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OrganizationChristy Perkins
TypePart Time
Application DeadlineJune 8, 2018
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$12/hr


Summer Camp Assistant/After-Camp Care

Mountaintop Montessori, a private independent school, is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill part-time positions in our summer camp programming.

About Our Summer Camps:

Mountaintop offers a variety of summer programming for age 3-rising 6th graders. In our ecology camps, SEED and Sprout, campers discover new tastes and fragrances while picking and preparing fresh veggies in our gardens, discover the joy of dirty hands, and explore topics in zoology, botany, art, and geography. Older campers also learn to cook in our professional kitchen. We also offer several weeks of art camps which include a wide variety of mediums, such as painting, clay, pottery, jewelry-making, basket-weaving, and more! Our SMASH camps offer a daily personalized adventure as each camper selects their flow between music, fiber arts, and cooking.

About the Position:

Camp is held Monday-Friday, June 11- August 10 (*no camp on July 4th). This position would arrive midday and complete the day at 5:45 PM. The selected candidate is expected to commit to the full summer season, including the following training dates: May 31st and June 2nd.

Pay: $12.00/hr

The Camp Assistant is responsible for (but not limited to) the following duties:

– Assisting with general monitoring of playground and meal times to ensure safety

– Supervising campers ages 3-4 in the nap room in the afternoon

– Fixing and serving snack

– Developing sound relationships with all campers

– Ensuring group transitions happen safely and effectively

– Maintaining appropriate camper-to-staff ratios at all times

– Maintaining accurate records of participant attendance during parent pick-up period

– Assisting the campers in maintaining a clean environment

– Must follow all Mountaintop Montessori policies and procedures, as well as all Virginia Department of Social Services licensing standards


– As a condition of employment, a criminal background check and fingerprinting are required.

– Must have regular, reliable, predictable attendance in performance of essential job functions.

– Experience working with children.

– Ability to work effectively with parents, co-workers, and diverse communities.

– Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills, initiative, creativity, and flexibility, including the ability to evaluate and make changes as necessary to ensure a successful program experience.

– First Aid/CPR certification is preferred but will train on June 2nd if not already trained.

Interested applicants should e-mail a resume to Shelby Snedeker, Director of Camps and Afterschool Programs:

We offer:

Competitive salary
Professional development opportunities
A supportive and respectful work environment

Mountaintop Montessori provides the greater Charlottesville community with an exceptional and authentic Montessori education, serving children and families from infancy through adolescence. Our campus is home to year-round programming in which children thrive through experiential learning, interactions with the natural world, and collaborative discovery.

Mountaintop Montessori provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mountaintop Montessori complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.