Summer Environmental Educator – Hunt Hill Nature Sanctuary

Sarona, WI
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$500/week Living Stipend, $1,824.07 Education Award
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Last Date to Apply
Position Service Site: Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary (Sarona, WI) Service Time: May 30 – August 18, 2023 (450 hours total, 45 hours/week during Day Camp weeks, 35 hours/week during weeks Day Camp is not held) Benefits: Living stipend total for whole term = $6,000 ($500 per week) Education Award = $1,824.07 upon successful completion of service. Onsite housing provided. Covid-19 Vaccine strongly encouraged. OVERVIEW: Hunt Hill is a nature preserve and learning center, open to all, dedicated to fostering the understanding, appreciation, and protection of the environment. Our facility boasts some of the most beautiful and unique habitats found in Wisconsin – bogs, old growth forests, meadow, and four glacial lakes. In addition to our beautiful natural surrounds, we offer a variety of programs for visitors of all ages. SERVICE DESCRIPTION: Environmental Educators will work with the Program Coordinator to implement effective and interactive environmental education programs for youth at our facility. Environmental Educators can expect a fun, welcoming work atmosphere that also provides invaluable job experience. Members will be trained in American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED, Lifeguarding, Blood-Borne-Pathogens, and Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Auto-Injector training. RESPONSIBILITES: • Develop and implement fun and hands-on environmental education programs, primarily for youth ages 5-12 years old in Hunt Hill’s Youth Day Camp program. o Develop  Plan day camp activities and other environmental education programs to meet objectives; create strategies to include all campers of all abilities in the daily activities; establish “rainy day” activities and contingency plans for daily activities; develop age-appropriate educational experiences. o Implement  Implement activities in an engaging and enthusiastic manner; lead environmental activities and assist others in delivering them. • Supervise youth campers during Hunt Hill activities and ensure their safety. o Supervise  Supervise groups of about 10 youth during day camps and other activities, including crafts, games, and educational classes, at the waterfront and at a distance of a mile or more away from our main camp; oversee proper use of facilities and equipment. o Ensure  Participate in first aid courses during staff training; enforce rules and policies to ensure youth campers are engaging in safe activities; serve as a lifeguard during scheduled swim and water activities (if certified in provided training); participate in emergency action plan training, and understand their operation and implementation. • Assist in logistics for Public Programs. o Assist  Assist in the set-up and general clean-up of Hunt Hill public programs.  Assist in the Nature Store as needed.  Assist in enforcing Covid precautions. • Serve as a cooperating camp staff team member to help fill in, as needed, with various operations throughout the camp. o This may include kitchen chores, general maintenance, trail maintenance, and cleaning. HOUSING: Members should be prepared to live in communal housing with other members of the program/organization/agency. Members should expect to have roommates, and must inform staff of any housing preferences or required accommodations. WisCorps provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran per applicable federal, state, and local laws. We are committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs, and activities for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability, and need to access information in an alternative format, or need it translated into another language, please contact us at 608-782-2494, by email at or Wisconsin Relay 711.
• Must be at least 18 years • Must hold a high school diploma or equivalent • Must pass a background check • Possess a strong interest in nature, the outdoors, and working with youth • Enthusiastic, dependable, and trustworthy. • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision. • Ability to work long, flexible hours when needed, including weekends and evenings • Experience teaching or working with youth • Possess American Red Cross lifeguard certification, or be willing to become certified (training is provided) • Preference given to applicants with a current lifeguard certification or willingness to become certified (training is provided) • Withstand the physical demands of work which involves some lifting, carrying, bending and hiking across uneven terrain • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation • Ability to multitask and shift schedule and priorities to meet changing conditions • Upon hire, a criminal background check will be conducted. Service with WisCorps will be considered probationary until all results are returned and have been reviewed
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Holly Pierro
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