Stephen Smith  |  12/22/2017 5:27:42 PM

4-H Summer Camp Staff

WORK LOCATION: Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center located in Pollock, LA

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Camp staff will serve as staff members for our 4-H summer camp program. This includes a week-long training program and ten-week camps. Camp staff will serve as an assistants to instructors who teach specific subject matter in a track format to an audience of approximately 50 youth at a time, ages 9-12. Camp staff will work in providing safe supervision of youth and support 4-H professionals in conducting meaningful educational experiences to help youth develop social skills. Camp staff assigned to recreational responsibilities include: canoeing & kayaking, archery, swimming, line dancing, arts & crafts, and more. Camp staff may be asked to serve as an adult chaperone in cabins if required to fulfill youth/adult ratio guidelines. Camp staff works under the direct supervision of the 4-H Camp Coordinator who serves as supervising professional to implement all policies and procedures of the LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana 4-H Youth Development program.


  • Utilize experiential learning techniques to teach youth in one or more of the following fields: Water Safety; Outdoor Skills; Science, Engineering & Technology; Outdoor Skills; General Arts; and Wetlands
  • Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of track area and equipment
  • Provide guidance, supervision, and fun for our campers
  • Attend all meetings as scheduled by the 4-H Camp Coordinator and Camp Director
  • Monitor camper health including hydration, sun protection and overall wellness
  • Assist with parish arrival and departure procedures
  • Adhere to all 4-H Camp Grant Walker policies and procedures as outlined in our CGW Staff Handbook
  • Perform all other assigned duties


Preference given to applicants who:

  • Attended college for two years and are at a Junior or Senior credit hour level
  • Enrolled in Agriculture or Extension Education, Education, Social or Behavioral Sciences, or any other field related to specific subject matter
  • Prior experience working with or supervising children
  • Good interpersonal and problem solving skills, ability to work independently and within a team
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Work collaboratively with adults and volunteers
  • Must be AED/CPR certified. The camp will provide training
  • Must complete the employee background screening process and be approved by LSU AgCenter Human Resource Management


  • Effectively manage youth outdoors and in group situations
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to be in water with campers during water activities
  • Ability to maintain enthusiasm and energy for long durations of time
  • Ability to work under pressure with changing priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality dealing with sensitive issues with tact and discretion

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will commensurate with experience. Housing options are available on-site, meals, snacks, and wifi internet are available.

DATE AVAILABLE: May 21- August 1, 2018. The camp is not in session the week of June 18-22, 2018. Must attend required training sessions the week of May 14-18, 2018.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 16, 2018, or until a suitable candidate is identified.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkjobs.com/LSUa

Must submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to be considered complete.

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