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Now Hiring: 
2023 Summer Camp Counselors

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Have a passion for environmental education and working with children?  Enjoy working outside?  Join our team at the Fair Hill Nature Center as a Summer Camp Counselor.  We are looking for an energetic individual to help us deliver high-quality summer camps to children ages 5-11.

Pick the weeks you want to work! See job description below. $12.80/hr

Summer Camp Counselor

Reports To: Executive Director

Location: 630 Tawes Drive, Elkton, MD 21921

Exempt / Non-Exempt / Contract / Temporary: Exempt

Full Time / Part Time: Part Time (approx. 35 hours) / week

Salary:  $12.80/ hour

JOB OVERVIEW:

Seasonal position with flexible number of weeks to teach between June 20, 2023 and August 18, 2023. The Summer Camp Instructor will teach environmentally themed summer camps to students aged 5-11. Wages of $12.80/hour.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Deliver quality outdoor experiences to children ages 5-11.

  2. Work with FHNC staff to understand the curriculum for each week of camp using existing lesson plans and personal preferences.

  3. Ensure the safety of campers and teen counselors assigned to your group. 

  4. Oversee and actively participate with groups during passive / active games, arts and crafts, science and nature activities and more.

  5. Greets parents and campers and provides excellent customer service.

  6. Tracks and maintains camp supply inventory and makes supply order requests, as needed.

  7. Monitor camper behavior to ensure all campers have a positive camp experience.

  8. Maintain a clean and healthy work environment at the Nature Center.

  9. Maintain records of any injuries that may arise.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Knowledge of environmental science and natural history.

  2. Teaching training or experience.

  3. Child development knowledge or experience.

  4. Strong sense of responsibility and punctuality.

  5. Ability and willingness to hike trails in all weather.

  6. Ability to lift and carry up to 30 lbs.

  7. Complete First Aid and CPR certification prior to start date—Cecil College provides the training.

  8. Minimum 2-week commitment.

  9. Pass background check.

  10. Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred (education, biology, environmental science, etc.)

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  1. Summer Camp Instructors will spend most of their time outdoors, if it is safe to do so.

  2. Approximately 35 hours per week (8:30 am to 3:30 pm).

  3. Fun, supportive work environment (with no homework to correct).

 

SELECTION PROCESS:

Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled.

ABOUT US:

The Fair Hill Nature Center is dedicated to environmental education.  Located in the historic DuPont fox hunting lodge within 5,600-acres of the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area, the Nature Center immerses youth and adults in remarkable environmental education opportunities through field trips, summer camps, after-school programs and professional development for educators.  We envision a future where

all people have ample opportunity to spend time outside learning, playing, and investigating our natural world; youth feel deeply connected with nature and a sense of responsibility towards protecting our natural spaces and resources; our definition of community includes not only human beings, but all aspects of the earth’s ecosystem: air, land, water, plants and animals.  When we treat all parts of our community with respect, everyone thrives.

 

Founded on Earth Day 1990, we currently serve over 7,500 people annually, including 5,200 elementary-age public school students.  Over a quarter of these students identify as Black, Indigenous, or other People of Color, and nearly half of are considered economically vulnerable.  Each summer, we see over 200 children through our weekly summer camp programs.  Our organization is host to Boy Scout Troop 301 and each year, we host high school students for the Maryland State Environthon competition.  

Now Hiring: 
Environmental Educator

Educational Gardening

Have a passion for environmental education and working with elementary age students?  Enjoy working outside and engaging the community?  Join our team at the Fair Hill Nature Center as a part-time Environmental Educator.  We are looking for an energetic, mission driven individual to help us deliver high-quality environmental education to our community.  Focus is primarily on delivering science curricula to students in grades K-5.

Part-time

$13.50 - $15.50 / hr

20-29 hrs / week, typically 9am-2pm

Environmental Educator

Part-Time Environmental Educator at Fair Hill Nature Center


Reports To: Executive Director

Location: 630 Tawes Drive, Elkton, MD 21921

Exempt / Non-Exempt / Contract / Temporary: Exempt

Full Time / Part Time: Part Time (approx. 25 hours) / week

Salary:  $13.50 - $15.50/ hour

JOB OVERVIEW:

Teach existing curriculum for the various grade levels that attend the Fair Hill Nature Center’s (FHNC) outdoor environmental educational programming.  Instruction is designed primarily for elementary students, but may also be expanded to middle, high and adult students. Curriculum is heavily science based and incorporates grade level STEAM requirements, as designated by the Cecil County Public School system.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES:

  1. Deliver instruction to grade levels, as assigned by Executive Director, that meet Cecil County Public Schools Outdoor and Science curriculum requirements

  2. Design and implement new curriculum, as needed

  3. Maintain exhibits and equipment

  4. Assist in training new teachers and/or volunteers, when required

  5. Assist with general FHNC tasks, when needed

  6. Maintain a clean and healthy work environment at FHNC

  7. Teach and participate in summer camps and outreach programs

  8. Assist with care for our resident animal ambassadors


JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Minimum of high school degree, college training preferred

  2. Knowledge of environmental science

  3. Teaching training or equivalent in experience

  4. Child development knowledge or experience

  5. Basic computer skills to supplement programs

  6. CPR / First Aid certification (will be paid for by FHNC)

  7. Ability to hike and be outdoors

  8. Passion for conservation and education

WORKING CONDITIONS:

FHNC classrooms, as well as trails in the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area

Some outreach to CCPS classrooms and other partner organizations


SELECTION PROCESS:

To Apply:  Fill out application and submit cover letter and resume here.

ABOUT US:

The Fair Hill Nature Center is dedicated to environmental education.  Located in the historic DuPont fox hunting lodge within 5,600-acres of the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area, the Nature Center immerses youth and adults in remarkable environmental education opportunities through field trips, summer camps, after-school programs and professional development for educators.  We envision a future where

all people have ample opportunity to spend time outside learning, playing, and investigating our natural world; youth feel deeply connected with nature and a sense of responsibility towards protecting our natural spaces and resources; our definition of community includes not only human beings, but all aspects of the earth’s ecosystem: air, land, water, plants and animals.  When we treat all parts of our community with respect, everyone thrives.


Founded on Earth Day 1990, we currently serve over 7,500 people annually, including 5,200 elementary-age public school students.  Over a quarter of these students identify as Black, Indigenous, or other People of Color, and nearly half of are considered economically vulnerable.  Each summer, we see over 200 children through our weekly summer camp programs.  Our organization is host to Boy Scout Troop 301 and each year, we host high school students for the Maryland State Environthon competition.  

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