- Summer 2024 at Quivira Scout Ranch will run from June 2 to June 29. Please note the following:
- Prior service is not a guarantee of preferred hiring status.
- Manpower needs for each program fluctuate and contracts will be offered contingent on staffing needs.
- Consideration of preferred staffing position will be taken. However, Quivira Council reserves the right to place individuals where their skills, leadership, teaching style and the needs of the program are better suited.
- Applications for Quivira Council Camp Staff will be taken until February 15, 2024.
- Individuals who will be under the age of 18 as of May 1, 2024 MUST have parent/guardian approval associated on the application.
- While being a registered Scouts BSA youth or adult is not a requirement to be a member of Quivira Council Camp Staff, hired applicants are required to become members and complete BSA Youth Protection Training found at my.Scouting.org.
There is so much to do, that we need everyone! Especially you! Read the position descriptions below to determine your best 2 or 3 places to serve!
Quivira Council will need individuals who can serve a variety of positions as the 2024 summer season is now offering several separate opportunities, rather than the same program repeated 4 times. Flexibility is KEY! Bear in mind that the preference is not a guarantee! If an area of instruction is selected, be prepared to demonstrate knowledge of the subject in the interview phase. All staffers will be the front facing managers of the overall customer experience. Please refer to the list of programs being taught and offered at camps and consider your choices carefully!
Quivira Council Camp Director (Minimum Age Requirement 25, National Camp School Certification required) – Individual responsible for the overall administration, logistics, finances, human resources, and accountability success of all programs for Quivira Council Summer Operations. Remains on-site throughout the Camp Season. Works closely with a team of directors and volunteers to ensure success and works in partnership with the Council Professional. Will seek and successfully gain National Camp School Certification.
Quivira Council Camp Program Director (Minimum Age Requirement of 21, National Camp School Certification Required) – Individual responsible for the day to day conduct of the camp program regarding Staff, operational flow, Staff engagement and success, instructional success, guest engagement. Reports to the Camp Director as a primary on the leadership team. Remains on site for the duration of all camp programs. Responsible for ensuring quality instruction training for general camp staff. Will seek and successfully gain National Camp School Certification.
Quivira Council Camp Medical Officer: (Minimum Age 18 and current/valid licensure) The Medical Officer is a member of the Camp Leadership Team and is responsible to the Camp Staff, the Volunteers, and Guests to ensure medical needs are met and appropriate care is given. Remains on site for the entire camp operation. Since Quivira Scout Ranch is greater than 10 minutes away from standard EMS care, the camp health officer must be one of the following: licensed physician, licensed nurse practitioner, nurse (RN, LPN, LVN,) licensed physician assistant, paramedic, EMT, Emergency Medical Responder (State of KS license required.)
Quivira Council Dining Services Manager: (Minimum Age 25, SERV Safe Manager Certification) Will work closely with Camp Director for efficient operation of kitchen processes. Will give oversight and direction to the safe preparation of quality meals for Guests, Camp Staff and Volunteers. Will coordinate meal preparation, delivery, packing and sanitation with the Quartermaster Staff and its leadership. Responsible for ensuring that the menus are approved by registered dietician and that their staff is appropriately trained and certified.
Trading Post Manager: (Minimum Age 21, retail experience preferred) Will report to the Camp Director and will coordinate closely with the Camp Program Director and Dining Services Manager. Responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the trading post. Will manage staff to ensure facility is an inviting retail experience. Will ensure that stocks are ordered and that the store is representative of the BSA Brand experience. Ensures sanitation and food safety for comestibles. Responsible for coordinating appropriate bookkeeping with the Camp Director and Program Director.
Area Director Positions – Operational Leadership
Aquatics Director: (Minimum age 21, National Camp School Certification required) Responsible for the safe and effective operation of the overall aquatics program. Will train and certify the training of guards and instructors according to standards and operational needs. Will coordinate with the Program Director, the Quartermaster Staff, and the Medical Officer to ensure aquatics is prepared for operation across multiple levels of program. Reports to the Camp Program Director.
Shooting Sports Director: (Minimum age 21, National Camp School Certification and NRA or USAA credentials required in each discipline the camp is offering.) Will report to the Camp Program Director to ensure the safe and effective operation of all shooting sports program offered. This will include: Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzle loading, and archery for all programs. Responsible for ensuring that the program staff is appropriately trained and prepared do deliver safe and knowledgeable instruction. Safety minded and actively promotes all shooting sports.
