Human Nature School is seeking a Camp Director to oversee outdoor, hands-on, experientially based programming rooted in deep nature connection. This is a summer-only position, but there may be opportunities for year-round employment as well.
The right person for the job should be passionate about environmental education and youth programs, a great communicator, organized and self-motivated.
Benefits, hours and application process:
- $22 per hour
- Variable hours (May-August); 9-11 weeks full-time and 2-4 weeks half-time
- Work on-site (outdoors some of the time) while programs are in session
- Flexible scheduling when programs are not in session
- Apply by: April 14th, 2023
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- Comfort working outdoors in all seasons
- Experience working with children aged 6-12
- Passionate about environmental education and youth programs
- Exceptional communication skills/interpersonal skills
- Financial literacy and organizational experience
- Office technical skills
- Proficiency in managing staff/volunteers
- Must be 21 or older
- Must be CPR certified (or willing/able to become certified)
- Preferred: summer or seasonal youth camp experience
- Preferred: experience in an outdoor education program
- Preferred: knowledgeable/interested in nature-based skills such as foraging, plant and animal identification, bird language, craft, fire-making
- Preferred: wilderness first aid certification
Human Nature School was established in 2011 by Kriya Miller and Matt Miller to provide Northwest Lower Michigan with quality nature-based education rooted in mentorship, ecosystem regeneration and a deep connection to place and community. Current program offerings are school-year programs for homeschooled students (ages 6-12), forest kindergarten (ages 4-5), and weeklong youth summer day camps. Looking ahead, there is enthusiasm to re-establish teen and adult programs, and to cultivate collaborative relationships with kindred organizations.
The Camp Director reports to the Human Nature School Board of Directors. Instructors report to the Camp Director. The Camp Director, Lead Instructors, and Assistant Instructors collaborate as partners on curriculum and class offerings, under the guidance of the Staff Trainer/Mentor.
- Coordinate schedules and class offerings with lead instructors
- Liaison with parents regarding questions, expectations and student needs
- Provide support for students and instructors in the field as needed
- Occasionally participate in programs and/or morning circle/closing circle to stay connected
- Spread the word about class offerings to the community and manage student registration
- Provide written, electronic, and in person communication with parents, community, volunteers and staff
- Hire instructors and coordinate volunteers (Board will provide support and assistance for hiring lead instructors)
- This position is not responsible for bookkeeping, but will need to report certain financial information to our accountant
- Report to the board monthly with program updates, parent/volunteer/staff feedback, etc.