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Camp Health Professional 

About the Organization Circus Smirkus is a nonprofit arts and education organization based in Greensboro, Vermont. Our mission is to promote the skills, culture and traditions of the traveling circus, and to inspire youth to engage in life-changing adventures in the circus arts.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Reports To: Camp Director

FT/PT: Full-Time, Seasonal

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Department: Camp

Last Updated: 2/4/2022



  1. Ensure each camper and staff member has the proper health and release forms on file.
  2. Conduct verbal health screenings with campers and parents at registration. Supervise lice checks at registration. Answer parent questions regarding camper health.
  3. Create daily medication schedule per session based on information gained at registration.
  4. Monitor the health of all campers and provide first aid to campers as needed.
  5. Maintain daily communication with the Camp Director
  6. Responsible for the management of the health and physical wellness of the Circus Smirkus campers and staff.
  7. Inform Camp Director of any injuries, illness, or health concerns. Inform Camp Director of parental calls to be made concerning the health of a camper.
  8. Inform campers with medications of medication schedule. Communicate with appropriate counselors the medication schedule for their campers.
  9. Establish and follow appropriate medical routines including record keeping in the daily medical log, disposal of medical waste, managing and safeguarding medications, and utilizing approved standing orders.
  10. Keep accident/incident reports that can be used for risk-management assessment.
  11. Maintain all first aid kits. Keep first aid kits clean and stocked with appropriate supplies. Inform Camp Director of any supply needs.
  12. Maintain the cleanliness and order of the wellness tent and medical supplies. Inform Head Rigger of ventilation needs beyond those provided. Inform Camp Director of equipment needs for wellness tent beyond those provided.
  13. Monitor the health of all staff and provide first aid to staff as needed.
  14. Monitor/evaluate camp procedures, facilities, and conditions and suggest modifications that would create more healthful conditions in the camp.
  15. Be an inspirational and positive role model for all campers, CITSs and staff.
  16. Other health and safety related jobs as needed.
  17. COVID - 19 responsibilities: 2022 state guidelines and Smirkus Camp protocols will be determined closer to the summer and will be assessed following changes to the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health guidelines. Specific responsibilities of the Camp Health Professional are to be determined, and may include coordinating regular on-site field testing.
Position Requirements

Physical Demands:
(the physical effort generally associated with this position.)

Work involves standing, walking, bending, kneeling, reaching, stooping, and other physical activities consistent with working out and/or setting up heavy equipment.

Work may include lifting, carrying, or moving objects and equipment weighing over 50 pounds.


Working Conditions:
(typical working conditions associated with this type of work and environmental hazards, if any, that may be encountered in performing the duties of this position.)

Work is normally conducted both indoors and outdoors, in camp dorms and in circus tents.

Weather conditions may vary.



  • Nursing Certification (RN preferred)
  • Experience administering first aid in an athletic environment.
  • Experience in practice and protocol of dispensing medication.



Supervision is received from the Camp Director.



Circus Smirkus celebrates all types of peoples, cultures, and skills to showcase the multifaceted triumph of human abilities, particularly among our youth population. Joining Circus Smirkus – as a participant, an employee, a volunteer, or an audience member – means you belong. And to all who join, Smirkus asks for you to embrace our values and to help us create joy and magic for everyone who encounters a Smirkus program. We commit to providing everyone equal opportunity to shine— both in and out of the ring.



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