Position Title: Tinkering Camp Lead
Status: Part time, Non-exempt, Short Term: July 1–July 31 2021
Job Classification: Educator
Hourly Rate: $16-18 per hour
The vision of DuPage Children’s Museum is that all children reach their full unique learning potential through equitable access to hands-on play and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) based experiences. The Tinkering Camp Lead (TCL) serves a critical role in advancing the vision by being a vital part of DCM’s Summer Tinkering Camp. The TCL will oversee campers’ learning and experimentation during daily and special programming by encouraging and modeling the importance of open-ended and multiple outcome experiences. Such activities might include: helping children design and build their own inventions, teaching safe tool usage, and supporting campers’ creative and artistic expression. The TCLs will be responsible for ensuring volunteers/interns/staff work collaboratively with each other to provide a positive learning environment and maintain a safe, educationally sound, hospitable, and challenging environment for the camp.
Education and Experience:
Skills and Abilities:
The following abilities are required for the position: (a) Visually keep track of visitors, materials, and camp functioning; (b) Comprehend and speak English extensively and clearly with the public; (c)effectively understand and communicate with children; (d) Assist visitors in emergency situations; (e) Display dexterity necessary to work with tools and building material; (f) Manipulate camp components and facility operating/maintenance equipment; (g) Stand, kneel and move for extended periods of time; (h) Climb up and down stairs or use an elevator daily (i) Bend, kneel, climb and reach; (i) Lift up to 50 pounds; (j) Tolerate noise and dust in the environment and handle disinfectant and cleaning materials; (k) Work outside in the heat and sun for an extended period of time.
HOW TO APPLY:
Download an Application
Please include a cover letter and your resume.
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
DuPage Children’s Museum
301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540
Attn: Human Resources