Summer Job Announcement!
02/27/2013 12:01:45 Sheela Shankar
Hello CREEC Community,
Please pass along the attached "Camp Assistant Leader" job
announcement (also pasted below) to anyone you think may be
interested- thank you!
(And apologies for cross-postings.)
KIDS for the BAY
?CAMP ASSISTANT LEADER? JOB ANNOUNCEMENT for KIDS for the BAY's 2013
Summer Camp Program!
Position Title: Camp Assistant Leader
Dates of Position: June 17 ? June 28, 2013 and July 8 ? August 16,
2013 (Monday-Friday) (PLUS some additional training and orientation
hours during the week of June 10-14)
Position Hours: 40-45 hours per week between 9am and 5pm
WHO IS KIDS for the BAY?
KIDS for the BAY (KftB) inspires environmental consciousness in
children and cultivates a love of learning. We connect children to
nature and turn children on to science through hands-on investigations
of our natural world. KftB?s programs also empower children to take
action to help solve environmental problems in their communities. To
learn more about our mission and our award-winning programs, please
visit our website at www.kidsforthebay.org .
KIDS for the BAY SUMMER CAMP OVERVIEW
KftB is in its thirteenth year of delivering a fun-filled summer of
hands-on science and nature exploration in the outdoors, studying the
environment of the San Francisco Bay Area through thoughtful
investigation and scientific adventure.
Our camp sessions are one week long (Monday-Friday) between the hours
of 9am and 4pm and take place at various natural habitats around the
Berkeley area, including Lake Anza, Jewel Lake, Strawberry Creek, and
the Berkeley Marina. Some sessions of camp include field trips to
nature-themed sites in San Francisco, Marin, and the East Bay;
transportation to these sites is provided by KIDS for the BAY.
KIDS for the BAY offers camp sessions for two different age groups:
5-8 year olds and 8-11 year olds. Our 5-8 year old camp themes are
?Aquatic Science Adventures?, ?Wonderful World of Plants?, and
?Animals, Animals, Everywhere!?. Our new 8-11 year old camp is ?KIDS
for the BAY Explorers?. Each week of camp is led and managed by a
combination of Camp Leaders, Camp Assistant Leaders, and Camp Interns.
Our camper-to-staff ratio is low, ensuring an enriching, safe, and
positive camp experience for everyone. KftB also runs an after-care
program, Nature Club, from 4-5pm.
BE A CAMP ASSISTANT LEADER WITH KIDS for the BAY!
Help make KIDS for the BAY?s Summer Camp an exciting and enriching
experience for 5-11 year olds! The Camp Assistant Leader (CAL) will
work side by side with Camp Leaders and Camp Interns each week of
camp. The CAL will lead or assist Camp Leaders in leading hands-on
science and nature activities each day of camp, and manage and ensure
the safety of all campers. During the camp sessions, all work will
take place at our outdoor camp sites (mostly in the Berkeley area);
the CAL will also complete some orientation and training work at the
KftB office in Berkeley during the week of June 10 - 14. Camp Leaders
are year-round, professional KftB staff members; CALs and Camp Interns
are hired seasonally to assist our Summer Camp Program.
What will the Camp Assistant Leader gain from working with KIDS for the BAY?
The CAL will gain invaluable experience working with children,
teaching in the outdoors, implementing best practices in environmental
education, and coordinating and managing a camp program. This position
is an excellent career development opportunity for anyone seeking to
gain experience in teaching, education, working with youth, and
outdoor and environmental education.
KIDS for the BAY is an award-winning, 21 year old non-profit
organization specializing in environmental and science education. All
Camp Leaders are professional, year-round KftB staff who teach our
programs and train classroom teachers in environmental science during
the school year. The CAL will receive guidance, support, and
direction from the Summer Camp Program Manager throughout the summer,
and will receive support, direction, and hands-on training from Camp
Leaders on a day-to-day basis during each week of camp.
CAMP ASSISTANT LEADER RESPONSIBILITIES
? Learn the various camp activities by reading camp curricula, meeting
with Camp Leaders, and receiving hands-on training during camp sessions
? Lead and assist Camp Leaders in leading hands-on nature, art,
science, and play activities each week of camp
? Supervise campers during snack, lunch, and free play times
? Assist Camp Leaders with the management of activities, materials,
and equipment each day of camp
? Maintain a safe, respectful, positive camp environment, while
attending to the individual needs of the campers
? Maintain positive, upbeat, and professional communication with camp
parents/families at all times
? Provide guidance, leadership, and support to Camp Intern(s)
? Participate in end-of-camp evaluation
? Contribute to the Camp Log to record daily highlights, camper
quotes, and constructive feedback on activities
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
? Completion of at least two years of an undergraduate degree,
preferably in education, environmental studies, science, or a related
? At least one year of experience teaching environmental, science,
and/or outdoor education to elementary school aged youth
? Desire and ability to work in the outdoors with youth
? Ability to walk and hike along trails while carrying light equipment
? Commitment to KIDS for the BAY?s mission and to multicultural
? Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
? Ability and desire to be a positive role model to campers and Camp Intern
? Willingness to take and follow direction from the Summer Camp
Manager and the Camp Leaders
? Ability to interact and communicate with camp parents/families in a
positive, upbeat manner
? Open to learning from and working with a team of camp staff
? Confidence and ability to take initiative and take the lead, even in
? Upbeat, positive, mature attitude and respectful communication approach
? Valid CPR/First Aid certification (KftB will reimburse for training costs)
? Available between the hours of 9am ? 5pm Monday ? Friday from June
17 ? June 28, 2013 and July 8 ? August 16, 2013 (Monday-Friday), plus
some additional training and orientation hours during the week of June
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
? Knowledge of local creek, bay, and marine habitats and ecology
? Experience working in a youth camp setting
? A reliable car to travel to/from various camp sites
? Any musical ability or other relevant talents (e.g. storytelling,
arts and crafts) to contribute to the camp is a plus
The Camp Assistant Leader will be a temporary employee of KftB/Earth
Island Institute (KftB?s fiscal sponsor), with employment beginning on
June 10, 2013 and ending on August 16, 2013. The CAL will be paid
$9/hour and will submit timesheets to receive paychecks every two
weeks. The position does not include any health benefits or paid
vacation time, but does include worker?s compensation and state
disability insurance coverage.
Upon being offered the CAL position, the candidate will be required to
complete a background check through the State of California Department
of Justice. KftB reserves the right to revoke the position offer due
to the results of the background check. All information obtained from
the background check is for hiring purposes only and remains
Application Deadline: Open until filled. Apply early, interviews will
be held as applications are received.
** Your application package must include the following:
? a cover letter and your resume
? 2 letters of recommendation
? a list of 3 references with relationship to you and current contact
information (email and phone number)
To apply, send your application package to the address below. No
e-mails or faxes please.
KIDS for the BAY
Attn: Sheela Shankar, Associate Director
1771 Alcatraz Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
KIDS for the BAY values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.