Sea Stars Camp Head Counselor

Classification Title: Casual/Temporary/Program

Job Title: Camp Head Counselor

Wage: $11.00 - $15.00/hour (depending on qualifications).

Camp Location: The Cranberry Hill Environmental Center at Fuchs’ Preserve, 21 Norwood Road, Northport New York 11768

Office Location:Coindre Hall 101 Browns Road, Huntington New York 11743

Position Summary:

This seasonal position will assist with a marine science summer camp for children ages 6-14. The Head Counselor will participate as a marine educator and supervisor for campers and will help the Camp Director to supervise a designated group of 20 campers and implement daily activities, including: leading children through activities indoors and outdoors during expeditions to Fuchs Pond, seining and water activities at Asharoken beach, arts and crafts, and games. The Head Counselor will prepare, lead and breakdown daily crafts activities. Head Counselor will lead smaller groups through the above activities and will delegate necessary tasks to Counselors and CIT’s. The Head Counselor will be responsible for preparation before programs and clean-up after programs including cleaning and care of the facility and/or marine and freshwater tanks.

Required Qualifications:

  • Attendance in or Graduation from a recognized college/university or equivalent.
  • 21 years or older.
  • Experience with working with children.
  • Ability to comply with Suffolk County Department of Health requirements.
  • 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/or emergency situations.
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of job, such as light hiking expeditions to Fuchs Pond and Asharoken beach seining.
  • Ability to communicate with camp participants’ parents.
  • Flexible scheduling of work week as required by ongoing operations.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Other: Position is seasonal. 30-40 hours per week. Need to be available starting one week prior to the start of camp and the duration of the camp season (June 26th-August 18th). Monday-Friday.

To apply, please download application from website and send application, resume and cover letter to Tracy Marcus at email or call (631) 852-8660 x 39.


Tracy Marcus
Marine Youth Education Specialist
631-852-8660 x 39

Last updated February 3, 2017