Camp Coordinator (Seasonal) -Nature Camp - Chicago - 60602
Chicago Park District
Hospitality - Lodging/Resort/Travel
33 W Washington St
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TITLE: CAMP COORDINATOR (S) - Nature Camp
For various Nature programs, including: Under Illinois Skies, Urban Campers, and Nature Oasis
Nature Camp Coordinators will lead a team of camp counselors in engaging youth in outdoor, hands-on nature/science exploration. Program curriculum will be provided, but you must be willing to get dirty and investigate the natural world alongside Chicago Park District youth. As a Coordinator you will be responsible for staff oversight, day-to-day logistics, supplies, scheduling and more. Work location can vary from week to week or day to day, depending on the program. We are currently seeking to hire nature camp coordinators for the following programs: Nature Oasis Field Trips, Urban Campers, Under Illinois Skies, Northerly Island Adventure Camp and North Park Village Nature Center Eco-Explorers Camps.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS:
Under supervision, supervises Camp Counselors and Recreation Leaders who provide recreational activities for children during the operation of day camp activities in the Chicago Park District parks. Performs related duties as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Supervises Camp Counselors and Recreation Leaders responsible for day camp activities at various Chicago Park District parks. Creates curriculum for camp activities. Liaison with Park Supervisors and staff. Liaison with security personnel, lifeguards, police relating to camp activities, public functions and field trips. Ensures the safety and well being of the children.
Training and Experience: Current enrollment at an accredited college or university for a Bachelor's Degree. Bachelor's Degree preferred. 1 - 2 years of experience working with children is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience working with children is required. The ability to stand, sit, bend and kneel frequently.