Public Education Specialist, Summer Camp

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

Please see further information below, and, if interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Shira Baskind and the Camp Team at lhscamps@berkeley.edu.

Overview

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

  • Inspire children entering grades 1-6 with curiosity, excitement, and passion for science.
  • Engage them in various STEM topics, including animal behavior, astronomy, and engineering.
  • Support them on a journey of exploration, investigation, discovery, and invention!
  • Guide and mentor teen interns passionate about STEM education in facilitating curriculum, assisting youth with diverse backgrounds and support needs, and managing the classroom.

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 range: $22-25/hr

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate camp programming in a fun, engaging, hands-on environment while supplying accurate scientific information to the best of your ability. This may involve further reading or research on a subject or topic. It’s okay to not know the answer to every question!
  • Manage the classroom (including interns) in an age-appropriate manner, with safety and engagement as top priorities. Setting expectations clearly and effectively are critical for both participants and interns. 
  • Manage material of individual camp sessions, including appropriate set-up, clean-up, and storage.
  • Serve as an enthusiastic role model and mentor for youth grades 1-6, as well as the two to three teen interns supporting the group.   
  • 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.

Required Qualifications

  • Responsible, organized, and healthy work ethic.
  • Strong customer service and verbal communication skills.
  • Experienced and excited to share science experiences with youth grades 1-6.
  • Experience with creative teaching methods in informal and/or formal learning environments.
  • Available to work May 20-August 16, 2024.
    • Please note: 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-5PM and includes one 45 minute lunch break and one 15 minute break.
  • Capable of working independently and collaboratively with an educational team.
  • A good sense of humor, flexibility, and ability to think quickly and adapt.

How to Apply

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to the Camp Team at lhscamps@berkeley.edu.