SUMMER CAMP NATURALISTS COUNSELOR
Seasonal position. Reporting to the Age Group Coordinator.
The Naturalists Camp Counselor is a dynamic and energetic individual responsible for planning, leading, and implementing programs and camp experiences for children in grades 6-8, (and on 2 weeks, grades 3-4), in a nature-based environment.
Position is Seasonal. Naturalists Counselors must be available Mondays 8:00am-5:15pm and Tuesday-Friday 8:15am-5:15pm, from June 15 thru August 14, 2020 (Except July 3). Naturalists Counselors must also be available for on-site overnights on Wednesday, July 1 and Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6 and 13.
$12.00 – $13.00/hour, commensurate with experience. Time and a half will be paid for any hours over 40 that are worked within the week.
Share Tyler’s rich heritage, collections and landscape to inspire and engage stewards of the natural world.
Create a community environment to help youth gain a sense of belonging.
Plan, organize and lead a variety of activities each week, including camping and wilderness skills.
Lead Naturalists (middle school) camps for five weeks, including an on-site overnight each week.
Lead Field Trip Mania (middle school) camps for one week, including an on-site overnight and three off-site field trips to a water park, kayaking, and river tubing.
Lead Explorer (elementary school) camps for two weeks of the summer.
Follow all policies and procedures for maintaining supervision of campers at all times.
Know and understand all emergency procedures associated with the camp program.
Identify and respond positively to camper behavior issues.
Set the “spirit” of camp by exhibiting passion about nature, camp and community.
Report to work on time, dressed appropriately, and ready for camp.
Complete other duties as assigned.
Excellent character, integrity and adaptability
Ability to teach and lead various recreational and environmental activities
Ability to communicate and work with children ages 11-13 (grades 6-8)
The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere
Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control
Willing and able to participate in all camp activities with campers, which includes, but are not limited to, hiking, team building initiatives, kayaking, swimming, tubing, cooking physical games and activities
First aid and CPR certification, or willingness to be certified
Must be at least 18 years of age
Satisfactory completion of the required background checks, including PA child abuse clearances
(Note: Tyler has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.)
General work on the Arboretum’s grounds.
Requires frequent and prolonged standing, walking, bending, kneeling, pulling, twisting and climbing.
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
Ability to work and sleep outdoors in all weather conditions.
Tyler Arboretum, a public garden in the Philadelphia suburbs, covers 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, and historic buildings, with 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Tyler offers workshops, classes, and tours for adults and children throughout the year.
Please complete the Summer Camp Application and e-mail along with your résumé or work history to Rebecca Silvey, School and Community Programs Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted with a rolling deadline until position is filled.
Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063