Job Descriptions and Requirements

All applicants must be willing to commit to full attendance on the following dates:

  • March 30:  All day staff training
  • May 11:  All day staff training
  • June 2 – 7:  Pre-Camp Week
  • June 9 – August 17:  Camp

Director

  • Oakcrest experience required.
  • Must have at least two years of post-high school work, college, or mission experience.
  • Must be able to make difficult decisions and handle difficult situations.
  • Must be patient and communicate well with others.
  • Must be willing to delegate.
  • Must be at least 21 years old by June 1, 2019.

Job Description:

The Director is responsible for planning and organizing an effective camp program for 7th grade girls. She works together with two Assistant Directors, as well as members of the Women’s Committee and the Oakcrest Executive Committee. She reports to and counsels with the Camp Administrator.  Duties include planning the summer theme, weekly themes, and other camp activities, while staying within the budget. She assists with hiring, training, and supporting the staff and campers. This requires the ability to listen to and counsel with staff and campers who need direction working through any problems that may arise. She is also responsible for preparing and teaching gospel lessons.

Salary: $5,600

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Assistant Director

  • Oakcrest experience preferred.
  • Must have at least one year of post-high school work, college, or mission experience.
  • Must be able to make difficult decisions and handle difficult situations.
  • Must be patient and communicate well with others.
  • Must be willing to accept direction from the Camp Director.
  • Must be at least 20 years old by June 1, 2019.

Job Description:

Two Assistant Directors help the Director to plan and organize an effective camp program for 7th grade girls.  Duties include planning the summer theme, weekly themes, and other camp activities, while staying within the budget. They assist with hiring, training and supporting the staff. Under the guidance of the Director, they listen to and counsel with staff and campers who may need counsel and support working through any problems that may arise. They are also responsible for ordering supplies, maintaining camp cleanliness, helping with registration, and other leadership responsibilities, including teaching gospel lessons.

Salary: $4,500

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Head Cook

  • Oakcrest kitchen experience preferred.
  • Must have at least one year of post-high school work, college, or mission experience.
  • Must be able to make difficult decisions and handle difficult situations.
  • Must be patient and communicate well with others.
  • Must be willing to accept direction from the Camp Director.
  • Must work well under pressure.
  • Must be at least 19 years old by June 1, 2019.

Job Description:

The Head Cook is responsible for meal preparation for approximately 350 people per week. She plans the meals and orders the food. It is her responsibility to plan quality meals that are well-balanced and sufficient in quantity. She also ensures that food is being prepared in accordance with Utah Health Code guidelines. She works closely with the Director and Assistant Directors in hiring, training, and supporting the staff. Her main responsibilities include organizing the kitchen and supervising the kitchen staff.

Salary: $4,500

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Assistant Cook

  • Oakcrest kitchen experience preferred.
  • Must be a high school graduate.
  • Must have at least one year of work experience.
  • Must be patient and communicate well with others.
  • Must be willing to accept direction from the Head Cook.
  • Must be at least 18 years old by June 1, 2019.

Job Description:

The two Assistant Cooks help plan and prepare meals. Other responsibilities include organizing the kitchen and supervising the kitchen staff. They will also carry out specific responsibilities as assigned by the Head Cook.

Salary: $3,500

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Kitchen Duty Specialist

We apologize, but any applicant who will be attending High School during 2018-2019, in the Canyons and Salt Lake School Districts will not be allowed to apply as school begins during week 10 of our season.  

  • Kitchen experience preferred but not required.
  • Must be able to follow directions.
  • Must have a good attitude and work well with others.
  • Must be at least 16 years old by June 1, 2019.

Job Description:

Kitchen Duty Specialists (KD’s) help prepare meals for approximately 350 people per week. This job requires long hours of standing and working, while preparing three meals a day.  KD’s work under the direction of the Head Cook and Assistant Cooks. It is their responsibility to keep the kitchen clean and follow Utah Health Code guidelines.

When they have completed their duties in the kitchen, each KD will be assigned to work with a counselor and her campers. She will assist her as needed with activities.

Salary: $3,000

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Craft Specialist/Counselor

This is a dual-role position.  Some weeks you will work as a Craft Specialist and other weeks you will work as a Counselor.

  • Must have at least one year of post-high school work or college experience.
  • Craft experience preferred but not required.
  • Must be enthusiastic and patient.
  • Must be able to follow directions, as well as clearly give instructions to others.
  • Must be at least 19 years old by June 1, 2019.

Job Description:

Craft Specialists teach various crafts to 7th grade girls.  Four counselors are assigned as Craft Specialists, but only two of them work as Craft Specialists at a time.  Craft Specialists spend part of their summer as specialists and the other part as counselors. Besides teaching crafts and inspiring creative expression, responsibilities include taking inventory of the crafts and supplies, counting money, and preparing a deposit at the end of the day. During the week, Craft Specialists also work with a member of the Directorship teaching gospel classes to a group of 100 campers at a time.

Salary: $3,500

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First Aid Specialist/Counselor

This is a dual-role position.  Some weeks you will work as a First Aid Specialist and other weeks you will work as a Counselor.

