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Bell Museum - Summer Camp Leader - U of M Bell Museum

Category: Informal
State: St. Paul, MN
Position: Bell Museum - Summer Camp Leader
Deadline: May 19, 2018
Posted: March 7, 2018

Job Description / Duties

Position Overview:
This position involves creating an age-appropriate, positive learning environment, and educational experiences centered on the environmental and physical sciences for children, entering Kindergarten to eighth grade school year 2018-2019. Camp attendees and the educational level of the camp are based on school age-cohorts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Camp content (75%)
Implement engaging week-long camps for up to eighteen children using; scientific experiments and interactive activities involving art, games, and outdoor exploration.
Develop a personal teaching style to accommodate camper learning style(s).
Meet with Camp Director three weeks prior to start date of scheduled camp to review: list of materials needed, leader letter, go over schedule and go over any questions that you may have.

Camp administration (25%)
For each camp, write a parent letter highlighting activities campers can expect.
Ensure that campers are safe at all times with on-going supervision.
Work with and direct an Assistant Leader.
Help Assistant Leader prepare for leading two activities/lessons throughout each camp week.
Meet with camper parents/guardians during Monday morning camper drop-off each week of camp.
Interact appropriately with campers, parents, other staff, and the general public.
Attend both days of training: Saturday, May 19, 2018 and Saturday, June 9, 2018.
Complete other tasks and duties as assigned by camp supervisors.


Position start date: May 19, 2018
Position end date: September 1, 2018

Hours: 40/week

Monday: 7:30AM–4:00PM
Tuesday-Friday: 8:30AM–4:30PM

Qualifications / Required Skills

Required Qualifications
Demonstrated understanding of basic science concepts and knowledge of natural sciences.
Pre-service teacher
A minimum of two years experience leading children in a formal or informal educational setting.
CPR and First Aid certified.

Desired Qualifications
Licensed Teacher
Training or experience in leading science inquiry activities.

Salary: Pay rate: $18/hr

Contact Information

To apply, email the following to bell-camps@umn.edu:

cover letter and resume
availability between June 11, 2018 and September 1, 2018
grade preference
subject preference, please visit our website and review our camp guides to get an idea of what camps we will be offering: https://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/programs-events/summer-camps

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Employer Profile

The mission of the Museum is to ignite curiosity and wonder, explore our connections to nature and the universe, and create a better future for our evolving world.

For over 140 years, the Bell Museum has collected, preserved, interpreted, and displayed the natural history of Minnesota as the state’s official natural history museum. As the museum prepares to open a new museum building in summer 2018, its role is expanding to become the gateway to the sciences at the University of Minnesota. While natural history remains a bedrock for the Bell, astronomy and space science, health and medicine, the environment, and other subject areas afford the Bell opportunities for new partnerships and the development of new experiences for public science engagement.