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JFK Swiss Outdoor Camp Activity Assistant, John F Kennedy International School, Switzerland

John F Kennedy International School

This school is based in Saanen, Switzerland and is looking for a JFK Swiss Outdoor Camp Activity Assistant.

At JFK Swiss Outdoor Camp, we believe in the transformative power of outdoor education. Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Switzerland, we offer a dynamic outdoor learning experience for students from around the globe. Our mission is to inspire curiosity, foster resilience, and instill a lifelong love for the great outdoors.

Role Overview:

We are seeking a dedicated Camp Activity Assistant & Boarding Assistant who shares our passion for outdoor education. The selected candidate will work closely with our Camp Manager and seasoned guides, contributing to the execution and enhancement of our dynamic outdoor learning day/boarding programme.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist guides in organizing and conducting outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, rock climbing, and team-building exercises.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of campers during all activities, adhering to established safety protocols and procedures.
  • Collaborate with the kitchen team to ensure dietary needs and preferences of campers are met, maintaining a healthy and balanced meal plan.
  • Engage with campers, fostering a positive and inclusive environment conducive to learning and personal growth.
  • Support other camp operations as required, including equipment maintenance, administrative tasks, and logistics coordination.


Our Offer:
  • Chalet-style accommodations amidst the stunning Swiss Alps.
  • A competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Additional benefits, including private accident & medical insurance.
  • Fresh and healthy meals prepared daily by our in-house Chef.


Desired Qualifications & Skills:
  • Previous experience in a camp or outdoor education setting is advantageous.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to connect with campers and colleagues alike.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability.
  • First aid certification or willingness to obtain certification prior to employment.


How to Apply:
If you’re enthusiastic about outdoor education and wish to be a part of the JFK family, we’d love to hear from you!
  • A letter of application detailing your interest and suitability for the position.
  • A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, highlighting your employment history and educational qualifications.
  • Two letters of references from past employers.
  • Clean criminal record check (updated within the last 3 months).

Application Deadline: 31st March 2024

Note to Non-European Applicants:
To our great regret, changes to Swiss law have made it extremely difficult for international schools like JFK to obtain work permits for non-EU citizens. For this reason, applicants without EU passports or Swiss work permits are advised that this greatly reduces their chances of being put on a shortlist.

JFK Swiss Outdoor Camp is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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