Lead Day Camp Counselor
March 7, 2023
BNC Camp at West Roxbury is seeking individuals to foster experiential nature-based learning for campers. We aim to promote positive youth development, stewardship for the environment, and a respectful and inclusive safe space for all our campers.
Perks of Working at Mass Audubon: Free First Aid/CPR training class offered to staff in June “Pro- Deal” discounts on outdoor clothing, equipment and more Network with Mass Audubon staff (Conservation, Education, Climate Science, etc.) Training in Natural History & Classroom Management
Qualifications: At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don't believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. Required qualifications as per MA DPH regulations, American Camp Association Standards and Mass Audubon Policy: Must be 18 + Have 4+ weeks experience working with children (including, but not limited to: babysitting: volunteer or otherwise, and experience with younger siblings) Must hold current First Aid and CPR certifications OR be willing to obtain them before the start of the summer Participate in mandated, paid camp training and utilize learning including: natural history, communication, group management, health and safety, and teaching techniques
Desired Qualifications: Have a strong interest or related education experience in Environmental Studies, Biology, Conservation, Education, or related field Familiarity with regional natural history, marine biology, wildlife conservation, or other applicable natural history topics Essential Functions: Be willing to manage a group outdoors for six hours a day in most weather conditions Easily and physically access sanctuary terrain Ability to effectively interact with others, especially children, in camp’s youth-centered environment Ability to adapt to changes in schedule and work assignment Emotionally resilient All Mass Audubon Camp Staff undergo mandatory training prior to interacting with campers. Training includes: Natural History, Lesson Planning, Behavior Management, Games, and so much more. If you have a strong desire to work with campers in an outdoor environment, and are interested in learning how to teach and effectively lead groups, please apply.
Company: Mass Audubon
Location: West Roxbury, MA
ACA Accredited: Yes
Time Frame: Seasonal
Type of Position: Director
Day or Night: Day
Salary: Not Specified
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