Position: Summer Camp Counselor (Seasonal)
Description: We are seeking a highly self-motivated, creative,
organized, detail-oriented individual to run our nature-based summer camp. Focus
will be centered on developing activities/lessons and executing our summer day camp
for children ages 3 through grade 8. Seasonal staff is responsible for working
with other counselors to develop and implement age-appropriate lessons, oversee
and manage campers, prepare daily materials and activities and daily set-up/clean-up.
Staff will be responsible for keeping a portfolio of their lesson plans and
reports to the education department. Other assignments will include performing general
education programs (day camp, school programs, public demonstrations, etc.), animal
care and all other aspects of the Refuge.
Qualifications: Academic background (2 years minimum of college coursework
and/or degree preferable) in biology, ecology, education, environmental
studies, or related field; previous experience working with children and
animals, preferably in an outdoor setting; strong interest and enthusiasm for
the outdoors and sharing nature and the environment with others; good
communication skills with children and adults; and willingness to learn and
participate in various aspects of Refuge work. Must have the ability to hike 2 miles over
uneven terrain in hot and humid conditions. Knowledge of local flora and fauna
and previous experience working in a camp setting preferred. Canoe/kayak
experience desirable. First-Aid and CPR certification required. Valid driver’s
license and good driving record required. Must have own transportation. Must
pass a criminal background and sex offender check prior to start date.
Duration: 10 weeks
Start Date: mid-June (dates flexible) and run through the third week in August.
Hours: full time, weekdays 8am-4pm (40-hour week)
Compensation: starting at $8.50/hour
Application Procedure: Please send resume, cover letter and two
references by March 1, 2019 to Erin Rounds, Senior Educator, 4 Sawmill Road,
Medford, NJ 08055. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org