Environmental Educator / Day Camp Counselor - North River Nature Camp

Location: Marshfield, MA
Sanctuary: North River

Join our team of enthusiastic staff to teach campers ages 4.5 -14 about the nature and wildlife of Massachusetts. Provide guidance, instruction and supervision of campers in accordance with Mass Audubon’s educational goals, American Camp Association standards, and the state’s health and safety regulations. Work cooperatively to plan, prepare and conduct age appropriate lessons and hands-on activities. Lead explorations, stories, crafts, nature games and activities such as forest exploration, insect studies and ponding. Programs focus on nature, ecological research, community service, and teambuilding activities. Some camp session activities may include overnight campouts and off-site field trips.

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

Responsibilities

  • Work with lead educators to plan, develop, and teach a variety of outdoor and hands-on activities, games, crafts and songs,
  • Co-lead campers, ages 4.5 through 14 in exploring fields, forests and marsh, and hiking trails in small groups,
  • Supervise camper health and safety, pro-actively communicate with parents and staff, and provide leadership for campers and teen counselors in training,
  • Participate in mandated camp training and utilize learning including: natural history, communication, group management and teaching techniques specific to our camp,
  • Assume additional related duties as requested.

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old,
  • Have at least one season experience supervising children,
  • Must enjoy being with children and convey that enthusiasm,
  • Ideal candidates are patient, friendly and have experience with people of different abilities and backgrounds,
  • Have the ability to lead walks on rough terrain, and develop and implement nature-based games, crafts, explorations and activities,
  • Verbally communicate well with adults,
  • Current certification in Community CPR and Basic First Aid required; we can assist you in finding courses,
  • Helpful to have earned or be studying toward a degree in education, psychology, environmental education or life/earth sciences, or have equivalent work experience,
  • Must pass a background records check (CORI and SORI).

Compensation and Benefits

Hourly salary starting at $15.00/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.

Additional Comments

Position is scheduled beginning the week of June 14 through September 3. 

Mandatory training begins June 14, all new staff are required to attend this training.  Counselors must be available Monday – Friday, June 28 through September 3, 8am-4pm.  40 hours per week.

How to Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Jacqui Shuster
(781) 837-9400
Job# 3369

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