STEM Educator & Camp Director - Connecticut Science Center


Job Description

Job Title: STEM Educator & Camp Director

FLSA: Exempt, Full-Time (40 hours/week)

Reporting to: Education Department Manager

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead development and implementation of CSC summer and school vacation science camp programs for children primarily in grades 1 – 6.
    Tasks include: 
    • 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

Location: Hartford

Type of Position: Director

Time Frame: Year Round


Position Requirements:

  • 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

Physical Requirements:

  • 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.

Additional Information

Qualified applicants will go through an interview process and must successfully complete a background check. To apply, send a cover letter and résumé to 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


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Claudia Davis

Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, Connecticut 06103