Summer Nature Camp Counselor

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, May 19, 2017, 11:30pm

Organization: 

Address:

Cincinnati, OH
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Other

Job Description:

NATURECAMP IN THE PARKS: 

* A nature-oriented daycamp program, ages 5 - 12, that visits 4 Cincinnati Parks.                                        
*  Education or Natural Sciences majors with teaching/child care experiences preferred.                                                                        
*  Develop your own lesson plans that include daily hikes, educational games, crafts and other nature activities for 12 campers per staff person each week.
*  Must be able to work 9am - 3:30pm (Mon. - Fri.) and select Thurs. until 5 pm; up to 36 - 38 hrs/week.

PRESCHOOL DISCOVERY MORNINGS:  

*  A nature-oriented preschool program, ages 3 ½ - 5, that visits 4 Cincinnati Parks (same as above). 
* Early Childhood Education majors with teaching/child care experiences referred.                                                                        
*  Already created lesson plans include daily hikes, games, crafts and other nature activities for 8 campers per staff person each week.
*  Must be able to work from 8:45am - 12:30pm (Mon. - Fri.), and Thurs. until  2pm, up to 20 - 25 hrs/wk.         

NATURE NEXT DOOR:

*  An award-winning, grant-funded program that visits 4 inner-city parks each week.
*  Work with a team to provide educational crafts, games and other hands-on activities for inner-city youth ages 4 - 13. Lesson plans are already created.
*  Education or Social Services majors with teaching/child care experiences preferred. 
*  Must be able to work from 9am - 3pm (Mon. - Fri.), up to 30 - 32 hrs/wk.

CAMPS AT NATURE CENTERS:                          

*  A nature-oriented daycamp program with set age ranges and themes that change weekly. Staff will work with campers from preschool to middle school age.                                                 
*  Education or Natural Sciences majors with teaching/child care experiences preferred. 
* Already created lesson plans include daily hikes, games, crafts and other nature and science actvities for 8 - 12 campers per staff person each week.
*  Must be available to work hours ranging from 8am - 4pm (Mon. - Fri.), 34 - 38 hrs/wk. Late evening hrs or an overnight may be required on one evening during the summer.   

QUALIFICATIONS

*  Basic knowledge of local nature and ecology and ability to communicate well with children. 
*  Ability to work outdoors and maintain physical condition necessary for: sitting, standing, climbing, walking for prolonged periods of time; occasional light or moderate lifting and carrying required; occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel,  crouch or crawl; must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.; able to hear sounds in low and high frequencies; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, ability to distinguish colors, and the ability to adjust focus; must speak clearly and audibly.
*  Must be 18 years old, a high school graduate, and pass criminal police background checks.
*  Must have a valid driver’s license; provide own transportation.

How to Apply:

Send resume to: erin.morris@cincinnati-oh.gov
(please indicate in the email any preferences you have for the 4 positions listed)
Position is open until filled; please apply before May 5.

For more information, contact:
Erin Morris, Assistant Manager 
Cincinnati Park Board
Phone: 513-321-6070                                                    

The City of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer.