Hiring for Summer Camp: Environmental Educators & Sailing Instructors
The New Haven Land Trust seeks amazing staff members for positions with Schooner Camp, a summer day camp for ages 6-14. Camp offers land and sea based programing on New Haven's unique coastline, based out of the Sound School and the Long Wharf Nature Preserve. The goal is to provide a dynamic and fun educational experience for 80 children each week. Activities pique an interest in coastal ecosystems, marine biology, inspire children to be stewards of their environment, provide a fun and safe summer experience and offer sailing instruction for older campers. Camp operates from late June to mid-August, from 9-3pm Monday-Friday. Develop and lead activities for groups of 8-10 campers and ensure the safe operation, instruction, and communication of camp activities in accordance with the camp mission, policies and procedures.
We are hiring for: Environmental Educators, Sailing Instructors, a Leaders in Training Educator, a Waterfront Director, an Assistant Camp Director, and an Aftercare Educator. Please view full job descriptions online at www.newhavenlandtrust.org on the Employment Opportunities page.
Length of Employment and Scheduling Details: Seasonal, 40 hours per week from late June - mid-August. Staff must be available for ALL dates and a week of staff training. Some pre and post camp work may be available.
Compensation: $15-$20/hour depending on position
Reports to: Camp Director of the Schooner Camp and Executive Director
Essential Job Functions
Instruct a group of 8-10 campers age 6-12 years old
Supervise and work in collaboration with Junior counselors and LITs (teenagers)
Ensure the safety and well-being of all campers and staff throughout the camp program
Work as team with other staff to lead and ensure the effective execution of daily camp exercises, activities, free time, meals and other camp-related activities
Abide by and ensure others adhere to camp policies and procedures
Serve as a positive role model
Ensure a high level of standards in all activities, themes, and specialty programs
Provide one-on-one behavior guidance to campers as needed, within sight of others
Motivate campers and ensure mutual support and group-building during camp
Promote character development through the camp program
Assist with behavioral needs of campers
Assist with check-in and check-out to help campers transition to and from camp
Help supervise campers during lunch time
Participate in pre/post-camp interactions and communication with parents and campers
Communicate regularly with Director on all relevant camp matters
Participate in pre-camp staff training
It should be understood that this Job Description has been developed as an outline for basic responsibility. Additional duties may be assigned by the Director or the Executive Director of the New Haven Land Trust from time to time as deemed appropriate and/or necessary.
Position Qualifications Preferred:
Preferred age 19 or older
Experience in environmental education or sailing instruction
Demonstrated level of maturity and ability to handle all aspects of job description and potential issues associated with camp
Feel comfortable leading group of 8-10 campers ages 6-12 in program activities and managing large camp activities with a group of 40-80 campers
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability or strong interest in leading and motivating young people
Excellent interpersonal skills in working with youth and people of all ages
Positive attitude and approach to working with youth in ways that convey a deep understanding of developmental needs
Ability to interact with adults and co-workers in a positive and professional manner
Ability to be creative and flexible
Successful completion of background checks and any training required by camp
First Aid/CPR certification (may be acquired after hiring)
Ready to get dirty, be outside, and have fun with campers all summer long!
To Apply: Please view full job descriptions online at www.newhavenlandtrust.org on the Employment Opportunities page. Send cover letter and resume to Camp Director Cori Merchant at email@example.com. Applications are accepted until positions are full. Interviews begin in March 2019.
New Haven Land Trust is an "equal opportunity employer." New Haven Land Trust will not discriminate in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender expression, or sexual orientation.