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JOB TITLE: ​Assistant Camp Director, Farm in the Garden Camp 
JOB TYPE​: Seasonal/Summer
DATE POSTED​: December 18, 2020
 
OVERVIEW​ :

Berkshire Botanical Garden (BBG) is seeking an Assistant Camp Director for Farm in the Garden Camp, a summer day camp for children ages 5-14 held on the beautiful grounds of the Berkshire Botanical Garden, in historic Stockbridge, MA. Campers at Farm in the Garden Camp care for farm animals, harvest food they grow themselves, and participate in a wide range of activities. The camp is small by design, and runs for eight weeks, following a week-long staff training. Berkshire Botanical Garden will comply with all state and federal COVID guidelines, including social distancing, mask wearing, and increased cleaning procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the Camp Director in pre-camp responsibilities including camper registration forms, organizing program supplies and spaces, and planning staff training.
  • Serve as lead educator and lead camp sessions throughout the summer.
  • Assist the Camp Director in leading staff training and ongoing staff development throughout the summer.
  • Provide day to day support and leadership for camp staff and campers. 
  • During staff training week support the educators with lessons and curriculum development.
  • Assist with animal chores, garden tasks, and materials management.
  • Assist in documenting camp activities through photography and note-taking.
  • Assist in other areas as asked by the Camp Director and Director of Education.
  • Become a secondary Health Care Supervisor assisting in administering First Aid, Medication minimal health care when necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

●  Previous experience working with children. *required

●  Previous experience in a camp, school, or similar setting. *required

●  A marked ability to plan programs and conduct activities.

●  Willingness to take initiative, solve problems, assess priorities and manage a variety of

tasks calmly and effectively.

●  Experience with gardening, farming, or ecology.

●  Experience with classroom and behavior management preferred.

●  An abundance of patience for working with children as well as a good sense of humor.

●  Must acquire CPR/First Aid certification before the first day of camp. Certification

available through BBG prior to staff training.

●  Be highly responsible, self-motivated, flexible, and capable of working outside all day, strong work ethic.

●  Be able to successfully pass a background check (CORI/SORI).

●  Graduated high school or equivalent.

DURATION OF EMPLOYMENT, REQUIRED HOURS AND SALARY:

Dates of Employment: Monday, June 7, 2021 through Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 Hours/Salary: 40 hours per week during camp, $16.50 per hour

TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Rachel Durgin, Camp Director, at rdurgin@berkshirebotanical.org​. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
 

Berkshire Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 826 Stockbridge, MA 413.298.3926 | 413.931.3194 | www.berkshirebotanical.org

 


 

JOB TITLE: ​Farm in the Garden Camp Counselor/Educator
JOB TYPE​: Seasonal/Summer
DATE POSTED​: December 18, 2020

OVERVIEW​ :

Berkshire Botanical Garden (BBG) is seeking Counselors/Educators for Farm in the Garden Camp, a summer day camp for children ages 5-14 held on the beautiful grounds of the Berkshire Botanical Garden in historic Stockbridge, MA. Campers at Farm in the Garden Camp care for farm animals, harvest food they grow themselves, and participate in a wide range of activities. The camp is small by design, and runs for eight weeks, following a week-long staff training. Berkshire Botanical Garden will comply with all state and federal COVID guidelines, including social distancing, mask wearing, and increased cleaning procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

●  Responsible for co-leading a group of children ages 5-7, 8-10, or 11-14.

●  Responsible for all aspects of camp life: participating in morning circle; running animal,

craft, and gardening activities.

●  Overseeing snack and lunch time.

●  Communicate with the Camp Director regarding behavior or medical issues.

●  Serve as an adult role model for the campers.

●  Lead farm and garden-based curriculum in addition to activities designed by the

educators.

●  Enforce and regulate covid safety precautions within your group, including mask

wearing, proper hand-washing, social distancing, and monitoring participants’ health.

Maintain a clean space and adhere to any additional safety and cleaning procedures.

●  Farm Camp Educators support and are supported by the Farm Specialist, Assistant Camp

Director, Camp Director, and Director of Education.

QUALIFICATIONS:

●  A passion for youth development.

●  Previous experience working with children *required.

●  Experience with crafts, gardening, and farming experience preferred.

●  Must be highly responsible, self-motivated, flexible, and capable of working outside all

day.

●  An abundance of patience for working with children as well as a good sense of humor

and strong work ethic.

●  Must acquire CPR/First Aid certification before the first day of camp. Certification will be available through BBG prior to staff training.

●  Be able to successfully pass a background check (CORI/SORI).
To comply with state regulations, the candidate must be 18 years of age or older and have graduated high school by June 21, 2021.

DURATION OF EMPLOYMENT, REQUIRED HOURS AND SALARY:

Dates of Employment (7 weeks of camp plus 1 week of camp training): Monday, June 21st, 2021 through Friday, August 13th, 2021.
Week 8 of camp will run at a limited capacity and will end on Friday, August 20th, 2021. If interested in working that week, please list that in your application.

Hours/Salary: Monday- Friday, 8:30AM- 4:00 PM with the addition of possible early pick- up and late pick up shifts every week. Early pick up and drop off is based on COVID regulations and needs. $13.75- $15.00 per hour, 35-38 hours per week.

TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Rachel Durgin, Camp Director at rdurgin@berkshirebotanical.org​. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

 

Berkshire Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 826 Stockbridge, MA 413.298.3926 | 413.931.3194 | www.berkshirebotanical.org

 

 


 

Berkshire Botanical Garden is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a work environment which is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of sex, gender, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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