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Employment Opportunities

Part-time Community Educator

To Apply: Please read the job description fully, and follow the "How to Apply" instructions at the bottom of the position description.

Position Details:
Camp ELSO’s Community Educators will provide direct STEM focused education to
support the following programs:

Girls Science Club after school SUN program at Alder Elementary School, Monday-
Wednesday 3:45-5:15 pm. Girls Club serves 16-20 1-3rd graders who receive limited
science education during the school year. Camp ELSO’s goals in this partnership are to
affirm their self identity as budding science learners while presenting science and nature
based learning through Camp ELSO's culturally responsive framework.

Children's Learning and Heritage Garden in the New Columbia part of Village
Gardens. Our Children's garden began as a pilot program in 2018 and is envisioned to
deepen our relationships with children and families in the community and who are
members of the Rosa Parks School. This program will deliver culturally responsive
garden education that allows children to connect with the foods of their heritage,
connect with the land, and support classroom learning.

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Camp Guide

To Apply: Please read the job description fully, and follow the "How to Apply" instructions at the bottom of the position description.

Position Details:
The role of a Camp Guide is all encompassing and a key leadership role. Guides set and help maintain a positive affirming culture and safe space for participants. Guides lead activities, games, hikes, and work in collaboration with guest educators to reinforce learning objectives and facilitate discussions. In addition to supervising campers in K-8th grade, Guides are the primary adults responsible for camp participants safety and security. Camp Guides will teach and demonstrate Wayfinders program values, and apply restorative justice practice for conflict resolution. Camp ELSO temporary staff members are responsible, positive, and healthy role models who reflect the diversity of the camp participants. 

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We Value Racial Equity...

At Camp ELSO  we are committed to diversity. We strongly encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds for all of our camp positions. By supporting our campers interests in exploring science careers, and increasing the visibility of people of color as Camp Guides, we hope to not only debunk stereotypes of traditional STEM learners  but positively affirm the self-identity of black and brown children.

Paid Training and a Competitive Wage

All of our Camp Guides and seasonal staff participate in a required training retreat where we develop leadership skills, write and review lesson plans, practice group management, engage in cultural and historical learning and go on our own outdoor experiences.

Safety and Security is Our First Priority

We work hard to create a safe space for campers to be free to Experience Life Science Outdoors! To become a Camp ELSO year round or seasonal staff member or volunteer, you must undergo a background check, verification of references, and mandatory training.

We Seek Out Strategic Partnerships

We are always seeking to form dynamic partnerships that will benefit our community and the youth we serve. Camp ELSO seeks to build a mutually beneficial network of like-minded community partners who also work with underserved communities. If you are a community based organization that works with youth contact us to discuss employment partnerships.

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