Camp Counselor

We are seeking enthusiastic, nature-loving counselors for Camp Wildflower, where children become conservationists, botanists, horticulturists, citizen scientists and ecologists as they explore native plants and the environment.

Ideal candidates will have formal education or equivalent experience in environmental education, horticulture, plant science, environmental science, or other natural science fields. We require a minimum of two years experience working directly with children. Our counselors must be safety-minded, reliable and energetic. Counselors are expected to work with a diverse group of campers and parents while modeling respectful behavior.

Essential Functions

Organizes and plans activities for each camp day and week.
Supervises junior camp counselors.
Implements the daily camp schedule and reports any issues to camp director.
Greets and engages with families and campers to provide meaningful and positive experiences.
Ensures all camp equipment is maintained, stored and organized.
Effectively communicates with parents of campers.
Calmly attends to camper injuries and illnesses.
Facilitates and implements camp rules and regulations and addresses safety concerns.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Effectively and professionally coordinates and communicates with other camp staff and employees from other departments of the Wildflower Center as needed.
Exercises appropriate boundary setting and decision making skills; serves as a role model.
Attends all camp training prior to the first week of camp.
Complies with all safety policies, practices, and procedures of the Wildflower Center.
Is proactive in team efforts to achieve camp, departmental and organizational goals.
Performs other relevant duties as assigned.
Exhibits reliable and punctual attendance.

Qualifications

High school diploma.
College coursework in education, environmental education, horticulture, plant science, environmental science, or other natural science fields.
Minimum of two years’ experience working with children.
Attention to safety is essential. First Aid and CPR certification required.
Must work well with diverse groups of people.
Ability to take direction from and communicate effectively with supervisor.
Ability to think creatively and respond calmly and quickly in stressful situations.
Must be detail oriented and able to multitask and prioritize.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with children of various ages and abilities.
Experience supervising children and staff in an informal or formal setting.
Degree in environmental education, science, education, child development or related field.
Spanish language skills.

Physical and Environmental Demands

Must be able to work outside and in all types of weather conditions.
Must be able to engage in moderate physical activity (bending, lifting, pushing/pulling), demonstrate stamina and lift fifty pounds.

Other Requirements

Possession of a current, valid Texas drivers’ license.
Completion of CW 514 (UTS Child Protection Training) module.
Background and sexual offender registry checks

Schedule and Pay Rate

This position reports for 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. The pay rate is $13 per hour.


A criminal history background check is required for all candidates under consideration for Wildflower Center positions. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

To Apply:

Email Rosalie Kelley the following:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter
  • Three references

Please indicate which camp session you would prefer to work with: plants, insects, habitats, water cycles

Please, no phone calls or drop-ins. 

 

Assistant Camp Counselor

We are seeking enthusiastic, nature-loving assistant counselors for Camp Wildflower, where children become conservationists, botanists, horticulturists, citizen scientists and ecologists as they explore native plants and the environment.

Ideal candidates will have formal education or equivalent experience in environmental education, horticulture, plant science, environmental science, or other natural science fields. We require a minimum of two years experience working directly with children. Our counselors must be safety-minded, reliable and energetic. Counselors are expected to work with a diverse group of campers and parents while modeling respectful behavior.

Essential Functions

Assists camp counselors by gathering and organizing materials for activities for each camp day and week.
Assists in implementing the daily camp schedule and reports any issues to camp counselor or director.
Greets and engages with families and campers to provide meaningful and positive experiences.
Ensures all camp equipment is maintained, stored and organized.
Escorts campers to and from activities.
Calmly attends to camper injuries and illnesses.
Facilitates and implements camp rules and regulations and addresses safety concerns.
Maintains camp facilities.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Effectively and professionally coordinates and communicates with other camp staff and employees from other departments of the Wildflower Center as needed.
Exercises appropriate boundary setting and decision making skills; serves as a role model.
Attends all camp training prior to the first week of camp.
Complies with all safety policies, practices, and procedures of the Wildflower Center.
Is proactive in team efforts to achieve camp, departmental and organizational goals.
Performs other relevant duties as assigned.
Exhibits reliable and punctual attendance.

Qualifications

High school diploma.
College coursework in education, environmental education, horticulture, plant science, environmental science, or other natural science fields.
Experience working with children.
Attention to safety is essential. First Aid and CPR certification required.
Must work well with diverse groups of people.
Ability to take direction from and communicate effectively with supervisor.
Ability to think creatively and respond calmly and quickly in stressful situations.
Must be detail oriented and able to multitask and prioritize.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with children of various ages and abilities.
Experience supervising children and staff in an informal or formal setting.
Degree in environmental education, science, education, child development or related field.
Spanish language skills.

Physical and Environmental Demands

Must be able to work outside and in all types of weather conditions.
Must be able to engage in moderate physical activity (bending, lifting, pushing/pulling), demonstrate stamina and lift fifty pounds.

Other Requirements

Possession of a current, valid Texas drivers’ license.
Completion of CW 514 (UTS Child Protection Training) module.
Background and sexual offender registry checks

Schedule and Pay Rate

This position reports for fewer than 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. The pay rate is $10-11 per hour based on qualifications and experience.


A criminal history background check is required for all candidates under consideration for Wildflower Center positions. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

To Apply:

Email Rosalie Kelley the following:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter
  • Three references

Please indicate which camp session you would prefer to work with: plants, insects, habitats, water cycles

Please, no phone calls or drop-ins.