Participate

Summer Employment Opportunities

Summer Recreation Coordinator

Lake Paran is a popular outdoor recreation spot located in North Bennington. We host people from all over the region, camps for kids and special events. Our guests come to swim, boat, fish, picnic and have a great time. We are open weekends  from Memorial Day until schools ends when we are open 7 days a week from 11-7 through Labor Day

We are seeking a FT Coordinator for our summer season. This person will be supervised by the Director and will:

  • Love the outdoors
  • Enjoy working with people and our community
  • Supervise lifeguards and concessions staff including scheduling and ensuring proper documentation/ payroll 
  • Ensure kitchen/snack bar is run in compliance with health and safety regulations
  • Address health and safety issues
  • Have flexibility in their work schedule
  • Proficient in posting on social media
  • Promote and manage facility rentals 
  • Run the cash register including counting drawer and reporting net sales at the end of shift
  • Able to work with guests and other staff in a cooperative manner
  • Other duties as needed

Compensation: This position is considered seasonal FT for 12 weeks (some prep, 1 weekend + FT from June 10) Salary is $7500

Please send your resume and letter of inquiry to lakeparanvista@gmail.com



Summer Outdoor Education Camp Counselor:

The position is for a part-time (20 hours/week) , 8-week (June 20-August 19th). It will support the supervision and leadership of activities for children ages 5-12 during week-long summer camp programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise campers, ensuring their safety and well-being
  • Assist in set-up and breakdown of activities

Requirements:

  • Self-motivated and willing to work as a team
  • Willing to work outdoors in various weather conditions
  • Interest in environmental education/nature 
  • Enthusiasm about sharing your knowledge with people of all backgrounds
  • Willing to follow Covid-19 precautions

We pay $12.50/hour

Fill out the attached job application PDF and return to lakeparanvista@gmail.com


Outdoor Education and Outreach Coordinator: Americorp VISTA

Do you love the outdoors & believe in the power of nature to improve lives? Would you like to help youth enjoy the out of doors and learn valuable skills? Then apply for this VISTA position in beautiful southern Vermont.


We are recruiting a VISTA member to develop a new and exciting new program: to design and implement an outdoor education, leadership and skill building program that targets at risk youth. Our goal is to create a program that will offer young people opportunities that will alleviate poverty and other risk factors in their lives. We are looking for a motivated self-starter who can utilize their energy and skills to develop a unique and exciting new initiative.


Your focus will include community engagement and outreach, grant writing and fund raising, program and curriculum development, community connections, record keeping and reporting as well as the enjoyment of our beautiful lake and surrounding environment. You will be supervised by an experienced social entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience starting and running not for profit organizations with strong community ties.


You must be flexible, people oriented, enjoy hard work and the outdoors. We’d like you to have your own car and to be able to work both independently and with a team.
This position is an Americorps VISTA position. Americorps pays a modest living stipend based on your geographical location and year of service. Americorps also provides regular professional development training and opportunities.

Upon completion of their service year, VISTAs are entitled to a $6,195 educational stipend or a $1,800 cash award. Paran Recreations will offer additional resources to support your time in the community including housing stipend and subsidized farm share to local CSA program.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $13,000.00 – $16,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • North Bennington, VT: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

To Apply, email resume and cover letter to lakeparanvista@gmail.com

Summer Lifeguard

The Lifeguard is responsible for guarding swimmers at the roped in areas and/or aquatic activities at Lake Paran to secure the safety of members and program participants. These staff will be supervised by our Summer Coordinator and will: 

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise swimming activities at Lake Paran and ensure that policies, guidelines, and safety procedures are followed.
  • Supervise and assist in cleaning around lake property and related facilities and equipment
  • Check in Lake Paran members when not on stand
  • Instruct swim lessons as needed

Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • 16 yrs or older
  • Certified Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate, or equivalent
  • American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer, or equivalent
  • American Red Cross Standard First Aid, or equivalent
  • **American Red Cross Basic Swim Instructor (BSI) or Water Safety Instructor (WSI) preferred but not required

Hours: Full-time or part-time, 11am-6pm Monday-Sunday

We pay $15.00/hour

Fill out the attached job application PDF and return to lakeparanvista@gmail.com


Summer Environmental Educator:

The position is for a full-time, 10-week (June 13-August 19) term at Lake Paran located in Bennington, Vermont. It will support the effective delivery of outdoor educational lessons and activities for children ages 5-12 during week-long summer camp programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Development and delivery of environmental education programs and curriculum for summer day camp participants
  • Supervise campers, ensuring their safety and well-being
  • Assist in set-up and breakdown of activities

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Have previous experience overseeing groups of children
  • Self-motivated and willing to work as a team
  • Willing to work outdoors in various weather conditions
  • Passionate about conservation and environmental education
  • Enthusiasm about sharing your knowledge with people of all backgrounds
  • First aid and CPR certifications (or ability to become certified)
  • Willing to follow Covid-19 precautions

Preferred Requirements:

  • Working towards a degree in conservation biology/forestry/ environmental science or have 2+ years of experience in outdoor education
  • Previous leadership experience in childcare/camp settings

We pay $16.00/hour

To apply, please send a resume and 3 references or fill out the attached job application to lakeparanvista@gmail.com

Volunteer

Lake Paran’s mission is to be stewards of our local environment and bring the natural beauty of Southern Vermont to our community, while also providing healthy, outdoor fun! We are a busy and expanding organization and are actively seeking a volunteer base to assist in event/maintenance support.

If you are interested in signing up to be a Lake Paran volunteer, please email lakeparanvista@gmail.com

Comments are closed.