Nature Camp Assistant Director - Fountain Rock
Frederick County Government - Fountain Rock, MD

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Seasonal position working June 24 – August 16, 2013 (no camp on July 4th); no-benefits

2 vacancies available!
  • Camp Director working with children 4 - 6 years of age; 22 hours per week; Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Camp Director working with children 7 - 12 years of age; 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday; 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This position will assist the Nature Camp Director with nature program planning and implementation. Direction may be given to Counselors or other camp staff. Direction is received from the Nature Camp Director and the Park Naturalist, under supervision from the Park Naturalist, the Recreation Specialist and/or the Superintendent of Recreation.

Examples of Work:
  • Supervise and lead education and nature camp activities, including small groups (12-15 children) and large groups, as well as all-camp activities
  • Assist the Director with all facets of program operations
  • Assume the Director’s duties in that person’s absence
  • Greet parents and children
  • Set-up and open the camp daily; clean-up and close the camp daily
  • Participate in all activities
  • Prepare and maintain records and reports
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Minimum age 18 years
  • High school graduation or the equivalent
  • Minimum 3 months (1 summer season) of experience leading/aiding groups of children in nature-related activities
  • Current certification in First Aid and CPR (infant/child and adult), or able to become so certified before camp session begins
  • Ability to effectively lead and supervise groups of children in camp activities
  • Ability to effectively plan, follow-up and evaluate the work of camp staff
  • Ability to effectively evaluate emergencies and unexpected situations and promptly respond in an appropriate manner
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills, including the ability to accurately prepare and maintain data, forms and reports
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, children (individually and in large groups) and their family members, and the general public
  • Physical requirements include the ability to move/travel over camp-related terrain in indoor and outdoor areas, to lead and participate in activities as described above, and to load, unload and set-up nature-oriented equipment
preference may be given for:
  • Related college degree

Additional Information/Examination Process:
  • Ability to provide own transportation to assigned camp and other sessions/meetings as needed
  • Ability and willingness to participate in planning and training sessions before camp begins

EXAMINATION PROCESS (may include):

1) An evaluation of training and experience

2) One or more interviews

3) A pre-employment background investigation

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