Job Opportunities

Junior Camp Counselor

ANV’s Junior Counselor Program is designed to provide youth ages 15-18 with the opportunity to develop effective leadership skills that they can use at school, in their community, and in their future careers. These leadership skills include: communication, teamwork, goal-setting, decision-making, problem-solving, organization, responsibility, respect, and relationship building. Participants will leave this program with increased confidence in their ability to impact the lives of others.

Camp ANV is about learning by doing, so Junior Counselors will develop these skills in a safe environment, through helping lead younger campers through traditional camp activities (e.g. art, dance, cooking, archery, swimming, and more!), and learning from adult Camp Counselor mentors. Our Junior Counselor program gives high schoolers the chance to experience the FUN of camp, while also taking on more adult responsibilities and participating in specialized leadership programming.

This program is for young people who are highly motivated, ready to work and play hard, and who demonstrate additional responsibility in accepting the challenges of leadership. We have a limited number of spaces available, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible, as not all who apply will be accepted.

The on-the-job training provided in this program will help prepare Junior Counselors for leadership roles in a variety of settings, specifically those that involve the leadership of children. But please note: Even after successful completion of the Junior Counselor program, there is no guarantee that you will be asked to apply to Camp ANV for a staff position in the future.

JCs are responsible for supporting their counselor team, other staff members, and specialists to assist in teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities as well as guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. Typical tasks for a Junior Counselor could include:

      • Participating in a friendly game of capture the flag or kickball
      • Teaching kids how to be in nature during Farm club or on a field trip
      • Cooling off with creative pool/water-based activities
      • Engaging in meaningful conversation with youth (relationship building)
      • Educating kids about proper nutrition and healthy living

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Camp Counselor

Do you enjoy working with children and living a healthy way of life? Day Camp Counselors are positive role models and enthusiastically enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and leading children through a variety of outdoor and indoor summertime activities. Counselors are the primary caregivers for each camper.  The Counselor is responsible for partnering with other staff members and specialists to assist in teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities as well as guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. Typical tasks for a Camp Counselor could include:

      • Participating in a friendly game of capture the flag or kick-ball
      • Teaching kids how to be in nature during Farm club or on a camping trip
      • Cooling off with creative pool/water-based activities
      • Engaging in meaningful conversation with youth (relationship building)
      • Educating kids about proper nutrition and healthy living
      • Supervising a fun field trip (weekly)
      • Interacting with parents and summer camp attendees to build lasting relationships

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Physical Activity Instructor

ANV seeks a motivated and experienced coach to serve as a Physical Activity Instructor. The Physical Activity Instructor will be responsible for planning and leading fun, outdoor games and activities that promote physical activity and team-building, for groups of 15-30 elementary campers.

      • Organizing, planning, and implementing activities that get youth physically active, working as a team, and having FUN during their one-hour physical activity block
      • Maintaining all ANV sports equipment in good condition, and making sure it is properly stored when not in use
      • Communicating with the Youth Programs Coordinators and/or Youth Programs Director about any necessary supplies
      • Collaborating with Camp Counselors and Junior Counselors to deliver an excellent program for our youth campers
      • Attending the end-of-summer Family Showcase (Thursday, 7/11), ready to demonstrate campers’ new skills.

Science Instructor:

ANV seeks a motivated and experienced Science Instructor to further the mission of Camp ANV through the development and delivery of science activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. The Science Instructor will be responsible for planning and leading engaging, interactive science activities on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

      • Preparing for and conducting an educational program that will teach scientific reasoning skills for kids ages 5-11.  Ensure that programming is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers.
      • Providing 60 min sessions of guided science instruction per group. Activities should be hands-on, interactive, and engaging. (No lecture-style lessons.)
      • Sending written lesson plans/curriculum to the Youth Programs Director at least two weeks in advance. Plans should include learning objectives, necessary supplies, and step-by-step instructions for each activity.
      • Ensuring and encouraging the full participation and cooperation of each camper.
      • Applying basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment.
      • Managing the science area and related equipment and supplies: 
        • Organizing and setting up all necessary equipment prior to programs, and then breaking down, packing up, and cleaning of any equipment following each program.
        • Maintaining all ANV equipment in good condition, and making sure it is properly stored when not in use.
      • Communicating with the Youth Programs Coordinators and/or Youth Programs Director about any necessary supply purchases
      • Collaborating with Camp Counselors and Junior Counselors to deliver an excellent program for our youth campers
      • Attending the end-of-summer Family Showcase (Thursday, 7/11), ready to demonstrate campers’ newfound scientific knowledge!

