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Camp Counselor

Job ID: 21133

SalaryApproximate Hours Per Week
DOEWeekdays: 8:00-4:30 or 8:30-5:00
EmployerDate Posted
Kentucky Science Center
Louisville, Kentucky United States
February 07, 2014
Position TypeApplications Accepted Until
Non-Degreed PositionsMarch 09, 2014
Description
Camp Counselors ensure that campers experience a stimulating and fun learning environment at the Kentucky Science Center in the classroom, while in our exhibits and as a part of extended care. Camp Counselors will assist Teachers with lesson plans and activities, help maintain a safe and functional classroom, and work closely with children of all ages. Seeking individuals who are high energy, have an enthusiastic “do science!” attitude, and who are patient and dependable.

Responsibilities:
- Help Camp Teachers provide a safe instructional environment in the classroom.

- Maintain a safe and fun environment while visiting exhibits with campers.

- Assist with help and health and safety of the campers by evaluating and treating minor incidents, and informing Camp Assistant I and Camp Staff Lead of any incidents.

Qualifications
- At least 18 years of age.
- Pursuing a College Degree or other certified post secondary program in education or other related discipline.
- Working experience with elementary age children, preferably in a recreational setting.
- Must be available to work a full-day camp setting, five days a week.
- Excellent communication and organization skills.
- Enthusiastic and flexible attitude.
- Able to lift up to 25 pounds.
- Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time.
- Must pass a criminal background check.
- If selected, Camp Counselors are required to attend a full day of Orientation.

Knowledge Required by the Position:
- Camp Hours: Weekdays: 8:00-4:30 or 8:30-5:00, June 2 - August 12, 2014
- Camp Counselors are NOT required to commit to all 11 weeks of camp but are required to commit to a FULL WEEK of work (Mon-Fri). Prefer applicants who can commit to at least 3 weeks of camp.
- Ability to work comfortably with the public of all ages and backgrounds.
- Ability to learn quickly, adapt to changing situations and react calmly under pressure.
- Must have a desire to work in a fast-paced camp environment and have an enthusiasm for working with children.
- Applicant must be comfortable communicating with parents on a daily basis.
- Understanding of basic educational practices and basic scientific principles.
- Ability to motivate and inspire others, especially children of all ages.
- Ability to work comfortably with science equipment, multimedia/instructional technology and safety procedures.
- For a full description of camp topics; please see our website at www.KYScienceCenter.org/events.

How to Apply
Submit resumes via email to jenna.spear@louisvilleky.gov.