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st200 23Interviews are conducted via phone as well as over "face-to-face" tech such as Zoom, Skype, etc. During the interview, we will ask you a number of questions about your work experience, your general interests, and how you could foresee yourself handling a few circumstances that might occur at camp.

While we do share some details during the interview, this time is not designed to explain the basics of working at camp, so we recommend reviewing both the information on the website and any "preparing for your interview" information we will email you. The interview is, however, designed to answer important questions you may have, so we also recommend that you think about and create a list prior to the appointment. You should expect an initial phone screen/first interview to last anywhere from 15-35 minutes and a full interview to last anywhere from 30-60 minutes. 

 Click the PDF's below to read interview tips from some prior staff and hiring team members!


An Insight into Getting Hired

with Mark Prendergast       


A Chat about Staff Hiring

with Michelle Cyr

200pixpic015In the application form, we request that you provide contact details for three professional references and one personal reference. These individuals will not be contacted prior to your accepting an interview slot with our hiring team.

During the interview process, we will contact your references via email and ask them to complete an electronic reference form within 48-72 hours. Once we receive those forms, we will follow up with a phone call to complete the reference check.

It is courtesy to let your references know that we'll be getting in touch. Please help us facilitate your hiring timeline by letting your references know how important it is for them to get back to us once they are contacted!

Your 3 professional references should be completed by people who know you in a professional, leadership, child-care or academic capacity (coaches, work supervisors, teachers, internship preceptors or clergy are some examples). They can not be from friends, peers, RAs in your dorm, student officers in a club you belong to, coworkers, or anyone who can provide you with only a social/character reference. If you aren't sure if a reference is appropriate, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PS: Definitely check out our Staff Guide to Summer @ Starfish! Hear from staff alumni where their Starfish summer led, and learn more about what a Starfish summer can do for you while you're busy at camp changing lives. Click the image to open a FlipGorilla interactive flipbook


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