Company Name:

Tamarack Adventure and Retreat Center

Location:

Ortonville, Michigan

Approximate Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:

Education

Position Type:

Full Time and Part Time

Required Experience:

Entry Level

Required Education:

High School or equivalent

Posted

May 18, 2018

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Educator


Tamarack Adventure & Retreat Center is seeking qualified seasonal residential Outdoor Educators.  In addition to many others, an Outdoor Educator’s primary responsibility will be to deliver phenomenal experiential programming to our clientele.  This position will report to the Program Director.

REQUIREMENTS

Personality Traits

  • An insatiable drive for educating both self and others
  • Able to provide a positive learning experience in any environment
  • An enthusiastic, “can do” attitude
  • Polite, respectful and professional at all times (towards co-workers and clientele)
  • Enjoys working with children and is able to build rapport in a short period of time
  • Fair, trustworthy and dependable (punctual, strong attendance record)
  • Hard-working, flexible and able to multi-task

Job Behaviors and Work Characteristics

  • One year experience in outdoor education, experiential education, recreation or other customer service role
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clientele, co-workers and management
  • Serving as an overall guide to groups while maintaining a strong customer service attitude
  • Strong verbal communication skills; able to engage audience with clear and persuasive rhetoric
  • Can demonstrate knowledge of the experiential learning cycle
  • Can translate concepts into engaging programming, utilizing questioning strategies for inquiry-based learning
  • Facilitating all Adventure & Retreat Center programs in accordance with current standards, adjusting programs for age appropriateness as needed
  • Modeling care of all program materials and facilities; communicating needs to Program Coordinator and/or Program Director as necessary
  • Participation in staff training and development
  • Completion of assigned projects including maintenance, setup and cleanup of both general camp facilities and program-specific areas
  • Driven to continuously train and educate both self and others, training staff in program areas as needed
  • Animal care to include feeding and cleaning as necessary
  • Maintaining excellent communication with management and all levels of staff

Goals and Objectives

  • To contribute to the relationship between Tamarack and clientele by fostering rapport in all client interactions

Certifications and Training

  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR certification (on-site training available) Lifeguarding also available
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Degree or coursework in related field a bonus

Physical Work Environment- Hours/days worked per week vary according to camp schedule/needs; this position requires a full time commitment. Position requires a positive attitude in all weather conditions, as we operate year-round. Must have open availability and live on camp for the duration of contract

 Compensation:  From $300 per week. Seasonal communal housing and meals included.


Company Name:

Tamarack Adventure and Retreat Center

Location:

Ortonville, Michigan

Approximate Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:

Education

Position Type:

Full Time and Part Time

Required Experience:

Entry Level

Required Education:

High School or equivalent

Posted

May 18, 2018

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