Summer Camp Lead Teacher
Miami Science Museum - Miami, FL

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SUMMARY:
The Summer Camp Lead Teachers develop and deliver educational, science-based, and interactive curriculum to children from ages 4 to 14. Lead teachers also oversee the classroom participants, Teaching Aides, and Volunteers. Classes should be entirely hands-on and inquiry-based. Indoor classes may include but are not limited to chemistry, biology, zoology, water, light, sound, energy, the environment, green projects, theater special effects, robotics, rocketry, electricity, and computers. Outdoor classes may consist of snorkeling, fishing, sailing, and marine science. Classes are assigned prior to camp based on teacher preference and/or experience. Camp Lead Teachers report to the Summer Camp Manager and the Public Programs Manager.

Up to 35 hours per week (including a 30-minute, unpaid lunch break); Hours are typically between 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Up to 3-4 weeks from June 17 - August 9, 2012

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develops and delivers science lessons and activities based on the particular week’s theme.

• Provide detailed lesson plans and supply lists for each class by the assigned deadlines.

• Helps provide a secure, safe, environment for campers with a supportive atmosphere

• Implements planned activities and crafts

• Maintains classroom schedules and structure, including utilizing appropriate class management strategies.

• Maintains a professional manner at all times.

• Works as a team member to ensure smooth camp operations

• Maintains privileged or confidential information about campers or authorized persons

• Helps to provide a secure, safe environment for campers with a supportive atmosphere.

• Works closely with Teaching Aides and volunteers to deliver classes.

• Dresses appropriately, including a camp T-shirt, pants (jeans or khakis; shorts for outdoor classes), comfortable closed-toe shoes.

• Works each day of summer camp for assigned weeks and arrives on time. In the event that lateness or an absence are unavoidable, contacts the Summer Camp Manager or in a timely manner.

• Completes and hands in written reports (incident reports, discipline logs, etc.) in a timely manner.

• Communicates with the Public Programs Manager and Coordinator regularly.

• Attends mandatory orientation and training sessions prior to the start of camp.

MINIMUM JOB/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelors degree in Education with a major or minor in a science discipline.

• Experience working with elementary and middle-school age children.

• Experience working in a camp setting.

• Demonstrate leadership qualities and sound judgment.

• CPR and First Aid Certified by the first day of camp.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Applicants should be current or former classroom teachers from the public or private sector with strong classroom management skills, knowledge of science topics, and ability to provide fun, interactive and engaging activities in the class. Teachers will be working with Teaching Aides and volunteers. Therefore, it is imperative that the applicant comes to camp ready to lead and delegate, exhibit an energetic attitude at all times, and is fully prepared to engage students in activities for the entire duration of the class on a daily basis.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Work can be performed in an interior classroom environment or outside with exposure to the elements, some physical effort required, limited exposure to physical risk.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Karlisa Callwood at kcallwood@miamisci.org.

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