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    Camp Counselor, Sea Stars Marine Camp

Camp Counselor, Sea Stars Marine Camp,

Northport, NY

Position

Summary:

This seasonal position will assist with

a marine science summer camp for children ages 6-14. The camp counselor will

participate as a marine educator and supervisor for campers and will help the

Assistant Camp Director to supervise a designated group of 8-10 campers and aid

in the implementation of daily activities, including leading children through

activities indoors and outdoors during expeditions to Fuchs Pond Preserve, be

responsible for creating and teaching 1 lesson and craft each week, seining and

water activities at Asharoken Beach, arts and crafts, and games. The counselor

will prepare and breakdown daily crafts activities. Camp Counselor will lead

smaller groups through the above activities and will delegate necessary tasks

to CIT's. Counselors will be responsible

for preparation before programs and clean-up after programs, including cleaning

and care of the facility and marine and freshwater tanks.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation or attendance in/from a recognized high school or

equivalent.

  • Experience with working with children.

  • Ability to learn and lead educational experiences and

activities.

  • Ability to understand and carry out educational program

tasks and objectives.

  • Ability to work with children.

  • Ability to supervise a small group of children.

  • Ability to supervise CIT participants.

  • Ability to understand and implement written and oral

instructions.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to work outdoors performing various types of

educational and physical activities.

  • Ability to learn marine science and natural science subject

matter.

  • Ability to work with and touch live animals (marine

organisms, fish, reptiles, etc.).

  • Ability to handle health and safety issues and emergencies.

  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job, such as

light hiking expeditions to Fuchs Pond Preserve, Asharoken Beach, and beach

seining.

  • Ability to communicate with camp participants' parents.

  • Flexible scheduling of workweek as required by ongoing

operations.

  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this

position.

  • Ability to work flexible hours.

Preferred

Qualifications:

  • Desire to

work with children.

  • Basic marine

biology, environmental or education background/aquarium or animal care

experience.

  • Current

CPR/AED or First Aid certification or higher, or equivalent.

  • Lifeguard

Certifications.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell

Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing

AA/EEO, Protected

Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

POSITION DETAILS:

Salary:

$14-$15 per hour - for full

summer

Benefits:

No

Benefits

Date

Position Available: June 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021

HOW TO APPLY:

Review

of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a

qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants

need to:

  • Attach/upload

a resume to the online application

in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

  • Attach/upload

a cover letter to the online

application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

  • Attach/upload

contacts info for three references

to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

In the "Experience"

section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or

use the "Drop Files Here" box to manually drag document(s) into your

application. Once the application is

submitted, you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

External

Applicants:

(including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension

Associations), please refer to the Applying for a Job

(External Candidate) (https://hr.cornell.edu/jobs/how-we-hire)

document for additional guidance.

Internal

Applicants:

Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in

this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job

(Internal Candidate) (https://apps.hr.cornell.edu/workdayCommunications/Recruitment%20job%20aids/applying_for_a_job_internal.pdf)

document for additional guidance.

Questions,

please contact:

Alexandra

Stevens

Marine Outreach Educator

Sea Stars Marine Camp Director

Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program

P.O. Box 554, Huntington, NY 11743

Tel. (631) 239-1800 ext. 3

ams838@cornell.edu

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship

available.

The

Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to

participate in the hiring process and employees to perform their essential

functions. If you require an accommodation to participate in the selection

process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension

Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120 or via email at cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

Cornell

Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United

States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and New York State

residents. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service

associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment

opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

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