Common Ground is seeking experienced, energetic, creative camp teachers for summer 2011! Now hiring staff who would love to spend their summer working with kids on an organic farm and going hiking in the woods! Qualified staff must have prior experience creating and leading activities for children. Unpaid camp internships are available for applicants who seek to gain more experience in this field. We work with kids ages 4 – 13, and staff can apply to work with their preferred age group.
Seeking staff who can specialize in creating and leading activities in one or more of the following areas:
Domestic and wild animals
Science and nature knowledge
Ecology and sustainability
Cooking from the garden
Garden based activities
Group games (fun and cooperative – not sports)
Hiking and outdoor skills
Natural and recycled arts
Music and drama
Specialized positions of note:
We have camps for kids as young as 4 years old, so we seek a few great teachers who would love to design and lead a farm and nature based camp curriculum for our youngest campers! Significant experience designing activities for and working with ages 4 – 6 is needed for our Sprouts and Eco-Explorers Camps.
An assistant teacher with experience teaching culinary skills to children is sought for the Farm to Feast Cooking Camp – work with foods from the farm to teach kids how to make delicious snacks and meals!
Love domestic and/or wild animals and have experience teaching others about their care and conservation? We seek some great teachers to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with campers in Ecology Camp and Animal Adventures Camp!
Like to hike? West Rock Rangers is just for older kids (ages 11 – 13) who want to hike in West Rock Park and learn outdoor skills. Can you teach kids to start a campfire, pitch a tent, read a map, and enjoy a full day of fun on the trail?
Are you a broadly based science and nature enthusiast? You can identify some trees, love to go for a hike, know a bit a about gardening, and love to cook with seasonal foods? If you also have experience sharing those interests with kids, you might be a great fit for our camp that does a little bit of everything – Ecology Camp!
A detailed job description and online application are available at: www.commongroundct.org/join_us.php
To apply: please download the detailed job description from the link above to read more about the camps and the job requirements. If you decide to apply, complete the online application found at the link AND email a resume to the contact given in the link above.
Compensation: $14 - $16.50/hr, 40 – 45 hrs per week for 8 weeks (with a possibility of continuing with part-time academic year work for interested staff)