Seasonal Educator/Assistant Camp Manager
Location: Huntington, Vermont
Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 43 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 46 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington, Vermont provides natural science education for schools, families, adults, teachers, and the general public. The Center also offers a summer day camp program for children ages 3 to 13. Audubon education programs provide people with direct experiences in nature. Our programs are outdoors, science-based, interactive, and lead participants to take action to help protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitats. The Center also conducts scientific research in the form of avian monitoring and is a land management demonstration site for the public.
The Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington seeks to hire an Assistant Camp Manager who will act as an experienced teacher, environmental educator, and naturalist in addition to supporting the Camp Director and Preschool Nature Camp Manager with the administration and logistics of Audubon Summer Camp.
In their teacher/naturalist role they will work with 3- to 13-year-old children as they explore the forests, brooks, meadows, and ponds on the Center’s 255 acres. Each week of camp focuses on a different theme and all campers get the chance to search for wildlife, make crafts, go on hikes, play games, and hone their nature awareness skills. The Assistant Camp Manager will be responsible for teaching outdoor programs, developing camp activities, and working effectively as part of a dynamic camp team.
In their assistant management role, they will use demonstrated experience in parent-camper communication and coordinating camp logistics to ensure quality of daily operations at Audubon Summer Camp. They will play an essential role in ensuring clear communication among senior staff, seasonal staff, counselors-in-training, campers, and parents.
Camp runs for 8 weeks, including two overnights on June 16th and July 7th, 2016. There are seven days of paid camp planning and training prior to the start of camp. This is a full-time, seasonal opportunity with an estimated 40 hour work week. Compensation is dependent on experience.
Training: June 9-10 and June 13-17, 2016
Camp: June 20-August 19, 2016
Daily work hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
All camp staff will have one week of unpaid time off from July 11-15.
For complete position description and to apply click here. For questions, please contact Summer Camp Director, Jamie Montague, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Center at 802-434-3068.