Employment Opportunities

Open Positions:

Environmental Camp Instructor: The WVPD seeks environmental educators to serve as full-time Environmental Camp Instructors for the Sustainable Outdoor Leadership Education – S.O.L.E. Camp for summer 2019. Instructors are responsible for leading a group of at least 12 (max 16) campers in all aspects of the camp day including, but not limited to, activity instruction, field trips, games, crafts, snack/lunch, safety, and behavior and group management.

Location: Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, VT 05408

Duration: Starting midJune to the end of August. Seven full weeks and one half week; must be able to attend all eight camp sessions, plus up to one week of staff training prior to the start of camp (week of June 10). S.O.L.E. Camp takes a two week hiatus the weeks of July 15 and 22. Staff are expected to be available for a few days during this time for a mid-summer check-in, classroom cleaning, and activity planning.

Camp Dates:  

  • Session 1: June 17 – 21
  • Session 2: June 24 – 28
  • Session 3: July 1 – 3 (3 day week)
  • Session 4: July 8 – 12
  • Session 5: July 29 – August 2
  • Session 6: August 5 – 9
  • Session 7: August 12 – 16
  • Session 8: August 19 – 23

Hours: 40 hours/week. Monday-Friday. Potential for overtime.

Compensation: $12.50/hour 

Desired Qualifications: *Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with children ages 7-12 years old;
  • Experience working in a summer camp or similar setting, education experience preferred;
  • Must enjoy outdoor recreation and have a desire to share that with youth;
  • Passion for natural sciences, conservation and environmental stewardship;
  • Ability to work in an outdoor setting in any weather condition while keeping a positive attitude;
  • General knowledge of New England/Vermont natural history and resources (or willingness to learn);
  • Two years of college coursework relating to an environmental or educational field; or equivalent work experience;
  • Access to a reliable vehicle or adequate transportation;
  • Ability to use creative strategies for conflict resolution and problem solving;
  • Confident leading a group, teaching, and initiating activities;
  • Willingness to work as a team and foster a sense of community;
  • Strong work ethic and desire to learn;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • First Aid and CPR Certification*.

To apply please send resume and cover letter to Remy Crettol, Project & Program Coordinator, at remycrettol@wvpd.org. This position is open until filled.