• Summer Camp Assistant

    Job Locations
    US-SC-Harleyville
    Type
    Seasonal, Part-Time
    Job Category
    Education/Teaching
    ID
    2018-3632
    City
    Harleyville
    State/Province
    SC
  • Overview

    Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

     

     

    Position Summary

    In South Carolina, Audubon owns and operates two centers and sanctuaries, the largest of which is at the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest in Harleyville. At this location, Audubon protects and manages nearly 17,000 acres of land in the Four Holes Swamp watershed. The crown jewel of this sanctuary is the 1,800 acres of virgin, cypress-tupelo swamp, the largest habitat of its kind left in the world. While functioning primarily as a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife, Beidler Forest is also a hub for education. At its visitor center, a 1.75-mile ADA-compliant boardwalk takes visitors on self-guided tours of the swamp. Many guided tours are also available, including bird walks, night walks, and canoe tours. Youth programs occur throughout the year, capped off by three weeks of day camp each summer.

     

    Audubon seeks a Summer Camp Assistant to help assist Beidler staff in leading summer camp activities at the center.  This position will take place for 2-3 weeks in June and July. 

    Essential Functions

    • Help deliver camp programs onsite
    • Ensure that students are supervised at all times
    • Maintain a physically and emotionally safe environment
    • Resolve conflicts and student needs in caring and positive manner
    • Ensure participants are safe and operating in areas that are free of hazards
    • Set-up and clean-up of camp materials and equipment
    • Supervise campers and organize enrichment activities
    • Keep track of supplies and materials, and address needs that may arise
    • Do head-counts of participants throughout the day
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Must enjoy working with others and children of all ages in an outdoor setting
    • Knowledge and commitment to the conservation of birds, other wildlife and habitats
    • Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills with a professional, friendly manner
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to get along with people of diverse backgrounds
    • Valid driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle are required for travel to and from work

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