Organization: Ijams Nature Center
Job Type: Full-Time, Seasonal
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Salary: $12.00-$13.00 per hour
Program Ijams Nature Center is a 318-acre nonprofit learning center and preserve on the southern banks of the Tennessee River near Knoxville’s urban center. Ijams is seeking seasonal Summer Camp Educators to teach 8 weeks of onsite day camp for ages 6-12. Ijams summer camps provide children with opportunities to use their senses, collaborate with their peers, and explore natural communities that support human health. Each week, Summer Camp Educators will lead a small group of campers on daylong adventures around the property. A key component of this position is possessing an ability and comfort level to work with children, outside in all weather, for up to 7 hours a day. Summary The Summer Camp Educator position is responsible for delivering exceptional camp programs and ensuring the general safety, growth, and skill development of children ages 3-12. Summer Camp Educators are dedicated to connecting children with the natural world, and collaborate with other staff members to plan, lead, and implement high-quality outdoor educational and recreational programs and experiences for campers. Essential Duties and Responsibilities ● Collaborate with co-educator(s) to supervise all aspects of a group of up to 15 campers each day, act as a role model and mentor to all campers, and support positive group dynamics and interactions among campers and staff. ● Co-teach camp activities, including hikes, rock scrambling, bouldering, canoeing, bird watching, wilderness education, team build
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Closing Date: Is open until filled.