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Youth and Family Engagement: Education Specialist - Great Lakes Science Center (Cleveland, OH)

Several positions open

Downtown, Eastside, South and Westside Locations

Great Lakes Science Center, in downtown Cleveland, home to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center and the historic SS William G. Mather, is seeking dynamic individuals to instruct Summer Science Day Camp programs for children in grades K-12. This is an on-the-go, out-of-the box position that not only requires a working knowledge of STEM concepts, but excitement for informal education. Education Specialists lead the instruction, organization and facilitation of individual summer camp sessions in a playful and educational manner.

Sessions include up to 24 participants and range from one-day workshops to Monday-Friday week-long summer camp sessions, offered in 10 consecutive weeks. Staff will collaborate to share the preparation, instruction and organization of the camp program. Position reports to the Camps Manager, Youth and Family Engagement.

Responsibilities:

• Develop an understanding of, and the ability to implement Youth and Family Engagement curriculum in a fun, interactive, hands-on environment while supplying accurate scientific information. This may involve further reading or research on a subject or topic.
• Present programs in an entertaining and professional way that actively engages our program participants.  
• Manage a camp environment for participants’ well being; including not only safety, but also managing expectations of behavior from participants.
• Be responsible for material management of individual camp/class sessions, including appropriate set-up, clean-up, and storage.
• Thoroughly understand the building safety and security manual and help implement emergency procedures when deemed necessary.

• Adhere to all of the policies and procedures of the American Camp Association.


Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or enrollment in science, education, youth development or related field. Experience teaching and/or working with children with demonstrated creative teaching methods in an informal or formal learning environment and creative methods of teaching. Certified teachers are preferred. Must be energized and excited to share the experience of science with children entering PreK-12th grades. Excellent verbal communication skills, a good sense of humor, flexibility, and ability to think quickly on one’s feet necessary. Strong customer service skills.

Summer Science Day Camps begin June 8 with mandatory training sessions May 17, 30-31. A minimum 5-week commitment is required for employment.

EOE

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Communications: Education/Camp counselor
Youth and Family Engagement: Operations Specialist - Great Lakes Science Center (Cleveland, OH)

2 Positions Open

Western Locations- Magnificat High School, Westlake Schools
East Location- Laurel School

Great Lakes Science Center, in downtown Cleveland, home to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center and the historic SS William G. Mather, is seeking dynamic individuals to oversee and manage Summer Science Day Camp programs for children in grades K-12. This is an on-the-go, out-of-the box position that not only requires a working knowledge of STEM concepts, but excitement for informal education. The Operations Specialist  will help prepare for, coordinate, and deliver multiple programs to children and family audiences, ensuring customer satisfaction and smooth operational details. The Specialists will be the responsible point-people for off-site camp programs, and will assist the Camps Manager as needed.  Through their operational efforts, the Specialists will help ensure the high quality of the Science Center’s camps, contributing indirectly to revenue goals. All responsibilities apply to summer camps.

Weekly programs may include up to 10 camp sessions and include up to 240 participants participating in Monday-Friday week-long summer camp sessions, offered in consecutive weeks. Staff will collaborate to share the preparation, instruction and organization of the camp program. Position reports to the Camps Manager, Youth and Family Engagement.

Responsibilities

·         Monitor staff and volunteer performance and assist the Camps Manager with recommendations concerning evaluation, distribution, direction, discipline, and conflict resolution.

·         Assist the Camps Manager in daily supervision of designated programs, stepping into the role of event supervisor when needed.

·         Make independent decisions involving staffing and scheduling, and direct staff as needed in response to daily conditions.

·         Help train and provide strong leadership for camp instructors and volunteers.

·         Take action and respond appropriately to camper issues/situations.

·         Help collect and maintain camps and classes participant information.

·         Monitor program success through collecting evaluations and participant feedback.

·         Adhere to all of the policies and procedures of the American Camp Association.


Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or enrollment in science, education, youth development or related field. Experience in managing staff and camps. Must be energized and excited to share the experience of science with children entering PreK-12th grades. Valid driver's license and reliable car. Excellent verbal communication skills, a good sense of humor, flexibility, and ability to think quickly on one’s feet necessary. Strong customer service skills and organization skills.
 

Summer Science Day Camps begin June 8 with mandatory training sessions May 17, 30-31. Applicants must be available to work all 10 weeks of Science Day Camp .

EOE

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