DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:￼￼￼￼• Mentor Future Science Leaders/CITs [Daily]: Assist middle school students as they design educational programs, develop digital media, and engage in a citizen science project. Lead team-building activities and help foster a supportive, positive community over the course of each two-week session.￼￼￼￼• Logistics Support [Daily]: Prepare and organize materials, logistics and space for camp groups. Clean, sort, and maintain summer camp materials and spaces.￼￼￼￼• Lunch Supervision [Daily]: Supervise campers during lunch.￼￼￼￼• Camper Care [As needed]: Assist in the supervision of campers, and delivery of camp programs.￼￼￼￼• Training and Development [As needed]: Participate in training sessions before camp sessions begin. Attend coordination meetings and check-ins.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:Required:• High School coursework in science (Honors level preferred)• Organized and neat; demonstrated ability to multi-task• Strong work ethic, including professionalism, maturity, and punctuality• Positive attitude toward pitching in and doing what’s needed• Excellent communication and collaboration skills• Ability to problem solve and take direction• Creative, flexible, resourceful, and willing to learn new things
Preferred:￼￼￼￼• Experience with middle school aged students• Experience with summer camp• Experience in facilitating activities for children and youth (ages 5-15)• Computer skills, including iMovie and Adobe Illustrator• First Aid certification
WORKING CONDITIONS:Fast-paced museum setting with frequent interruptions. 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 part-time (25 hours/week) position (Monday-Friday). Must commit to working the full summer of camp: June 26th to August 30th, including mandatory training in the last week of June (26th-28th), exact training dates and times to be determined. (Training dates will be confirmed by May 1st.) There will be two camp assistants, each working a five-hour period every weekday (Monday-Friday). You should be available between 8:30am and 5:15pm; weekly schedules will be determined at time of hire.
SALARY:$11.25/hour. Sciencenter benefits are not provided.
The Sciencenter is an Equal Opportunity Employer.