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Garden Camp and After School Program Counselor

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San Francisco Botanical Garden
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San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Botanical Garden


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Published 19 days ago

February 1, 2021
January 29, 2021
$20.00 per hour

POSITION SUMMARY

San Francisco Botanical Garden is extending its popular Garden Camp summer program into the school year with an After School Program (ASP) and Garden Camp (Camp) sessions during Thanksgiving and Winter school breaks. The ASP and Camp sessions will serve children in grades K-5 with all-outdoor programming that focuses on educational and positive social-emotional development with peers in nature. ASP and Camp sessions will connect 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 work closely with the ASP Coordinator or 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 Garden’s ASP and Camp programs in seasons to come. 

ASP sessions will run in the afternoons with a seasonal schedule change after daylight savings time shifts. Counselor schedules will typically be 12:30pm-4:30pm or 5:30pm, Monday-Thursday.

Counselor are expected to follow the program’s Health and Safety Plan, including regular COVID-19 testing, as scheduled.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

Content Delivery and Culture Making

·        Model a culture 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.

·        Ensure the physical and emotional safety of all campers at all times through routine safety and health 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 part-time work February 1 through May 25, 2021 with ability to reapply for full-time hours in the Summer with the Garden Camp program.

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 is extending its popular Garden Camp summer program into the school year with an After School Program (ASP) and Garden Camp (Camp) sessions during Thanksgiving and Winter school breaks. The…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Temporary
  • Other Education Requirement
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

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

·        Social-emotional competencies are highly valued.

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

·        Social-emotional competencies are highly valued.

Location

1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY

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


HOW TO APPLY

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


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