$16.00 - $18.00/hr

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Start Date:


Under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Day Camp Director is a part time position responsible for the supervision of program staff and participants and implementation of on-site activities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise program participants and staff.
  2. Schedule sports, group games, and arts & craft activities for program participants.
  3. Maintain park district and school district equipment and facility in a clean and orderly manner.
  4. Attend all training meetings at the start of the season.
  5. Attend all staff meetings throughout the season as necessary.
  6. Assist with the evaluation of staff at the end of the year and monitor staff performance throughout the year.
  7. Work cooperatively with fellow staff members to obtain the goals and objectives of the program.
  8. Communicate expectations to staff and reinforce expectations throughout the year.
  9. Communicate effectively with participants, parents, and staff regarding rule infractions, questions, and concerns.
  10. Maintain current inventory.
  11. Administer minor first aid as necessary.
  12. Maintain on-going open communication with Program Coordinator and Program Manager.
  13. Maintain on-going open communication with Day Camp Lead Counselors daily.
  14. Inform parents about participant injuries or behavior concerns daily during participant pick-up.
  15. Demonstrate and support park district customer service standards.
  16. Follow district and departmental safety, personnel, and administrative policies, procedures, and ordinances.
  17. Provide direction to staff by delegating responsibilities.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as role model to all staff in interactions with children and parents.
  • Distribute written communication to program participants as necessary.
  • Notify Program Coordinator when supplies need to be ordered or restocked.
  • Record and communicate any difficult situations or behaviors to Program Coordinator immediately.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of a variety of sports, group games, and arts & craft activities.
  • Ability to teach sports, group games, and arts & craft activities to program participants.
  • Demonstrate creativity in delivery of sports, group games, and arts & craft activities.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service and leadership skills.
  • Ability to address complaints and resolve concerns as needed.
  • Ability to supervise and instruct program participants of varying ages and abilities.
  • Ability to supervise staff, including addressing performance concerns.
  • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction from supervisor.
  • Ability to make wise decisions quickly when situations arise.
  • Demonstrate dependability, patience, and concern for others.
  • Demonstrate leadership by taking initiative and delegating responsibilities to staff.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills.

Education and Experience:

  • Must have experience working with children.
  • Must have experience in a variety of sports, group games, and arts & craft activities.
  • Must have Naperville Park District day camp experience.

Special Considerations:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Subject to modified/flexible work schedule.
  • Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift light to medium weight (20-50 lbs.) objects.
  • Must obtain CPR/First Aid certification prior to the start of camp.
  • Must be available to attend training meetings.