Boating Specialist

Location: Rindge, NH
Sanctuary: Wildwood

The Boating Specialist is a Cabin Counselor or Unit Leader who also works closely with the Waterfront Director to ensure the safe, engaging operation of Wildwood’s waterfront activities and programs. Wildwood operates a variety of small craft including canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and sailboats.



  • Ensure physical and emotional safety of campers
    • Ensure campers’ basic needs (food, water, health, sleep) are met each day
    • Supervise campers effectively during cabin, meal, program and transition times
    • Clearly communicate expectations
    • Set appropriate limits and boundaries with campers
    • Manage camper behavior in a positive manner according to training
    • Follow emergency procedures according to training 
  • Facilitate all aspects of cabin life and campers’ social and personal development
    • Lead and/or participate in creative Wake Ups and Morning Circles
    • Ensure campers leave the unit appropriately prepared for the weather and activities
    • Facilitate quality cabin clean-ups and orderly showers during morning Unit Time
    • Focus on your campers during meals and facilitate Dining Hall duties
    • Facilitate a quiet, restful cabin environment during daily Siesta
    • Lead effective and engaging nightly Cabin Chats
    • Be available for campers during Unit Duty as scheduled 
  • Deliver high-quality program activities
    • Facilitate high-quality NGs, DGs, OATs activities and EPs as scheduled
    • Arrive on time and fully prepared to lead all scheduled activities
    • Generate excitement for programs through personal enthusiasm and skits
    • Making topics engaging, fun and educational for participants 
  • Supervise the Boating Program at Wildwood
    • Facilitate In-service training for the watercraft staff on a weekly basis
    • Conduct a weekly boat and boating equipment inspection to insure the safety and quality of the equipment
    • Notify the camp director and/or maintenance of any repair needs
    • Preform basic boat and boating equipment repairs as needed 
  • Assist the Waterfront Director with waterfront operations
    • Provide a very strong positive example for other waterfront staff
    • Assist with the pre-camp training and in-service training of waterfront staff
    • Help manage waterfront equipment and facilities through the waterfront log and weekly checks
    • Assist with supervision of waterfront staff
    • Provide additional assistance to the Waterfront Director as needed 
  • Perform duties of the Waterfront Director when he/she is not present
    • Supervise waterfront activities and staff
    • Run buddy checks during Open Activity Time (OATs)
    • Lead emergency procedures when needed
    • Lead waterfront program activities
    • Complete daily logs and other paperwork as required


  • Act as a full participant in the Wildwood community
    • Abide by all Wildwood and Mass Audubon policies and procedures
    • Strive to maintain a high level of personal health and wellness
    • Maintain positive, professional relationships with co-workers
    • Perform other duties as assigned


  • In addition to meeting the requirements for Cabin Counselor or Unit Leader, applicants must have current Lifeguarding or acceptable small craft safety or instructor certification and experience working at a camp waterfront required.
  • Boat instruction and maintenance experience needed.
  • Must successfully pass background screening (CORI/SORI).

Compensation and Benefits

Salary paid biweekly, comprehensive training, housing and meals for the duration of employment, and other benefits. Compensation starting at $3,365 DOE for the season.

Additional Comments

Staff training for camp begins Thursday June 6ht and camp is over on Sunday August 25th 2019.

How to Apply

Email Resume and Cover letter to:

Cheryl Oliveira
Job# 3131

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