The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is seeking qualified individuals to fill counselor positions for its Three-Position Air Rifle Summer Camps. This premier program has a long established history of providing the highest quality air rifle instruction in the country for high school athletes.
Camp Counselor positions are open to college students who have completed at least one year of college and are members of an NCAA or college club rifle team. Applicants must be available to work and travel from 24 May through 30 July 2010. These are highly competitive positions. Selection will be based on academic performance, shooting experience, coaching and youth leadership experience, and references. A background check is required of all candidates and a mandatory drug test will be required for all Camp Counselors who are selected for hiring.
Job duties primarily consist of working with groups of five or more high school athletes at five-day summer camps, following a camp curriculum designed by DCM Emeritus Gary Anderson and modified by recent Camp Directors Dan Durben and Sommer Wood. Additional duties include range set-up, break down, general clean-up and conducting range firing activities. Counselors will not be responsible for campers in the evenings.
Employment will begin on 24 May with a training session at CMP South Headquarters in Anniston, AL. This training is mandatory for everyone hired. The 2010 camp schedule includes five full-length three-position air rifle camps, one advanced smallbore camp and a three-day air rifle clinic. The staff will have the week of 12-20 June off to allow counselors to compete in the USA Shooting National Championships. Competing in this event is highly encouraged and CMP will cover ½ of each counselor’s entry fee for the matches. Also staff will be provided housing in Columbus, GA and ½ pay during that week. A complete camp schedule is provided below:
Training Anniston, AL-CMP South 24-28 May
Camp 1 Anniston, AL-CMP South 31 May-4 June
Camp 2 Camp Perry, OH-CMP North 7-11 June
USASN Fort Benning, GA (USAS Nationals) 12-20 June
Camp 3 Fort Benning, GA (CMP-AMU Advanced Smallbore Camp) 21-25 June
Camp 4 Anniston, AL-CMP South 28 June-2 July
Clinics 3PJO Clinics/Support-Anniston, AL 5-13 July
Camp 5 Western Regional Outreach Clinics 15-17 July
Camp 6 Anniston, AL-CMP South 19-23 July
Camp 7 Anniston, AL-CMP South 26-30 July
The pay scale begins at $400 a week for first year counselors, $450 for second year, $500 for third year and beyond. A per diem of $30 a day is also provided. Counselors will be paid per diem during their time off. All travel and lodging is covered by CMP once the camps begin, though the counselors are responsible for providing their own transportation to the training location (Anniston, AL) and back to their homes at the end of the summer. Any additional travel counselors wish to make during their time off is their own responsibility, and they are expected clear departure and return times with the Camp Director to make sure it does not conflict with their job duties.
Interested candidates may download an application form from the link provided at the bottom of this announcement and send it to Sommer Wood, CMP Summer Rifle Camps, P. O. Box 576, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452. Forms may be faxed to Sommer Wood at: 419-635-2573. Email questions to email@example.com. Applications must be received by 19 March 2010. Successful applicants will be notified by 16 April 2010.
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