Summer Camp Assistant 2014

Position Summary: Individuals will be partnered with our Youth and Family Programs Informal Education Staff. As part of our Summer Camp staff, you will be part of creating an exciting, safe and fun learning environment. Volunteers will assist the Informal Education staff with classroom management and facilitation by utilizing activities and projects that help campers identify their prior knowledge and make new connections with science and the natural world.

Department: Youth and Family Programs within the Pubic Programs Department

Supervisor: Shelli Campbell

Skills and Abilities:

· Duties will include:

  • Set up and clean up of the labs and activities
  • Assist with the running of activities and projects
  • Assist with classroom management
  • Assist with supply needs
  • Assisting with check in of campers and supervision prior to sessions starting
  • Other duties as assigned

· Requirements and Preferences for Camp Assistants:

  • Punctual and dependable, required
  • Enjoys work with children, required
  • Previous classroom or informal education experience, preferred
  • Previous education background, preferred
  • An interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math, preferred
  • Interest in learning informal education strategies, preferred

Training required:

New Museum Volunteer/Staff Orientation (choose one)

  • April 19th, 9am-1pm
  • May 17th, 9am-1pm

Informal Education Training (choose one)

  • April 9th, 6:30-8:30pm
  • April 12th, 8:30-Noon
  • May 7th, 6:30-8:30pm
  • May 17th, 2-4:30pm

Time Commitment:

  • Camps run June 2nd-August 15, 2014
  • Volunteers are asked to sign up for at least 3 half-day week long sessions or 1 full-day and 1 half day session
  • Shift times are
    • Full Day shift: 8am-Noon; 12:30-5 (lunch break between noon-12:30)
    • Morning shift: 8am-12:30pm
    • Afternoon shift: 12:30-4 or 5pm

Age Requirement: 16 years minimum

*Background checks are required for all volunteers 18 and older. Interviews will begin ASAP.