Art Instructor:

ANV seeks a motivated and experienced Art Instructor to further the mission of Camp ANV through the development and delivery of art projects that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. The Art Instructor will be responsible for planning and leading engaging, interactive art activities on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

      • Preparing and leading age-appropriate and culturally-relevant art projects for groups of kids ages 5-11.  
      • Providing 60 min sessions of guided art activities per group. Activities should be hands-on, interactive, and engaging. 
      • Sending written lesson plans/curriculum to the Youth Programs Director at least two weeks in advance. Plans should include learning objectives, necessary supplies, and step-by-step instructions for each activity.
      • Ensuring and encouraging the full participation and cooperation of each camper.
      • Applying basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment.
      • Managing the art area and related materials and supplies: 
        • Organizing and setting up all necessary materials prior to programs, and then breaking down, packing up, and cleaning of any materials following each program.
        • Maintaining all ANV supplies in good condition, and making sure they are properly stored when not in use.
      • Communicating with the Youth Programs Coordinators and/or Youth Programs Director about any necessary supply purchases
      • Collaborating with Camp Counselors and Junior Counselors to deliver an excellent program for our youth campers
      • Attending the end-of-summer Family Showcase (Thursday, 7/11), ready to display campers’ art!

Literacy Instructor:

ANV seeks a motivated and experienced Literacy Instructor to further the mission of Camp ANV through the development and delivery of reading and writing activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. The Literacy Instructor will be responsible for planning and leading engaging, interactive literacy activities on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

      • Preparing for and conducting an educational program that will teach literacy skills for kids ages 5-11.  Ensure that programming is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers.
      • Providing 60 min sessions of reading/writing activities per group. Activities should be hands-on, interactive, and engaging. (No lecture-style lessons, no tests. Examples of fun lesson plans in the past: read a picture book together, then campers craft one of the characters/scenes out of clay. Or read a book, then break up into groups to perform skits as the book characters.)
      • Teaching basic writing skills and a few different genres of writing, as well as integration of community building through storytelling.
      • Sending written lesson plans/curriculum to the Youth Programs Director at least two weeks in advance. Plans should include learning objectives, necessary supplies, and step-by-step instructions for each activity.
      • Ensuring and encouraging the full participation and cooperation of each camper.
      • Applying basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment.
      • Managing the literacy area, book shelf, and related supplies: 
        • Organizing and setting up all necessary supplies prior to programs, and then breaking down, packing up, and cleaning of any equipment following each program.
        • Maintaining all ANV books and materials in good condition, and making sure they are properly stored when not in use.
      • Communicating with the Youth Programs Coordinators and/or Youth Programs Director about any necessary supply purchases
      • Collaborating with Camp Counselors and Junior Counselors to deliver an excellent program for our youth campers
      • Attending the end-of-summer Family Showcase (Thursday, 7/11), ready to display campers’ stories & projects!

Drama Instructor:

ANV seeks a motivated and experienced Drama Instructor to further the mission of Camp ANV through the development and delivery of theater activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. The Drama Instructor will be responsible for planning and leading engaging, interactive theater/improv activities on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

      • Preparing for and conducting an educational program that will teach performing arts skills for kids ages 5-11.  Ensure that programming is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers.
      • Providing 60 min sessions of fun drama activities per group. Activities should be hands-on, interactive, and engaging. 
      • Sending written lesson plans/curriculum to the Youth Programs Director at least two weeks in advance. Plans should include learning objectives, necessary supplies, and step-by-step instructions for each activity.
      • Ensuring and encouraging the full participation and cooperation of each camper.
      • Applying basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment.
      • Managing the theater area and related equipment and supplies: 
        • Organizing and setting up all necessary supplies prior to programs, and then breaking down, packing up, and cleaning of any equipment following each program.
        • Maintaining all ANV supplies in good condition, and making sure they are properly stored when not in use.
      • Communicating with the Youth Programs Coordinators and/or Youth Programs Director about any necessary supply purchases
      • Collaborating with Camp Counselors and Junior Counselors to deliver an excellent program for our youth campers
      • Attending the end-of-summer Family Showcase (Thursday, 7/11), ready to have campers do a short performance! (They could demonstrate an improv game they learned, perform a short skit/play, etc. – Nothing longer than 5-10 min. We can discuss ideas together!)

