Nature Adventures Camp Instructor - Temporary Position

Position Summary: The Camp/Class Instructor will work with the Nature Adventures Manager and other lead and assistant instructors in science programs for children ages 4-14 at the Museum and at the Sea Center.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work with Nature Adventures Manager, other lead instructors, and assistant instructors.
  • Interface with parents during check-in and check-out periods.
  • Be prepared for camp by reading the curricula and prepping pertinent supplies.
  • Teach and facilitate camp activities ranging in a variety of natural history and science-based subjects.
  • Breakdown and organize supplies at the close of each camp day.
  • Work with Counselors-in-Training (youth volunteers ages 13-17) to help support camps. Provide feedback and recommendations for CITs to Nature Adventures Manager and/or Assistant.
  • Maintain appropriate control of class during sessions.
  • Supervise the assistant instructors during sessions.
  • Supervise, manage, and teach group activities.
  • Other duties as needed.

Must be available for the following schedule:

  • Friday, March 22 (1:00-5:00 PM) Mandatory Training
  • Monday-Friday, March 25-29 (8:15 AM-4:45 PM)

Essential Requirements:

  • Experience in leading classroom-based informal educational programs or related work
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Self-motivated and creative
  • Dependable, reliable

Work Environment:

  • Standard educational classroom environment
  • Outdoor environment, including creek and trail exploration
  • Some hiking
  • Lifting, up to 30 lbs.
  • Frequent standing, walking, bending, kneeling, squatting