Deliver top-notch extended care enrichment for youth at Nature Camp while supporting and promoting the mission of Seattle Audubon.
Location of Work: Magnuson Park in Northeast Seattle. Meetings and/or training may be held at the Seattle Audubon office, 8050 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115.
Commitment: Part time (20 hours/week), seasonal: 10 weeks between June 26– September 1, (includes one week of training/set-up, 9 weeks of camp, and breaking down camp at the end of the summer). Hours from 2:00p.m. to 6:00p.m., Monday through Friday
Compensation : $20.00-$21.00 per hour DOE
Develop an extended care program for 15-20 campers per day that is engaging and inclusive of campers needs. Supervise snack time, lead at least one structured activity each afternoon, and supervise check out of campers as parents arrive for pick up throughout the afternoon. Act as point person if any parent communication is needed.
Maintain an inclusive childcare setting by working with all participants to tailor each afternoon that results in a fun and engaging camp learning environment. Monitor camper and volunteer safety and comfort; assist with health care and First Aid as needed; respond to accidents and emergencies appropriately.
Assist with curriculum and systems development, create activity materials, and help train interns and volunteers. Make supply runs as needed for various camp materials. Act as a mentor to the high school TIPS and Junior Naturalist Interns. Assist with camp set-up, breakdown, and cleanup. Treat materials and natural specimens with respect; assist with inventory and packing as needed.
Monitor snack supply and activity materials and obtain additional snacks as needed. Maintain keys to the building and lock and secure the camp room at the end of each day.
Adhere to all health and safety guidelines put forth by Seattle Audubon Nature Camp, including materials sanitation procedures, personal health and symptom checks, and protocols related to ensuring the health of all participants. All staff must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Medical and religious exemptions accepted.
Staff discount at the Seattle Audubon Nature Shop
A fee waiver for one Seattle Audubon class
Optional enrollment in employee-paid, supplemental insurance (short-term disability, critical care, cancer)
CPR/Frist Aid Certification provided at no cost
Seattle Audubon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Requires BA/BS in science, education, or related field and/or experience working with children in an informal education or camp setting. First Aid and CPR certification required by start of work. (Seattle Audubon will provide certifications to those who need them at no cost.)
Prior extended care and/or teaching experience of children is preferred. Bonus skills such as art, storytelling, music, and writing are highly desirable, as is enthusiasm for learning about PNW ecology.
About Seattle Audubon
Seattle Audubon advocates and organizes for cities where people and birds thrive. Seattle Audubon is Washington State’s oldest environmental conservation organization and recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. We maintain a current staff of 13 and reach a local membership base of approximately 2,800 households. Our current strategic plan, Cities at the Center, focuses the organization on five goals within three core themes: urban conservation, equity, and resilience.