Public Education Specialist, Summer Camp

Want to share your excitement for science? For 50 years, the Lawrence Hall of Science has been providing fun and engaging science experiences for youth.

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to the Camp Team at


Now you can be part of the magic of science summer camp and…

  • Inspire youth with curiosity, excitement, and passion for science.
  • Engage them in multiple modalities like engineering, design, coding, and art.
  • Empower them with interdisciplinary learning ranging from Astronomy to Zoology.
  • Mentor them on a journey of exploration, investigation, discovery, and invention!

This position is an ideal opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students with a science-oriented mind and a relationship-oriented personality. In this position you will facilitate fun, engaging, and meaningful hands-on science learning for in-person camps at The Lawrence. It is a great opportunity for professional growth and you will gain valuable experience in teaching science, technology, engineering, and math.

Pay: $21-25/hr


  • Be responsible for material management of individual camp sessions, including appropriate set-up, clean-up, and storage.
  • Develop an understanding of and the ability to facilitate camp programming in a fun, engaging, hands-on environment while supplying accurate scientific information. This may involve further reading or research on a subject or topic.
  • Present programs in an energetic, appropriate, and professional way that actively engages participants.
  • Manage a learning environment for participants’ well being and safety while managing expectations of behaviors.
  • Serve as an enthusiastic role model and mentor for youth grades 1-6.
  • Thoroughly understand the building safety and security and help implement emergency procedures when deemed necessary.
  • Adhere to all of the policies and procedures of the Lawrence Hall of Science.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Responsible, organized, and healthy work ethic.
  • Strong customer service and verbal communication skills.
  • Experienced and excited to share science experiences with youth entering 1 through grade 6.
  • Demonstrated creative teaching methods in informal or formal learning environments.
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or a post-secondary education program in science, education, youth development, or related field and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Available to work May 22 – August 11, 2023. *Priority selection will be offered to those committed to working the entire summer and partial summer schedules may be available.
  • Reliable, punctual, and committed to an assigned schedule up to full time, 40-hrs a week, Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5:00PM (including lunch and breaks).
  • Capable of working independently and collaboratively with an educational team.
  • A good sense of humor, flexibility, and ability to think quickly and adapt.
  • Able to lift up to 25 pounds (carts are available).

Pay: $21-25/hr

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to the Camp Team at