Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
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Deadline to Apply:
Friday, March 17, 2017, 11:00pm
The Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington seeks experienced teachers, environmental educators, and naturalists to work in a nature day camp setting. The Summer Naturalist will work with 3- to 13-year-old children as they explore the forests, brooks, meadows, and ponds on the Center’s 255 acres. Each week of camp focuses on a different theme and all campers get the chance to search for wildlife, make crafts, go on hikes, play games, and hone their nature awareness skills. The Summer Naturalists will be equally comfortable teaching 3- to 5-year olds at Preschool Nature Camp as well as 6- to 13-year olds at Ecology Day Camp.
The Summer Naturalist will be responsible for teaching outdoor programs, developing camp activities and curriculum, and working effectively as part of a dynamic camp team. Audubon will challenge you to enhance your teaching and mentoring skills while encouraging you to share the wonder of exploring the most magical places at Audubon.
Camp runs for 8 weeks, including two overnights on June 22nd and July 6th, 2017. There are five days of paid professional development and naturalist training prior to the start of camp. This is a full-time, seasonal opportunity with an estimated 40 hour work week.
Compensation is dependent on experience.
Training: June 19-23, 2017
Camp: June 26-August18, 2017
Daily work hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
All camp staff will have an unpaid vacation day on July 4th.
- Attend a camp training week led by professional Audubon Teacher/Naturalists.
- Develop and implement eight weeks of nature-based camp activities and curriculum.
- Provide a fun, educational experience for children during camp.
- Help maintain the safety and wellbeing of all camp participants.
- Act as a mentor to high school counselors-in-training.
- Write a final evaluation of your camp experience by August 18, 2017.
How to Apply:
View full position description here: http://vt.audubon.org/about-us/job-opportunities
For questions, please contact Summer Camp Director, Jamie Montague, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Center at 802-434-3068. Applications are due by Friday, March 17, 2017. Top candidates may be reviewed before that time.