VINS Nature Camp Position Contact Us 802.359.5000 firstname.lastname@example.org Nature Center Hours Open 7 days a week 10:00AM - 4:00PM Get Directions Nature Camp Second Assistant The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is seeking an energetic, conservation-minded educator to lead our Nature Camp programs located at VINS Nature Center in Quechee, VT. With 48 years of environmental education experience, VINS offers children in the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire a fun and safe way to learn about nature through an exciting summer of outdoor exploration, adventure, and discovery. REPORTS TO: Lead, Nature Camp and Adult Programs SUMMARY: Assist in management of environmental education camp programs; children ages 4-13 JOB LOCATION: VINS Nature Center, 149 Natures Way, Quechee, Vermont Responsibilities Assist the Lead, Nature Camp and Nature Camp Assistant with the administration, management, and supervision of VINS’ camp program, serving children ages 4-13Share responsibility for the safety, supervision, and general well-being of all campersAct as Head Instructor during VINS Nature Camp’s two weeks of overnight camp including planning and delivery of curriculum and supervision of campersSupervise VINS Nature Camp’s Extended Day program at VINS Nature Center andoff-site locationsAct as camp registrar and assist Lead, Nature Camp in managing registrations, camper documents and weekly program rostersProvide the highest level of customer service to parents/guardians and campers before, during and after their participation in camp including maintaining excellent communication with parents/guardians of camp participants on a daily basisTravel to off-site camp locations to provide support to staff and campersAssist the Lead, Nature Camp and Nature Camp Assistant with the support of all camp instructors in daily execution of camp plans including providing behavior management and disciplinary support and filling in for instructors not able to workAssist the Lead, Nature Camp and Nature Camp Assistant with the training and supervision of up to 10 camp instructors including the execution of a formal two week training programSupport all camp special event planning, preparation, set-up and breakdownRecognize and respond effectively to emergencies; responsible for supporting Lead Nature Camp in risk management Requirements and Qualifications Minimum 21 years of ageEducation: Bachelor’s degree or higher in education, recreation/outdoor management, environmental science/studies preferredPrevious work experience with summer camps, managing groups of children a mustFamiliarity and comfort with teaching natural science to childrenExcellent organizational, communication, and customer service skillsAbility to work well independently and as part of a teamAbility to carry bulky, heavy teaching equipment (up to 40 lbs.)Current driver’s license and clean driving recordAbility to assist with leading educational activities over diverse terrain and in all weather conditionsCurrent CPR and First Aid certifications a must, or willing to obtainLifeguard Certification a must, or willing to obtainOrganizational and administration skills requiredComputer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs All VINS staff working directly with children are subject to a thorough background check, including fingerprinting and a criminal record check. Compensation & Work Schedule Full time, seasonal positionCompensation: $500+ per week stipend based on experienceThe regular work week is 40 hours, Monday – Friday with two weeks of overnight camp work approx. 55 hours, Sunday – FridayThe term of employment is May 22, 2020 through August 21, 2020 Application Apply online at vinsnaturecampstaff.campbrainstaff.comORSend resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Sarah Strew at email@example.com. APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2020 START DATE: May 22, 2020 Position post date: January 2020 VINS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported by membership dues, admission and program fees, donations, and grants.