Day Camp Instructor
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
Are you looking to combine your love of the outdoors and working with children this summer on beautiful scenic Cape Cod?
Wellfleet Bay Nature Day Camp resides on our 1100-acre coastal wildlife sanctuary and is seeking individuals to foster experiential nature-based learning for campers. We aim to promote positive youth development, stewardship for the environment, and a respectful and inclusive safe space for all our campers. Children will range from grades K-8, and staff will most likely work with similar age groups all summer.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Working with a partner to develop, plan, and implement age-appropriate nature-based lessons and daily activities for children.
- Supervise camper welfare, safety, and group management.
- Easily and physically access all areas of Wellfleet Bay’s Wildlife Sanctuary by foot
- Communicate with other staff, campers and their families in an appropriate way
- Ability to abide by current Massachusetts health/safety guidelines throughout the camp day.
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:
- Experience working with children outdoors, or in an educational setting.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must have the ability to lead groups over rough terrain in various weather conditions.
- Have strong interest or related education in Environmental Studies, Biology, Conservation, Education, or related field.
- Familiarity with Cape Cod natural history, marine biology, wildlife conservation, or other surrounding natural history topics.
- Must be First Aid and CPR certified in Child, Infant and Adult before first day of work. (Training with Mass Audubon may be available.)
- Lifeguard certification is highly encouraged for two of the positions available.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation: Salary starting at $15/hour with potential for increase based on experience.
Housing on-site may be available.
This is not a benefits eligible position.
Work Schedule: Full-Time/Seasonal; 40hrs per week, 8am-4pm through June 20, 2022 -August 26, 2022
Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.
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 cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: