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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 Seasonal  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Taliesin West  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 3/1/2019  

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.

The summer camp instructor is responsible for leading in the preparation and facilitation of developmentally-appropriate STEAM based 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 the following camp weeks, in addition to the week before and week after camps begin/conclude (for 2019, approximately May 29 – August 9):

Design your Dream Space: June 3-7 June 10-14 July 15-19 July 22-26

Architectural Discovery: July 8-12

Wright for the Future: June 24-28

Designing for Mars: June 17- 21 July 29- Aug 2

Essential Functions:

  • Implementing pre-written lesson plans and leading onsite explorations
  • Facilitating camper instruction, activities, and volunteer participation
  • Delivering creative, interactive, age-appropriate learning experiences
  • Providing responsible care and leadership for camp participants
  • Ensuring the safety of all participants
  • Leading classroom management
  • Setting up and taking down tables, chairs, and other classroom supplies/equipment
  • Making copies and preparing materials for activities
  • Distributing and cleaning up snacks and lunches
  • Attending mandatory camp meetings
  • Maintaining weekly rosters and name badges
  • Following check-in/check-out protocol, including checking identification
  • Interacting with parents and caregivers in a positive, helpful manner
  • Delivers methods for feedback from camps to help evaluates program success
  • Other tasks as necessary

Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in a STEAM field, education, architecture, or a related field required
  • Experience 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 required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to get along with diverse audiences, including parents, children, staff, volunteers, the public, and others
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc., and work safely at all times
  • Proven problem-solving and interpersonal skills including the ability to work and communicate with a wide range of people, including parents, children, staff, the public, and others
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to multitask and switch project priorities as needs of job change.
  • Must be punctual and dependable
  • Active listening skills, flexibility, adaptability, and ability to work in a changing environment
  • Maintain an upbeat, positive attitude while working collaboratively and executing a variety of tasks crucial to efficient operations.

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