After Camp Program Staff

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Mass Audubon

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Sharon, MA, United States

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16 days ago

Location: * Sharon, MA*
Sanctuary: * Moose Hill*
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
Have fun this summer as you actively enrich the lives of children through hands-on nature activities, games and crafts as a way for the campers to wind down after a day of camp! You will work with campers ages 5-15.
Your role is two-fold: first as a counselor who supervises the campers’ health and safety, promotes positive youth development, and plays games. Second, as an instructor who connects children to nature through direct experience activities. There will be at least 2 After Camp Program Staff working with the campers. Training includes nature study elements as well as teaching techniques. To discover more about our Nature Camp program check out our website, Moose Hill Camp!

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Have fun;
  • Work with your co-counselor or Junior Counselor to create an engaging series of activities for a group of up to 20 campers of various ages;
  • Provide and create a safe environment for your campers. Emotional and physical safety;
  • Create activities, including art projects for the group;
  • Participate in all game activities like closing circle and clean up and organizing at the end of the day;
  • Work with the staff community to create a productive communication process;
  • Help create a community of curiosity and nature reconnection;
  • Attend Field School as part of staff training if your schedule allows.

Qualifications
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 Have’s:

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age;
  • Experience working with and enjoy being with children;
  • Ability to lead groups over rough terrain;
  • Have strong communication skills;
  • Must have the ability to design and implement nature-based activities including games and crafts;
  • Current certification in CPR and first aid is required (training opportunities are provided);
  • Provide documented proof of immunity or vaccination record (MMR, tetanus, etc.) and complete the camp’s health form and waiver.

Nice to Have’s:

  • Preferred applicants have experience working with children in a camp or afterschool type program;
  • Ability to speak a second language.

Compensation & Benefits
This position’s base salary range is $15.25-16.00/ per hour; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements.
This is not a benefits eligible position.

Additional Information
Work Schedule:
Monday – Friday 3pm - 6pm, 15 hours a week.
June 6 - June 17 is Staff Training and all new staff are expected to attend this training. Camp runs from June 20 - August 26 with an option to work until September 2, 2022.
Other Requirements:
Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.

COVID-19 Considerations
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
If you have questions about this position, please contact the Director, Shawn Moriarty, at smoriarty@massaudubon.org to set up a time to talk before you apply. If you are ready to apply, please include your answers to the following questions in your cover letter.

  • What is your realistic availability from June 6 through September 3, 2022? What time off will you need, end of school, family vacations, etc.
  • What is something you are passionate about?
  • If you had a tennis ball, a bandana, a bird feather, and a stick what is a game or activity you could create to play with a group of 8-10 campers? You pick the age.
  • What might set you apart from all the other people who are applying for a position here?
  • What is an environmental topic that you are interested in teaching about?
  • What do you think you would be able to do to help make the camp experiences inclusive for all campers?
  • What do you do to connect with Nature?
  • What would you do to make camp memorable for the campers?

Please email your resume and letter of interest to:

Shawn Moriarty
moosehilljobs@massaudubon.org

Job# 3586

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.25 - $16.00 per hour