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Virtual Camp Educator 

Location Museum of Life and Science  
About the Organization The Museum of Life and Science, one of North Carolina’s top family destinations, has been a beloved Durham institution for 75 years. The Museum features 84 acres of exhibits, experiences, and outdoor exploration, including one of the East Coast’s largest butterfly conservatories and a two-story science center. As an accredited zoo, the Museum is home to lemurs, black bears, endangered red wolves, and more than 140 species of live animals, butterflies, and insects. Readers of Durham Magazine, Indy Week, and Carolina Parent have repeatedly named us the top Museum in the Triangle. Charity Navigator rated the Museum, a 501(c3) nonprofit organization, 100 out of 100 — the highest possible score.

Our mission is to create a place of lifelong learning where people of all ages embrace science as a way of knowing about themselves, their community, and their world. The Museum serves our increasingly diverse community with interactive and accessible experiences that build and develop lifelong connections with science, nature, and critical thinking. The Museum partners with NASA, NOAA, the National Science Foundation, Duke University, NC State University, and the University of North Carolina on many research projects and programs.

In addition to an incredible team of co-workers, the Museum provides competitive compensation commensurate with experience, as well as a full array of employee benefits, including a generous 403b retirement plan with employer contributions, health, dental, and vision insurance, flex-spending plans, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, nine paid annual holidays, employee appreciation events, and a family membership to the Museum.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  

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.  


  • 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 of Life and Science is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, military or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, we will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, perform crucial job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. As an equal opportunity employer, we value the differences and benefits that a diverse culture brings. Join us!
Category Education  

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