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Whether you are a returning staff member or a prospective one, all the information you need is in this section for easy access. We select highly skilled team members who have experience working with children.  Camp Live Oak strives to make significant contributions to the overall education of our campers. We are committed to preserving the natural environment by educating our campers about the natural world around them. Camp Live Oak provides a unique environmental opportunity in which children can experience the wonder and joy of curiosity, discovery, and the fascination that South Florida’s diverse ecosystem generously provides. After we’ve received and processed your application or resume, our Associate Director will contact you to schedule an interview. All applications are kept on file for 90 days and must be resubmitted thereafter for reconsideration. Camp Live Oak is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all that apply. A variety of positions are available for Birch State Park and Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park.    Please specify which location you are interested in on your application.

International Applicants

Although we encourage international applicants, it is important to note that we do not have on or off site sleeping quarters to house international staff. Many times, applicants will have prior living arrangements set up or acquaintances which they can live with during their time at camp.

If you do have a place to stay as well as transportation while in South Florida, then please submit your application and resume for review.

Responsibilities

We are here to serve campers through the provision of recreational education, leadership, supervision and programs. We pledge to be responsive to the needs and changing attitudes of our community. We pledge to remain flexible in providing a program with a wide range of recreational opportunities that are physically wholesome, mentally stimulating and satisfying and socially sound.

Positions Available

We are currently hiring for all positions for our Ft. Lauderdale and Dania.  Please select which position and camp season you would like to apply to on your application. Please see job descriptions below.

Season Session Dates

Spring: March 26 – 30 & April 2 – 6
Summer: June 11 – August 15

Administrative Assistant for the Executive Camp Office Ft. Lauderdale; Full Time; Seasonal

The Administrative Assistant will support the daily operations at the Executive Office of Camp Live Oak, an educational summer camp located in Broward.  The Executive Office is located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. This is a seasonal position that will end of August.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Human Resources: Managing paperwork and files for 30 seasonal staff members; managing an online payroll system and helping to file proper HR paperwork; assisting with the recruiting, hiring and interviewing of staff; managing schedules, etc.
  • Correspondence: Communicating with camp parents and general public via phone, email, letters, etc.
  • Office Management: Ordering and managing inventory of supplies, scheduling maintenance or services at the office, general organization, etc.
  • Event Planning: Assisting in the planning of staff trainings, including food & beverage purchasing, scheduling, managing responses, keeping accurate records, etc.
  • Registrar/Accounting/Bookkeeping: Responsible for registering camp families for camp sessions.  Must be able to learn camp management software (Camp Brain) quickly and have the ability to calculate basic discount information.  Will need to keep track of payments and account balances, camp registration changes, and problem solve small issues.  Must have EXCELLENT written and verbal communication skills as you will be the main point of contact for parents.
  • General Office: Answering phones, assisting the admissions and marketing manager in general email inquiries from individuals.  Copying, collating, faxing, filing, and mailing

Qualifications

  • Spanish speaking preferred; not mandatory
  • It is absolutely essential that the Administrative Assistant can multitask and prioritize important tasks.  Summer camp is a fun, but busy business!
  • A thorough proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Quickbooks, and Outlook as well as general internet knowledge is REQUIRED. Experience with Publisher, PowerPoint and/or management software is a plus. Since we use a computer database to manage our files, the Administrative Assistant needs to have excellent overall computer skills. Familiarity with sites such as Constant Contact, Facebook, Instagram, etc. is a plus.
  • The Administrative Assistant must have a professional and enthusiastic demeanor as he/she will be communicating regularly with our camp families. We are a fun and passionate office and are looking for an additional enthusiastic team member!
  • The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and well organized as many of the tasks have numerous details. Excellent communication skills (writing, editing, etc.) are required.
  • Enthusiasm for the environment is a plus, as is a background in camp programs or education.
  • Must have at least 3 years’ experience working as an Administrative Assistant.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Hours:  Position to begin immediately.  March/April will consist of a 25 – 30 hours work week.  May – August will be Monday – Friday, 9:00- 5:00 pm. Flexibility a MUST between June – August as our summer camp program may occasionally require additional evening hours.

Marine Science Teacher for Dania Beach location (Min of 25 hrs/wk Monday – Friday. $14.00p/hr)

Requirements: MUST have experience TEACHING science to children, certified Science teacher K-12 preferred. This position requires a upbeat, energetic individual who has a passion for the environment! He/she must be able to develop, coordinate, and implement age appropriate science curriculum for children ages 5 -13.

Must be comfortable working in an challenging outdoor setting during hot and humid summer months

Must be able to work entire summer camp season

Must be able to organize and maintain science supply inventory and budget invoices.

Reliable transportation a MUST

Art Teacher at Birch State Park in Ft. Lauderdale (Min of 25 hrs/wk Monday – Friday. $14.00p/hr)

Requirements: MUST have experience TEACHING art to children, certified Art teacher K-12 preferred. Sample of previous works a plus. This position requires a upbeat, energetic individual who has a passion for creating art! He/she must be able to develop, coordinate, and implement age appropriate projects for children ages 5 -13. Must be comfortable working in an challenging outdoor setting during hot and humid summer months

Must be able to work entire summer camp season

Must be able to organize and maintain art supply inventory and budget invoices.

Reliable transportation a MUST

Lifeguard at Birch State Park in Ft. Lauderdale (37.5 hrs/wk Monday – Friday. $12.00p/hr)

Requirements: Must be a certified lifeguard with a minimum of 3 years experience.  MUST have experience with children at a waterfront setting.  This position requires a upbeat, energetic individual who is willing to be part of a dynamic team.  In case of rainy days, he/she must be able to develop, coordinate, and implement age appropriate activities and games ages 5 -13. Must be comfortable working in an challenging outdoor setting during hot and humid summer months

Must be able to work entire summer camp season

Must be able to organize and maintain art supply inventory and budget invoices.

Reliable transportation a MUST

Spring Camp Jr. Counselor Positions at Birch State Park in Ft. Lauderdale and Dania Beach (37.5 hrs/wk Monday – Friday. $12.00p/hr)

Requirements: Must be 17 years or older to apply for the Jr. counselor position.  Looking for fun and energetic individuals that have experience and a passion for working with children in an outdoor setting.  Jr. Counselors will be working alongside certified teachers in guiding children through camp activities such as canoeing, archery, and fishing, arts and crafts, and science.  This position requires a upbeat, energetic individual who is willing to be part of a dynamic team and must be comfortable working in an challenging outdoor setting during hot and humid summer months

Must be able to work entire spring camp session.  March 26 – 30 or April 2 – 6

Reliable transportation a MUST

This has been the first camp ever that my son didn’t complain about going in the morning, but he did tell me about the friends he made and the things he did. We love this camp!

Mrs. P

We are really happy with Camp Live Oak and our daughter Georgia can’t wait for Winter Session!

Mrs. L

Loved the fact that the camp worked with me and kept my son very active every day. He definitely wasn’t bored.

Mrs. Y