Seasonal Summer Camp Educator

Job Locations
US-NM-Santa Fe
Type
Seasonal, Full-Time
Job Category
Education/Teaching
ID
2022-4923
City
Santa Fe
State/Province
NM

Overview

The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.

 

Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.

 

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

The purpose of the summer camp educators will be to assist in the development and implementation of summer camp programs conducted by Audubon Southwest and the Randall Davey Audubon Center. The educators will be supervised directly by the Summer Camp Director at the Randall Davey Audubon Center in Santa Fe. There will also be the opportunity to work with community groups and other public programs on occasion. 

 

About the role: 

 

**There are a total of 4 positions.  

 

**To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter with resume by April 1st for best consideration.

 

**Candidate must be available to work from May 23 or 30th, 2022 through August 5, 2022. 

 

**This position is considered in-person.  **Typical hours: 9am - 5pm, M-F.  

Essential Functions

  • Lead groups of children outdoors and in-classrooms through innovative environmental education activities and curricula at the Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary (RDAC).
  • Assist in developing and implementing innovative environmental education activities and curricula for the summer day camps for children ages 5-12.
  • Ensure daily safety and well-being for summer campers.
  • Mentor teen youth volunteers.
  • Interact professionally and positively with students, teachers, parents, and visitors.
  • Maintain and enhance existing activities/curricula, including the upkeep of program materials and resources.
  • Serve as a role model naturalist and environmental steward to students and community.
  • Interact with the public to provide information about Audubon and Audubon’s mission, answer specific questions for visitors associated with the Randall Davey Audubon Center and be a positive ambassador of Audubon.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of two years professional experience working in the field of environmental education, natural history, science education.
  • Experience working with groups of elementary-level students (PreK-5th grade).
  • Creative ability to design, write and evaluate environmental education curricula, lesson plans and activities.
  • Skills teaching in formal and informal settings to a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent public speaking and group management skills.
  • Ability to work and collaborate with people of varying backgrounds.
  • Hard working, flexible, and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work individually and in a team setting.
  • Professional and friendly manner.
  • Background in New Mexico natural history desirable.
  • Fluent Spanish speaking ability desirable.
  • CPR & First Aid certified
  • Must be able to stand on your feet for long periods of time, lift loads up to 25 lbs, and traverse uneven terrain for over 2 miles. Must be able to lead groups in an outdoor setting, including being able to traverse the trails and uneven terrain of the Nature Center and surrounding properties, preserves, and sanctuaries in variable weather conditions.

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

Accessibility Statement

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COVID Policy

All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.

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