  • Must have at least one year of post-high school work or college experience.
  • First aid/medical experience preferred but not required.
  • Must be able to maintain a calm demeanor in high stress situations.
  • Must be able to make clear decisions while caring for others.
  • Must be organized, compassionate, and patient.
  • Must be at least 19 years old by July 1, 2019.

Job Description:

On the weeks you work as a First Aid Specialist, you will need to be prepared to help with all medical and first aid needs for the camp 24 hours a day. You will work with another First Aid Specialist. It will be your responsibility to give first aid to sick or injured campers and staff. Your duties will include collecting, storing, and scheduling all campers’ prescription medications, as well as maintaining the medical records for the camp. You will monitor the inventory of medical supplies, first aid kits, and medicines. You will work closely with the Directorship and assist them as needed. During the week, you will also work with a member of the Directorship teaching gospel classes to a group of 100 campers at a time.

Salary:  $3,500

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Range Master/Counselor

This is a dual-role position. Some weeks you will work as a Range Master and other weeks you will work as a counselor.

  • Must have at least one year of post-high school work or college experience.
  • Some gun experience is preferred but not required.
  • Must be firm in giving directions, teaching, and following protocol for all camp equipment.
  • Must be in good physical condition.
  • Must not be afraid of heights.
  • Must be self-motivated to collect and repair equipment as needed.
  • Must be willing to set up and take down equipment for camp activities in a timely manner.
  • Must be at least 19 years old by June 1, 2019.

Job Description:

Two counselors take turns during the summer as Range Master.  The Range Master is responsible for the activities and equipment throughout camp. They include the gun range, zipline, giant swing, and other activity areas. The Range Masters train staff members on all equipment and activity areas. Their duties include setting up and being responsible for the equipment at each activity area; the repair and care for all equipment as directed; and maintaining and cleaning equipment, the equipment room, and ranges. Range Masters teach gun safety to 7th grade campers and maintain a safe environment at the gun range. Each pellet gun has to be cleaned and cared for as needed and instructed. During the week, the Range Master will also work with a member of the Directorship teaching gospel classes to a group of 100 campers at a time.

Salary:  $3,500

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Service & Indexing Specialist/Counselor (NEW)

This is a dual-role position. Some weeks you will work as a Service & Indexing Specialist and other weeks you will work as a counselor.

  • Must have at least one year of post-high school work or college experience.
  • Family Search Web Indexing experience preferred.
  • Must be patient and able to clearly give directions to others.
  • Must be at least 19 years old by June 1, 2019.

Job Description:

Two counselors will be hired to take turns as the Service & Indexing Specialist.  They will be in charge of the Oakcrest Service Room and the Oakcrest Indexing Room. Responsibilities in the Service Room include teaching counselor groups the skills necessary for the various service projects and organizing and taking inventory of supplies.  Specialists will also prepare the computers and television in the Indexing Room for the counselors and their campers, as well as teach beginning indexing skills using the Family Search Web Indexing site. At certain times during the week, they will work with a member of the Directorship teaching gospel classes to a group of 100 campers at a time.

Salary: $3,500

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Counselor

  • Must have at least one year of post-high school work or college experience.
  • Must have a positive attitude.
  • Must have a love for working with young women and an understanding and testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Must be able to follow directions, as well as clearly give instructions to others.
  • Must be at least 19 years old by June 1, 2019.

Job Description:

Counselors are responsible for groups of 10-12 young women (ages 12-13) each week. They serve under the direction of the Director and Assistant Directors. Duties include planning counselor directed acitivities, teaching basic camping skills, giving instructions for activities and maintaining a safe environment, increasing campers’ gospel knowledge through meaningful gospel lessons and activities, and keeping their counselor groups on schedule.  Other important responsibilities include promoting unity within the counselor group, striving to get to know each girl, strengthening her self-worth, and testifying of the role of Jesus Christ in her life.

Salary: $3,500

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How staff members described their job as a counselor:

“I helped girls learn the gospel and I showed them their worth. I helped them with great activities and was there as an example, leader, and friend. It was the best, but hardest thing I have ever done.”

“When people have asked me this summer what it is that I do I usually tell them that I get paid to play with 12 and 13 year-old girls! And I do! I have a testimony and it’s my job to share it and teach about it. I help my Heavenly Father to bring about miracles.”

“I testify of our Savior Jesus Christ all day everyday. I am like a mentor, sister, best friend and mom to girls each week. I play fun games with them and have spiritual moments as well. I truly help to spark the fire of testimony.”

What staff members said they liked about working at Oakcrest:

“It has been the most rewarding, spiritual, fun, and amazing experience I have ever had.  I am so blessed!”

“I’ve loved so many things!  Constantly feeling the Spirit, meeting amazing young women, working with incredible ladies and coming closer to my Savior!”

“I have absolutely loved it!  The activities were great, the Spirit was incredible, and the staff is amazing.”

“It has prepared me for my career as an educator and mother.  It’s FUN!  Who wouldn’t want to get paid to go down the foam slide every week?”

“Best thing I’ve ever done in my 20 years of living!”

“Being away from the world, having so many opportunities to serve, the habits I’ve developed, the friends I’ve made and the spirit I’ve felt.”

“I’ve learned to trust in and rely on Christ, patience, how to teach by the spirit, the importance of prayer, and how to love unconditionally.”