4-H Summer Camp Staff 2021 - Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center - R00053542

Work Location: Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, Pollock LA

Position Description: This position will serve as a member of our 2021 4-H Camp Traveling Road-Show program. This position includes a week-long training program and approximately eight week-long camps. The staff member will be responsible for teaching specific subject matter in an educational format to an audience of up to 30 4th-6th grade youth at a time. Training will be provided prior to program dates to allow staff to prepare instruction. Staff will have various recreational responsibilities that could include the following: camp store operation, arts & crafts, archery, foam hatchet-throwing, line dancing, relay races, and more. Camp staff work under the direct supervision of the 4-H Program Coordinator who serves as supervising professional to implement all policies and procedures of the 4-H Summer Camp, LSU AgCenter, and the Louisiana 4-H Youth Development Program.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Utilizing experiential learning techniques to teach youth in one or more of the following fields:Outdoor Skills; Science, Engineering & Technology; General Arts; and Environmental Science.
  • Provide guidance, supervision, and fun for campers while maintaining positive, energetic demeanor.
  • Attend all meetings as scheduled by the 4-H Program Coordinator and Camp Director.
  • Adheres to all 4-H Camp Grant Walker policies and procedures as outlined in the staff manual.
  • Adheres and assists with maintaining health and safety standards, both personally and among campers, to ensure a safe and healthy camp environment.
  • Staff will assist with COVID-19 screening and perform adequate cleaning and sanitization procedures.
  • Travel will be required as a primary component of this position.
    • Reliable personal transportation to/from day camp sites and a clear driving record required
  • Performs other duties as needed

Qualification Requirements:

  • Prior experience educating or supervising children.
  • Good interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Work collaboratively with adults and volunteers.
  • Must be AED/CPR certified (training is provided).
  • Must complete an employee background check and be approved by the LSU AgCenter Human Resource Management Unit.
  • Attended college for two years and are at a Junior or Senior credit hour level.
  • Enrolled in agriculture education, education, social or behavioral sciences, STEM-related field, or any other field related to appropriate subject matter areas.

Preference given to applicants who:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Work and manage youth in the outdoors and group situations.
  • Ability to maintain enthusiasm and energy for long durations of time.
  • Ability to work under pressure with changing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work long hours, outside/hot conditions, and be on feet for long periods of time.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with sensitive issues with tact and discretion.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will commensurate with experience. Housing options are available on-site, meals and snacks will be available.

Date Available: Camp session is June 1 – August 1, 2021. Required training period will take place one week prior to camp session.

*Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, any offer of employment may be subject to withdrawal in the case that the LSU AgCenter or The Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center are no longer permitted to host 2021 summer programs.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021, or until a sufficient number of suitable candidates are identified.

Application Procedure: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU

Please Note: Must submit cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation for application to be complete.

The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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