Seasonal Positions

We will begin reviewing applications for Summer 2018 on October 1st.

Mentor/Naturalist

Full Summer/Fall and Spring School Programs, Resident Position/Graduate Internship
GRP mentors are “professional naturalists” from a wide range of fields, either by interest or by training, who lead up to 12 campers on hikes each morning throughout the Preserve. Mentors live in staff-only housing, but spend each day playing in waterfalls, exploring caves, munching wild edibles, and teaching children the art of discovery.

Applicants must be 24 years of age or older, and either Wilderness First Aid certified or willing to become certified. Mentors must also have passion, expertise, and experience in teaching children in an outdoor environment. A background in natural resources or environmental science/education is preferred, but not necessary. Responsibilities include leading daily field studies on the Preserve, leading or assisting in afternoon activities, coordinating evening programs, and leading a handful of full-day camp programs. Each Mentor adopts a camper cabin and serves as a valuable adviser and support system for counselors and campers. Dependent on available housing and skills of applicants, any Mentor position may be shared with an Activity Coordinator position. We prefer to hire applicants who can commit to our full season, May 29 to August 10, 2018.

Cabin Counselor

Full Summer, Resident Position, Internships Available
As a Counselor at GRP, you will live and work outside for the summer, sharing the magic of the natural world with children ages 7-15. Serve as a guide and friend for up to 8 boys or girls by living with them in a cabin, playing games, and assisting Mentors as they lead daily hikes on the Preserve.

At GRP, Counselors also dive into an immersive teaching experience, ideal for aspiring educators, by learning and leading classic camp activities each afternoon. Depending on available housing and the skills of applicants, any Counselor position may also be shared with an Activity Coordinator position. The culmination of this experience is a two-night beginner backpacking trip on our land, planned and led by Counselors in small teams. Along the way, you will develop professional skills like community-building, effective communication, and problem-solving that will serve you well in any career. If applicants need course credit, we are also happy to turn a Counselor position into an internship!

Counselors must be 19 years of age or older, have completed one or more years of college or equivalent life experience, and have a sincere desire to work with children. We prefer to hire applicants who can commit to our full season, May 31 to August 10, 2018.

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Expedition Leader

Full summer/Part-Summer (dependent on the expedition), Resident Position The Expedition Leader position is ideal for individuals with experience leading youth, a love for the outdoors, and prior trip leading experience. Our priority is creating a safe, loving, and GRP mission focused community for the teens that come through the program and helping them grow as leaders and individuals through the experience. Trip size is generally 12 students and 3 leaders. Outdoor skills taught include; backpacking, sea kayaking, rock climbing, whitewater canoeing, trail building, orienteering, primitive skills, Leave No Trace concepts, and environmental education. On each Expedition, the leadership team works closely together to coordinate all aspects of the trip including: instruction in all outdoor activities, risk management, managing group dynamics, menu planning, purchasing food, transportation, maintaining equipment, and handling medical issues. Leaders receive support while in the field from the Expeditions Directors. Two weeks of training and preparation are conducted prior to the summer. This is a seasonal, non-exempt, salary position reporting to the Expeditions Directors.

Minimum Requirements

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Mountain Biking Mentor (Closed for 2017)

Full Summer, Resident Position Applicants must have same qualifications as a mentor naturalist and the following additional qualifications:  

Summer Camp Program Intern

Full Summer, Resident Position/Internship Must be a college graduate (or be working towards a degree), be at least 21 years old, and have previous camp or related experience and strong leadership skills.  Organized, responsible, enthusiastic, flexible, patient, and kind character traits are a must.  Computer skills required.  The summer Program Interns assist the Summer Program Director in all aspects of summer camp program planning including activity and cabin assignments, evening programs, campouts, Group Learning Project days, opening and closing days, staff training, camp announcements, ACA accreditation compliance, and other duties as assigned.   

