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Steve & Kate's Seasonal Camp Director

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Evanston, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Steve & Kate’s Summer Camp is an 8 to 10-week program, running from June to August. Training for this position will begin in April when you’ll be trained by our Team Leads in all things camp. You’ll slowly take on more responsibility until you own all daily camp operations.

In a nutshell, this role helps run all facets of a self-directed camp for children ages 4 to 12.

Our management team will prepare you for camp and then hand you the reins approximately 1-2 weeks before the summer begins. While running camp, you’ll build relationships with hundreds of parents and children, helping them overcome fears, discover passions, and generally find their groove at Steve & Kate’s. You’ll help train, lead, and inspire a team, and oversee the day-to-day operations of your site to keep things running smoothly, safely, and up to code. If you’re interested in a career at Steve & Kate’s, this is a great way to gain valuable experience.

At Steve & Kate's, we put radical trust in kids so that they learn to trust themselves. Campers choose minute to minute what they do, with whom, and for how long, because kids who learn to make decisions today build the self-confidence they’ll need to wrangle unknowns tomorrow. If you join our team as a Seasonal Director, you’ll sharpen your inherent leadership skills and do meaningful work, while getting an immersive experience of creativity and play.

Wondering if this might be the right fit for you? Ask yourself the following questions. If you answer yes, we encourage you to apply!

  • Do you appreciate and agree with our self-directed approach for kids?

  • Would sparking up conversations with staff, campers, and parents fit in your comfort zone? Are you comfortable navigating challenging and sometimes sensitive interactions?

  • Are you the type of person who can’t rest until you’ve done everything possible to make someone feel cared for? Like, if someone you knew was in need, would you do more than send them a “thinking of you” text?

  • Can you multitask like you’re a Hollywood power agent all while keeping calm, level-headed, and nice?

  • Do you have the stamina to keep up (literally) with 4–12-year-olds bursting with energy and creative potential? And can you lift up to 30lbs?

What you will be doing:

  • Share responsibility for all stages of the employee life cycle for seasonal teams of up to 30, including attraction, recruitment, onboarding, development, retention, and separation

  • On-site manager responsible for all facets of a day camp that runs 8-10 weeks, with an average of 150 campers per day

  • Handle crisis, emergency, behavioral, and medical response as needed

  • Manage customer contact for your programs, including responding to email and phone inquiries in a timely fashion, providing exceptional customer service, and handling sensitive and escalated matters for hundreds of prospective and attending camp families

  • With support, manage compliance processes and ensure implementation of company, city, and state-required policies for camps and/or childcare facilities as applicable to the locality

  • Manage a six-figure budget for personnel, food, and programming

  • Oversee all logistics and inventory management functions for items needed to run camp programs

  • Manage relationship with the host school where camp runs; also responsible for overseeing janitorial arrangements, security, and site planning to ensure sanitary, safe, and smooth operations

What we hope you will bring to this role:

  • At least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED required

  • Bachelors Degree preferred

  • Directors must have at least two seasons of camp supervisory experience. An equivalent combination of experience working in a child care or education setting for at least one year coupled with supervisory experience will be considered to satisfy this requirement

  • Past management or leadership experience is required; experience hiring and managing teams of 5 or more is preferred

  • During camp programs, Director is expected to be on-site. When camps are not in session, most planning work can be done remotely

  • On-site management at camp can be physically demanding, with extended periods of time on your feet outside and occasional activity requiring physical exertion

  • Candidates who meet the ACA standard of being at least 25 years old are preferred

Position Details:

  • Location: Evanston, IL

  • Pre-Season Hours: Approximately 10 hours per month in March and April; 20 hours per month in May (hours will vary)

  • Camp Dates: 6/10/24 - 8/16/24 (in addition, two weekends will be required for move-in and out of camp)

  • Camp Hours: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Pre-season Hourly Wage: $30/hr

  • Summer Salary: $1,211.54 per week

  • This position starts as hourly and moves to salaried.

Compensation Range:

The annual salary range for this role is: $1,211.54 per week

The range of compensation listed here or that may be discussed in the interview process is what Bright Horizons in good faith anticipates offering for this job opening. Actual compensation offers will depend on a variety of factors including experience, education and training, certifications, geography, and other relevant business or organizational factors.

Compensation Range: 30/hr

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Contact us at bhrecruit@brighthorizons.com or 855-877-6866

Bright Horizons is dedicated to creating a workforce that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals without discrimination. Bright Horizons complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO – English and EEO – Spanish along with information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).