Summer Naturalist

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, June 7, 2019, 12:00am



Seattle, WA
United States

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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 with respect; 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. 


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


Full time, seasonal: 11 weeks* between June 17 – August 30, (includes one week of training/set-up, 10 weeks of camp, and breaking down camp at the end of the summer).  Nature Camp locations are at Magnuson Park and in West Seattle.

 * We are offering three weeks of camp in West Seattle.  If you prefer to only work in West Seattle (1 week of training + 3 weeks of camp), please indicate this in your application.  Hours from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday through Friday during camp.  

Position Start Date:

Sunday, March 17, 2019

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How to Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume, and list of references, combined in one document, to Christine Scheele: For more information, visit our website: Now accepting applications; interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

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Christine Scheele

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