Night Director

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The MarineQuest Summer Camp Night Director is an essential part of the summer program administrative team. The Summer Camp Night Director is responsible for the overseeing and supervising all evening and weekend staff including RAs. The Night Director is responsible for leading evening staff training sessions, developing weekly and daily instructor and RA duty schedules, and implementing the Staff Code of Conduct for staff living in the dorm. He/she will oversee all programmatic evening social and educational activities, camper related dorm life including meals, sleeping arrangements, and behavior management. This includes assisting with student supervision and overseeing implementation of the MarineQuest Code of Conduct.

This position will assist in maintaining a sense of team and collaborative relationships among the MarineQuest day/evening/weekend staff to maximize the quality of MarineQuest programs for its residential participants.

Primary Duties:

  • Supervise evening instructors, weekend instructors and RAs
  • Facilitate evening programs and activities, many of which take place in and around water and require exceptional oversight and safety considerations (agendas provided by MarineQuest)
  • Will live in or near dorms with campers (within 5 miles - for after hours response)
  • Coordinate transportation to evening activity sites (bus and 12 passenger van)
  • Facilitate and supervise Sunday residential check-in
  • Coordinate Sunday check-in's pizza dinner set up
  • Communication with parents
  • Manage and maintain an inventory of all dorms and oversee weekly exchange with UNCW housing
  • Administrative responsibilities (including but not limited to: completing incident reports, some management of camper paperwork, emails, copying, etc.)
  • Responsible for the enforcement of the MarineQuest residential staff instructor manual.
  • Reports to MarineQuest Program Director

Other Duties:

  • Serve as a positive role model for staff and camp participants; attract and respect confidences
  • Provide immediate positive and constructive feedback when necessary for staff as well as camp participants and document accidents/incidents.
  • Confirm some evening and weekend restaurant reservations
  • Coordinate with day staff instructors as needed
  • Occasional development of residential activities
  • Provide first aid to campers as needed
  • Responsible for program cell phones
  • Occasionally lead activities with students
  • Complete maintenance work orders for dorms
  • Serve on a professional duty and respond to emergencies and situations beyond the ability of RAs as necessary (may, rarely, include after-hours work and/or overtime). Successful staff management and student oversight often prevents these types of situations.
  • Recognize situations in which intervention or mediation is both appropriate and necessary.


  • Minimum requirement of two years towards an associates or bachelor's degree
  • Completion of a bachelor's or master's degree in College Student Personnel, Student Affairs, Higher Education, Marine Sciences, education, or related field preferred
  • Must have strong oral communication skills to communicate effectively with students, parents, and staff
  • Must demonstrate initiative and leadership qualities
  • Must have desire and experience working with youth
  • Must demonstrate maturity, patience, and responsibility qualities
  • Must be at least 21 and have a valid driver's license
  • Knowledge of marine sciences is a plus
  • CPR/First Aid is required (must be obtained by June 7, 2020)
  • Lifeguard Certification is required (may be obtained by June 7, 2020; MarineQuest may attempt to organize an American Red Cross class before staff training begins. Cost would be approximately $250.00. If interested in this option, please contact Harris Muhlstein; however we encourage you to pursue alternate certification options.
  • Housing and residence life experience preferred

Terms of Employment:

  • May 18 through June 5 at 30 hours per week for planning and prep; June 8 through July 31 at 40+ hours per week
  • Training during the weeks of June 8 through June 12
  • Average work week is 40 hours, typically from 3:30pm to 10:00pm Monday - Friday and Sunday's 12:00pm - 7:00 pm. Occasional overtime possible as needed to address unforeseen after hours concerns or administrative needs.
  • Pay rate starts at $12.00/hr, dependent on qualifications, skills, and abilities 
  • Other compensation includes housing and some meals
  • Employment is subject to a criminal and Homeland Security background check