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Garden Camp Counselor (multiple positions open)

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San Francisco Botanical Garden
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San Francisco, CA
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Published 7 days ago

POSITION SUMMARY

San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Garden Camp program serves children in grades K-5 with all-outdoor programming that focuses on educational and positive social-emotional development with peers in nature. Garden Camp connects children to plants through a combination of structured, themed activities and open-ended time to develop curiosity, initiative, imagination, and creativity. Curriculum will revolve around four main themes: gardening, art, wellness, and ecology.

Counselors are members of the Learning and Engagement Department, report to the Director of Learning and Engagement and are supervised by the Garden Camp Director.

 

Counselors will be responsible for the care, comfort, and safety of participants. Counselors’ primary objectives are to: provide an engaging, fun, educational, age-appropriate, and safe experience for participants; provide excellent customer service to parents and caregivers; work collaboratively within the Learning and Engagement team; lead by example; and inform the development of the Camp programs in seasons to come.

Counselor are expected to follow the program’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan and other safety protocol, including completing Mandated Reporter and First Aid/CPR training.

The Garden is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion; experience working across cultures is an asset.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Duties

·        Provide in-person care for children with a co-counselor in a public setting.

Content Delivery and Community Building

·        Foster a community that values relationships, thrives on empathy, sees opportunity before challenge, uses positive reinforcement, and anticipates joy around every turn. Promote character development and model positive and inclusive culture.

·        Always ensure the physical and emotional safety of all campers through routine safety and wellness checks.

·        Communicate with participant families to foster a warm camp community, and ensure a positive, open dialogue about health, safety, and other issues as they arise.

·        Collaborate within the Camp Team and across departments to ensure both the Garden and campers thrive.

Camp Group Management and Support

·        Contribute to curriculum with additional, appropriate, thematic content and activities that align with curricular framework.

·        Stock and manage camp materials and supplies.

·        Lead a group size of 10-12 participants in partnership with a co-Counselor.

·        Attend weekly staff meetings.

REQUIREMENTS

·        Coursework in Early childhood Education OR equivalent experience.

·        Experience teaching or working with preschool and/or elementary school-aged children.

·        Coursework in environmental education, botany, ecology, or other life sciences is highly desirable.

·        Ability to meet the physical demands of working with children in an all-outdoor setting (lift at least 50 pounds, ability to run short distances and walk extensively, transition from sit to stand easily, and sit on the ground with campers).

·        Demonstrate a passion and respect for the natural world. Be willing to get dirty, teach through play, and engage deeply.

·        Commitment to full-time work with June 1 through August 11, 2021.

·        Counselors must be partially or fully COVID-19 vaccinated by start date.

OTHER

·        Fluency in a secondary language (especially Spanish, Mandarin, Tagalog, or Russian) highly favored.

·        Social-emotional competencies are highly valued.

Pre-employment requires a clear background check and reference checks.

The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

POSITION SUMMARY

San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Garden Camp program serves children in grades K-5 with all-outdoor programming that focuses on educational and positive social-emotional development with peers in nature. Garden…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 9, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$20.00 per hour

Level of Language Proficiency

        Fluency in a secondary language (especially Spanish, Mandarin, Tagalog, or Russian) highly favored.

        Fluency in a secondary language (especially Spanish, Mandarin, Tagalog, or Russian) highly favored.

Location

On-site
1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

How to Apply

Please e-mail a brief cover letter and resume with subject line, “Garden Camp Counselor” to jobs@sfbg.org. No telephone calls please.

 

Please e-mail a brief cover letter and resume with subject line, “Garden Camp Counselor” to jobs@sfbg.org. No telephone calls please.

 

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