Outdoor Recreation and Boys Dormitory Instructor


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

Category
Industry
Education
Job Start Date
6/9/2022
Job End Date
8/21/2022
Application Closing Date
3/14/2022
Employment Type
Summer Camp - Overnight
Work Schedule
Sleep-Away Camp
Travel
No Travel

Job Description
Outdoor Recreation and Boys Dormitory Instructor
 

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. 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 well-qualified camp counselor with experience who will be responsible for co-planning and facilitating afternoon and evening programming on a wide variety of topics including sports, arts and crafts, initiative games, team building, campfires, and environmental science. Evening program is designed to foster self-esteem and group dynamics. Applicants must have strong team building, group facilitation, and conflict resolution skills. In addition, this job includes living with and supervising campers in a dorm and managing all aspects of dorm life. Outdoor recreation and dorm counselors will have free time during much of the daytime to explore the island while the campers are in the field.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with other staff, especially the other outdoor recreation and dormitory leader, to create a fun, supportive, and inclusive camp environment

  • Manage all aspects of dorm life: unpacking/packing, conflict resolution, homesickness, bedtime, communications w/ parents, etc.

  • Keep dorms clean, well organized and safe

  • Live in the dorm to manage camper behavior.

  • Assist the assistant director in administering medications and recording this information in the First Aid log book, and provide first aid as needed

  • Plan and facilitate evening programs: group sports, team building games, new games, art activities, night hikes, environmental debates, campfires

  • Plan and facilitate group initiatives and team building exercises

  • Structure the time and activities with campers to keep campers safe and productive

  • Be a positive role model and mentor for campers

  • Help with general camp maintenance and errands as needed

  • Participate in travel and transportation days of students as needed

  • Supervise big clean days and packing days

  • Responsible for set up and break down of outdoor learning center as assigned

  • Drive camp vans at times, 7-passenger or 12-passenger

Requirements: Outdoor recreation background, strong leadership and organizational experience; ability to motivate others; willingness and ability to foster self-efficacy and identity, cooperation, and responsibility in campers; desire to live with and spend time with campers; commitment to camp mission and DEI values; creativity; patience; positive and innovative attitude; strong work ethic; flexibility; sense of humor; CPR/ First Aid; may require additional license to drive a 15 passenger van. Environmental or marine science teaching background is a plus. A few whale watching trips, puffin trips and kayaking excursions are provided.

Compensation: $550/week, plus housing and food. Perks: A number of whale watching trips and kayaking excursions are provided!

Dates and Location: Staff begins on June 9, 2022; camp programs run from June 18 - August 21, 2022. Our camp is located on beautiful Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick in the Bay of Fundy.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and brief interest letter to info@whalecamp.com, and fill out the “Outdoor Recreation and Dorm” section of this form.

Applications due by March 14, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received.



Job Requirements
Requirements: Outdoor recreation background, strong leadership and organizational experience; ability to motivate others; willingness and ability to foster self-efficacy and identity, cooperation, and responsibility in campers; desire to live with and spend time with campers; commitment to camp mission and DEI values; creativity; patience; positive and innovative attitude; strong work ethic; flexibility; sense of humor; CPR/ First Aid; may require additional license to drive a 15 passenger van. Environmental or marine science teaching background is a plus. A few whale watching trips, puffin trips and kayaking excursions are provided.