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YMCA of Greater Seattle Camp Orkila Media Team in Eastsound, Washington


Thank you for your interest in Camp Orkila's Media Team position!

Apply now to join Orkila's staff community as a Media Team member. This is a great opportunity to be part of a team committed to building safe and inclusive environments for young people. For more information about Camp Orkila and its programs, visit us at

More about the position:

The Media Team works together to photograph and record the day to day life of Camp Orkila and produce a weekly slideshow. Basic job functions include updating camp's media sites (Smugmug, Vimeo, Instagram, and Blogger), taking cabin photos at the beginning of each session and assisting with the Digital Media Specialty Camp. Previous experience with video and photo equipment is required and a strong interest in photography and/or videography is encouraged. The Media Team is supervised by the Senior Program Director and perform other duties as assigned.

  • To learn more about working with Camp Orkila and the Y, please visit us online at

Please note that if you are interested in multiple positions with Camp Orkila this summer it is only necessary to apply to one posting. We will be happy to consider you for all open positions during the interview process.

To see more from Camp Orkila, visit us on our Instagram and Facebook pages


  1. Supervises a group of ten campers. Ensures that all campers are accounted for and safe at all times.

  2. Develops lesson plans, teaches, and facilitates arts and crafts, marine and earth sciences programs.

  3. Facilitates program activities that are developmentally appropriate and which promote camper skill and character development, e.g. cabin activities, values sessions. Leads and assists with facilitation of all-camp special events.

  4. Provides leadership and supervision to any developing leaders placed with the cabin: OSIs, CIT's and/or LDI's.

  5. Maintains safety and cleanliness standards. Takes special note of individual camper health needs or concerns on a daily basis. Shares cleaning duties with fellow staff.

  6. Communicates personal or camper needs to Unit Director in a timely manner.

  7. Maintains equipment in sound and safe order.

  8. Attends staff meetings and trainings.

  9. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.


  1. Ability to build positive relationships with campers and staff.

  2. Promote and maintain a safe and positive environment for campers.

  3. Demonstrate leadership skills. Must be able to work independently, exercise good judgment and demonstrate organizational skills.

  4. Provide enthusiasm, creativity, resourcefulness and good problem solving skills.

  5. Possess outdoor living and adventure skills.

  6. Oversee and implement a variety of program activities.

  7. Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse camper and staff population.

  8. Ability to participate in activities that involve rigorous physical activity in an outdoor setting, including, but not limited to hiking, boating, camping, swimming, etc.

  9. 18 years of age or older.

  10. Current state approved first aid certification.

    1. Current state approved CPR certification.
    1. High school graduate or equivalent.
  1. One or more years of college preferred.
  • Within 14 days of assuming camp duties.

Competencies for success at the Y:

  • Values - Strengthens the Y's culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work.

  • Inclusion - Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.

  • Develop Self and Others - Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development.

  • Quality Results - Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.

  • Change Capacity - Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y's mission.

  • Inspire Others - Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace.

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Job Locations US-WA-Eastsound

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (2/10/2020 12:22 PM)

ID 2020-9886

Type Seasonal

# of Openings 4

Location YMCA Camp Orkila

Category Resident Camp

Address 484 Camp Orkila Rd