Nature Day Camp Educator

The Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA), a non-profit conservation organization located in Gladstone, NJ, is seeking Environmental Educators for the summer of 2018.  The Educators will be responsible for implementing RHA’s summer Nature Day Camp programs. Some prep and orientation will take place in June.  The camp is scheduled as follows:

Dates:                         Time:               Session Name:                             Age Range:

July 16-20                 9 to 2 pm       Red Squirrels Week 1                     Ages 5-6

July 16-20                 9 to 2 pm       Tree Frogs Week 1                         Ages 7-10

July 23-27                 9 to 2 pm       Red Squirrels Week 2                     Ages 5-6

July 23-27                 9 to 2 pm       Tree Frogs Week 2                         Ages 7-10

July 30-August 3     9 to 2 pm       Garden Camp                                  Ages 5-13

July 30-August 2     9 to 12 pm    Honey Bees Week 1                       Ages 3-4

July 30-August 3     1 to 5 pm       Bedminster Recreation Camp      Ages 6-12

August 6-10              9 to 12 pm    Honey Bees Week 2                       Ages 3-4

August 6-10              9 to 2 pm      Photo Camp                                     Ages 10-12

August 6-10              1 to 5 pm       Bedminster Recreation Camp      Ages 6-12

Preference will be given to candidates that can participate in multiple weeks of camp.  RHA will provide lesson plans and materials, with the opportunity for Educators to contribute to lesson plans.  We encourage candidates to visit our website at www.raritanheadwaters.org to learn about our work, and www.raritanheadwaters.org/naturedaycamp to see more details about our camps.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants will have experience in elementary education, biology, ecology or a related field.  Applicants must be comfortable working outdoors (even in inclement weather), have a basic understanding of elementary environmental topics and enjoy working with children.  Preferred candidates should be living within commuting distance of Gladstone, NJ.  All educators will be required to submit a background check, and attend a CPR and First Aid training course (or provide current certification documentation).

Hours: Varies based on camp schedule. Educators should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to camp start time and stay 30 minutes after.

Compensation:  Salary commensurate with experience.

How to Apply: EMAIL ONLY: Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Lauren Theis at LTheis@raritanheadwaters.org

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.