Job Listings

Camp is currently looking for the following staff:

  • Junior Counselors
  • Senior Counselors
  • WSI/Lifeguards
  • Sports Instructors
  • Arts Specialists
  • Music Leaders
  • Drama Instructors
  • Outdoor Adventure Specialists
  • Dance Teachers
  • Jewish Studies Teachers
  • Nature Specialists
  • Plus Many More!

Job Descriptions

Counselor (Madrich/ah) A college-age student, the counselor is the live in staff member responsible for facilitating the daily routine, planning recreational activities, and implementing educational programs for a bunk of campers.

Junior Counselor (Madatz/it) A recent high school graduate, the junior counselor assists the counselor in facilitating the daily routine, planning recreational activities, and implementing educational programs for a bunk of campers.

Division Head (Rosh Edah) The division head is a senior staff member with previous experience in camping and/or Jewish education who is responsible for overseeing the programming and the staff for an entire age group consisting of multiple bunks with a total of 70 – 90 campers. The division head, usually a college graduate, is the direct supervisor of a staff of between four and twelve counselors.

Specialty Head (Rosh Anaf) The specialty head possesses previous experience in his/her specialty area and is responsible for overseeing the programming and the staff for that specialty area. The specialty staff in any given area can range from just a few to as many as 10 staff members. Specialty heads are needed for performing arts, sports, arts and crafts, waterfront, and the outdoors program. For details, please refer to the individual specialty areas.

Advisor (Yoetz/et)/Parent Liaison/Staff Trainer The yoetz/et is a senior staff member who has experience working with children and young adults. The yoetz/et serves as a resource person for the campers and the staff members in dealing with the developmental issues that often arise in the camp setting. The yoetz/et possesses the professional skills to deal with children and their parents as well as staff members of all ages. The yoetz/et also plans and facilitates staff training sessions for counselors during the course of the summer.

Program Coordinator (Meracaz/et Peulot) The program coordinator is responsible for overseeing the camp-wide schedule and calendar. This individual must possess good organizational skills and be able to balance the logistical needs of the camp. Responsibilities may include compiling a camp-wide newsletter, transportation arrangements for trips, and coordination of schedules for buildings and programs within camp.

Waterfront

Swim Specialist The swim specialist is a member of the waterfront staff. He/she must have certification as a lifeguard. Responsibilities include teaching instructional swim and acting as a lifeguard during recreational swim time. If you are not currently certified as a lifeguard, the camp may be able to assist you in obtaining your certification for the summer.

Boating Specialist Instruct and lead programs in boating, sailing, kayaking and canoeing. As a member of the waterfront staff, you may teach skills as well as supervise recreational time.

Head of the Waterfront Program (Rosh Mayim, Rosh Agam, Rosh BraichaThe head of the waterfront is responsible for overseeing the entire waterfront (mayim) program. Responsibilities include supervision of the pool (braicha) and/or lake (agam). The head of waterfront coordinates all swimming programs and supervises all waterfront staff including boating and other specialties. Appropriate certifications and experience are a must.

Sports

Archery Specialist As the specialist in archery, you will be expected to plan and provide instruction in archery during camper elective periods. Focus, perseverance, and of course, safety, are important virtues of this staff member.

Baseball/Softball Specialist  As the specialist in baseball, you will be expected to plan and provide instruction in baseball during camper elective periods. This specialist helps to coordinate inter-camp sports competitions.

Basketball Specialist As the specialist in basketball, you will be expected to plan and provide instruction in basketball during camper elective periods. You will also coordinate staff basketball instruction. We also participate in inter-camp sports competitions.

Gymnastics Specialist As the specialist in gymnastics, you will be expected to plan and provide instruction in gymnastics during camper elective periods. Our gymnastics activity takes place in the Ulam Sport (see virtual tour) complete with all necessary equipment.

Hockey Specialist As the specialist in hockey, you will be expected to plan and provide instruction in hockey during camper elective and free periods. You may be called upon to provide sports coverage for Hockey during Shabbat.

Rock Climbing Specialist The rock climbing specialist is someone who is trained in rock climbing. We have a rock climbing wall in our indoor gym. As the specialist in this area, you would be expected to plan and implement instructional sessions as well as recreational sessions. In some cases, this individual is part of the outdoor education staff and may have other duties in the area of outdoor education.

Soccer Specialist As the specialist in soccer, you will be expected to plan and provide instruction in soccer during camper elective periods. You may be called upon to provide sports coverage for bunk or edah (division) activities at other times during the day. We also participate in inter-camp sports competitions.

Tennis Specialist As the specialist in tennis, you will be expected to plan and provide instruction in tennis during camper elective periods. You may be called upon to provide sports coverage for bunk or edah (division) activities at other times during the day.