Expeditions Program Intern

Full Summer, Resident Position/Internship Must be a college graduate (or be working towards a degree), be at least 21 years old, and have previous camp, trip leading, or related experience and strong leadership skills.  Organized, responsible, enthusiastic, flexible, patient, and kind character traits are a must.  Computer skills required.  The Expeditions Program Intern assists the Expedition Directors in all aspects of program planning including opening and closing days, staff training, camp announcements, trip planning and logistics, marketing, transportation, administrative duties, and other duties as assigned. Competent in outdoor skills and physically able to lead an extended backpacking trip if a replacement leader is needed.

Minimum Requirements

Media Coordinator

Summer Resident Position/Internship  The Media Coordinator takes photos of the camp day and is responsible for ensuring daily web uploads. Duties also include coordinating the summer media team, updating the camp blog; designing and creating a slideshow for the end of each session; creating a summer photo scrapbook for camp archives; creating summer slide shows and capturing video for off-season marketing; coordinating Photo of the Day; and updating social media.  The Media Coordinator must have experience with professional photo editing software and be proficient in operating a DSLR. This position may also include assisting in the summer program office, serving as an adopt-a-mentor or cabin staff, and other areas related to media as needed.

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Land Management Intern (a.k.a. Trail-tern)

The Trail-tern is responsible for coordinating trail construction and maintenance, cutting fallen or hazardous trees, assisting with maintenance around base camp, and leading crews of counselors to complete necessary trail work. A background in forestry, ecology, geology, or environmental studies is preferred. At a minimum, WFA certified; Wilderness First Responder preferred. Experience with trail maintenance and comfort with power tools is required.

Camp Nurse/Doctor

Camp medical personnel may work by the camp session or the full summer.  Medical employees live in the camp Health Hut (Infirmary), a charming two story cottage with a big, rocking chair porch.  All camp medical personnel must be licensed in North Carolina; nurses (RN), nurse practitioners, doctors.  Most out of state licenses are accepted by NC and do not take long to obtain.

Office Assistant, “Office Mom or Office Dad”

The camp office assistant, affectionately, “Office Mom or Dad,” may work by the camp session or the full summer.  The Office Mom/Dad lives on property and serves as the office assistant during camp.  Duties include answering the phone, radio duty, emails, daily mail/packages/camper trunks, and assisting the camp administration in other areas as needed.  

Camp Nanny

Green River Preserve is seeking a Nanny for the young children of the camp permanent staff. These children spend all summer at camp, and most of them are too young to be campers. The Nanny will have the unique opportunity to use their love for children, care-taking abilities and desire to serve in order to assist those Permanent Staff who have children.

The overall responsibility of a Green River Preserve Nanny is to help care for and supervise the young children of the permanent staff. Daily Nanny duties include, but are not limited to:

Responsibilities
-Ensure the safety, wellness, and hygiene of assigned child(ren)
-Collaborate with parents to support positive behavior and attitudes
-Integrate the children into the regular camp program when possible (i.e. swim lessons, crafts, special events and activities, etc.)
-Role model positive behavior to child(ren) and workforce by following all camp rules
-Engage in frequent and open communication with parents about assigned children
-Communicate all significant child(ren) behaviors to parents as soon as possible
-Support the program team at various activities by actively engaging campers and assisting with program duties as needed
-Be on time
-Perform all other duties as assigned

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Farm Intern

Full Seasonal Resident Position/Internship  The summer farm intern assists the camp farm managers in the following areas and is a volunteer position. Room and board provided. The summer farm intern is responsible for:

Activity Coordinators

Summer Activity Coordinators

4 days a week, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Activity coordinators are responsible for morning lesson planning and afternoon teaching for three, 50-minute activity periods.  There will be at least one additional counselor assistant per activity period. Responsibilities included in all areas:

All Activity Coordinators are expected to attend staff training.

All positions may be either resident or commuter positions. Dependent on available housing and skills of applicants, any Activity Coordinator position may be shared with a Mentor or Counselor position. Resident Activity Coordinators will be assigned other duties in addition to their activity area. Resident employees receive room and board as part of their employment package.  Commuter employees receive meals in the camp dining hall.

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Archery

The Archery Coordinator will organize, plan, and lead Archery programming according to USA Archery and ACA (American Camp Association) guidelines. Duties include maintenance of bows, arrows, targets, and range as well as leading activity periods utilizing stationary and moving targets and our walking course. Level 1 Archery Instructor certification is preferred.

