Director of Waterfront Programming

Camp Ramah in the Berkshires | Teaneck, NJ, United States

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Posted Date 2/29/2024


Join us at Camp in upstate New York this summer and spend every day feeling like you made Camp and the world a better place. We can’t wait to spend the summer with you! 

Camp Ramah in the Berkshires ( is a vibrant summer camp community, where Campers grow in a beautiful and safe setting, surrounded by life-long friends and are nurtured by spirited role models. Ramah is a transformative Jewish experience for its campers, staff, families and the communities of the New York metropolitan area. Ramah Berkshires is a place where Judaism is lived, Shabbat is cherished, and every moment is elevated. 

Camp Ramah is looking for a responsible, organized, and mature individual for our Waterfront Director role. This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead a motivated and vibrant team and enhance a core program area of our Camp community. 

The Director of Waterfront Programming is a senior leadership position, responsible for maintaining the health and safety standards, in accordance with NY State law, for all water-based activities including swimming, boating, and other lake programming.  Additionally, the waterfront director supervises and trains a team of up to 20 Lifeguards and Swim instructors, including on-going in-service training and administrative scheduling. 

2024 Dates: Training and preparation begins in early June. The Summer Camp season runs from June 26 – August 16. Additional opportunities are available for pre and post-season work. 

Compensation: $7k-$11k depending on experience and employment length. Room & Board Provided while in residence at Camp. Certification and travel reimbursements are available. 


  • At least 21 Years Old
  • Lifeguard certification (Instructor preferred), CPR/AED/First Aid for Professionals
  • A minimum of:
    • One season of previous experience as a camp aquatics director at a New York State children’s camp; OR
    • Two seasons of previous experience consisting of at least 12 weeks as a children’s camp lifeguard which had more than one lifeguard supervising it at a time; OR
    • 18 weeks of previous experience as a lifeguard at a swimming pool or bathing beach, which had more than one lifeguard supervising it at a time.
  • Lifeguard Management, particularly with young staff
  • Experience lifeguarding in Lake and non-pool settings
  • Experience working with children ages 8-16
  • Excellent teamwork, communication and organizational skills 

Ready to apply?! Contact us at [email protected]



Salary7,000.00 - 11,000.00 Annual
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Part Time Categories
Summer Staff
Organization Type
Camps & Camping
Kosher Food Option Available
Job Location
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