Summer Job Openings at Frost Valley YMCA!

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding job at a values-driven organization? Frost Valley has a variety of positions available.

Current summer openings:

Summer applicants: Fill out our online Summer Staff and In-Training Application.

This is a current list of our open summer positions as of January 2021. Please email hr@frostvalley.org for the most current job openings. Also, if you are interested in year-round employment, you can view our current year-round positions

 

 

Adventure In-Training Coordinator

Dates:

June 12- Aug. 20, 2021

Ages:

21+ by June 20, 2021

Pay Rate:

Starting at $400/wk

Description:

Coordinators will work with a co-leader of the opposite gender to supervise and care for Counselor-in-Training (CiT) in loco parentis.  Coordinators must work well in a remote setting, away from Frost Valley resources and guidance.  The ability to foresee and prevent potential hazards and camper issues is crucial to leading a successful program.  Both of these programs are designed to be intensive leadership training experiences with a strong emphasis on group dynamics and working successfully as a team member.  It is up to the coordinator to facilitate these experiences and to guide the participants along the way.  This position oversees participants’ role creation of each experience, evaluation of participants and ensures that each person remains safe throughout the program. Facilitating a participant’s experience to be positive and insightful as well is crucial to this position. The successful candidate truly enjoys working with children of various Frost Valley programs.  

Certifications Required:

  • Minimum a Valid Wilderness First Aid through August 20th, 2021
  • Valid CPR by approved New York State provider within the last year
  • Valid and Clean drivers license and have had drivers license for at least 3 years

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to apply:

Fill out our online Summer Staff and In-Training Application. For more information, please contact Jessie Emmons, Director of Youth Development & Innovation at jemmons@frostvalley.org or 845-985-2291 x 305.

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Adventure Survival Camp Counselor

Dates:

June 12- Aug. 20, 2021

Ages:

18+ by June 20, 2021

Pay Rate:

Starting at $300/wk

Description:

 The Adventure Survival Camp Counselor will lead the successful development and implementation of programming and services for Adventure Survival Camp participants.  This will include the inventory and maintenance of survival/adventure-based equipment: including rucksacks, survival knives, ropes, canteens, headlamps, etc…   The ASC Counselor (alongside the Coordinator) will work to ensure that the ASC Summer Camp Department will achieve the highest standards and meet the mission of not only the Department, but the YMCA, the expectations of the staff and campers, and the best interests of Frost Valley.  

Certifications Required:

  • Minimum a Valid Wilderness First Aid through August 20th, 2021
  • Valid CPR by approved New York State provider within the last year

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to apply:

Fill out our online Summer Staff and In-Training Application. For more information, please contact Jessie Emmons, Director of Youth Development & Innovation at jemmons@frostvalley.org or 845-985-2291 x 305.

 

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Adventure Trip Leaders

Dates:

June 12- Aug. 20, 2021

Ages:

21+ by June 20, 2021

Pay Rate:

Starting at $400/wk

Description:

Adventure Trip Leaders will supervise and care for trip campers in loco parentis.  Trip Leaders must work well with a co-leader in a remote setting, away from Frost Valley YMCA resources and guidance.  The ability to foresee and prevent potential hazards and camper issues is crucial to leading a successful trip. Trip Leaders are responsible for preparing final logistics for each assigned trip and to ensure he/she has all of the equipment necessary to run a trip safely and successfully.  This position is also responsible for maintaining the gear and ensuring that equipment is being well cared for and correctly cleaned and used. Facilitating a camper’s experience to be positive and insightful is also crucial to this position. The successful candidate truly enjoys working with children of various Frost Valley programs and desires to share their love for the outdoors.    

Certifications Required:

  • Valid Wilderness First Responder through August 20th, 2021
  • Valid CPR by approved New York State provider within the last year
  • Valid and Clean drivers license and have had drivers license for at least 3 years

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to apply:

Fill out our online Summer Staff and In-Training Application. For more information, please contact Jessie Emmons, Director of Youth Development & Innovation at jemmons@frostvalley.org or 845-985-2291 x 305.

