Associated Recreation Council, Seattle

Co-Director (Camp Long Nature Summer Camp)

ARC, in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, is seeking a dynamic Summer Nature Day Camp Co-Director to join the team Camp Long Summer Nature Day Camp for school age youth.

The Camp Co-Director will help develop activities for a group of youth between the ages of 6-12 in a summer day camp environment that is designed with exciting nature lessons utilizing surrounding bodies of water and trails. Our innovative day camp is developed as a highly collaborative teaching and interpretive program which stresses a child's personal growth, discovery, and spontaneity.

Summer Day Camp Co-Director Schedule

  • Monday – Friday 8:00am-5:00pm (40 hours per week)
  • June 25th – September 1, 2017
  • Hours may be given to work during the month of May (10 hours per week)
  • Mandatory pre-camp training will be offered in June

Basic Duties:

  • Develop, plan, and implement a specialty nature camp program for children aged 5-12
  • In conjunction with other nature camp staff, develop environmental education and stewardship curriculum for this age group
  • Plan and teach themed lessons about Water and Wild Life, Bugs and Insects, Plants and Trees, Essentials for Survival, and Maps and Compasses
  • Work and train staff to ensure the care and safety of participants at all times
  • Design a weekly calendar of activities and snack menus
  • Maintain positive relationships with families, staff, and the general public
  • Supervise staff and oversee all administrative processes associated with running the camp
  • Work in partnership with city staff to manage registration paperwork intake, payments, and waitlists
  • Create staff schedules and administer scheduled breaks
  • Complete required administrative reports, such as attendance and activity logs, accident/incident reports, hot sheets, and evaluations
  • Serve as the point of contact for participants and families
  • Work in ratio and deliver program to participants

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • A.A or A.S. in Environmental Science, preferably with course work in natural sciences or education and/or related experience
  • At least two years’ experience planning and supervising recreation programs and/or educational activities for children
  • Knowledge of Pacific Northwest plants and animals
  • Well versed in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, cooperative leadership
  • Valid WA driver’s license, First Aid/CPR certification, and Food Handlers permit, or ability to obtain
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Must provide proof of eligibility to work in the US and valid government issued ID
  • Must sign up for direct deposit with either checking or savings account or Payroll Pay card

This is a summer only, non-benefited position.

Please apply with your resume and cover letter.

This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications.  ARC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and values diverse perspectives and life experiences.  Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  ARC encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.

Position opened until filled. Applications are reviewed weekly.