Camp & School-Age Programs Director

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Address:

Laconia, NH
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Overview:

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia, NH seeks a fun and affable leader to join our team and advance our mission of connecting elementary and middle school students to the natural world through hands-on learning.

The successful candidate will be a seasoned environmental educator with experience working in a camp environment and demonstrated enthusiasm for nature, program administration, and elementary education.  

The Camp & School-Age Programs Director is responsible for implementing Prescott Farm programs that provide nature-based educational experiences for school-aged children ages six to sixteen years-old.   Programs include WildQuest day camps offered during winter, spring, and summer school vacation weeks; the Naturalist in the Classroom program, which fulfills educational contracts in local schools during the school year; school field trips at Prescott Farm; and Community Connections programs designed to appeal to kids year-round.

Responsibilities:

WildQuest Camp

  • Plan and facilitate February, April, and Summer WildQuest Camp sessions (11 weeks)
  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise camp staff
  • Collaborate on and maintain accountability to annual camp budget
  • Enforce camp safety rules and regulations/state camp licensing requirements
  • Applying for annual camp license renewal and meet with state camp inspector (random visit during the summer) to go over license compliance checklist.
  • Work with marketing staff to promote camp and drive enrollment
  • Coordinate online camp-registration
  • Update camp handbooks annually
  • Manage camp scholarship program
  • Collaborate with Development Director on grant applications related to camp programs
  • Coordinate summer camp t-shirt design, ordering & printing
  • Conduct evaluations at the end of camp sessions and summer camp season
  • Participate in meetings and trainings provided by professional associations to ensure that Prescott Farm is following best practices
  • Facilitate communications with camp families before, during, and after the camp season

School-Age Programs

  • Teach hands-on, nature-based programs to elementary and middle school-aged children throughout the school year
  • Coordinate the Naturalist in the Classroom Program offered in area schools including meeting with teachers and administrators; finalizing contracts; supervising program staff; tracking activity; soliciting feedback, and providing written reports to schools and funders
  • Coordinate and lead school field trips at Prescott Farm and occasionally at other sites
  • Coordinate and lead Community Connections programs at Prescott Farm designed to appeal to school-aged youth
  • Represent Prescott Farm and our programs at events and other activities both at Prescott Farm and in the larger community throughout the year.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of five to seven years of experience in environmental, wilderness, adventure, or outdoor education.
  • Bachelor’s degree minimum, Master’s Degree preferred – in environmental education or related field.
  • 2 or more years’ experience as a camp director in a similar setting
  • High-level first aid training (Wilderness First Responder Certification preferred)
  • Ability to do moderate level hiking and snowshoeing
  • Must pass Criminal Background Check
  • Strong naturalists’ skills and demonstrated understanding of New England natural history
  • Creative and enthusiastic program development and presentation skills.
  • Solid organizational skills with regard to coordinating and scheduling programs, projects, maintaining files, reports and databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and supervise staff.

Job Duration:

Permanent

How to Apply:

Please send letter of interest, resume, and three references via e-mail to Jude Hamel, Executive Director at jhamel@prescottfarm.org with the subject line ‘CAMP & SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS DIRECTOR.’  No phone calls, please.