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Adventure Village Counselor

Dates:

June 12- Aug. 20, 2021

Ages:

18+ by June 20, 2021

Pay Rate:

Starting at $235/wk

Description:

The Adventure Village Counselor will supervise and care for campers in loco parentis.  Overseeing kids’ day to day needs and providing safe, fun entertainment and wholesome activities are an essential part of the job.  Counselors run programming specifically for kids interested in adventure activities (hiking, camping, climbing, canoeing, backpacking, outdoor living skills, LNT, etc) from the time the kids wake up in the morning to the time they go to bed in the evening. During the evening and night, counselors are expected to continue to ensure the safety and emotional well-being of the campers, even if it means providing care during the overnight period. In addition, counselors will plan, implement and evaluate all mini-trip components, including correctly, and safely, running the trip assigned to them. Mini-trips include 3-5 hiking and climbing Catskills.

Certifications Required:

  • Minimum a Valid Wilderness First Aid through August 20th, 2021
  • Valid CPR by approved New York State provider within the last year

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to apply:

Fill out our online Summer Staff and In-Training Application. For more information, please contact Jessie Emmons, Director of Youth Development & Innovation at jemmons@frostvalley.org or 845-985-2291 x 305.

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Arts & Crafts Counselor

Dates:

June 13- August 21, 2021

Ages:

18+

Pay Rate:

Starts at $225

Description:

Provide various arts & crafts activities for small groups of campers throughout their time at camp. Including but not limited to pottery, painting, screen printing, and candles

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to apply:

Fill out our online Summer Staff and In-Training Application. For more information, please contact Jessie Emmons, Director of Youth Development & Innovation at jemmons@frostvalley.org or 845-985-2291 x 305.

 

 

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Equestrian Counselors & Instructors

Dates:

June 6- August 21, 2021

Ages:

18+

Pay Rate:

Starting at $225/wk 

Description:

The Frost Valley YMCA Equestrian Team is looking for seasonal staff who want to share their enthusiasm for horses with children. Our multi-facility equestrian program has over 60 horses and provides instruction to riders of all skill levels. Our staff work as a team to teach campers, lead trail rides, provide care for horses, and make sure our campers have a safe, fun camp experience.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to apply:

Fill out our online Summer Staff and In-Training Application. For more information, please contact Jessie Emmons, Director of Youth Development & Innovation at jemmons@frostvalley.org or 845-985-2291 x 305.

 

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Farm Camp Counselor

Dates:

June 12- August 21, 2021 

Ages:

18 plus

Pay Rate:

$230-$245

Description:

Counselors are directly responsible for the supervision and care of campers participating at Frost Valley’s Farm Camp.  Skills/experiences that will help you succeed in this position include: a desire to work with children, gardening, animal care, environmental education, hiking, swimming, boating, archery, campfires, cooking, arts and crafts, group games, and team building. 

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to apply:

Fill out our online Summer Staff and In-Training Application. For more information, please contact Jessie Emmons, Director of Youth Development & Innovation at jemmons@frostvalley.org or 845-985-2291 x 305.

 

 

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Farm Camp Livestock Specialist

Dates:

May 30- Aug. 28, 2021 

Ages:

18 plus

Pay Rate:

$330

Description:

This position is directly responsible for the educational programming and care of the livestock at Farm Camp.  Daily responsibilities include; coordination and supervision of barn chores, development and delivery of creative livestock programming, development and implementation of specialty livestock programming, and being a positive part of the overall summer camp team.  This position may also stay in cabin with campers when needed. 

Required:

Past experience with livestock and animal husbandry

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to apply:

Fill out our online Summer Staff and In-Training Application. For more information, please contact Jessie Emmons, Director of Youth Development & Innovation at jemmons@frostvalley.org or 845-985-2291 x 305.

