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Volunteer/After School Program Specialist
Job Description: Volunteer/After School Program Specialist
READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? The mission of Eco Adventures is to offer hands-on learning experiences that provide educational and enriching ecological experiences to students of all ages. The purpose of these programs is to create positive, personal experiences for participants while inspiring them to make a difference in our planet. Students will have the rare opportunity to encounter extraordinary animals, discover various native and international ecological habitats, explore our environment through various art forms, and learn about ecological, technical, and scientific research projects around the world. The after school program will engage and inspire students to develop life skills, presentation skills, knowledge, social skills and mentor and develop young teens into volunteer and possible future staff positions at Eco Adventures.
This position involves developing and teaching a variety of education programs to children and patrons of all ages. Particularly for afterschool programs and coordinating Volunteer/Jr Assistant/intern program. Schedule is Mondays-Fridays from aprox 11:00-6:30pm (or earlier depending on booked programs) and may involve some weekends. Other programs may apply such as homeschool programs, outreaches and fieldtrips during the week. Also may lead at special events and festivals, birthday parties, summer camps, school programs, scout programs, sleepovers, and other special events. Must have previous public speaking/teaching/instruction experience with children. Will be working with animals such as reptiles, amphibians, parrots, insects, arachnids, and mammals. No experience with animals necessary. Duties also includes the coordination of the Jr. Assistants/Volunteer and intern program. This entail communications, mentoring them through the after school program, recruiting and hiring, interviews, performance reviews, leading training and workshop sessions, and social outings. Other duties include: program development, staff supervision, organization and storage of materials and artifacts and assisting with animal husbandry, program logistics, and special events planning.
We are looking for an engaging, FUN people-person persona, proven self-motivated, responsible, and natural leader with public speaking/working with children experience a must.
Salary: Salary varies depending on experience. Intensive training will be provided.
Please send cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Part Time Instructor
The purpose of the conservation education instructor position is to develop and teach a variety of education programs to children and patrons at birthday parties, outreaches, field trips, library programs, summer camps, school programs, scout programs, after-school programs, special events and festivals, outdoor education settings. The instructor must be experienced with public speaking/teaching to a public audience of up to 100 + people with various animals such as insects, arachnids, amphibians, and reptiles. Administrative assistant duties include the organization and storage of materials and artifacts, assisting with animal husbandry, program logistics, and development. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to ecoadventuresMD@gmail.com
Summer Camp Counselor- accepting resumes in March 2023
Experience the Extraordinary!
If you like working with children, animals, and engaging in fun, hands-on nature activities....then Eco Adventures is for you!
Eco Adventures is looking for energetic, outgoing, responsible, and FUN adults to work as summer counselor staff!
Previous experience working with children is preferred. Must be 18 years or older.
There is a mandatory June 5th training date and some Spring Break Camp dates for training (preferred). Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Counselor In Training
Is your student interested in working with animals or joining peers in exploring nature? Becoming a Counselor in Training is a perfect roll for them. This extraordinary experience offers students 12+ to learn life skills such as team communication, professionalism and responsibility while having fun participating in games, crafts, experiments and animal encounters. Students can sign up for this amazing opportunity during our summer camp season to assist counselors and join the group in games, crafts and so much more, or participate in our afterschool program where they will learn the responsibilities of being an animal caretaker and get hands on time with the animals. If interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign your student up online!
If you have a passion for animals and the environment the Junior Assistant program is the perfect place for your passions to grow! Starting as a CIT (Counselor in Training) you will learn the responsibility it takes to become an animal caretaker and work in the science field. From there you can be invited to become a Junior Assistant and start working on animal handling and volunteering at Eco Adventures. We are looking for maturity, responsibility, enthusiasm, customer service skills, teamwork, initiative, self-motivation, public-speaking skills, and take instruction well from staff as well as exhibiting respect for the staff, parents, children and animals. If you are interesting in this program please email email@example.com
Develop and teach a variety of education programs to children and patrons at summer camps, birthday parties or special events programs. The intern must be experienced with public speaking/teaching or willing to present to a public audience with various animals such as insects, arachnids, amphibians, and reptiles. They must like and have experience working with children of all ages. Duties also include the organization and storage of materials and artifacts and assisting with animal husbandry and care, program logistics, and development. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers play a vital role at Eco Adventures and we are very lucky to have such amazing volunteers on our team. They do tasks such as feeding animals, training and creating enrichment activities for our animals, leading programming and assisting with events. Our volunteers receive great opportunities to work with animals, kids and support their passions and interests. For more information please email email@example.com