Summer Kayak Center and Outdoor Adventure Internship/Practicum 2018
UMass Lowell Campus Recreation
December 14, 2017
Starting at 2820.00
Contract - Internship
The Summer Kayak Center and Outdoor Adventure Internship/Practicum program is designed to enhance students’ academic education with hands-on experience as part of a university recreation program. The Kayak Center and Outdoor Adventure internship may correlate best with recreation related academic programs (such as outdoor recreation, parks and recreation management, leisure studies, and outdoor leadership) however all students passionate about teaching kayaking are welcome to apply.
Intern’s primary responsibilities will be with our summer Kayak Center. Our Kayak Center operates out of the Bellegarde Boathouse, located on the shores of the Merrimack River. Kayak Center offerings include hourly and daily kayak, canoe and SUP rentals, group tours, ACA kayak instruction for adults, teens and youth. Kayak center is open 7 days a week from late May to Early September. Secondary responsibilities include working for the Outdoor Adventure Program and Bike Shop. The Outdoor Adventure Program offers a variety of trips for UMass Lowell students, faculty and staff. Trips include day hiking, river and ocean paddling, rock climbing, bicycling and backpacking trips ranging all over New England and beyond. The Bike Shop offers bicycle repairs, new and used bicycle sales, do it yourself shop time, and parts as well as serves the Freewheelers bike share program providing logistics and maintenance for a fleet of free daily rental bicycles to five locations across campus.
Responsibilities • Daily Kayak Center programming and operations • Outdoor Adventure Program logistics and trip leadership • Assist with program planning, marketing, implementation, administration, and evaluation • Leadership, instruction and group management with peers, adults, teens and children • Serve a diverse customer base of students, faculty, staff and community members
Qualifications • Be a current college student in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above • General knowledge of recreation policies and procedures, and the ability to work effectively in a university setting • Ability to work independently, think critically and problem solve, manage risk and exercise sound judgement • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Leadership experience working with groups, children or adolescents preferred • Complete ACA River Kayak Instructor Course Levels I-II (offered with employment) • Current First Aid/CPR/AED required (will train), Wilderness Frist Aid Certification or higher preferred • Valid drivers’ license and ability to safely operate 12 passenger van with a kayak trailer required
Additional Salary Information:
Compensation and Time Requirements
• $235 per week stipend.
• University apartment style housing provided for the duration of employment.
• Academic Credit when applicable.
• Access to outdoor trips and equipment.
• Interns should be flexible and expect to work an average of 30 hours each week 5 days/week,
between 6-10 hours/day. Employment will run from May 23 to the end of August/beginning of
September. End dates may vary slightly based on the needs of the intern.
• Interns must attend staff training in Lowell May 23-25. ACA L2 Course Provided May 29-31.
Housing access and move in will be available May 21 and 22.
Email resume and cover letter in PDF format to Kevin Soleil Assistant Director of Outdoor and Bicycle Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Position will remain open until filled.
UMass Lowell is a national research university committed to preparing students for work in the real world— solving real problems and helping real people— by providing an affordable, high-quality education. Located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community, the university offers more than 18,000 students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Lowell is central to many excell...ent outdoor recreation opportunities; miles of rail trails, single track mountain biking and river paddling are accessible right from campus. Surfing and sea kayaking on the Atlantic coast as well as rock climbing, backpacking or mountaineering in mountains of MA, NH and VT a short drive away.
The Department of Campus Recreation at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Outdoor and Bicycle Programs Intern. This internship is designed to help qualified candidates build focused experience to pursue a career in outdoor and bicycle related university programming. This is a 12-month, 30 hour per week, entry-level position.