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Seasonal Staff Services Assistant, Special Needs Camp

Are you ready for a life-changing summer, full of new experiences, personal growth and memories that will last a lifetime? Come make a difference at Camp Starfish!

The Staff Services Assistant is a member of the Camp Starfish administrative team and liaises with the directors and seasonal staff teams to support the staff experience and culture at camp, including development, engagement, appreciation, community building, scheduling, and evaluation. Successful candidates for this position will be detail-oriented with excellent time management and active listening skills and will have experience in facilitation, relationship building, supervision, and/or implementing recognition systems & events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Organizing Files and Scanning
  • Scheduling trips off-site for staff time off
  • Co-organize events and all other methods of staff engagement
  • Oversee the mentorship program
  • Handle paperwork with confidentiality
  • Maintain and act as a resource in the Staff Resource Area
  • Performs all other tasks as assigned by supervisor

Successful Candidates Demonstrate:
  • Strong personal integrity, adaptability, emotional intelligence, enthusiasm, patience, grit and self-control
  • Ability to understand, role model, and adhere to Starfish policies and procedures
  • Willingness and ability to seek and accept supervision and guidance
  • Ready to embrace and accept differences in religion/age/ethnicity/culture/race/gender/sexual orientation and/or other diversities. Willingness and ability to treat all campers and staff fairly regardless of identity, ability, background, and/or preferences
  • Willingness to live, work and play in an outdoor setting with children who have emotional, learning and behavioral challenges.
  • Age 21+ with valid drivers’ license as is required by the position

Salary and Perks of the Job:
  • Room and Board included
  • Laundry Service provided
  • Paid time off
  • Travel Stipend available for staff members traveling over 250 miles
  • Earn course credit (dependent on your school’s requirements)
  • Gain valuable skills needed to work with a variety of children
  • Make friends that will last a lifetime
  • Salary and bonus information may be found here:

Work Conditions and Physical Requirements: Working at Camp Starfish as a Seasonal Administrator is active, physically challenging, emotionally challenging and complex. Regular attendance and active participation in a community of 150+ individuals is a requirement. Daily activities may include but are not limited to, swimming, hiking, jumping, running, sports, field games, walking distances, and other activities that require physical stamina. Behavior management, assessment of campers’ and staff’s needs and abilities, and regular involvement in stressful situations involving emotionally challenging topics of conversation are both an expectation and a reality. A successful administrator must be able to meet all minimum requirements and general expectations, and perform all essential functions as described here.

This is a residential summer camp position with Summer 2023 employment dates: May 25th - August 25th.

For more information, please visit and complete an online application. All hiring decisions are contingent on completed application, reference verification, and results of background checks.