Volleyball Specialist As the specialist in volleyball, you will be expected to plan and provide instruction in volleyball during camper elective periods. You may be called upon to provide sports coverage for bunk or edah (division) activities at other times during the day.

Head of the Sports Program (Rosh Sport) The head of the sports program is responsible for overseeing the entire sports program including instruction and recreation. Responsibilities are administrative and supervisory in nature. Many of the programs participate in inter-camp competitions that are coordinated by the head of the sports program.

Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts Specialist The arts and crafts specialist is part of a larger staff in camp that is managed by a specialty head. All members of the arts and crafts staff should feel comfortable in their area of expertise and be able to assist in other areas of arts and crafts. Arts and crafts is offered as an elective for campers of all ages. As a specialist, you are expected to plan and teach multiple sessions each day. You may also be called upon as a consultant in your area of expertise by other staff members who are planning bunk or edah (division) activities.

Judaic Arts and Crafts Specialist As a specialist in Judaic arts and crafts, you are called upon to teach campers skills related to making Jewish ritual objects. We often offer kippah and tallit making among the choices of electives. Many of the projects in arts and crafts are centered around Jewish holidays and rituals such as havdalah sets and challah covers.

Calligraphy Specialist Calligraphy may be offered as one of many arts and crafts electives for campers of all ages. As the calligraphy specialist, you are expected to plan and teach multiple sessions each day. You may also be called upon as a consultant in your area of expertise by other staff members who are planning bunk or edah (division) activities.

Ceramics Specialist Arts and crafts is offered as an elective for campers of all ages. As a ceramics specialist, you are expected to plan and teach multiple sessions each day.

Drawing Specialist . Drawing may be offered in different mediums including paper and silk. Arts and crafts is offered as an elective for campers of all ages. As a specialist, you are expected to plan and teach multiple sessions each day. You may also be called upon as a consultant in your area of expertise by other staff members who are planning bunk or edah (division) activities.

Jewelry Making Specialist Arts and crafts is offered as an elective for campers of all ages. As a specialist, you are expected to plan and teach multiple sessions each day. You may also be called upon as a consultant in your area of expertise by other staff members who are planning bunk or edah (division) activities.

Painting Specialist Painting may be offered as one of the many arts and crafts electives from which the campers may choose. The painting specialist is expected to plan and teach multiple sessions each day. You may also be called upon as a consultant in your area of expertise by other staff members who are planning bunk or edah (division) activities.

Paper Cutting Specialist  Arts and crafts is offered as an elective for campers of all ages. As the paper cutting specialist, you are expected to plan and teach multiple sessions each day. You may also be called upon as a consultant in your area of expertise by other staff members who are planning bunk or edah (division) activities.

Photography Specialist Photography is offered as a camper elective. As the photography specialist, you are responsible for planning and implementing these sessions. The photography specialist should possess skills in photography that include photo taking and development.

Woodworking Specialist Woodworking is one of the many electives that are offered during the day at camp. The woodworking specialist has responsibility for planning and implementing these sessions. Woodworking is often included as part of the extensive arts and crafts program.

Head of Arts and Crafts (Rosh OmanutThe head of the arts and crafts program has experience in arts and crafts and feels comfortable working with and teaching a variety of different arts and crafts. This individual is responsible for overseeing the entire arts and crafts program including instruction and supplies. Responsibilities are administrative and supervisory in nature.

Outdoor Education and Nature

Outdoor Educator As a member of the outdoors staff, the outdoor educator is responsible for planning and implementing outdoor educational programs for campers both in and out of camp. The outdoor educator leads one to four day hiking and camping trips outside of camp. Special certification in CPR and wilderness first aid is required.

Nature Specialist Nature is offered as an elective during the day, and the nature specialist is responsible for planning and implementing these sessions. Our nature program is part of a larger outdoor educational program. Often, the nature specialist acts as a consultant to the bunk counselors when they are planning nature walks and campfire activities.

Head of the Outdoors Program The head of the outdoors program has experience working with children in an outdoor educational setting. Our camps require an individual who is trained in hiking and camping to provide vision and staff training for the outdoor education program. Appropriate certifications are a must. In addition to providing education and training, your responsibilities are administrative and supervisory in nature.

Education and Prayer

Early Childhood Educator (Gannen/et, Rosh Gan) The early childhood educator works in the Gan (pre-camper age program) to provide age-appropriate recreational and educational programming for a small group of children between the ages of 2 and 7 whose parents work in the summer camp setting.

Teacher (Moreh/Morah) The Hebrew and Judaic studies teacher educates campers in structured classes according to a well-thought out curriculum as well as takes advantage of the many educational moments that present themselves in an informal setting.

