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Seasonal Summer Day Camp Assistant

McHenry County Conservation District

Woodstock ,  Illinois

The McHenry County Conservation District is currently seeking a Summer Day Camp Assistant for the 2017 summer season to assist in leading day camps and other environmental education programs for the public. Some evening and weekend work is required and scheduling flexibility is a must.  Almost all programs are outdoors. Site orientation and training in safety, leadership, and camp activities is included. This is a part time, seasonal position, totaling approximately 120 hours.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist Camp Director with development, promotion, implementation, clean-up and evaluation of day camp programs for children ages 5-12.
  • Help to develop and lead programs for a variety of other audiences, including families with children, adults only, and youth only aged preschool and up. 
  • Promote awareness of the Conservation District’s mission. 
  • Maintain an awareness of worker safety guidelines and standards and apply these in performing daily activities and tasks. 
  • Other education projects and duties assigned as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree program in environmental interpretation, education, or related field; one year experience working with children required; one season of experience in a residential or day camp setting preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must possess strong communication skills necessary to present programs, work with the public and be able to work as a member of a team.
  • Must enjoy working with people of all ages, be enthusiastic about our natural world, and be energetic.
  • Possess a valid, current driver's license with the ability to drive a motorized vehicle to perform various job related functions.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work involves working primarily outside in all weather conditions with frequent walking of up to three miles per day that is at times on hilly terrain.  The job duties may require the individual to assist staff in loading and unloading 80-pound canoes onto trailers and to paddle a canoe up to seven miles.  Requires a sighted individual (vision corrected to 20/20) to plan and conduct outdoor education programs.  This work also requires an individual with normal hearing (corrected to within a normal audible range) for interacting with employees and public.

WORK DATES & LOCATION: 

This is a very flexible summer schedule but certain weeks and dates will be required. Total hours for the season will be approximately 120. Starting date is early June, with the job ending early August.  Employee will be based out of the Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park.

CLOSING DATE:  April 15, 2017 or when filled.

APPLICATIONS:  Applicant must complete an online application located at www.mccdistrict.org. Must include cover letter and resume.



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