Environmental Educator/ Camp Counselor – Older Campers (age 10 to 15) - Cam BNC - Mass Audubon

 

Job Description

The Boston Nature Center Day Camp is filled with gardening, hiking outdoors, teambuilding and lots more. We are looking for staff members that are excited about working with older children and are passionate about connecting them with nature. Each day will be filled with hands-on nature activities, experiments and crafts, exploration of the 67 acre wildlife sanctuary and taking part in the larger camp community through songs, skits and large group games. Instructors will have small groups of campers who range in age from 10 – 13 and will work with a team of other instructors, and volunteers. This position may include implementing our Leaders in Training program. Staff members would be responsible for running one week sessions with our 14-15 year old campers and teaching team building, professional skills, and other leadership skills.

Join our staff who enjoy learning and working together in a wonderful camp setting. Camp counselors supervise campers’ health and safety, promote positive youth development, teach nature-based activities and communicate with staff and supervisors. Staff will be responsible for planning, and preparing daily lessons that include age-appropriate nature lessons games and crafts. Training includes natural history elements as well as teaching techniques.

Apply by: March 18 2018

Details

Camp/Organization: Camp BNC - Mass Audubon (ACA Accredited)

Location: Boston, MA

Type of Position: General Staff

Time Frame: Seasonal

Salary: Compensation and Benefits: $14/$16 per hour depending on experience

Requirements

Qualifications: Applicants should be at least 18 years of age, have experience working with young children, and a sense of fun. Environmental Education experience and/or past camp experience are very helpful. While knowledge of environmental studies, biology, education or related fields is greatly appreciated we encourage applicants with a diversity of academic interests to apply. Must have the ability to lead groups over rough terrain and be able to work both cooperatively and independently. Demonstrated ability to promote and respect diversity of ethnic, cultural, linguistic backgrounds and, physical and mental disabilities. Applicants must have CPR/First aid certification or willing to obtain (training will be available). CORI, SORI checks required.

Additional Information

Schedule: Training June 12-14 and 18-22. Camp runs Monday – Friday, June 25 – August 31 Greater Boston residents are strongly encouraged to apply. Every inquiry will be treated confidentially To inquire about this position: Send resume, cover letter, and names and phone numbers of 3 references to: Kim Baker Boston Nature Center 500 Walk Hill Street Boston, MA 02126 kbaker@massaudubon.org Detailed job description available upon request.

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