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Swiss Outdoor Camp & Boarding Assistant (no positions available any more)

Start date: 30th June – 16th August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: 4’400 CHF – pending qualifications & experience
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Camp and Boarding House Assistant reports directly to the Camp Manager with whom he/she will meet regularly, providing advice, feedback and information as required.

The Camp and Boarding House Assistant is to act as a leader and provide participants with a fun and educational camp experience. He/She will provide guidance and support for all camp staff and maintain a positive relationship with staff, parents and campers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Active involvement in the operation and delivery of the camp programs
  • Participate in daytime activities coordinated by AlpineZentrum
  • Assist with planning and implement camp programs (daytime and night time)
  • Ensure all inventories are maintained and kept orderly (i.e. stationery, games, snacks, etc)
  • Participate in daily/weekly staff meetings with Camp Manager & AlpineZentrum
  • Assist with responding to parent questions and concerns promptly to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Contribute to and create photo / video collages with Camp Manager
  • Help track attendance (sign in/sign out sheets)
  • Ensure programs run on schedule and all required supplies are purchased
  • Monitor and ensure the safety of all campers at all times
  • Review, complete and follow up on incident/accident reports and report to Camp Manager
  • Positively support campers in keeping with the camp agreements and code of conduct
  • Be a positive role model to all campers
  • Ensure neatness and cleanliness at all times in personal room and in the boarding house
  • Help to keep premises clean and operating smoothly as needed
  • Ensure First Aid is administered promptly
  • Other duties as assigned

Person Specification:    

  • An effective manager of people.
  • A person with efficient organisational skills.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with children, parents and staff.
  • Excellent ICT skills.
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to contribute to the life of the school / camp.
  • Empathy for children’s needs and feelings across the age range
  • Must hold a current First Aid certificate and a valid Swiss / European Driving License
  • A person prepared to actively promote the school’s / camp’s values and to be fully involved in the extra-curricular life of the school.
  • A sense of humour and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • A person suitable to work with children.
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Information to Job Applicants

John F. Kennedy International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a criminal check.

Please send by email to with all of the following documents:

  •       Your CV
  •       A letter of application
  •       Contact details of two referees, including your current employer (if available):
  •       Email address
  •       A copy of your passport

We will consider your application only all documentation has been received. Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Kindly be advised that only EU / Swiss nationals/permit holders will be considered due to strict visa regulations.

John F. Kennedy International School

Zannie Odobasic-Leong
Head of Business & Administration
Chilchgasse 8
3792 Saanen


Non-European applications

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 short list.

Contact Human Resources

Odobasic-Leong Zannie
Zannie Odobasic-Leong