Camp Program Coordinator

Location: Marshfield, MA
Sanctuary: North River

About Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.

About This Position

Join our team of enthusiastic staff to teach campers ages 4.5-14 about the nature and wildlife of Massachusetts. Program Coordinator works closely with the Camp Director in all programmatic, safety, and administrative components of camp and is responsible for camp when the Camp Director is not present. The Program Coordinator supervises camp staff and camp activities and offers guidance and support as needed. While the Program Coordinator will not be assigned to a specific group each week they will be expected to fill in as needed to help make up for staff absences. Program Coordinator will work with our Camp Director and camp team to ensure that age-appropriate lessons and hands-on activities are planned, prepared, and conducted; and lead explorations, stories, crafts, nature games and activities such as forest exploration, insect studies and ponding as needed.

Visit www.massaudubon.org/northrivercamp to find North River’s camp brochure and learn more.

Position is scheduled beginning the week of June 13 through August 19.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design and implement a nature education program for children that reflects Mass Audubon’s mission;
  • Plan sessions, including hikes, exploration activities, nature crafts, stories, songs, etc.; 
  • Provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for children; 
  • Serve as a vital bridge between camp staff and the camp director; 
  • Maintain the physical environment of camp by assisting with and delegating housekeeping tasks; 
  • Facilitate in-service trainings for camp staff throughout the summer; 
  • Spend up to 6 hours daily outdoors with participants during all kinds of weather; 
  • Maintain schedule as determined by the Camp Director; 
  • Be available for training and all eight weeks of the program.  

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. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:

Must Have’s:

  • Must be at least 20 years old;
  • Bachelor’s Degree (completed or in progress) in Environmental Education, Early Childhood Education, or equivalent experience/knowledge;
  • Have at least three seasons' experience supervising children;
  • Must enjoy being with children and convey that enthusiasm;
  • Ideal candidates are patient, friendly, adaptable, and have experience creating an inclusive environment for people of all abilities and backgrounds;
  • Have the ability to lead walks on rough terrain, and develop and implement nature-based games, crafts, explorations and activities;
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication with adults;
  • Current certification in Child and Adult CPR and Basic First Aid required.

Compensation & Benefits

Hourly salary starting at $17/hr, based on experience and position requirements. Paid training is provided. Limited housing available for $25/wk. As temporary seasonal employees, staff are paid for only the scheduled hours worked, and may be asked to take unpaid leave depending on camp enrollment.

This is not a benefits eligible position.

Additional Information

Work Schedule: 
Mandatory training begins June 13, all new staff are required to attend this training. 40 hours per week. Paid training is provided.

Other Requirements:

Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.

COVID-19 Considerations

Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status will be required immediately upon hire. This should also include a booster shot if it has been 5 months since you were initially vaccinated.

Mass Audubon's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice

Mass Audubon's mission is to "protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife" by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Jacqui Shuster, Camp Director
Job# 3629