A hands-on, field position that directly involves teaching and leading groups of students in outdoor, environmental and recreational activities. Naturalists should expect full-time schedules that may include weekends and/or evenings for night hikes and special programs.
Duties: Plan and teach classes to groups of children, young people and adults; supervise outdoor recreation activities related to schools and youth groups visiting camp; assist with curriculum development and planning; maintain specialized outdoor education equipment; assist with special programs and events; when needed, assist with cleaning and preparation of camp facilities; help maintain outpost site and key hiking trails; occasionally lead or assist hikes, camp-outs, night hike programs, or boat trips.
Requirements: Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or major in Environmental Science, Education, Recreation, Biology, Botany or related field preferred; must be comfortable outdoors and familiar with outdoor recreation and natural sciences; capable of supervising children; some knowledge of at least 3 key curriculum subjects (high ropes, low ropes, rock climbing / rappelling, boating, lifeguarding, ecology, pioneering skills, colonial history, fishing, nature crafts, peer counseling, maps and archery, riflery, limnology, hiking / backpacking, Native American lifestyles, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, plant and animal identification, and sciences); first aid and CPR will be needed, we will provide. Lifeguarding a plus.
Benefits: Stipend paid for seasonal contract, pro-rated on a bi-weekly basis, additional to fully paid room and board. Workman's Compensation Insurance provided to all staff.