Lair Staff Position Descriptions

Brief descriptions of all staff positions at the Lair are listed below.

All Staff

Each week all staff members are required to participate in a Saturday morning ‘Big Clean’ of the camping grounds and facilities, and a Saturday morning staff meeting. Staff members are also expected, as part of their weekly schedules, to participate in up to four campfire shows for the campers and various staff vs. camper sporting events. Each staffer will have a primary job, as detailed below, but will also have assigned duties outside of that job. Many staffers will be assigned to a crew position (described below), working in an organized group of 4-9 people. Directors will lead each crew job. In addition to fulfilling specific job duties, all staff members are required to interact with our campers, be role models for the kids, and participate in all campfire shows and athletic events. Crew members are also asked to work in other areas as directed.


Staff Positions

Kub Korral (KK)
Director and Crew positions. Responsible for care and supervision of children (diaper graduates) ages 2–5. KK is a crew of four, including a director. Previous classroom or daycare experience strongly recommended. Genuine love of youngsters required. Daily activities include arts and crafts (painting, coloring, and glue projects suitable for this age group), storytelling, music, swimming, and recreational play. Required participation in day and evening programs. Additional duties paid through room and board.
Age Groups
Director and crew positions. Plan, organize, and supervise age-appropriate activities including, among many other things, arts and crafts, athletics, pool parties, nature projects, campfires, music, boating, fishing, hiking, dances, and movies. Day and evening hours required. Supply maintenance required. Age groups are divided as follows: 5–7 year olds; 8–9 year olds; preteens—10–12 year olds; “Young Teens”—13 –14 year olds; and “Old Teens”—15 to 17 year olds. Recommend strong communication skills, ability to exercise good judgment, and group-control experience necessary. Previous classroom or daycare experience strongly recommended. Must be able to state and enforce camp rules. Must possess a valid driver’s license—job may include driving camp vehicles. Additional duties paid through room and board. Lifeguard certification is a prerequisite for age group directors and assistant directors.
Art
Director and Crew positions. Provide instruction to campers of all ages in ceramics (wheel- and hand- building), bisque-ware , lanyards, textile painting and tie-dye. The crew will organize materials and maintain inventory and cleanliness of materials and facilities. Lead multiple kiln firings each week. There is constant interaction with campers of all ages. A strong customer service and/or teaching background is necessary; flexibility, patience, and diplomacy are all vital requirements. Duties extend beyond regular program hours. Additional duties paid through room and board.
Pool
Director and Crew positions. Responsible for operation and daily supervision of the pool and pool area; maintenance of equipment and deck furniture. Lead group swimming lessons (and private lessons as scheduled) and water aerobics, lifeguard, and supervise recreational swimming. Previous lifeguarding and instruction experience strongly recommended. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Must have current Lifeguarding certification prior to arrival at camp. Water Safety Instruction a plus. Additional duties paid through room and board.
Store
Director and Crew positions. Work in the Lair Store, which sells snacks, sundries and clothing. Operate cash register, balance daily receipts, maintain Store cleanliness, and display merchandise. The store is a very fast-paced, customer-oriented job. There is constant interaction with campers of all ages. Strong customer service background, flexibility, patience and diplomacy all vital requirements. Lead cashier for food and drink sales at the Burger Shack. Duties extend beyond regular program hours. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Additional duties paid through room and board
Nature
Director position. Organize and lead camper hikes in surrounding areas. One must have basic knowledge of Sierra flora and fauna. Must relate well to adults, have extensive hiking experience, outdoor safety awareness, and encourage an appreciation of the environment. Previous classroom or daycare experience strongly recommended. Food preparation skills recommended. The candidate must be able to lead group hikes of various levels of difficulty. Must possess a valid driver’s license—job may include driving camp vehicles. Additional duties paid through room and board.
Music
Director position. Assist in musical and technical aspects of all camp shows and productions. Oversee auditions and organize acts for camper talent show and staff acts for Hootenanny; hosts both shows. Develop and lead Sunday morning Creekside program, and lead all ages in camper sing-a-long programs. Guitar and vocal skills required. Demonstrated peer leadership, established supervisory skills, and stage presence/public speaking are important. Additional duties paid through room and board.
Athletic
