Employment

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Thank you for your interest in working at Germantown Academy Day Camp & Summer Programs. We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2018.

Training

All employees must complete a training session through Expert Online Training prior to the first day of camp. The link will be provided upon hiring.

Orientation Dates

All employees must attend the orientation date for their program.

June 16 – Day Camp Staff and Directors

June 7 – All Others

May 5 and 6 – Certification Training for Ropes Staff

Clearances

All employees must complete the following clearances and paperwork within two weeks from the date you receive your contract. Forms will be provided upon hiring.

FormsNewReturningVolunteer
Child Abuse Clearance FormXX
Consent/Release of Information FormXX
Criminal Record CheckXX
Arrest/Conviction Report and CertificationXX
Fingerprinting ApplicationXX
School Personnel Health RecordXX
Emergency Contact InformationXX
I-9X
Worker's Compensation AcknowledgementX
W-4XX
Residency Certification FormXX
Working Papers (18 years and under)X
Van Release (21 and older)X

Hiring and Staffing FAQs

How do you choose who to hire?
We reach out first to returning employees who had great evaluations from the previous summer and then to our highly rated CITs. From there we begin to hire new staff from their applications and the job fairs. Hiring does depend on your availability as well!

When do I find out if I got the job?
We usually finalize contracts by GA's Spring Break, but we will be in touch throughout the process.

Do I have to work all summer?
Yes and No. We vastly prefer to keep counselors for the entire summer. This year we will require our main counselors to work a minimum of 6 weeks.

What if I can't work 6 weeks?
You can still apply, but may be hired as a sub or floater, meaning that we may not know exactly how many weeks or days that we will need you.

What if my Mom or Dad has questions?
Working at Summer Camp is a huge responsibility and the process of getting all of your paperwork completed will often require some help from your families. As the applicant or employee, the Summer Programs office will only discuss your employment directly with you. However, if your families have questions about the process or employment in general we are happy to speak with them directly.

What will I be paid?
Counselors are paid based on their year in school. If you return from summer to summer, you will see your pay increase each time. Our starting rate for our youngest and least experienced counselors is $8.00 per hour.

Can I pick my troop/activity placement or who I am partnered with?
We will take your concerns and suggestions into account when assigning you a placement but the final decision will be made by the Day Camp Director.

What if I want to work in multiple camps?
We do have some staff who will work in multiple camps but it is very rare. Again, we want our Day Camp staff to complete a minimum of 6 weeks with Day Camp.

Can I work Extended Day?
Yes, but you must apply separately for this position. If you are already working a full day your hours at Extended Day may be restricted due to Labor Laws. You may volunteer at Extended Day as well.

Do I have to attend Orientation?
Yes, Orientation is mandatory. If you do not attend you may forfeit your position.

What kind of Training must I complete?
You will be required to complete online training in addition to your orientation. This will include Mandated Reporting, CPR, first aid, and working with children and youth. There is additional training for skilled positions such as Ropes and Challenge. All training hours are paid. Again, if you do not complete your training you may forfeit your position.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Germantown Academy believes that equal opportunity in all aspects of employment supports the mission of the school and the successful attainment of our strategic objectives. It is the policy of Germantown Academy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status, and to seek candidates who will further diversify our community. GA will take positive action to ensure fulfillment of this policy in all areas, including hiring, placement, promotion or transfer, recruitment, employment ads, salary and other compensation, and selection for training and development opportunities.