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Challenge Course Assistant
Title: Challenge Course Assistant
Reports To: Challenge Course Manager
We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic and a desire to live and work in a close community to serve. We are passionate about our mission statement and are looking for a like-minded person who is willing to serve alongside us. Please thoughtfully consider each part of our mission statement, job description, and description of our ministry and community before you apply.
We exist “to inspire Christ-like change through Outdoor Adventure, Authentic Relationships, and Biblical Truth,” and to use our mission to change the world.
The makeup of our community determines a large part of what it is like to live and work here. We have about 80 people who live on-site year-round, consisting of full-time staff, their families, gap-year students, and retreat guides. Since we are far from any large towns or cities, all of our full-time staff live on-site. One example of our distance from town is that it takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to the closest Walmart in Kerrville. Camp Eagle is a beautiful place with many natural resources but calls for a somewhat remote living. Our staff is fairly active and involved in our community and ministry. Generally, we like good food, playing outdoors, and working hard as we are very passionate about our mission statement. We encourage applicants, at a further stage in the hiring process, to visit and ask many questions from various staff about what it is like to live and work here. We are the first to admit that as a community we have many shortcomings but hope to use even those to serve Jesus Christ. Does that sound like something you want to do?
For a detailed description of what we believe, please visit our website https://campeagle.org/who-we-are
To assist the Challenge Course Manager in the oversight maintenance, development, inspection, and training of activities at Camp Eagle, and to assist in other areas of camp as needed such as kitchen, projects, and hospitality assignments.
Assisting with the administration of summer activity staff and full-time seasonal staff
Facilitating challenge course activities
Learning industry standards and keeping Camp Eagle’s activity offerings in safe and up to date
Assisting in the administration of usage logs, and maintenance logs, and that inspections are up to date and accurate
Ability to learn and understand technical systems and work with hardware such as: pulleys, cables, come-along tools, and bolting in rock
Ability to learn and understand technical requirements from the Association for Challenge Course Technologies (ACCT) required for the construction and maintenance of challenge course elements and systems
Knowledge of safety systems for working in high places OR ability to learn those skills on the job
Ability to operate heavy machinery such as a Skid Steer OR ability to learn those skills on the job
Ability to work on a team to build and maintain challenge course elements
Ability to perform informal inspections of technical systems and keep records of specifications as outlined by the ACCT in their published standards
Ability to perform daily checklists to maintain clean and organized activity areas
Ability to keep an organized work area and be a good steward of our tools, hardware, and equipment
Other Duties of ALL Camp Eagle Staff: Camp Eagle operates year-round. We have guests on the premises almost every day of the year. Serving guests is our number one priority, and therefore ALL staff must participate in guest service in some capacity. Tasks may include cooking, cleaning, facilitating group activities, running retail locations, general maintenance of the camp property, and work projects as needed. There are often groups here on weekends, and all staff members will be required to work on certain weekends as needed.
18 years of age or older
Construction knowledge or experience preferred
Challenge Course facilitation and maintenance experience required
Ability to bend, squat, climb, and lift often
Will consistently work outdoors most of the day
Will work in all weather conditions
Will climb on high-challenge course elements to perform job duties
Will occasionally work on slippery or uneven surfaces
Will work around and operate heavy machinery
Work Context: This job will be performed primarily on location at Camp Eagle on the physical grounds of our property.
Travel: Occasionally required for training, to visit sites that we would like to learn from, staff retreats, etc
Physical Demands: Ability to lift heavy objects, sit, hike, stand, bend, squat, work from a ladder or lift, climb trees, and be outside in all weather conditions.
Work Environment: Will consistently work indoors, outdoors, in all weather conditions, high in the air, on slippery surfaces, and with heavy machinery.
Compensation: Salary, on-site housing, medical insurance, 401(k) retirement package after one year, paid vacation time, basic utilities, some meals at camp, and a basic telephone connection.
Disclaimer: This job description is not a complete picture of all tasks, duties, or community responsibilities and is subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Director.
Time: Full-Time Seasonal
Updated: 4/10/2023 9:22:04 PM