Seasonal Full Time Assistant Camp Director – Medfield, MA

Seasonal Full Time Assistant Camp Director – Medfield, MA

June 14, 2022

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The Opportunity.

The Assistant Camp Director position at Rocky Woods is a seasonal role. The typical schedule for the full-time Assistant Camp Director is a 40-hour work week, Monday through Friday for the season. The camp season runs from June 27– August 12. This position will run until August 26. The Assistant Camp Director is responsible for aiding the Camp Director in all essential administrative functions, as well as joining camper groups (ages 5-9) which require an additional team member for supervision purposes. This position is eligible for a signing and retention bonus(es).

 

In this role you will:
● Assist the Camp Director in managing the daily routines of Rocky Woods Nature Camp. Includes: compiling rosters and camper information pages; providing support to Camp Educators; attending all weekly staff meetings; and coordinating group schedules.
● Attend the American Camp Association (ACA) New Camp Director Workshop to gain Camp Director certification before the beginning of the camp season, act as backup Camp Director in the event of the Camp Director’s absence.
● Communicate with camper parents regarding camp questions and basic camper information, in coordination with the Camp Director.
● Attend training for and act as the Health Care Supervisor, along with the Camp Director and other select camp staff.
● In coordination with the Camp Director, act as a primary contact for camper health and/or behavioral issues, and all camp-related activities that require direction and/or assistance.
● Assist, lead and mentor Camp Educators during their training week  in coordination with the Camp Director.
● Assist with camp set-up & break down.
● Perform daily camp staff chores to organize and prepare for each day.
● Ensure safety of campers and staff by closely following all COVID-19 protocols.
● Meet periodically with the Camp Director to evaluate experience and performance.
● Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.

 

Additional Comments/Information:

  About the Rocky Woods Nature Camp Program:  Rocky Woods Nature Camp is a children’s day camp located at Rocky Woods in Medfield, MA. Rocky Woods is a year-round destination for outdoor lovers and a prized habitat for songbirds, bullfrogs, beavers, and painted turtles. At camp, we have an interdisciplinary, hands-on approach to learning, in the fields and forests, the ponds, and the nature trails. Our unique camp connects children to the land, and the natural systems that support us all, while spending time outdoors, exploring, making friends, and having fun.   To prevent the infection and spread of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, The Trustees of Reservations requires that all successful applicants show proof of full vaccination by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted. Applicants who believe they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, sincerely-held religious belief, or otherwise should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information on your application materials.   About The Trustees The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. Our passion is to protect and share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures under our care. We are funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 70,000 member households.   In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of its team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.   We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Requirements:

  Reliable transportation, Must be fully available for camp prep and staff training week and all 7 weeks of camp; must be able to be onsite between the hours of 8AM and 4PM Monday-Friday, A satisfactory criminal background check (CORI and SORI), Community CPR and Basic First Aid certifications, Able and willing to work outdoors in variable weather conditions, Able and willing to wear a mask and conform to all COVID-19 best practices, The Assistant Camp Director must be at least 21 years old.   The Trustees offers competitive compensation, as well as the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors and the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever   Please provide a resume summarizing your education and work history, a cover letter telling us a little about yourself, and a statement of purpose describing your philosophy of education and your interest in working at Rocky Woods. Applications will not be reviewed without these supporting documents.

Suggested Experience:

Qualifications: ● A Bachelor’s degree in environmental or agricultural education, the sciences, education, or other relevant course of study is preferred, but not required ● Two seasons previous experience working as a camp counselor, classroom teacher, or informal educator with children ages 5-9 ● Completion of the ACA New Camp Director Workshop (provided by the Trustees if not previously earned) ● Must be outgoing, have a willingness to learn, and bring unbridled joy and enthusiasm to work every day ● Must have experience with and enjoy working with children in an outdoor setting ● Knowledge of or interest in nature-based education, local flora and fauna, and sustainability ● The physical and mental wherewithal to teach outdoors, sometimes under difficult circumstances ● A familiarity with Rocky Woods and The Trustees     Reliable transportation, Must be fully available for camp prep and staff training week and all 7 weeks of camp; must be able to be onsite between the hours of 8AM and 4PM Monday-Friday, A satisfactory criminal background check (CORI and SORI), Community CPR and Basic First Aid certifications, Able and willing to work outdoors in variable weather conditions, Able and willing to wear a mask and conform to all COVID-19 best practices, The Assistant Camp Director must be at least 21 years old,   The Trustees offers competitive compensation, as well as the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors and the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever   Please provide a resume summarizing your education and work history, a cover letter telling us a little about yourself, and a statement of purpose describing your philosophy of education and your interest in working at Rocky Woods. Applications will not be reviewed without these supporting documents.


Details

Company: The Trustees

Location: Medfield MA

ACA Accredited: Yes

Time Frame: Seasonal

Type of Position: Director

Day or Night: Day

Salary: Not Specified

Application Deadline:


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