Environmental Educator / Camp Assistant Leader Position


Summer Camp 2022

Position Title: Environmental Educator / Camp Assistant Leader
Dates of Position: June 9 – July 29, 2022 (Monday-Friday plus two training days, 6/9 and 6/10. No camp the week of July 4th)
Position Hours: 35 – 40 hours per week between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm, or 9 am and 5 pm
Compensation: $18/hour

KIDS for the BAY Summer Camp

KIDS for the BAY is an environmental education organization now in our 30th year of operation. To learn more about our mission, our impact and our award-winning programs, please visit our website at www.kidsforthebay.org.

KIDS for the BAY (KftB) is now celebrating our 21st Year of Summer Camp, delivering a fun-filled summer of hands-on science and nature exploration in the unique environment of the San Francisco Bay Area. Camp includes science investigations, nature games, art activities, hiking explorations and more outdoor adventures. Campers learn to care for the natural environment and become environmental stewards. Team building activities help to develop a fun loving, connected and caring Summer Camp community of friends, scientists and environmentalists.

Camp sessions are one week long (Monday-Friday) between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm, and take place at various natural habitats around the Berkeley area, including Tilden Park, Strawberry Creek, and Berkeley Marina. Nature Club camp after care is provided daily from 3:30 – 5 pm

Camp sessions are for Adventurers Campers age 5-7 and Explorers age 8-11. Camp Ranger, ages 12 &13 help out with younger campers, and youth age 14 – 17 are Leaders in Training/Interns. Each week of camp is led and managed by Environmental Educators including year-round KftB Program Staff, Camp Leaders and Camp Assistant Leaders. Our camper-to-staff ratio is 7 -1, ensuring an enriching, safe, and positive camp experience.

• Assist in leading hands-on nature, art, science, adventure, community-building and play activities
• Supervise campers during snack, lunch, and free play times
• Maintain a safe, respectful, positive camp environment and attend to campers’ individual needs
• Maintain positive, upbeat, and professional communication at all times.

Required Qualifications and Experience
• Applicant must be 18 years of age by the first day of camp, June 13, 2022
• Previous camp or other teaching or child care experience
• Ability to walk and hike along trails while carrying light equipment, sit on the ground for circle times and play active games with campers
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Willingness to follow directions and work with a team of camp staff
• Confidence and ability to take initiative and take the lead when required
• Commitment to equity and inclusion.

Desired Qualifications and Experience
• Knowledge of local creek, bay, and marine habitats and ecology
• Valid CPR/First Aid certification
• Other relevant talents (e.g. storytelling, music, arts and crafts).

Position Terms
The Camp Assistant Leader (CAL) will be a temporary employee of Earth Island Institute (KftB’s fiscal sponsor), with employment beginning on June 9 and ending on July 29, 2022. The CAL will be paid $18/hour and will submit hours to receive paychecks semi-monthly. The position does not include any health benefits or paid vacation time, but does include worker’s compensation.

Application Procedures
Application Deadline – open until filled. Apply early; interviews will be held as applications are received.

Your application package must include the following:
• a cover letter
• your resume
• at least two references with current contact information (email and phone number).

To apply, email your application to: jobs@kidsforthebay.org, with the subject line ‘Summer Camp Assistant Leader’.

A background check by a Live Scan service provider will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.

KIDS for the BAY/Earth Island Institute values diversity and is an equal opportunities employer.