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American Village Language Counselor or English Club Language Counselor  ~  Daily Life & Activities Counselor 

Head Language Counselor  ~ Village Director

This information is also mailed to every hired employee in both French and English!

Position of : American Village Language Counselor (native English speakers)

Required : Native English speakers only. High school diploma from an anglophone country. TEFL and/or university diploma (in progress or obtained) are preferred.

Minimum Age : 20 years old (Min. age 18 for applicants with extensive childcare experience)

Reports to: Village Director and Head Language counselor

Overall responsibilities: Make camp a fun and safe environment for the campers under your care.

Plans and leads both activities AND English classes.

Absolutely NO French allowed during a camp session.

Work as a team!

Key areas of responsibility : Maintaining established program goals of American Village.

Following all policies setforth by American Village /Nacel and by the French Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Speaking in English at all times.

Communicating clearly with campers and helping campers communicate with you.

Dividing daily tasks with other counselors :
- Planning, preparing, and participating in the camp program (ESL classes, activities, evening programs)
- Creating and performing skits, songs, cheers, etc for the daily assembly (congress)

- Creating teaching aids (posters, charts, etc)

- Brainstorming new ideas for activities, bringing your experience and skills to the team
- Completing necessary paperwork (lesson plans, camper language reviews, etc)

Contributing to a positive work environment!

 

Term of employment: varies according to camp schedule and counselor availabilities, 1 to 10 weeks.

Salary (before taxes) First Year Counselor : spring 770€ / month (26 working days) ; summer, easter, autumn 880€ / month (26 working days)

Salary (before taxes) Returning Counselor : spring 1045€ / month (26 working days) ; summer, easter, autumn 1155€ / month (26 working days)

Position of : English Club Language Counselor (English native or level A1)

Required : Teaching experience and/or diploma.  

Minimum Age : 18 years old

Reports to: Village Director

Overall responsibilities: Make camp a fun and safe environment for the campers under your care.

Plans and leads 3 hours of English class each morning.

Participates in afternoon activities and evening program.

Work as a team!

Key areas of responsibility : Maintaining established program goals of English Club.

Following all policies setforth by American Village /Nacel and by the French Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Speaking in English as much as possible.

Encouraging campers to speak in English outside of the classroom.

Dividing daily tasks with other counselors :
- Planning, preparing, and participating in activities & evening programs

- Creating teaching aids (posters, charts, etc)

- Brainstorming new ideas for activities, bringing your experience and skills to the team
- Completing necessary paperwork (lesson plans, camper language reviews, etc)

Contributing to a positive work environment!

 

Term of employment: length of the camp session.

Salary (before taxes) First Year Counselor :  880€ / month (26 working days)

Salary (before taxes) Returning Counselor :  1155€ / month (26 working days)

Position of : Daily Life & Activities Counselor (French speaker)

Required : BAFA stagiaire, titulaire, or equivalent diploma , conversational English skills

Minimum Age : 18 years old

Reports to: Village Director and Head Language counselor

Overall responsibilities: Make camp a safe and fun environment for the campers under your care.

Lead activities and games in English, and manage the camper dormatories. 

French is only allowed when absolutely necessary, and never during English activities.

Work as a team!

Key areas of responsibility : Maintaining established program goals of American Village.

Following all policies setforth by American Village /Nacel and by the French Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Speaking in English as much as possible

Ensuring hygiene, calm, and safety in the camper dormatories.

Assisting as needed based on your additional diplomas : sanitarity assistant (PSC1), lifeguard (BSB, BNSSA), etc

Dividing daily tasks with other counselors :
- Planning, preparing, and participating in the camp program (ESL classes, activities, evening programs)
- Creating and performing skits, songs, cheers, etc for the daily assembly (congress)

- Creating teaching aids (posters, charts, etc)

- Brainstorming new ideas for activities, bringing your experience and skills to the team
- Completing necessary paperwork (lesson plans, camper language reviews, etc)

Contributing to a positive work environment!

 

Term of employment: 7 - 14 days (Easter, Winter, or Autumn vacation),  2 weeks to 2 months (Summer Vacation)

Salary (before taxes) First Year Counselor : 880€ / month (26 working days)

Salary (before taxes) Returning Counselor : 1155€ / month (26 working days)

Position of : Head Language Counselor (Must speak English)

*Only veteran staff members are considered for this position.*

Required diplomas and minimum age are the same as Language Counselor position.


Reports to: Site Director

Overall responsibilities: Lead a team of counselors and manage the American Village program. Work as a team with the Site Director to reach decisions, complete tasks, solve problems, and ensure a fun, safe experience for the campers.

Key areas of responsibility :
Maintain established program goals of American Village : language immersion and cultural awareness.
Ensure the physical and emotional safety of the campers at all times.

Follow and enforce all policies setforth by Nacel/American Village (as presented in contract, code of conduct, staff handbook)
Manage and participate in the counselor team.
Ensure the essential aspects of the American Village program are carried out during each session.
Manage the program materials.
Communicate the program to the director on a daily basis.
Replace certain site director functions on his or her day(s) off, and contact him or her in case of emergency.
Communicate with American Village Administration.

Contribute to a positive work environment!

 

Term of employment: 7 days (Easter, Autumn Vacation), 1 to 2 months (Summer Vacation)

Salary (before taxes) First Year Head Language Counselor: 1265 € / month (26 days)

Salary (before taxes) Returning Head Language Counselor: 1342 € / month (26 days)

Position of : Village Director (English and French speaker)

Required Diploma :  BAFD stagiaire / titulaire or an equivalent

Minimum Age : 21 years old

 

Reports to: American Village Administration (Program Directors and Administrative Assistant)

Overall responsibilities: Manage an American Village Site (50 - 75 campers, 10-16 counselors, 1 assistant director) .

Key areas of responsibility :
Maintain the American Village program.
Follow and enforce all guidelines, policies and rules set forth by American Village/Nacel (as presented in contract, code of conduct, staff handbook)
Ensure the physical and emotional safety of the campers at all times.
Manage a multi-cultural counselor team.
Complete all necessary paperwork (basic computer skills are required : text, tables and management of a professional email address).
Be present in the camp program.
Manage the session budget (accounting) and do camp shopping.
Manage relations with on-site staff.
Maintain relations with chaperones (school groups in spring) and parents (summer).
Handle medical emergencies or problems.
Manage and supervise the use of program materials, including computers, cars.
Communicate with American Village Administration, and Nacel.
Create a positive work environment for your counselors.

 

Term of employment: 1 to 5 months

The application is available on the application process page.

For more details, please contact us at american.village@nacel.fr with "director's question" in the subject line.

 

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