Looking to make a difference in a child's life? Interested in helping children reach their goals? Join our mission-driven team at ESF Camps & Experiences for a fun and rewarding summer as a Camp Science Instructor!
At ESF, our Instructors are referred to as Activity Specialists. Activity Specialists hours are from 8:15am-3:45pm; Monday Friday. Start and end times may vary depending on the location and camp. Activity Specialists also have the opportunity to work extended hours for additional income. Depending on the location, Activity Specialists work up to ten (10) consecutive weeks from mid-June through mid-August.
A Science Activity Specialist has the opportunity to teach any of the following programs:
Project Discovery: Campers (ages 3-7) become scientists and environmental stewards through scientific investigations and outdoor explorations; one (1) of many exciting activities during the camp day.
Specialty Science Camps: Campers (ages 6-14) are immersed in a variety of subjects and principles within week-long science programs that include experiments, dissections and more!
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Group supervision of campers with attention to behavior and group management, health, safety, security, and personal and skill development
Implement ESF curriculum; bring lesson plans to life for campers through participation, support and guidance
Use effective classroom management skills to lead the activity and effectively create an inclusive and fun environment
Motivate campers by creating fun for them in your activity (i.e. songs, games, cheers, etc.)
Encourage creativity and critical thinking
Work effectively with fellow Activity Specialists and Counselors; collaborate on daily responsibilities
Complete assigned paperwork
Serve as a positive role model to campers
Push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of thirty-five (35) pounds across campus
Able to work outside, upright and mobile for six (6) to eight (8) hours per day
Respond to emergency situations which may include running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and ascending stairs without undue exertion
Possess physical capacity to fulfill all essential job functions
Outstanding communication skills which include the ability to use clear, concise and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger community
Other responsibilities as assigned
Prior classroom teaching/field work experience or two (2) years of ESF experience
Science background preferred
Previous experience working with children
Previous camp experience preferred
Teaching certification preferred
Minimum two (2) years of college completed
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