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we play, we think, and we learn

At Adventure Science Center, we play, we think and we learn—and we do our very best to create an environment where our visitors do the same.

Adventure Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are proud to offer a quality full-time benefits program with comprehensive medical, dental and vision packages that include company-paid life insurance, two weeks of paid vacation, 11 holidays and more.

Please note: due to the volume of applications received, we will only contact candidates selected for interviews.

Position: Summer Camp Counselor
Department: Learning and Outreach
Reports to: Learning and Outreach Manager
FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt, F/T Seasonal (Up to 40 hours/week while camp is in session)
Pay Rate: $15/hour 

2024 Camp Season: Monday, May 27 – Friday, August 2, no camp July 1-5, 2024

Camp at Adventure Science Center (ASC) provides a wide range of science enrichment programs for youth ages 5-12. Programs combine science, technology, engineering, and math in ways that encourage kids to actively discover and examine concepts for themselves. We inspire a life-long passion for learning and teach kids creative problem-solving skills, teamwork, persistence, and follow-through in a fun learning environment.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Consistent with the mission and vision of the Adventure Science Center, and under the direction of the Learning and Outreach Manager, the Summer Camp Counselor is responsible for supervising his/her assigned group of up to 18 campers that are organized by grades K-1st, 2nd- 3rd, and 4th-6th (ages range 5-12). Camp staff maintain the safety of the campers and ensure the camp’s daily program runs efficiently through detailed supervision and objective decision-making. Camp counselors utilize a set curriculum, organized supplies, and established programming to facilitate exciting, memorable camp experiences and activities.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Summer shifts may vary week to week: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • This is a temporary, seasonal summer position
  • Candidates must be available the following 2024 summer camp dates (some exceptions made):
    • Tuesday, May 21 to Friday, May 24 for camp staff training
    • Monday, May 27 to Friday, August 2, 2024 (no camp July 1-5, 2024) 
  • Spring Break Camp shifts are also available: 
    • Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15, 2024

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide every camper with a safe, fun, memorable, and educational experience
  • Encourage a positive and exciting learning environment, fostering a passion for STEM and Adventure Science Center
  • Actively supervise and interact with campers, facilitating activities and experiments with a focus on STEM content
  • Utilize creativity, innovation, and inspiration while facilitating camp activities
  • Identify the needs of campers and guests and work to make each experience a positive one
  • Proactively engage campers in personal, inspiring interactions
  • Assist during emergency and evacuation situations

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND TRAITS

  • Enthusiasm for working with kids and education
  • Must be willing to take initiative, be flexible, and possess a “can-do” attitude
  • Reliable, courteous, and collaborative team player
  • Capacity to execute time management and multi-task
  • Ability to think in the abstract, solve problems, make decisions, instruct, evaluate, lead others

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Education: High School graduate
  • Background in STEM, STEM education a plus
  • Ability to manage large groups in a fun, educational environment
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation/facilitation skills
  • Positive attitude required: a strong desire to work with and inspire children and adult guests from diverse backgrounds in a fun, learning atmosphere

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts requiring normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations
  • Typically, walking, standing, bending, and carrying light items (up to 20 pounds unassisted), and 50lbs assisted are required. At times, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. Also, the employee must have manual dexterity, visual and auditory acuity
  • Some repetitive motion is involved

OUR VALUES

  • We are playful and passionate experimenters.
  • We think big, embrace risk, and evolve our ideas in order to lead.
  • We are collaborative with each other and our whole community.
  • We foster diversity, curiosity, and creativity to make our experience unique.

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to hr@adventuresci.org, including “Summer Camp Counselor” in the subject line. 

No phone calls, please. Due to the volume of applications received, we will only contact candidates selected for interviews.

Adventure Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This is intended to be a description of the general nature and level of work to be performed. This position profile should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position. These responsibilities and duties are subject to change at any time based on organizational needs.

Information regarding internships

We appreciate your interest in Adventure Science Center. At this time, we do not offer internship opportunities. We encourage you to explore our open roles or consider volunteering with us to engage with our mission and contribute to our community.

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