ESF Camps

  • Camp Assistant Aquatics Director

    Job Location US-MD-Baltimore
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    ESF Camps at Gilman School
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Targeted Job End Date
    Seasonal Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    An Assistant Aquatics Director is responsible for the direct care and supervision of all campers and Team members, promoting and actively participating in all camp activities, providing a safe and fun learning environment, and serving as a positive role model for campers and Team members.

    Position Objective/Purpose

    We are seeking motivated team members who believe deeply in the organization’s mission and who display a record of achievement in effective supervision & management of Team members and campers.  The candidate must be capable of building positive relationships, providing top-notch customer service and ensuring the safety and well-being of people of all ages.  This position will require the candidate to complete multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment while maintaining the professional standards of ESF.

    Position Scope Factors

     Assistant Aquatics Director will assist in managing the Aquatics Support Specialist and team of lifeguards/swim instructors.   Must be able to teach new guards how to instruct swim lessons for campers.

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    1. Group supervision of campers with attention to: behavior and group management, health and safety, security, and personal and skill development
    2. Complete paperwork as assigned
    3. Serve as a positive role model to campers and Team members
    4. Monitor the organization, supervision, and administration of all activities and assemblies
    5. Conduct morning briefings daily with Team
    6. Conduct mid and end of summer Team member evaluations
    7. Assist and support the Site Director in any camp operation or activity
    8. Coordinate daily schedules
    9. Attend all ESF events
    10. Model behavior & group management strategies for groups
    11. Monitor safety and security of all campers and Team Members
    12. Conduct tours of the camp facilities and program areas to prospective camp families when applicable
    13. Oversee sign-in of campers into Club OT
    14. Follow the ESF Code and maintain the ESF Look at all times
    15. Exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and to adhere to all company policies
    16. Have fun
    17. Other responsibilities as assigned

    Position Competencies for Success

    1. Understand and support the mission of the organization
    2. The ability to work effectively with others in all levels of the organization in a professional manner
    3. Positive attitude
    4. Commitment to the growth and development of youth
    5. Commitment to producing consistent, high-quality work
    6. Excellent judgment, ability to identify problems and works quickly to find solutions
    7. Patient, caring and creative
    8. Flexible, adaptive and a Team player
    9. Desire to make a difference in the life of a child

    Experience Requirements

    1. Previous experience working with children in a supervisory or administrative capacity
    2. Performance management and facilitation experience (preferred)
    3. 1 years administrative/leadership experience (required)
    4. Staff supervision experience (required)

    Certification Requirements

    1. First Aid/CPR
    2. Current Aquatics certification

    Education Requirements

    1. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

    Other Skill Requirements

    1. Outstanding communication skills which include the ability to use clear, concise and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger community

    Reporting Relationships

    1. Reports directly to and takes direction from Aquatics Director and Site Director.

    Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

    1. Ability to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of 35lbs
    2. Endurance to work outside and on your feet for 6-8 hours per day
    3. Ability to respond to emergency situations which may require running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and climbing stairs.
    4. Good physical condition which enables candidate to execute all responsibilities associated with this position

    ESF, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All candidates who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply!


    Becoming part of the Team at ESF Camps far exceeds what one would expect of a normal “summer job”.   ESF Camps offers an opportunity to make an everlasting impression on children and young adults who will ultimately be our future.  We pride ourselves in partnering with outstanding individuals committed to the progressive development of children while remaining sensitive to their individual needs.  Our Team consists of specialized professionals, master educators, and exceptional college students dedicated to making a daily impact on our campers.


    ESF Camps provides you with the opportunity to work for an award winning, nationally recognized organization providing hands-on experience in behavior and group management for children ages 3-16.  Build your career in a safe, positive, and energetic atmosphere that focuses on professional development.  Working at ESF will be an experience like no other!


    • Be positive, motivational and a leader to Team members
    • Catch Team members doing something great and let them know about it
    • Ensure and enforce pool safety at all times
    • Supervise all swim lessons
    • Evaluate camper swimming abilities
    • Complete weekly progress reports
    • Prepare awards for completed swim levels
    • Coordinate the recording of camper swim progress
    • Help the Leadership Team conduct Weekly Team Meetings
    • Schedule and set up Enrichment swim lessons
    • Supervise Team members working enrichment swim lessons
    • Conduct mid-summer and end of summer Team member evaluations
    • Conduct end of summer exit interviews with each Team member
    • Fulfill additional duties that may be assigned by the Site Director
    • Assist and support the Site Director in any camp operation or activity
    • Enforce and maintain the ESF look
    • Ensure overall supervision of Aquatics Team, pool area and equipment
    • Enforce paper work free zone
    • Direct and supervise all camp groups/teams/tribes at the pool
    • Communicate with parents/guardians either through written and/or verbal contract
    • Identify and meet camper needs
    • Coordinate daily swim schedule
    • Provide alternative behavior management techniques
    • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities
    • Review agenda for Weekly Team Meeting
    • Provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and well-being among the camp family and Team members
    • Perform pool maintenance duties and complete water logs
    • Be present at pool at all times
    • Record any incident concerning any occurrence at the pool
    • Make sure instructors are prepared each day to teach swimming skills
    • Know and understand each swimming skill level and the skills that are taught
    • Buddy Checks are being performed according to ESF Policy


    • B.A./B.S. Degree preferred
    • Current Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR certifications
    • WSI certification preferred
    • Proven leadership/management experience required
    • Pool Management experience preferred
    • Experience teaching swim lessons at all levels
    • Classroom teaching experience preferred; not required
    • Behavior management experience with children
    • Exceptional Customer Service Skills
    • Organized, detail oriented, team player
    • Fun, outgoing, motivational


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