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Make Fires. Build Shelters. Build a community of connection! Join the Primitive Pursuits Camp Team in creating another extraordinary summer of kids connecting to the natural world through primitive skills, nature awareness, and exploration. We are looking for two exceptional folks to join our team as Camp Directors leading up to and during the 2018 camp season.
Primitive Pursuits in Ithaca, NY is seeking Summer Camp Directors who have a passion for teaching and the natural world and who have experience working with children and staff in outdoor environments. Preference will be given to folks who have experience connecting youth with nature and staff team management. Additional training and teaching opportunities are also available prior to summer.
We are hiring for 2 positions: the Camp Director position will start now as a part-time position and will transition to a full-time position in the spring; the Overnight Camp Director will start in the spring as a part-time position and will transition to full-time in summer. The positions are approximately 9 and 4 month positions, respectively, and exact dates are negotiable. Camps are in multiple locations near Ithaca NY, with the Overnight Camp Director position primarily at our Arnot Forest Campus location. Salaries range from $15.00 – $18 per hour, depending on experience and performance.
Camp Directors will oversee most aspects of staffing, programming, and camper relations for our 2018 summer camp season. Duties include staff hiring and training, site and resource organization, and program management.
Responsibilities include directing staff training, weekly staff meetings, staffing for summer camp weeks, managing camper information and groupings, maintaining fiscal records and working within a budget, maintaining camp resources and supplies, and interacting with parents, campers, staff, and administration as needed.
The overall safety and management of Primitive Pursuits includes compliance with New York State Department of Health regulations. The Directors are accountable for the overall management of the program and are specifically responsible for personnel management, program development and health and safety management in accordance with NYS and Cornell Cooperative Extension policies.
Develop and coordinate Primitive Pursuits camp programs and activities for a safe, engaging, high quality summer program
Provide organizational and programmatic support as necessary
Oversee hiring and training of all summer camp staff
Maintain fiscal records for summer camp program, including summer budget and fundraising efforts
Assist Health Director in assuring that Health Department Guidelines are met
Oversee the follow-through of any correspondence necessary related to camp functions and activities. i.e. summer staff contracts, permits,etc.
Oversee camp recruitment and registration
Oversee designation of camper placement within groups
Address crisis management, discipline and troubleshooting issues related to campers and/or staff.
Assist in determining supply and equipment needs and in ordering/purchasing
Support and supervise instructors in organizing, implementing, decision-making and trouble-shooting
Maintain a positive team atmosphere that includes campers, families,camp based and office based staff, and volunteers
Schedule, supervise and evaluate program staff, including Lead Instructors, Instructors, CITs and volunteers, providing support and disciplinary measures when necessary.
At least 21 years old
Administrative or supervisory experience
Experience with teaching in a variety of outdoor settings
An understanding and acceptance of diversity
Ability to work with minimal supervision, and as part of a team
Familiarity with nature-connection educational culture
Well-developed sense of humor, play and curiosity
Ability to manage conflict situations appropriately
Excellent social, communication, writing and computer skills
ARC Responding to Emergencies First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent training – may be available as part of hiring
Prior camp experience, background in outdoor skills or natural history, experiencemanagingastaffofupto60individuals,flexibility, and a playful team spirit.
Temporary part time (over 20 hours) and full time positions that extend beyond 6 months are fully benefits eligible and that extend between 3 and 6 months are eligible for Health Insurance.
Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
Long-term Disability Insurance
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
Voluntary Auto and Homeowner's Insurance
Voluntary Pet Insurance
Voluntary New York's College Savings Program
Vision Access Program
How To Apply:
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