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Employment/Volunteering

Working with all ages of active community members provides challenges and opportunities for growth to every community programs employee. Many find this to be one of the most rewarding job experiences in their entire career! Internship, practicum, federal work-study, non-federal work study, wage and volunteer positions are available for any interested individuals. Training is provided. View information on community programs employment, volunteering andsummer day camp (Camp Recky) employment.

Community Programs Employment

Rec Sports's Community Programs employs a diverse group of fun and hardworking student leaders. Ohio State students interested in teaching swimming lessons, sport classes, adapted recreation programs or working with our youth and family programs should apply.

All Camp Recky staff must be 18 years of age or older, unless otherwise noted in the job description.

During autumn and spring semester, due to the large Sunday recreation program, all employees are required to work weekends during the semester. Those unable to work weekends need not apply.

Pre-employment training includes:

  • Community Programs basic training – four (4) hours
  • Program area training- one (1) hour training session on at least three (3) community programs’ area
  • Camp Recky Summer 2017 Staff will be required to be present at camp staff training May 30-June 2, 2017 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Application Requirements

Applications will not be considered until all application materials are received. Application materials can be dropped off at the RPAC Welcome Center or mailed to Community Programs, B106 RPAC, 337 Annie & John Glenn Ave., Columbus, OH 43210. 

All positions are open until filled.

 

Camp Recky 2017 Job Descriptions and Duties

This list is representative of the types of duties each position will have, it is not all-inclusive.  All camp staff are required to obtain Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED and First Aid certifications upon hire. To be eligible to work for camp, you must be available to attend Camp Staff Training from May 30-June 2, 2017.

Camp Recky Counselor (multiple positions)

20 to 38 hours per week, starting at $8.10 per hour

  • Work with children ages 5-14 years old
  • Develop, implement and oversee various program activities, including sports and games, aquatics, creative arts and more
  • Lead a group of 8-12 campers in daily activities, including sports and games, creative arts and transitions from one activity to another
  • Work closely with camp supervisors to come up with new ideas and solve behavior issues, bullying and other problems that arise
  • Make connections with campers and develop meaningful relationships
  • Work with other counselors to ensure a cohesive camping environment that serves all involved
  • Eat lunch with campers and ensure that the eating area is clean
  • Follow camp rules and core values
  • Show enthusiasm for camp and the various activities, so as to encourage campers to get involved in all camp activities
  • Instruct campers on emergency procedures and ensure that in emergency situations procedures are followed correctly and all your campers are accounted for
  • Sign campers in at the start of every day and sign them out at the end of the day, ensuring that the camper is picked up by the person that was named on the sign-in sheet
  • Encourage campers to respect the camp equipment, facilities and personal property
  • Maintain good public relations with all campers’ parents
  • Attend weekly all staff meetings
  • When transporting campers from one location, always ensure all campers are accounted for before departing
  • Set a good example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing clean-up and chores, sportsmanship and good manners

 

Camp Recky Inclusion Specialist (multiple positions)

20 to 38 hours per week, starting at $8.10 per hour

(Must be available for inclusion specialist training May 22-25, 2017)

  • Works with children ages 5-14 years old
  • Works in low ratios with campers with disabilities in providing an inclusive camp environment
  • Serves as the go-to within the camp for working with kids with disabilities
  • Assists with adapting various program activities, including sports and games, aquatics, creative arts and more
  • Works closely with camp supervisors to come up with new ideas and solve behavior issues, bullying and other problems that arise
  • Makes connections with campers and develop meaningful relationships
  • Works with other counselors to ensure a cohesive camping environment that serves all    involved
  • Eats lunch with campers and ensure that the eating area is clean
  • Follows camp rules and core values
  • Shows enthusiasm for camp and the various activities, so as to encourage campers to get involved in all camp activities
  • Instructs campers on emergency procedures and ensure that in emergency situations procedures are followed correctly and all your campers are accounted for
  • Signs campers in at the start of every day and sign them out at the end of the day, ensuring that the camper is picked up by the person that was named on the sign-in sheet
  • Encourages campers to respect the camp equipment, facilities and personal property
  • Maintains good public relations with all campers’ parents
  • Attends weekly all staff meetings
  • When transporting campers from one location, always ensures all campers are accounted for before departing
  • Sets a good example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing clean-up and chores, sportsmanship and good manner
  • Leads inclusion talks during morning circle activities
  • Extensive experience working with children with disabilities desired
  • Must be available for inclusion specialist training May 22-25

Volunteering

Students interested in volunteering in our programs to meet educational requirements are asked to contact the Community Programs Office. You will be put in touch with the appropriate student supervisor to speak with about setting up your volunteer hours. Volunteers are accepted for autumn and spring semester. You must be able to attend an in-service training prior to our programs’ start to volunteer.

Counselor in Training Program

This summer, Camp Recky is offering an opportunity for teens, who have completed grades 9-11 in the 2016-2017 school year, to come to camp in a leadership role as Counselors in Training (CIT) for our program. The youth selected for our Counselor in Training program will serve on a weekly volunteer basis. The CIT program overview, CIT Application and Reference Form are found here.