Camp Operations Assistant

Requisition Number: 
734
Department: 
Education
Job Status: 
Seasonal
Hours: 
Full-time
Overview: 
To assist Camp Programs in all aspects of management of Camp CBG, with a focus on day-to-day logistics. Camp CBG is a specialized program of the Education Department that focuses on the development, delivery, and evaluation of outdoor science, nature, art, and foods-based educational programs for children ages 2 to15. This is a seasonal, full-time position starting June 8 through August 21.
Duties and Responsibilities: 

In this role, you will be responsible for the following: 

  • Prepare equipment and supplies for instructors daily
  • Assist with daily pick-up and drop-off site, including interacting with parents and supervising children
  • Direct volunteers to their assignments
  • Supervise campers during lunch period 
  • Assist with administrative aspects of program as needed 
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Position is full-time, seasonal, June 8 through August 21, 2020 

Key Garden competencies/behaviors desired:

  • Communicates in a manner that gains the trust and support of others at all levels.
  • Works effectively with others despite differences of opinion and style; builds alliances.
  • Has a tolerance for opposing points of view.
  • Strives for collaboration. Works cooperatively, as a positive contributor to the team.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and shows kindness in all workplace interactions.
  • Makes decisions appropriate for level of responsibility.
  • Can effectively adapt to change; can shift gears comfortably; is flexible, and embraces change with a “can-do” attitude.
  • Is self-aware; knows personal strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback and is open to negative feedback as an opportunity for improvement.
  • Is cool under pressure; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; is a settling influence during a crisis.
  • Recognizes problems, constructively identifies and articulates solutions.
  • Picks up garbage when it is seen regardless of position.
  • Follows safety guidelines to ensure a safe working environment and consistently demonstrates safe work behaviors.
  • Is welcoming of new hires.

 

Qualifications: 

Our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Summer camp experience and/or two-plus years of working with children in an educational setting is preferred
  • Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills are required
  • Reputation of flexibility, efficiency, and punctuality
  • Must enjoy interacting with people of all ages
  • Candidates must have a valid driver’s license
Physical Demands: 
Must be able to work outdoors, stand for long periods of time, and lift 25 pounds.
Why Apply?: 

Come work in a setting that is like no other as you support our mission: We cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life. Take the first step toward being one of the employees who make the Garden one of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Apply today. Please note that applicants who do not meet the required qualifications will not be considered.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of personnel so classified.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, the Chicago Botanic Garden does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its programs or activities, including in employment or admissions. Please call (847) 835-8264 to contact our Title IX coordinator should you have questions or concerns.