Summer Camp Leaders are responsible for facilitating educational experiences centered on environmental science, natural history, and astronomy for children entering first to eighth grade during the Bell Summer Camp season. Working with other camp staff, Summer Camp Leaders create a safe, engaging, age-appropriate and positive learning environment for campers.
Duties and Responsibilities
Camp Content and Instruction (70%)
- Implement engaging week-long camps for up to fifteen children per class using a provided curriculum that includes scientific experiments and interactive activities involving earth science, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, art, games, and more.
- Follow safety guidelines and practices to ensure that campers are safe at all times with on-going supervision. Includes enforcing and following COVID-19 safety policies such as frequent hand washing, wearing a face covering that covers the mouth and nose, daily health screenings, physical distancing and daily sanitation/cleaning.
- Develop a personal teaching style to accommodate camper learning style(s).
- Provide direction to and work collaboratively with Camp Assistants.
- Interact with campers, guardians, other staff, and the general public in a safe, respectful, and professional manner.
- Facilitate and troubleshoot using Zoom video conferencing software to virtually connect with special guests and programs for the campers.
- Camp staff are required to follow all safety related policies and procedures at all times.
Camp Prep and Administrative Tasks (20%)
- Regular check-ins with Youth & Family Programs Coordinator.
- Manage set up, take down and cleaning of camp activities, as well as maintaining classroom facilities.
- Write a short bio to include in camp guardian communications.
- Conduct regular reflections/evaluations of the program and experiences.
Other duties as assigned (10%)
- Complete other additional tasks as assigned by Youth & Family Programs Coordinator and/or Education Programs Manager.
- A minimum of two years experience leading children in a formal or informal educational setting.
- Demonstrated understanding of basic science concepts, including astronomy and natural sciences.
- Experience working with persons from diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
- Training or experience working in camps as a summer camp leader.
- Experience using and troubleshooting virtual technology, such as Zoom.
- Previous classroom teaching experience and/or possessing a teaching license.
- Experience working with youth and adults in a team environment.
- Experience in working with youth with special needs, (e.g. on the autism spectrum, have ADHD, or have anxiety and/or depression).
- CPR and First Aid certified.
Hours, Pay, Other
- Position start date: June 1, 2022
- Position end date: August 26, 2022
- Hours: 40 hours/week, for 7-10 weeks in the June 13, 2022 to August 26, 2022 time period
- Camp Leaders will receive weeks they are scheduled to work prior to the beginning of Summer Camp season. Scheduled weeks are based on content expertise and availability.
- Required staff training days:
- 5-6 days of training to be scheduled between June 1-10. Times will vary.
- Pay rate: $18.50/hr
- Other: Successfully passing a background check is a requirement for this position.
Application Deadline: March 14, 2022
For questions about the position, contact Kate Sigurdson, email@example.com.
Bell Museum Summer Camp Leader
Posted: February 26, 2022 by MAEE Administration
Category: Bell Museum of Natural History