After Camp Care Counselor
Norfolk, MA, United States
30+ days ago
Location: * Norfolk, MA*
Sanctuary: * Stony Brook*
About Mass Audubon
Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.
About This Position
Camp at Stony Brook is an exciting outdoor adventure for children. We strive to educate children about ecology so that they will be motivated and empowered to maintaining a healthy environment for generations to come. Activities are carefully planned to meet these goals and, at the same time, create fun and memorable experiences.
Stony Brook Nature Camp is currently looking for a confident, energetic individual to round out our 2022 staff team and lead our After Care program.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Participate in scheduled pre-camp training activities and other training as required;
- Lead small groups of children and adults in “hands-on/minds on” activities, cooperative games, and other outdoor activities;
- Gather supplies, prepare materials, and set up program areas, if needed, before each program;
- Keep equipment and supplies clean and in working order; return supplies promptly to storage area(s);
- Protect the physical and emotional welfare of the campers and make independent safety decisions when needed;
- Assume additional related duties as requested.
At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:
- Must be at least 21 years of age or have two years camp experience in a leadership role;
- An interest and general knowledge of natural history and/or education and at least 2 years of experience working with children;
- Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion;
- Flexible and patient;
- The ability to work both cooperatively and independently;
- Strong communication skills;
- Must satisfactorily complete Massachusetts Audubon Society camp counselor orientation program prior to the arrival of campers;
- Current certification in Red Cross Community CPR and First Aid or an equivalent current certification;
- Sense of humor and sense of fun.
Nice to Have’s:
- Preferred applicants are studying or have a degree in a life science or education.
Compensation & Benefits
This position is compensated at $15.25/hour.
This is not a benefits eligible position.
June 6, 2022 - August 19, 2022
Monday-Friday, 3:15p.m to 5:15p.m.
Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.
Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status will be required immediately upon hire.
Mass Audubon's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice
Mass Audubon's mission is to "protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife" by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
How To Apply
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Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $15.25 per hour