Employment Opportunities

Summer 2017 Internships Available with Urban Resources Initiative

Parks & People invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply to and participate in a transformative internship program for the summer. The Urban Resources Initiative Internship Program is a partnership between the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, the Parks & People Foundation, and area universities to provide interns for priority projects in Baltimore parks.

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For priority consideration, apply before April 22nd. Applications considered on a rolling basis until positions are filled. 

 


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 lessons 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 lessons to students 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 campsite activities, logistics and operations, supervision, coaching and evaluation of staff and monitoring of participant performance.
    REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in education or another 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.
  • 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 a 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 Enrichment Environmental Educator
    DUTIES: Environmental Educators engage groups of 20-25 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade Baltimore City campers in outdoor activities as enrichment to SuperKids Camp in two Baltimore City parks, Druid Hill and Gwynns Falls Leakin Park. Each educator is responsible for delivering interactive nature-based activities, on topics such as stream and forest habitats, park history, growing plants, and observing animals.
    REQUIREMENTS:
    Educators are needed four days per week for seven hours per day and must be able to work the entire 7 weeks, June 19 – August 4, including training June 19 – 23. Previous experience working with children ages 6-12 required. Knowledge of basic environmental concepts preferred. Must be comfortable working outdoors and leading youth in hands-on outdoor educational activities. Environmental Educators are seasonal, part-time, hourly and do not receive benefits.
  • SuperKids Camp Enrichment Site Coordinator - Environmental Education 
    DUTIES: Provide day-to-day management and leadership of environmental education enrichment program to SuperKids Camp in two Baltimore City parks, Druid Hill and Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park. Responsible for coordination of park activities, logistics and operations, supervision, coaching and evaluation of staff and monitoring of participant performance. 
    REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in education or another 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. Knowledge of basic environmental concepts and experience supervising staff preferred. Must be comfortable working outdoors and leading youth in hands-on outdoor educational activities. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Good oral and written communication skills. 

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 currently enrolled Baltimore City high school students ages 15-18 that engages high school youth in meaningful employment and hands-on greening projects while building resiliency skills.

  • Branches Team Leader
    DUTIES & REQUIREMENTS
    :
    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 assist with program logistics and reporting. Work hours are typically seven hours per day, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, unless otherwise directed. Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a high school diploma. College degree preferred. Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record. A 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, data collection, 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 Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217. Projects take place throughout Baltimore city. Applicants must be available to work from June 19 - July 28. 

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