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Trailside Program Manager

Trailside Discovery Camp is seeking an organized individual who has a passion for outdoor education and wants to invest in the youth of today. The ideal candidate would be able to manage the administration of Trailside, possess the skills of managing seasonal staff, developing camp curriculum, and the ability to fundraise and cultivate local partnerships.  

This position is responsible for supporting the camp director in the year-round operations of the camp. Accountable for coordinating paperwork and administrative tasks for the summer programs, managing staff forms, interviewing and hiring prospective staff, and is responsible for the intake, screening, and management of camper information. This position will also be responsible for running either winter or spring break camp. It will support programs and outreach throughout the year, including summer. It also assists the Camp Director in human resource, finance, fundraising, and general operations. This position is a part-time, year-round position not eligible for benefits. 

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to trailside@akcenter.org with “Year-round Program Manager” in the subject line. Position open until filled. No phone calls, please.


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Trailside Camp Positions

Want to be a part of educating our future?! Join our wonderful Trailside Discovery Camp team. Typical hours are 8:00am-4: 15 pm with overtime options available. All staff are required to attend staff training and posted employment dates. If you are unable to work at least 85% of the season you are applying for then you will not be eligible for a full-time position but we do have substitute positions open!

We have limited positions available for 16 & 17-year-olds, these do fill up fast so apply soon. We ask that we speak to the applicant and not their parents. A work permit form is required if hired and we understand staff training might be during finals and will have options for catch updates.

Staff Hiring portal is open!.
Link to Apply: trailsidediscovery.campbrainstaff.com

Returning Applicant:
You can use your previous login information.

New applicants:
New applicants will need to create an account with their best contact email and password.

The first round of interviews begin December 3 and are held most Monday’s via google hangout (instructions will follow in an email)
If you have any issues or need assistance please email Trailside@akcenter.org

Job Descriptions Below

Plan and deliver environmental education programs and activities to campers. Supervise and encourage all campers to thrive in the safe camp environment. Be a part of the TDC team who work together to be positive role models to all. Prior experience in teaching children environmental education is necessary for this role. All staff must be flexible in which sessions they are selected to teach. Please download the full job descriptions and list of requirements below.
Hourly rate range- $11-$13

Lead Instructor Ages 4-5
Lead Instructor Ages 6-7
Lead Instructor Ages 8-9
Lead Instructor Ages 10-13

Spring Creek Farm Lead Instructor

Assist in the delivery and preparation of environmental education programs and activities. Supervise and encourage all campers to thrive in the safe camp environment. Be a part of the TDC team that works together to be positive role models to all. All staff must be flexible in which sessions they are selected to teach.  Please download the full job descriptions and list of requirements below.
Hourly rate range- $9.75-$10.75
Environmental Education Co-Instructor Ages 4-5
Environmental Education Co-Instructor Ages 6-7
Environmental Education Co-Instructor Ages 8-9
Environmental Education Co-Instructor Ages 10-13

Spring Creek Farm Environmental Education Co-Instructor

Supervise, motivate, and evaluate a team of staff within a certain age group, managing staff, schedules and parent communication. Planning and delivering educational sessions. Be a part of the TDC team who work together to be positive role models to all. Please download the full job descriptions and list of requirements below.
Hourly rate range- $13-$15
Program Manager Ages 4-5
Program Manager Ages 6-7
Program Manager Ages 8-9
Program Manager Ages 10-13

Spring Creek Farm Program Manager

Plan, supervise and deliver environmental education based programs, trips and high adventure activities. Trips guides must have experience in teaching biking, hiking, backpacking and climbing. All staff must be flexible in which sessions they are selected to teach. This position requires a Wilderness First Aid Certification. Please download the full job descriptions and list of requirements below.
Hourly rate range- $11-$14

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Assist in the delivery of environmental education based programs, trips and high adventure activities. Experience in biking, hiking, backpacking and climbing activities. All staff must be flexible in which sessions they are selected to teach. This position requires a Wilderness First Aid Certification.
Please download the full job descriptions and list of requirements below.
Hourly rate range- $9.75-$11

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Trips manager is a part of the TDC leadership team and is responsible for the supervision of all trips staff. The manager is also responsible for the preparation of all trips, e.g making sure we have the correct permits, supplies, equipment and all safety checks are completed. Please download the full job descriptions and list of requirements below. Hourly rate range- $13-$15

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Be flexible to cover for lead and assist positions. Substitutes may know weeks ahead of time or the day of if they are needed. Experience in teaching environmental education is needed for this role.
Please download the full job descriptions and list of requirements below.
Hourly rate range- $10-$11

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Position Dates

Winter:
December 26-28, & January 2-4
Spring:
March 11th – 15th
Summer:
Manager Training: May 6-20
Staff Training (mandatory): May 20th – 26th
Employment Dates: May 28th – Aug 17th