Trail Blazers After School Staff Application
Come out and play with Trail Blazers!

Trail Blazers' Under One Sky is an after school program focused on environmental stewardship that specializes in play- and adventure-based learning. We empower youth in grades PreK-5 to become environmental leaders through hands-on workshops, with an emphasis on our communities and developing social/emotional skills and values.

We are seeking experienced and enthusiastic Group Leaders and Team Supervisors to facilitate hands on activities, champion the Trail Blazers values, and bring camp magic to the program every day. This is a challenging and rewarding program - we look for staff who are enthusiastic about developing their professional skills. You must be deeply kind and fun to be around, eager to spend time outdoors, and always have a smile at the ready!

Program hours are daily M-F from 2pm-6pm, with additional work opportunities available throughout the year.
Must be 18+ and available 3+ days per week for Group Leader positions or 5 days per week for Team Supervisor positions.

Review our job descriptions below:

Compensation ranges from $15 to $20/hour, depending on position and past Trail Blazers experience. If you are enthusiastic about outdoor adventure-based activities, playing and singing with kids, and contributing your skills to a dynamic team, please apply!
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First and Last Name *
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Email Address *
Email is our primary method of communication throughout the year.
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Phone Number *
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Would this be your first time working at Trail Blazers? *
Note: if you are applying for a Site Director role, there is no need to complete this form. Please email your resume and cover letter to
Jobs you are interested in: *
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Describe the experience you have that is related to the position you are interested in: *
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Do you have 2+ years experience in the following areas? (Helpful but not required)
Please answer the following yes/no questions, and elaborate below if needed.
Are you 18 years of age or older? *
Are you 21 years of age or older? *
Our program operates in accordance with the NYC Department of Education calendar. Staff are expected to plan time off with this calendar in mind. For example, spring break or midwinter recess are great times to plan a week-long getaway or time to relax at home; mid-January is not. Does this work for you? *
Mandatory staff development workshops will take place throughout the year on days that schools are closed, week nights, or mornings. Does this work for you? *
At Trail Blazers, we anticipate and embrace conflict and difference of opinion. Our staff look for opportunities to help campers work through challenges, increase their ability to express themselves, manage their emotions, and learn from their mistakes. This is hard work! Are you up for the challenge? *
Additional thoughts or elaboration on the questions above?
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We'd like to get to know you better!
Tell us about your employment and educational background. *
Are you currently employed or in school? What jobs or educational experiences have you had over the past few years?
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What have you learned about Trail Blazers so far, through our website or other means, and what makes you a great fit for our program? *
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What experiences have you had working with kids? *
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What are some reasons young people enjoy spending time with you? *
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Think back to a time as a child when you made a mistake and got in trouble. Tell us about the adults who were involved in correcting your behavior and helping you through that situation. Looking back, what do you think they did well? What would you do differently as an adult if a child in your care made a similar mistake? *
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What age group(s) are you interested in working with? *
What days are you available to work? *
Please note: Group Leaders must be available at least 3 days per week. Team Supervisors and Site Directors must be available 5 days per week.
Will this availability remain the same throughout the year (September-June)?
Are you currently certified in any of the following?
New staff applicants: How did you hear about Trail Blazers?
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Returning staff applicants: What is something that you accomplished in your last year at Trail Blazers that makes you proud?
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Returning staff applicants: Tell us about a challenging situation last year that you would approach differently this time around.
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