Bellevue State Park Day Camp Multiple Positions

Recruitment #032024-MXGC06-400305

Introduction


“Tucked in the middle of suburban Wilmington sits Bellevue State Park, a former DuPont estate. William Dupont Jr. (1896-1965), the estate's last owner and avid equestrian, transformed this land to include horse stables, indoor horse training facilities, and most notably a 1 ⅛ mile long horse track. Today, the track is used by guests, and encircles meadows, rentable pavilions, and a quaint pond perfect for fishing. William DuPont’s home, Bellevue Hall, stands as the park’s centerpiece, though prior to the 1930s, a Gothic Revival Castle known as Woolton Hall stood in its place. Bellevue Hall is an elegant venue for private events and is surrounded by the Dupont’s collection of trees from around the world. Twelve additional structures that kept the estate self-sustaining can be spotted throughout the park, like the Percheron Barn that watches over the community gardens. Over time, the land evolved to offer guests a chance to also enjoy a round of disc golf through woods and meadows, or a stroll with family, friends, and pets along the paved Northern Greenway Trail.”

 



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Summary Statement

A variety of seasonal Interpreter park positions may be available at Bellevue State Park:

Day Camp Counselor: $14.50- responsible for organizing and supervising camp activities and ensuring campers' well-being.

Assistant Camp Director: $15.50 - - This position is responsible for assisting in the coordination of day to day running of summer camps. This includes supervision of campers, leading activities/lessons/games, assisting in coordinating travel as needed, and ensuring a safe and enjoyable environment for all staff and campers. This position is also responsible for communicating camp matters to supervisor, camp parents/guardians, and park/camp team members.

Camp Director: $17.00 - This position is responsible for leading and coordinating the day to day running of summer camps. This includes supervision of campers and staff, leading activities/lessons/games, coordinating travel around the park and to other locations, leading the counselor team and delegating tasks, and ensuring a safe and enjoyable environment for all staff and campers. This position is also responsible for communicating camp matters to supervisor, camp parents/guardians, and park/camp team members.

Work is performed indoors and outdoors. Weekends, evenings, and holidays are scheduled to meet facility needs.

For Camp positions - Monday through Friday will be needed throughout the camp season. Additional work on weekends, evenings and holidays may be scheduled.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.


·         Lead educational and recreational activities focused on building lasting connections between campers (and other park visitors) and the natural and cultural resources around Bellevue State Park.

·         Help coordinate and implement summer day camp a Bellevue State Park.

·         Communicate with camp families (parent/guardians) about upcoming camps and what they need to prepare, daily happenings at camp, and any concerns that come up.

·         Lead and participate in games, crafts, and other day camp activities.

·         May deliver interpretive programs to participants of all ages in a variety of contexts.

·         Provide general customer service and park information to visitors.

·         Maintain a clean and tidy environment in all camp areas.

·         May lead educational and recreational hikes and other programs for park visitors.

·         Must demonstrate responsibility, dependability, and good communication skills.

·         Maintain a positive attitude.

·         Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities, and dates (month/year) of employment/training.
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

 

Day Camp Counselor

  1. At least 18 years of age.
  2. Six months experience working with children and young adults such as academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant or education teacher.
  3. Knowledge of various recreational outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, boating, rock climbing, fishing or swimming.
  4. Possession of a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving.

 

Assistant Camp Director

  1. Must be at least 20 years of age.
  2. One year experience working in a camp program for children or young adults.
  3. One year experience in supervising groups, staff or volunteers.
  4. Knowledge of various recreational activities such as hiking, mountain biking, boating, rock climbing or swimming.
  5. Knowledge of local plants, animals or history.
  6. Possession of a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Camp Director

  1. At least 21 years of age.
  2. One year experience working in a camp program for children or young adults.
  3. One year experience in supervising groups, staff or volunteers.
  4. Knowledge of various recreational activities such as hiking, mountain biking, boating, rock climbing or swimming.
  5. Knowledge of local plants, animals or history.
  6. Possession of a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before (06/20/2024) upon filling the vacant position(s).

This is a Casual/Seasonal position which is a non-pension eligible position without healthcare and/or other benefits.

Conditions of Hire

DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.

Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire. The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

As a condition of hire, applicants for this position must successfully pass a Swim assessment.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.

Selection Process

The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education, and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at StateJobs.Delaware.gov.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 


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