Mount Hermon

Adventure/Recreation Assistant

US-CA-Mount Hermon
3 months ago
Job ID
# of Openings
Targeted Job Start Date
Summer Staff
Projected Position End Date


Summer Staff - Organized Camp

Position Objective:

The Adventure/Recreation Assistant will work with Adventure and Recreation staff to provide outstanding customer service and a welcoming environment while working challenge courses, climbing wall, archery and any other supporting family recreation activities in a manner consistent with MHA’s mission, vision and values.


Key Job Accountabilities:


  • Responsible for daily set up, maintenance, clean up, and operation of challenge courses, climbing wall, archery and Fieldhouse with the help of other Adventure/Recreation staff.
  • Provide instruction to guests regarding safety and operation of adventure and recreation programs to ensure safety and smooth operation of courses.
  • Ensures maintenance of all equipment to ensure safety of staff and guests.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  •  None. 


General Qualifications:

A mature follower of Jesus, still growing and developing in their faith.  Fully in accord with Mount Hermon Association, Inc.’s (“MHA”) mission, vision, values and statement of beliefs.  Committed to living these out personally, and instilling them in the organization.  Of strong moral character and integrity.



  • High school graduate.
  • Some college experience preferred.
  • Must be CPR/First Aid certified.

Work Experience:

  • Prior experience with Adventure and Recreation activities in a professional teaching environment is preferred but not required.
  • Prefer prior experience in rock climbing, challenge courses, knots, safety, and other related matters preferred but not required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to lead and teach with patience and clear instruction.
  • Must be prepared to encounter challenging situations.
  • Ability to operate calmly and rationally in stressful situations.
  • Must be punctual and responsible individual.
  • Must exhibit great interpersonal skills with people of all ages.
  • Ability to articulate gospel of Jesus Christ as communicated in Scripture.
  • Mature understanding and respect for authority and peers, as well as camp guidelines and principles.
  • Must be flexible with an ability to adjust and problem solve in challenging situations.
  • Ability to engage in a variety of outdoor activities.


Key Job Accountabilities

Physical Demands:

  • The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions.
  • Requires walking, sitting, and standing for 6-8 hrs. a day, in trees at height exceeding 150 feet.
  • Requires lifting and transporting 25-50 lbs. of gear and equipment up and down stairs.
  • Requires employee to ascend and/or descend ladders, stairs, cables, and trees using hands and feet.
  • After training will have the ability to rescue a 250 lb. person from locations up to 150 feet above the ground using a variety of rescue techniques.

Additional Requirements:


  • Will be assigned a secondary role as required for all Summer Staff.
  • Adherence to the basic principles as expressed in Mount Hermon’s Mission, Vision, Values and Commitment statements.
  • Adherence to company dress code and professional standards for personal grooming and appearance.
  • Satisfactory completion of background investigation, or valid work permit, as well as ability to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

*This job description reflects essential functions of this position. It does not restrict management’s right to reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


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