Seasonal Camp Educator

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, May 27, 2022, 5:00pm

Organization: 

Address:

Ipswich, MA
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

SummerQuest is set at the beautiful Crane Estate in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The property sprawls over 2,200 acres of dunes, barrier beach, tidepools, pine forests, salt marsh, and grassy fields; offering a varied environment for exploration. As a camp we value environmental education and stewardship and strive to instill these values in the campers, all while having lots of fun! We have a variety of families that attend our camp from the North Shore area and work with many community organizations to serve many families through scholarships. Each SummerQuest week is based around a different “quest” theme, from a week of wizarding to exploring the arts and history of the estate, to being stranded on a deserted island.

 

The Opportunity. 
The Camp Educator is a seasonal role with a typical schedule of a 40-hour work week, 8:15am – 4:15pm Monday through Friday for the season, June 20 – August 26. The Camp Educator is primarily responsible for the daily execution of the camp programs and activities and the supervision of campers aged 4-15 years old, depending on the assigned age range. Camp educators are expected to contribute collaboratively to the development of camp activities and are given creative freedom to direct the experience of campers in their group.  

 

In This Role You Will:

  • Direct supervision and safe keeping of campers 

  • Implementation of daily programs designed to encourage campers to investigate the Crane Estate’s unique identity from the standpoint of place – with a focus on history, ecology, and culture.  

  • Swift and appropriate handling of camper behavioral and health issues including proper reporting. 

  • Collaborative generation of activities and projects that represent our weekly “quests” 

  • Management of photo and video content 

  • Active participation in all camp activities, program development sessions, and camp evaluation meetings. 

  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation 

 

Other Information

 

Qualifications:

  • Working towards a degree in education, science, humanities, or other relevant course of study (Bachelor’s degree preferred) 

  • Experience working as a camp counselor, classroom teacher, or informal educator with children ages 4-15 (experience in environmental education preferred).  

  • Special interest in nature-based education, especially in a coastal environment. 

  • Physical and mental wherewithal to teach outdoors, sometimes under difficult circumstances.  

  • Ability and desire to work with children of varying abilities and from underserved communities. 

  • Familiarity with the Crane Estate and The Trustees of Reservations 

  • Outgoing, positive demeanor with a willingness to learn and bring unbridled joy and enthusiasm to work every day.  

 

Other: 

  • Valid driver’s license required for driving Trustees vehicles. 
  • Background checks are required by the state

 

Desired but not required:

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate or equivalent 

  • American Red Cross CPR Certificate for the Professional Rescuer, or equivalent 

  • American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate or equivalent  

 

Working Conditions:

  • Variable outdoor weather conditions

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds required