Arts & Crafts: Fine Arts major a plus. Instructors will create, plan and implement projects (pottery, sculpting, drawing, painting, tie dye, mosaic tiling, paper mache, jewelry, and other art mediums in our 48×56′ square foot Arts Center. Creativity, compassion, and patience a must.
Boat Drivers: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate required. 5000 feet of lakefront on Sebago Lake. Must have high level of experience and ability to drive boats and patience to work with all levels of skiers and tubers.
Dance: Personal experience and the ability to demonstrate and teach in at least 2 of the following areas: Modern, Jazz, Basic Ballet, Hip Hop, Basic Tap. Knowledge of choreography is a strong plus. Facility includes a 31×40′ hardwood dance floor and a mirrored wall with ballet bars.
Drama: Theater majors preferred to run 2 major camp productions and talent show. Experience in directing, acting, scenery, make-up, costume, dance and music a strong plus. Lighting techniques and sound equipment experience is an advantage. Facilities include: 2 theaters (indoor/outdoor), costume rooms, sound equipments, pianos, props, and theater lights.
Gymnastics: Instructors should have personal experience and advanced skills in floor exercise, balance beam, uneven bars and vault. Coaching and teaching experience a strong plus. Facility includes a fully equipped gymnasium, 40×40′. Competition apparatus consists of a new padded floor, uneven parallel bars, 2 padded beams (high and low), and vault.
Horseback Riding: Riding instructors must have personal expertise and teaching in English Equitation skills at all levels-walk, trot, cantor, and fences. Included in instructional responsibilities are the care and maintenance of 12 horses. Facilities include a 12 stall barn fully equipped. Two riding rings, 2 lung rings, a large paddock and multiple trails on site. CPR/First Aid certificate preferred.
Land Sports: Recreation and/or Phys. Ed major a plus. Instructors will teach and coach one or more of the following sports: soccer, softball, field hockey, lacrosse, roller hockey, volleyball, basketball, and archery. Knowledge of team organization and tournament play is helpful. Facilities include multiple athletic fields, indoor/outdoor basketball courts, indoor roller hockey court, archery range and beach volleyball.
Nurses: Recent graduates and/or professional licensed RN and LPN’s welcome. Our new state of the art health center (48×60′) includes 14 beds for patients, 4 private nurses living quarters, kitchen, laundry, waiting and examining rooms. Camp Mataponi nursing responsibilities include: distribution of daily meds, assessment of camper and staff health, first-aid application, off-site hospital ancillary services. Candidates must hold a current nursing license and apply for Maine license. Job requirements include Basic American Red Cross First Aid, and CPR. Light computer knowledge a must as Camp Mataponi has its own custom designed software specifically designed for our health center.
Office: Applicant must have knowledge of computer programs. Personality plus a must. Able to handle stressful situations in a calm matter. Office staff is in constant contact with campers, staff and parents both in person and via telephone. Responsibilities include: handling correspondence, sorting mail, fielding phone calls, and assisting in camp programming.
Photography: Photography and/or Art majors with advanced skills in photography. Knowledge of various types of 35mm cameras, digital photography and accessories with darkroom techniques for black and white developing and printing required. Instructors will develop and implement lesson plans including creative projects. Facilities include a fully equipped darkroom with all accessories.
Ropes Course: Project adventure, outward bound, or other prior ropes training experience a strong plus. Strong leadership ability is desired. Instructors will facilitate campers through low and high elements including climbing wall, zip and zap lines, burma loops, and more. CPR/First Aid certificate preferred. Professional training will be provided onsite prior to staff orientation.
Small crafts: American Red Cross Lifeguard and Basic Small Craft certificates required. Instructors should have experience and have the ability to teach in at least two of the following areas: canoeing, sailing, kayaking, and windsurfing. We contribute towards enrollment in ARC certificates.
Swimming: American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors Certificate required. Instructor must be able to teach all levels of swimming according to the Red Cross Standards and Skill sheets. 5000 feet of lakefront makes our aquatics facility outstanding. We contribute towards enrollment in ARC certificates.
Tennis: Instructors should have competitive team and/or individual experience independently or in school. Must be able to demonstrate and teach all strokes, services, and strategy, rules and scoring. Personal skill should be advanced. Prior instruction a strong plus. Knowledge of tournament organization is helpful. Private teaching and/or tennis team coaching is available. Facilities include: 8 lighted all-weather courts.
Waterskiing: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate required. 5000 feet of lakefront on Sebago Lake for skiing. Instructors must have personal experience as well as a high level of ability to instruct all levels of skiing. Equipment includes training skis, various double and slalom skis, kneeboards and wakeboards. 3 ski boats onsite; 2 Moomba Outback’s with boom, 1 Moomba Outback V (all @325 horsepower). We contribute towards enrollment in ARC certificates.