ESF Camps
  • Haverford, PA, USA
  • Seasonal - Full-time
  • ESF Camps - The Haverford School

ESF Camps is hiring an Aquatics Director to join our mission-driven team in Haverford, PA. The Aquatics Director is responsible for the direct care and supervision of all campers and Team Members in the Aquatics program.

Why ESF?

  • Make a positive impact on children and youth (ages Preschool-8th grade) while receiving comprehensive training.
  • Flexible summer schedule with the opportunity to work up to 10 consecutive weeks
  • Become a motivated leader and gain experience supervising children while building long lasting relationships
  • Internships, field work, continuing education credits, lifeguard, and specialty certification reimbursement
  • FREE camp tuition for children of team members
  • Employee referral bonus program

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Be present at pool at all times
  • Record incidents concerning the pool
  • Manage Assistant Aquatics Director and team of lifeguards/swim instructors
  • Teach new lifeguards how to instruct swim lessons for campers
  • Perform pool maintenance duties and complete water logs
  • Know and understand each swimming skill level and the skills that are taught
  • Group supervision of campers with attention to: behavior and group management, health and safety, security, and personal and skill development
  • Inform site director of any concerns regarding the health and safety of the campers.
  • Communicate with clear, concise, and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger community.
  • Demonstrate the ESF Core Values and Virtues of Character (Gratitude, Respect, Trustworthiness, Effort, Kindness, Positivity, Resilience, Community) in camp daily


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience working with children in a supervisory or administrative capacity
  • Performance management and facilitation experience preferred
  • 2-4 years administrative/leadership experience required
  • Teaching certification preferred
  • Must have all certifications: Current American Red Cross Lifeguard and First Aid Certification, Current American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Certification; Current local Pool Operator's Certification. (Lifeguard Instructor Certification preferred)
  • Typical hours are:3 days/week: 7:30am-4:30pm, 2 days/week, 8:00am-6:00pm; Monday - Friday. Start and end times may vary depending on location and camp.
  • It is understood you will complete all trainings and pre-employment credentials required by ESF and the state you are working in.
  • Push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of thirty-five (35) pounds across campus. Work outside, upright, and mobile for six (6) to eight (8) hours per day
  • Respond to emergency situations which may include running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and ascending stairs without undue exertion
  • Maintain the "ESF Look" at all times

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports directly to and takes direction from the Site Director.

Covid 19 Health & Safety Protocols

ESF has developed and will be implementing an Advanced Safety Plan to ensure our campers, team members, and parents thrive in a safe environment. This plan includes detailed safety measures in the following areas. Team members will be trained on all protocols and full compliance is expected.

  • Limited enrollment and smaller group sizes
  • Camper & staff screening with use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Cleaning, disinfection & handwashing
  • Premier outdoor facilities
  • Reasonable contact reduction, including social distancing practices
  • Symptom Management Action Plan
  • Specialized Safety Training
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