Summer Counselor Positions for Sheep Hill Scientists

Want to get outside and explore nature with kids? 


Join us this summer at Sheep Hill, 671 Cold Spring Rd (Route 7)

Three sessions, hiring by the session

Session I – Nature Explorers – July 8 – 12, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm (ages 5 – 8)
Session II – All About Water – July 15 – 19, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm (ages 5 – 8)
Session III – Junior Ecologists – August 5 – 9, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm (ages 8 – 12)

We are looking for counselors to help us lead our Sheep Hill Scientists in exploration of the pond, stream, forests and fields.  Each day will be filled with science experiments, hikes, games, nature-based arts/crafts, shelter building and storytelling.

 

Program Counselor (ages 18+)
Counselor duties include:
  • Solo-lead small groups (5-7 children) through program activities and hands-on nature exploration
  • Work with the counselor team to lead whole group activities
  • Assist in set up/clean up for each program day
  • Engage in behavioral management and conflict resolution to promote the health and safety of all children in the group
Junior Program Counselor (ages 16 – 18)
Counselor duties include:
  • Assist primary counselors in implementing program activities and hands-on nature exploration for small groups (5-7 children)
  • Work with the counselor team to lead whole group activities
  • Assist in set up/clean up for each program day
  • Assist primary counselors with behavioral management and conflict resolution to promote the health and safety of all children in the group

The ideal counselor is someone who is comfortable outdoors, enthusiastic to learn about the local natural environment, comfortable leading small groups and working as a team, and, of course, enjoys exploring the outdoors with kids.

 Pay starting at $15, commensurate with experience
Applications accepted on a rolling basis until positions filled

To apply, email a brief cover letter describing your interest in the position, previous experience and which session(s) you would like to work, a résumé (if you already have one), and the contact information for one reference who can preferably speak to your experience working with children, to Dana Williams (programs@rurallands.org).

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Williamstown Rural Lands is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. Williamstown Rural Lands makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and organizational needs at the time.

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