Day Camp Lead Counselor, Aerospace Camp Experience

The Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA

  • Industry: Hospitality - Lodging/Resort/Travel - Camp Staff
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $53,800.00 - 89,720.00 / Year*
position filled
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF FLIGHT The Museum of Flight is the largest independent, non-profit air and space museum in the world! With over 175 aircraft and spacecraft, tens of thousands of artifacts, millions of rare photographs, dozens of exhibits and experiences and a world-class library, the Museum and its people bring mankind's incredible history of flight to life. The Museum of Flight Aerospace Camp Experience provides an amazing opportunity for children of all ages to enjoy many of the Museum's resources and beyond for STEM learning. As we strive to be the foremost educational air and space Museum in the world, we know it takes a team of talented and diverse people. This is a seasonal position with dates of employment roughly corresponding to the ACE summer calendarThe ACE Lead Counselor is responsible for the oversight of one unit of Aerospace Camp Experience (ACE), which ranges from 2 to 5 Counselors and from 10 to 30 children insuring a smooth and successful execution of day to day camp activities and programs. Primary responsibilities of this position include the development and execution of relevant themed programming emphasizing STEM subjects that include aviation, space, robotics, and beyond within the guidelines of the American Camp Association (ACA). This position requires a level of professionalism to successfully serve as the shift lead for ACE Assistant Lead Counselors and ACE Counselors. This is a hands-on position; meaning that during the camp season the Lead Counselor will be directly engaging, instructing and supervising ACE campers. This person is responsible for creating a safe, fun, and educational camp environment and providing excellent customer service to ACE clientele. Additional duties include coordinating weekly schedules, and assisting with before and after care programs, as needed. Certain weeks within programming may require this position to work sleepovers.QUALIFICATIONSEducation: High School diploma or equivalent. Some college preferred. Experience: Two years' experience in structured youth education programming, one year experience in camp leadership role. Prior experience in classroom, experiential, formal or informal education preferred. License & Certification: Current First Aid, CPR and AED certification, or may be obtained prior to first day of camp through the provided Museum certification training or other. Knowledge & Skills: Competent planning and organizational skills"able to demonstrate ability to effectively prioritize and plan work activities using time efficiently and develop realistic action plans Proven effective interpersonal skills and written communication skills Ability to work with a diverse group of people, including staff, campers of all ages, parents, and volunteers Ability to make solid decisions quickly under pressure and comfortable leading and directing staff respectfully and professionally Knowledge of STEM subjects, such as aviation, astronomy, robotics, and/or aerospace preferred Museum Specific Qualifications: At time of job offer candidate must be able to pass a criminal background check 18 years of age or older preferred Customer service/client driven focus with a positive, collaborative, solution-based attitude that stays within and upholds Museum's policies and procedures Willing and able to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings and/or overnight Essential Job Functions: Staff and execute one unit of camp per week during the active camp season, including instruction, direction, development, and supervision of campers, leading camp staff, and facilitating all camp activities. Research, develop and carry out educational activities for relevant camp themes. Write weekly schedules for camper activities. Assist the ACE Coordinator in the recruitment and training of ACE Counselors. Oversee the daily activities assigned to the ACE Counselors. Responsible for initiating the creation and input of both the mid- and end- of season performance reviews for the ACE Counselors working in conjunction with the ACE Coordinator on the final documents that will be presented to the ACE Counselor staff. Create requisitions for purchases for program activity supplies within established need. Work to ensure a safe, fun, and educational environment for campers. Bring all personnel and safety issues to the ACE Manager for oversight and employment related actions. Organize all equipment and program supplies and submit an inventory at the end of summer. Train on established Museum Education programs, as assigned. Follow ACE, ACA, and Museum policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, emergency procedures, and child abuse prevention. Participate in and help prepare for pre-camp staff training as assigned by the ACE Coordinator. Set a solid example for campers and others in professionalism and areas such as ethics, cleanliness, punctuality, sportsmanship, and sensitivity. Assist with before and after care as needed. Perform other duties as assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Working Conditions This hourly, non-exempt seasonal position's primary work week is Monday and Friday. Hours worked beyond 40 hours in a work week must be authorized by the supervisor and are subject to overtime pay. Training for this position will occur at The Museum of Flight or off-site. Summer hours will be finalized at regular staff meetings, based on Museum need. For sleepovers worked between midnight and 9:00 a.m., staff receives a "Sleepover Differential Pay", in addition to their hourly pay rate. Physical Requirements: Able to work in an active camp environment within the public space of a busy museum or educational facility located next to an active airstrip or at other designated museum or educational facilities away from The Museum of Flight Main Campus This position may include occasional off-site excursions and overnight experiences requiring supervision of campers Able to lift up to 50 pounds Able to stand and walk for up to 8 hours in a work day The ability to bend, carry, reach, overhead and to the side, push, pull, focus, walk, stand, twist and squat are occasional requirements in a normal camp environment Travel: Travel is limited to some local area and program hours The Museum of Flight is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression. This organization participates in E-Verify.
Associated topics: academic, camp staff, evangelism, fall, instructor, neighborhood, overnight, residential, vacation, youth

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