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Texas Outdoor Education Center Intern
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Deadline to Apply:
Friday, June 23, 2017, 2:00pm
Camp Fire First Texas is seeking an Intern!
Camp Fire First Texas was founded in 1914. For over 100 years, the organization has shaped youth and families. From the early days of Blue Birds and Camp Fire Girls, the organization has grown into one of the largest councils in the United States with programs for boys and girls that include everything from camping to school readiness.
Young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins now. Light the fire within.
We are seeking:
Texas Outdoor Education Center Intern
Minimum Qualification for any Texas Outdoor Education Center position:
-A genuine interest in working with children in outdoor environment
-Ability to accept supervision and guidance
-Ability to handle the pressures associated with living with coworkers
-Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self control
-Good character, integrity, and adaptability
-Genuine interest in the outdoors and working with children.
-At least 2 years of college in education, forestry, anthropology, wildlife management, environmental science, or related fields is preferred. -College/ professional classes taken in similar topics may be substituted if appropriate education is not met.
-Previous volunteering or interning in organizations that focus on child education or nature education can also assist in experience for the position of Texas Outdoor Education Center Intern.
Essential Job Functions:
-Facilitate and assist in the continuous assessment of age and ability appropriate nature/environmental program that utilizes the site’s natural environment.
Implement a variety of age and ability appropriate activities in the above-stated environmental studies, such as: fossils, orienteering, birds, animal habitats, trees, grasses, wildflowers, and insects, and additional studies as developed.
-Create and implement at least 5 of your own outdoor education lessons/activities.
-Evaluate the success of the nature/environmental program and assist in quality modifications.
-Assist and participate in staff trainings for nature/environmental studies.
Ensure program participants follow safety procedures.
-Assist in the care of the physical facilities and equipment in the nature/environmental program area.
-Maintain the nature/ environmental equipment including curriculum storage areas, facility areas, books, brochures, materials and supplies.
-Observe hazards or developments in the natural environment and alert appropriate staff.
-Inventory and restock nature/environmental equipment in a timely manner.
-Conduct a daily check of the area and equipment for safety, cleanliness and good repair.
-Assist in overall implementation Texas Outdoor Education Center programs.
-Assist in developing and implement schedules and records for all program facilities, including but not limited to participant, group program, and activity schedules.
-Participate as a member of the Texas Outdoor Education Center team to deliver and supervise evening programs, overnights, and special events.
-Participate as Host and facilitator for Retreats and Rentals events as needed (i.e. archery, canoe/kayak, challenge course, and teambuilding).
Other Job Duties:
-Attend all job trainings and staff meetings.
-Contribute to verbal and written evaluations and communication as requested.
-Participate in all activities, planning, and leading those as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
-Reports directly to Coordinator: Texas Outdoor Education Center.
-Works closely with all Texas Outdoor Education Center staff.
-Respect and assist kitchen staff with dining hall procedures.
-Assist maintenance and facilities staff by reporting any damages to Coordinator: Texas Outdoor Education Center.
Physical Aspects of Position:
-Must be able to assist participants in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of participants.
-Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
-Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to participants.
-Ability to live in camp setting and work irregular hours while delivering programs.
-Endurance including standing, some bending, stooping and stretching.
-Ability to work in various environmental conditions.
-Ability to observe behavior, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
-Ability to lift 50 pounds.
How to Apply:
Interested persons should fax or email a cover letter, resume & salary requirements to:
Camp Fire First Texas
2700 Meacham Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76137
Email: resume @ CampFireFW.org
Camp Fire First Texas is an equal employment Opportunity Employer. The organization will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, disability or other reason prohibited by the fair employment laws. Reasonable accommodation will be provided in an effort to advance employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Employment at Camp Fire First Texas is on an at-will basis. The employee and the organization are each free to terminate the relationship at any time without cause. Camp Fire is a drug-free workplace. Due to the volume of responses, only qualified parties will be contacted.
No phone calls, please.