What can you expect from working for Embassy Summer?
A summer filled with a wide range of activities and excursions and the opportunity to teach and inspire a truly global group of young people. At Embassy Summer we are looking for motivated and dynamic people to join our summer teams in a number of roles across our UK and US centres. Whether you are an EFL Teacher, or looking to work as an Activity Leader, Look no further!
We have a wide range of roles available within each of our summer centres
Activity Managers manage a team of Activity Leaders and is responsible for all activities outside the classroom for our ESL international summer school programs. Successful AM’s work closely with students, Activity Leaders, Group Leaders and the Center Manager to ensure that all of the students are safe, well-organized and have a fun experience.
The Activity Manager (AM) oversees the activities department and manages the team of Activity Leaders (ALs) to ensure that all activities and excursions are appropriately planned, staffed and equipped for operation and that ALs are fully briefed of their respective role for each event.
This is a residential position (full board & dorm accommodation are included). This position would be at one of our summer campuses in New York (Brooklyn, LIU), Boston (Tufts), or Los Angeles (CA State Northridge). Please see embassysummer.com for more information about each location.
A flexible work approach towards the position with the ability to work nights, weekends and holidays is required.
Oversee the smooth planning, organization and operation of day-to-day activities and excursions to ensure the delivery of a high quality and engaging activities program
Manage and motivate a team of activity staff to establish a positive working environment among the team
Maintain positive working relationships and liaise with conference staff, service providers such as transportation companies, excursion sites and entertainment venues
Oversee, plan and promote a comprehensive on site activity and off site excursion program
Manage and plan, with direction from the Center Manger, a staff rotation schedule that ensures adequate staffing levels are met
Ensure that appropriate training and briefings are provided for activity staff for all activities and
Provide support and guidance to staff on activities including regular observations and feedback
Follow up on all required financial and administrative paperwork pertaining to the activities program
Ensure that activities schedules are clearly displayed and activities and excursions are actively promoted
Assist the Center Academic Manager with coordinating student arrivals and departures
Contribute to student’s development of life skills through program assistance and administration
Ensure and maintain proper levels of student discipline, welfare and safety of all students during activities and around the residence area during non-activity program hours
In collaboration with the Center Manager, to carry out a 24-hour emergency on-call rotation schedule
Assist in and ensure that scheduling residential supervision duties, including meal and bedtime supervision and guardian duties, are undertaken by ALs who have on-site residential responsibilities
Review all activity leader timesheets are in line with the rotation schedule
Appropriately price and promote optional excursions
Lead and participate in regular meetings with Group Leaders
Qualifications & Training:
Experience working with or supervising minors
Experience working in summer school or summer camp environment
Previous experience as an activity leader or summer camp staff
Ability to manage, lead and inspire a team of staff effectively to work together as part of a dynamic team in a varied and fast-paced role
Knowledge of the local area and leading activities or excursions in the area
Effective communication (written and verbal) and leadership skills
Proven organizational skills with the ability to work under pressure and adapt to change in a high pressure environment
Proven excellent time management, organizational and multi-tasking skills
Demonstrates enthusiasm, diplomacy, patience, and flexibility
Working knowledge of computers and Word and Excel programs
Experience with working with budgets
Valid First Aid and/or CPR Certificate (Desirable)
Lifeguard and/or other coaching qualification (Desirable)
Mandatory Manager Training/Date Information (camps end the week of August 4th depending on location):
CSUN Manager Training (in LA): June 7, 8
NYC Manager Training (in NYC): June 13, 14
Toronto Manager Training (in NYC): June 13, 14
BOSTON Manager Training (in Boston): June 19, 20
Weekly trainings are held virtually (paid) for 1-2 hours a week online starting in April.