About the Camp
Camp O-AT-KA, founded in 1906, is a traditional, summer, residential camp for boys ages 8-16. Our founder, E.J. Dennen, believed that it is better to build strong boys than mend broken men. Camp O-AT-KA maintains this mission to this day. We seek to instill confidence and build character in a supportive, family environment. We welcome campers and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds and geographic locations, and O-AT-KA seeks to bring them together by furthering common interests, promoting a sense of community, achieving progress towards goals, and fostering the development of lifelong friendships.
About the Position
The Office Manager is responsible for all aspects of the Summer Camp Office. The summer office is the center of all communication, both within camp and to the outside world. Office staff have significant daily interaction with campers, staff, parents, alumni, and guests; both in person and over the phone and by email. The Office Manager supervises a team of two assistants, preparing the daily office schedule and ensuring that needed tasks are accomplished. Regular duties include typing, computer work, bulk mailings, general correspondence, daily newsletters sent to families, mail runs, answering the camp phone, running the camp store, managing arrival and departure information, checking in and out camp vehicles, making camp-wide announcements, troubleshooting, and other clerical and non-clerical work as requested by the Summer and Program Directors.
Key Attributes of a Successful Office Manager:
- At least 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license
- Models exemplary behavior in word and deed
- Experience working with children, preferably in a camp setting
- Experience completing clerical tasks in in an office environment
- Excellent communication skills
- Can interact effectively with campers, staff, alumni, and guests
- Strong planner, well-organized yet flexible
- Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
- Ability to discretely and properly manage confidential information
- Comfortable transporting children in camp vehicles
- Knowledge of a camp experience a plus.
This may be the hardest job that you’ll ever love. Camp staff members are busy every moment of the day, teaching, coaching, counseling, and helping boys make new friends, learn new skills, and grow stronger in body, mind, and spirit. Staff lead by example, and campers look up to them with admiration and respect. The best leaders have an aura of positive enthusiasm surrounding their attitude and actions. Camp staff must have a genuine love for children, a creative spirit, the ability to be flexible when needed, and lots of patience.
The Office Manager is expected to arrive at camp by Wednesday, June 13th so that the office is fully up and running by the start of staff orientation on Sunday, June 17th. The departure date is Sunday, August 12th, although opportunity exists to extend employment through the end of Dennen Week, Saturday, August 18th. This is a live-in position with lodging and meals included. Salary is negotiable. Camp O-AT-KA is an equal-opportunity employer. All staff must pass a thorough background check.
To apply, please email a resume, cover letter and three references to Charles Donovan (Summer Director) at email@example.com. We will consider applications as they are received.