Quartermaster Director: (Minimum age 21) Will report to the Camp Program Director and consult with the Dining Services Manager, Medical Officer, Camp Ranger, and other Area Directors to ensure the logistics of meal delivery, sanitation, equipment, and readiness are in order for all programs.
Outdoor Skills Director: (Minimum Age 18, National Camp School Certification) Will report to the Camp Program Director and coordinate with other area directors to ensure quality training of staff and delivery of program for several areas of specified programs. May support other areas of program. Examples include: Trailblazer Program, Eagle Adventure, Outdoor Skills instructors/staff. Will seek and successfully attain National Camp School Certification.
Trek Director: (Minimum Age 21, National Camp School Certification) Responsible for the safe and effective delivery of Trek programs including logistics and program. Will report to the Camp Program Director and work closely with the Quartermaster staff, dining services, and the Camp Medical Officer. This position will also serve as the Adult Leader Training Coordinator in conjunction with Camp Commissioners after the conclusion of the Trek Programs.
Ecology Director: Minimum age 18. Knowledge and experience in the field of experience required. Reports to the Camp Program Director and is responsible for the training and preparation of camp staff under their leadership for all programs related to the natural world.
Climbing Director: Minimum age 21, National Camp School Certification required.) Reports to the Camp Program Director. Responsible for the safe and effective operation of climbing programs offered within Quivira Council Summer Operations. Will seek and successfully attain National Camp School certification as Climbing Director.
Camp Commissioner: Minimum age 21, 1 year of registered service as a Commissioner required. Supports overall UNIT success in camp by providing kind customer service to units and seeking to give guidance and helpfulness. Coordinates and conducts the Adult Leadership Training programs in partnership with the Trek Director. May support other areas of camp operation such as Instruction, Training, or Program fulfillment.
Camp Chaplain: (Minimum Age 21 and recognition as qualified clergyman, seminarian, or layman by his/her own church required.) Reports to the Camp Program Director and is responsible for ensuring that the camp offers support for the reverence of the Scout and the Unit. Supports the Duty to God program and may offer a training program for unit chaplains. Coordinates the Chapels and Services of Camp. May recruit individuals of many denominations or faiths to participate in the camp according to the tenet, “A Scout is Reverent.”
Trek Staff: (Minimum age 18) Participate as Ranger for Trek and out of Pioneer camp-based programs. Hiking, canoeing, backpacking, leave no trace principles, orienteering required. Coordinates with Quartermasters and Program Director to lead patrols through a trek experience and provides program “On the Trail” for participants” . This is a short term position and Trek Staff will be converted to other roles at the conclusion of the trek program.
Outdoor Skills Staff: (Minimum Age 15) Lead units to success on the Scouting trail by providing hands on skills building projects, advancement, and serves as an in-camp role model for youth. Will support other program roles as needed. Familiarity with the Cub Scout and Webelos Scout, Scouts BSA and Venturing advancement models is necessary.
Instructional Staff: (Minimum Age 16) Leads youth, patrols, and leaders to success by ensuring that merit badge programs are taught using the EDGE method and in-depth subject matter knowledge. Will support other program roles as needed. Familiarity with the Cub Scout and Webelos Scout, Scouts BSA and Venturing advancement models is necessary.
Kitchen Staff: (Minimum age 16) works in coordinated effort with the Dining Services Manager to ensure that quality meals are prepared, packaged, delivered safely and in a timely manner.
Quartermaster Staff: (Minimum age 15) works in coordination with Dining Services, trek leadership, and other relevant groups to manage the logistics needs of camp. May require valid driver’s license for certain programs.
Trading Post Staff: (Minimum age 15) works to ensure the efficient operation of the trading post, including: concessions, stocking, cleaning, and operating the cash register. Will support other program roles as needed.
Ranger’s Assistant: (Minimum Age 18, valid driver’s license) works to ensure the infrastructure needs of the camp program are met in coordination with the Camp Ranger and Camp Director. Experience with Tools and equipment are required. May be involved with plumbing, building, land management, trailering, lifting, etc.) Safety minded worker!