Description:  The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum (CHA) is looking for enthusiastic educators for our Nature Discovery Summer Camp.  This is an active, hands-on position that involves teaching and managing campers in outdoor, environmental, and recreational activities. Summer Camp Educators must be committed to work with the CHA staff for at least 3 training days and 11 weeks of day-camp (Monday to Friday).

Dates:  June 5th, 2023 to August 25th, 2023

Location: Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Responsibilities: include but are not limited to:

  • Teaching weekly themed, preapproved curriculum to campers between 4-5 years, 6-8 years, or 9-11 years of age
  • Lead and supervise outdoor activities relevant to the Nature Discovery Camp weekly themes
  • Lead and supervise crafts, games, and activities relevant to the Nature Discovery Camp weekly themes
  • Daily maintenance of education and outdoor equipment and materials
  • Daily set-up and clean-up of classroom space and program materials

Requirements: college student or graduate with, or working towards, a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Education, Biology, Botany, Forestry, or related field. Must: be comfortable spending a significant amount of time outdoors; have a basic knowledge of outdoor recreation and natural sciences; capable of managing a group of 6 to 12 children. A responsible and self-motivated individual with some knowledge of New Jersey ecology, natural history, hiking/backpacking, and plant identification.  First aid and CPR certification are a plus.

Salary:  $14.13/hour paid on a bi-weekly basis

To Apply:  Send a cover letter and resume to Shannyn Wilson, Camp Director, at swilson@hartshornarboretum.org

Applications due May 1st 2023