January 09, 2015

Job Openings- Summer Nature Camp Educators


Description: The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum (CHA) is looking for enthusiastic educators for our Nature Discovery Camp program. This is a hands-on, field position that involves teaching and managing campers in outdoor, environmental, and recreational activities. Summer Camp Educators must be committed to work with the CHA staff for 3 training days and 8 weeks of day-camp. (Monday to Friday).

Dates: June 24, 2015 to August 21, 2015

Location: Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Responsibilities: include but are not limited to:
- Teaching weekly themed, preapproved curriculum to campers between 3-5 years; 6-8 years; or 9-11 years of age.
- Lead and supervise outdoor activities relevant to the Nature Discovery Camp weekly themes.
- Lead and supervise craft activities relevant to the Nature Discovery Camp weekly themes.
- Daily maintenance of education and outdoor equipment and materials.
- Daily set-up and clean-up of classroom space and program materials.
- Other tasks as needed.

Requirements: Graduate or working towards a degree in Environmental Science, Education, Biology, Botany, Forestry, or related field. Must be: comfortable spending a majority of time outdoors; have a basic knowledge of outdoor recreation and natural sciences; capable of managing a group of 6 to 10 children. Some knowledge of New Jersey ecology and natural history, crafts in nature, orienteering, hiking/backpacking, floral and faunal identification is a plus. First aid and CPR certification a plus (CHA can provide certification if necessary).

Salary: $11/hour paid on a bi-monthly basis and Workman's Compensation Insurance provided to all staff.

To Apply: Send letter of interest and resume to Tedor Whitman, Executive Director, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or mail to 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills, NJ 07078