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Gaia Girls Passages is Hiring!

Auntie & Nature Based Mentor

Artemis Village Lead Chef

Artemis Village Lifeguard

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Auntie & Nature Based Mentor

Positions Available in East Bay, Peninsula, & Marin
Apply for Summer By March 15, Apply for Fall Programs by April 15

Seeking passionate and dedicated youth mentors to join our growing team. Our goal is to create a diverse, highly skilled and passionate team of mentors for our 2019 summer programs and 2019-20 school year programs.
All of the skills below are important, but above all you must deeply love working with youth, have a strong working ethic, be committed to racial and economic justice, and have a personal connection to the natural world and that which we are teaching. Please read through our website so that you have a thorough understanding of what we are up to, and apply if you feel that your passion and skills match well with what we are offering!
To apply to be a Youth Mentor aka “Auntie” for Gaia Girls you must…
  • Have a passion around empowering and supporting young girls
  • Have interest in creating long term relationships with the girls you serve
  • Know how to have fun with youth
  • Have a mature relationship with your inner world
  • Be a lifelong learner and filled with curiosity
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Know how to create an inclusive space where all feel welcomed
  • Enjoy being a part of a team
  • Have ability to step forward and step back when necessary
  • Be able to bring creativity and focus to the tasks or curriculum at hand
  • Be reliable and follow through with your commitments
In addition, we are looking for mentors with a proficiency in several of the following skills and/or a desire to learn (the more the better but we recognize that this is a diverse set of competencies).
  • A deep connection to, knowledge and love of the natural world
  • Knowledge of plant lore and herbal medicine
  • Knowledge and proficiency in several ancestral skills or crafts such as fire making, basket weaving, carving, natural dyes, shelter building, and experience teaching them
  • Knowledge and skills in nature based mentoring and/or specifically the 8 shields model of cultural mentoring
  • Ability to lead groups of children and/or teens, read group energy, stick to a plan while responding to what is happening
  • Being a masterful conductor from stillness to play to focus and back again based on what is needed in the moment
  • Competency or interest in modeling and teaching skills of social and emotional intelligence
  • Experience, education and/or passion in Rites of Passage for girls
  • Competency or experience in facilitating dialogue about identity, class and race
  • Experience in organizing and/or engaging in civic, environmental, or social activism
  • Play an instrument and/or have ability to lead songs
Professional experience in at least one of the following areas is preferred:
  • Working with youth in 3rd– 8th grades
  • Working with girls specifically in 3rd-8th grades
  • Working in nature based settings
  • Working for an 8 shields organization
  • Teaching skills of social and emotional intelligence
  • Experience working with teams
*We recognize and honor the questioning of more traditional gender stereotypes. In addition to cis girls (gender matches sex assigned at birth), we include in our definition of “girl” those who identify as transgender, genderqueer, and gender nonconforming who feel that Gaia Girls is a supportive home for them. In addition, all sexual orientations are welcome. Men and boys are welcome on special days when explicitly invited, but can not be participants of GGP unto themselves.

Contact support@gaiagirlspassages.org with resume and cover letter for consideration. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Artemis Village Lead Chef

Seeking an experienced chef to help meal plan, shop, cook, and manage the kitchen during our Artemis Village Camp, August 5-11th.
Responsibilities:
  • Creating the menu
  • Create a shopping list
  • Once it is reviewed both and we are in agreement:
    • Do the food shopping (with help)
    • Head up the kitchen onsite including: Menu planning, pantry organizing and maintaining, cooking and putting out meals along with one full time kitchen staff and volunteer aunties and mothers throughout
    • Clean up from meals (we will make sure you have help here)
    • Help to spearhead packing up of kitchen and organizing of left over foods.

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Artemis Village Lifeguard

Seeking a certified lifeguard to perform safety and life-guarding duties for our Artemis Village Camp, August 5-11th.
We will be located at Camp Tamarancho in Marin County and campers will have access to a lake for swimming so we are looking for a candidate who can perform lifeguarding duties from 10 am until 6 pm (with significant breaks throughout the day) from Monday through Saturday.  The pay is $500 for the week for a candidate who only performs lifeguarding duties at the lake and $650 for a candidate who can fulfill lifeguarding duties and camp counselor duties with the girls. All meals and and tent camping (or cabin if the person prefers) will be provided for the week.
Qualifications for a candidate who would only fulfill lifeguarding duties include:
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform lifeguarding and public safety duties and the role of a professional rescuer
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform CPR and first aid techniques
  • Knowledge of current methods and standards for lifeguarding public facilities
  • Ability to stay alert, respond quickly, and cope with stress and fatigue
  • Ability to communicate and enforce the rules and regulations of an aquatic facility to girls and their parents
A candidate who would also perform camp counselor duties would have experience working with children between grades 4 and 8 and have some skill or interest in the following:
  • A deep connection to and love of the natural world
  • Knowledge/interest in skills or crafts such as fire making, basket weaving, carving, natural dyes, shelter building, etc.
  • Experience in nature based mentoring
  • Have a compassionate, caring, and curious heart and ability to be emotionally present and supportive of girls and parents

Contact support@gaiagirlspassages.org with resume and cover letter for consideration. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Email: support@gaiagirlspassages.org

Phone: 510-731-0308

Address: 651 66th Street

Oakland, CA 94609

Facebook: www.facebook.com/gaiagirlspassages/

Most photography by Erika Gagnon

 

Gaia Girls Passages is a project of Gaia Passages, a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID # is 82-1688828 

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