Summer Activities Manager - Berkeley, CA and Boston, MA
Ardmore Language Schools
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Ardmore Language Schools are experts in providing educational travel courses to junior students from around the world. With over 30 years of experience, we are dedicated to delivering the highest quality courses that include language and cultural programs in our residential and homestay centers across the United Kingdom and United States. Our main objective is for our students to enjoy their time at one of our centers while experiencing the culture and improving their English in a safe and friendly environment. The Activities Manager s (AM) main responsibility is the implementation, smooth running, administration and successful delivery of all aspects of the recreational program which consists of daytime activities and evening entertainment. The AM is required to live at the center, have knowledge of the city/cities that one is working in and expected to fulfill a demanding workload. We have positions available in various locations across the United States (near Boston, New York City and San Francisco). KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Plan and deliver a high quality activities program. Create a highly motivated team of activity staff and promote fun and enthusiasm between staff, foreign group leaders and students. Manage, train and regularly observe all activity staff. Effectively plan and manage all day-to-day activity staff schedules. Ensure all activity staff are prepared and present at their activity sessions and that the activities program and academic program are integrated successfully. Ensure all activities are advertised and promoted by using notice boards and posters that are continuously updated and presentable. Ensure that all students take part in all activities, with particular attention given to individual students. Lead daily team meetings with all activity staff to get feedback on activities and any concerns about students with particular attention given to individual students. Attend center management and foreign group leader meetings as necessary. Liaise with the US Head Office (HO) on the stock of activity materials, center borrowed items and the return of all unused stock. Assist and support the center management team in residential supervision duties, including meal supervision, bedtime supervision and additional welfare duties on a rota basis. Assist the Center Director (CD) with set up, closing and the day-to-day running of the center. Make certain that Ardmore Language School s Health & Safety policies are implemented and adhered to at all times. Ensure appropriate student behavior, safety and welfare when on duty. All staff should show respect for the opinions and feelings of students, foreign group leaders and colleagues no matter what their religion, race, age background, gender or sexual orientation. ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE Experience working in a summer camp, residential school or similar environment Experience organizing an activities program and/or events program Enthusiasm and ability to motivate a team of activity staff and students Excellent organizational and communication skills Ability to multi-task and work effectively under pressure Proven leadership skills Team player Eligible to live and work in the US RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE Previous management experience in a summer school and/or camp environment First Aid qualification Lifeguard / Coaching qualification COMPENSATION From $600 per week including accommodation and full board dependent on experience and size of center. **On completing an application form, you will be required to declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings, and any subsequent information that will affect your suitability for the role. Successful applicants may be subject to a background check. Successful applicants will be required to attend training prior to the beginning of the program. This job description summarizes the purpose of the job and lists its key tasks; it is not a definitive list of all the tasks to be undertaken as those can be varied from time to time at the discretion of the Center Director. Ardmore will exercise this right reasonably. Employment Type: Temp/Seasonal