 

 

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Farm Camp Garden Manager

Responsible to:

East Valley Director

Classification:

Full-time, seasonal, salaried, exempt

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Ability to work long hours, including evenings
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with campers and fellow staff
  • Possess strong communication skills and group facilitation
  • Be able to multitask and handle a fast paced environment
  • A basic understanding of children/teens and the ability to develop positive relationships with them
  • Experience and desire to work with children
  • Committed to being a part of the Farm Camp team
  • Past experience with organic gardening techniques for production
  • Experience or willingness to learn small engine operation and maintenance including mowers, trimmers, and tillers
  • Strong and independent work ethic
  • Logistical ability required
  • A Clean US Driver’s License is preferred

General Description:

This position’s main function is to create educational programming and to care for the 2 acre garden area at the Farm Camp. This includes the management of a hoop house, row crops, berry crop, and 25 raised beds. Daily activities may include, but are not limited to; morning and afternoon chores facilitation, teaching gardening classes, planting, weeding, watering, composting, harvesting, mowing, trimming, general maintenance and clean up, and also participating as a member of the overall Farm Camp staff community. The Garden Manager may need to stay in yurt with campers during summer camp based on needs of the camp. The Garden Manager will also assist the Farm Property Manager with grounds, landscaping, general maintenance, and hay crop harvest throughout the season.

Responsibilities:

  • Planting, maintaining, and harvesting from the garden
  • Teaching, training, leading and supervising garden activities for summer camp and retreat guests
  • Stay overnight in a yurt with campers as necessary during the summer
  • Implement and follow all Covid-19 policies and procedures
  • Utilize organic growing techniques, tools, and practices
  • Create a safe and fun environment for campers and staff in the garden
  • Maintain an excellent relationship and coordinate efforts with the East Valley Director, Farm Camp Director, Property Manager, Chef, and all other staff
  • Cultivate an inviting and engaging learning environment
  • Maintain accurate harvest logs
  • Oversight and facilitation of morning and evening chore activities
  • Research and implement new ideas and practices in relation to organic gardening
  • Maintain the gardens visual appearance to the highest standard
  • Ensure all garden tools are maintained in good condition
  • Maintain the garden shed with a neat and organized appearance
  • Keep an accurate planting log and garden map along with a crop rotation plan
  • Assist Property Manager with general maintenance, landscape, and grounds aesthetics, and hay crop harvest and storage
  • Perform custodial duties in and around the garden area as needed
  • Maintain an ongoing list of garden activities and chores for staff, campers, and volunteers
  • Implement educational garden programming; ie food justice, farm to table, food miles, organic vs. conventional production, and food and garden preparation projects
  • Plan and coordinate harvests for Farm Camp kitchen, Closing Day Farmers Market, and Frost Valley Board Meeting Luncheon
  • Be a good role model for campers and staff.
  • Share your excitement and knowledge for farming and growing food
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements :

  • Walking and standing for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50pounds at times
  • Must be able to bend and kneel.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function Frost Valley’s mission is a values-driven organization that fosters youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility through outdoor educational and recreational programs for all. Consistent with the mission, Frost Valley YMCA seeks to create an atmosphere of ethical behavior founded in the principles of caring, community, diversity, honesty, inclusiveness, respect, responsibility, and stewardship. We furthermore seek to help all people:

  • Develop self-confidence, self-respect and an appreciation for one’s own worth.
  • Respect and appreciate the diversity of all humankind.
  • Promote the creation of partnerships that support positive change in our own communities and throughout the world.
  • Develop an appreciation for the natural environment and a commitment to stewardship of the earth’s finite resources.
  • Visualize a positive future and develop the initiative and leadership necessary to accomplish this vision.
  • Celebrate the cultural and natural heritage of the Catskills, encouraging opportunities that will cultivate a sense of place.

Dates:

May 3, 2021-October 1, 2021

Pay Rate:

$400 a week during the summer season and $12.50 an hour outside of the summer season.
Housing provided.

