Camp Trip Leader

Location: Lincoln, MA
Sanctuary: Drumlin Farm

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

Drumlin Farm Camp is full of outdoor exploration, teambuilding, games, and much more. We are looking for caring, enthusiastic staff to lead nature activities, teambuilding games, and day and overnight field trips around New England for campers ages 12-14. This position will work at Drumlin Farm Camp (Lincoln, MA), Habitat Nature Camp (Belmont, MA) and explore natural areas around New England.

Join a positive, welcoming staff community in a beautiful place to share your love of nature with youth!  

Greater Boston and Worcester residents are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Co-lead small groups of campers ages 12-14 on nature explorations, hikes, and outdoor adventures including overnight camping trips. Design and deliver lessons on human interactions with nature, natural history, and climate change as well as teambuilding games and hands-on activities;
  • Supervise camper health and safety, pro-actively communicate with caregivers and staff, and provide mentorship and care for campers;
  • Participate in mandated, paid camp training and utilize learning including: natural history, communication, group management, health and safety, and teaching techniques.

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 with at least one year of experience supervising children/youth;
  • Must enjoy working with children/youth, be able to work both cooperatively and independently, be flexible and responsible;
  • Must have the ability to lead groups over rough terrain and support camper and self-care during overnight camping trips;
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and respect diversity;
  • Must have CPR/First Aid certifications current through August 2022 or willing to obtain before June (we will offer a class).

Nice to Have’s:

  • Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder;
  • We encourage applicants with a diversity of interests and work experience to apply. Interest or studies in environmental science, education, psychology, biology, agriculture, earth sciences, climate justice, or related fields are helpful;
  • Experience driving a 12-passenger van;
  • Experience leading and/or planning service, camping or similar overnight trips.

Compensation & Benefits

This position’s base compensation range is $14.50-17.50 per hour; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements.

By working at camp, you can develop lifelong friendships, leadership, teaching, and risk management skills as you change kids’ lives every day. Play outside as you guide the future stewards of our planet, plus perks like:

  • First Aid / CPR training – free class offered to staff in June
  • Mass Audubon membership & reciprocity with New England museums, non-profits and cultural centers
  • Pro-deal discounts on outdoor clothing, equipment, and more
  • American Camping Association (ACA) membership option
  • Network with Mass Audubon staff (conservation, education, climate science, sustainable agriculture)

This is not a benefits eligible position.

Additional Information

Work Schedule: 
Monday-Tuesday: day trips from Drumlin Farm or Habitat, 8am–4pm.
Wednesday-Friday: three-day, two-night camping trip in different areas of New England.
Training (paid): June 6-17 
Camp: June 20-August 19 (additional dates available)

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

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Meghan Haslam
Job# 3605