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.
The Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington seeks experienced teachers, environmental educators, and naturalists to work in a nature day camp setting. The Seasonal Educator will work with 3- to 5-year-old and 6-to-11-year-old children as they explore the forests, brooks, meadows, and ponds on the Center’s 255 acres. Each week of camp focuses on a different theme and all campers get the chance to search for wildlife, make crafts, go on hikes, play games, and hone their nature awareness skills.
As we continue to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, we still expect to implement practices to keep campers and staff safe, healthy, and well. Staff will be trained on practices that support camp-wide health. Additionally, Seasonal Educators will be responsible for teaching outdoors all summer, developing camp activities and curriculum, and working effectively as part of a dynamic camp team. The Seasonal Educator will be responsible for communicating and working effectively with the entire camp team which includes other seasonal educators, an education intern, Audubon’s year-round staff, and high-school Counselors-in-Training, who will look to the seasonal educators as mentors.
Staff will work at both our Preschool Nature Camp (PNC) and Ecology Day Camp (EDC)--your time at the camps will not necessarily be evenly split-- and should feel comfortable doing so. Educators will share the role throughout the summer of coordinating the weekly and daily logistics for campers at either PNC or EDC. Audubon will challenge you to enhance your leadership, teaching, and mentoring skills while encouraging you to share the wonder of exploring the most magical places at Audubon.
Camp runs for 8 weeks, June 21 – August 12. There are six days of paid professional development and naturalist training prior to the start of camp. This is a full-time, seasonal opportunity with an estimated 40 hour work week.
Training: Friday, June 10 and Monday, June 13- Friday, 17, 2022
Camp: June 21-August 12, 2022, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. Staff schedule is 8:00am – 4:30pm (one person each week will work 7:45am-4:15pm).
Camp clean-up and debrief Monday, August 15th.
All camp staff will have 2 unpaid vacation days on Monday, June 20th and July 4th.
There are two required overnight camp-outs at Audubon for staff working Ecology Day Camp Thursday June 23 and Thursday July 7.
Required Qualifications and Experience
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.
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