Welty Environmental Center

Seasonal Summer Camp Educator

Website Welty Environmental Center

The Welty Environmental Center (WEC) is a non-profit educational organization, dedicated to providing the Wisconsin-Illinois stateline area with experiences in nature, leadership opportunities and thoughtful consideration of environmental issues for children, families and adults. Over the last year, the WEC provided educational experiences for almost 9,000 people, including students from 30 different schools

FTE:  0.63 (25Hours/Week)
Pay: $9.00/hour
Time: August 2 – September 3rd, Weekdays 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:Principal Work Location: Welty Environmental Center, 1201 Big Hill Court, Beloit, WI
Supervision : Aaron Wilson, Program Director

Department: Programs
Department Description
The Programs Department creates and delivers engaging outdoor recreational activities and hands-on science based field trips for pre-K through 12 students and adults in the Stateline Area and surrounding counties. It partners with the City of Beloit on Big Hill Adventure Camp for ages 5 through 12 during the months of June, July, and August.

Center Description:
The Welty Environmental Center is located in the 190-acre Big Hill Park in Beloit. The center partners with area schools and organizations bringing more than 9,000 people annually to the park. The park features three primary biomes of prairie-oak savannah, Deciduous Forest, and River Front.

Position Summary:
The Seasonal Summer Camp Educator is responsible for assisting with 11 weeks of summer camp June 21st – September 3rd. The educator will be responsible for checking-in and out campers, including screening for COVID-19 symptoms. They will create and lead engaging activities such as hikes, crafts, and art. They will participate in all activities run by the Environmental Educator and Director. They are in charge of helping campers keep all areas of the center clean.

Required Qualifications:
– Junior or Senior in High School
– Pass a criminal background check
– Likes to work with children 6 to 12 years old
– Enjoys being outside in all types of weather
– Able to work independently and in collaborative situations
– Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
– Ability to lift 20 to 40 pounds
– Ability to walk 2 to 3 miles at one time

Preferred Qualifications:

– Some college level coursework
– Summer camp experience
– Experience in the environmental and educational fields
– Strong background teaching and early childhood development
– Good program planning and program development skills
– Passion for environmental education and conservation

How To Apply: Send a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references as .PDF documents to info@weltycenter.org.

Terms of Employment: This is a part-time seasonal at-will position.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. There are 4 to 6 positions available.

Position Contact: If you have questions about this position, please contact Aaron Wilson, Program Director at 608-362-6216 or info@weltycenter.org.

Special Notes: The Welty Environmental Center is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. The Welty Environmental Center values
diversity and inclusion as supported by our mission, “Our mission is to provide leadership in environmental education by equitably engaging the diverse residents of the Stateline region with activities that foster an appreciation of nature and promote environmental stewardship.”

Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process should contact Aaron Wilson, Program Director at 608-362-6212 or info@weltycenter.org.

An offer of employment will require a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Willingness to be fingerprinted may be necessary to work with some clients, but is not necessary for initial criminal background.

To apply for this job email your details to info@weltycenter.org