Overview

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh is now hiring enthusiastic staff for its 2019 Summer Camps! The Museum offers week-long full-day hands-on science camps for children in rising K through 12 grades. Camps run June 24 through August 2. Museum camps are offered at two locations – the Museum in downtown Raleigh and Prairie Ridge Ecostation in west Raleigh.

Applications will be accepted until January 11th at 5:00pm. Once the application process has closed, you may be contacted by email to set up a phone interview. All applicants will receive an email about the state of their application in March.

If you are interested in working with our residential camp, Girls in Science Summer Ed-Venture, please contact Erin Apple.

Positions Available

Deputy Camp Coordinator

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 22 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Saturday, March 23 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday April 6 and 27 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 Monday through Friday from November – May. Hours worked will be decided during the hiring process.

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.

Application Deadline:

Complete application. Applications will be considered when submitted.


Camp Specialist

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

  • Help 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 camp preparation on weekends or weekday in the spring
  • Help prepare camp paperwork, maintain camp program supplies including daily clean-up of classrooms and equipment, and follow up with Summer Camps Coordinator
  • Assist camps as needed with designed programs, instruction or activities
  • 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 22 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Saturday, March 23 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday April 6 and 27 from 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Required: attend training on additional weekends in the spring
  • 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. Candidate is required to work around 20 hours a week June 3-7. June 10-August 16 the position hours will increase 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.

Application Deadline:

Complete application by 5:00pm on Friday, February 11, 2019


Outdoor Lead Instructor

The Outdoor Lead 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
  • 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, citizen science, trip planning, and biology
  • Required: attend all Summer Camps Orientation dates Friday, March 22 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Saturday, March 23 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday April 6 and 27 from 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • One additional training date will be planned June 24-28, July 8-12, and July 15-19, and July 22-26
  • 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 24-28, July 8-12, and July 15-19, and July 22-26

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.

Application Deadline:

Complete application by 5:00pm on Friday, February 11, 2019


Outdoor Assistant Instructor

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
  • 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 22 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Saturday, March 23 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday April 6 and 27 from 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • One additional training date will be planned June 24-28, July 8-12, and July 15-19, and July 22-26
  • Required: high school degree/GED, be 18 years of age or have previous work experience
  • Required: candidate must be available to teach camps June 24-28, July 8-12, and July 15-19, and July 22-26

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.

Application Deadline:

Complete application by 5:00pm on Friday, February 11, 2019


Rising K–1 Lead Instructor

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 for rising K-1 grade camps in the spring and during camp
  • Interact professionally with Museum staff, parents, and rising K-1 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 22 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Saturday, March 23 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday April 6 and 27 from 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Required: college degree or equivalent experience
  • Required: candidate must be available to teach camps June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, and July 29-August 2

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.

Application Deadline:

Complete application by 5:00pm on Friday, February 11, 2019


Rising 2–3 Lead Instructor

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 for rising 2-3 grade camps in the spring and during camp
  • 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 22 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Saturday, March 23 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday April 6 and 27 from 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Required: college degree or equivalent experience
  • Required: candidate must be available to teach camps June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, and July 29-August 2

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.

Application Deadline:

Complete application by 5:00pm on Friday, February 11, 2019


Rising 4–6 Lead Instructor

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 for rising 4-6 grade camps in the spring and during camp
  • Interact professionally with Museum staff, parents, and rising 4-6 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 22 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Saturday, March 23 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday April 6 and 27 from 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Required: college degree or equivalent experience
  • Required: candidate must be available to teach camps June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, and July 29-August 2

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.

Application Deadline:

Complete application by 5:00pm on Friday, February 11, 2019


Rising 2-3 Assistant Instructor

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
  • Prepare and present natural science programs each day of 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 22 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Saturday, March 23 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday April 6 and 27 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 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, and July 29-August 2

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:

Complete application by 5:00pm on Friday, February 11, 2019


Rising 4-6 Assistant Instructor

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 4-6 grade in the spring and during camp
  • Prepare and present natural science programs each day of 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 22 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Saturday, March 23 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday April 6 and 27 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 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, and July 29-August 2

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:

Complete application by 5:00pm on Friday, February 11, 2019


Internship

Two 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 instructor in a camp

Interns will gain experience leading groups of children from diverse backgrounds while teaching numerous natural science topics at downtown Raleigh as well as Prairie Ridge Ecostation in west Raleigh. Two interns will develop natural science curriculum for before and after camp as well as daily projects during each camp week

Application Deadline:

Complete application by 5:00pm on January 14, 2019. Questions about the internship can be directed to Candace Dudley.