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Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary

Summer Camp Instructor

Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary


Job Summary

Located in the Beech Creek Valley area of northwestern Williamson County, Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary provides a protected home for more than 2,000 species of native flora and fauna that thrive in the hills, forests, creek, ponds and meadows of this 300-acre sanctuary.  Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary (OHNS) is seeking an energetic, collaborative, outdoor enthusiasts to join our Summer Camp Instructor team.

General Function:  Ensure summer programming runs smoothly by assisting with the activities and overall operations. Owl’s Hill youth summer day camp program focuses on animals, conservation and the environment.

Status:  Temporary, non-exempt position, 40 hours per week, no benefits

Term:  Camp starts June 1, 2020 and ends August 5, 2020 (M-F).  Mandatory training on Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29, 2020 (8 am – 4 pm; lunch provided).

Gain leadership and activity planning skills, learn about wildlife careers, gain experience working with youth, gain valuable knowledge of native plants and animals.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the health, safety, supervision and well-being of summer camp participants.
  • Instruct curriculum utilizing age-appropriate lessons, activities, crafts, hikes and games.
  • Serve as a positive role model for youth.
  • Create a positive environment that encourages active learning for camp participants.
  • Participate in program activities (class time and outdoor activities) and work to involve all children in program activities.
  • Develop and maintain positive relations with all staff, parents, volunteers and participants
  • Maintain supplies and equipment in good condition. Report damages.
  • Maintain a safe, orderly program area and report any damage. Inspect facilities daily.
  • Assist with the set-up and take-down of camp materials
  • Assist director with administrative tasks such as processing paperwork, photocopying, etc.
  • Attend all staff meetings.
  • Shift may include supervising campers in early- or extended-day programs


Position Requirements: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to interact in a courteous and productive manner with diverse age groups
  • Solid problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to work  as part of a team
  • Ability to multi-task; follow policies and procedures; prioritizes tasks


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Experience working with children. Informal education experience or past summer camp experience – a plus
  • Enthusiasm and appreciation for the value of nature
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification – a plus

Environmental Conditions & Physical Demands

  • There is manual labor during the set-up and break-down of camp activities
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to work outdoors in temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Ability to stand and/or walk for long periods of time, bend down and ambulate quickly.

All staff are required to attend mandatory training on Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29, 2020 from 8 am – 4 pm (lunch will be provided).


Additional Information


No additional benefits.

How to Apply

Please complete the Summer Camp Application Form and submit electronically to Julie Eperjesi, Director of Education at

Application review begins April 1 and will continue until positions are filled. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. Employment is conditional upon a satisfactory background check.


  • Date Posted: March 21, 2020
  • Type: Contract / Temp
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 06/01/2020
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F; 8 am-4 pm (shift may vary if assigned before- or after-care duties)