Tin Mountain strives to provide a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment in which to learn about and explore the natural world. Our doors and our lands are open and available to everyone who wants to participate. Tin Mountain Conservation Center staff, board of trustees, and members are united in our passion for environmental conservation, education, and research as well as our mutual trust and respect for each other and the world in which we live.
Tin Mountain is currently hiring seasonal staff for our summer camp program.
Summer Camp Counselors
Tin Mountain’s Summer Camps use a combination of Science, Adventure, and Fun to support the organization’s mission. Each day combines lessons within the environmental sciences with hikes, exploration, and silly games. Summer Day Camp Instructors are responsible for the daily functions of one of the day camps in Albany, Jackson, Tamworth, or Fryeburg. Day camps are for children ages 4 to 12 years old. Hours run from approximately 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. program time), Monday through Friday, plus one evening campfire during some sessions. Camps run Monday-Friday, July 5-August 13 (employment for individual weeks may be available).
Specific Duties Include:
- Participate in staff training in June.
- With a co-instructor and high school-aged Jr. Counselor, supervise up to 13 campers each day.
- Plan, prepare, and lead age appropriate lessons, games, and crafts.
- Lead hikes and exploration over uneven terrain.
- Set the tone of camp. Be a role model for campers, Jr. Counselors, and your co-counselor/instructor.
- Set up the facility at the beginning of camp.
- Clean up the facility at the end of each day and week of camp.
- Contact parents with a letter the first day of camp concerning logistics, etc.
- Maintain medical records and complete incident reports when necessary.
- With guidance of the Education Director, make initial parent contacts in the event of an emergency or behavior problem at camp.
- Environmental education or teaching experience
- Summer camp experience preferred
- Current CPR and First Aid Certification
- A current driver’s license and adequate auto insurance.
- (Water Safety certification desired)
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Phaedra Demers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Camp Junior Counselors
- Attend a staff training session.
- Assist in setting up the building at the beginning of camp and cleaning at the end of the day.
- Assist in organizing and cleaning up at the end of camp.
- Assist with small group activities, crafts, games, choice times, planning and organizing the weekly schedule.
- Jr. Counselors are encouraged by the end of camp, to plan, organize, and lead a nature activity during choice time.
- Interest in natural history
- Age 14-17
- Experience working with children preferred
- Current CPR and First Aid certification is preferred.
To apply, contact Phaedra Demers at email@example.com
Interns are an integral part of the staff and participate in all aspects of the center’s operation and have an opportunity to work with all ages, and with a variety of groups, including schools and the general public. Interns are involved in general Nature Center operations including weekend festivals and events, curriculum and program development, and writing articles for the newsletter. Tin Mountain’s best interns have a strong desire to teach and share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the natural world. A background in education or the natural sciences is helpful but not necessary.