JobID 255 : Seasonal Nature Camp Instructor (#2026018)

Posted 2 months ago
Job Type


Nature Camp Instructor
Camp Dates:   June 8th – August 7th 2020     
Hours:             Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm (Camp Hours:  9:00 am – Noon)
Location:        Churchill Park, 271 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Pay Rate:        $12.50 - $15.50 per hour, depending on qualifications
Under the supervision of the Manager of Natural Areas and Nature Camp Coordinator, Nature Camp Instructors are responsible for planning, preparing and teaching nature-based camps. Each camp program is a week-long session, based on a specific theme, that runs Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. This is a nine-week position, in addition to a few days of training prior to the start of camp. Instructors work with children ages three through fourteen, in groups of 10 – 16 individuals.  Each Instructor will have an assistant. Camp is held outdoors in a natural park with hiking trails, a pavilion, and green space. Activities include but not limited to; nature hikes, reading stories, completing crafts, doing scientific experiments, group games, plant identification, creek and pond studies, tracking animals, habitat enhancement, and more. This is an at-will position.
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, energetic and have a strong interest in nature, conservation and the environment. Individual must be 18 years of age or older. Ideal candidate has or is pursuing a degree in education, ecology, biology, or natural resources. Prior experience working with children of multiple ages is required. Previous camp experience a plus. Must be comfortable teaching in the outdoors under all weather conditions. Knowledge of plants, animals and ecosystems is preferred. Individual must be in good physical condition for walking trails and being on your feet all morning.  Must be able to effectively communicate with participants, their parents and the public. Candidate must pass a pre-employment physical with drug screen and a police background check.
For questions contact:  Renae Frigo at OR (630) 858-6037 x6006