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Camp Educators, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center (Falmouth)

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
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Description

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

Physical Requirements:

  • 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

Time frame:

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.

To apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Camp Educator Search at jobs@maineaudubon.org. We will begin reviewing applications after March 1 and will accept applications until the position is filled.