Employment

Current Openings:

Nature Day Camp Counselor – Schrader Environmental Education Center

Temporary, Part-time, Non-exempt

Primary Function:
Under the direction of the Director of Youth Programs, Nature Day Camp Counselors develop, organize, and deliver Nature Day Camp programming; ensure the well-being of camp participants; and maintain outstanding quality in the efforts of the Environmental Education department as it relates to the department’s mission statement and vision.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
  • Good character, integrity, adaptability, enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control
  • High school graduate or equivalent; collegiate coursework in education, science and/or environmental education preferred
  • At least 18 years of age

 

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement daily structured environmental education lessons which increase awareness of the natural world, and develop habits that lead to good environmental stewardship as part of the Nature Day Camp curriculum (including rain plans)
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of camp participants and other departmental staff
  • Effectively communicate with the public and parents about Nature Day Camp activities
  • Accurately sign-in and sign-out campers in accordance with Oglebay Institute policies
  • Maintain program equipment and storage areas; tidy all areas used at the end of each day; return program equipment to proper areas after each week of camp
  • Prepare snacks and refreshments; assist with preparing and serving Friday lunches
  • Complete the work of the department in accordance with the general policy, aims, and objectives of Oglebay Institute
  • Consult with departmental personnel on the goals and objectives associated with the Nature Day Camp programs
  • Communicate job-related issues and/or the need for assistance with job-related issues to the Director of Youth Programs or SEEC Director
  • Interact with the public with a cheerful and positive attitude, solve guest’s problems and complaints in an appropriate manner, and maintain harmonious working relationship with fellow employees
  • Assist as needed with natural resources management, upkeep of interpretive exhibits and displays including animal care, and facility maintenance
  • Attend in-service training and staff meetings as required
  • Prepare and maintain accurate written and oral reports as requested; follow written and oral instructions
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Hours:
Camp is held from June 3 – August 2, 2019. Paid training occurs May 21-24 & May 28-31. Counselors must be present, without absence, the entire duration as stated by contract and are required to invest the time necessary to produce exceptional results during the camp session.

Please email resume, cover letter and completed OI employment application to Molly Check, Director.

Deadline for applications is April 19, 2019.

Junior Nature Camp Unit Counselor

Temporary, Part-time, Non-exempt

Primary Function:
To support the mission of Oglebay Institute’s Junior Nature Camp by cultivating a rich experience of nature study, so that young people might appreciate the intricacies of nature, and grow to be good stewards of the Earth; all within the cooperative living environment of a residential camp.

To organize and present educational programs for campers at Junior Nature Camp; to actively participate in Junior Nature Camp’s growth, and to maintain outstanding quality in the efforts of the Environmental Education department and Junior Nature Camp.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
  • Ability to relate to one’s peer group
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance
  • Ability to assist in teaching an activity
  • Good character, integrity, and adaptability
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control
  • High school graduate or equivalent and at least 18 years of age

 

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Guide tent groups and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities.
  • Carry out established roles for supervising camper health.
  • Carry out established roles in enforcing camp safety regulations.
  • Develop tent or unit activity plans with participants as appropriate.
  • Supervise all assigned aspects of the campers’ day including morning bird walk, tent and unit clean-up, meal times, FOB, free time, program time, Vespers, snack, Campfire, getting ready for bed, and after-hours duty as assigned.
  • Instruct campers in emergency weather procedures.
  • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities.
  • To complete the work of the department in accordance with the general policy, aims, and objectives of Oglebay Institute.

 

Hours:
Camp is held for two weeks (July 13-20 & July 21-27, 2019). Counselors must be present, without absence, the entire duration and are required to invest the time necessary to produce exceptional results during the camp session.

Please email resume, cover letter and completed OI employment application to Molly Check.

Deadline for applications is May 31, 2019.

Schrader Environmental Education Center

The Schrader Environmental Education Center is always looking for passionate environmental educators to consider for part time and full time positions. Please send your resume to Molly Check if you would like it to be considered for future job opportunities.

About Oglebay Institute:

OI is a 501(c)3 organization located in Wheeling, WV. Since its founding in 1930, OI has been successful in serving the residents and visitors of the Upper Ohio River Valley by providing quality programming in five discipline areas: environmental education; performing arts; regional history interpretation; visual arts; and dance. These program areas and the facilities in which they reside, are supported by centralized administrative, finance, marketing, and development departments.

OI serves a wide geographic service area that includes Northern West Virginia, Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. More than 90,000 individuals participate in the organization’s programming annually; nearly half of participants are children.