Coastal Camp Educator

Coastal Camp at NatureBridge

About the organization

Founded in 1971, NatureBridge provides environmental science programs for students in the world’s best classrooms—our national parks. Our mission is to connect young people to the science and wonder of the natural world, igniting self-discovery and inspiring stewardship of the planet. As the largest residential education partner of the National Park Service, NatureBridge serves more than 30,000 students and their teachers each year and offers programs in four national parks: Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Olympic National Park and Prince William Forest Park. In order to further our mission, NatureBridge is committed to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion and to promoting equal opportunity for students and staff in the field of environmental education. For more information, visit: naturebridge.org

Duties

Summary
Coastal Camp Educators lead groups of day campers in grades K-9 in hiking and exploring the Marin Headlands, a beautiful coastal park that’s part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Each week staff work with one group to implement lessons, games, stories and other activities centered around that week’s theme. Staff may work with another staff member in the same group, in separate, tandem groups or independently as necessary. The majority of campers are in the 1st-2nd age group or 3rd-4th age group. The role is a full-time, seasonal position beginning June 2, 2021. This position is expected to run 10 or 11 weeks, but the ability to offer programs depends on state and county Covid-19 restrictions, so we are unable to guarantee a minimum number of work weeks. The end date will be no later than August 20, 2021.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Follow all Risk Management policies to mitigate camper and staff injury and illness
Lead campers through one week or multi-week outdoor experiences
Maintain camper safety and comfort over uneven terrain in all kinds of weather
Facilitate meaningful and fun outdoor experiences to help campers form a personal relationship with the natural world
Differentiate activities and programming of weekly, themed sessions according to the age, background and needs of the campers
Proactively engage campers in games and activities during early care and/or aftercare
Serve in the on-call role and support staff role as needed

Qualifications

Required:
Relevant Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience including teaching in formal or non-formal education settings
Available for flexible eight-hour shifts Monday-Friday during camp weeks
Ability to implement and model excellent risk management practices and maintain a physically, socially and emotionally safe environment for our participants
Capable of working as part of a collaborative team
Willingness to be coached and openness to feedback
Possess current Wilderness First Aid certification and CPR (Adult, Child and Infant) or willing to acquire before staff training

Preferred:

Experience in field research or leadership and community service work
Experience or training in equity and inclusion work
Wilderness First Responder Certification

Salary

14/hour plus housing

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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