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Summer Nature Camp Director (Seasonal)

Company: Town of Brookline
Location: Brookline
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

he Town of Brookline Recreation Department is seeking qualified, energetic, and compassionate candidates for full-time seasonal positions for Nature Camp in Summer 2023. Nature Camp programs will run from July 10, 2023 to August 25, 2023 at two locations (Eliot Recreation Center and Soule Early Childhood Center) in Brookline, MA. Counselors are required to attend three days of mandatory training during the week of June 26 and one day of training on July 7, with specific schedules to be determined. The Director is required to attend above trainings and one additional day of training on July 6. All candidates will go through a background check through the Criminal and Sexual offender (CORI/SORI) database as required by the Town of Brookline's Health Department.

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Nature Camp Director reports directly to Brookline Recreation's Environmental Educator.


  • Prepare curriculum and activities before each camp day
  • Ensure effective group management and group safety during camp day
  • Organize, lead, and manage up to five Nature Camp counselors
  • Lead daily nature-based/environmental lessons for camp groups
  • Uphold all camp rules and regulations as required by the Recreation Department
  • Maintain, inventory, and clean all instructional materials and resources, including classroom space and vehicles used for camper transportation
  • Foster a positive, welcoming, inclusive, supportive environment for all campers
  • Develop and maintain positive, effective communication with campers' caregivers in-person and through digital organizing/email
  • Transport campers to daily field trips in Brookline and beyond by operating 12-passenger van or 15-passenger minibus.
  • Responsible for the health and safety of all participants while working as the designated Health Care Supervisor for assigned camp location (training provided)
  • Perform similar or related work as directed, required, or as situations dictate Qualifications:
    • Must be 21 years or older
    • Commitment to June and July trainings and entire camp schedule in July and August
    • Certification in CPR and First Aid required; able to certify during mandatory training
    • Driver's License required; no CDL required
    • Experience in leading group programs, classes, or day camps with nature themes preferred
    • Coursework or real-world experience in hiking, ecology, biology, wildlife, and plant sciences preferred
    • Strong interpersonal skills required; ability to work cooperatively and communicate well with others, verbally and in writing, including co-workers, children, and adults
    • Organized, reliable, and conscientious
    • Able to work independently, proactively, and as part of a team
    • Ability to act professionally, appropriately, and to maintain confidentiality of records and other information
    • Knowledge of or willingness to learn computer software (Microsoft Office, SmartRec by AMILIA, CampDoc, etc.
      $24.00/hr. Application deadline is March 13, 2023. Employment dependent on successful completion and clearing of CORI/SORI.

Keywords: Town of Brookline, Brookline , Summer Nature Camp Director (Seasonal), Executive , Brookline, Massachusetts

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