Director position. Supervise and instruct tennis, softball, volleyball, basketball, and other camper team sports. Organize and supervise tournaments for all ages, including posting results and awarding trophies. Carry out daily cleaning and maintenance of all athletic facilities and surrounding areas, including monitoring equipment needs. Make recommendations for replacement of equipment as necessary. Officiate the camp athletic events. Knowledge of sports rules required. Relate well to adults. Additional duties paid through room and board.
Head of Maintenance
Supervise maintenance crew; responsible for organization of crew and delegation of individual tasks. Responsible for restocking and reordering of supplies. Monitor and manage all maintenance duties, maintenance shed, maintenance vehicles, tool use, and inventory of required supplies. Assist age group directors with day and evening programs. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Must possess a valid driver’s license—job may include driving camp vehicles. Additional duties paid through room and board.
Maintenance
Crew position. Responsible for cleaning and upkeep of all camp facilities, including bathrooms and dish washing areas. Maintenance is a crew, including a director. Primary duties include washing meal dishes, garbage handling and removal, bathroom cleaning, recycling, miscellaneous camp repairs and overall camp cleanliness. One must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Assist age group directors with their programs, day and evening. Must possess a valid driver’s license—job may include driving camp vehicles. Additional duties paid through room and board.
Dining Hall Hostess/Host
Lead camper food service efforts three times a day. Serve as liaison between cooks and campers. Direct and schedule Dining Hall crew. The hostess/host (Dining Hall director) is responsible for overall Dining Hall appearance and cleanliness. Prepare side dishes for service. Excellent customer service a must. One must have strong organizational skills and leadership experience and must be willing to begin work early in the morning. Must also be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Must possess a valid driver’s license—job may include driving camp vehicles. Additional duties paid through room and board.
Head Cook
Lead kitchen crew to prepare and execute three meals per day. Works with food service manager to place food orders. Must possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work within a tight-knit team. Lair cooks are responsible for the overall quality of the food and the overall cleanliness of the kitchen and its surrounding areas. The kitchen is a fast-paced and high-energy hub that requires concentration on the task at hand. Strong work ethic and the willingness to learn. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Additional duties paid through room and board. ServSafe Manager and Food Handler certifications are prerequisites of this position.
Kitchen/Cook
Crew position. Preparation and execution of three meals on a daily basis and other duties as assigned under the supervision of the Head Cook. Must possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work within a tight-knit team. Lair cooks are responsible for the overall quality of the food and the overall cleanliness of the kitchen and its surrounding areas. The kitchen is a fast-paced and high-energy hub that requires concentration on the task at hand. Prior cooking experience is not a requirement, but a strong work ethic and the willingness to learn is. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Additional duties paid through room and board. For the position of Second Cook, ServSafe Manager and Food Handler certifications are prerequisites of this position.
Assistant Program Director
Veteran staff position only.Works with PD and PC to manage staff. Must have strong organizational skills and leadership experience. Responsible for multiple areas of camp program coverage—emphasis may include lifeguarding, store, dining hall, maintenance and age group programming. Strong customer service and/or teaching background required; flexibility, patience and diplomacy all vital requirements. Duties extend beyond regular program hours. Additional duties paid through room and board. Lifeguard certification is a prerequisite of this position.
Program Director
Veteran staff position only. Produce Saturday Night and Friday Night staff shows (including, casting, rehearsals, and directing; and securing of props, costumes, and technical equipment). Duties include working closely with Manager as chief monitor and evaluator of camp programming. Also works with the Manager to help maintain staff morale and discipline. Must be able to state and enforce camp rules.Manage staff area cleanliness daily. Announce softball game and pool show, and make mealtime announcements. Introduce guest speaker and organize weekly adult dance. Chair weekly staff meeting. Demonstrated peer leadership, established supervisory skills and experience in a large recreational environment required, Must possess a valid driver’s license—job may include driving camp vehicles. The PD also undertakes special projects as determined by the Manager. Additional duties paid through room and board.

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IMPORTANT REMINDER

CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications are required by all staff, and must be completed prior to arrival at camp. Lifeguard certification is a prerequisite for age group directors and lifeguards. ServSafe Food Handler certification is a prerequisite for all staff. All certifications must be completed prior to arrival at camp.