Cooking Instructor:

ANV seeks a motivated and experienced Cooking Instructor to further the mission of Camp ANV through the development and delivery of cooking lessons that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. Camp ANV’s Food Justice Education Program is designed to provide our Elementary Campers with the knowledge and resources to increase their connections to food security and environmental justice, learn farm-to-table cooking methods, bridge lessons with career pathway building, and learn how to increase their overall quality of life. The campers will have a chance to learn about the basics of nutritional health, and will discuss how food can play a leading role in building community. The Cooking Instructor will be responsible for planning and leading engaging, interactive cooking lessons for campers in Kindergarten and 1st grade on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

      • Preparing for and conducting an educational program that will teach culinary arts skills and healthy eating habits for kids ages 5-7.  Ensuring that programming is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers.
      • Utilizing 60 min sessions with each group to cook a meal or snack together. 
      • Exposing campers to new foods in a fun & safe environment. 
      • Sending written lesson plans/curriculum to the Youth Programs Director at least two weeks in advance. Plans should include learning objectives, necessary supplies & ingredients, and step-by-step instructions for each activity.
      • Purchasing all needed ingredients for the week using the Camp instacart account.
      • Ensuring and encouraging the full participation and cooperation of each camper.
      • Applying basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment.
      • Managing the cooking area and related equipment and supplies: 
        • Organizing and setting up all necessary equipment prior to programs, and then breaking down, packing up, and cleaning of any equipment following each program.
        • Maintaining all ANV supplies in good condition, and making sure they are properly stored when not in use.
      • Communicating with the Youth Programs Coordinators and/or Youth Programs Director about any necessary supply purchases
      • Collaborating with Camp Counselors and Junior Counselors to deliver an excellent program for our youth campers
      • Attending the end-of-summer Family Showcase (Thursday, 7/11), ready to demonstrate campers’ newfound culinary skills. Maybe they can prepare a snack to serve at the showcase, or they can demonstrate their measuring or chopping skills, etc. We can discuss ideas together!

 

Capoeira Instructor:

ANV seeks a motivated and experienced Capoeira Instructor to further the mission of Camp ANV through the development and delivery of capoeira classes that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. The Capoeira Instructor will be responsible for planning and leading engaging, interactive capoeira sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

      • Preparing for and conducting an educational program that will teach basic capoeira moves/skills (as well as the history/cultural relevancy of capoeira) to kids ages 5-11.  Ensure that programming is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers.
      • Providing 60 min capoeira sessions per group. Lessons should be interactive and engaging. 
      • Sending written lesson plans/curriculum to the Youth Programs Director at least two weeks in advance. Plans should include learning objectives, any necessary supplies, and instructions for each activity.
      • Ensuring and encouraging the full participation and cooperation of each camper.
      • Applying basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment.
      • Managing the capoeira area and any related supplies: 
        • Organizing and setting up the area prior to programs, and then breaking down, packing up, and cleaning of any supplies following each program.
        • Maintaining all ANV supplies in good condition, and making sure they are properly stored when not in use.
      • Communicating with the Youth Programs Coordinators and/or Youth Programs Director about any necessary supply purchases
      • Collaborating with Camp Counselors and Junior Counselors to deliver an excellent program for our youth campers
      • Attending the end-of-summer Family Showcase (Thursday, 7/11), ready to have campers demonstrate their new capoeira skills!

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a backyard farmer or gardener that wants to share your knowledge? Are you a writer inspired by nature or someone who loves to plan events? We need you!

There are many opportunities to work with us at Acta Non Verba, and we are always looking for amazing people to help out with our projects, from the garden to the classroom to the office. Contact us at volunteercoordinator@anvfarm.org to find out how we can work together!

 

Acta Non Verba (ANV) is an equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. ANV does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, medical condition including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, (including transgender status), weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited English proficiency, where not substantially job-related), citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Women and Men of color strongly encouraged to apply.

Small stipends may be available to internships and volunteer opportunities. Volunteer opportunities and internships require at least 5-8 hours per week, unless you have more time. Schedule is flexible, but most days will require a minimum of a half hour to keep communications constant. We require a minimum three-month commitment.