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Seasonal Assistant Camp Director - Ipswich, MA

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March 1, 2021
March 1, 2021

The Opportunity.

The Assistant Camp Director position at Appleton Farms is a seasonal role. The typical schedule for the full-time Assistant Camp Director is a 40 hour work week, Monday through Friday for the season. The camp season runs from June 14– August 27 with a week of mandatory training which will take place June 7 – June 11. The Assistant Camp Director is responsible for aiding the Camp Director in all essential administrative functions, as well as joining camper groups (ages 4-13) which require an additional team member for supervision purposes.

 

In This Role You Will:

  • Assist the Camp Director in managing the daily routines of Appleton Farm Camp. Includes: compiling rosters and camper information pages; providing support to Camp Educators; attending all weekly staff meetings; and coordinating group schedules.
  • Attend the American Camp Association (ACA) New Camp Director Workshop to gain Camp Director certification before the beginning of the camp season; act as backup Camp Director in the event of the Camp Director’s absence.
  • Communicate with camper parents regarding camp questions and basic camper information, in coordination with the Camp Director.
  • Attend training for and act as the Health Care Supervisor, along with the Camp Director and other select camp staff.
  • In coordination with the Camp Director, act as a primary contact for camper health and/or behavioral issues, and all camp-related activities that require direction and/or assistance.
  • Assist and mentor Camp Educators during their training week (June 14-18), in coordination with the Camp Director.
  • Perform daily camp staff chores to organize and prepare for each day.  
  • Ensure safety of campers and staff by closely following all COVID-19 protocols.
  • Meet periodically with the Camp Director to evaluate experience and performance.
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.  


The Opportunity.

The Assistant Camp Director position at Appleton Farms is a seasonal role. The typical schedule for the full-time Assistant Camp Director is a 40 hour work week, Monday through Friday for the season. The camp season runs from…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

About the Appleton Farm Camp Program:

Appleton Farm Camp is a children’s day camp located at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA. The 1,000 acre farm is the oldest continuously operating farm in the country. The working dairy, vibrant learning garden, barnyard animals, beautiful trails, engaging education programs, and deep history make this a special place to visit and work. At camp, we have an interdisciplinary, hands-on approach to learning, in the fields and forests, the Learning Garden, the barnyard, and the kitchen. Our unique camp connects children to the land, and the natural systems that support us all, while spending time outdoors, exploring, making friends, and having fun. 

 

About The Trustees 

The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. Our passion is to protect and share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures under our care. We are funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households. 

 

The Trustees has been featured in the Top 100 Women-Led Organizations in Massachusetts for six consecutive years. 

 

In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of its team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission. 

 

The Trustees is a signer of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and a Member of the Boston College Center for Work and Family. 

 

We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted. 

About the Appleton Farm Camp Program:

Appleton Farm Camp is a children’s day camp located at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA. The 1,000 acre farm is the oldest continuously operating…

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Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in environmental or agricultural education, the sciences, education, or other relevant course of study is preferred, but not required 
  • Two seasons previous experience working as a camp counselor, classroom teacher, or informal educator with children ages 4-13
  • Completion of the ACA New Camp Director Workshop (provided by the Trustees if not previously earned)
  • Must be outgoing, have a willingness to learn, and bring unbridled joy and enthusiasm to work every day
  • Must have experience with and enjoy working with children in an outdoor setting
  • Knowledge of or interest in farm-based education, food, and sustainability 
  • The physical and mental wherewithal to teach outdoors, sometimes under difficult circumstances
  • A familiarity with Appleton Farms and The Trustees

 

Other Requirements:

  • Reliable transportation
  • Must be fully available for camp staff training week and all 10 weeks of camp; able to be onsite between the hours of 8AM and 4PM Monday-Friday. 
  • A satisfactory criminal background check (CORI and SORI)
  • Community CPR and Basic First Aid certifications required by June 1st, 2021
  • Able and willing to work outdoors in variable weather conditions
  • Able and willing to wear a mask and conform to all COVID-19 best practices.
  • The Assistant Camp Director must be at least 21 years old.

 

Please upload a resume summarizing your education and work history, a cover letter telling us a little about yourself, and a statement of purpose describing your philosophy of education and your interest in working at Appleton Farms. Applications will not be reviewed without these supporting documents

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in environmental or agricultural education, the sciences, education, or other relevant course of study is preferred, but not required 
  • Two…

Location

On-site
Ipswich, MA

How to Apply

Please apply online via The Trustees Website linked here.

Please apply online via The Trustees Website linked here.

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