Summer Aftercare Educators

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Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Part Time
Job Overview

The Schuylkill Center’s Aftercare program is an environmentally focused program dedicated to letting children immerse themselves in nature through free play and exploration. Free, unstructured play is a vital part of a child’s development to build strong, social, and cognitive skills. We are seeking highly motivated, energetic, creative leaders to facilitate and oversee the program for children between the ages of 4 and 12. 

This is a part-time afternoon position with the hours of 3PM – 6PM, Monday through Friday. 

Duties include: Leading or assisting with nature hikes, supervising outdoor activities and children’s safety, helping hand out snacks and cleaning up afterwards.


  • Applicants must be 18 years or older
  • Comfortable in the outdoors and a familiarity with outdoor recreation and natural sciences
  • 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
  • First Aid/CPR certification required and provided for hires
  • Helpful but not required: Associate or Bachelor’s degree or major in Environmental Science, Education, Early Childhood Education, Biology, Botany, Horticulture, Agriculture, Outdoor Leadership, or related field

Background Clearances: Finalists are responsible for providing a valid Pennsylvania Child Abuse clearance, state criminal background check, FBI criminal background check, Mandated Reporter training, physical exam with TB results and other background checks that the Schuylkill Center requires based on the applicant’s state residency.

Dates of Employment: Position begins on June 15, 2020 and ends on August 21, 2020. There will be training June 4-5 and June 8-12 and educators in this role will attend training on dates TBD.

Compensation:  Between $11 – $14 hourly, commensurate with experience.

Application Closing Date: February 14, 2020

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to:

[email protected] 

Please state in the subject line of the email “Summer Aftercare Educator”. Cover letters should be addressed to “Summer Camp Hiring Managers”. If asked to interview, you will sit down with managers of all camps to learn more about the position. 

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Attention: Summer Camp Hiring Managers
8480 Hagy’s Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128

We value a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse work community and we strongly encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. E.O.E.