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Job title: Summer Camp Counselor
FLSA Status: Exempt, Seasonal
Reports to: SE Regional Director
Effective date: June 1, 2020
Location: Tree Hill Nature Center
 7152 Lonestar Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211
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The Rattlesnake Conservancy is seeking qualified candidates for seasonal part time summer camp counselor positions. The position would run from June 8 - July 30th, 2020. Counselors would work 30-35 hours per week, Monday through Friday during the hours of approximately 8am - 3:30pm each day. Applicants should direct questions about the announcement to

Summer camp counselors will be responsible for leading campers on daily educational adventures focused on outdoors, science, and wildlife. Candidates should have a strong knowledge of Florida natural history, previous experience with summer camps, and a positive attitude working with kids from varied age groups.

Physical aspects of the job include being able to life at least 50 lbs without difficulty, be outside during mid-day activities in the months of June through July, work in adverse weather conditions, and spend extended periods of time on their feet.

Salary for camp counselors are dependent on previous experience, but are competitive with similar camp counselor hourly rates.

Job Description
  • Assist lead instructor with monitoring campers during outdoor activities.

  • Coordinate daily activities and ensure safe transitions between activities.

  • Lead group activities during free time between main activities.

  • Mediate any conflicts that may arise between members of your group.

  • Lead nature walks, classroom activities, and coordinate schedule with lead instructor.

  • Respond to emergencies and report incidents to lead instructor.

  • Providing emotional support and inclusion atmosphere for children from varied backgrounds, cultures, and identities.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Be at least 19 years old.

  • Completion of at least 1 year of college with focus on wildlife, biology, education or other STEM fields is preferred. 

  • Belief in TRC's core mission and be passionate about conservation education.

  • Previous summer camp experience

  • Experience working with children from age groups Grade 3-8.

  • Knowledgeable about Florida native ecosystems, flora, and fauna.

  • Comfortable with outdoor activities in Florida heat.

  • Valid drivers license

  • Comfortable with in-water activities, such as kayaking and seine netting.

  • CPR/AED Certification (preferred, not required)

  • Wilderness First Aid Certification (preferred, not required)

  • Experience with special needs children (preferred, not required).

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