Summer Staff Application Form

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Page 1 - Staff Application

Thank you for your interest in working with us for summer 2024!
To apply, please complete and submit this form. You are able to save your progress if you are unable to complete it fully at this moment by clicking 'Save my progress and resume later'.

This application asks for various information, such as previous employment details, availability, and references. You should have all necessary information on hand.

This application will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and you should include as much detail as possible. When submitted, you'll receive an immediate email to confirm your submission.

Only completed and submitted applications will be reviewed and considered.

Note: Required fields have a red *
About You
(If Different)
General Information

Page 2 - Contact Information, Education & Qualifications

Primary Address
Contact Info
Teacher or Educator?
Qualifications & Skills
ALL staff must have First Aid and CPR certifications valid through August 2024.
If you're hired, you will be required to submit proof of various valid certifications that you hold. Please check-off the courses that you have successfully completed. If you have not completed the necessary courses, you may do so upon being hired.
All staff on some North American Volunteer and Global Adventure programs may require additional licensing to operate vehicles. Licensing will be discussed should you be given an interview.


Page 3

Staff Positions

Descriptions of the Positions:

Program Director
Program Directors (PD) have the highest level of responsibility while their program is in progress. PDs are responsible for overseeing every aspect of the program including, but not limited to, the health and safety of all participants, the enjoyment of each and every participant and the execution of the itinerary as planned and outlined by WCC. PDs are responsible for managing a staff team with whom they coach, supervise, and provide on-going feedback to. PDs serve as a representative of WCC on the road and act as our liaison to suppliers, outfitters and vendors. PDs are also responsible for regular communication with parents, company supervisors and the summer communication center. Minimum age of 23 years old by July 1, 2024.

Program Leader
Our Program Leaders (PL) serve as the backbone of our programs. Their primary responsibility includes monitoring the safety (physical, social and mental), well-being and enjoyment of all participants. Working with the PD, the PLs’ goal is to provide a positive group experience helping each teen experience the summer of a lifetime! We take pride in our staff, and expect you to operate as team players, approach the job with enthusiasm, respect others and strive to contribute to what makes Westcoast Connection a special summer for teens. All PLs have specialty roles that are assigned by the PD prior to departure (food director, confirmer, social media specialist, programmer, sports coordinator, etc.). Minimum age of 21 by July 1, 2024.

Lifeguard (an additional role to the above positions)
The lifeguard is responsible for lifeguarding during all water activities and overseeing the safety of all participants while in or around water. Additional compensation is offered to staff (PD or PL) who are lifeguards. 
Qualifications: Have valid lifeguard certification through August 2024.

Campsite Manager
Our Campsite Managers (CSM) are professionals who oversee the logistics at the deluxe campgrounds on some of our North American Active Teen Tours. Our CSMs travel cross-country to stay at incredible destinations including places like Lake Tahoe and Pacific Beach, California or Banff, Alberta. In tandem with the PD, CSMs work with staff and teens to ensure campsite management. CSMs are responsible for all equipment and facilitation of site setup and take-down. CSMs also own the responsibility of purchasing all food items prior to a group’s arrival, keeping in mind dietary restrictions and special requests. CSMs then oversee the preparation, presentation and cleanup of all meals, alongside the Food Director. Minimum age of 21 years old by June 1, 2024.

Communication Center Monitor
A limited number of positions are available in our New York and Montreal offices in the late spring and summer months for Communication Center Monitors. They are the frontline of administrative operations from our office while programs are in progress. They are a critical communication link and assist behind the scenes with logistical support and problem solving. This is a challenging and rewarding position that provides excellent experience in a professional development for teachers seeking administrative positions. As well for anyone interested in careers in the hospitality industry or social work. From time to time, positions are available that offer the best of both worlds, work in the Communication Center for the first half of the summer and serve as a staff on a later departing program.
Please review the descriptions of the positions above.

Page 4 - Employment & Volunteer Experience

Note: The file must be in PDF format
Please list and elaborate on any paid or unpaid experience(s) you have that relate to the position(s) you're applying for, including but not limited to camp experience, volunteer work*, and any other experience working with youth that are not on your resume.
*If you're interested in working on a Volunteer program, please ensure to elaborate on your more recent volunteer experiences.
Employment History
Position # 1:
Please include additional comments outlining your roles, responsibilities and the age groups you have worked with.
Reference Information:
Position # 2:
Please include additional comments outlining your roles, responsibilities and the age groups you have worked with.
Reference Information:
Position # 3:
Please include additional comments outlining your roles, responsibilities and the age groups you have worked with.
Reference Information:


Please list 2 references that can be contacted here.
Reference # 1
Reference # 2

Page 5 - Date Availability & Additional Questions

Training for our summer staff is mandatory. See below for our training dates for the different roles.

Training Program Dates

Summer Availability

We need our staff to be flexible with their summer availability. If hired, you will most likely staff one program. Many of our programs require staff to start as early as June 17 and some to end as late as August 17. Please answer the following questions keeping these dates in mind.

Additional Questions

Page 6 - Reflection & Responses

This section is our way of getting to know you! Relationships are at the heart of what we do so we want to get a sense of where you're coming from, your personality, and perspective so feel free to write as if you were telling a friend - be yourself!

Response should be minimum 75 words.

Response should be minimum 75 words.

Response should be minimum 75 words.

Page 7 - Terms & Conditions

Please confirm: *

Terms & Conditions

We thank you for taking the time to fill out this application form. If you do not have a valid letter of reference at this time, please ensure that you have one should you be chosen for an interview.

Westcoast Connection is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for our participants, leaders, and staff, regardless of their race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Accommodations during all phases of the hire process will be made wherever possible. Please advise us if any accommodations are required.

By submitting below, you are confirming that the information contained within this application is true and accurate. Further, you authorize Westcoast Connection to obtain information about any of the following: my employment history, criminal history, driving records, and/or educational records and release all concerned from any claims arising out of or relating to any such investigation. All Westcoast Connection employees will be required to submit a recent medical history in the spring of 2024.

By entering my electronic signature below, I affirm that I have read and agree to the terms and conditions in this application.