Summer Environmental Educator

  • Growing Gardens
  • 1630 Hawthorn Ave, Boulder, CO, USA
  • Jan 29, 2020
Seasonal Environmental Education - Interpretation

Job Description

Summer Camp Description

Children’s Peace Garden Summer Camp strives to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards through hands-on learning experiences in the garden. We’ve found that connecting children with their food has lifelong impacts on their health and eating choices. We offer week long, full day camps for nine weeks in the summer for youth aged 5-11. Each week has a unique theme such as urban farming, farm to table cooking, or survival skills.

Job Title: Summer Environmental Educator
Job Status: Full Time, Seasonal Summer Employee, Average 40 hours per week
Reports To: Summer Camp Coordinator
Pay: $560 per week


Required Training
: May 26-29, 8am-4pm. Training is paid hourly at $12.10 per hour.
Summer Camp Schedule: Summer Camp is weekly June 1st - Aug 7th.
We have 3 options for the summer teaching schedule:
            4 weeks: June 1st - June 26th
            5 weeks: July 6th - Aug 7th
            9 week commitment: June 1st - Aug 7th. There is no Summer Camp June 29th - July 3rd.


No phone calls please. Email your cover letter, resume and two references with “Summer Camp Application” in the email subject line to:
Applications will be reviewed immediately until the position is filled.

Job Purpose:

Growing Gardens’ Summer Environmental Educator works to deliver high quality summer camp education programs. Educators co-lead a group of 15 campers each week and teach them about our garden and all it has to offer through lessons, activities, crafts, games and basic cooking at our Boulder farm site.  Working with the Summer Camp Coordinator, educators are responsible for preparing camp and leading children through activities. Summer Environmental Educators are essential in setting and attaining programming goals and objectives and developing new curriculum.

Major Functions and Accountabilities

  • The Summer Environmental Educator reports to Summer Camp Program Coordinator
  • Works with fellow Summer Environmental Educators to prepare and lead week long summer camp
  • Teach garden-based education programming for children at the Boulder Farm
  • Maintain positive relationships with students, parents and fellow staff
  • Record keeping and administrative work documenting programming
  • This job is outside in all weather conditions and involves many contact hours with program participants


Required Qualifications

  • The candidate must have at least 460 hours of satisfactory and verifiable experience with school-age children.
    Please note: In your cover letter, indicate how you’ve met the 460 hours - hours must be with children aged 4-18 in groups of four or more. Babysitting hours cannot be counted.
  • Experience teaching in an outdoor or environmental education setting
  • Exceptional relationship building skills
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with the Education Team
  • Adaptability to changing situations, needs of program participants and changing weather conditions
  • Willingness to joyfully work outside in all weather conditions
  • Consistent positive attitude and ability to enthusiastically work all day outdoors with children

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with organic gardening/farming highly desired


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