Nature Camp Assistant

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 12:00pm


Quechee, VT
United States

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  • Assist the Lead, Nature Camp with the administration, management, & supervision of VINS’ camp program, serving children ages 4-13 (Pre-K – 8th Grade).  Includes the planning, marketing & promotion, scheduling, execution, and evaluation of the program.
  • Share responsibility for the safety, supervision, and general well-being of all campers and staff members
  • Act as the head instructor for the Extended Day and Leaders-in-Training (LIT) program
  • Act as camp registrar and manage all registrations, camper files and weekly program rosters
  • Provide the highest level of customer service to parents, staff, and campers
  • Serve as a liaison between parents and camp instructors as well as a liaison between parents and Lead, Nature Camp
  • Assist Lead, Nature Camp with the training, supervision, development, and evaluation of up to 11 camp instructors including the planning, organization, and execution of a formal two week training program
  • Collaborate with VINS staff regarding facility reservations and special programming for camp programs at the VINS Nature Center
  • Travel to off-site camp locations to provide support to staff, L-I-T’s and campers there and serve as liaison between those sites and Lead, Nature Camp
  • Coordinate with primary contacts at off-site locations for smooth execution of camp programs
  • Support all camp special events planning, preparation, set-up and breakdown
  • Recognize and respond effectively to emergencies; responsible for supporting Lead, Nature Camp in risk management
  • Handle various raptors and reptiles for use in programs for campers at off-site locations

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Education: Associates degree or higher preferred. Higher Education experience in the following fields is preferred but not required: education, recreation/outdoor management, environmental science/studies
  • Previous work experience with summer camps, managing groups of children and skill in behavior management, a must
  • Familiarity and comfort with teaching natural science to children
  • Must be willing to work with animals; particularly raptors
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and customer service skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to carry bulky, heavy teaching equipment (up to 50 lbs)
  • Current driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Ability to assist with leading educational activities over diverse terrain and in all weather conditions
  • Must be willing to work some evenings or weekends during the summer
  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications a must, or willing to obtain
  • Required working knowledge of the following: Microsoft Office, various social media applications, and basic administrative office equipment

Compensation and Work Schedule:

  • Compensation for this full time, seasonal position is $450 and up per week depending upon experience
  • Benefits do not apply for seasonal employees
  • The term of employment is May 1, 2017 through September 1, 2017 (some flexibility for appropriate candidates)
  • The regular work week is 40 hours, Monday – Friday, beginning at 8:30am with some exceptions based on particular camp offerings
  • Note: Weekly schedule may change slightly during the summer months

All VINS staff working directly with children will be subject to a thorough background check, including fingerprinting and a criminal record check.


The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported by membership dues, admission and program fees, donations, and grants. Visit us at:

How to Apply:


Send resume, cover letter, and three professional references to:




VINS, Attn: Sarah Sincerbeaux

PO Box 1281

Quechee, VT 05059  



February 14, 2017