Associated Recreation Council, Seattle

Summer Camp Director (Yesler)

The Associated Recreation Council (ARC), in partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation, serves Seattle by offering a variety of recreational and lifelong learning programs, classes and activities. Our summer school-age care programs provide a fun, creative, safe and welcoming environment for children to learn, play and grow.

The Summer Camp Director at Yesler Community Center is responsible for planning and directing the Summer Day Camp programs for youth ages 5-12 years old; working with Community Center staff to coordinate events, programs and community outreach; supporting other ARC programs within the community center by being a part of planning, marketing and coordination of childcare program events and projects.

Pay rate: $20.00 hourly/non-exempt


  • June - September 2018
  • Monday – Friday up to 40 hours per week, straight shift
  • Schedule subject to change due to program/season and business needs


  • Develop programs that are developmentally age appropriate and culturally relevant
  • Establish relationships of mutual trust and good communication with program participants, their families, and community center staff
  • Comply with all Department of Early Learning Licensing requirements
  • Oversee program staff, including scheduling and on the job training
  • Prepare reports and perform other administrative tasks, attendance records, program application and fees, budgeting, etc.
  • Provide a safe environment by maintaining orderly, clean and appealing facilities; competent in emergency preparedness; removing known safety hazards; ensuring staff have current CPR/First Aid certification, and any other required or applicable credentials

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must have completed a minimum of 45 or more college credits or a combination of one-third clock hours and two-thirds college credits in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education, Social Work, or other child-related field including, but not limited to: art, music, and dance relevant to school-age children, recreation or leisure time activities, physical education, education, psychology, social services, home economics, or nutrition
  • Must have at least 2+ years of experience working in child-related programs
  • Must have 3-5 years supervisory and/or mentorship experience
  • Must have demonstrated working experience working with families, community members and partners to foster positive relationships  
  • Must have a valid WA state driver license and clear a driving history record from DOL upon hire
  • Must provide documentation of current Red Cross First-Aid/CPR certification, HIV/AIDS blood-borne pathogens education and training, a valid King County Food Handlers Permit, WA State Driver’s License, TB test clearance, STARS training or documentation of exemption
  • Must successfully complete a background check

This is a full-time, summer, non-benefited position. 

Please provide a resume, cover letter and unofficial (or official) college transcripts and any STARS credits to determine if you qualify for the position.  Please see the above requirements.  Also let us know if you have a preference of location.

This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications.  ARC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and values diverse perspectives and life experiences.  Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  ARC encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.

Position opened until filled. Applications are reviewed weekly.