What to put on your resume or application after working at Guard Up

Every year, we are able to make our exciting classes and educational adventures possible with the help of a large number of highly creative staff, students, and volunteers (we call them Guardians). These individuals work hard and learn a great deal during their time with us.

We are not like most schools and summer camps… our Guardians need to think on their feet, work very long hours, improvise solutions, and find creative ways to educate our Heroes.  We are very selective on who we invite to work with our company. The bar is high and our Guardians surpass it each time.

We know that many of you may go on to other positions or careers – or apply to colleges or academies.  In order to help you make this transition as easy as possible, we have created summaries of what to put on your resume or college application that you can copy and paste.

Feel free to contact us if you need a reference.

Thank you for all of your hard work in helping our campers become heroes!

 

Junior Instructor Training Program

Participated in Junior Instructor Training Program, a class designed to promote confidence, life skills and leadership in working as a future employee.  As part of the class Junior Instructors shadow and assist instructors in the classroom while working directly with students as positive role models.

  • Worked with groups of peers on completing tasks designed to foster creative problem solving.
  • Took part in regular exercises to promote public speaking, team building and leadership.
  • Participated in regular role plays to promote comfortability with classroom management and behavior identification.
  • Completed curriculum on conflict management.
  • Worked with peers to design proposals for group projects. Created timeline and procedure for approved project and followed steps to completion.
  • Worked with instructors to design curriculum for story based education, and sword classes.
  • Worked with instructors to help supervise and entertain student groups.
  • Acted as mentor and positive role model for students ages 4-6, 7-12, 12-17 (choose those that apply) years of age.
  • Trained in positive coaching and cue development.
  • Learned and applied active listening skills.
  • Gave and received constructive criticism and feedback.


Game Design Class

Participated in the Game Design Class, a class designed to promote creative thinking, reflective analytical skills and leadership in working through the medium of game design.  As part of the class students Design their own games to be run in classes and  assist instructors in game based classes while working directly with students.

  • Worked with groups of peers on completing tasks designed to foster creative problem solving.
  • Took part in regular exercises to promote reflection and critical thinking.
  • Designed original games every week, to demonstrate knowledge of subject matter.
  • Completed curriculum on formal models of Game Design across gaming media
  • Worked with peers to design proposal for group project. Created timeline and procedure for approved project and followed steps to completion.
  • Worked with instructors to design curriculum for story based education, and sword classes.
  • Worked with instructors to help supervise and entertain student groups.
  • Learned and applied active listening skills.
  • Gave and received constructive criticism and feedback.

 

Assistant Instructor, Guard Up, Inc

Worked as an Assistant Instructor in a recurring weekly role at Guard Up Family Swordsmanship. Primary job functions included supporting instructors, supervising students, and facilitating a weekly class curriculum built around a specific subject matter.

  • Worked directly under the Director of Instructors
  • Attended weekly training on leadership and career development
  • Attended bi-weekly training on duties and responsibilities alongside instructors and supervisors
  • Supported instructors in their classrooms with management and supervision of upwards of 15 children (ages ranging from 4 – 18)
  • Worked with a diverse group of peers and adults
  • Co-designed and co-executed curriculum in the classroom: area of curriculum varies from social skills to Olympic fencing to personal development to history to body mechanics
  • ***Add in any specific training that was needed or used based on the class you assisted in (fencing, historic weapons, social education, etc.)

 

Instructor, Guard Up Inc.

Worked as a Hero Maker (Instructor) with primary job function being the education and coaching of students in story based sword classes. All classes were immersive with the primary modality focusing on positive framing and character development.

  • Reported directly to the Director and Assistant Director of Instructors
  • Attended weekly trainings on classroom leadership and student development
  • Assessed all students for progress and goal orientation while evaluating for appropriateness in current group dynamics. When applicable encouraged and prepared students for advanced classroom placement.
  • Managed several classes per week, worked both on and off site events catering to many demographics of students with varying degrees of skill.
  • Facilitated private lessons to help students advance their skills and accomplish their goals.
  • Co-designed classroom curriculum and development incorporating both social and technical skills to develop healthy, capable and confident students.
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR
  • Certified in Guard Up’s Positive Coaching and Technique and Cue based teaching modalities.

 

Counselor in Training, Wizards & Warriors Camp

Worked as a Monster Camper (Counselor-In-Training) for 5 weeks at Wizards & Warriors/Zombie Summer camp. Primary job functions included supporting counselors, supervising campers, and facilitating creation and execution of a live-action, education-based role playing adventure.

  • Worked directly under the Program Director and Logistics Director
  • Attended a three day intensive training with peers and supervisors
  • Designed and implemented scenes and roleplays
  • Supported counselors in managing and supervising upwards of 15 children
  • Worked with a diverse group of peers to self-review daily assignments
  • Helped clean and organize a large collection of costumes and props
  • Received ongoing training and check-ins from supervisors and directors
  • Researched and portrayed living characters from history, mythology, and literature
  • Supported the camp in delivering academic education to children ranging from 3rd grade to high school: subject matters ranging from biology to physics to history

 

Summer Camp Counselor, Wizards & Warriors Camp

Worked as summer Hero Guide (counselor) with primary job functions being the health, safety, direction and mentoring of young Heroes (campers) in a story and game based summer camp setting.

