Job Posting 100145

Summer Camp Leader
Fort Calgary
Calgary area
750 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 5E1
closed 6 days ago (Sun, 14 Apr)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $20/hour

Summer Camp Leader

Full-time, seasonal: 38.5 hrs/week, $20/hr
Reports to: Youth Programs Manager
Application Deadline: Sunday, April 14, 2024

About Fort Calgary:
The confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers has been a historical and cultural gathering place for time immemorial. From its origins as Mohkinsstsis (Blackfoot), Wîchîspa (Nakoda), and Guts’ists’i (Tsuut’ina), to its more recent history, Fort Calgary has a complex story to tell. As caretakers of a unique National Historic Site, Fort Calgary aims to present its history to connect people by deepening their understanding, enhancing their curiosity and informing their context for contemporary life.

Position Overview:
Fort Calgary is recruiting for one seasonal Summer Camp Leader position. Fort Calgary Summer Camps for children ages 6-11 offer a fun and educational environment that encourages kids to build friendships, develop confidence, and participate as active citizens in the community. Camp Leaders will be responsible for leading campers in learning about the rich history of Mohkinstsis through visual arts, drama, nature and science. If this sounds like a fun and rewarding summer, then please submit your application to us!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with team members to set up, deliver and clean up after camp programs.
  • Ensure the safety, well-being, and enjoyment of campers.
  • Plan, lead and modify camp programs and activities.
  • Use strength-based language when communicating with campers.
  • Support campers with diverse learning needs.
  • Respond in a professional and calm manner when resolving camp issues.
  • Actively supervise and engage with campers during before and after care, daily activities, and field trips.
  • Communicate professionally with guardians about their child’s experience at camp.
  • Assess and manage risk while supervising activities.
  • React quickly and responsibly to emergency situations.
  • Manage stressful situations calmly and effectively.
  • Consistently follow program policies and procedures.


  • Minimum age requirement is 18 years old.
  • Have at least two years of experience supervising children in a formal or informal learning environment.
  • Highly energetic, creative, and spontaneous, with contagious enthusiasm.
  • Enjoy working with children aged 6-11 years old.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and decision-making skills.
  • Current (or readiness to obtain) Level 1 Emergency First Aid & CPR Certificate.
  • Knowledge and passion in areas of art, drama, science and/or local history is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of Canadian settler-colonialism history and Indigenous relations is considered an asset.

Availability Requirements:

  • This is an onsite position, with availability required Monday to Friday, June 24 – Aug. 26, 2024.
  • Shifts will be within the hours of 7:45am - 5:15pm. Camp leaders will rotate their shifts to support these hours.
  • Camp operates from 9 am – 4 pm, with before care from 8 - 9 am, and after care from 4 - 5 pm.

Fort Calgary is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected.


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