Outdoor Environmental Educator

YMCA of Greater Seattle-Camp Orkila

Eastsound, Washington

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details See Job Description

Spring Season: February 24th-June 8th, 2020

Located on one of the beaches of Orcas Island in the Puget Sound 75 miles north of Seattle, YMCA Camp Orkila offers 285 acres of beautiful forest, marine, and freshwater environments, as well as a salmon hatchery, Marine Education Center with 18,000 gallon salt water aquarium, new 1000-foot zipline, several challenge courses, and large organic garden.

Staff members will facilitate two programs every week: The Environmental Education program, which caters to elementary and middle school groups and occurs on the weekdays, and the Weekend Family Camp program, which caters to parent/child YMCA groups from the Seattle area and occurs on the weekends.

Responsibilities include teaching classes in marine/aquatic science, terrestrial ecology, earth science, and facilitating group development and challenge course activities. You will work at least two evenings a week running evening programs. All staff will work 5 days a week which will include at least one weekend day facilitating recreation activities for family camp and retreat programs. Camp staff also assist with many other camp operations, including cleaning, kitchen work, and maintenance projects.

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Compensation & Benefits:

  • $65-70/day DOE, plus housing and meals.
  • Opportunities to use our Orkila sea kayaks (after proper training).
  • 3 week in-depth training of challenge course and science curriculum.
  • Access to plant and harvest in our large organic garden.
  • Optional discounted WFR training.
  • Caring, fun, adventurous, and experienced co-workers!

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace.


Apply directly here: https://external-seattleymca.icims.com/jobs/9053/spring-2020%2c-program-instructor-camp-orkila/job

Or Email Resume and Cover Letter to Haley: hcruzwinchell@seattleymca.org


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