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Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary

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 1 – July 28, 2017.

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 nature center 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 nature center staff on supplies and materials **Other duties as assigned. **

Skills:

  • 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 counselor experience is desired.  
  • Experience conducting educational programming is desired.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be at least 16 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 camp staff training June 1 & 2, 2016

Physical Requirements:

  • 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.

Contact: Director of Education Julie Eperjesi 615-370-4672 or email info@owlshill.org