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 and nature, seeks engaging and enthusiastic junior counselors to supervise and instruct campers (ages 5-12) in our school vacation week 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 45-acre site.
In this role you will:
- Assist in the implementation of hands-on programs and activities for campers on a variety of science and nature topics
- Support 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
- Deliver 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
Hours and Compensation:
- Two sessions: February 19-23, 2024 and April 15-19, 2024
- Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm with 30-minute unpaid daily lunch break
- Paid training, flexible based on employee’s schedule ahead of camp session(s)
- Compensation: $15.50/hr
- 5-40 hours per week
- 16 years of age or older. Individuals who have previously participated in the EcoTarium CIT program may apply for a Junior Counselor position at 15 years of age
- Availability for the entirety of at least one full-week camp session
- Candidates who are available for both vacation week sessions will be prioritized
- 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
- 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!
To Apply: Submit a resume, references, and a brief cover letter (1-2 paragraphs) describing your interest in the position. Interviews are scheduled on a rolling basis, so please apply at your earliest convenience.
Disclaimer: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.