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Employment

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Equestrian Director

The Equestrian Director is a full-time exempt position responsible for oversight and maintenance of the stables, year-round herd of approximately 70 horses, pastures and grounds, and all equestrian programming at Camp Ondessonk.  Programming at Camp Ondessonk includes summer camp, Road Scholar (older adult educational programs), Horse Camp, overnight horsepacking adventure camps, and programs, and school-year outdoor education programs.  The Equestrian Director supervises full time and seasonal staff and must maintain CHA and ACA accreditation standards while providing safe, high-quality programming.  The Equestrian Director is an integral part of a strong camp community who must be prepared to contribute to multiple aspects of the camp program and operation throughout the year; this includes multiple night, weekend and holiday duties, general camp staff and camper supervision, development and recruitment events, and many requirements outside of the stables as well as daily feeding and horse care duties.

QUALIFICATIONS:  25+ years old with a Bachelors Degree, 3 years experience leading a youth equestrian program and experience with year-round care of a large horse herd.  Candidates must have strong teaching, communication & interpersonal skills.  Must have or be able to obtain certifications in First Aid/CPR/AED and CHA level 3 instructor certification (minimum).  Previous experience with CHA and Summer Camps strongly preferred.

COMPENSATION: Salary $27,000-$29,000 based on experience.  On-site housing and all utilities provided.  On-site boarding options negotiable in many cases for kid-friendly horses.  Excellent insurance package, retirement plan, pro-deals, and access to hundreds of miles of trails in the Shawnee National Forest. Send cover letter, resume, & 3 references to Alissa Hollmann at alissa.hollmann@Ondessonk.com

Full Job Description Available HERE.

Learn more about our stables HERE.

Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator is a full-time exempt position responsible for supervising seasonal outdoor education and summer camp activity staff under the direction of the Program Director.  Programming at Camp Ondessonk includes summer camp, specialty weekend camps and events, retreats, scout programs, and school-year outdoor education programs.  The Program Coordinator is an integral part of the program team and must maintain ACA accreditation standards while providing safe, high-quality programming throughout the year; this includes multiple night, weekend and holiday duties, general camp staff and camper supervision, development and recruitment events, and general maintenance and cleaning assistance

QUALIFICATIONS:  21+ years old with a Bachelors Degree and a strong documented background in outdoor education, youth development or education.  No less than 1 year experience in outdoor education or organized camping, and knowledge of outdoor education philosophy.  Challenge course or climbing certification strongly preferred.  Other desired skills: WFR, lifeguard, flatwater paddling, natural site interpretation, storytelling, curriculum development.

COMPENSATION: Salary $20,000-$23,500 based on experience.  On-site housing and all utilities provided. Excellent insurance package, retirement plan, pro-deals, and access to hundreds of miles of trails in the Shawnee National Forest. Send cover letter, resume, & 3 references to Alissa Hollmann at alissa.hollmann@Ondessonk.com

Click for complete Program Coordinator Job Description.

Spring 2018 Outdoor Education Program Staff

Camp Ondessonk has openings for 3 or 9 month Program Staff positions starting February 20th, 2018 and lasting until May 21, 2018.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  21+, camp &/or outdoor education experience, comfortable at heights, Bachelor’s degree in a related field a plus; integrity, maturity, patience, flexibility, self motivation, energy, sense of humor, passion for outdoors; strong group facilitation, communication, & interpersonal skills; First Aid/CPR/AED, WFR, Lifeguard or other certifications. COMPENSATION: $525-575 paid bi-weekly, meals provided during programs, shared on-site housing, pro-deals, access to thousands of acres of national forest. Send cover letter, resume, & 3 references to Greg Santen at greg.santen@ondessonk.com

Full Job Description HERE.

 


 


 

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