Stage posté par The Greenway Foundation - SPREE
Publié le : 5 févr. 2013
Title: SPREE Summer Camp Teacher
Work Schedule: June 3rd –August 23rd , 2013. Hours may fall during any of the following times: Monday through Friday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. Training will be from June 3rd through June 8th, 2013.
Work Commitment: 35+ hours/week. May be additional opportunities for hours. Applicants who can work all 12 weeks will have a priority over those who cannot.
The Greenway Foundation's South Platte River Environmental Education (SPREE) program is dedicated to providing
opportunities for children to experience the South Platte River in a hands on way, to learn about the River's roll in the
birth of Denver, and to experience nature in the city. SPREE believes these are the best ways to ensure that the South
Platte is preserved and taken care of for years to come. SPREE's summer camps allow students a deeper connection to
the River by spending their summer along the banks of the River.
We are looking for high energy educators to help facilitate our summer day camps. Summer Camp Teachers will lead
campers through daily activities, crafts and games about the environment along the South Platte River. Teachers will be
responsible for the health and safety of the campers. In addition to camp responsibilities, teachers will mentor and work
with High School Employees. The position runs from June 3rd through August 23rd , 2013.
-Provide a safe and fun learning environment for up to 30 campers at a time
-Review and prepare for lessons for the following day
-Teach new lessons every day
-Maintain clean workspaces, bathrooms and park
-Play with campers during free time
-Make sure campers are safe in the River
-Work with and mentor youth employees
Required Experience and Education
-Must have completed at least two years of college
-Experience working with students in K-5th grade
-Cultural competency working with diverse populations
-Experience working with audiences from urban and/or diverse backgrounds
-Interest in working with K-5th graders as well as high school youth
-Lots of energy and enthusiasm when working with students
-Ability to resolve conflicts among youth
-Maintaining a fun and safe learning environment at all times
-Able to give and receive constructive feedback to all staff
-Willingness to collaborate with other SPREE teachers in evaluating programs and developing activities
-Ability to manage small groups of up to 15 elementary students in an outdoor setting
-Interested in working outdoors in warm and cold weather
-Ability to manage a schedule and meet deadlines
-Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
Other Job Requirements
-Must have reliable transportation
-All applicants must pass a criminal background check
Desired Experience and Skills
-Ability to speak Spanish and/or translate written documents into Spanish
-Certified Environmental Educator
Physical Demand and Work Environment
This is a highly active position in an outdoor setting with limited indoor access. Temperatures can reach over 100 degrees and there is no air conditioning on site. Staff is required to get into the River with campers at least once a day. Some days require more than two miles of walking. SPREE's Summer Camp is a collaborative work environment. All teachers may work alone, with a partner or with a high school employee at times.
Interested applicants must fill out the application form online at www.spreeweb.org/summeremployment. Position will remain open until filled.