Staff & Employment

Updated: January 13, 2017

If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding experience where you can make a real difference in a child's life, then this is the place for you! We currently have openings for camp counselors, cooks, nurses and other positions.

Kingsley Pines is a coed, noncompetitive, resident camp for ages 8-16 located on Panther Lake in Raymond, Maine. The camp season begins June 10, 2017. It consists of one week of staff orientation, eight weeks of children's camp, and two weeks of family camp. The employment period varies between nine and eleven weeks, ending either August 12 or August 25. Most jobs are residential and provide room and board.

We have the following openings for summer 2017:

COUNSELORS: The core of the camp staff. Candidates should be caring, enthusiastic and have a genuine concern for children. Counselors supervise, lead, guide and live with a group of 3-10 children. They also teach activities (see list below). These positions require maturity, creativity and a strong commitment to children. Click here to learn more about being a counselor. Candidates must be at least age 18 and have graduated from high school before January 1, 2017.

We need counselors who can instruct one or more of the following activities: Archery, Baseball, Ceramics & Pottery, Fencing, Football, Golf, Jewelry, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Nature, Photography (Darkroom), Rock Climbing, Ropes Course (High), Ropes Course (Low), Sailing, Soccer, Stained Glass, Swimming, Tennis, Theater (Technical), Ukulele, Visual Art (2-D), Visual Art (3-D), Volleyball, Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Windsurfing, and Woodworking.

COOK - Part of a twelve person staff consisting of a food service director, sous chef, three cooks and eight prep assistants. He/She is responsible for helping to prepare, cook and serve meals for 300+/-, along with snacks and dessert. Responsibilities include supervising prep assistants and monitoring safety and cleanliness. Previous cooking experience required. Seeking candidates who are looking for a positive work environment and who know camp food is more than just chicken nuggets.

This position requires some flexibility in scheduling, but your schedule will generally be fixed. A wide variety of cooking will be required so knowledge is good, but a willingness to learn will make up for a lack of knowledge. A positive summer camp attitude is more important than cooking skills. Head Chef has the desire and mandate to make good food and enjoy doing it. Seasonal position, 40 hours per week, 5 days per week, June 9 - August 25, 2017. Click here to apply online or send your resume to alan@kingsleypines.com .

NURSE: Responsible for the daily health care needs of campers and staff members, including first aid and dispensing medications. Each nurse lives in a private cabin, with its own bathroom, separate from the Health Center. RN is required. Benefits include competitive salary, private living quarters, beautiful location, delicious meals, and chances to participate in camp activities.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Responsible for taking a variety of photographs throughout the camp season to be posted on the web and used for three multimedia shows. These shows are presented at the end of each camp session. Requirements: 1.) Capable of shooting a variety of photos that succinctly and clearly tell the story of what has been happening at camp, ability to shoot fast action a must. 2.) Ability to organize work load on a daily basis to be able to capture each camper and juggle this with weather, changes in schedule, etc. 3.) Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Bridge - Knowledge of digital photography cameras and equipment. 4.) Enjoy being outdoors and shooting in a variety of outdoor conditions. 5.) Comfortable working with children and staff to manage group shoots, etc. Responsibilities: 1.) Take headshots of campers on opening day. 2.) Create shooting schedule. 3.) Work with Multimedia Director and other staff to get the photos required 4.) Shoot photos. 5.) Edit photos. 6.) Download and select photos for weekly publication on our website.

MULTIMEDIA EDITOR: Responsible for creating three multimedia shows that combine photos, video, and music. These shows are presented at the end of each camp session. He/She will also take photos or shoot video, if time is available. Requirements: 1.) Complete the multi media show on a timely basis for each session. 2.) Include creative ideas to incorporate photos, video and music to tell the camp story in a multimedia show. 3.) Experience editing with Adobe Premier and other Adobe programs on a PC. 4.) Comfortable working with children. Responsibilities: 1.) Work with Camp Media Team and other staff to get the photos, video and music required 2.) Create 3 session and 1 staff multimedia shows.

VIDEOGRAPHER: Responsible for shooting a variety of video throughout the camp season to be used for the web and three multimedia shows. These shows are presented at the end of each camp session. Requirements: 1.) Capable of shooting a variety of videos that succinctly and clearly tell the story of what has been happening at camp, ability to shoot fast action a must. 2.) Ability to organize work load on a daily basis to be able to capture each camper and juggle this with weather, changes in schedule, etc. 3.) Experience editing with Adobe Premier (or similar program) - Knowledge of digital video cameras and equipment. 4.) Enjoy being outdoors and shooting in a variety of outdoor conditions. 5.) Comfortable working with children. Responsibilities: 1.) Create shooting schedule 2.) Work with other Media staff to coordinate video for the multi media show. 3.) Shoot videos. 4.) Edit videos.


How To Apply

To apply for a counselor position click here.

To apply for a foodservice position submit an online application or send your resume to Alan Kissack by email alan@kingsleypines.com

To apply for a position other than counselor, please send your resume to Alan Kissack by email alan@kingsleypines.com.

Attention International Candidates: We do not hire staff members from foreign countries directly. Like many other camps, we utilize the services of an international staffing agency. The agencies we use are CIEE Camp Exchange USA, Camp Leaders and 3 Adventures.

If you have any questions or want to know more about Kingsley Pines, contact Alan Kissack at alan@kingsleypines.com or call 207-894-9030. He would be happy to speak with you.