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Camp Lead – NYC

New York
Hours: Full-Time/Seasonal
Start Date: ASAP

Camp Lead

The Second City, New York


$24 USD/Hour

Position Summary: The Camp Lead is responsible for overseeing the operations of The Second City Training Center Summer Camps, including managing camp counselors. This is a full time, seasonal position running weekdays June 17 – September 6 (including training).

About The Second City

The Second City is the premier brand in improv-based sketch comedy and the world’s largest school of improvisation with theatres and training centers in Chicago, Toronto, and New York. We have full time touring ensembles and a thriving B2B division focused on hands-on learning, digital content, and consumer insight. Founded in 1959, the company continues to grow rapidly in size and influence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Oversee all logistical, administrative, and communication needs for summer camps, including but not limited to:

Operations and Management –

  • Train and supervise camp counselor team
  • Order and manage inventory of classroom supplies and camp t-shirts
  • Create weekly camp rosters using enrolment information from student registration system
  • Supervise daily student drop-off and pick-up
  • Ensure appropriate classroom set-up and cleanup daily
  • Supervise lunchtime and subsequent cleanup
  • Facilitate Friday pizza lunches and other outside class camp activities
  • Facilitate end-of-week camp shows

Communications –

  • Manage parent communications (phone, email, in-person), ensuring all information shared is professional and timely
  • Oversee dedicated camp email inbox
  • Send welcome emails to parents with camp packet and forms
  • Compile information from camp forms to ensure every student’s contact and medical info is up to date

General –

  • Oversee documentation of any camp incidents or serious behavioral issues that require escalation to parents and/or senior management
  • Assist campers requiring help due to injury, illness, personal reasons, or simply needing time away from class
  • Maintain confidentiality concerning student medical and behavioral needs
  • Work with camp faculty and counselors to ensure camp is a safe, welcoming environment; model appropriate behavior to campers at all times
  • Ensure that safety procedures are followed and that all programs are in compliance with The Second City standards, all relevant regulations and other applicable standards


Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm *there might be some later hours depending on parent pick-up

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities) – Sample Below:

3+ years experience working with children & parents in a professional setting

Experience managing others and leading a team

Proficiency with Microsoft 365 – Outlook, Word, Excel

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on customer service

The ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, loud environment

Complete a background check meeting Second City standards

Desired Qualifications

CPR & First Aid certification is desired but not required

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit, use hands or fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms. The employee is rarely required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include those associated with data entry.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

All candidates for this role will be asked to authorize a background check and be 21 years of age or older.

We are an open, inclusive workplace and welcome applicants who bring along with them diverse life experiences, including every permutation of economic and cultural backgrounds, orientation, ethnicity and points of view. We strive to continue our efforts to work with people who may otherwise be marginalized or underrepresented in our business and around our local community.

The Second City follows CDC guidelines and recommendations regarding safety measures to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic. To work at The Second City you must show proof of being fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2. Applicants with medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

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