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Camp Activities Director 

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.  

TITLE: Camp Activities Director

Job Summary:

The Activities Coordinator is responsible for the creation and implementation of non-circus camp programming, and the coordination of the camper recreational activity schedule. The Activities Coordinator is a member of the Camp Leadership Team, along with the Camp Director,, Head Counselor, and Head Coach. The Activities Coordinator is the keeper of Smirkus Camp traditions and creator of new songs, games, etc. and is responsible for passing down and sharing those traditions with campers and staff alike to ensure the Smirkus Camp Spirit lives on.

Duties include:

  1. Provide support and guidance for all campers. Develop appropriate positive relationships with all campers. Assist with issues reported by counselors and other camp staff.

  2. Maintain a positive and energetic attitude while working with campers, CITs, and staff.

  3. Inform Camp Health Professional, counselor and/or Camp Director of any camper illness or

    injury immediately.

  4. Participate in morning run, warm-ups and strengthening on a daily basis.

  5. Participate in night duty rotation as assigned.

  6. Display enthusiasm for meal dress-ups, general programs, and circus training sessions. Motivate

    and encourage participation of campers and staff.

  7. Be an inspirational and positive role model for all campers, CITs, and staff.

  8. Develop age-appropriate, child-centered activities. Respond to the interests of the campers in the

    creation of new activities.

  9. Create a balanced activities schedule incorporating high-energy activities as well as relaxing and

    restoring activities, including afternoon and evening activities and dinner dress up. Provide

    support and guidance for the campers and staff in the implementation of activities.

  10. Maintain and resupply activities inventory, supplies, and equipment within budget.

  11. Attend daily counselor meetings. Drop in to coach meetings for daily updates.

  12. Assist in mealtime supervision.

  13. Participate in Leadership Team Meetings to share feedback and help make decisions.

  14. Provide Camp Director with an activities plan three days prior to each session throughout the


  15. Provide all staff with an activities plan at the Sunday staff meeting prior to the start of each


  16. Prepare for activities in advance of campers' arrival to the activities site. Maintain control of the

    campers and delegate roles to counselors prior to activities start. Promote an emotionally and physically safe play environment.

Department: Camp

Staffing Classification: Seasonal

Reports To: Camp Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

Last Updated: 1/20/2023


  1. Assist in the arranging of field trips.

  2. Work with the Head Cook to plan ahead for any food-related activities especially as it pertains to


  3. Assist staff with implementing random acts of fun to boost camp and staff morale. Ensure that

    every camper is represented in the 'Tree of Wow' and participate in creating 'fishes' for the

    staff's 'Sea of Wow.'

  4. Introduce new and creative activities to keep the activities programming fresh.

  5. Assist the Administrative Assistant with a variety of tasks including: putting together and

    delivering care packages; helping with inventory; sales on pick up day; and other

    concession-specific tasks as needed.

  6. Perform other tasks as needed or requested by Camp Leadership.


  • ? Experience in working with children and teens in summer camp or instructional settings.

  • ? Ability to listen, communicate, and respond to multiple constituencies, solve problems, and create

    'win - win' situations with people of all ages.

  • ? Ability to relate to and motivate both campers and staff.

  • ? Ability to work collaboratively in a team.

  • ? Basic computer skills; ability to maintain the basic financials of activities equipment and


  • ? Must like kids, circus, and silliness.

    WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is normally conducted both indoors and outdoors, in the camp office and the concessions store on site. Must be able to lift 40 pounds. A typical day: Counselor meeting at breakfast; warm up attendance; tasks as needed; lunch walkabout and announcements; preparation for afternoon and evening activities; lead activities in the afternoon into dinner and lights out. Work day is typically from 7:30 until 9:30 with chunks of time for breaks throughout the day as needed.

    SUPERVISION: Supervision is received from the Camp Director. SALARY: Base: $650-$750/wk. Room and Board Included


    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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