Summer Program Lead Specialist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-818749
    • Job Location: Hopkins, MN
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: May 12, 2022
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The Blake School seeks to hire energetic and enthusiastic program specialists and lead counselors for its summer enrichment programs and day camp. Camp Acoma will take place on Blake’s Hopkins campus from June 21 through August 5. Candidates must be available for one week of training prior to the start of the seven-week day camp program. Summer staff training will be held the week of June 13. Summer at Blake serves over 200 weekly participants ages 4-13; in grades Pre-K through 12.

Program Specialists are responsible for the overall design and implementation of camp activities in their respective areas; arts, physical education, STEM, or nature. Program specialists are scheduled 25-30 hours per week in support of the overall Camp Acoma program.

Camp Acoma Lead Counselors are responsible for assisting camp directors in the design and implementation of all enrichment, arts, technology, athletic, recreational, and field trip activities. Lead counselors are scheduled Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 3:30 pm with morning and afternoon extended day opportunities available.

Lead Counselors and Program Specialists report to the Camp Acoma director to ensure a safe, fun, and nurturing environment for all participants. Experience in teaching children ages 4-13 and day/recreational camp experience is preferred. Candidates with experience in aquatics, physical education,, visual and performing arts and technology instruction are desired. Candidates with experience in leading team building and adventure-based learning for older campers (ages 8-13) are also encouraged to apply.

The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school enrolling 1,367 bright, talented students from nearly 56 Twin Cities-area communities. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of three campuses (Minneapolis, Hopkins and Wayzata) each with its own facilities designed for specific ages, schedules and activities. The mission of the school is to provide students with an excellent, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to a common set of values.For more information on The Blake School, please visit Blake's website at:

The Blake School believes that a diverse society enriches all individuals and communities. Diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and marital, parental or economic status forms the fabric of our society. As a result of these beliefs, The Blake School actively seeks students, families and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. In doing so, we recognize our responsibility to help make each person's experience a success.


The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. The duties and responsibilities in this job description may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

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