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Day Camp Environmental Educator

The Boston Nature Center is seeking individuals to foster experiential nature-based learning for campers. We aim to promote positive youth development, stewardship for the environment, and a respectful and inclusive safe space for all our campers.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Co-lead a small group of children by exploring fields, forests, streams, and hiking trails
• Develop, plan, and implement age-appropriate nature-based lessons and daily activities for
• Ensure health and safety of all children in group
• Treat all campers with compassion
• Act as a role model to both campers and colleagues
At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background.
Required qualifications as per MA DPH regulations, American Camp Association Standards and Mass Audubon Policy:
• Must be 18 +
• Have 4+ weeks experience working with children (including, but not limited to: babysitting:
volunteer or otherwise, and experience with younger siblings)
• Must hold current First Aid and CPR certifications OR be willing to obtain them before the start
of the summer
• Participate in mandated, paid camp training and utilize learning including: natural history,
communication, group management, health and safety, and teaching techniques
• Experience teaching nature-based activities in a camp environment
Desired Qualifications:
• Have strong interest or related education experience in Environmental Studies, Biology, Conservation, Education, or related field
• Familiarity with regional natural history, marine biology, wildlife conservation, or other applicable natural history topics
Essential Functions:
• Be willing to manage a group outdoors for six hours a day in most weather conditions
• Easily and physically access sanctuary terrain
Camp Job Descriptions 2023
• Ability to effectively interact with others, especially children, in camp’s youth-centered environment
• Ability to adapt to changes in schedule and work assignment
• Emotionally resilient
All Mass Audubon Camp Staff undergo mandatory training prior to interacting with campers. Training includes: Natural History, Lesson Planning, Behavior Management, Games, and so much more. If you have a strong desire to work with campers in an outdoor environment, and are interested in learning how to teach and effectively lead groups, please apply.
Perks of Working at Mass Audubon:
• Free First Aid/CPR training class offered to staff in June
• “Pro- Deal” discounts on outdoor clothing, equipment and more
• Network with Mass Audubon staff (Conservation, Education, Climate Science, etc.)
• Training in Natural History & Classroom Management

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