Whitewater Canoeing Director


Eagle's Nest Camp
Seasonal
Job Overview

The Whitewater Canoeing Director is responsible for working with the Program Manager and canoeing instructors to plan canoe expeditions in Western North Carolina for young paddlers ranging from beginning to advanced skill levels, as well as teach campers techniques and skills to maximize their enjoyment of canoeing and improve their abilities. The director should have a solid understanding of and commitment to the educational advantages of tandem open-boat paddling, such as teamwork, communication, and skill development. The canoeing program utilizes our lake as well as many local rivers including the Green, Nantahala, Tuckaseegee, French Broad, and Watauga Rivers.

 

Required Qualifications: Minimum age of 21 years. Experience in whitewater canoeing and teaching. Excellent technical skills in Class III water. CPR and Wilderness First Aid Certifications.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Current American Canoe Association Instructor Certification, swift water rescue technician certification, Wilderness First Responder or higher certification.

Benefits: Competitive salary with one full day off each week. On campus housing, meals in our whole foods dining hall, and access to laundry facilities provided.

 

Dates: Position

Eagle’s Nest Camp is currently seeking a Media Intern for the summer of 2020.

 

Responsibilities: The Media Intern will photograph daily camp activities and write weekly blogs for our website along with other media projects on an as needed basis.

The Media Intern will also serve as a cabin counselor and teach two classes in areas reflecting their expertise and interests. We offer classes including, but not limited to, Arts and Crafts, Backpacking/Wilderness, Whitewater Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Athletics, Swimming, Music, and Drama.

 

Required Qualifications: Some photography experience. All staff must be at least 18 years old with one full year out of high school. We require CPR and First Aid certification by the time the season begins, and may require higher certifications for teaching in specific areas.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in some or all of the following: Audio and video capture, editing and cataloguing photos, using Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Premier, and Indesign, taking portrait, editorial style, and sport photography, and fluency in Nikon and Canon cameras systems

 

Benefits: Competitive salary with one full day off each week. On campus housing, meals in our whole foods dining hall, and access to laundry facilities provided.

 

Dates: Position is from June 4th to August 17th, 2020. In addition, some positions require attendance at a training clinic. Please see our website, www.enf.org, for clinic dates.

 

How to Apply: Please apply using the Application Form found on our website: www.enf.org/eagles-nest-camp/summer-employment. Hiring now.

 

 

How to Apply: Please apply using the Application Form found on our website: www.enf.org/eagles-nest-camp/summer-employment. Hiring now.

 

Who We Are: Eagle’s Nest Camp is a coed camp over 90 years old, located in the lush mountains of western North Carolina. Eagle’s Nest Camp provides a joyful, nurturing community where campers finishing kindergarten – 11th grade are treated with respect and compassion. Campers have the opportunity to participate in 1-3 week long sessions which emphasize nature, arts, and community living. Our mission is experiential education for young people, promoting the natural world and the betterment of human character.

 

Eagle’s Nest Camp · 43 Hart Road · Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

828-877-4349 · [email protected]

www.enf.org

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