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Overview

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh is now hiring enthusiastic staff for its 2018 Summer Camps! The Museum offers week-long full-day hands-on science camps for children in rising K through 12 grades. Camps run June 18 through July 27. Museum camps are offered at two locations – the Museum in downtown Raleigh and Prairie Ridge Ecostation in west Raleigh.

If you are interested in working with our residential camps, Girls in Sciences, please contact Erin Apple.

Positions Available

Deputy Camp Coordinator at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The Deputy Camp Coordinator will assist the Summer Camps Coordinator along with the Camp Specialist with administration and management of the upcoming Summer Camps program.

  • Supervise Summer Camps staff, interns, and campers at two camp locations, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh and outdoor camps at Prairie Ridge Ecostation
  • Interact professionally with Museum staff, parents, and rising K-12 grade campers
  • Assist in planning, scheduling, marketing and promotion of camps in the spring along with camp preparation, design, administration, and supervision during the summer
  • Meet deadlines, comply with Summer Camps Orientation Manual and any other duties assigned by supervisor
  • Complete animal training before the beginning of camp, previous animal program skills is strongly preferred
  • Provide your own transportation to visit camp locations
  • Assist in camp drop-off and pick-up at the Museum downtown and Prairie Ridge Ecostation. Hours may vary before and after listed drop-off and pick-up times to address program setup or parental concerns.
  • Preferred: experience teaching children with disabilities and those who require extra support or modifications
  • Required: strong MS Office skills
  • Required: organize and lead small and large group activities, including games, crafts, programs, and crafts
  • Required: previous experience working in a formal or informal education setting
  • Required: attend all Summer Camps Orientation dates Friday, March 23 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Saturday, March 24 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday April 14 and 28 from 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Required: CPR with AED training and First Aid, Wildness First Aid is suggested
  • Required: college degree or equivalent experience

This position starts at $14.00 per hour and is limited to 20 hours per week from December – May.  May – August 10, the position hours will increase to 40-45 hours per week with overtime pay. Candidate is required to work all the weeks of camp including July 5 – 6. Some flexibility will be required working weekdays/weekends.

Outdoor Instructor at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The Outdoor Instructor will be located at Prairie Ridge Ecostation providing hands-on, informal science activates and lesson plans. Successful candidates will have the ability to communicate an enthusiasm for natural science to children.

  • Design, plan, and teach camp activities, crafts, games, and lesson plans for rising K-8 grade camps in the spring and during camp. To see this year’s camp topics, visit http://naturalsciences.org/summer-camps/.
  • Previous experience working in an outdoor setting
  • Interact professionally with Museum staff, parents, and rising K-8 grade campers
  • Work as a team and delegate tasks as need with Museum staff or Assistant Outdoor Instructor/intern/volunteer
  • Help prepare camp paperwork, maintain camp program supplies including daily clean-up of classrooms and equipment, and follow up with Summer Camps Coordinator
  • Meet deadlines, comply with Summer Camps Orientation Manual and any other duties assigned by supervisor
  • Assist in camp drop-off and pick-up between 8:15-8:30am and 12:45-1:10pm/3:15-3:40pm. Hours may vary before and after listed drop-off and pick-up times for program setup or parental concerns.
  • Preferred: experience teaching children with disabilities and those who require extra support or modifications
  • Required: have experience teaching topics such as field ecology, trail programs, local history, canoeing, citizen science, trip planning, and biology
  • Required: attend all Summer Camps Orientation dates Friday, March 23 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Saturday, March 24 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday April 14 and 28 from 9:00am – 5:00pm. One additional training date will be planned.
  • Required: college degree or equivalent experience
  • Required: CPR with AED training and First Aid, Wildness First Aid or advanced lifesaving certification is suggested
  • Required: candidate must be available to teach camps June 25-29, July 9-13, and July 16-20, and July 23-27

This position starts at $12.75 per hour. Camp hours are 7:45am to 1:15pm or 3:45pm.  All positions are temporary positions with an average of 36-40 hours per week with overtime pay.

 

Outdoor Assistant Instructor at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The Outdoor Assistant Instructor will be located at Prairie Ridge Ecostation providing hands-on, informal science activates and lesson plans. Successful candidates will have the ability to communicate an enthusiasm for natural science to children.

