Seasonal Camp Instructor Job Description
Owl’s Hill is seeking responsible individuals to serve as Camp Instructors for a summer day camp program for youths focusing on animals, conservation and the environment. Applicants must be available Monday-Friday, June 4 – July 27, 2018.
Benefits of the Position: Gain leadership skills, learn about wildlife careers, gain experience working with youth, gain valuable knowledge of native plants and animals, and learn activity planning skills.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assume responsibility of the safety of campers.
- Follow Owl's Hill objectives, rules, policies and guidelines.
- Instruct curriculum utilizing age-appropriate lessons, activities, crafts, hikes & games.
- Serve as a positive role model for youth.
- Create a positive environment that encourages active learning for campers.
- Communicate with other instructors and Owl's Hill staff on supplies and materials
**Other duties as assigned. **
- Ability to follow written & oral instructions.
- Must work well without direct supervision.
- Must have excellent time management skills.
- Must have a desire to work with children.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with others.
- Previous summer camp instructor experience is desired.
- Experience conducting educational programming is desired.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
- Interest in Education, Biology, Zoology or other environmentally related major
- Complete application form and pass a background check
- 1 letter of recommendation
- Be interviewed
- Attend mandatory training May 31 & June 1, 2018
- Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
- Ability to work outdoors in temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Ability to walk for long periods of time, bend down and ambulate quickly.
Email cover letter and resume to the Director of Education: email@example.com
Summer Camp Counselor-In-Training (CIT)
The Counselor in Training (CIT) Volunteer Program is designed for young people age 12 to high school seniors who want to experience interactions with nature and enjoy learning and teaching others about the natural world. This non-paid program will help CIT’s gain valuable volunteer experience by assisting Summer Camp Counselors monitor groups of children, lead craft activities, assist with set-up and clean-up, supervise games, and help with other fun camp activities.
Attributes of a Great CIT Volunteer
- Exhibits a strong desire to learn and teach others about the natural world
- Enjoys working with children ages 5 to 12
- Friendly, outgoing, dependable, and courteous
- Excellent listener and able to follow instructions
- Comfortable working outdoors in a family-friendly environment
- Energetic and ready to have fun!
- 12 to 17 years of age before or on June 1, 2018
A Message for Parents/Guardians
- The CIT volunteer program is a wonderful opportunity for your teen to develop leadership skills and learn about wildlife careers and in an interactive, hands-on environment. Your cooperation, support and encouragement are essential to the success of your teen.
- Reliable transportation to and from Owl’s Hill is vital for punctual arrival.
- CIT schedules will be determined by a combination of expressed interest on application and the needs of Owl Hill’s staff. Our goal is for CIT’s to be busy and engaged in learning!
- CIT application and signed waiver
- Provide two letters of recommendation
- Essay describing why you want to volunteer at Owl’s Hill and what you hope to gain
- If selected attend interview
- Attend CIT Orientation & Training
*May 26th 9-12pm*
- Pay $25 fee that covers orientation and training materials, name badge, daily snack and Friday lunch.
- Fees are due on orientation day, May 26, 2018. Cash or a check made out to Owl’s Hill.
- Volunteer a minimum of one full week but may choose to volunteer for as many as four weeks
- Camp week commitments are Monday –Friday 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
- Volunteer Camp Aftercare Monday--Friday 3:30 pm--5:00 pm
- Summer camp dates June 4-29 & July 9-27, 2018
Send completed information to:
545 Beech Creek Rd S.
Brentwood, TN 37027
Attn: Director of Education