How to apply:

Please contact Katie Taylor, Frost Valley YMCA East Valley Director, for more information at ktaylor@frostvalley.org or (845) 985-2291 ext. 327.

 

 

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General Activities Counselors

Dates:

June 13- August 21, 2021

Ages:

18+

Pay Rate:

Starts at $225

Description:

General staff to assist the Activities team run programming for all campers. 

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to apply:

Fill out our online Summer Staff and In-Training Application. For more information, please contact Jessie Emmons, Director of Youth Development & Innovation at jemmons@frostvalley.org or 845-985-2291 x 305.

 

 

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Horse Barn Manager

Dates:

April- October 2021

Ages:

21+

Pay Rate:

$475/wk

Description:

The Horse Barn manager will oversee our barn of 30 horses located on our main campus. They will be responsible for the health and well-being of all horses as well as overseeing all lessons, instructors and staff at the barn. This role will involve riding. CHA Instructor certification required (can be achieved upon start). A clean US driver’s license for 3+ years is required. Experience pulling a trailer is a bonus!

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to apply:

Fill out our online Summer Staff and In-Training Application. For more information, please contact Jessie Emmons, Director of Youth Development & Innovation at jemmons@frostvalley.org or 845-985-2291 x 305.

 

 

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Lifeguard

Dates:

June 6 – August 28, 2021

Ages:

18+

Pay Rate:

Starts at $225 per week

Description:

Work as a lifeguard at our waterfront. Lifeguards will keep the waterfront safe, fun, and enriching. 

Training:

Red Cross lifeguard training provided, however, staff may come already certified. 

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to apply:

Fill out our online Summer Staff and In-Training Application. For more information, please contact Jessie Emmons, Director of Youth Development & Innovation at jemmons@frostvalley.org or 845-985-2291 x 305.

 

 

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Main Camp Garden Manager

Responsible to: 

Agriculture Manager and East Valley Director

Classification:  

Full-Time, Seasonal, Exempt

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Previous experience with gardening, botany, agriculture, or a related field preferred
  • Experience teaching or instructing classes
  • Experience and desire to work with children
  • A basic understanding of children/teens and the ability to develop positive relationships with them
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with fellow staff
  • Possess strong communication and group facilitation skills
  • Be able to multi-task and handle a fast-paced environment
  • Committed to being a part of the Frost Valley YMCA team
  • Independent work ethic and a sense of humor
  • Logistical ability required
  • Commit to daily, hard physical labor and sometimes adverse weather conditions
  • Be physically fit and have the ability to lift 50 lbs. 

General Description:

This position is perfect for a self-starter, who maintains a greenhouse, a 60 x 70-foot garden, a composting setup, small orchard, and an aquaponics system. This position requires enthusiasm and staff community/camper engagement.  Daily activities include maintaining garden areas, teaching gardening classes to campers and staff, and also participating as a member of the overall Frost Valley YMCA camp staff community.   

Responsibilities:

  • Plant, maintain and harvest crops with campers and weekend guests and helping maintain a log on the amounts of produce harvested then delivering produce to the dining hall and teaching kitchen
  • Use organic growing techniques, tools and practices and occasionally help repair broken equipment
  • Assist with weekly gardening activities including but not limited to: sowing, transplanting, weeding, watering, fertilizing, harvesting, composting, and pest control
  • Assist with custodial duties as needed in and around the garden including but not limited to: cleaning up greenhouse and garden areas at the end of the day and helping to maintain a tidy growing space
  • Become familiar with educational gardening programming (i.e. food justice, farm to table, food miles, organic vs. conventional production, urban farming, small scale, and food and garden preparation projects)
  • Lead gardening skills to campers and guests
  • Be a positive role model for campers and staff
  • Create a safe and fun environment for campers and guests in garden/greenhouse areas
  • Maintain a friendly, cooperative and professional relationship with all staff
  • Learn and impart new skills to campers, guests and staff
  • Maintain a safe work environment
  • Share personal excitement and knowledge about growing food
  • This position is required to live on-site in housing with campers and staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.

