Being a naturalist at Camp Ocean Pines is a multifaceted role. You're an educator, a mentor, a nature enthusiast, a bird caretaker, and so much more. The core of what we do is provide enriching experiences in nature with children and teens. By engaging participants in the natural world, we strive to cultivate care and understanding for the communities and environments we inhabit.
Specifics of the job include but are not limited to:
-Manage a group of 10-15 students
-Facilitate hikes, tide pooling, kayaking trips, and instructional lessons
-Adapt content and teaching strategies to best meet the diverse needs of our participants
-Care for onsite birds of prey, reptiles, and amphibians
-Communicate with teachers and coworkers to provide flexible programming
Onsite room & board available for $50/week.
We are searching for people who are compassionate, responsible, and thoughtful instructors who encourage kids to be their best selves, no matter who that is. We strive to hire diverse staff members with an array of interests, talents, and backgrounds. We're excited to learn what unique qualities you'll bring to camp!
Must be 18+ years old.
Experience in youth development, outdoor education, classroom teaching, and/or engaging low-income and students of color
Current First Aid/CPR certification prior to start date
Current California Food Handlers certificate prior to start date
Successfully complete a background check and LiveScan fingerprints
English-language oral communication skills
Maintain a positive attitude in complex situations after working long hours
Comfortable giving and receiving feedback
Adjust quickly to changes with an open mind and flexibility
Recognize and respond to emergency situations
Proof of completed COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters if eligible
A commitment to the goals and philosophy of Camp Ocean Pines
Apply online at https://campoceanpines.org/jobs-at-camp
Questions? Contact the OE director at email@example.com