Job Details

Summer Camp Instructor
Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019  

Current Posting Expires: 6/9/2019  
Position Description - Responsibilities and Requirements:

General Function:  Ensure summer programming runs smoothly by assisting with the activities and overall operations. Owl’s Hill youth summer day camp program focuses on animals, conservation and the environment.

Status:  Temporary, non-exempt position, 40 hours per week

Term:  Camp starts June 3, 2019 and ends August 2, 2019 (M-F).  Mandatory training on Thursday May 30 and Friday May 31, 2019 (8 am – 4 pm).

Gain leadership skills, learn about wildlife careers, gain experience working with youth, gain valuable knowledge of native plants and animals, and learn activity planning skills.


Responsible for the health, safety, supervision and well-being of summer camp participants.

Instruct curriculum utilizing age-appropriate lessons, activities, crafts, hikes & games.

Serve as a positive role model for youth.

Create a positive environment that encourages active learning for camp participants. 

Participate in program activities (class time and outdoor activities) and work to involve all children in program activities.

Develop and maintain positive relations with all staff, parents, volunteers and participants.

Check identification of camper's guardians/parents at camper pickup.

Maintain supplies and equipment in good condition. Report damages.

Maintain a safe, orderly program area and report any damage. Inspect facilities daily.

Assist with the set-up and take-down of camp materials

Assist director with administrative tasks such as processing paperwork, photocopying, etc.

Attend all staff meetings.

Position may include supervising campers in early- or extended-day program.

Other duties as assigned.


•     Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

Ability to interact in a courteous and productive manner with diverse age groups 

Solid problem solving and decision making skills 

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team 

Enjoys working with children in a youth development, camp, or education setting

Ability to multi-task; follow policies and procedures; prioritizes tasks


Must be at least 18 years of age

Experience working with children. Informal education experience or past summer camp experience – a plus

Enthusiasm and appreciation for the value of nature and the environment

Current First Aid and CPR certification – a plus 



There is manual labor during the set-up and break-down of camp activities

Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. 

Ability to work outdoors in temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Ability to stand and/or walk for long periods of time, bend down and ambulate quickly.

Employment is conditional upon satisfactory background check. All staff are required to attend mandatory training on Thursday May 30 and Friday May 31, 2019 from 8 am - 4 pm (lunch will be provided).

Job Type: Contract/Temp
Job Categories:
  • Education
  • Entry Level
Contact Information and Procedure:


Please complete the Summer Camp Application Form and submit electronically to Julie Eperjesi, Director of Education at

Application deadline is FRIDAY April 19, 2019. Hiring decisions will be made on or before May 1. Due to the large number of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Owl’s Hill Nature Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary 545 Beech Creek Road South Brentwood, TN 37027