  • Assist Outdoor Instructor in designing, planning, and teaching camp activities, crafts, games, and lesson plans for rising K-8 grade camps in the spring and during camp. To see this year’s camp topics, visit http://naturalsciences.org/summer-camps/.
  • Prepare and present natural science programs each day for camp
  • Preferred experience in field ecology, trail programs, local history, and citizen science activities
  • Interact professionally with Museum staff, parents, and rising K-8 grade campers
  • Work as a team with Museum staff or Outdoor Instructor/intern/volunteer
  • Help prepare camp paperwork, maintain camp program supplies including daily clean-up of classrooms and equipment, and follow up with Summer Camps Coordinator
  • Meet deadlines, comply with Summer Camps Orientation Manual and any other duties assigned by supervisor
  • Assist in camp drop-off and pick-up between 8:15-8:30am and 12:45-1:10pm/3:15-3:40pm. Hours may vary before and after listed drop-off and pick-up times for program setup or parental concerns.
  • Previous experience working in an outdoor setting
  • CPR, First Aid, Wildness First Aid or advanced lifesaving certification is helpful
  • Preferred: experience teaching children with disabilities and those who require extra support or modifications
  • Required: attend all Summer Camps Orientation dates Friday, March 23 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Saturday, March 24 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday April 14 and 28 from 9:00am – 5:00pm. One additional training date will be planned.
  • Required: high school degree/GED, be 18 years of age or have previous work experience
  • Required: candidate must be available to teach camps June 25-29, July 9-13, and July 16-20, and July 23-27

This position starts at $10.50 per hour. Camp hours are 7:45am 1:15pm or 3:45pm.  All positions are temporary positions with an average of 36-40 hours per week with overtime pay.

Rising 2 – 3 Lead Instructor at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The Lead Instructor will be located at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences providing hands-on, informal science activates and lesson plans. Successful candidates will have the ability to communicate an enthusiasm for natural science to children.

  • Design, plan, and teach camp activities, crafts, games, and lesson plans in the spring and during camp. To see this year’s camp topics, visit http://naturalsciences.org/summer-camps/.
  • Interact professionally with Museum staff, parents, and rising 2-3 grade campers
  • Work as a team and delegate task as need with Museum staff or Assistant Instructor/intern/volunteer
  • Help prepare camp paperwork, maintain camp program supplies including daily clean-up of classrooms and equipment, and follow up with Summer Camps Coordinator
  • Meet deadlines, comply with Summer Camps Orientation Manual and any other duties assigned by supervisor
  • Assist in camp drop-off and pick-up between 8:30-8:45am and 4:45-5:10pm. Hours may vary before and after listed drop-off and pick-up times for program setup or parental concerns.
  • CPR with AED training and First Aid is suggested
  • Preferred: experience teaching children with disabilities and those who require extra support or modifications
  • Required: previous experience working in an informal or formal educational setting
  • Required: attend all Summer Camps Orientation dates Friday, March 23 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Saturday, March 24 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday April 14 and 28 from 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Required: college degree or equivalent experience
  • Required: candidate must be available to teach camps June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20, and July 23-27

This position starts at $12.75 per hour. Camp hours are 8:00am to 5:15pm. All positions are temporary positions with an average of 45 hours per week with overtime pay.

Rising 4 – 5 Lead Instructor at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The Lead Instructor will be located at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences providing hands-on, informal science activates and lesson plans. Successful candidates will have the ability to communicate an enthusiasm for natural science to children.

  • Design, plan, and teach camp activities, crafts, games, and lesson plans in the spring and during camp. To see this year’s camp topics, visit http://naturalsciences.org/summer-camps/.
  • Interact professionally with Museum staff, parents, and rising 4-5 grade campers
  • Work as a team and delegate task as need with Museum staff or Assistant Instructor/intern/volunteer
  • Help prepare camp paperwork, maintain camp program supplies including daily clean-up of classrooms and equipment, and follow up with Summer Camps Coordinator
  • Meet deadlines, comply with Summer Camps Orientation Manual and any other duties assigned by supervisor
  • Assist in camp drop-off and pick-up between 8:30-8:45am and 4:45-5:10pm. Hours may vary before and after listed drop-off and pick-up times for program setup or parental concerns.
  • CPR with AED training and First Aid is suggested
  • Preferred: experience teaching children with disabilities and those who require extra support or modifications
  • Required: previous experience working in an informal or formal educational setting
  • Required: attend all Summer Camps Orientation dates Friday, March 23 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Saturday, March 24 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday April 14 and 28 from 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Required: college degree or equivalent experience
  • Required: candidate must be available to teach camps June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20, and July 23-27

This position starts at $12.75 per hour. Camp hours are 8:00am to 5:15pm. All positions are temporary positions with an average of 45 hours per week with overtime pay.

Rising K-1 Assistant Instructor at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The Assistant Instructor will be located at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences providing hands-on, informal science activates and lesson plans. Successful candidates will have the ability to communicate an enthusiasm for natural science to children.

  • Assist Instructor in designing, planning, and teaching camp activities, crafts, games, and lesson plans for rising K-1 grade in the spring and during camp. To see this year’s camp topics, visit http://naturalsciences.org/summer-camps/.
  • Prepare and present natural science programs each day for camp
  • Work as a team with Museum staff or Lead Instructor/intern/volunteer
  • Help prepare camp paperwork, maintain camp program supplies including daily clean-up of classrooms and equipment, and follow up with Summer Camps Coordinator
  • Meet deadlines, comply with Summer Camps Orientation Manual and any other duties assigned by supervisor
  • Previous experience working in an informal, formal educational setting
  • CPR or First Aid is helpful
  • Assist in camp drop-off and pick-up between 8:15-8:30am and 3:15-3:40pm. Hours may vary before and after listed drop-off and pick-up times for program setup or parental concerns.
  • Preferred: experience teaching children with disabilities and those who require extra support or modifications
  • Required: attend all Summer Camps Orientation dates Friday, March 23 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Saturday, March 24 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday April 14 and 28 from 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Required: high school degree/GED, be 18 years of age or have previous work experience
  • Required: candidate must be available to teach camps June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20, and July 23-27

This position starts at $10.50 per hour. Camp hours are 8:00am to 5:15pm. All positions are temporary positions with an average of 45 hours per week with overtime pay.

