Silver Lake Nature Center is looking for an energetic and creative individual to teach our 2018 Summer Camp. This educator will work with the 6 to 14 year old campers. This is a nature-based camp that is both educational and fun. The camp itself will run for 9 weeks from June 25 to August 24, from 9 am to 4 pm with extended care. This position would be a full day from 8 am until 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday for the 9 camp weeks. Additional week of counselor training just prior to camp required, June 18 to June 22 from 10 am to 4 pm. Housing onsite is available.
At least 2 years of College; degree completion a plus
Background in environmental science and/or education preferred
Lifeguard certification a plus
Ability to work well with others
Experience working with children
Ability to sustain high energy levels and positive attitude throughout the camp
Passion for the mission of Silver Lake Nature Center (SLNC) which is to inspire connections with nature for people of all ages, interests, and abilities through education, recreation, preservation, research, and advocacy.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Keep calm during stressful situations
Plan and implement lesson plans for the 6-14 year old age group
Oversee and participate in environmental education programs for children
Help supervise campers and children during before care hours
Supervise Counselors-In-Training (CIT’s) assigned to your group
Lead interpretative hikes on our trails, arts and crafts activities, and cooperative games and sports
Maintain an organized and clean workspace, including supply closets, office, and areas used by campers
Be prompt with shift times, which are 8 am-4:30 pm Monday through Friday
Be present for all 9 weeks of camp
Remuneration for position: $500 stipend per week
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle and feel objects; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. The employee must be able to walk on rough surfaces outside in varying weather. Vision abilities required by this job include near and distance vision.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Background checks will be required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
If interested, please send resume and application to Kassandra Archer: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 215.785.3228.
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