Camp Counselor, Sea Stars Marine Camp

Camp Counselor, Sea Stars Marine Camp, Northport, NY

Position Summary:

This seasonal position will assist with a marine science summer camp for children ages 6-14. The camp counselor will participate as a marine educator and supervisor for campers and will help the Assistant Camp Director to supervise a designated group of 8-10 campers and aid in the implementation of daily activities, including leading children through activities indoors and outdoors during expeditions to Fuchs Pond Preserve, be responsible for creating and teaching 1 lesson and craft each week, seining and water activities at Asharoken Beach, arts and crafts, and games. The counselor will prepare and breakdown daily crafts activities. Camp Counselor will lead smaller groups through the above activities and will delegate necessary tasks to CIT's. Counselors will be responsible for preparation before programs and clean-up after programs, including cleaning and care of the facility and marine and freshwater tanks.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation or attendance in/from a recognized high school or equivalent.
  • Experience with working with children.
  • Ability to learn and lead educational experiences and activities.
  • Ability to understand and carry out educational program tasks and objectives.
  • Ability to work with children.
  • Ability to supervise a small group of children.
  • Ability to supervise CIT participants.
  • Ability to understand and implement written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work outdoors performing various types of educational and physical activities.
  • Ability to learn marine science and natural science subject matter.
  • Ability to work with and touch live animals (marine organisms, fish, reptiles, etc.).
  • Ability to handle health and safety issues and emergencies.
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job, such as light hiking expeditions to Fuchs Pond Preserve, Asharoken Beach, and beach seining.
  • Ability to communicate with camp participants' parents.
  • Flexible scheduling of workweek as required by ongoing operations.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Desire to work with children.
  • Basic marine biology, environmental or education background/aquarium or animal care experience.
  • Current CPR/AED or First Aid certification or higher, or equivalent.
  • Lifeguard Certifications.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

POSITION DETAILS:

Salary: $14-$15 per hour - for full summer

Benefits: No Benefits

Date Position Available: June 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021

HOW TO APPLY:

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to:

  1. Attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  2. Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  3. Attach/upload contacts info for three references to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

In the "Experience" section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the "Drop Files Here" box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted, you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations), please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Questions, please contact:

Alexandra Stevens
Marine Outreach Educator
Sea Stars Marine Camp Director
Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program
P.O. Box 554, Huntington, NY 11743
Tel. (631) 239-1800 ext. 3
ams838@cornell.edu

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform their essential functions. If you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120 or via email at cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and New York State residents. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.


Last updated February 9, 2021