Current Job Openings
Below is a list of current employment opportunities at Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center. Application directions are attached at the bottom of each position. Thank you for your interest in working for Prescott Farm!
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- Job Title: Camp Instructor
Effective Dates: June 19 – August 25, 2023
Reports To: Camp & School Age Programs Director
• $13-$16 per hour, depending on experience
• Includes 10% end of summer bonus
• Higher end of range for college graduates or individuals with significant instruction experience
Working Hours: 36-40 hours/week, Monday-Friday
Employment Status: Temporary, Hourly, Non-exempt
Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center seeks Camp Instructors for lead teaching positions at the WildQuest Camps. Instructors are responsible for daily supervision and instruction of campers aged 4-16. Topics include but are not limited to: natural and physical science, sensory awareness, gardening, and team building. Teaching is through hands-on and inquiry methods that encourage exploration, self-directed learning, and stewardship of the natural environment. Camp Instructors are required to attend weekly staff meetings which take place during the camp day, and may be asked to provide supervision during AM or PM extended care (8:00a.m. – 9:00a.m., and 4:00p.m. – 5:30p.m.). Camp Instructors are also asked to act as mentor counselors to our Leaders-in-Training (LIT) and Junior Counselors (JC) campers.
Throughout the week, Instructors may have a LITs or JCs join their camper group and act as role-model campers. We ask Instructors to help provide feedback to the LIT Instructor or Camp Director (for JCs). WildQuest Summer Camp employment involves working Monday, June 19 – Friday, August 25, 2023 which includes one week of paid staff training and nine weekly camp sessions. The mandatory week-long training session on Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23, 2023 from 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. During the camp sessions, Instructors typically work Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. during the camp sessions, with the exception of extended care coverage. Partial summer commitments will be considered; candidate availability may affect hiring decisions.
• Supervise campers’ safety on a daily basis.
• Working sometimes with a co-instructor and sometimes independently, lead programs and activities for
campers on a variety of science and nature topics to groups of up to 12 campers (ages 5-12).
• Participate in working AM and PM extended care coverage on a rotating schedule.
• Lead facilitator of group and behavioral management of campers.
• Assist the Camp Director with preparing lesson plans and materials.
• Share in maintenance of program equipment.
• Successfully mentor and foster opportunities for successful interaction between campers, LITs, and JCs.
• Lead campers in a variety of team-building activities as well as other games and activities for campers.
• Participate in camp staff meetings at the beginning and end of each day.
• Help build a sense of community among campers.
• Enhance existing curriculum with creative and thought-provoking ideas and activities.
• Conduct programming indoors as well as outdoors in any type of weather.
• Employ inquiry-based teaching methods to stimulate learning.
• Encourage positive self-esteem of campers and positive group dynamics.
• Provide an exceptional experience for campers and their families.
• Take initiative in problem solving, fostering effective interaction between campers, staff and parents.
• Dress accordingly to meet dress code requirements (as stated in camp staff manual).
• Other duties as assigned.
• 18+ years of age is preferred; consideration will be given to candidates 17 years of age with other relevant
• First aid and CPR certification required prior to the start of camp.
• Experience and interest in working with children. Previous camp or teaching experience is preferred.
• Sincere interest in the natural and environmental sciences, outdoor skills, and education.
• Ability to model responsible behavior to campers.
• Comfort with performance and/or public speaking. A flair for public presentation.
• Ability to inspire a passion for science and nature in campers.
• Ability to function comfortably outdoors in a variety of weather conditions (cold, hot, rain, etc.).
• Creative individual with ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Candidate should enjoy working in a busy camp community, be flexible and highly dependable.
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills.
• Ability to maintain safety and discipline in a fun and positive way. Must be willing to follow all Prescott Farm
health and safety rules, including COVID-19 precautions.
• Able to work in highly sensory and stimulating work environment, constantly interacting with guests, campers, volunteers, and other staff.
• Be in good physical condition to meet the physical demands of the position. Ability to move program
equipment/supplies up to 40 lbs., navigate nature trails under any weather conditions.
• Provide documented proof of immunity or vaccination record as mandated by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and complete the camp’s health form and waiver by the start of camp.
• Pass a background check according to NH DHHS rules and Prescott Farm’s guidelines.
Submit a resume and three references via e-mail to Chris Wellens, Camp Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Camp Instructor Application” in the subject line.
Applications accepted until all positions are filled.
Status: Part-time, on an as-needed basis
Compensation: Hourly, TBD based on experience
Field teachers at Prescott Farm will lead small groups of students from area schools in hands-on discovery of ecological concepts and occasionally lead or co-lead non-school group programs. Field teachers encourage program participants’ awareness of, and sense of connection to, the natural world, as well as foster a sense of wonder and a sense of place.
- Attend field teacher training classes (2-day initial training and occasional professional development)
- Observe/shadow experienced environmental educators leading programs
- Lead groups of 10-20 students
- Guide student investigation through hands-on activities
- Assist staff in organization of program materials
- Convey Prescott Farm’s mission through our educational programs
- Participate in planning and/or organizational meetings as needed
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Teaching experience/or experience working with children
- Basic natural history science background, local natural history a plus
- Interest in natural history and environmental education
- Enthusiasm & creativity
- Must be responsible and prompt
- Successful completion of Field Teacher training
- Flexible schedule is a must (we need staff for both weekday and weekend programs)
- Must pass a background check
Please send a letter of interest and your resume via email to Jude Hamel, Executive Director, email@example.com.