Nature Summer Camp Staff - Locust Grove Nature Center - Seasonal

  • Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission
  • Locust Grove Nature Center, Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • May 02, 2019
Seasonal Biology - Ecology Communication - Public Outreach Environmental Education - Interpretation Parks Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Description

The Montgomery County Department of Parks, Horticulture, Forestry and Environmental Education Division, is currently seeking Seasonal/Intermittent applicants to fill a position in Locust Grove Nature Center. 

Examples of Important Duties

Nature Camp Counselor at Locust Grove Nature Center

Candidate will serve as Assistants to the Naturalists for Montgomery County Parks Nature Center camps.  Candidates will adhere to all Youth Camp Standard requirements.  Some duties include assisting campers in the various activities, preparing campfires, accompanying and monitoring campers on all field trips, maintaining order in and between activities, monitoring campers during breaks and meals, monitoring campers during before and after care, and ensuring the safety of campers at all times.  Must be 18 or older, have an interest in environmental education or the outdoors, be comfortable working with children from ages 4 to 14 years old, and attend and complete all M-NCPPC trainings.  Must be available to work full time (40 hours per week) through the camp season mid June-mid August and be available for training at the beginning of June. This position pays at a rate of $12.00/hr.
 
Prior experience, education, and/or certifications preferred including Maryland Master Naturalist, Certified Interpretive Guide, etc. 

Requirements for Camp Counselors:

  • BA/BS in education or science earned or in progress (Must have HS diploma)
  • Experience working with children, or one year minimum leading summer camps
  • Experience in conducting environmental education lessons
  • Maryland natural history knowledge
  • Willingness to work outside all day
  • Superior communication skills; outgoing and friendly
  • Organizational ability
  • Team worker
  • CPR/First Aid certification (preferred)
  • FBI and MD Background check
  • Valid driver's license
  • Able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Able to hike 3 miles+ at a time

 
Nature Camp Assistant Counselor at Locust Grove Nature Center

Candidate will serve as Assistants to the Senior Counselors and Naturalists for Montgomery County Parks Nature Center camps.  Candidates will adhere to all Youth Camp Standard requirements.  Some duties include assisting campers in the various activities, preparing campfires, accompanying and monitoring campers on all field trips, maintaining order in and between activities, monitoring campers during breaks and meals, monitoring campers during before and after care, and ensuring the safety of campers at all times.  Other duties include assisting with setup, cleanup, preparing supplies, setting up activities, and being available to help make the camp day run smoothly. This position pays at a rate of $11.50/hr.
 Must be 16 or older, have an interest in environmental education or the outdoors, be comfortable working with children from ages 4 to 14 years old, and attend and complete all M-NCPPC trainings.  Must be available to work part to full time (20-40 hours per week) for the assigned camp week(s) mid June-mid August and be available for training at the beginning of June. Previous Locust Grove volunteer counselors preferred. 

Requirements for Assistant Camp Counselors:

  • Pursuing High School Diploma or Associate's degree
  • Experience working with children, or one year minimum volunteering with summer camps
  • Maryland natural history knowledge (Environmental science, Envirothon, etc.)
  • Willingness to work outside all day
  • Superior communication skills; outgoing and friendly
  • Team worker
  • CPR/First Aid certification (preferred)
  • FBI and MD Background check
  • Able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Able to hike 3 miles+ at a time

Supplemental Information

Nature Summer Camp Staff - Locust Grove Nature Center - Seasonal description imageA criminal background investigation will be completed prior to hire.

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Job Level

Entry-level  

Sector

Government- Local/Regional

Salary

$12.00/hr