Employment

Current Openings:

Junior Nature Camp Mental Health Worker
Temporary, Part-time, Non-exempt

Primary function:

To support the mission of Oglebay Institute’s Junior Nature Camp by providing mental health support to all campers, all within the cooperative living environment of a residential 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services field of study with at least 2 years of experience working with children in a mental health setting
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other staff to oversee total wellness of each camper
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control

 

Typical duties:

  • Provide behavioral and therapeutic supports to all campers through a variety of treatment techniques.
  • To provide high quality direct treatment as needed by campers to positively respond to their daily environment. Services may include support planning, direct support, crisis intervention, and coordination with the family.
  • Create a collaborative environment and establishes a therapeutic culture that supports a positive behavioral support model.
  • Establish a relationship of trust and respect with campers and staff.
  • Collaborate with Camp Director, Program Director, CIT Director, and Camp Nurse to ensure each camper is well adjusted and positively participating in all camp activities.
  • 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 11-18 & July 19-25, 2020). Must be present, without absence, the entire duration and are required to invest the time necessary to produce exceptional results during the camp session.

Interested candidates should send cover letter and completed OI employment application to Molly Check.

Deadline to apply is May 29, 2020.

Naturalist – Schrader Environmental Education Center
Part-time, Non-exempt

Primary function:

Under the supervision of the Director of Schrader Environmental Education Center, the Naturalist is responsible for the development, organization, and presentation of environmental education and interpretation programs for various audiences, including school programs, youth and family programming, and the general public.

This position includes delivery of our “LIFE Camp” field study program for sixth grade students and “Fly With the Birds” field trip program for 3rd grade students.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental education, natural sciences or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • At least three years’ experience in interpretation, education or natural resource management.
  • Must have knowledge and experience pertaining to natural history, local flora and fauna, and pedagogy.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

 

Required knowledge:

  • Knowledge of interpretation, environmental education and/or outdoor education best practices
  • Ability to articulate in both oral and written form
  • Proven problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of software programs

 

Typical duties:

  • Teach school, public, and special event programs individually and in cooperation with other staff.  Design and/or follow lesson plans (correlated to current state or National Education Standards). Assist with program evaluation and revision.
  • Complete the work of the department in accordance with the general policy, aims, and objectives of Oglebay Institute.
  • Consult with departmental and Institute personnel on long-and short-range goals and objectives associated with the department.
  • Communicate job-related issues and/or the need for assistance with job-related issues to the SEEC Director or Assistant 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:

Varies with program need; approximately 20-25 hours/week, from mid-March to May 17, 2020.  This position has the potential to extend into the summer as a Nature Day Camp Counselor or Junior Nature Camp Naturalist, and also into the fall as a REAP Naturalist.

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

Deadline to apply is February 28, 2020.

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.

 

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:

  • 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 11-18 & July 19-25, 2020). 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.

Email a cover letter and completed OI employment application to Molly Check.

Deadline to apply is May 29, 2020.

Junior Nature Camp Assistant Cook
Temporary, Part-time, Non-exempt

Primary function:

To support the mission of Oglebay Institute’s Junior Nature Camp by preparing daily meals. To take direction from the Head Cook in all aspects of kitchen preparation and cleaning.

 

Minimum qualifications:

  • We are looking for a motivated individual to assist with cooking duties from Friday, July 10 – Saturday, July 25, 2020.
  • We start at 6:30am, serve dinner at 6:00pm, and typically leave the kitchen around 8:00pm.
  • These are long, fun days. We serve homemade food, family style most meals. Some lunches are served buffet style.
  • It is not necessary that an applicant be experienced in kitchen work but very important to be able to take instruction and be willing to work.
  • It is preferable that you stay at camp as the days are quite long. You would not have time for another job or school classes.
  • Begins Friday, July 10, at 1pm. Ends on Saturday, July 25, after final kitchen clean-up is done.

 

Typical duties:

To serve as the Junior Nature Camp Assistant Cook from Friday, July 10 to Saturday July 25, 2020.

  • To follow the direction of the Junior Nature Camp Cook
  • To assist in all meal preparation
  • To provide family style meals for the campers and staff
  • To adhere strictly to all American Camping Association guidelines for meal procedures as outlined
  • To adhere to all Health Department rules/regulations
  • To prepare an evening snack prior to departure

 

Terms:

Oglebay Institute to pay the sum of $300 per week, for two weeks. Oglebay Institute to provide room and board from July 10 to July 25, 2020.

Interested candidates should contact Kim Henderson, JNC Head Cook by calling 740-310-7867 or via email.  Applicants will be considered as they are received, and position may be filled before deadline.

Deadline to apply is June 5, 2020

Stifel Fine Arts Center, School of Dance and Towngate Theatre

Oglebay Institute is seeking teaching visual & performing artists to fill a variety of positions throughout the year including year-long residency programs in area schools and adjunct instructor positions at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, School of Dance and Towngate Theatre.

Click here to complete a teaching artist application.

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:

Oglebay InstituteOI 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.