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19 Feb 2020

Temporary Seasonal Lead Camp Educator – Ipswich

The Trustees of Reservation – Posted by hrtrustees Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

The Opportunity.

The Camp Lead Educator is a seasonal role with a rate of pay of $14-$15 per hour depending on experience. The typical schedule for the full time Camp Lead Educator is a 40-hour work week, 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday for the season, June 22 – August 28. Additionally, a week of training the week prior, June 15-June 19 is required, as well as position-specific training prior to the all-staff training week, which will be scheduled according to availability in the week of June 8-12.  

The Camp Lead Educator is the alternate camp director in the field when the Director is not available and must be comfortable assuming a leadership role among camp staff and taking on the responsibility of supervising camp staff and campers when needed. The lead educator will communicate programming and directions to educators and coordinate activities across the camp, sometimes adapting last minute to changes due to weather or other inconveniences/emergencies. The lead educator will also assist with the administrative needs of the camp director and should be able and willing to do so independently. Sometimes this work will take the lead educator away from camp activities or require them to work outside of the normal camp day. Occasionally the lead educator will be required to act as a camp educator for a camp session, which means directly supervising a group of campers and implementing camp programming. The lead educator is expected to not only contribute collaboratively to the development of camp activities, but oversee and lead the development, scheduling, implementation of camp activities by camp educators. Lastly, the lead educator acts as the health care supervisor for the camp, under the training and support of a local medical doctor. This entails supervising camp staff in first aid, coordinating responses to camper medical needs, and dispensing camper medications, as necessary. Full support and training will be provided for health care supervisor duties.  

In This Role You Will:

  • Supervise, support, and drive the weekly activity schedules created and implemented by camp educators.
  • Supervise camp educators and counselors-in-training as the primary point of contact when the camp director is not available.
  • Act as the Health Care Supervisor for camp by coordinating and overseeing first aid and camper medications, as necessary. Training will be provided.
  • Activity/Curriculum design – collaboratively creating and planning a thoughtful schedule of educational and fun activities reflective of the weekly theme.
  • Daily execution of programs designed to encourage campers to investigate the Crane Estate’s unique identity from the standpoint of place – with a focus on environmental education.
  • Management of photo and video content.
  • Active participation in program development and camp evaluation meetings.
  • Administrative work to assist as needed including paperwork organization, contacting camper families, and preparing for upcoming camp sessions. These tasks may take place during the camp day or outside of it, depending on need and availability.
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.


Positions Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record
  • Reliable transportation
  • Fully available for camp staff training and all 10 weeks of camp (June 15-August 28)
  • A satisfactory criminal background check (CORI and SORI)
  • Ability to work outside in variable weather conditions with children
  • At least 21 years old
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.


The following certifications are desired, but not required:

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate or equivalent
  • American Red Cross CPR Certificate for the Professional Rescuer, or equivalent
  • American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate or equivalent


This is a seasonal, non-exempt, hourly paid position, with an optimal start date on June 15. This position is based in Ipswich Massachusetts.

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. 

How to Apply

Please apply online via The Trustees' website linked here.

Job Categories: Conservation. Job Types: Temporary.

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