The Trustees of Reservations

200 High St.
Boston, MA 02110

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Date Posted:
March 08, 2021

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Seasonal

Seasonal Camp Educator - Hingham, MA

Description:

The Opportunity.

The Trustees offer two Summer Adventures camp options on the South Shore:

  • Weir River Farm Camp is a children’s day camp located at Weir River Farm in Hingham, MA. The barnyard animals, beautiful trails, Learning Garden, and surrounding diverse wildlife habitat are what make this farm a special place.

  • World’s End Camp is a children’s day camp located at World’s End Reservation in Hingham, MA. This 251-acre coastal property offers rocky shores, broad hillsides, and open fields bracketed by woodlands with sweeping views of the Boston skyline. In daily camp adventures, we explore the fields, shoreline, and forests.

Trustees Camp Educators connect children to the land and the natural systems that support us all, while offering valuable time outdoors, exploring, making friends, and having fun. Camp Educators work a 35-40-hour week, Monday through Friday from June 21–August 20, with a required full week of training during the week of June 14. Camp Educators are responsible for the planning and daily execution of camp programs and activities, and direct supervision of campers, 5-13 years old.

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In This Role You Will:

  • Be responsible for the daily supervision and safe-keeping of campers

  • Design and implement camp curriculum and activities based on the natural world, farming, and other environmental themes with support from Camp Director and Trustees camp resources

  • Plan daily age-appropriate games, crafts, and farm chores with the help of the rest of the teaching team

  • Lead daily exploration and investigation activities with a designated age group (5-6, 7-9, 10-13)

  • Communicate with camper parents regarding camp questions and basic camper information

  • Perform daily camp staff chores to clean, organize, and prepare for each day

  • Oversee a Counselor in Training (CIT)

  • Meet periodically with the Camp Director to evaluate experience and performance

  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation

Qualifications:
  • Experience in outdoor education, working as a camp counselor, classroom teacher, or informal educator with children ages 5-13

  • Knowledge of or interest in nature/farm-based education and desire to share your passion for the natural world with children

  • A familiarity with Weir River Farm/World’s End and The Trustees of Reservations

  • Must be outgoing, inclusive, creative, and demonstrate a willingness to learn

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Other Requirements:

  • Reliable transportation

  • Must be available for training week and all weeks of camp:

  • Training week: June 14 - 18

  • Weir River Farm Camp: June 21 - August 20 (9 weeks)

  • World’s End Camp: June 28 - August 20 (8 weeks)

  • A satisfactory criminal background check (CORI and SORI)

  • Adult/Child CPR and Basic First Aid certifications required by June 1, 2021

  • Able and willing to work outdoors in variable weather conditions

  • Camp Educators must be at least 18 years old

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For more information about our program, please visit ourSouth Shore Camps webpages.


About The Trustees

The Trustees?is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster.?Our passion is to protect and share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures under our care.?We are funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households.

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The Trustees has been featured in the Top 100 Women-Led Organizations in Massachusetts for six consecutive years.

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In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of its team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.

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The Trustees is a signer of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and a Member of the Boston College Center for Work and Family.

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We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

How To Apply:
Please apply online via The Trustees website linked here.
Apply by:
April 30, 2021
Salary:
13.50
About this Organization:
The Trustees of Reservations is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. We preserve and protect places of natural, scenic and historic beauty and hold these “reservations” in “trust” for public use and enjoyment. Our passion is to improve the quality of life in the Commonwealth, using our properties and their many programs as a powerful and compelling platform to engage more residents and visitors in our mission-driven work. We believe in protecting the irreplaceable forever, for everyone.  Today, we care for 117 special reservations -- from beaches to farms, gardens and historic sites – within minutes of every resident. Funded and supported entirely by our nearly 2 million visitors and supporters, and more than 60,000 member households, we invite you to find your place.