Jobs at Ipswich River

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Education Counselor - Ipswich River

Location: Topsfield, MA
Sanctuary: Ipswich River

Lead nature activities and act as a counselor in a natural history day camp for children ages 7 to 11. The camp emphasizes group cooperation, nature study, and experiential learning.  Each instructor develops his/her own lessons using field, forest, and wetland habitats on a wildlife sanctuary. Special activities include hiking uneven trails and canoeing the Ipswich River.


  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Education: B.A. or B.S. in education or related degree with appropriate work experience. Students studying education who have camp experience will be considered.
  • Experience in leading natural history activities relating to local environments in a camp setting.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and independently.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a minivan.
  • Ability to paddle a canoe and lift canoes on and off of a canoe rack.
  • Current certification in First Aid and CPR.
  • Successful candidate will must pass a background records check (CORI and SORI)

Compensation and Benefits

Salary starting at $13.75/hour

Additional Comments

Schedule: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., June 15–August 14, 2020

How to Apply

Send cover letter, résumé, and three references to: 

Scott Santino, Camp Director

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
87 Perkins Row
Topsfield, MA, 01983

Job# 2421

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