Nature Coordinator Job Description
Primary Role: To further the mission of the camp through the development and delivery of nature or environmental activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities and reflect the camp’s commitment to stewardship of the natural environment.
Essential Job Functions:
– Develop and deliver a nature or environmental program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers and utilizes the camp’s natural environment
– Write lesson plans that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers and encompass environmental studies with topics such as geology and soils, plant adaptations, wildlife habitat, basic astronomy, water studies, animal science, and natural history.
– Implement a variety of age and ability appropriate activities in the above stated environmental areas.
– Evaluate the success of the nature or environmental program.
– Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures
– Assist in the implementation of staff training for nature or environmental studies.
– Train other staff in their responsibilities in their nature or environmental studies.
– Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures.
– Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the nature or environmental program area
– Maintain the nature or environmental equipment.
– Be responsible for observing hazards or enhancements in the natural environment and alerting other appropriate staff.
– Ensure that the nature or environmental equipment and supplies are inventoried, and steps are taken to replace them in a timely manner.
– Conduct a daily check of the area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
Qualifications, Skills, and Ability:
– Must be over 21 years of age.
– Documented experience in nature or environmental instruction or documented training and experience.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities Desired:
– Training and experience in teaching nature or environmental studies to children.
– Desire and ability to work with children outdoors in varied conditions.
– Knowledge of natural history, biology, ecology, and related fields.
– Experience with care and maintenance of natural displays and exhibits.
Physical/Cognitive Requirements of the Essential Job Functions:
This position requires the ability to perform immediate and appropriate rescues to any person in need at or in the pool. This position also requires the ability to listen to others, observe others’ actions and take corrective actions, when necessary, read text and information; comprehend instructions and manuals. It also requires the physical ability to move about the camp property in various environmental conditions.