Rising 2-3 Assistant Instructor at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The Assistant Instructor will be located at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences providing hands-on, informal science activates and lesson plans. Successful candidates will have the ability to communicate an enthusiasm for natural science to children.

  • Assist Instructor in designing, planning, and teaching camp activities, crafts, games, and lesson plans for rising 2-3 grade camps in the spring and during camp. To see this year’s camp topics, visit http://naturalsciences.org/summer-camps/.
  • Prepare and present natural science programs each day for camp
  • Work as a team with Museum staff or Lead Instructor/intern/volunteer
  • Help prepare camp paperwork, maintain camp program supplies including daily clean-up of classrooms and equipment, and follow up with Summer Camps Coordinator
  • Meet deadlines, comply with Summer Camps Orientation Manual and any other duties assigned by supervisor
  • Previous experience working in an informal, formal educational setting
  • CPR or First Aid is helpful
  • Assist in camp drop-off and pick-up between 8:15-8:30am and 3:15-3:40pm. Hours may vary before and after listed drop-off and pick-up times for program setup or parental concerns.
  • Preferred: experience teaching children with disabilities and those who require extra support or modifications
  • Required: attend all Summer Camps Orientation dates Friday, March 23 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Saturday, March 24 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday April 14 and 28 from 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Required: high school degree/GED, be 18 years of age or have previous work experience
  • Required: candidate must be available to teach camps June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20, and July 23-27

This position starts at $10.50 per hour. Camp hours are 8:00am to 5:15pm. All positions are temporary positions with an average of 45 hours per week with overtime pay.

Application Deadline:

Friday, February 17, 2018


Internship

Accessibility Internship at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

  • Train with the Museum’s Accessibility & Inclusion Department and have working understanding of all the Museum’s accessibility offerings and components at all camp locations
  • Assist in camp setting that are offered indoor and outdoor settings
  • Work with Accessibility & Inclusion department to assist in implementation of Sensory Friendly Night, Naturalist Programs, Guided Tactile Tours, etc.
  • Assist Summer Camps Coordinator, Deputy Camp Coordinator, Camp Specialist, and other camp staff in creating Inclusion plans for any campers registered and requesting modifications
  • Liaison between Museum staff, parents, and campers
  • Act as the floater and individual responsible for those registered campers with special needs or requesting modifications when they are participating in camps
  • Be a resource and extra assistant for any campers that arrive at camp without prior requests for modifications but requiring assistance to enjoy camp fully
  • Required: 2-years’ experience in a specialized recreation, or special education setting (or equivalent)
  • Required: Experience working with children rising Kindergarten to 12th grade
  • Preferred: Experience with formal or informal educational setting
  • Required: Experience with Accessibility and Inclusion
  • Required: Applicant must have reliable transportation to and from all the summer camp locations: downtown Raleigh, Prairie Ridge Ecostation, and Historic Yates Mill County Park

Applicants should be available to begin internship no later than May 21, 2018. Applicants must be available to work 40 hours a week Monday through Friday from June 4th until August 3, 2018 with a break July 2nd though the 6th.

Applicant will be asked to attend Summer Camps Orientation Friday, March 23 from 5:30 – 8:30pm and Saturday, March 24 from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Saturday, April 14 and 28 are optional training dates.

Application Deadline:

Friday, February 17, 2018

To Apply:

Thank you but the application process has closed.

Summer Camps  Internships offered though State of North Carolina Internship Program

    • Fun, informal opportunity to learn through hands-on activities, program development, field trips, games, and crafts
    • Assist K -12th grade students as they explore a wide variety of topics using live animals, natural science objects and props in indoor and outdoor settings
    • Interact with parents and staff to ensure clear communication of daily activities and learning objectives
    • Help with drop-off/pick-up for camps
    • Communicate in a professional manner with children, parents, researchers and Museum staff
    • Implement fun natural science activities for camps at Downtown Raleigh, Prairie Ridge Ecostation and Yates Mill County Park as well as assist staff in all aspects of camp programming each
      week

Interns will gain experience leading groups of children from diverse backgrounds while teaching numerous natural science topics at our Downtown Raleigh location as well as our offsite camp locations at Prairie Ridge Ecostation and Yates Mill County Park. They will develop natural science curriculum for before and after camp as well as daily projects during each camp week

Application Deadline:

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To Apply:

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