Hiring happens on a rolling basis throughout the winter and spring until all positions are filled.
Summer staff are selected after a thorough and thoughtful process that includes:
St. Mark’s Summer (SMS) is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial or marital status, or any other characteristic protected from discrimination under state or federal law. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity.
Applications for Summer 2024 will open in early winter. Please contact us anytime if you are interested in learning more before applying!
SMS programs will begin on June 17 and will run through August 16, 2024.
St. Mark’s Summer will be closed on June 19 and July 4-5, 2024.
The work day runs Monday – Friday, from 8:15 a.m. until 4:15 p.m., for most positions. Specific roles may have responsibilities outside of those hours, which will be described in your interview and employment offer.
Our preference is to hire staff who are available to work for the duration of the program, but will consider exceptions. Please indicate your anticipated availability on your staff application.
We will be requiring full COVID-19 vaccination for all eligible staff of our SMS programs. If you have any questions about exemptions due to medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs, please be in touch.
Candidates for positions at St. Mark’s Summer must be at least 17 years old by the start of their employment.
All employees under the age of 18 must obtain the necessary work permit for 14-17 year-olds as required by Massachusetts state law.
Please see our Parent/Guardian Agreement for Minors Employed by SMS.
SMS programs run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Staff members arrive at 8:15 a.m., and may leave after the campers depart at the end of the day. Most mornings begin with a staff meeting and/or preparations for Arrival.
As a staff member in any program, you will be involved with your campers and their activities throughout the day, including lunch.
At the end of each day, staff assist with dismissal and pick-up or other assigned duties to facilitate preparations for the next day of camp.
SMS staff in all programs will receive a complimentary lunch. While the menu is designed primarily with children in mind, there are plenty of options for adults. We ask that staff do not bring food or drink from outside of camp. Staff are expected to sit with and supervise campers during lunch.
Your personal appearance is important. Keep in mind that the children in your care look up to you and will emulate you in every way.
SMS staff are required to wear a staff shirt on a daily basis. Staff will be given three of the required shirts during staff training and have the opportunity to purchase additional shirts at cost.
Flip-flops are not permitted for staff or participants. Closed-toe shoes (sneakers, etc; not Crocs) must be worn at all times.
We recommend athletic or casual shorts for comfort throughout the day.
Having fun can be messy! Staff should be mindful of the possibility of spills or stains while participating in various activities with their campers.
You will be required to complete over 20 hours of staff training in June—including online and in-person components—which will cover all aspects of the summer and what will be expected of you in your specific role as a staff member. Staff training also gives you an opportunity to get to know other staff and for all of us to form a strong and supportive community going into the summer season.
Specific roles may require additional training sessions or certification classes, which will be outlined in your interview and employment agreement.
While St. Mark’s Summer comprises multiple programs with various roles and responsibilities, together we form one SMS community, dedicated to providing our campers with a positive, meaningful experience. SMS staff in any program are expected to do their best through words, actions, and attitudes to meet our goal: to do and be our best.
Every position at St. Mark’s Summer includes daily responsibilities that you will be held accountable for. Our hiring process is intended to match the right person for each position and we expect our staff to do the job they told us they wanted to do in their application and interview. We aspire to bring together a fully committed staff, both individually and collectively.
If each individual does more than is asked of them, then the entire camp community flourishes. Children will always challenge you to be at your best. By no means is this job easy, but it is fun. Whether you are looking to build your experience working with children or love being outdoors, spending a summer at SMS is an experience that will prove to be invaluable and memorable for a lifetime.
For specific job descriptions, please click on the available position titles in the Hiring section.