Staff & Employment

Updated: March 27, 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: Baseball, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ropes Course (High), Sailing, Theater (Technical), Visual Art (2-D), Visual Art (3-D), Windsurfing and Woodworking.

TRIP DIRECTOR: Plan, organize, and lead a variety of two day and one night wilderness camping trips in Maine and New Hampshire. Activities include hiking, canoeing, swimming and sea kayaking. Watch this video to learn more about our trips program. Seeking candidates with previous experience leading wilderness trips or student experience with NOLS, Outward Bound, or a similar organization. Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid preferred. Lifeguarding helpful. We can assist in acquiring the necessary certifications. Must be age 21 or older, and have a clean driving record.

NURSE: Responsible for the daily health care needs of campers and staff members, including first aid, emergency care, dispensing medications, health related communication with parents/doctors and record management. 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.

ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR PLANNING: Responsible for planning, coordinating and executing evening activities and special days for 200 + campers. Strong creativity and ability to plan complex, multifaceted events are a must. The ideal candidate can make a plan and then be flexible if things go wrong. Seeking candidates with previous summer camp and supervisory experience. Click here to learn more about evening activities and watch this video to learn more about special days.

ASSISTANT WATERFRONT DIRECTOR: Responsible for assisting the Waterfront Director with the overall supervision of the aquatic activities and staff. This includes the instructional and recreational swimming programs and general boating safety. He/she will help supervise lifeguards, swim instructors, and boating instructors and substitute for the Waterfront Director in her absence. Watch this video to see our awesome waterfront in action. Candidates must be age 21 or older and have current Lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR. We can assist in acquiring the necessary certifications, if they are not current.

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.

SOUS CHEF - Responsible for cooking and helping to manage a staff of three cooks and eight prep assistants. Duties include organizing and helping to prepare, cook and serve meals for 300+; supervising staff; monitoring safety and cleanliness and being in charge of the kitchen two days a week. A varied knowledge of cooking is required. Most of our food is scratch cooking and needs skill. 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. This is a summer camp. Attitude is very important. You will work closely and be in contact with campers and staff. A camp appropriate demeanor is a constant requirement. This is also a teaching and training position, as our prep assistants come from Europe and Mexico. Good Management and a Food Service Director with a desire and a mandate to make good food and enjoy doing it. Seasonal position, 40 hours per week, 5 days per week, June 5 - August 25, 2017.

COOK - Responsible for helping to prepare, cook and serve meals for 300+, 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. This is a summer camp. Attitude is very important. You will work closely and be in contact with campers and staff. A camp appropriate demeanor is a constant requirement. This is also a teaching and training position, as our prep assistants come from Europe and Mexico. Good Management and a Food Service Director with a desire and a mandate to make good food and enjoy doing it. A good fit for our kitchen is more important than lots of experience. Recent culinary graduates encouraged to apply. Seasonal position, 40 hours per week, 5 days per week, June 5 - August 25, 2017.

PREP COOK - Duties include leading the preparation of a daily cereal, fruit and yogurt bar, twice daily salad bar and deli bar, along with other prep and setup. Other responsibilities include ensuring cleanliness, quality control, stock rotation, making salads and dressings. You will organize and lead the preparation, assisted by college age foreign utility workers. Though this is a supervisory position it is also a working one and you will need good knife and cooking skills along with he ability and patience to teach. This is an excellent position for a culinary student or recent graduate. Seasonal position, 40 hours per week, 5 days per week, June 5 - August 25, 2017.

ORDERING & RECEIVING ASSITANT - Primary duties are maintaining stock levels and rotation, receiving and maintaining cleanliness. You will not be required to do all labor involved, but you will have to be able to carry and move heavy items. Menu changes regularly, so our inventory can be diverse. It includes fast moving inventory for salad bar, deli bar and a fruit & yogurt bar in addition to the three daily meals. This position also has office responsibilities including research, menu creation, word processing, transcription and special projects. Organizational and computer skills are a must. Knowledge of food, cooking and food service is required though the position is not a cooking one. Previous ordering experience a plus. Good opportunity for a culinary management advanced student or recent graduate. Seasonal position, 40 hours per week, 5 days per week, June 5 - August 25, 2017.


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 any other position, 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.