Girls in Science Residential Camp Educator Position - Raleigh

Girls in Science Residential Camp Assistant, N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

 

WANTED:

Enthusiastic and responsible educator or undergraduate/graduate student of biology, natural resources, education or related field of study to help prepare and deliver the Girls in Science Summer Ed-Venture weeklong residential camp for rising sixth and seventh grade girls, July 13-18, 2020. This position will involve staying at the Blue Jay Point County Park lodge and working closely with Museum educators to help implement one week of overnight nature camp (including full, intensive days of educational programming and field trips) for up to 16 girls. Learn more about the camp at http://naturalsciences.org/learn/girls-in-science-summer.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as assistant educator and co-leader for the duration of the weeklong overnight camp, with help from two Museum staff members and one volunteer
  • Assist with camp set-up and clean-up, meal preparation, behavioral management and educational program facilitation, with the opportunity to lead several educational activities
  • Supervise campers during activities, meals, bus rides and down time; share sleeping quarters with campers throughout the week
  • Serve as a positive role model to a diverse group of young girls

 

SCHEDULE AND LOCATION:

The Lodge at Blue Jay Point County Park, Raleigh, NC

  • Must be present for setup, cleanup and daytime/overnight for entire week of camp, Monday, July 13 – Saturday, July 18
  • Attend 1-2 planning meetings prior to the week of camp

 

COMPENSATION:

  • $1,200 stipend, taxes withheld
  • Possible school credit – Program Coordinator is happy to work with your instructors to facilitate this

 

IDEAL CANDIDATE POSSESSES:

  • Interest and relevant experience, degree and/or coursework in environmental/science education, interpretation, outdoor education or program planning
  • Interest in and knowledge of North Carolina wildlife and the natural sciences
  • Previous experience working with young people in an educational setting or camp environment (paid work or volunteering)
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to work in close quarters with Museum staff and program participants for the duration of the camp
  • Comfort with hiking, swimming and working outdoors in hot, humid conditions
  • Positive attitude and good work ethic, including self-motivation, ability to follow directions, responsibility, promptness and professionalism

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Email Lynn Cross at lynn.crossnaturalsciences.org

  • Subject Line: Girls in Science Camp Assistant Application
  • Email should include:
  • Name
  • Preferred phone number
  • For educators: Please list education/certifications, current or most recently held employment, and other relevant employment or volunteer experience
  • For students: Please list graduation year, major(s) and minor(s) if undergraduate; degree sought if graduate student, and any relevant employment or volunteer experience
  • Name, email and phone number for 1-2 references (academic and/or professional)
  • Attached word document (see below)

 

Attached Word Document should include:

  • Name
  • 250 words or fewer: Why does the position of Girls in Science Camp Assistant interest you, and how would this experience advance your education/career path?
  • 250 words or fewer:  How have your coursework, employment and/or volunteer experiences prepared you for this position?
  • 400 words or fewer: Create a short, engaging outdoor educational program for a middle school audience on any natural science topic, and describe (1) how you would lead this program, and (2) what supplies or other resources you would need.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

All emailed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020.

We will email applicants regarding interview selections by Tuesday, May 5.

 

QUESTIONS?

Contact Lynn Cross, Head of Youth Programs, N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

 

 

Lynn Cross

Head of Youth Programs

 

11 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 707-9882 | Website | Facebook | Twitter

lynn.cross@naturalsciences.org

 

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