Natural Resource Instructor: Green Mountain Conservation Camps

Vermont, United States
Jan 12, 2015
Apr 13, 2015
Employment Type
Full time, Temporary / Seasonal
Salary Type

Natural Resource Instructor, Green Mountain Conservation Camp
Temporary Seasonal Position with the VT Fish and Wildlife Department

Job Description: Natural Resource Instructors work under the Camp Director, Assistant Director, Camp Coordinator, and Education Coordinator. Instructors will be involved in teaching courses at a residential camp ranging from first aid, hunter firearm safety, fishing, forestry, ecology, fish and wildlife management, and outdoor recreation. They will also be responsible for mentoring campers in educational, social, and personal matters and assisting all staff members in carrying out camp goals, objectives, and the Vermont State Fish and Wildlife Department’s mission. Please note: this is a residential position at either the Edward F. Kehoe Camp in Castleton, VT or the Buck Lake Camp in Woodbury, VT; NO exceptions. Room and board are included with the position.

Specific Responsibilities:
1. Live in close proximity with campers and be available for adolescent counseling and helping each camper adjust to other campers and camp life;
2. Encourage and lead each camper in their participation in camp activities and interactions with other campers;
3. Be able to teach courses independently and co-teach all courses with other staff members (teach 32-40 classes weekly);
4. Assist with camp activities, and other responsibilities including; health and safety supervision, dining hall duties, inventory and organizing class materials, grounds maintenance, and similar tasks;
5. Be ‘on call’ to needs and responsibilities of camp and the campers 24 hours a day;
6. Be a positive role model and leader for the campers and volunteer staff;
7. Deal with discipline issues in an appropriate and sensitive manner; and,
8. Cooperate fully with the Director, Assistant Director, other Instructors, Volunteers, and all Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Staff.
Application Criteria: Minimum one year of college, preferably in Natural Resources, Wildlife, Environmental Education, or similar field. Willingness to work with and teach adolescents 12 to 16 years old is a must. Must be able to provide general guidance and leadership to campers. Leadership, teaching, and mentoring experience are highly desired. Applicants with camping, fishing, hunting/firearm experience, First Aid and CPR certifications or advanced emergency care certifications (WFA, WFR, OEC, etc.), and a valid driver’s license, are preferred.

Additional Information:
Positions are open until filled. Early applicants are encouraged.
Salary: Approx. $580/week + room and board
Position Dates: early June to late August

To apply:
Applications are accepted via: email (preferred) or mail.
Send resume and letter of interest along with a State of Vermont Employment Application* ( to:

GMCC Camp Coordinator
Phone: 802-461-6487
Mail: GMCC Camp Coordinator
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
636 Point of Pines Road
Castleton, VT 05735

*Please note that applications will only be considered complete and reviewed when all three forms have been sent together.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action

GMCC Camp CoordinatorEmail: Corey.hart@state.vt.usPhone: 802-461-6487 Mail:GMCC Camp Coordinator Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department 636 Point of Pines Road Castleton, VT 05735