Summer Employment for High School Youth - Branches
High school students ages 15 to 18 enrolled in the YouthWorks summer pogram are eligible to apply to Parks & People's Branches summer program. Summer team members will make a positive impact on the environment and Baltimore community, work outdoors, get paid, learn valuable life skills and practice important job skills. The program runs Monday to Friday from June 26th to July 28th, 8:30am to 2:00pm each day. Applicants must be available all 5 weeks of the program.
Questions? Contact Branches Coordinator Dave Coyle.
SuperKids Camp 2017 Summer Internship
Be a part of improving youth environmental literacy in Baltimore through Parks & People Foundation’s SuperKids Camp! During this exciting 6-week camp rising second, third, and fourth graders spend time in nature and work to improve their reading skills while doing a variety of fun activities focused on the environment, STEM, and the arts throughout the city of Baltimore! Interns are vital team members of SuperKids Camp that nurture, and engage and learn with our campers. Summer is a critical time for young students to keep their minds active and SuperKids has proven success in preventing summer learning loss and improving reading skills and attitudes about nature, cultivating the next generation of environmental stewards. Interns attend an engaging and interactive one-week pre-camp training that focuses on content delivery and team building. It is designed to give interns and in depth look at environmental education and play curricula, policies and procedures, and prepare them to work with the children. Guidance and additional training will continue for interns throughout the six-week camp.
Click here for full position description. Pay is $10 per hour.
Deadline to apply is March 15, 2017. For questions specific to the position, contact Kara Berger.
2017 SuperKids Camp Summer Employment Opportunities
The Parks & People Foundation is currently recruiting energetic, highly motivated individuals to join the staff of SuperKids Camp. SuperKids Camp is a six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment camp for elementary school students in Baltimore City.
Job Descriptions (paid):
- Counselor (Project Learning Tree)
DUTIES: Serve as a Counselor for a group of approximately 15-18 students. Deliver high quality, literacy focused environmental education literacy summer program to students reading on or above grade level; supervise students on field trips.
REQUIREMENTS: Background or strong interest in education (elementary, secondary, environmental) or other related field preferred. Previous experience in education or working with youth enrichment programs required. Knowledge of different learning styles and methods of content delivery. Ability to deliver lesson plans and instructions appropriate for grade level.
- Counselor (Environmental Experiences)
DUTIES: Serve as a Counselor for a group of approximately 15-18 students. Deliver high quality, literacy focused environmental education literacy summer program reading below grade level; supervise students on field trips.
REQUIREMENTS: Background or strong interest in education (elementary, special, secondary, environmental) or other related field preferred. Previous experience in education or working with youth enrichment programs required. Experience with working with youth in special education or youth who read below grade level preferred. Knowledge of different learning styles and methods of content delivery. Knowledge of special education laws and regulations. Ability to make accommodations for the diverse learner.
- Site Coordinator
DUTIES: Provide day-to-day management and leadership of program site with 60-110 students and 5-10 staff. Responsible for coordination of camp-site activities, logistics and operations, supervision, coaching and evaluation of staff and monitoring of participant performance.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in education or other related field. Must have one to two years’ experience in supervisory or program management position. Education or youth program management experience preferred. Knowledge of learning styles and methods of delivery. Ability to prepare lesson plans and training activities. Experience in summer camp management; knowledge of recreation centers and public school education curriculum preferred. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Good oral/written communication skills.
- Academic Mentor
DUTIES: Responsible for the modeling of high-quality classroom instruction and effective teaching methods, management, supervision, and welfare of 4-6 counselor’s classrooms, ultimately improving reading, math, and science skills while increasing environmental literacy and exposure to the natural world as a part of SuperKids Camp.
REQUIREMENTS: Professional background in education with previous experience in working with youth enrichment programs. Must have experience managing staff and/or providing professional development in an educational setting. Teacher certification required. Must have knowledge of different learning styles and methods of content delivery. Ability to prepare and differentiate lesson plans and deliver instructions appropriate for grade level. Knowledge of special education laws and regulations. Ability to make accommodations for the diverse learner. Good oral/written communication skills.
- Administrative Assistant
DUTIES: Provide general administrative support to summer programs office staff. Duties include data entry, file management, assisting in the coordination of activities and events and dissemination of material, contacting parents, schools and participants. Provide assistance in inventory, disbursement and collection of camp supplies and materials.
REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma and two years prior experience in office setting preferred. Must demonstrate hands-on knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Proficient oral and written communication skills. Bi-lingual (English-Spanish) applicants will be given preferential consideration. NOTE: This is a daytime part-time position (30 hours or less a week). You must be available to start in May and work until the middle of August.
- Operations Assistant
DUTIES: Assist in coordination of major operational functions of SuperKids Camp. Facilitate registration of program participants, database and file management. Coordinate supply inventory and distribution, phone service, coordinating food service and general administrative duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree preferred and a minimum of two years prior experience in office setting. Demonstrate hands-on knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Proficient oral and written communication skills. NOTE: This is a daytime part-time position (30 hours or less a week). You must be available to start in May and work until the middle of August.
- SuperKids Camp Environmental Educator
DUTIES: Parks & People is currently seeking Environmental Educators to engage groups of 20-25 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade Baltimore City students in outdoor activities as enrichment to SuperKids Camp. Each educator is responsible for delivering hands-on activities in 2 Baltimore City parks, Druid Hill and Gwynns Falls Leakin Park.
REQUIREMENTS: Educators are needed 4 days per week, 7 hours per day and must be able to work the entire 7 weeks, June 19th - August 4th, including training June 19th - 23rd. Previous experience working with children ages 6 to 12 required. Knowledge of basic environmental concepts preferred. Must be comfortable working outdoors and leading youth in hands-on outdoor educational activities.
HOW TO APPLY
Complete the Employment Interest Form. Please note, you will be asked to upload a cover letter and resume (Word and PDF documents only) in order to complete the form.
Click here for the ONLINE EMPLOYMENT INTEREST FORM
2017 Branches Summer Employment Opportunities
Branches is an after-school and summer program for currenty enrolled Baltimore City high school students ages 15-18 that engages high school youth in meaningful employment and hands-on greening projects while buidling resiliency skills.
Branches Team Leader
The Team Leader is responsible for leading a team of youth in all aspects of supervision, behavior management and project management. In addition, Team Leaders will assist with program logistics and reporting. Work hours are typically 7 hours per day, 8:00am to 3:30pm, unless otherwise directed. Must be at least 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma, a valid driver's license and good driving record. College degree preferred. Fairly high degree of independence in overall operation, especially when working in the field. Experience working with high school age urban youth required. Must be comfortable working outdoors and leading youth in hands-on outdoor activities, such as garden maintenance, debris removal and invasive plant removal. Knowledge of environmental concepts preferred.
Team leaders are seasonal, part-time, hourly and do not receive benefits. Work location is 2100 Liberty Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217. Projects take place throughout Baltimore City. Applicants must be available to work from June 19th to July 28th.
If interested, please complete the Summer Employment Interest Form.