Teen Leadership Director

Teen Leadership Director

May 13, 2024

Website EcoTarium

Do you want to inspire a passion for science and nature in our vibrant and diverse camp community? Come join the camp leadership team at the EcoTarium!

The EcoTarium, a museum of science & nature, seeks an engaging and enthusiastic Teen Leadership Director. Under the direction of the Camp Director, the Teen Leadership Director is responsible for the design, planning, and implementation of the summer camp Counselor in Training (CIT) program for campers ages 13-15.

Throughout two four-week sessions, CITs will participate in leadership development programming led by the Teen Leadership Director, and will discover what it’s like to be a camp counselor by spending some of their time working with younger campers alongside camp staff. Program facilitation is through hands-on and inquiry-based methods encouraging exploration and self-directed learning.

Responsibilities:

In this role you will:

Lead hands-on programs and activities on a variety of team-building, leadership, science, and nature topics
Develop the Counselor in Training program with the support of the Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director
Lead a portion of camp staff training related to the CIT program
Manage safety and behavior management in a positive and constructive way
Ensure that all campers and staff are having fun throughout the program
Coordinate CIT camp group placements with Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director
Serve as a role model for, and actively support positive interaction between CITs
Provide an exceptional customer service experience by proactively problem-solving and communicating issues and solutions with camp leadership, campers, and caregivers
Deliver indoor and outdoor programming and navigate trails in a variety of weather conditions
Set up and maintain field gear, program materials, technical equipment, program spaces, and supplies
Prepare for and actively participate in all staff training and meetings

Additional Comments/Information:

Hours and Compensation: June 3 - August 23, 2024. Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm with a 30-minute lunch break (37.5+ hours/week, max 40 hours/week). $18/hour

Requirements:

Qualifications: Required: 21 years of age or older Demonstrated previous experience teaching and/or working with children and teens Interest in and/or experience working with diverse audiences Comfort with presentation and public speaking Demonstrated success working both independently and as part of a team Flexibility and dependability Willingness to learn and grow through constructive feedback Documented proof of immunity or vaccination record as mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and completion of the camp’s health forms and waivers before the start of training Ability to navigate the building and grounds under any weather conditions, lift and transport up to 25 lbs., and work in a highly sensory and stimulating work environment due to constant interaction with guests Pass CORI and SORI background checks An ideal candidate will have: Experience with facilitating team-building and leadership development programming Background in life science, earth science, astronomy, engineering, and/or physical science Experience with inquiry-based and/or experiential learning Experience leading or assisting programming at a science camp or museum A flair for public presentation Demonstrated ability to have fun with kids, laugh at oneself, and be silly!

Suggested Experience:


Details

Company: EcoTarium

Location: Worcester, MA

ACA Accredited: No

Time Frame: Seasonal

Type of Position: Director

Day or Night: Day

Salary: $$18.00 per hour

Application Deadline:


To apply for this job email your details to resume@ecotarium.org


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