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Contract, Casual, and Seasonal Employment

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About Seasonal Employment

Hale offers outdoor recreation programs for children and families! If you’re passionate about education, ready to serve as a role model, and committed to safely delivering fun experiences in the great outdoors, we’d like to hear from you.

Types of Positions

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Leadership Positions

Are you a college student, grad student, teacher, or 9-month employee? Use your expertise to supervise and mentor summer staff members across Hale’s programs. Bring your energy, creativity, and desire to guide the teens who deliver so many of our activities.

Roles and Age Requirements:

Camp Director (25+), Assistant Camp Director (25+), Camp Lead (21+), Waterfront Supervisor/Lead (18+)

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Counselor Positions

Counselors are the ultimate role models. Coach, protect, and care for campers as they make friends and memories. Whether you’re leading a game, tying a shoelace, or applying a Band-Aid, you’ll make a lasting impression on a child’s life.

Roles and Age Requirements:

Head Counselor (20+), Camp Counselor (16+), Office Assistant (16+), Program Assistant (16+)

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Waterfront Positions

Hale’s lifeguards, swimming instructors, and boating instructors have eagle eyes for safety. Keep campers and beachgoers happy and well cared for, inspire confidence on the water, and teach valuable life skills that can literally save lives.

Roles and Age Requirements:

Water Safety Instructor (17+), Swim Instructor (17+), Boating Instructor (16+), Lifeguard (16+)

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Activity Specialists

Painters, climbers, musicians, archers, actors, and naturalists are all at home in Hale’s community. Grab your bow, helmet, or paintbrush and share your passion with others beyond the walls of traditional classrooms.

Roles and Age Requirements:

Head Specialist (20+), Activity Specialist (16+)

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Healthcare Professionals

Health and safety are top priorities at Hale. If you’re a compassionate individual who’s eager to support the health needs of our community, consider serving as a licensed nurse, EMT, or healthcare assistant.

Roles and Age Requirements:

Medical Supervisor (18+), Nurse (18+), Emergency Medical Technician (18+)

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Do you enjoy building teams, climbing on high and low ropes elements, and leading games and initiatives? Spend your summer working with groups on our fields, trails, and accredited challenge courses.

Roles and Age Requirements:

Per Diem Facilitator (18+), Summer Challenge Course Facilitator (18+)

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Gate & Boating Attendants

Gate and boating attendants (ages 14+) welcome visitors, support program activities, and develop valuable customer service skills.

Buildings & Grounds

Programs would have a hard time running without the hard work of this quiet crew (ages 16+). From mowing lawns to maintaining facilities, it takes many hands to keep the property looking great.

Frequently Asked Questions

Energy, flexibility, and reliability are key when working in our programs. Our staff members are typically involved in their school, local, or religious communities and have a passion to make the world a better place. Our staff loves working with some really cool kids, too!

We’re happy to employ 14- and 15-year-olds as Beach and Boating Attendants. This position supports Waterfront operations, so please select “Waterfront Positions” when you apply. Incoming high school students are also eligible to join Hale’s High School Volunteer Program.

Schedules differ depending on what program you are hired to work for. Camps generally operate Monday–Friday from 8 AM–4 PM, but some programs have overnights that require other hours. Summer is the busiest season at Hale, so if you choose to join our team, we ask that you commit the majority of your summer to this important work. Any time off should be requested and approved prior to the start of programs. You’ll learn more about schedules throughout the application and interview process.

We highly value our seasonal staff. Pay rates vary based on experience and certifications, but all positions are paid at least minimum wage. Seasonal staff are paid on a biweekly schedule through direct deposit.

First, one of our staff members will reach out and invite you to formally apply. Next, we’ll review your application and you’ll have an opportunity to interview with us. If you move forward, we’ll contact your references, verify your credentials and work history, and run criminal background (CORI) and sex offender (SORI) checks. We’re committed to hiring the best summer staff possible, and hope to welcome you to that community!

Yes you can! Our Youth Volunteer Program is a great introduction to some of the responsibilities our staff members have.

Please contact us by phone at 781-326-1770 or by email at

Hear From Our Staff

Hale offers an environment where people develop personally and professionally. From teaching a camper how to steer a mountain bike to coordinating special events, Hale provides exceptional opportunities for growth. Learn from previous and current staff members about what it’s like to work at Hale.

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Join the Team

While we continue to hire for specific roles this summer (including waterfront positions and facilitators), we are generally staffed and you may not hear back from us until next season. But please do request an application so we know you're interested!

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Hale is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. We are committed to a work environment in which our diverse cultures, perspectives, skills, backgrounds, and experiences are welcomed and respected.