Camp Staff | Shalom Austin

CAMP STAFF

Calling all goofballs! Attention all free-spirits!

SEEKING ALL ADVENTURERS!

Every year, JCamps hires hardworking staff dedicated to creating a summer to remember! If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your skills, make friendships that last a lifetime, be a part of an amazing community, and help children SHINE this summer, look no further!

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WHAT ARE THE PERKS?
Aside from hanging out with some of Austin’s coolest kids?

JCamps Offers:

  • A competitive salary
  • A free JCC Membership (gym, new pool, tennis courts, classes, etc.)
  • Rewarding work experience that lasts June-August
  • Work-Free Weekends!
  • Resume building experience
  • Opportunities to grow year after year

2023 STAFF POSITIONS

Unit Head
Unit Heads are members of the Administrative Team in the Summer. Unit Heads are responsible for administrative and programmatic tasks in their unit including leading unit activities, collaborating on special event and theme days, conducting evaluations on the counselors in their unit, ensuring proper forms are filled out in case of an accident or injury, and communicating with campers’ parents when necessary. Each unit contains 3-5 bunks (or groups) of campers.
TEEN CAMP COORDINATOR
The Teen Camp Coordinator is a member of the administrative team in the summer. The Teen Camp Coordinator is responsible for administrative and programmatic tasks for teen programs, including leading activities, collaborating on special event and theme days, conducting evaluations on teen camp staff, ensuring proper forms are filled out in case of an accident or injury, and communicating with campers’ parents when necessary. The Teen Camp Coordinator must be comfortable in and around water activities including swimming. The Teen Camp Coordinator must possess a valid Texas driver’s license and be comfortable driving a 15-passenger van.
Arts & Crafts Specialist
Arts & Crafts Specialist will program and facilitate for groups consisting of 12-16 campers grade K-6. Arts & Crafts Specialists are responsible for developing and implementing lesson plans related to their program area and intentionally adding Jewish core values within this area. Previous experience with planning and facilitating Arts and Crafts is strongly preferred. The Arts & Crafts Specialist will also aide in facilitating, planning, and executing JCamps special events and theme days.
NATURE SPECIALIST
The Nature Specialist will program and facilitate for groups consisting of 15-18 campers grade K-6. Nature Specialists are responsible for developing and implementing lesson plans related to their program area and intentionally adding Jewish core values within this area. Previous experience with planning and facilitating Nature activities is strongly preferred. The Nature Specialist will also aide in facilitating, planning, and executing JCamps special events and theme days.
MUSIC SPECIALIST
The Music Specialist will program and facilitate for groups consisting of 15-18 campers grade K-6. Music Specialists are responsible for developing and implementing lesson plans related to their program area and intentionally adding Jewish core values within this area. The Music Specialist must be proficient in guitar and/or piano and must be comfortable playing in front of large audiences. Previous experience with Jewish camp songs is a plus! The Music Specialist will also aide in facilitating, planning, and executing JCamps special events and theme days.
ATHLETICS SPECIALIST
The Athletics Specialist will program and facilitate for groups consisting of 15-18 campers grade K-6. Athletics Specialists are responsible for developing and implementing lesson plans related to their program area and intentionally adding Jewish core values within this area. The Athletics Specialist will also aide in facilitating, planning, and executing JCamps special events and theme days.
Previous experience with planning and facilitating Athletic activities is strongly preferred.
ARCHERY SPECIALIST - FILLED
The Archery Specialist will program and facilitate for groups consisting of 15-18 campers grade K-6. Archery Specialists are responsible for developing and implementing lesson plans related to their program area and intentionally adding Jewish core values within this area. Previous experience with planning and facilitating Archery is strongly preferred. The Archery Specialist will also aide in facilitating, planning, and executing JCamps special events and theme days.
STEM SPECIALIST
The STEM Specialist will program and facilitate for groups consisting of 15-18 campers grade K-6. STEM Specialists are responsible for developing and implementing lesson plans related to their program area and intentionally adding Jewish core values within this area.
Previous experience with planning and facilitating STEM is strongly preferred.
The STEM Specialist will also aide in facilitating, planning, and executing JCamps special events and theme days.
TEEN CAMP COUNSELOR
The Teen Camp Counselor will manage daily routine, activity, and travel for a group of teens consisting of 10-15 campers, grades 7-9. The Teen Camp Counselor will be responsible for the day-to-day well-being of campers and facilitation of programs including traveling outdoors and to water-based destinations. Teen camps run all summer, in weeklong sessions. Eligible candidates must be 18 by the start of camp with an eligible driver’s license. Experience working with middle schoolers is required.
SENIOR COUNSELOR

