Organization: Ijams Nature Center
Job Type: Full-Time, Seasonal
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Salary: $13.00 per hour
Program and Summary Ijams Nature Center is a 318-acre nonprofit learning center and preserve on the southern banks of the Tennessee River near Knoxville’s urban center. Ijams offers 8 weeks of summer camp, including Nature Preschool Camp, Nature Discovery Camp, and Nature Adventure Camp, bringing in about 600 campers ages 3-12 taught by a staff of roughly 20 educators. All camp programming is outside, rain or shine. The activities are a mix of traditional camp experiences, and adventure-based activities like kayaking, bouldering, and hiking. The Summer Camp Program leads, along with the Youth Programs Manager and camp coordinator, make up the camp leadership team. Program Leads coordinate and oversee the programmatic and logistical operations of Nature Adventure, Nature Discovery, and Preschool camps, serving as the liaison between the Youth Programs Manager and camp staff, campers, and parents. The emphasis for this position is on exceptional delivery of camp programs by supervising and mentoring Summer Camp Educators, coordinating program schedules, serving as the primary contact in addressing issues that arise with counselors, campers, and/or parents/guardians. This position is part administrative but mostly supervisory. This person may be called on to teach if staff are out. A key component of this position is possessing the comfort and ability to work outside in all weather, as well as in an office at a computer. Essential Duties and Responsibilities ● Co-facilitate and
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Closing Date: Is open until filled.