ESF Camps

Camp Science (Biology) Specialist/Teacher

US-CT-Greenwich
Job ID
2018-7209
# of Openings
15
ESF Camps at Greenwich Academy
Targeted Job Start Date
6/18/2018
Targeted Job End Date
8/17/2018
Type
Seasonal Full-Time

Position Summary

Our Major Camp team consists of Specialists/Teachers with backgrounds in education, art, theater, music, fashion, sports business, science, technology, engineering, etc. The Science (Biology) Specialist/Teacher is dedicated to sharing knowledge, implementing ESF curriculum and teaching methodologies, encouraging campers to solve thought-provoking questions, work collaboratively in teams, and to develop and present a final project.

Position Objective/Purpose

We are seeking motivated team members who believe deeply in the organization’s mission and who display a record of achievement in effective supervision & management of youth, have expertise in content-specific majors and minors, building positive relationships and ensuring the safety and well-being of people of all ages.

Position Scope Factors

Program Description:

  • Experience unique and hands-on science experiments that are as fun, as they are educational! Campers dissect owl pellets, frogs, and sheep hearts; create and observe chemical reactions; build solar powered cars, and more.  These interactive learning experiences help campers discover answers to tantalizing scientific questions in worlds of chemistry, biology and anatomy, physics and more.

 

A Major Camp Specialist/Teacher teaches a minimum of 1 class but may also be considered to teach various programs at 1 or more locations (multi-site candidates are preferable).

 

Local teaching opportunities:

  • Bronx, NY at The Riverdale Country School
  • Greenwich, CT at Greenwich Academy

If you are interested in traveling to any of the locations listed below, ESF will provide hotel accommodations, mileage reimbursement, and a food stipend:

  • Haverford, PA at The Haverford School
  • Chestnut Hill, PA at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
  • Montgomery Springs, PA at Montgomery School
  • Newtown Square, PA at Episcopal Academy
  • Tinton Falls, NJ at Ranney School
  • Lawrenceville, NJ at The Lawrenceville School
  • Moorestown, NJ at William Allen Middle School
  • Baltimore, MD at The Gilman School
  • North Bethesda, MD at The Georgetown Prep School

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Inspire campers to think creatively, critically, and innovatively
  • Immerse campers in Science (Biology) through hands‐on, authentic learning experiences with exposure to “real world" experts, special guests, and field trips
  • Empower campers to explore the world around them and solve real‐life, practical issues that engage their hearts and minds
  • Impart your knowledge and expertise as an instructor, resource and guide while campers navigate the scope of the  curriculum
  • Lead campers in the learning process through the use of 21st Century skills such as: innovation, creativity, communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, ethical decision making, collaboration, team work, time management, empathy, and leadership
  • Guide campers as they prepare for their ultimate group project
  • Organize and prepare daily lessons plans
  • Participate in exciting field trips
  • Create an environment where every camper views him/herself as a vital and critical part of a team
  • Develop “hands-on” approaches where campers can grow and experience their Majors first hand
  • Use effective classroom management skills to lead the activity and effectively create a fun environment where everyone feels included
  • Work effectively with fellow Team members and collaborate on daily responsibilities
  • Complete assigned paperwork
  • Serve as a positive role model to campers
  • Follow the ESF Code and maintain the ESF Look at all times
  • Exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and to adhere to all company policies
  • Attend all required pre-camp trainings and submit necessary background check paperwork
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
  • Have fun

Experience Requirements

  • At least 2 years of classroom and/or camp experience (or comparable experience)
  • Must have previous experience teaching children. Examples include but are not limited to; school teacher, academic/athletic tutoring, college/university instructor, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant/aid, religious education teacher
  • Outstanding communication skills; the ability to use clear, concise and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger community

Certification Requirements

  • Teaching certification (preferred)

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to and takes direction from Major Camp leadership staff.  In addition, you may take direction other camp directors. May also take direction from, and is overall accountable to, the Site Director.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Ability to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of 35lbs
  • Endurance to work outside and on your feet for 6-8 hours per day
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations which may require running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and climbing stairs.
  • Good physical condition which enables candidate to execute all responsibilities associated with this position

ESF, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All candidates who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply!

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