Seasonal Camp Waterfront Director

Are you at least 21 years of age, a great swimmer that enjoys working in the great out of doors, on the lake, and working with children?
Job Description

Do you have supervisory skills and want to have the best Summer ever? If so, come join our dedicated, loving and enthusiastic Summer Camp Team!!!

If you are chosen as our candidate, you will be expected to supervise the waterfront at camp--being responsible for the waterfront safety and overall supervision of teaching of YMCA swimming lessons, guarding of free swimming, and the leading of boating (canoeing); The position requires pre-camp training held in June and the position runs for the duration of camp from late June to late August.

In addition to the position requirements, the Waterfront Director must satisfy the following duties;

  • Waterfront Management including; safety and equipment
  • Lifeguard schedules and discipline
  • Maintain waterfront and boathouse cleanliness
  • Annual Pre/Post Camp Clean-Up
  • Weekend/Family Camp

Job Type: Summer Seasonal

Shifts: Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:30pm, June 20, 2023-August 18, 2023

Weekend shift availability also

Pay: $18.75/hour, Free Individual Membership to all YMCA employees, Employee Assistance Program, and Sick Leave

If this sounds like something you are eager and qualified to do and want to apply, please submit your resume/cover letter with availability today to our HR Department at [email protected] please let us know how you heard of the position.



The Waterfront Director must fulfill all lifeguard duties/expectations which include the following:

  • At all times, display: Enthusiasm, acceptance, sensitivity, patience, and self-control.
  • Plan and implement daily lessons and free swims.
  • Instructors must be in the water for every swim lesson.
  • Help plan camp-wide activities.
  • Assist other camping staff when needed.
  • Attend all staff trainings, meetings, and Family Nights.
  • Insure the safety of campers and staff while in the waterfront areas.
  • Prepare, maintain, and breakdown the beach/swim areas daily.
  • Maintain equipment and property.
  • Develop progressive swim programs for all abilities.
  • Supervise boating programs.
  • Alert Waterfront Director or Camp Director of any dangerous situations.
  • Abide by all rules, policies, and procedures established by the Montachusett YMCA in the Staff Handbook, and elsewhere as directed by YMCA Administration – including internet / cell phone policy.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Camp Director.
  • Represent the YMCA and the community both on and off the clock.
  • Set Face-Book, Twitter, Tumbler accounts etc., to Private and refrain from having any internet communication with program participants / staff under the age of 18.

This job description may be amended as needed. In addition, no alcoholic beverages or drugs (nor anyone under the influence of the aforementioned items) are allowed on Camp property at any time. Failure to comply will result in immediate termination of employment.


Essential Functions

The Camp Lowe Water Front Director of Montachusett Community Branch YMCA must fulfill the following qualifications in his/her position.

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must have 2 months prior experience in supervisory role at a similar aquatics facility and/or verification in aquatics management/supervision
  • Current Lifeguard Training from a nationally recognized organization
  • Current CPR Training for the professional rescuer/healthcare provider by a nationally recognized organization
  • Must have First Aid Training from a nationally recognized organization
  • Water Safety & Swimming Instructor (WSI) from a nationally recognized organization (preferably American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor) which includes;
  • Swim instruction for all ages and swim levels
  • Basic Water Safety/Rescue Instruction


Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

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Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.

Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness
to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.