Seasonal Activity Leader

Activity leader wanted by Embassy Summer First work day: 2020-06-21
Proficient speakers
Min. 1 year
No degrees expected
Successful Activity Leaders demonstrate leadership, effective communication and social skills, flexibility, positive energy and sensitivity to the needs of international students. AL’s lead our students on all off-campus and on-campus activities to ensure their well-being and enjoyment.

Job details


Activity leader

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Work as employee

Institution type:

Language school

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This position would be at our summer campus at York (Toronto) or Montreal.

Job Purpose:

To lead and supervise course participants on off-site and on-campus activities and trips, meal times and bed times at the center. This position requires considerable amounts of walking on guided tours, carrying sports equipment from the center to sports fields and moving furniture in preparation for indoor activities.

Work Schedule:

The full-time work week is comprised of morning, afternoon and/or evening shifts, with at least one full day off per week; shifts may vary with split hours in the morning and evenings. This position can be residential or non-residential.

Residential Activity Leaders are full-time temporary staff. You will receive a compensation package that includes room & board, and a weekly salary (to be paid bi-weekly). Work consists of approximately 35 hours per week. In addition to your regular pay, you will be paid for any overtime hours worked at the applicable overtime rate(s) as required by law.

A flexible work approach towards the position with the ability to work nights, weekends and holidays is required.

Key Responsibilities:

Ensure customer satisfaction in the leading and supervision of activities and trips at center and off-campus
Explain the activities to students and group leaders in a clear and positive manner and keeping them well informed
Be prepared to learn and LEAD activities and trips in the style of a tour guide
Contribute to student’s development of life skills
Ensure adequate planning & preparation for all activities and trips, ensuring that activities start and finish on time, and clearly explaining meeting points and times
Enthusiastically and clearly guide and communicate to students about different sightseeing trips or city tours
Ensure and maintain proper levels of student discipline, welfare and safety of all students during activities
Inform the Activities Manager and/or the Center Manager about any problems or incidents during an activity or excursion
Carry out residential responsibilities, including meal and bed time supervision and guardian duties, check-in and check-out during weekends and linen exchange based on a rotation schedule
If necessary, assist with airport greeting responsibilities, which includes assisting the center management staff at the center to meet incoming groups or sending departing groups off to the airport

Approximate camp dates are June 23rd – August 4th. There are mandatory paid training days held as follows at each location but your start date/end date may not be the entire camp period (depending on enrollment and agreement).

Montreal does NOT have housing available to staff.

Mandatory training dates:

TORONTO – YORK – Thursday, June 25th
MONTREAL – Monday, June 29th, Tuesday June 30th and July 1st

Toronto, ON, Canada

Who we are looking for

  1. Language proficiency

    Proficient speakers

  2. Experience

    Min. 1 year

    (1 year experience working with or supervising minors (at a summer school or language camp setting; residential experience desired).)

  3. Qualification

    No degrees expected

    (High School Graduate or G.E.D equivalent)

  4. Good communication skills; good organizational skills
  5. Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm, patience and flexibility
  6. Ability to work as part of a team
  7. First aid or CPR certificate (Desirable)
  8. Lifeguard and/or coaching qualification (Desirable)
  9. Knowledge of the local area (Desirable)
  10. Knowledge of multiple languages (Desirable). Those with Mandarin language skills are especially encouraged to apply

What we offer

  1. Competitive salary
  2. Room and board included at one of our beautiful campus locations
  3. Working with students from around the world

Toronto, Canada

Job location

Embassy Summer

About the employer

Embassy Summer offers award-winning English language summer camps for young learners and adults aged 8 to 25 years old. We have summer school centres across the United Kingdom, Ireland, North America and Malta, delivering rewarding English language programmes for young learners and providing a truly life-changing experience.

Learning English is only part of the journey. Our language programmes are available from 1 week to 8 weeks during the summer and include exciting activities based around our unique Embassy Life Skills. Our summer camps also introduce international students to local social life and culture through a variety of exciting excursions.

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