Seasonal Flight Crew Member

Job Locations
US-MO-West Alton
Type
Seasonal, Full-Time
Job Category
Education/Teaching
ID
2020-4341
City
West Alton
State/Province
MO

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

Flight Crew Members are part of a conservation-focused job corps for young adults and will receive 8-weeks of paid, hands-on work experience in wildlife conservation, recreation, and environmental education.


For the first 5 weeks of Flight Crew 2020, Crew Members will receive training in water conservation, wildlife conservation, and land restoration and will participate in local conservation projects. Crew Members will network with environmental organization professionals and explore career opportunities. In addition, Crew Members will utilize the conservation knowledge gained to learn how to facilitate environmental education programs. This will allow Crew Members to become stewards of tomorrow by educating others about conservation issues in our region.


For the final 3 weeks, Members will transition into a role serving as camp counselors for Little Creek Summer Camp (LCSC). Flight Crew Members will utilize their experiences and training to facilitate outdoor education programs to youth ranging from 3rd to 5th grade in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. Crew Members will enthusiastically help campers develop their outdoor skills through activities like turtle tracking, archery, campfire cooking, canoeing, nature hikes, and more. Working in small group settings, the Crew Members will serve as a positive role model, have a genuine interest in the campers, foster the campers’ curiosity of nature and the outdoors, and create fond and lasting memories of a real summer camp experience.

Essential Functions

  • Attend scheduled trainings.
  • Be punctual and organized.
  • Maintain a positive, focused, and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Attend professional development meetings with STL Youth Jobs.
  • Participate in leadership and team building initiatives with fellow Crew Members.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Part One (June 8th-July 3rd) 

  • Work approximately 24 hours/week June 8th-July 3rd.
  • Show a genuine interest in learning conservation issues in our region.
  • Participate in new and ongoing conservation projects.
  • Work as a team with other Crew Members to practice facilitating environmental education lessons.
  • Show an interest in exploring possible environmental careers.

Part Two (July 6th-July 31st)

  • 35 hours/week July 6th-July 31st.
  • Assist in managing small groups of campers during programs and activities.
  • Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities.
  • Assist in managing the Little Creek Summer Camp field trip.
  • Follow camp rules and help campers follow camp rules.
  • Serve as a positive role model for all campers.
  • Show a genuine interest in campers and help encourage each camper’s success while at camp.
  • Ensure that campers are safe and feel included.
  • Encourage respect for the camp, supplies, and equipment.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must be in high school or a recent graduate from high school.
  • Live in North St. Louis County or City.
  • Enjoy working with kids.
  • Like being in the outdoors.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to stay positive and encouraging to campers who may be apprehensive or nervous about a particular activity.
  • Must have physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to, hiking, canoeing, team building initiatives, building campfires, physical games, and activities.
  • Must be able to put campers first above their own needs/wants.
  • Must be reliable and punctual.
  • Must be able to provide own transportation to Little Creek Nature Area and The Audubon Center at Riverlands.

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