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Title

Virtual Camp Educator 

Location Museum of Life and Science  
About the Organization The Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina's top family destinations, located less than five miles from downtown Durham. Situated on 84-acres, our interactive science park includes a two-story science center, one of the largest butterfly conservatories on the East Coast and beautifully landscaped outdoor exhibits which are safe havens for rescued black bears, lemurs, and endangered red wolves. Other popular attractions include over 60 species of live animals, Dinosaur Trail, Ellerbe Creek Railway, and Hideaway Woods. Our mission is to create a place of lifelong learning where people, from young child to senior citizen, embrace science as a way of knowing about themselves, their community, and their world.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Description

Summer can't get here fast enough! Encounter animals. Concoct experiments. Build robots. No matter what you love, every day of summer will be packed full of adventure, excitement, and opportunities to explore science and know wonder. Our camps embrace hands-on learning, where campers explore science and embrace it as a way of knowing.

The Museum of Life and Science (MLS) offers one-week, full-day, hands-on science camps for children age 4 through grade 8 that run June 7- August 20, 2021 at its campus on Murray Avenue in Durham. The MLS also offers one-week, full-day camps for children age 4 through grade 5 at the Montessori Community School, located in the Chapel Hill area.

The Virtual Camp Educator supports the Museum mission by working with the Museum staff in leading virtual, hands-on informal science programs for campers.  
 

Responsibilities

  • Virtually lead two hands-on, 2-hour, informal science programs for campers
  • Work closely with Site Directors and Virtual Camp Assistants to prepare and present pre-developed science programs 
  • Act as point of contact between parents, and Site Directors
  • Communicate with parents and troubleshoot technical issues
  • Lead fun, exciting virtual team-building and group games
  • Maintain safety and well-being for up to 12 campers at a time
  • General classroom and materials management
    • Design and scheduling of individual camp activities
    • Set up activities and clean up the classroom before and after camp day
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Additional duties as assigned 
 
Position Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • College degree in education, science, or related field, or have 2+ years equivalent experience
  • Previous experience teaching in a virtual setting
  • An interest in informal science discovery
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure with a positive attitude and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to spend the day actively engaging the campers in a virtual setting

 

Desired Qualifications:

 

  • Bi-lingual Proficiency
  • Demonstrated interest and background in natural sciences and/or technology
  • Experience working with youth with disabilities
  • Experience moderating classrooms via Zoom and Google Classroom

For technology-based camps:

  • Programming in Javascript
  • Experience with Scratch or Minecraft: Education Edition
 
Shift Days  
Pay Range $12.75/hour (non-negotiable)  
EOE Statement The Museum is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
Category Education  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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