Current Openings:

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.


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.