Reports to: Education Director
Function: To facilitate inquiry-based, hands-on environmental education with a variety of groups, primarily elementary age children.
Term of Employment: June to August
· Plan, prepare, and lead inquiry-based environmental education lessons
· Plan and lead hands-on environmental activities during daily free time
· Provide supervision for campers during their entire stay at camp and occasionally at night
· Accompany campers on overnight camp outs once or twice a week
· Supervise and coordinate evening activities once or twice a week
· Help prepare camp on group arrival days and clean up after groups depart
· Carry out established roles in enforcing camp safety regulations and emergency procedures
· Communicate plans and needs to Education Director and fellow Environmental Educators
· Set a good example for campers and others including safety, respect, cleanliness, punctuality, clean up, chores, and table manners
· Follow camp rules and regulations as outlined in personnel policies and procedures and staff training
· Encourage respect for others, personal property, camp equipment, and facilities
· At the end of each session, clean up your class materials and lodging space and assist others with cleanup of staff areas and other camp areas
· Maintain current first aid and CPR certification
· All other duties and tasks assigned to you by the Education Director
· Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent
· Associate or Bachelor’s degree in related field (ex: education, biology, geology, natural sciences) or equivalent experience preferred but not required
· Ability and desire to work with children of all ages and interests
· Prior experience with children preferred but not required
· Love for outdoors – in all weather conditions
· Ability to take charge and motivate others
· Ability and willingness to be a positive role model and have patience
· Appreciation and respect for all races, genders, cultures, religions, orientations, and abilities
· Willingness and ability to foster self-esteem, cooperation, courage, kindness, responsibility.
· Willingness and ability to work long hours with a positive attitude.
· Physical ability to participate in all camp activities (i.e., all day hikes, ropes course, etc.)
· Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first-aid and to assist campers in other emergency situations
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To help achieve the mission of the agency, Environmental Educators may have to assume additional tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Education Director or their designee.
This job description should not be interpreted as an employment contract. The Agency reserves the right to unilaterally and periodically modify this job description as is consistent with its goals and objectives.
Equal Employment Opportunity
BBBSCO provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or non-disqualifying physical or mental handicap or disability.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Applicants as well as employees who are or become disabled must be able to perform the essential duties & responsibilities either unaided or with reasonable accommodation. The organization shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law.
If you have any questions, do not understand the job description as written, or wish to apply, please contact Emily Kridel, Education Director (email@example.com). To apply, please send resume and cover letter to the aforementioned email.
About Camp Oty’Okwa
In 1942, Camp Oty’Okwa was founded to serve children in Central Ohio. Throughout our history, we have had the same philosophy to work with children, fostering an environment of positive role-modeling through small groups to help children gain confidence and self-esteem. Our hope is that these qualities will continue to produce results that last a lifetime. Camp Oty’Okwa is privately owned by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. The camp is centrally located on 777 acres in the Hocking Hills region in the midst of local state parks and preserves. Learning becomes a fun filled adventure as we continue to serve children, families, schools, and our local communities.