Sciencenter Summer Camp Counselor Application
As a Summer Camp Counselor, you will care for campers ages 5-11, ensure their safety, provide leadership and companionship, and educate campers about basic science concepts by leading hands-on camp activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Camper Care: Supervise a group of campers for the duration of each camp session.

- Facilitate Activities: Lead informal science activities with assigned camper groups, highlighting key science concepts
at an appropriate level for the campers.

- Field Trips: Provide leadership and assist in delivering content during field trips.

- After-Camp Care: Supervise campers who stay for after-camp care, at least two days per week.

- Mentor Counselors-in-Training: Provide leadership and guidance for middle school students in the Counselor–in-
Training program.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

Required:
• Some college education, with a strong background in science
• Experience facilitating programs with children
• Excellent communication skills, especially in science content
• Strong organizer (of time, self/others)
• Ability to problem solve, give and take direction, work collaboratively, and lead children, independently when
appropriate
• Creative, flexible, resourceful, and willing to learn new things
• Able to work, prioritize, and focus amid frequent interruptions
• Strong sense of professionalism, maturity, and punctuality
• First Aid certification (valid through August 2019, and must be completed by June 19, 2019)
• Reliable transportation

Preferred:
• Classroom teaching experience
• Coursework in astronomy, engineering, earth science and/or life science
• Experience motivating children with diverse learning styles
• Experience with summer camps
• Experience in delivering inquiry-based and/or hands-on science activities and/or curriculum

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Interactive museum setting with frequent daytrips and outdoor activities. Must work well in a team setting. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50-lbs of educational materials, tables, and chairs; walk up to 3 miles; and stand for prolonged periods of time.

TIME COMMITMENT:

Seasonal full time position with an anticipated start date of June 26, 2019. Camp runs between July 1st and August 30th, from 8:00am to 4:00 pm each day with after camp care extending until 5:00pm. Counselors are expected to work from 8:00am to 4:00pm three times a week and 8:00am to 5:00pm twice a week. Term commitment is variable with a minimum of 7 weeks. Schedule will be negotiated at time of hire.

SALARY:

$12.50/hour. This is a full-time seasonal position; Sciencenter benefits are NOT provided.

The Sciencenter is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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