Overview

Job Title
Head Cabin Leader – Outdoor School

Closing Date/Time
Applications accepted until filled.

Salary
$15.00 Hourly

Job Type
Seasonal

Location
Camp Ramah, 385 Fairview Road, Ojai, CA 93023

Division
Secondary Education – Middle School

SEASONAL POSITIONS ONLY. MUST BE AVAILABLE FROM February 1 to April 8, 2022.
4 days a week. Two (2) Positions Available – Applications accepted until positions filled.
Under the direction of Outdoor School Program Administrator and Assistant Coordinator, the
head cabin leader is responsible for ensuring the safety and well being of students assigned to
cabins. Head Cabin leaders work directly with high school counselors to establish a collegial,
safe atmosphere for sixth grade students in cabins and on camp grounds.

Program Description
The Conejo Valley Unified School District Outdoor School is a residential program for 6th grade
students. The program is held at Camp Ramah, a 400-acre camp located in Ojai, California. The
Outdoor School program runs from February 1 to April 8, 2022, which includes a paid training
and preparation week. The program runs 4 days a week. Room and board are included for
Outdoor School staff. Meals are available when camp is in operation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under general direction, provide guidance and assistance to high school counselors and
students.
Maintain a supportive and collaborative work environment with fellow naturalists, cabin leaders,
Camp Ramah support staff and outdoor school coordinator and assistant coordinator.
Assist with program preparation.
Assist with the implementation of program activities.
Participate in campfire activities including, but not limited to, age appropriate sing-a-longs,
storytelling and skit performances.
Monitor student use of facilities to ensure proper care.
Assist with the maintenance of program equipment and supplies.
Demonstrate flexibility, self-motivation, positive high-energy and commitment.
Ensure students maintain a safe, clean living environment in cabins.
Help students resolve minor conflicts and arguments.
Oversee high school students charged with the supervision of students in cabin living quarters
and provide guidance to help them resolve minor student discipline issues.
Provide supervision of high school counselors and students.

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

Education and/or training in one or more of the following fields: environmental science, biology,
botany, astronomy, oceanography, hydrology, and/or outdoor recreation.
Proof of valid driver's license
Ability to obtain California Department of Justice fingerprint clearance.
TB clearance.
Current First Aid and C.P.R. certification.
Must be available for the entire Conejo Valley USD Outdoor School Program duration, February
1 to April 8, 2022.

Required Skills:

Work Environment:
Employees in this environment will be required to work in an outdoor school setting consisting of
cabin dwellings, large activity rooms, and hilly terrain.

Preferred Skills:

Previous experience working with school aged children in camp settings.
Wilderness First Responder Certification.
Bachelor's degree in environmental science, biology, botany, astronomy, hydrology, or outdoor
recreation.
Ability to play a musical instrument/ sing or extensive storytelling experience.

About Conejo Valley Unified School District

Conejo Valley Unified School District - Outdoor School Program: guide students on interpretive nature hikes and conduct hands-on activities and lessons to teach 6th grade students astronomy, botany, ecology, geology, hydrology, indigenous people traditions, and zoology in a natural area that includes chaparral and riparian woodlands.

Application Instructions

APPLY Please email resume and include all relevant education and/or experience. Contact: Tom Hoegeman, Coordinator, Outdoor Education Work: (805) 498-1573 x4248 Email: [email protected]