T’fillah Educator T’fillot (prayers) are an essential part of our camps. We require an individual who is knowledgeable in leading and teaching the different parts of the daily and Shabbat services. As a t’fillah educator, you work with staff and campers in camp to make the t’fillah program innovative, exciting, and educational. The t’fillah educator is often called upon to tutor campers in preparation for their Bar/Bat Mitzvahs.

T’fillah Coordinator (Rosh T’fillah) The t’fillah (prayer) coordinator oversees the t’fillah program for the camp. This person works with the t’fillah educators and serves as a resource person to other staff members in camp on issues of t’fillot and teaching t’fillot. Included among the responsibilities of the t’fillah coordinator is making sure that each of the services in camp is run according to the standards of the Conservative movement. In some cases, this individual is the one responsible for distributing the weekly Torah portion and overseeing tutoring for campers who are in the midst of preparing for Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

Coordinator of Education (Rosh Hinuch) The coordinator of education is a Jewish educator who oversees the curriculum development and educational program of the camp. The coordinator of education is responsible for the administrative elements of the program as well as supervision of all educational staff. This person is a resource for the educational staff as well as other staff in camp as they work to incorporate Jewish education into camp life.

Performing Arts

Drama Specialist The drama specialist works either as part of the performing arts staff or in conjunction with others to produce plays in camp with the various age groups. The drama productions are presented in Hebrew, and the drama specialist should have a basic understanding of the Hebrew language.

Israeli Dance Specialist Israeli dance is an important part of the culture of Camp Ramah. Rikkud is incorporated into Shabbat and daily activities. As a specialist in Israeli Dance, you would teach campers and staff a variety of Israeli dances. It is the responsibility of the Israeli dance specialist to plan and implement all dance sessions.There is also a performing arts show, where each division rehearses and performs a dance for the entire camp.

Modern Dance Specialist Modern dance may be offered as a camper elective. As a specialist in the area of modern dance, it is your responsibility to plan and teach several sessions during the day. As a member of the dance staff in camp, you may be asked to teach other types of dance.

Music Specialist The music specialist has multiple roles in camp. The music specialist is responsible for planning and implementing music sessions. The music specialist should feel comfortable in his/her area of expertise. The music specialist often serves in the capacity of accompanist for musical performances, plays, and camp-wide presentations.

Song Leader Shirah (singing) is an important part of the camp culture at Camp Ramah. The song leader is a specialist who may work with others on the performing arts staff. The song leader should feel confident and possess the skills necessary to lead the entire camp in song in Hebrew. The song leader also teaches several sessions during the day. In some camps, there are large variety shows that focus on singing and/or dance.

Audio Visual Specialist The A-V specialist is responsible for videotaping in camp. As the audiovisual specialist, you videotape bunk activities, edah (division) programs, as well as camp-wide activities. In some cases, video may be offered as a camper elective, in which case, you would plan and implement these sessions. Others often call upon your skills as the A-V specialist in camp to help with technical matters.

Lighting and Tech Specialist The lighting and tech specialist is responsible for providing lighting and tech support for all plays and camp wide productions. This individual will also provide instruction and supervision for older campers and staff who are interested in learning the skills involved with lighting and tech support.

Head of Performing Arts The head of the performing arts department is responsible for the administrative details of the performing arts program and supervises the performing arts staff. The performing arts staff may consist of drama specialists, music specialists, song leaders, and dance specialists. During the course of the summer, there are many camp wide productions and plays that are produced for the entire camp.

Medical

Camp Nurse As part of the medical team, the camp nurse helps to run the camp infirmary. The nurse provides nursing care including distribution of all medications. As a health care professional in camp, you work with other nurses, the camp doctor, and the camp director to ensure that everyone in camp receives proper medical attention. Those who cannot make a commitment to the full summer are welcome to apply for shorter periods of time.

Camp Doctor The camp doctor is a vital part of the medical team in camp. The doctor is available for sick call and medical emergencies in camp. You will work with a team of health care professionals to ensure that everyone in camp receives proper medical attention. Our doctors often come to camp during the summer to get away from their busy medical practices at home.

Service and Support Staff

Canteen Staff The canteen (Hanutiah) is where campers and staff can purchase snacks and Ramah memorabilia. The individual who supervises the canteen is responsible for supplies and supervision of other staff. Positions are available for high school and college-age staff as well. Money management skills are a must for this position.

Driver There are many errands to be run and appointments to be kept outside of the camp community. The camp driver often purchases supplies, picks up necessary miscellaneous, and takes campers to medical appointments. This individual must possess a valid driver’s license.

Office Staff The staff member who works in the camp office is vital to the everyday operations of camp. This individual is responsible for answering phones, taking messages, and providing secretarial support to the camp. Good communication skills are important.

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