Summer Environmental Educator (19 positions)

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Philadelphia PA
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
The compensation is $6200 for the 10.2-week period, paid biweekly.
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Camp Schuylkill is an environmentally focused program that strives to give children the opportunity to explore and learn about their relationship to the natural world. Week-long, themed programs offer youth and educators a chance for in-depth explorations of a variety of nature-related topics. We are seeking highly motivated, energetic, creative leaders to plan and implement environmental science-based outdoor lessons and activities for youth between the ages of 4-9 years old. Educators are required to commit to all nine weeks of camp plus seven days of training. Educators will work 8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day. This position begins on June 8, 2023 and ends on August 18, 2023. (June 8-9 and June 12-16 are mandatory training dates.) Camp will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.
Required ● Applicants must be 18 years or older ● Comfortable in the outdoors and all weather conditions ● Demonstrated ability to be a positive role model for participants ● An understanding of child development and age-appropriate pedagogy ● Experience working with children ● Strong communications skills and confidence in leading groups ● Ability to engage children in fun and creative, hands-on learning opportunities ● Ability to be flexible and maintain a positive attitude throughout camp Helpful But Not Required ● A familiarity with outdoor recreation and natural sciences ● An understanding of how to best support children with special needs and/or varying abilities ● Associate or Bachelor's Degree or major in Environmental Science, Education, Early
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