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Summer Camp Science/Maker Instructor - Petaluma

Company: Edventure More
Location: Petaluma
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionEDMO is a national education nonprofit that provides equitable access to out-of-school learning opportunities designed to help every person cultivate a sense of self, own their impact, and show up in the world with curiosity, courage, and kindness. Since 2004, our award winning camps, classes, tutoring programs (and more!) have engaged kids' minds and bodies. Whether in person or online, all EDMO programs are hands-on, interactive, and fun - built to unlock the inner scientist, artist, or coder in every kid. At EDMO, we celebrate getting messy and making mistakes while encouraging creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. Team members enhance social-emotional skills such as collaboration and empathy alongside our campers, making EDMO an environment where all people grow. Visit edmo.org to learn more.Job DescriptionEDMO's summer team members spend 5-10 weeks of summer connecting with kids, honing leadership skills, and making a real impact - all while rocking wacky costumes and getting pied in the face! Our summer positions offer a unique opportunity to help kids uncover hidden talents and dive deeper into existing talents. Spend your summer pursuing your goals and developing invaluable, transferrable professional skills (including problem solving, classroom management, and coaching). The Science/Maker Instructor is responsible for teaching all science/maker curriculum for campers entering 1-5th grades. They train on all EDMO science/maker curriculum and lead their campers through a four period day including two curriculum theme rotations, one rotation focused on social and emotional learning and one outdoor game time period.This year's maker themes include: Innovative Engineers, Science Super Sleuths, Biochemistry Bonanza, and Cultural Creations. Instructors should be prepared for a summer filled with personal and professional growth, classroom management practice, and a whole lot of FUN! Note: These programs are taking place in-person for summer 2022.Main duties include:Approaching education with passion and excitement and building positive role model relationships with campers Leading two rotations of enrichment curriculum daily with themes varying by weekAssisting with Game Time and SEL curriculumCoaching and supervising Counselors working with youRefining curriculum and adding personal contributions as seen fitWorking closely with other staff members to create fun camp games, songs, skits and activities - and participating in allHelping to lead daily camper check in and check out procedures Interacting with parents in a professional and energetic mannerHelping to cultivate healthy self-esteem and a natural love for learning Ensuring all campers are safe and have a positive experience in our program (this includes diligently following all EDMO Covid-19 guidelines)Exhibiting the EDMO Vibe and demonstrating through actions and words each of the social emotional learning (SEL) skills of empathy, responsibility, initiative, collaboration, problem solving and emotion management, while also reinforcing these qualities in other staff and kidsPosition reports to: Camp DirectorQualifications If you are missing any of the qualifications listed below, or only have experience/expertise in one subject area please don't be discouraged! We love teaching like-minded humans! Please still apply if you are enthusiastic about this work and think you would be a strong fit.Preferred qualifications are:Experience facilitating groups of children and/or working with youth programsExperience (and a love for!) working with kidsHigh sense of responsibility and dependability Contagious enthusiasm and charismaStrong team playerCreative, flexible, and excellent multi-taskerWillingness to solve problems, be patient, and remain positive and funClassroom management and teaching experience is a HUGE plusDegree in progress in a related field and/or relevant experienceCurriculum specific experience may include:A science background including biology, chemistry and physicsBasic science lab skills EngineeringA large supply of costumes and/or a plethora of skits and songs in your back pocket is a PLUS!Teaching credentials or units towards credentials is a HUGE BONUS!Additional InformationThis role is full time in the summer. Training dates will be in May. Exact dates to be discussed during the interview process. Dates depend on program sites with programs running from June - August, at a duration of 5-10 weeks.Salary & Hours:$17.50 - 18.50/hr depending on location/region and experienceHours: Monday - Friday, 7:45 AM - 4:15 PM with potential for overtimeThere will be 50 total hours of spring training for this position.Must be fully vaccinated with the COVID - 19 vaccine to work with EDMO.For 2022 in-person programming: To ensure the safety of everyone in the EDMO community, we will be monitoring all local and state COVID-19 policies to determine the safest protocols. Staff will be expected to agree and uphold all safety protocols that are necessary once programs start.

Keywords: Edventure More, Petaluma , Summer Camp Science/Maker Instructor - Petaluma, Education / Teaching , Petaluma, California

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