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  • Camp Fencing Specialist/Teacher

    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

    A Fencing Instructor is responsible for the supervision of campers, giving fencing-specific instruction, providing a safe and fun learning environment, and serving as a positive role model for campers.

    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 youth, teaching fencing skills and techniques, building positive relationships and ensuring the safety and well-being of people of all ages.

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    1. Provide daily fencing instruction to campers between the ages of 6 and 15 with different ability levels
    2. Group supervision of campers with attention to: behavior and group management, health and safety, security, and personal and skill development
    3. Ensure safety of campers and team members in and out of the fencing area
    4. Enforce all fencing rules and regulations
    5. Daily supervision of the fencing area
    6. Complete weekly awards for campers
    7. Organize and prepare daily lesson plans in a fun and creative manner
    8. Use effective classroom management skills to lead the activity and effectively create a fun environment where everyone feels included
    9. Work effectively with fellow Activity Specialists and collaborate on daily responsibilities
    10. Complete assigned paperwork
    11. Serve as a positive role model to campers
    12. Follow the ESF Code and maintain the ESF Look at all times
    13. Exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and to adhere to all company policies
    14. Have fun
    15. 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. Minimum of one year post graduate classroom teaching experience or 3 years comparable ESF experience
    2. Previous experience working with children, examples include but are not limited to; babysitting, academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant, religious education teacher
    3. Previous camp counselor/teaching  experience (preferred)
    4. Fencing experience (required)

    Certification Requirements

    1. Teaching certification (preferred)

    Education Requirements

    1. Bachelor’s degree

    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 to and takes direction from Senior Camp Director. May also take direction from and is overall accountable to the 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!


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