Seasonal camp educators will develop and teach natural history activities to summer day campers at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center’s 62-acre sanctuary in Falmouth. Staff will supervise and ensure a safe, cooperative and fun experience for campers during all camp activities and help train, supervise and mentor high school volunteers. A low staff-to-camper ratio and the enthusiasm of staff are keys to the success of these programs.
Qualifications and Essential Duties:
- Have (or working towards) a college degree in biology, education or environmental studies
- Have experience, preferably at a camp, developing and presenting natural history programs, including nature games and activities
- Know Maine’s natural history and ecological concepts
- Be familiar with experiential and adventure education philosophies
- Be able to communicate with, and be sensitive to, the needs of children ages 6-11
- Have current First Aid and CPR certification prior to the start of training
- Be enthusiastic and flexible with a sense of humor
- Preferably have theatrical, musical and/or artistic talents or interests
- Successfully pass a criminal background check
- Be able to often lift objects up to 50 pounds
- Be able to frequently hike all trails on Gilsland Farm property
- Be able to use hands/fingers to operate computer and other program equipment
- Be able to work outdoors in all environmental and weather conditions
The camp season runs from June 15 – August 21, 2015, including one week of training. Day camp runs Monday – Friday from 9 am-3 pm; educators work from 8 am-4 pm.
Salary range dependent on experience and qualifications.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Camp Educator Search at email@example.com. We will begin reviewing applications after March 1 and will accept applications until the position is filled.