Summer Field Studies Jobs

Summer Field Studies Program Leader

Summer Field Studies for Children (SFS) is designed to offer young people the opportunity to explore and understand the ecology of Mount Desert Island and nearby areas through an interdisciplinary, hands on and minds on approach to learning. Participants gain an understanding of the role played by humans and other organisms in their environments while working in small groups of 8–12 with two adult leaders in a caring, fun and safe environment. The program is organized through The Dorr Museum of Natural History at College of the Atlantic. To apply for a Summer Field Studies Position, please download the SFS application here. Please send application materials to sfs@coa.edu .  Interviews and hiring will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Responsibilities

  • Designing, preparing, and teaching environmental and outdoor education activities in collaboration with Assistant Program Leaders
  • Supervising, evaluating, and working closely with Assistant Program Leaders
  • Creating the safest possible environment for all student activities
  • Upholding SFS program standards
  • Contributing to program support including equipment inventory and maintenance, coordinating with other program leaders, developing SFS curriculum materials, evaluating program success, and performing similar duties at discretion of directors
  • Commit to the entire 2014 season, June 9–August 15

Qualifications
The successful candidate will:

  • Possess a B.A./B.S. or equivalent experience, preferably with an emphasis in environmental education, early childhood education, life sciences, or related field.
  • Have extensive experience working with children.
  • Possess knowledge of ecology and natural history, preferably of coastal Maine.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, and leadership.
  • Have current first aid, CPR, and water safety certifications or willingness to acquire prior to start of program.
  • Be able to drive a twelve passenger van.

Salary
Program Leader: $3,100–$3,700 for season.

Program Schedule
Staff training: June 9–June 19
Program sessions: June 23–August 14
Closure/wrap up: August 15

Some sessions meet for nine days (Monday through Friday of the first week and Monday through Thursday of the second week) and others meet for 4–5 days. Participants arrive at 9 am and are picked up at 3 pm. Intermittent Fridays throughout the summers are scheduled for staff planning and development. Planning and staff meetings are also scheduled before and after the participants' day. 

Housing
Limited subsidized housing through College of the Atlantic is available.
Please inquire for details.

Summer Field Studies Assistant Program Leader

Summer Field Studies for Children (SFS) is designed to offer young people the opportunity to explore and understand the ecology of Mount Desert Island and nearby areas through an interdisciplinary, hands on and minds on approach to learning. Participants gain an understanding of the role played by humans and other organisms in their environments while working in small groups of 8–12 with two adult leaders in a caring, fun and safe environment. The program is organized through The Dorr Museum of Natural History at College of the Atlantic. To apply for a Summer Field Studies Position, please download the SFS application here. Please send application materials to sfs@coa.edu.  Interviews and hiring will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Responsibilities

  • Planning and teaching environmental and outdoor education activities with the Program Leader
  • Creating the safest possible environment for all student activities
  • Upholding SFS program standards
  • Contributing to program support including equipment inventory and maintenance, coordinating with other program leaders, developing SFS curriculum materials, evaluating program success, and performing similar duties at discretion of directors
  • Commit to the entire 2014 season, June 9–August 15

Qualifications
The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience working with children.
  • Possess knowledge of ecology and natural history, preferably of coastal Maine.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility and leadership.
  • Have current first aid, CPR and water safety certifications or willingness to acquire prior to start of program.
  • Preferably, be able to drive a twelve passenger van.

Salary
Assistant Program Leader: $2,300–$2,700 for season.

Program Schedule
Staff training: June 9–June 19
Program sessions: June 23–August 14
Closure/wrap up: August 15

Some sessions meet for nine days (Monday through Friday of the first week and Monday through Thursday of the second week) and others meet for 4–5 days. Participants arrive at 9 am and are picked up at 3 pm. Intermittent Fridays throughout the summers are scheduled for staff planning and development. Planning and staff meetings are also scheduled before and after the participants' day. 

Housing
Limited subsidized housing through College of the Atlantic is available.
Please inquire for details.

Before & After Care positions

We are now hiring responsible, highly flexible candidates interested in running before and/or after-care for Summer Field Studies this summer! Before-care providers warm up the day with children from 7:30-9am. After-care providers wind down the day with children from 3:00-5:30pm at the Dorr Museum/on COA’s campus. Typically one person spends this time with 1 to 8 children.

Qualifications:
Enthusiasm for working with children; 
Independence; 
Ability to communicate effectively with parents, children, & the rest of the SFS team;
Healthy imagination;
First aid certified;
Willingness to complete water safety training.

Compensation: $15/hour.

Employment begins June 23th until August 14th.
Please contact Renee Duncan at sfs@coa.edu if you are interested.


College of the Atlantic is committed to academic excellence, cultural diversity, and multicultural education. COA is an AA/EEO employer. Applications are especially encouraged from persons who would enhance the ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity of the College.

Join Us This Summer

Please complete and send the 2014 Summer Field Studies Application with a cover letter and resume.


Summer Field Studies
Dorr Museum of Natural History
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

sfs@coa.edu


Thank you for your interest!

We look forward to hearing from you.