Jobs at Felix Neck

Mass Audubon offers a work environment that is challenging, yet flexible. Our compensation and benefits program is competitive, including a 403(b) plan and generous paid time off. Every inquiry will be treated confidentially. Mass Audubon is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Junior Environmental Educators / Day Camp Counselors

Location: Vineyard Haven, MA
Sanctuary: Felix Neck

Assist Environmental Educators/ Day Camp Counselors with guidance, instruction and supervision of campers ages 4 - 13 in accordance with Mass Audubon’s educational goals, American Camp Association standards, and the state’s health and safety regulations. Junior staff will lead games; act as role models, assist in maintaining safety, and help children make friends and feel comfortable outdoors in nature. Junior Day Camp Counselors will have the opportunity to observe different instruction styles and lead activities such as explorations, stories, crafts, nature games, seashore walks, insect studies, and ponding under the supervision of an instructor.

Responsibilities

  • Protect the physical and emotional welfare of campers, fellow staff, and self
  • Prepare materials for activities
  • Lead songs and games for campers
  • Maintain an organized work environment and participate in daily Sanctuary cleaning tasks
  • Assume additional related duties as requested

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be at least 16 years old by July 2, 2018.
  • Have experience and enjoy working with children and be creative and flexible
  • Have a strong interest in natural science, wildlife and/or outdoor education
  • Show an interest in designing and implementing nature-based activities including games and crafts
  • Have certifications in community CPR (child and adult levels) and basic first aid current through August 2018 or be willing to obtain before July 2, 2018, lifeguard certification is a plus.
  • Provide documented proof of immunity or vaccination record as mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and complete the camp’s health form and waiver 
  • Provide the camp with a work permit from their school administrator (obtain once hired)
  • Be available July 2 - August 17, 2018 for 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm. Potential option to work through August 31, 2018).
  • As temporary seasonal employees, staff are paid only for the scheduled hours worked and may be asked to take unpaid leave depending on camp enrollment.
  • Favorable completion of both the Criminal and Sex Offender Record Information (expanded CORI & SORI) according to the Mass Audubon’s guidelines is necessary for employment.  A private firm will perform out-of-state resident background checks

Compensation and Benefits

$11.50 per hour

Additional Comments

Essential Functions: Applicants must be able to:

  • Visually identify safety issues related to camp operation
  • Monitor camp groups in all types of indoor and outdoor environments (forest, field, pond, shore) and look and listen for key safety concerns and alerts
  • Navigate, run, and play on trails, and easily access all areas of Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary by foot
  • Communicate with campers and their families in an appropriate way 

How to Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Josey Kirkland
Job# 2919