Frost Valley’s mission is a values-driven organization that fosters youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility through outdoor educational and recreational programs for all.

Consistent with the mission, Frost Valley YMCA seeks to create an atmosphere of ethical behavior founded in the principles of caring, community, diversity, honesty, inclusiveness, respect, responsibility, and stewardship. We furthermore seek to help all people:

  • Develop self-confidence, self-respect and an appreciation for one’s own worth.
  • Respect and appreciate the diversity of all humankind.
  • Promote the creation of partnerships that support positive change in our own communities and throughout the world.
  • Develop an appreciation for the natural environment and a commitment to stewardship of the earth’s finite resources.
  • Visualize a positive future and develop the initiative and leadership necessary to accomplish this vision.
  • Celebrate the cultural and natural heritage of the Catskills, encouraging opportunities that will cultivate a sense of place.

Updated: February 22, 2021

Dates:

June 12- August 20, 2021

Pay Rate:

$240  per week

How to Apply:

Please contact Katie Taylor, East Valley Director for more information at 845-985-2291, Ext. 327 or email ktaylor@frostvalley.org

 

 

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Ropes Staff

Dates:

June 6- August 28, 2021

Ages:

18+

Pay Rate:

Starts at $225 per week

Description:

Staff will run climbing, high ropes, low ropes, and all challenge course elements for our campers. 

Training:

All training provided on-site.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to apply:

Fill out our online Summer Staff and In-Training Application. For more information, please contact Jessie Emmons, Director of Youth Development & Innovation at jemmons@frostvalley.org or 845-985-2291 x 305.

 

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Seasonal Human Resources Assistant

Responsible to

Senior Director of Human Resources

Classification

Full-time, non-exempt, Seasonal/Summer

Qualifications

  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Extensive knowledge of computer software Microsoft OfficeSuite
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in daily operations, to conduct daily duties in a professional appearance and manner
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Ability to operate most standard office equipment
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly
  • Excellent spelling, grammar and written communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

General Description:

The Seasonal Human Resources Assistant is under the supervision of the Senior Director of Human Resources and is responsible for the administrative support of day-to-day Human Resources operations. Candidate must have strong organizational skills and general customer service experience. This position will work to the highest standards to meet the mission of not only the department, but the YMCA, the expectations of the staff and customers, and the best interests of Frost Valley. 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for administrative duties within a Human Resources department
  • Will be responsible for various aspects of the hiring and employment records process
  • Filing, copying and organizing various employee records
  • Coordinating with other departments to ensure proper employment paperwork has been processed
  • Process background checks, motor vehicle reports and Sex Offender Registry checks
  • Produce and maintain various spreadsheets
  • Assist in organizing and coordinating meetings with employees
  • Provide other administrative support as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times
  • Must be able to access and navigate each department at the organization’s facilities

Rate of Pay:

$12.50/hour

How to apply:

Submit application, cover letter, and resume to Keri-Ann Poley, Human Resources at kpoley@frostvalley.org or 845-985-2291 x 258

 

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Senior Counselors

Dates:

June 12th – August 28th 

Ages:

18+

Pay Rate:

$225 a week

Description:

Senior Counselors are responsible for the implementation and facilitation of Frost Valley YMCA’s camp programs.  This position is focused on the safety, planning and implementation of activities for our campers. Additional responsibilities include being a role model for our Junior Counselors, daily camper paperwork, attendance, behavior management, and basic parent communication.  A principal job function is to ensure that quality service is provided to all participants and families.

Certifications Required:

First Aid/CPR – done on-site

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to apply:

Fill out our online Summer Staff and In-Training Application. For more information, please contact Jessie Emmons, Director of Youth Development & Innovation at jemmons@frostvalley.org or 845-985-2291 x 305.

 

 

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