CBFS is currently hiring for one Marine Science Camp Counselor for our male dorms.
Position Dates: May 29 – August 5
Pay: $580 bi-weekly, room and board provided
This is a full time seasonal position. Marine Science Camp Counselor is responsible for the supervision and safety of all campers for overnight camps at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station. Primary job duties include: directing and supervising summer campers day and night throughout their stay; planning/executing small and large group activities during free time and evenings; and fostering a fun and welcome environment for campers. Camp Counselors will also live, learn, and teach in the dynamic ecosystems of a barrier island; receive training in Environmental Interpretation and Education; and gain experience creating educational curricula for ages 8-18.
For more information please reference the Full Description PDF.
- Must be 19 or older by May 29, 2022
- Must have a degree or be working towards a degree in Education, Outdoor Recreation, Biology, Marine Biology, Environmental Sciences or other related fields
- Ability to connect with, encourage, and direct participants of all ages
- Must enjoy contact with people and children — counselors will be living in the dorms with the campers
- Must be friendly, energetic, creative, and motivational
- Ability to think fast, make decisions and enforce rules
- Willingness to work long hours with program participants in various weather conditions
- Valid Driver’s License and submission of recent Driving Record
- Current First Aid and CPR or ability to get certified before May 29, 2022
- Extensive training in environmental education principles and practices
- Group management experience
- Networking with leading organizations in the field (Fish & Wildlife, NASA, Department of Conservation and Recreation, etc)
- Certification and training in nationally recognized curriculum
Email cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to email@example.com with the subject line “Marine Science Camp Counselor Application”