Assistant Camp Director: New Hampshire

The Audubon Society of New Hampshire
Concord, NH
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Do you have a passion for wildlife and the outdoors? We provide a positive, fun working environment with plenty of opportunities to develop new leadership and teaching skills. Our Assistant Camp Director positions will provide you with the tools and training to lead nature camp programming, provide effective child management, and teach in an outdoor setting. NH Audubon believes in an inquiry-based, student led approach to our teaching methods which is aimed at promoting curiosity of the natural world. The Assistant Camp Director positions will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon: to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people, by planning and conducting daily lessons and activities for campers on environmental education, assisting with camp coordination of daily nature-based activities, and supervising campers during extended care programs. Summary: This position is based out of EITHER the Massabesic Center located in Auburn, NH OR the McLane Center in Concord, NH and will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon (to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people) by supporting and providing leadership for our summer camp experiences. TITLE: Assistant Camp Director LOCATION: McLane Center (Concord, NH) or Massabesic Center (Auburn, NH) HOURS: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm, 1-hour unpaid lunch, seasonal full-time, non-exempt (hourly paid). Hours may vary depending on camp needs. SCHEDULE: June 12-Aug 25, 2023 (11 weeks total includes 9 weeks of camp plus training and wrap-up). FUNCTION: This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon: to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people, by assisting with the operation and program coordination of an established environmental day camp sponsored by New Hampshire Audubon. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Attends all training sessions prior to the camp season Assists with and leads staff training Develops and monitors activities Organizes and reviews camper forms and maintains camper records Coordination of ‘Leaders in Training’ program Recommends purchases and maintains camp supplies and equipment Oversees daily camp operations including staff supervision Coordinates special events and special guests Leads camper groups during instructor absences Assists instructors with lesson development Acts as liaison and maintains good relationship with the campers’ parents Coordinates all programs and activities Ensure compliance with NH’s COVID safety guidelines for summer camps Performs other duties as assigned LEADERSHIP: Reports to Camp Director WORKING CONDITIONS: Outdoor camp setting; Non-smoking environment. Compensation Information: $15-16/hr hourly paid Guaranteed 40 hrs/wk x 11 wks; M-F workdays Paid holidays (Juneteenth & Independence Day) Paid professional development opportunities Access to Pro Deals NH Audubon Annual Membership ($59 value)
QUALIFICATIONS: Education: High school diploma required. Bachelor’s degree or current enrollment in elementary education, environmental education, outdoor education, biology, natural history or related field recommended. Experience: Must have experience working in a camp setting and teaching children ages 4-15; demonstrated ability to develop creative environmental education activities. Proven leadership and supervisory experience required. Ability to make both independent and collaborative decisions required. Must have American Red Cross or American Heart Association Standard First Aid certification, CPR certification or equivalent, Medication Administration in Early Care and Education Settings course or willingness to obtain certifications. Must complete new Camp Director training if new to position. Skills, Traits and Characteristics Necessary for Success: Requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Creativity, flexibility, and enthusiasm are necessary. Minimum age required: 18. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a criminal background check. Must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 and can provide COVID vaccination card at orientation. Camp uniform required (provided). Physical Demands: To perform the essential functions of the position, the following applies: excellent physical condition with capability to moderately hike, run and climb, tolerance for variable weather conditions, ability to work in an outdoor setting and able to lift up to 25 lbs. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: NH Audubon is a welcoming inclusive organization that is committed to ensuring people of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome and respected. NH Audubon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation or Vietnam Era/Disabled Veteran status, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NH Audubon complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location where NH Audubon has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to Please include the Position Title “Assistant Camp Director/Outdoor Educator/Camp Counselor” and camp location “Concord/Auburn” in the subject heading.
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