Instructor (Summer Camp) – The Pine Project

Position Summary
Instructors are a core component of our summer camp staff. This position involves working outside with kids on a daily basis. Naturalist knowledge, experience working with children and working in the outdoors are key elements of the role. Instructors work to embody respect, gratitude, awareness, life-long learning, and resilience, in alignment with our core values.
This position is all about delivering high-quality programs creatively and effectively to advance our mission and vision of a world where healthy people care for themselves, others and the natural environment.

Key Position Responsibilities
Facilitate positive learning and recreational experiences with campers ages 4-12 in nature
Take on active leadership roles at camp
Develop camp culture by leading and participating in skits, songs and games
Lead program planning, development, and prep/debrief meetings
Mentor fellow staff in skill building and in taking on new roles to develop as a staff member
Participate in staff training week
Be prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions
Act in the best interest of all campers and staff in attendance
Willingness to continuously learn relevant knowledge and skills related to program content and curriculum
Familiarize yourself with and abide by all policies and procedures including, but not limited to, the staff handbook and emergency plans.
Other duties as required

Up to date Police Vulnerable Sectors Check (or willingness to obtain prior to employment)
Up to date Standard First Aid and CPR-C or higher (or willingness to obtain prior to employment)
Extensive experience working with children in a mentorship role
The Pine Project understands that the cost of certifications can be a barrier to accessing employment in the outdoor industry. If you identify as a member of a disadvantaged or marginalized group, or have faced other systemic barriers to accessing employment, we may be able to subsidize one or all of the required certifications.

About you:
Enthusiastic, outgoing, and flexible
Able and willing to work as part of a team
Have good communication, time management, and organizational skills
Identify with Pine’s mission statement and core values
Have a desire to further own naturalist/wilderness skills, mentoring techniques, and/or nature connection through professional development opportunities
It’d be great if you have experience in any of the following areas:
Outdoor and environmental education
Naturalist experience and knowledge
Survival skills, wilderness experience
Experience with the Pine Project (e.g. volunteering, adult programs)

Application Procedure
Please send a resume and cover letter in a single PDF to:
Email Subject Line: “Summer Instructor 2021: FirstName LastName”
PDF Filename: “FirstName_LastName_Instructor2021”