Assistant Camp Director at the hive

Type:
Learning & Engagement

Position: Assistant Camp Director at the hive
Status: Temporary/Seasonal, Non-Exempt, Hourly, Not Eligible for Benefits
Start/End Date: June 10-August 16, 2019, plus Instructor Training in June, date TBD
Hours: 37.5 hours/week, Monday-Friday, occasional weekend day for special programs/trainings
Pay: $18/hour

Position Summary:
The position will report to and support the Manager of Family & Youth Programs on management of the hive summer camp and summer family programs, working in collaboration with Learning and Engagement staff and Visitor Services staff.  The Hive Assistant Director must have a sense of fun and appreciation for complex systems and logistics. She/He will value collaborative, interdisciplinary, place-based education and the intersections of art, nature, and science.

Responsibilities:
Support the following, working closely with the Manager of Family & Youth Programs and with the Deputy Director for Learning and Engagement:

  • the hive summer camp
    • support the Manager of Family & Youth Programs with administrative duties in preparation for the opening and running of, and closing camp
    • take lead in supply area organization before, during, and after camp
    • take lead in transitioning Lincoln Nursery School classrooms and camp studios before and after camp
    • ensure supplies are ordered, organized, and distributed to studios before, during, and after camp
    • support Instructors and Junior Instructors with content and logistics before and during camp
    • assist Manager of Family & Youth Programs with training of and managing Junior Instructors
    • take lead in documenting camp activities for use in parent communications and marketing
    • collaborate with Instructors on weekly installation and de-installation of camper Park sculptures
    • support individual camper behaviors and needs, sometimes requiring one-on-one  supervision
    • communicate with camper parents as necessary
    • manage camper drop-off and pickup
    • oversee camp lunch hours
  • Summer family programs
    • ensure supplies are ordered and prepared
  • Family & Youth Program Interns
    • support and help manage interns as related to the hive
    • support and help manage interns as related to summer family program development and implementation

Other duties as related to family and youth audiences as assigned

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience working on a team
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Experience managing high school volunteers
  • Experience facilitating materials-based family programs
  • Must have a sense of fun, a special interest in collaborative, interdisciplinary, place-based education and the intersections of art, nature, and science
  • A satisfactory criminal background check (CORI and SORI)
  • Must have or be willing to obtain (training is available) Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR certification
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds and access deCordova’s thirty acres of hilly outdoor terrain and indoor facilities.
  • Strong organizational abilities with extreme attention to detail
  • Effective communicator; strong interpersonal skills: helpful, calm, friendly demeanor
  • Ability to prioritize and to work both collaboratively and independently

To apply, please send a resume and a letter outlining your interests and experience in relation to the program to [email protected]. The position will remain open until filled. 

DeCordova is an equal opportunity employer; background checks are required.