Associated Recreation Council, Seattle

Summer Day Camp Counselor (SouthEast Seattle)

Location: South Seattle -Rainier CC, Rainier Beach CC, Van Asselt CC, Jefferson CC, IDCC CC
Job Code: 1633
# of openings: 10


Associated Recreation Council, the non-profit partner with Seattle Parks & Recreation, is recruiting for enthusiastic people who will help us deliver fun and creative summer day camp programs for children ages 5-12.


Our Summer Day Camp Counselors work in the school-age child care programs, which provide a fun, creative, safe, and welcoming environment for children to learn, play, and grow.


This position is for the Southeast Seattle area:

  • Current available locations for summer day camp hiring are the Rainier, Van Asselt Community Centers, and John Muir Elementary School 
  • Please indicate your preference of location(s) in your application/cover letter


Pay Rate: $15.50 Hourly


Summer Day Camp Schedule:

  • June 27 – September 1, 2017
  • Monday – Friday, 30-40 hours per week
  • Available shifts are 7:00am-4:00pm, 8:00am-5:00pm, or 9:00am-6:00pm (subject to change based on location and business need)
  • Mandatory pre-camp training will be offered in June


Our Counselors:

  • Organize and lead programs and activities such as: arts and crafts, organized games, cultural activities, drama, music, story hour, sports, field trips, and other special projects and events
  • Work with other staff to ensure the care and safety of participants at all times
  • Must be willing to complete training for certification in First Aid/CPR, Food Handlers Permit, HIV/AIDS blood-borne pathogens education, and STARS training



  • Eighteen years of age or older
  • High School diploma/GED or transcripts of secondary education
  • At least one year experience working with 5-12 year olds
  • Experience with large groups on field trips is preferred
  • Ability to commit to a full summer is strongly preferred  
  • Clear Tuberculosis results within the past year
  • Valid WA state driver’s license or WA state ID
  • Current First Aid, CPR, and Food Handlers permit a plus
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Must provide proof of eligibility to work in the US and valid government issued ID
  • Must sign up for direct deposit with either checking or savings account or Payroll Paycard

This is a non-benefited position. Summer Day Camp Counselors must also be willing to help out at other program sites as needed. 


Our substitute pool helps employees gain experience working in our programs and provide the foundation for becoming permanent placed employees. When permanent positions open, we first look to our substitute pool for qualified candidates.


Who May Apply:  This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications.  ARC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and values diverse perspectives and life experiences.  Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  ARC encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.

Accommodations for people with disabilities are provided upon request.  Please call (206) 615-0110 to request accommodations.


Position opened until filled. Applications are reviewed as soon as it is received. 

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