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SUMMER CAMP POSITIONS 2014

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh is now hiring enthusiastic staff for its 2014 Summer Camps!  The Museum offers week-long, full-day and half-day hands-on science camps for children in rising K through 8th grades. Camps start June 16th and end August 8th, 2014. Museum camps are offered in three locations – the Museum building in downtown Raleigh, Yates Mill County Park in Southern Wake County, and Prairie Ridge Ecostation in West Raleigh.

If you are interested in working specifically with our residential camps (Boys and Girls in Science) - please contact Kathryn Fromson at Kathryn.Fromson@naturalsciences.org

Positions Available

Summer Camp Manager – This position assists the Summer Camp Director to ensure that all of the camps are organized, supplied, and running smoothly on a daily basis. Candidates should have the ability to work with diverse age groups including campers AND parents, have previous experience in a formal or informal education setting, be a team leader as well as a team member, and be able to interact professionally with Museum staff. The manager position must have a college degree or equivalent experience. This position pays $ 14/hr. This position is based at the Museum’s main building in downtown Raleigh, but will occasionally travel to other camp locations.

Co-Lead Instructors– Co-Lead instructors work with their partner instructor (or assistant) to prepare and present hands-on natural science programs and informal science activities for campers on a daily basis. Lead instructors work closely with Museum staff and the Summer Camp Director to incorporate Museum materials and program goals. Successful candidates will have the ability to communicate an enthusiasm for natural science to children. They should have previous experience in a formal or informal education setting, and work well with others in a collaborative environment. Educators must have a college degree or equivalent experience.  Salary starts at $12.75/hour. Co-Lead Instructors are located at all locations. Please specify your location and topics of interest on the employment application. This position could be hired for a minimum of 3 weeks, or as long as 7 weeks of the summer.

Assistant Instructor - his position works under the supervision of a Lead Instructor in providing hands- on, informal science learning activities.  The Assistant helps to prepare and present natural science program to groups of up to 16 children. Candidates should have an interest in the natural sciences, ability to communicate effectively and an enthusiasm for science teaching.  Past experience working with children is preferred.  Assistants must have a high school degree/GED and previous applicable work experience.  This position starts at $10.50/hour. Assistants are located at all locations. Please specify your location and topics of interest on the employment application. This position could be hired for a minimum of 3 weeks, or as long as 7 weeks of the summer.

All positions are temporary positions working for the summer an average of 40-50 hours per week. Camp hours vary by location. Downtown Museum camps run from 8:45am-5:00pm, Prairie Ridge Ecostation camps run from 8:30am-3:30pm, and Yates Mill Pond camps run from 8:30am-3:30pm. Staff is expected to arrive at camp locations a minimum of 30 minutes before the program begins and stay afterwards to clean up.

All summer camp staff is required to attend mandatory orientation on Thursday, April 24th and May 1st from 5:30-8:30 pm (dinner will be provided).  Additional hours, up to a maximum of 30, are available for program development, class set-up, staff training, animal handling training, and end of camp clean up. To see this year’s camp topics visit  http://naturalsciences.org/programs-events/summer-camps

TO APPLY:

Please contact Laura Dameron at laura.dameron@naturalsciences.org

Application deadline is Friday, March 7, 2014. Phone interviews will take place March 10-12th and hiring announcements will be sent out on or before Monday, March 17.