Arts and Crafts

The Arts and Crafts Coordinator plans and organizes a summer arts and crafts program to include a variety of media such as basket weaving, beading, paper making, book/journal making, leather crafts, knitting, sewing, weaving, and various other areas of crafts.  Additional responsibilities include cooperating with other arts coordinators to create closing day camper exhibits.

Aquatics Supervisor

The Aquatics Supervisor supervises lifeguard staff to ensure they are behaving professionally and adhering to all waterfront rules, regulations, and safety procedures, plans and implements on-going lifeguard trainings and meetings throughout the summer, schedules lifeguards for waterfront coverage during free time, maintains waterfront equipment including boats, PFDs, paddles, water toys, first aid kits, horns, signs, buddy board, and leads opening day camper swim reviews and maintains and updates records from swim reviews.

Canoeing

The Canoeing Coordinator will organize, plan, and lead Canoeing programming during afternoon activities and on GLP days. Duties also include maintenance of boats, paddles, and PFDs.

Climbing Tower

The Climbing Tower Coordinator must be a certified AMGA (American Mountain Guide Association) Climbing Wall Instructor and have an experienced background in maintaining and running a climbing wall/tower program and low challenge course.  Other duties include training staff who work in these activity areas, equipment maintenance, and safety protocol. This activity area coordinates with the Pioneer Cabin and Wood Working during school programs.

Fencing

The Fencing Coordinator will organize, plan, and lead Fencing programming during afternoon activities. Duties also include maintenance and upkeep of all fencing equipment.

Fly Fishing

The Fly Fishing Coordinator organizes, plans, and leads Fly Fishing afternoon programming and Group Learning Projects.   This position will also help train staff during staff training in leading fly fishing during free time and for afternoon activities.

Mountain Biking

The Mountain Biking Coordinator must be proficient in trail bike maintenance in a shop and on a trail; trail etiquette; have exceptional cycling skills and the ability to teach and work with campers in the mountain biking program.

Music

The Music Coordinator organizes, plans, and leads the musical aspects of summer camp to include:  opening and closing day music,  mealtime blessings and singing, campfire singing, evening programs, music classes (guitar, drumming, various instruments), and Group Learning Projects.   This position will also help train staff during staff training in camp songs, update the camp songbook, organize and maintain camp musical instruments, and coordinate with theatre instructors for programs.

Painting and Drawing

The Painting and Drawing Coordinator plans and organizes a summer painting and drawing program to include a variety of painting and drawing media such as watercolors, acrylic, oil, pastels, charcoal, conte crayon, pencil, colored pencil, and pen and ink.  Additional responsibilities include organizing with other arts coordinators to create closing day camper exhibits.

Pottery

The Pottery Coordinator plans and organizes the summer pottery program.  Additional responsibilities include cooperating with other arts coordinators to create closing day camper exhibits.

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Pioneer Cabin

The Pioneer Cabin Coordinator organizes and plans a variety of Pioneer Cabin programs such as Primitive Appalachian crafts and skills, cordage, fiber crafts, candle making, stone carving, gourd crafts, leather crafts, beeswax balm, preserves and jams, wood stove cooking, ground oven baking, making apple cider, butter, herb teas, medicinal and edible plants.   

Theatre

The Theatre Coordinator organizes, plans, and leads the theatrical aspects of summer camp to include afternoon theatre activities and an intensive theatre activity production during the multi-week sessions and leading Group Learning Projects.  This position will also help train staff during staff training in teaching afternoon theatre activities.

Wood Working

The Wood Working Coordinator organizes and plans a variety of wood working programs to include projects such as bird houses, walking sticks, photo albums, wooden book covers, wood-burned gourd crafts, and various other wood working projects.   

Not yet a college freshman?

Summer staff at Green River Preserve must have completed one year of college or equivalent life experience or be at least 19 years old. If you are rising senior in high school or a rising college freshman, check out our Trail Blazer’s Leadership Expedition which is designed exclusively for you.

Apply

To apply for a seasonal position, go to https://greenriver.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App/ and fill out a staff application.