Audubon Discovery Camp Staff Each year, PVAS seeks staff for our day camp in June and July. Camp sessions are held at Yankauer Preserve (between Martinsburg and Shepherdstown) and Cool Spring Preserve (south of Charles Town). The camps focus on natural and cultural history as kids explore forests and fields, build forts, turn over rocks and logs, and play games. Staff supervise small groups of children (generally 8-10 children, ages 6-11). Each week has a different theme and staff develop their own program activities. Staff training and all supplies and materials are provided. All staff must be age 18 or older. Required First Aid/CPR certification is provided. Staff are encouraged to be AmeriCorps Summer Associates. Camp hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. If you are interested in learning more about being an ADC staff member, contact Amy Moore (Amy@PotomacAudubon.org) or download the application here.
Watershed Education Instructor (AmeriCorps) Each year, PVAS seeks a motivated educator to teach our fourth grade watershed education program as an AmeriCorps member. Although the position has been filled for this year, we are always accepting applications for the future. The position involves classroom teaching at a number of different schools (up to 4 classes each day). Additional youth programs, such as afterschool activities, may also be part of the position as well as occasional weekend programs. During the summer months, the position includes serving as day camp staff. AmeriCorps positions are one-year commitments (August-August) and require some off-site training and additional volunteer projects. AmeriCorps members are provided a monetary stipend with a typical work week of 30-35 hours. A monetary education award for student loans or continuing education is provided at the end of the service-year. A child care stipend is available. Health care coverage and mileage reimbursement is provided. Qualifications include an interest in teaching or experience in the formal classroom, flexibility, good communication skills, punctuality, and an interest in making the world a better place. Retired teachers or new elementary education graduates are encouraged to apply. This is an excellent way to improve your teaching skills. Applicants must be 18 years old, but there is no upper age limit. For more information, contact Bridget Tinsley (Bridget@PotomacAudubon.org).Watershed Education Program Interns (part-time) PVAS sometimes seeks watershed interns to teach during the school year on a very part-time basis. This position involves teaching occasional fourth grade classes at various schools in Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan Counties. Positions are paid and have flexible hours (based on the requirements of each school). We provide the step-by-step lesson plans, training, and all the supplies. This is a great way for college students to gain teaching experience or for retired teachers to teach without the other responsibilities of the classroom, but we'd like to hear from anyone with an interest. Contact Bridget Tinsley (Bridget@PotomacAudubon.org)