  • Supervised, taught, mentored and served as a positive role model for children 6-18 years of age.
  • Facilitated and lead group educational activities based on provided curriculum and imaginative play.
  • Responsible for the health, safety, well-being, and happiness of campers.
  • Observed campers’ behavior, enforced safety regulations, emergency procedures, and applied behavior management techniques.
  • Recognized, encouraged and responded to opportunities for group problem solving.
  • Worked as part of a team of approximately 25 counselors supervising and programming for approximately 120 campers.
  • Worked with co-counselor and camp logistics team to determine day’s activities.
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR.
  • Took part in week long staff training to learn methods in positive coaching, behavior management, team building, and group dynamics.
  • Encouraged and facilitated respectful and appropriate role play between camper characters, and non player characters.
  • Assisted campers in maintaining camp schedule and attending to daily needs.
  • Researched and portrayed living characters from history, mythology, and literature.
  • Assisted in the design and implementation of a story-based educational curriculum.
  • Incorporated improvisational acting and problems solving to help adjust the story according to the campers actions.

 

Junior Counselor, Wizards & Warriors Camp

Worked as Junior Counselor assisting Hero Guides (counselors) in supervising, engaging and mentoring young Heroes (campers) in a story, education, and game based summer camp setting. Position lasted 6 weeks and included opportunities to lead camper groups, apply behavior management techniques and devise curriculum with the support of camp counselors.

  • Worked with counselors to supervise, mentor and act as positive role model for children 6-17 years of age.
  • Worked with counselors and camp logistics team to determine day’s activities.
  • Recognized, encouraged and responded to opportunities for group problem solving.
  • Engaged and encouraged campers in imaginative role play.
  • Assisted in the design and implementation of a story-based educational curriculum.
  • Incorporated improvisational acting and problems solving to help adjust the story according to the campers actions.
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR.
  • Took part in week long staff training to learn methods in positive coaching, behavior management, team building, and group dynamics.
  • Encouraged and facilitated respectful and appropriate role play between camper characters, and non player characters.
  • Assisted campers in maintaining camp schedule and attending to daily needs.
  • Lead groups of campers in various activities with support of counselors.

 

Junior Logistics, Wizards & Warriors Camp

Worked as Junior Logistics assisting Logistics  in supervising, designing and enacting plot for over 100 young Heroes (campers) in a story based educational game summer camp.  Position lasted 6 weeks and included opportunities to lead camper groups, design original games,  and devise education curriculum with the support of camp counselors.

  • Worked with counselors to supervise, mentor and act as positive role model for children 6-17 years of age.
  • Worked with counselors and camp logistics team to determine day’s activities.
  • Recognized, encouraged and responded to opportunities for group problem solving.
  • Engaged and encouraged campers in imaginative role play.
  • Assisted in the design and implementation of a story-based educational curriculum.
  • Incorporated improvisational acting and problems solving to help adjust the story according to the campers actions.
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR.
  • Took part in week long staff training to learn methods in positive coaching, behavior management, group dynamics, interactive theater, and game design.
  • Encouraged and facilitated respectful and appropriate role play between camper characters, and non player characters.
  • Assisted campers in maintaining camp schedule and attending to daily needs.
  • Lead groups of campers in original game and story based activities with support of counselors.
  • Researched and portrayed living characters from history, mythology, and literature
  • Supported the camp in delivering academic game based education to children ranging from 3rd grade to high school: subject matters ranging from biology to physics to history


Camp Administrator, Wizards & Warriors Camp

Worked with Camp Director to facilitate the success of all camp programs.  Position included managing and supervising camp staff to provide campers with safe, fun and educational summer programming. With various management and leadership duties required.

  • Work with Camp Director to ensure the health, safety and well-being of both campers and staff.
  • Facilitated daily planning meetings with camp logistics team.
  • Responsible for daily camp attendance, which included staff, overnight campers, and day campers.
  • Worked with kitchen staff to ensure needs of campers and staff were met.
  • Worked as liaison between vendors and Camp Owner.
  • Worked with town offices and host sites to ensure successful camp inspection.
  • Organized and ran emergency procedure drills with campers and staff.
  • Acted as Health Care Supervisor when needed.
  • Contacted camper parents in regards to attendance, paperwork, and camper behavior.
  • Managed staff chore, time off, and bus schedules.
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR.
  • Worked with Camp Director to conduct staff training.
  • Worked with Camp Director to manage and supervise a team of approximately 25 camp staff.
  • Worked with Camp Program Director to design and implement educational curriculum.
  • Incorporated improvisational acting and problems solving to help adjust the story according to the campers actions.