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K-12 Summer Camp Instructor 

About the Organization The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation exists to preserve Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations, and enrich society through an understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas, architecture, and design.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran or uniformed service member status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Taliesin West  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 3/10/2017  

Do you love working with students? Are you interested in STEAM education? The goal of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and its educational programs is to bring architecture, design, and the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright to the K-12 audiences.

Based at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Summer Camp Instructor is responsible for leading in the preparation and facilitation of developmentally-appropriate Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics ( STEAM) camp programs for children in grades 2-10. During camp sessions, the Summer Camp Instructor will teach the summer camp curriculum, supervise students in their activities, communicate tasks to the students, and assist in camp preparation and follow-up tasks. He/she will guide participants’ individual discovery of program topics and be responsible for care of groups of children. He/she will prepare the classroom for the day, lead lessons, classroom management, and work directly with the kids on a wide variety of projects and activities.

In an initial meeting with Taliesin West K-12 staff, the Summer Camp Teaching Instructor will be introduced to the respective camp curricula and become familiar with camp outline, goals, timeline, and tasks.

***Candidates MUST be available during all of the following weeks***

· Design Your Dream Space for grades 5-8 (June 12-16, July 10-14, July 31-August 4)

· Architectural Discovery for grades 2-4 (June 5-9, June 26-30, July 24-28)

· Wright for the Future for grades 5-10 (June 19-23, July 17-21)

Essential Functions:

  • Implements pre-written lesson plans and leads onsite explorations
  • Facilitates camper instruction, activities, and volunteer participation
  • Delivers creative, interactive, age-appropriate learning experiences
  • Provides responsible care and leadership for camp participants
  • Ensures the safety of all participants
  • Leads classroom management
  • Sets up and takes down tables, chairs, and other classroom supplies/equipment
  • Makes copies and prepares materials for activities
  • Distributes and cleans up snacks and lunches
  • Attends mandatory camp meetings
  • Maintains weekly rosters and name badges
  • Follows check-in/check-out protocol, including checking identification to ensure the safety and security of campers
  • Interacts with parents and caregivers in a positive, helpful manner
  • Delivers methods for feedback from camps to help evaluate program success
  • Other tasks as necessary
Position Requirements
  • Degree in a STEAM field, education, architecture, or a related field required
  • Exerience working with children required
  • Previous experience in formal and informal education settings, preferably, classrooms, science museums, zoos, and summer camps.
  • Familiarity with Taliesin West and the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; able to get along with diverse audiences, including parents, children, staff, volunteers, the public, and others
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office software
  • Able to interpret instructions, specifications, etc., and work safely at all times
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and interpersonal skills including the ability to work and communicate with parents, children, staff, the public, and others
  • Demonstrated organizational skills; able to multitask and switch project priorities as needs of job change.
  • Punctual and dependable
  • Active listening skills, flexible, adaptable, and able to work in a changing environment
  • Able to maintain an upbeat, positive attitude and work collaboratively while executing a variety of tasks crucial to efficient operations.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

· Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and consistently talk and hear, and taste and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

· Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Salary $15-17 per hour, depending on experience.  

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