developing camp programs. Experienced as an environmental educator or teaching a plus. Needs to be at least 21 years old. Must be available May 30-Aug. 16.  Program Head Job Description 

Filled Positions:

Maintenance Assistant: (FILLED) Support maintenance departments in maintaining buildings and grounds. Support waste reduction efforts through education and waste monitoring. Experience using power tools and landscaping equipment desired. Supervise the safety and working condition of all bikes and carts. Ability to maintain daily records on camp equipment. Ability to learn to do tasks as assigned. Also responsible for serving as a member of all camp management staff. Must be able to be a role model among peers. Needs to be at least 21 years old.  Ability to lift weight of 50lbs. Ability to relate well with others and work around children. Must be available May 30-Aug. 16.  Maintenance Assistant Job Description

Residential Counselor Lifeguard: (FILLED) Work and life with campers and staff. Responsible for recognizing and meeting the needs of individual campers, and working to develop a sense of community within the group and the camp. Staff lead an activity daily incorporating Hidden Villa values and resources, participate in all camp activities and nighttime supervision of campers. Must show enthusiasm for having responsible fun. Counselor is responsible for life guarding while at the pool. needs to be at least 18 years old. Must be available June 6-Aug. 16. Counselor Lifeguard Job Description

Food Service Manager(FILLED) Current Safe Serve certification preferred. Oversee all of Camp’s Food Service, supervise and train a six person kitchen staff. Meet needs for all camp programs. Maintain kitchen with a high standard of cleanliness, sanitation and safety. Responsibilities include: Menu planning, ordering, cooking, inventory, scheduling and payroll. Ability to plan and prepare foods for special needs groups and those with dietary restrictions (Vegan, Food Allergies, etc) Excellent communication skills, ability to relate to and supervise others. Experience in a camp or institutional food-service setting. Must be available May 30-Aug. 18.   Food Service Manager Job Description

Kinder Camp Counselors (FILLED) Kinder Camp counselors work with approximately four campers ages 4 to 5, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm.  Extended hours during staff training. Counselors lead their group through activities on the farm and trails of Hidden Villa. They are responsible for cultivating the genuine curiosity, self-esteem, and well-being of the campers. Needs to be at least 18 years old. Must be available June 6-Aug. 16. (Kinder camp counselors have the option to camp onsite during the summer.)

Health Care Manager / Nurse: (FILLED) Licensed RN or LVN desired. Will consider EMT certified candidates. Experience with children and young adults. Ability to monitor health care, maintain records and supplies, implement health care plan and manage an established budget. Desire to live and work in a camp community. Also responsible for serving as a member of all camp management staff. Must be able to be a role model among peers. Needs to be at least 21 years old. Must be available May 30-Aug. 16. 

Seasonal Program Manger:(FILLED)  As part of the Administrative team candidate needs at least two (2) years working as a supervisor in camping or equivalent experience. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: develop and lead workshops during staff training, provide feedback from activity observations, registration support, respond in emergency situations as person in charge, supervise evening programs. Experience teaching children of diverse age ranges and ability to coach individuals in teaching techniques and group management. Experience with conflict resolution and positive behavior management. Ability to enforce summer camp policies and model appropriate behavior for all of staff. Needs to be at least 21 years old.  Must be available May 28th-Aug. 20th. 

Youth Leadership Counselor: (FILLED) Work as a counselor in the Youth Leadership Programs teaching teens to work with children as well as teaching leadership & life skills. Develop and lead workshops including but not limited to: Age-Characteristics, Behavior Management, Conflict Resolution & Social Justice. Support a group of 12 campers on a 9 day backpacking trip from Hidden Villa to Wadell Beach in Santa Cruz twice during the summer. At least (1-2) years working in camping or equivalent experience and experience working with teens. Must be able to be a role model among peers. Must have strong interest in developing camp programs. Needs to be at least 21 years old. Must be available June 6-Aug. 16.

Arts & Crafts Coordinator: (FILLED) Training and experience in arts and crafts, ability to teach a wide variety of art activities to a wide range of young people, order and maintain supplies within an established budget, keep A&C hut organized and clean, self-motivated, ability to work independently as well as with others, excellent time management skills.Alos responsibile for serving as a member of all camp management staff. Must be able to be a role model among peers. Needs to be at least 19 years old. Must be available May 30-Aug. 16. 

Animal Liaison: (FILLED) Experience working with large animals. Plan and direct activities and chores that encourage safe and healthy interaction between Hidden Villa's farm animals and campers. Ability to communicate and work with groups of all ages and skill levels. Participate and provide necessary instruction, communication and safety procedures and animal handling techniques to staff and campers. Ability to work independently as well as with others, excellent time management skills. Also responsible for serving as a member of all camp management staff. Must be able to be a role model among peers. Needs to be at least 19 years old. Must be available May 30-Aug. 16.

Garden Coordinator: (FILLED) Responsible for developing and coordinating activities in Hidden Villa's education garden for summer campers. Maintenance of garden including planting seeds and starts and weeding. Ability to communicate and work with groups of all ages and skill levels participating, and provide necesary instruction and communication of safety procedures to staff and campers. Ability to work independently as well as with others, excellent time management skills. Also responsible for serving as a member of all camp management staff. Must be able to be a role model among peers. Needs to be at least 19 years old. Must be available May 30-Aug. 16.

Outdoor Activity Coordinator:(FILLED) Coordinate the use of outdoor equipment, such as stoves, backpacks, and water purifiers. Help set-up for outdoor activities including, but not limited to over night trips. Repair and maintain equipment as necessary. Experience in archery & High and Low Ropes course. Teach archery and facilitate the ropes course in program daily. Ability to work with wide age range. Maintain archery and ropes course equipment and assist in coordination of all camp activities. Detail oriented ability to maintain accurate equipment records, plan equipment and assist in coordinator of all camp activities. Also responsible for serving as a member of all camp management staff. Must be able to be a role model among peers. Needs to be at least 19 years old. Must be available May 30-Aug.16.

HOW TO APPLY

 Please direct inquiries and resumes to:

Hidden Villa Summer Camp • 26870 Moody Road •Los Altos Hills, CA, 94022

phone:(650) 949-8641 • fax:(650) 948-1916 • e-mail:camp@hiddenvilla.org

 

Also, visit our Internships page for more information on year-long internships in a variety of Hidden Villa programs!