SummerWorks Camp Counselor

SummerWorks Camp Counselor

School Overview

Rowland Hall is an independent school in Salt Lake City serving approximately 1,000 students in preschool through twelfth grade. Driven by our vision of developing people the world needs, we believe in a transformational education that gives students agency and purpose, connects them to their global community, and empowers them to make the world a better place for all. 

Rowland Hall sets the standard for teaching and learning excellence through our academic and co-curricular programs, including experiential learning opportunities, artistic self-expression, and a competitive athletic program that challenges students inside and outside the classroom. We foster curiosity, compassion, joy throughout the learning process, and graduate young adults who know how to think critically and are inspired to make a difference. 

Located near the base of the stunning Wasatch Mountain Range and adjacent to the University of Utah, a world-class research university and medical center, Rowland Hall attracts a diverse community of families. The school focuses on recruiting and retaining high-quality employees by offering extensive professional development opportunities, salaries that are competitive with local districts and market rates, and a close-knit, supportive community.

Position Summary

The SummerWorks Camp Counselor staff position involves the direct supervision of children, maintaining a caring, consistent, and enjoyable environment, and communicating with the SummerWorks leadership team. This is a part-time position. Positions are available Monday through Friday, from 8:15 am to 4:00 pm.


  • Child Care Skills
    • Ensures a safe environment for all children, closely monitoring the group at all times
    • Involves self positively with children through indoor and outdoor play and conversation while still maintaining an awareness of the entire group
    • Responds to the range of children’s needs with acceptance and understanding and relates to children as individuals
    • Assists children in conflict resolution and steps in to provide support when needed
    • Facilitates smooth transitions for the children as they move from indoor to outdoor play, are checked in/out for the day, etc.
  • Communication Skills
    • Learn and use names of children, parents, caregivers, employees
    • Uses a warm and welcoming disposition when communicating with community members
    • Communicate to other staff and the leadership team important information and changes in activities, scheduling, problems, etc. Works well as a member of the team
    • Informs the Director in a clear and timely manner regarding any questions, concerns, or messages from parents, students, teachers, or other administrators
    • Addresses difficult situations with calm, appropriate attention
  • Professionalism
    • Familiarizes self with camp policies, campers, and other staff
    • Consistently arrives on time, dressed appropriately for work of caring for and engaging with young children
  • Additional Duties
    • Sets up, manages, and cleans up materials used for both indoor and outdoor play and exploration.
    • Handles emergencies with calm, consistent, and professional behavior

Preferred Qualifications

  • Flexible, caring, enthusiastic disposition
  • Good cheer, humor, and warmth, balanced with professionalism and maturity
  • Prior work or experience with children ages three to fourteen
  • Ability to supervise large groups of children daily
  • An openness to making mistakes and trying new things
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to deal with emergencies

Additional Information

This is a part-time, non-exempt position. SummerWorks has mandatory paid staff training on June 6th, 7th, & 8th, 2024. Our Camp season begins on Monday, June 10th, 2024, and ends on Friday, August 9th. There will be no camp on June 19th, July 4th & July 5th and July 24th. Free parking close to U of U, and an excellent opportunity to work with children.


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Equal Employment Opportunity

Rowland Hall is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, believes that each individual is entitled to equal opportunity without regard to sex, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal or state anti-discrimination laws. Rowland Hall’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.