Arts and Maker Tinkering Camp Intern - DuPage Children's Museum

Arts and Maker Tinkering Camp Intern

Arts and Maker Tinkering Camp Intern

Status: Short Term: July 1 – July 31 2020, Part-Time at 20 hours per week, Non-exempt
Job Classification: Educator/Intern
Reports to: Arts & Maker Specialist

Job Summary: 

The Arts and Maker Tinkering Camp Intern (AMTCI) is a vital part of DCM’s brand new Virtual Tinkering Summer Camp. The AMTCI will facilitate campers’ learning and experimentation during daily and special programming by encouraging and modeling the importance of open-ended and multiple outcome experiences. All facilitation will be virtual. Such activities might include: helping children design and build their own inventions, teaching safe tool usage, and supporting campers’ creative and artistic expression. The AMTCI will work collaboratively with other staff to ensure a positive learning environment and maintain a safe, educationally sound, hospitable, and challenging virtual environment for the camp. 

The AMTCI is funded by the Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) and must be filled by either a high school student or a student who has just graduated from high school (not yet attended college). The Internship is limited to no more than 20 hours per week. Applicants who have already participated in an IACA position within the same calendar year are not eligible.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prepare camp materials and coordinate delivery to campers (both drop off and pick up)
  • Facilitate and initiate interactions with children to deepen their learning experiences during the day’s program; instruction and facilitation will all be remote and utilize video conferencing technology.
  • Lead participant safety and program readiness; this includes instructing campers on set up and cleanup, may include set up and cleanup of demonstration materials.
  • Assist in post camp procedures including, but not limited to, survey and analysis, material clean up, documentation.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of DCM mission, philosophy, policies and procedures as related to camp activities.
  • Provide excellent customer service to participants and parents. Defer to Arts and Maker Specialist as needed. 
  • Participate in all staff trainings.
  • Practice safe tool usage (tool safety training will be provided)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Relationships:

Reports to the Arts & Maker Specialist.

Education and Experience:

  • Experience working with young children and/or interest in working with children a must.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent customer service verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to set up and utilize video conferencing technology
  • Ability to work well with tools a plus
  • Must exhibit problem solving, critical thinking and troubleshooting skills. 
  • Must work well in a values oriented collaborative team environment.
  • Fluency in Spanish, and/or other languages aside from English, a plus.

The following abilities are required for the position:  (a) Comprehend and speak English extensively and clearly with the public; (b) Effectively understand and communicate with children via remote technology (c) Display dexterity necessary to maintain camp materials; (d) Manipulate camp components and facility operating/maintenance equipment; (e) Stand, kneel  and move among camp materials/set upsfor extended periods of time; (f) Climb up and down stairs or use an elevator daily (g) Bend, kneel, climb and reach; (h) Lift up to 50 pounds; (i) Tolerate noise and dust in the environment and handle disinfectant and cleaning materials.

Other:

  • Must have access to  reliable transportation
  • Must adhere to appropriate dress code.
  • Must be available for training: tentatively scheduled for July 6- July 10

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HOW TO APPLY:

Download an Application
Please include a cover letter and your resume.

Submit to: jobs@dupagechildrensmuseum.org
or
DuPage Children’s Museum
301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540
Attn: Human Resources

Date Revised: June 2020

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