Senior Counselors, along with the co-counselor will be assigned to a group of 12-15 campers, based by grade, Kindergarten-6th grade. Counselors will manage the daily routine and activities for their group. As a group leader and facilitator, the Senior Counselor is responsible for the day-to-day programming of the group. The Senior Counselor should program to meet the needs of all campers in the group; however, the Senior Counselor must be sensitive to the goals and objectives of the Camp and provide a program to meet all needs. Eligible candidates must be 18 by the start of camp.

JUNIOR COUNSELOR
The Junior Counselor, along with their co counselor, will be assigned to a specific group (bunk) of 12-15 campers, based by grade Kindergarten-6th grade. The Junior Counselor is responsible for helping plan day-to-day decision-making process and in carrying out the days schedule.
Eligible candidates will be going into 10th, 11th or 12th grade by the start of camp.
If you are interested in working at Basketball, Sports Camp, or Tennis Camp, please indicate this in your interview!
INCLUSION COUNSELOR
Inclusion counselors are additional supports for campers with disabilities. All Inclusion Counselors will be assigned to a camper(s) within a group, based by grade (Kindergarten-6th grade). Depending on the level of accommodation each child needs, Inclusion Counselors will help between 1-3 children. Prior work experience with children with disabilities preferred.
SENIOR COUNSELOR | TENNIS
Tennis Senior Counselors will be assigned to a group of 15-18 campers, based by grade. Counselors will manage the daily routine and activities for their group. As a group leader and facilitator, the Tennis Senior Counselor is responsible for the day-to-day programming of the group in addition to serving as a facilitator for tennis lessons led by tennis camp coaches. The Tennis Senior Counselor should program to meet the needs of all campers in the group; however, the Tennis Senior Counselor must be sensitive to the goals and objectives of the Camp and provide a program to meet all needs. Must be 18 by the start of camp.
SENIOR COUNSELOR | SPORTS
Sports Senior Counselors, along with the co-counselor, will be assigned to a group of 15-18 campers, based by grade. Counselors will manage the daily routine and activities for their group. As a group leader and facilitator, the Sports Senior Counselor is responsible for the day-to-day programming of the group in addition to serving as a facilitator for sports lessons led by Sports camp coaches. The Sports Senior Counselor should program to meet the needs of all campers in the group; however, the Sports Senior Counselor must be sensitive to the goals and objectives of the Camp and provide a program to meet all needs. Must be 18 by the start of camp.

HEAR FROM PAST STAFF!

When I began my journey at Shalom Austin, I started as an after-school counselor for Kids Connection. I immediately felt at home in the Youth & Teen department, so when the opportunity to work at JCamps over summer presented itself to me, I was ecstatic! My summer as a Unit Head was full of laughter, challenges, games, dance parties, and most importantly a community that helped me grow in many ways. I continue to cherish those fun memories while we prepare for another amazing summer!

Natalie, Assistant Camp Counselor 

When I started Jcamps i had just moved to Texas and wanted a way to get connected and earn during the summer. Lucky for me I stumbled into one of the most supportive and fun work environments I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of. The staff constantly works to make the experience fulfilling and fun for both the counselors and the kids. By the end of the first session of camp not only was I hanging out with my fellow counselors and having a blast, but I was making up games and having the best time with my newfound 7–8-year-old friends for the rest of camp. (Our game building skills were next level at the dancing dragon bunk). I mean who else gets to go to summer camp for their job?!

Rachel, Senior Counselor

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Caroline Mellow

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