Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary
Summer Camp Instructor
Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary
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.
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).
No additional benefits.
How to Apply
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)