Naturalist

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Address:

Seattle, WA
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Purpose:

Deliver top-notch educational programs for youth through Nature Day Camps and support and promote the mission of Seattle Audubon.

Location of Work:

Magnuson Park in Northeast Seattle, with weekly travel to Seattle-area field trip sites selected by Seattle Audubon (transportation provided).  Meetings and/or training may be held at the Seattle Audubon office, 8050 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115.

Qualifications:

Requires BA/BS in science, education, or related field and experience working with children. Camp and/or teaching experience preferred.  Bonus skills such as art, painting, music, and writing are highly desirable, as is enthusiasm for learning about PNW ecology.  First Aid and CPR certification required by start of work.

Commitment:

Full time, seasonal: 11 weeks* between June 19th – September 1st, (includes one week of training/set-up, 10 weeks of camp, and breaking down camp at the end of the summer).                     *Naturalist staff may be asked to take 2-5 days off during the season if camper enrollment is low; however, no more than 5 days will be requested during a summer season.  Hours are 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday through Friday during camp. 

Compensation:

$14.50-$15.50 per hour DOE

Position Summary:

  • Teach age-appropriate ecology, cultural, and art education activities to children between the ages of 5-15.  Field groups range in size from 8-12 campers.  Lead educational lessons, games, songs and team-building activities with your assigned field groups to foster a fun and respectful camp spirit.
  • Supervise campers while on field trips, conduct regular head counts and assist in loading and unloading vehicles. 
  • Assist with curriculum and systems development, create activity materials, and help train interns and volunteers.  Act as a mentor to volunteer high school students assigned to your group.  Assist with camp set-up, breakdown, and cleanup according to weekly theme.  Treat materials and natural specimens appropriately; assist with inventory and packing as needed. 
  • Maintain appropriate camper conduct; deal effectively with inappropriate behaviors and other problems.  Monitor camper and staff safety and comfort; assist with health care and First Aid as needed; respond to accidents and emergencies appropriately. 

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references in one (1) combine electronic pdf document to christines@seattleaudubon.org.  No phone calls please.