Girls in Science Residential Camp Educator Position - Raleigh
Girls in Science Residential Camp Assistant, N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences
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.
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
$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
Subject Line: Girls in Science Camp Assistant Application
Email should include:
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:
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.
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.
Contact Lynn Cross, Head of Youth Programs, N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences