Summer Camp Assistant

Job description- Summer Camp Assistant

The Summer Camp Assistant will work with children 3-5 years of age and will ensure the safety and well-being of all children. The Camp is open from 7:45am – 5:25pm. A Summer Camp Assistant will work to a maximum of 8 hours per day, with a schedule set out by the Executive Director.



  • Staff members work together in preparing and maintaining the environment for Preschool children between the ages of 3-5.
  • Sign all children in using the Sign in Sheets provided. Sign-in sheets must be kept up to date and any child who is not signed out at the end of the day must be signed for and initialed by the Summer Camp staff.
  • Take daily attendance and account for any children who are absent.
  • Clean and prepare the play areas and set out centers.
  • Clean and prepare the classroom for snacks and lunch times (disinfecting tables and chairs).
  • Preparation of daily crafts and activities.
  • Supervision of children during outside play.
  • Responsible for the care and maintenance of the classrooms, materials, and school.
  • Responsible for all cleaning of the classroom and materials.
  • Maintain an orderly environment and keep the classroom clean and in good condition.
  • Phrase directives positively when speaking with children.
  • Shares responsibility for the safety and physical well-being of children always. The children are not to be left unattended and classroom ratios must be maintained. Two people per classroom are to be always on supervision inside and outside.
  • Report any accidents or incidents at once. Prepare a written report stating the date, time and nature of the accident and action taken to communicate with the Parent/Guardian. Parent/Guardian must sign the accident report at pick-up.
  • Understand and exhibit responsible, accountable and professional behavior when dealing with children, other staff members, parents/guardians, the Board of Directors and the public.
  • Inform the Executive Director of any matters that require attention.


The employee is required to hold valid and current certificates in:

  • First Aid
  • Child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Up to date immunization record (i.e., tuberculosis screening, etc.).
  • Vulnerable Sector Check from Yellowknife RCMP (letter will be provided)

The employee must ensure that the school and program are operated within the requirements of the NWT Child Day Care Standards & Regulations, and within the policies and bylaws of the NWT Montessori Society.


The employee must be 18 years of age or older.


  • Employment is June 24 – August 16, 2024.
  • Training will occur on Saturday, June 22, 2024.
  • Work week is typically varying 8 hour shifts on Monday – Friday within the time frames of 7:45 – 5:30 PM
  • 45 minute lunches
  • Pay $23.00/hour

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Contract length: 8 weeks

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • Casual dress
  • On-site parking

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Secondary School (preferred)

Work Location: In person