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Lead Educator - SummerQuest at the Crane Estate
Job Type Full-time
Job Status Sourcing
Date Posted Monday, 13 February 2012
Location Ipswich, MA
Company Information The Trustees of Reservations - The Crane Estate
290 Argilla Road
Ipswich, MA 01982
Website: http://www.ttor.org/summerquest
Job Description

Program Overview

SummerQuest is a place-based day camp located at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA. Each day our campers set out to explore 2,000 acres of the most dazzling coastal landscape in New England. Rooted in the experiential, our programs are thematic and interdisciplinary, based on a carefully crafted scaffolding of education, exploration, recreation and reflection.


Our staff represents a sundry arrangement of backgrounds and interests. We are compassionate role models, natural mentors, armchair historians, outdoor enthusiasts, budding artists, amateur ecologists, techno wizards, literary aficionados, and good friends. More importantly, we are teachers, in the most meaningful sense of the word, each with something unique and distinctive to offer the camp, each dedicated to the growth and enrichment of our campers and ourselves.


Position Description

The Lead Educator implements camp programs under the supervision of the Program Director. Primary responsibilities include the daily execution of theme-driven camp programs developed in consultation with other camp staff – designed to peel back the layers of history and ecology that make up the estate’s unique identity. This work also includes the direct supervision and safe keeping of our campers and the informal mentorship of our assistant camp educators. Secondary responsibilities include the generation of weekly program evaluations and camper awards, the management of photo and video content, active participation in weekly program development meetings, and administrative record keeping.

Qualifications Education, Experience & Skills
• A bachelor’s degree in education, biology, history, art or other relevant course of study.
• A special interest in place-based education, especially in a coastal environment.
• Several years experience as a camp counselor, classroom teacher, or environmental educator, with children ages 5 to16.
• The physical and mental wherewithal to teach outdoors sometimes under difficult circumstances.
• The following personal characteristics: “creativity, flexibility, character and energy.”
• A familiarity with the Crane Estate and The Trustees of Reservations.

• The following certifications are desired but not required:
o American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate, or equivalent
o American Red Cross CPR Certificate for the Professional Rescuer, or equivalent
o American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate, or equivalent
Compensation $10-12/hour
How to Apply To Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Garry Dow, SummerQuest Director
The Crane Estate
290 Argilla Road
Ipswich, MA 01938
Or by email to: summerquest@ttor.org
Email Resume To summerquest@ttor.org

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