Summer Camp Teaching Aide
Miami Science Museum - Miami, FL

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SUMMARY: Up to 35 hours per week

Up to 8 weeks; June 17-August 9, 2013; typically between the hours of 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

PAY RATE: $7.79/hour

• Assist summer camp lead teachers in the delivery of interactive, science-based camp classes. Classes may include but are not limited to basic chemistry, biology, physics, zoology, geology, astronomy, archaeology, and paleontology. Classes may be indoor or outdoors. Some classes include field trips to other facilities or may be water-based (such as sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, etc.)

• Work with children ages 4 to 14 in a classroom-based, hands-on environment.

• Assist with the general supervision of the class, including classroom management.

• Participate in all classroom activities and projects daily, as directed by the lead teacher.

• Prepare and organize supplies.

• Assist in maintaining the classroom and other Museum spaces used during camp, ensuring a safe and clean environment at all time. This includes set up for activities/experiments, keeping tables and chairs organized, and clean-up of supplies and materials at the end of each activity and the end of the day.

• Assist as needed during morning drop-offs, lunch, and afternoon pick-ups

• Assist with supervision of camp participants during before and after care.

• Teaching assistants must attend orientation and training to review class curricula and Museum guidelines before camp commences.

• At least 16 years of age

• An interest in science and the desire to work with children in a camp setting

• Some experience working with elementary and middle-school age children

• Demonstrate leadership qualities and sound judgment

• Enthusiastic, mature, and flexible

• Commitment for a minimum of 4 camp weeks (does not need to be consecutive)

• Availability to work for the full five days for the weeks to which you have committed

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicants should have a good knowledge of science topics, and the ability to have fun and participate in interactive and engaging activities in the class. Teaching assistants must exhibit an energetic attitude at all times, and be fully prepared to engage students in activities for the entire duration of the class on a daily basis. Knowledge in another language is a plus, but not required.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work will be performed indoors and outdoors, depending on the class topic. Some physical effort required.

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