Ecologists Instructor - Habitat Nature Day Camp

Location: Belmont, MA

Explore, question, connect is the motto of Habitat Nature Day Camp where we spend the summer helping campers develop a kinship with the natural world and each other.  Ecologists instructors co-teach the program for 24 campers, ages 10-12, that focuses on ecological principles, team building and outdoor skills.  For more information about the Ecologists program, check out our camp brochure at https://www.massaudubon.org/content/download/2226/22892/file/Habitat_Camp2021_final_web.pdf

Responsibilities

  • Protect the physical and emotional welfare of campers, fellow staff, and self and identify safety issues related to camp program
  • Work with peers to develop and teach natural history lesson plans and prepare materials as needed
  • Supervise camp groups in all types of indoor and outdoor environments (forest, field, pond)
  • Have the ability to lead groups over rough terrain
  • Maintain an organized work environment and participate in daily camp cleaning tasks
  • Assume additional related duties as requested
  • Appropriately address and communicate with campers and families

Qualifications

  • We encourage applicants with a diversity of interests and work experience to apply, interest or studies in environmental science, education, psychology, biology, agriculture, food justice, or related fields are helpful
  • Be at least 21 years of age and at least two years’ experience supervising pre-teens, especially in an outdoor setting
  • 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
  • Pass a background records check (CORI, SORI)
  • Must enjoy working with children/youth, be able to work both cooperatively and independently, be flexible and responsible
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and respect diversity
  • Must have community CPR/First Aid certifications current through August 2021 or willing to obtain before June (we will offer a class)

Compensation and Benefits

Starting at $14/hour depending on experience.

Additional Comments

Position runs for 12 weeks, Monday through Friday, 8:15 am-4:15 pm

Training (paid): June 14-22

Summer camp: June 23-September 3 

Greater Boston and Worcester residents are strongly encouraged to apply. Every inquiry will be treated confidentially. A detailed job description is available upon request.

How to Apply

Please email cover letter and resume, list of three references and Mass Audubon Employment Application (can be found on Mass Audubon website under the Jobs page) to:

Jane Higgins, Camp Director
Job# 3402

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