Sciencenter Summer Camp Assistant Application
As a Summer Camp Assistant, you will spend a portion of each day doing some or all of the following:
• Assisting in leading small group projects (with the middle school Future Science Leaders/CIT+ program)
• Organizing materials for activities
• Setting up and cleaning up activity materials and camp spaces
• Assisting camp staff
• Providing supervision for campers (ages 5-12) during lunch
This position is designed for individuals who have experience working with children and/or youth.

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.

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