Most of our general counselors will work all or part of each day in a program area, helping to teach an activity. Here’s an idea of what we’re looking for to staff program area — and please keep in mind, we employ staff members with many different levels of skill and experience!
Adventure Challenge and Archery
Ideal candidates have belay experience, biking proficiency, top rope setup experience, CPR/first aid certification and an interest in working outdoors. Adventure staff are asked to come to camp early for training and program orientation.
Applicants should be experienced in sports conditioning, aerobics, yoga, pilates and/or spinning; certification is a plus but not a requirement.
Arts & Crafts
Specialized positions are available for staff with extensive experience in silver jewelry, glass fusion and ceramics. Art major a plus; creativity and patience a must.
Candidate must be an American Red Cross-, NPLQ- or Canadian Lifesaving Society-certified lifeguard at the time of application. Aquatics staff come to camp early (one week before general staff orientation) to participate in a Bryn Mawr-sponsored American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification course.
Athletics staff teach and coach one or more of the following sports: soccer, softball, volleyball, basketball, lacrosse, golf and archery. Instructors should have significant varsity experience in their sports (ideally at the college level); coaching experience is a plus.
Cooking applicants should have significant experience in the kitchen, specifically in the area of baking. A home economics or food-related major is a plus but not a necessity.
Dance staff must be experienced in and able to teach at least two of the following styles: ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern, tap. Knowledge of choreography and/or experience in a dance or musical theatre company is a strong plus, as is the ability to lead a class on your own.
Drama & Music
Applicants should have experience in and good knowledge of the theatre (drama major is a bonus but not a requirement), and ability to assist in at least two of the following areas: set design and construction, costume design and construction, makeup, blocking, musical theatre, vocal performance, light and sound, backstage crew.
Gymnastics staff must have advanced skills and experience in beam, uneven bars, tumbling, vault and floor exercise. Experience teaching or coaching at any level is preferred. Bryn Mawr holds over 30 years of consecutive Wayne County junior and senior gymnastics titles.
Knowledge of nature, ecology and animal care and high level of comfort with outdoor activity and all kinds of animals are required; biology or similar major a plus.
The newspaper counselor must be proficient with a Macintosh computer and have excellent motivational and organizational skills. Experience on your high school or college newspaper is required.
Camp photographers are responsible for coordinating with the website administrator to shoot photos of campers at their daily activities, evening programs, and special events. In addition to being comfortable with a digital camera, photographers will spend a significant amount of time in our web office, uploading and tagging photos. Candidates must have experience with action photography and be comfortable using a digital camera.
Equestrian staff must have experience in hunt seat riding, particularly hunters, jumpers, eventing, dressage, and/or hunt seat equitation. Candidates should have basic horse knowledge and should be able to groom, tack and wrap unsupervised. Knowledge of basic horse first aid is helpful.
Tennis is one of our most popular programs, and a high level of instruction is expected. Applicants should have significant experience playing competitive tennis. Teaching/coaching experience is a plus.
Waterski instructors must be American Red Cross-, NPLQ- or Canadian Lifesaving Society-certified lifeguards with knowledge of waterskiing and boat driving. A boat license and some knowledge of maintenance are preferable. Applicants should be comfortable handling a 15’ SeaCraft with 60 HP Mercury motor.
Bryn Mawr is happy to act as a paid internship for programs such as education, social work, outdoor education, family studies, sociology, psychology, sports management or exercise science. We have extensive experience working with colleges and universities to either fit the criteria already in place for an internship or help design a unique program. If you are interested in an internship at Bryn Mawr, please contact us in the New Jersey office.