Summer Camp Dorm Counselor Job at THE NORTHWEST SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, Seattle, WA

  • Seattle, WA

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The Northwest School - Seattle, WA

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The Northwest School is a college-preparatory, co-educational independent school near the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer a rich and challenging program to about 400 students in grades 6 through 12, including international students, many of whom live in our campus dormitory.

Northwest offers a vibrant, intellectual home. A warm inclusive community. A dynamic liberal arts education for grades 6-12 that prepares students to think critically, act compassionately, and discover their place in the world.

The Northwest School is a community committed to a diverse and equitable workplace and expects applicants to have a commitment to diversity and social justice. We firmly believe that we are a richer, more creative and dynamic institution when our collective is built with a diverse set of community members. The Northwest School strives for its faculty and student body to reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Summer Camp at Northwest is fun and engaging and offers a variety of classes. At The Northwest School Summer Camp, 10- to 16-year-olds from across the world join their peers from Seattle to have fun, make lasting friendships and become global citizens.

Summer Camp dates: candidates must be available through the entire duration

o July 1-3, July 6 Training

o July 7-August 19 includes three camp sessions

This is a live off position and does not provide housing accommodations.

Essential Functions:
  • Supervise dormitory summer campers; aged 12-16, including leading activities, supervising meal periods, responding to needs and emergencies
  • Provide an environment that's safe, friendly, and comfortable
  • Monitor and ensure appropriate student behavior
  • Submit reports on behavior and safety issues
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and training sessions
  • Oversee check-in and check-out of campers, including room turn-over cleaning or airport transfer
Duties specific to Overnight Awake RA shifts, 12am-8am

o Remain awake throughout the night to ensure camper safety and response.

o Complete regular building rounds to ensure camper safety.

o Make sure campers remain in their rooms and enforce lights out & wake-up times

o Submit shift logs to appropriate administration at the end of the shift.

Duties specific to overnight sleep RAs, shift, 12am-8am

o Spend the night in the doors

o Wake up when needed to assist in emergencies

o Help campers wake up in the morning in time to get ready for the day before breakfast starting at 7:30am


Basic Qualifications (Required):

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the school's mission, values, and philosophy, especially related to diversity, equity, and inclusion; environmental sustainability, and global perspective

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Experience working with people from various cultures and backgrounds

Experience working in a Summer Camp setting

18 years old for evening counselors. Overnight RA must be 21 years old

Ability to work evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications:

Fluency in Second language, esp Mandarin, Japanese, Korean or Russian

Previous experience working at an overnight summer camp or NWS boarding program

Willingness and Ability to meet requirements to drive small bus or mini-van (training provided)

Shift times are generally 3pm-11pm or 4pm-12am for evenings and 12am-8am for overnights, some variation may be scheduled for shift overlaps. Schedules will be set by the beginning of camp at Orientation.


The hourly rate for this position ranges from $19.97 to $22.58 per hour, based on skills and qualifications.

Lunch is provided daily during camp sessions

Application Process:
Please submit a cover letter and resume online:

**Please note: we are unable to consider materials submitted through other avenues such as without a corresponding application through our website.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, or marital status.

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Summer work, Seasonal work, Shift work, Night shift, Weekend work, Day shift, Afternoon shift,

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