Camp Director Position:
The Whale Camp at the Fundy Marine Science Institute is dedicated to providing marine biology experiential educational programs and facilities for learning about the dynamic marine ecology of the Bay of Fundy as well as the coastal, terrestrial and human ecologies of Grand Manan Island. Our goal is to use hands-on, discovery-oriented marine science activities to increase awareness and understanding of these living systems and by extension the living systems of our oceans and planet. Learn more about our camp programs at whalecamp.com.
We seek a highly qualified and specialized individual to fill a camp director position at our residential science, nature, adventure camp. Our program includes whale watching trips, kayaking, and general observation of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, puffins, eagles, and a wide variety of seabirds. Our activities and lessons focus largely on the intertidal zones and the dynamic marine and terrestrial ecosystems of the Bay of Fundy. We also offer a college credit program to students wishing to deepen their knowledge and skills in marine science. You would be responsible for overseeing the coordination, execution, and documentation of these activities and in supervising and managing staff and campers.
This position is a management role requiring significant experience in management and camp programming, demonstrated leadership skills, and strong knowledge of educational pedagogy and ecology. This position is responsible for carrying the vision of camp, including expertise to train staff in field teaching strategies, plant and animal identification, and natural science concepts (ecology, geology, oceanography). The candidate must have at least three years of experience teaching science in informal settings (outside of classroom) using a variety of teaching techniques and confidence to train staff in content and pedagogy. At least two years of management experience is required, including some residential camp management experience.
Must be flexible, patient, have a positive attitude, and sense of humor. Most time will be spent working in the office overseeing camp operations of logistics coordinator, program director, kitchen staff, and teaching staff. Some time will be spent in the field evaluating science and recreation instructors. Must have strong organizational background, computer skills, enthusiasm for working with youth and adults in an outdoor setting, ability to motivate others, demonstrated ability to facilitate group dynamics and manage staff in an outdoor camp environment. CPR / First Aid certification required. Additional wilderness emergency training preferred.
Responsibilities: Major responsibilities are directing and overseeing all aspects of camp coordination and programming – including but not limited to:
Term of Employment: June 16, 2018 – September 2, 2018
Language of Work: English
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