Camp Director/Park Interpreter

Recruitment #010620-MXGC06-400304

Introduction

 

 

Cape Henlopen's beaches attract thousands of visitors who enjoy everything from ocean swimming, boating, fishing, and kayaking to clamming, paddle-boarding and wind-surfing. But Cape Henlopen offers more than just the ocean and bays.  A wide selection of activities and programs for children and adults are led by Seaside Nature Center staff each week.

 

Click here for more information about Cape Henlopen State Park.

 

 

Summary Statement

The seasonal Camp Director/Park Interpreter position is responsible for planning and coordinating activities for summer camps as well as conducting school group programs during the spring.  Duties include creating and maintaining a fun, positive and safe camp environment for campers and staff.  Work is performed under various weather conditions.  Applicants must be available Monday through Friday throughout the camp season.  Additional work on weekends, evenings and holidays may be scheduled.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Lead school environmental education and public interpretation programs relating to Delaware's natural and cultural resources.
  • Oversee day camp registration and maintain program records.
  • Supervise and mentor summer camp team.
  • Provide customer service and park information to visitors.
  • Plan and lead daily activities for summer camps.
  • Develop new games and activities.
  • Ensure a fun, educational and safe environment for children.
  • Assist with First-Aid duties. Supervise and mentor summer camp team.
  • May handle and care for live animals.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.
  • Maintain a positive attitude.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Camp Director/Park Interpreter

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training.

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. At least 20 years of age.
  2. One year experience working in a camp program for children or young adults.
  3. One year experience in supervising groups, staff or volunteers.
  4. Knowledge of various recreational activities such as hiking, mountain biking, boating, rock climbing or swimming.
  5. Knowledge of local plants, animals or history.
  6. Possession of a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).  

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before 02/06/2020 upon filling the vacant position.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

As a condition of hire, applicants for this position must successfully pass a Swim assessment.    

Selection Process

The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at www.delawarestatejobs.com.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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