Camp Counselor Job at Mill Valley, Marin County, California

Camp Counselor

City of Mill Valley , California

Job Information 



Entry Level


$14.00 - $18.91 Hourly

Application Deadline 

Continuous or until 100 applicants

No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


Are you looking for a great opportunity to connect with your community while investing in your future? Do you want to see first-hand what it’s like to engage in active, multi-generational work that directly contributes to the well-being of our greater Mill Valley community?  If you answered yes, then you belong with Mill Valley Recreation!  With our team, you will create memorable experiences while cultivating new and lasting connections within our greater Southern Marin Community. You will have the opportunity to grow and learn through consistent, quality training and, apply your learning through direct hands-on experience.

DEFINITION: Under general supervision, provide for the well-being and safety of children in a fun, summer camp environment.


  • Demonstrate excellent customer service and communicate effectively with co-workers, parents, and campers.
  • Possess strong leadership skills in one or more of the following areas: arts, crafts, sports, playground games, drama, songs/music, nature or special events.
  • Manage the task of checking in and checking out each child to the proper guardian.
  • Encourage good behavior and appropriate manners.
  • Encourage active play, read books and provide a safe and nurturing environment.
  • Enthusiasm and motivation.
  • Ability to lead groups of campers in various day camp activities.
  • Motivate campers through example.
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Create and maintain a positive day camp environment.
  • Accurately maintain attendance records.
  • Practice proper hygiene, with self and children, to deter the spread of disease (colds, flu, etc).
  • Respond professionally to emergencies, provide care as indicated under the scope of training.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  • The ability to speak English clearly and understandably.
  • Perform related duties as required.

TRAINING & EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education, training, and experience, which likely provides the required knowledge and abilities.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS: Candidates receiving a conditional job offer must pass a pre-placement fingerprint review. Candidates must possess a current CPR/AED and First Aid certificate and be comfortable calling 911 in an emergency.

Ideal Candidate

  1. Certifications - Has certifications or is willing to obtain certifications within 2 weeks of obtaining job.
  2. Availability to work flexible hours outside of a typical workday (weeknights and weekends)
  3. Customer Service oriented (patient and responsive)
  4. Attention to Detail
  5. Prompt, timely
  6. Enjoys the opportunity to get moving and away from the desk while they work


  1. Potential to build your professional resume with opportunities to take on new positions within the department after demonstrated success. 

  2. Potential to establish great professional references for your future. 

  3. Employee benefit of receiving a free membership to our Aquatic and Fitness Center (Applicable when Covid-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted). 

  4. Receive discounts to programs, please ask hiring staff more about how to qualify for this opportunity.

  5. Opportunities to have fun while getting paid and work with your friends!

Special Instructions

The City of Mill Valley utilizes to accept and process employment applications.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the City's official application form but should accompany the application. All applications and resumes will be reviewed to select those applicants whose qualifications appear to most closely match the requirements of the position. A limited number of qualified applicants may be invited to participate in the subsequent phase(s) of the recruitment process, which may include one or more of the following: written examination, performance examination, assessment exercises, oral interviews, and complete background checks. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. Paper applications may be obtained from the City of Mill Valley at City Hall, 26 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941 or by calling (415) 388-4033x4835.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 


Contact email:


26 Corte Madera Avenue

Mill Valley, CA 94941