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Naturalist for Christian Science Camp

Posted by: Mile High Pines Christian Camp

Posted date: 2017-Nov-13

Location: Angelus Oaks

Position Purpose:

To further the mission of camp and the CODES program through the education of 5th-8th grade students by giving students a life-long love of learning though experiential education and the natural environment.

Main Content Focus:

Instructors will teach a wide array of topics including the following: Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Climatology, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Environmental Science, Geology, Horticulture, and Zoology.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Education and Instruction
  • Leading educational and hands-on nature hikes with groups of 10-25 students
  • Developing and designing lesson plans based on the curriculum and the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Researching and understanding the MHP ecosystem/environment, flora and fauna, and wildlife.
  • Instructing students 5th-8th grade students some may have special needs and learning disabilities.
  • Ensuring order by implementing disciplinary action as appropriate for students.

Program Facilitation

  • Orientation, set-up/clean-up, and hosting meals. Communicating with the food service department about student or personal needs during meals, and packing sack lunches on extended hike days, and serving evening snacks.
  • Leading program activities as needed including: archery, rock wall, zipline, craft, and kayak/canoe programs
  • Facilitating evening programs such as large group games, skit nights, campfire activities, night hike, etc.
  • Keeping orderly and stocked HQ classroom supplies. Returning first aid kits and medication after class.

Other CODES Duties

  • Cabin Leading up to 60% of the time if needed. Read policies, practices and job description related to that role.
  • Hosts teachers meetings, facilitates student meetings, assists in student disciplinary meetings, and participate in staff meetings.
  • Responds to medical and emergency situations. Knows the emergency procedures.
  • Assists the Medical Monitor by filing proper paper work when students need medication or care on trails. And, in other areas as requested.

Other Ministry Duties

  • It is understood that 20% or more of your time may be spent doing camp maintenance, cleaning, meal preparation, or other tasks as instructed.
  • Occasionally working weekends to help support the Mile High Pines guest group needs, or operations.
  • Camp duties such as cleaning, cooking, maintenance, and program activities.
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor
  • Clerical, office, or guest service tasks (i.e., giving tours of facilities).

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Classroom management skills, oration skills, and interest in working with children are necessary assets.
  • Ability to pass physical and skill based tests in relation to program certifications (i.e., Lifeguarding, Watercraft, Wilderness First Aid, CPR, Food Handler, Archery, Rock climbing, Zipline, and other tests as needed)
  • It is important for naturalists to be out-going, friendly, and able to speak to large crowds of students and teachers. Additionally they should feel comfortable maintaining a balance of fun and discipline to host events between 30-160 people at a time.
  • Flexible, adaptable, quick processing skills needed.
Job Title Naturalist for Christian Science Camp
Post Details
Organization Mile High Pines Christian Camp
Phone 9097942824
Email cassie(at)milehighpines.com
Location Angelus Oaks
State State -> California
Zip Code 92305.00
Country Country -> United States
Salary Negotiable
Deadline for applying 2017-Dec-20
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Job Category Job Classification -> Camping
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