Overview

Position Summary:
Teach age-appropriate ecology, cultural, and art education activities to children between the ages of 6-12. Field groups range in size from 8-12 campers. Lead educational lessons, games, and team-building activities with your assigned field groups to foster a fun and respectful camp spirit.

Supervise campers while on field trips, conduct regular head counts, and be aware of safety measure while out in public places.

Assist with curriculum and systems development, create activity materials, and help train interns and volunteers. Act as a mentor to volunteer high school students assigned to your group. Assist with camp set-up, breakdown, and cleanup according to weekly theme. Treat materials and natural specimens with respect; assist with inventory and packing as needed.

Maintain an inclusive childcare setting by working with all participants to tailor each camp day that results in a fun and engaging camp learning environment. Monitor camper and staff safety and comfort; assist with health care and First Aid as needed; respond to accidents and emergencies appropriately.

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.

Commitment
Full time, seasonal: 10 weeks* between June 21 – August 27, (includes one week of training/set-up, 9 weeks of camp, and breaking down camp at the end of the summer).
Hours from 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m., Monday through Friday during camp.

Compensation
$16.75-$17.25 per hour DOE

Benefits
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)

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of Seattle Audubon to administer advertising, selection, employment, compensation, promotion, training, layoff, recall, and benefits at all levels without regard to race, sex, gender identity, color, creed, national origin, age, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, physical abilities, protected veteran status, mental or sensory disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Seattle Audubon strictly prohibits any sexual, racial or other forms of discrimination prohibited by law. Seattle Audubon’s new strategic plan was developed with an organization-wide lens of equity, inclusion, and broad engagement. Women, people of color, LGBTQ, and other applicants from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

Requires BA/BS in science, education, or related field and/or experience working with children in an informal education or camp setting. Prior camp and/or teaching experience is preferred. Bonus skills such as art, storytelling, music, and writing are highly desirable, as is enthusiasm for learning about PNW ecology. First Aid and CPR certification required by start of work.

About Seattle Audubon

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Application Instructions

Please email a cover letter, resume, and list of references, combined in one pdf document, to [email protected] For more information, visit our website: www.seattleaudubon.org. Now accepting applications; interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.