Do you want to inspire a passion for science and nature in our vibrant and diverse camp community? Come join the EcoTarium camp leadership team!

The EcoTarium, a museum of science & nature, seeks an engaging and enthusiastic Assistant Camp Director. In collaboration with the Camp Director, the Assistant Camp Director is responsible for supporting the design, planning, and implementation of the EcoTarium’s recreational camp program for campers ages 5 – 15. More information about the EcoTarium’s camp program can be found on our webpage: https://ecotarium.org/camp

Qualifications:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Experience as a camp counselor, teacher, or other supervisory role with children
  • Interest in and/or experience working with diverse audiences
  • Demonstrated success working both independently and as part of a team
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and highly dependable
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Comfort with presentation and/or public speaking
  • Willingness to learn and grow through constructive feedback
  • Certified in CPR/First Aid or be willing to take a CPR/First Aid course
  • Documented proof of immunity or vaccination record as mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and completion of the camp’s health forms and waivers before the start of training
  • Ability to navigate the building and grounds under any weather conditions, lift and transport up to 25 lbs., and work in a highly sensory and stimulating work environment due to constant interaction with guests
  • Pass CORI and SORI background checks

An ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience with and/or interest in staff training and development
  • Experience with customer service and communication with caregivers
  • 2 seasons of experience working as part of the administrative staff of a recreational camp for children and/or successful completion of a course in camping administration
  • Background in life science, earth science, astronomy, engineering, and/or physical science
  • Experience with inquiry-based and/or experiential learning
  • Experience leading or assisting programming at a science camp or museum
  • A flair for public presentation
  • Demonstrated ability to have fun with kids, laugh at oneself, and be silly!

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the organization and implementation of day-to-day camp activities
  • In the absence of the Camp Director, serve as the Camp Director designee
  • Co-lead the development and delivery of staff training with the Camp Director
  • Supervise and monitor camp program staff in partnership with the Camp Director
  • Serve as a main point of contact between the camp program and EcoTarium staff
  • Foster a physically and emotionally safe environment for all campers and staff
  • Manage camper safety and behavior management in a positive and constructive way
  • Ensure that all campers and staff are having fun throughout the program
  • Bring out the best in camp staff through coaching, mentoring, and leading by example
  • Provide an exceptional customer service experience by proactively problem-solving and communicating issues and solutions with camp staff, campers, and caregivers
  • Deliver indoor and outdoor programming and navigate trails in a variety of weather conditions
  • Set up and maintain field gear, program materials, technical equipment, program spaces, and supplies
  • Prepare for and actively participate in all staff training and meetings

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Serve on staff ad-hoc committees when needed
  • Other duties as may be assigned

Hours:

  • Required: 40 hours per week during camp staff training and summer camp program: Monday through Friday, June 10 – August 16, 2024.
  • Additional hours based on organizational need and candidate’s availability: Up to 40 hours per week in the weeks surrounding the summer camp program, starting as early as April 1, 2024 and ending as late as August 30, 2024. There is also an opportunity to join us as Assistant Camp Director for our April Vacation Week camp program April 15 – 19, 2024. During interviews for this position, we will further discuss scheduling options.

Rate of Pay: $20/hour


The EcoTarium believes that science and nature are for everyone. We recognize the incredible value of the diversity of the human experience and we are committed to making equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion imperative in how we operate. We prioritize respect, inclusion, and opportunities for people of all backgrounds, lifestyles and perspectives. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we prohibit discrimination of any kind.

Instructions: Please fill out the form below to submit your application.

All applications require a cover letter and resume. Review begins immediately; applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.

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