Seasonal Educator

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, April 24, 2017, 12:00am

Organization: 

Address:

Huntington, VT
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

The Seasonal Educator 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.
 
Camp Schedule
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.

Essential Functions:

Attend a camp training week led by professional Audubon Educators.
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.

Qualifications and Experience:

Experience developing and leading outdoor activities, as well as working with both preschool-age (3 to 5) and school-age (6 to 13) children.
Strong group management skills; ability to guide a group of up to 30 campers.
Love of outdoor exploration and questioning; ability to model curiosity and wonder about the natural world.
Ability to work well as part of a team.
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Must have reliable transportation and current First Aid and CPR certification.

Preferred Qualifications   

Demonstrated knowledge of Vermont natural history.
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Education, or related field. Equivalent experience in these fields will be considered.
Knowledge of core routines of nature connection (e.g., sit spot, journaling, mapping, bird language).
Experience with animal tracking, wilderness living, and survival skills (e.g., fire and shelter-making).
Singing and storytelling experience, as well as previous summer camp experience.
Experience making crafts and art from natural materials.