Camp is currently looking for the following staff:
- Junior Counselors
- Senior Counselors
- Sports Instructors
- Arts Specialists
- Music Leaders
- Drama Instructors
- Outdoor Adventure Specialists
- Dance Teachers
- Jewish Studies Teachers
- Nature Specialists
- Plus Many More!
Counselor (Madrich/ah) A college-age student, counselors are responsible for a group of 15 to 18 children on a daily basis. They ensure children’s safety, manage children’s behavior and act as a role model and mentor with constructive participation in all daily activities. Work closely with Rosh Edah to ensure safety of all children. All counselors must participate in staff training before camp begins.
Junior Counselor (Madatz/it) A rising senior in high school, the junior counselor assists the counselor in facilitating the daily routine, participates in all daily activities and provides a safe, fun environment for our campers. All counselors must participate in staff training before camp begins.
Division Head (Rosh Edah) The division head is a senior staff member with previous experience in camping and/or Jewish education who is responsible for overseeing the programming and the staff for an entire age group consisting of multiple bunks with a total of 70 – 90 campers. The division head, usually a college graduate, is the direct supervisor of a staff of between four and twelve counselors.
Specialty Head (Rosh Anaf) The specialty head possesses previous experience in his/her specialty area and is responsible for overseeing the programming and the staff for that specialty area. The specialty staff in any given area can range from just a few to as many as 6 staff members. Specialty heads are needed for performing arts, drama, sports, arts and crafts, and the outdoors program. For details, please refer to the individual specialty areas.
Program Coordinator (Meracaz/et Peulot) The program coordinator is responsible for overseeing the camp-wide schedule and calendar. This individual must possess good organizational skills and be able to balance the logistical needs of the camp. Responsibilities may include planning special program days, rainy day schedules, and coordination of schedules for programs within camp.
Swim Specialist The swim specialist is a member of the pool staff. He/she must have certification as a lifeguard. Responsibilities include teaching instructional swim and acting as a lifeguard during recreational swim time. If you are not currently certified as a lifeguard, the camp may be able to assist you in obtaining your certification for the summer.
Head of the Swim Program (Rosh Mayim, Rosh Braicha) The head of the swim is responsible for overseeing the entire swim (mayim) program. Responsibilities include supervision of the two camp pools (braicha). The head of swim coordinates all swimming programs and supervises all pool staff. Appropriate certifications and experience are a must.
Arts and Crafts ( Omanut)
Arts and Crafts Specialist The arts and crafts specialist is part of a larger staff in camp that is managed by a specialty head. All members of the arts and crafts staff should feel comfortable in their area of expertise and be able to assist in other areas of arts and crafts. As a specialist, you are expected to plan and teach multiple sessions each day. You may also be called upon as a consultant in your area of expertise by other staff members who are planning bunk or edah (division) activities.
Head of Arts and Crafts (Rosh Omanut) The head of the arts and crafts program has experience in arts and crafts and feels comfortable working with and teaching a variety of different arts and crafts. This individual is responsible for overseeing the entire arts and crafts program including instruction and supplies. Responsibilities are administrative and supervisory in nature.
Education and Prayer
Teacher (Moreh/Morah) The Hebrew and Judaic studies teacher educates campers in structured classes according to a well-thought out curriculum as well as takes advantage of the many educational moments that present themselves in an informal setting.
T’fillah Educator T’fillot (prayers) are an essential part of our camps. We require an individual who is knowledgeable in leading and teaching the different parts of the daily and Shabbat services. As a t’fillah educator, you work with staff and campers in camp to make the t’fillah program innovative, exciting, and educational.
T’fillah Coordinator (Rosh T’fillah) The t’fillah (prayer) coordinator oversees the t’fillah program for the camp. This person works with the t’fillah educators and serves as a resource person to other staff members in camp on issues of t’fillot and teaching t’fillot. Included among the responsibilities of the t’fillah coordinator is making sure that each of the services in camp is run according to the standards of the Conservative movement.
Coordinator of Education (Rosh Hinuch) The coordinator of education is a Jewish educator who oversees the curriculum development and educational program of the camp. The coordinator of education is responsible for the administrative elements of the program as well as supervision of all educational staff. This person is a resource for the educational staff as well as other staff in camp as they work to incorporate Jewish education into camp life.
Drama Specialist The drama specialist works with all age groups to develop their understanding of performance art.
Israeli Dance Specialist Israeli dance is an important part of the culture of Camp Ramah. Rikkud is incorporated into Shabbat and daily activities. As a specialist in Israeli Dance, you would teach campers and staff a variety of Israeli dances. It is the responsibility of the Israeli dance specialist to plan and implement all dance sessions.There is also a performing arts show, where each division rehearses and performs a dance for the entire camp.
Camp Nurse Our full time camp nurse tends to all of the campers. The nurse provides nursing care including distribution of all medications. As a health care professional in camp, you work with the camp director to ensure that everyone in camp receives proper medical attention. Those who cannot make a commitment to the full summer are welcome to apply for shorter periods of time.