About Keystone Science School
With the outdoors as a backdrop for learning, Keystone Science School inspires curiosity and critical thinking through the lens of science to change lives and strengthen communities. KSS offers a variety of adventure and traditional camp activities within a structured environment designed to allow each camper and participant to understand their potential. In all programs, campers and participants will create lifelong friendships, explore and learn about the natural world, and gain leadership and wilderness skills. For more information go to keystonescienceschool.org
With a staff that cares deeply about social justice and racial justice, we believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a rich work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our mission. We are committed to building an organization with raised consciousness in order to impact how we work with clients, as well as how we work together as a team.
Position Overview & Expected Schedule
This position starts January 3rd, 2024.
Lead Program Instructors will be team leaders and facilitate overnight outdoor education field trips during the school year and camp programs in the summer.
During the school year, Lead Program Instructors are responsible for lesson planning, organizing curriculum, and instructing groups of up to 13 students. Schedule is typically 5 days per week and includes some nights, weekends, and offsite camping trips. Please review the chart below for an overview of the 3 different summer lead schedule variations.
Summer Lead Overview and Schedule Option Summary
The Summer Adventure Instructor’s primary responsibility is to prepare for and co-lead 6 to 12 day programs of up to 13 students designed to build competency in outdoor living and leadership skills. You can expect to work 6-7 days per week with one to two days off in between trips. Expect regular 18 hour work days and responsibility to respond to student needs 24 hours a day while on a trip.
The Day Camp Lead’s primary responsibility is to handle logistics and day to day operations of the day camp programs and provide the necessary tools for counselors to maintain a positive and safe learning environment for campers. The Day Camp Lead can expect to work 5 days (M-F) per week and can expect long summer camp days of up to 14 hours per day.
The Discovery Overnight Camp Lead’s primary responsibility is to handle logistics and day to day operations of the overnight camp programs and provide the necessary tools for counselors to maintain a positive and safe learning environment for campers. The Discovery Overnight Camp Lead can expect to work 5-6 days per week and can expect long summer camp days of up to 16 hours per day.
The job duties of this position are performed personally, in cooperation with your supervisor, and/or in coordination with other staff. Additional work functions and duties may be assigned.
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