Lead Camp Animal Science Program Specialist

WDR-00043977 Lead Camp Animal Science Program Specialist, Suffolk County Farms - Yaphank, NY


Lead Campers, CITs and Counselors through specialized activities involving Animal Science. Supervise campers and ensure their safety at all times. Assist with day-to-day operations of the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center Camp programs. Directly interact with camper’s parents and guardians. Maintain camp facilities. Promote development of a community-oriented camp culture that emphasizes empathy, continuous improvement, and high performance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 17 years old and have attended or graduated from high school or equivalent.
  • Ability to comply with Suffolk County Department of Health requirements.
  • Ability to understand and carry out educational program tasks and objectives.
  • Ability to work outdoors performing various types of educational and physical activities.
  • Ability to handle health and safety issues and/or emergency situations.
  • Paid or volunteer experience working with children and/or the public.
  • Have an appreciation and understanding of the natural environment.
  • Must be able to work for the full camp season. This includes training before camp and wrap up after camp has ended.
  • Must be able to work one before or after care shift each week.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required.
  • Candidate must be able to work effectively with a wide range of diverse young people.
  • A positive and energetic attitude.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Attendance in or graduation from a recognized college/university or equivalent.
  • Additional education and training in the field of education.
  • Additional education in the areas of environmental science, horticulture, animal science, art education, music education, agriculture and/or natural science.
  • Some teaching experience.
  • Ability to assist with teaching and a keen interest in educating youth.
  • Leadership abilities


Salary: $17-18 per hour

Schedule: NON-EXEMPT – TEMP: July 1, 2024 – August 16, 2024

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available

Last updated March 14, 2024