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

The EcoTarium, a museum of science & nature, seeks engaging and enthusiastic floating counselors to supervise and instruct campers (ages 5-12) in our summer camp programs. Programming is focused on a variety of natural and physical science topics and takes place on the museum floor, in classroom settings, and outdoors on our 55-acre site.

In this role you will:

  • Support the implementation of hands-on programs and activities for campers on a variety of science and nature topics
  • Assist counselors with camper safety and behavior management in a positive and constructive way
  • Ensure that all campers and staff are having fun throughout the program
  • Serve as a role model for, and actively support positive interaction between campers
  • Proactively problem-solve and communicate issues and solutions with campers and other camp staff
  • Support indoor and outdoor programming and navigate trails in a variety of weather conditions
  • Set up and maintain field gear, program materials, technical equipment, and supplies
  • Prepare for and actively participate in all staff training and meetings

Hours and Compensation:

  • Schedule:
  • Training:
  • Compensation:

Job Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Demonstrated previous experience teaching and/or working with children
  • Interest in and/or experience working with diverse audiences
  • Comfort with presentation and/or public speaking
  • Demonstrated success working both independently and as part of a team
  • Flexibility and dependability
  • Willingness to learn and grow through constructive feedback
  • 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
  • Documented proof of vaccination against COVID-19, or willingness to provide weekly COVID-19 testing results throughout active employment
  • 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:

  • 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!

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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