Outdoor Education Instructor


This job has been Expired
YMCA Camp Mason
Seasonal
Job Overview
  • Starting date:  Monday August 19th, 2019 at 9:00am
  • Ending date:   Friday November 1st, 2019
  • Salary:   $370-410 per week plus room & board (when kitchen is open)

 

A hands-on, field position that directly involves teaching and leading groups of students in outdoor, environmental and recreational activities. Instructors should expect full-time schedules that may include weekends and/or evenings for night hikes and special programs.

 

Duties: Plan and teach classes to groups of children, young people and adults; supervise outdoor recreation activities related to schools and youth groups visiting camp; assist with curriculum development and planning; maintain specialized outdoor education equipment; assist with special programs and events; when needed, assist with cleaning and preparation of camp facilities; help maintain outpost site and key hiking trails; occasionally lead or assist hikes, camp-outs, night hike programs, or boat trips.

 

Requirements: Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or major in Environmental Science, Education, Recreation, Biology, Botany or relevant experience; must be comfortable outdoors and familiar with outdoor recreation and natural sciences; capable of supervising children; some knowledge of at least 3 key curriculum subjects (high ropes, low ropes & teambuilding, rock climbing, boating, lifeguarding, ecology, pioneering skills, fishing, nature crafts, peer counseling, archery, riflery, hiking, plant and animal identification, and environmental sciences); first aid and CPR will be needed, we will provide. Lifeguarding a plus.

 

Benefits: Stipend paid for seasonal contract, pro-rated on a bi-weekly basis, additional to fully paid room and board. Additional compensation for evening programs.  Workman’s Compensation Insurance provided to all staff.

To apply submit cover letter and resume to Sara Davis, Outdoor Center Director at [email protected]