Job Title: STEM Educator & Camp Director
FLSA: Exempt, Full-Time (40 hours/week)
Reporting to: Education Department Manager
- Lead development and implementation of CSC summer and school vacation science camp programs for children primarily in grades 1 – 6.
- Work with STEM Education and Marketing to decide on program themes
- Oversee the development of camp specific programming
- Manage program delivery
- Oversee administration of all paperwork for campers as well as staff scheduling o Manage program budget and ordering of materials
- Hire, train and manage temporary summer personnel
- Coordinate and oversee all licensing and regulatory documentation for the program
- Act as the primary contact to other departments in their efforts to market camp programs and attend appropriate informational fairs
- Act as point of contact for parents to answer questions both during the registration process and during camp.
- Facilitate inquiry-based, hands-on science and engineering related education programs to a variety of audiences. Programs will include on-site and off-site classes and activities as well as theater stage shows targeted to PK – 12 students
- Train, observe and provide feedback to new staff as they come up to speed on our education program offerings
- Assist in the development of new and revision of existing inquiry-based, hands-on science and engineering related programming. This will include programs to be delivered as a general offering – on-site and/or off-site – to school groups (PK – 12), as part of the Teen Innovation or other youth programs, custom programs for school partners, etc.
- Perform other duties as required.
Apply by: December 4 2017
Camp/Organization: Connecticut Science Center
Type of Position: Director
Time Frame: Year Round
- Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field and/or education demonstrating a strong foundation and background in a STEM discipline
- Experience working with elementary and middle school-aged children in a camp setting
- Experience as Camp Director or Assistant Director a plus.
- Knowledge of best practices used in the teaching and learning of science
- Understands the importance and value of being a member of a larger cross-functional and intra departmental team
- Skilled in current technology used to create dynamic and engaging programs
- Excellent presentation and communication skills
- Familiarity with the CT K-12 Science Curriculum Frameworks and/or the Next Generation Science Standards
- Previous experience creating and teaching inquiry-based, hands-on science programs
- Flexible schedule to work evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary
- Must possess a valid CT driver’s license and maintain a satisfactory driving record to drive to off-site locations
- Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing.
- Frequent standing, walking, stooping, and sitting for extended periods of time.
- Reach with hands and arms, seeing, hearing, speaking, and writing clearly.
- The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move supplies and equipment up to 50 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
- Hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels and speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in classrooms.
- Keen sense of smell when dealing with chemicals.
- Ability to drive a motor vehicle.
Qualified applicants will go through an interview process and must successfully complete a background check. To apply, send a cover letter and résumé to HR@CTScienceCenter.org. Resumes will be accepted thru Friday, October 27, 2017. Please reference “STEM Educator & Camp Director” in the subject line. The Connecticut Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer