Woodvale Farm Day Camp Coordinator
Description: Coordinate a summer day camp program for 50 children each week ages 5-8. Responsibilities: hire, supervise and support 6 day camp counselors plus support staff and junior counselors and carry out pre-season training, and mid-season enrichment and performance evaluations; carry out staff scheduling, program logistics, and program evaluation; facilitate staff meetings, camper check-in/check-out, camper orientation, and parent day (Friday); coordinate and oversee shuttle service, vehicle needs, swim times, and other special programs; order teaching supplies and equipment; communicate with nursing and office staff; act as parent liaison; monitor program quality; oversee facilities management and safety in conjunction with Animal and Garden Manager including farm animals, gardens, buildings, and grounds; and fill in for day camp teachers if necessary during emergencies. Day camp sessions run Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm for eight weeks. Day camp programs emphasize education of agriculture and ecology, self-esteem, humane treatment of animals, sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship, and conservation.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental studies, outdoor recreation, or a related field; experience teaching young children; supervisory experience. Teaching certificate is a plus but not required. Excellent communication/interpersonal/organizational skills. Red Cross certification in standard first aid and CPR is required. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license with no risk-creating infractions. Familiarity with natural history, environmental stewardship, farming, gardening, and conservation preferred. Applicants must be 25 years of age or older by June 26. Pets are strictly forbidden on site. All final applicants will be subjected to a criminal background check.
Salary: Compensation includes $3150 or $2700 plus room and board
Dates of Employment: June 17 to August 16, 2019
Pre-Season Set-up: June 3-14, 2019. Additional $500