Assistant Director


The Whale Camp
100 Red Point Road
Grand Manan Island, NB E5G 4J4
Canada

Category
Job Start Date
6/9/2022
Job End Date
8/26/2022
Application Closing Date
3/14/2022
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
Yes
Employment Type
Summer Camp - Overnight
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
Some Travel

Job Description

Summer Camp Assistant Director:

The Whale Camp at the Fundy Marine Science Institute is dedicated to providing marine biology experiential educational programs and facilities for learning about the dynamic marine ecology of the Bay of Fundy as well as the coastal, terrestrial and human ecologies of Grand Manan Island. Our goal is to use hands-on, discovery-oriented marine science activities to increase awareness and understanding of these living systems and by extension the living systems of our oceans and planet.

We are seeking a highly qualified individual to manage the logistics and scheduling of campers and staff at our residential science, nature, adventure camp on Grand Manan Island, NB (see address below). Our program includes whale watching trips, kayaking, and general observation of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, puffins, eagles, and a wide variety of seabirds. Our activities and lessons focus largely on the intertidal zones and the dynamic ecosystem of the Bay of Fundy. We also offer a college credit program to students wishing to deepen their knowledge and skills in marine science.

Requirements: Much of your time will be spent working in the office. Candidate must have strong organizational background and computer skills. An enthusiasm for working with youth and adults in an outdoor setting, ability to motivate others, demonstrated ability to facilitate group dynamics in an outdoor camp environment is necessary. Must be flexible, willing to work long hours, creative, patient, have a positive attitude, and sense of humor. CPR/ First Aid required, WFR preferred. Room and board provided as well as a few whale watching trips, puffin trips and kayaking excursions. This role has the potential to become a year-round position following the 2022 season.

Professional Experience and education:

  • At least one year experience in an administrative position involving scheduling and coordination of logistics, preferably some in a residential setting.

  • At least one year teaching experience in informal setting (outside of classroom) for children and adults.

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental studies, humanities, natural sciences, business, or other relevant field.

  • CPR/ First aid certification, preferably wilderness first aid or responder.

Responsibilities: Overseeing and coordinating the smooth flow of day and evening programming including but not limited to:

  • Assist camp director in the daily operations of Whale Camp

  • Manage Whale Camp office in responding to phone, email, and other inquiries

  • Organize, maintain and update all registration and payments for student and adult programs

  • Communicate with parents regarding invoices, missing forms and other logistics

  • Coordinate teaching group lists, medical lists, housing lists and transportation lists

  • Assist teaching with day and evening programming as needed

  • Prepare travel and transportation days when needed

  • Participate in travel and transportation days as needed

  • Assist with planning and facilitating orientation activities.

  • Organize, maintain and update all camper forms for student and adult program

  • Administer camper medication and first aid as needed

  • Oversee camper bank for each session

  • Order more supplies as needed

  • Manage social media accounts

  • Maintain and display a positive and encouraging attitude at all times

**Additional opportunity**: Assistant director candidate can also act as medic for camp with at least Wilderness First Responder training, preferably Wilderness EMT or EMT. This hybrid position would be compensated accordingly


Term of Employment: June 10 - August 30, 2022

Language of Work: English

Compensation:

  • $800/week; $1,000/week if also filling our medic position (WFR or EMT)

  • Housing and food provided for full work period

  • few whale watching trips, puffin trips and kayaking excursions if schedules permit.

To apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to info@whalecamp.com.

Contact Information

Summer Office + Campus:

The Whale Camp, Inc.

100 Red Point Rd.
Grand Manan, New Brunswick E5G 4J4

info@whalecamp.com

1-800-54-WHALE or 610-399-1463


Winter Office:

54 Academy Rd.

Kirkwood, PA 17536

info@whalecamp.com

1-800-54-WHALE or 610-399-1463


Job Requirements
Requirements: Much of your time will be spent working in the office. Candidate must have strong organizational background and computer skills. An enthusiasm for working with youth and adults in an outdoor setting, ability to motivate others, demonstrated ability to facilitate group dynamics in an outdoor camp environment is necessary. Must be flexible, willing to work long hours, creative, patient, have a positive attitude, and sense of humor. CPR/ First Aid required, WFR preferred. Room and board provided as well as a few whale watching trips, puffin trips and kayaking excursions. This role has the potential to become a year-round position following the 2022 season.