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JOB: Lead Camp Instructor for ages 4-9

Job Title: Lead Camp Instructor for ages 4-9
Department: Education
Reports To: Education Coordinator
Salary Range: $10/hour, 40 hours/week (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Status:
Seasonal Employment – Full Time Non-Exempt
Starting Date: May 24
Ending Date: August 13

GENERAL PURPOSE

To deliver the Marine Discovery Summer Camp Program to children ages 4-9. The Lead Camp Instructor will utilize the classroom, kayaks, a boat and the outdoor environment to teach a hands on, feet-wet summer camp curriculum. The Lead Camp Instructor must demonstrate the ability to interact professionally and exercise careful oversight of all campers, volunteers, parents, MDC staff, MDC Board and the general public. This position calls for excellent independent work skills, and the ability to multi-task is essential.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS

Teaching and Program Activities
Under supervision of the Education Staff the Lead Camp Instructor will:
● Ensure that health, happiness and safety are top priorities at all times.
● Lead activities, games, arts and crafts, and songs.
● Provide an understanding of marine topics.
● Oversee all campers.
● Set-up and breakdown all activities.
● Keep inventory of supplies up to date.
● Organize educational and recreational activities.
● Meet and greet parents/guardians and participants at check-in and check-out each day.
● Be prepared to get wet and muddy in the field.
● Clean and maintain grounds and facilities as needed.
● All other duties as assigned by the Education Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Training:
B.A. or B.S. in Environmental Science, Biology or Education degree preferred. A background in K-12 education in either a classroom or an informal environmental education setting is desirable. Computer literate in Microsoft Office.

Licensure/Certification:
CPR and First Aid. A prerequisite to employment will be a criminal background check per the Volusia County School Board Jessica Lunsford Act.

Other:
The successful candidate will have excellent writing and communication skills, a positive attitude, enjoyment of the outdoors, and an ability to communicate environmental education principles to children. Sufficient mobility and strength to move about the facility, on and off of boats, assist children and move educational equipment (lift at least 50 pounds). The individual must be able to work in sometimes adverse conditions that include rain, heat, insects, etc.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Michelle West, Education Coordinator at the Marine Discovery Center at michelle@marinediscoverycenter.org. All applications must be submitted by March 15, 2021.

INTERNSHIP: Summer Camp Assistant Intern

Job Title: Summer Camp Assistant Internship
Department: Education
Start-End Date: June 1 – August 13, 2021
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

GENERAL PURPOSE

To assist in the delivery of the Marine Science Summer Camp Program to children ages 4-16. The Summer Camp Assistant will utilize the classroom, kayaks, a boat and the outdoor environment to teach a hands-on, feet-wet summer camp curriculum. The Summer Camp Assistant must demonstrate the ability to interact professionally and exercise careful oversight of all campers, volunteers, and parents, and to work with MDC staff, MDC Board and the general public. This position requires excellent independent work skills and the ability to multitask.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS

Teaching and Program Activities
Under supervision of the Education Staff the Summer Camp Assistant will:
● Ensure that health, happiness, and safety of the campers are top priorities at all times.
● Assist with activities, games, arts and crafts, and songs.
● Provide an understanding of marine topics.
● Assist in the supervision of all campers.
● Help with setup and breakdown of all activities.
● Keep inventory of supplies up to date.
● Be prepared to get wet and muddy in the field.
● Clean and maintain grounds and facilities as needed.
● Assist with administrative duties.
● All other duties as assigned by the Education Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Training:
An undergraduate student currently enrolled in an accredited environmental education program, education, marine science program, or a related field. Experience in K-12 education in either a classroom or an informal environmental education setting is desirable. Computer literate in Microsoft Office.

Licensure/Certification:
CPR and First Aid certification preferred. A prerequisite to employment will be a criminal background check per the Volusia County School Board Jessica Lunsford Act.

Other:
The successful candidate will have excellent writing and communication skills, a positive attitude, enjoyment of the outdoors, and an ability to communicate environmental education principles to children. This individual must also have sufficient mobility and strength to move about the facility, on and off boats, assist children and to move educational equipment (lift at least 50 pounds). The individual must also be able to work in adverse conditions that include rain, heat, insects, etc. This position is an unpaid internship and the student is responsible for finding housing accommodations.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

You must submit the following documents to be considered for the position:
1) Cover letter describing your personal and academic goals for this internship
2) Resume
3) College/university transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
4) References (minimum of two)
5) MDC Internship Application

All documents must be submitted to Michelle West, Education Coordinator, by email at michelle@marinediscoverycenter.org. Application will be open until filled.

INTERNSHIP: Amphitheater Events Intern

Job Title: Amphitheater Events Internship
Department: Facilities/Fund Development
Start-End Date: Spring semester 2021 (internship may be extended if needed)
Hours: Flexible; Must be willing to work evenings and weekends
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

GENERAL PURPOSE

To assist in the production of events in the Hunter Amphitheater at the Marine Discovery Center. The Amphitheater Events Intern must demonstrate the ability to interact professionally with volunteers, MDC staff, MDC Board members and the general public. This position requires excellent independent work skills and the ability to multitask.

QUALIFICATIONS

Technical/Production:
· Audio Visual skills, both analog and digital
· Trained in audio mix and mastering techniques
· Understanding of stage management, operations and lighting
· Knowledge of all types of musical instruments
· Ability to book talent and reviewing contracts

General:
· Lead and direct volunteers and paid employees
· Work weekends and evenings based on theatre scheduling
· Demonstrate good telephone skills
· Open to constructive criticism and able to follow directions

Education/Training:
An undergraduate student currently enrolled in a program involving stage management, live sound and show production, film production or a related field. Experience in theater production and/or event management is desirable. Computer literate in Microsoft Office.

Licensure/Certification:
A prerequisite to employment will be a criminal background check per the Volusia County School Board Jessica Lunsford Act. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Other:
This individual must also have sufficient mobility and strength to move about the facility and lift equipment (at least 50 pounds). The individual must also be able to work in adverse conditions that include rain, heat, insects, etc. This position is an unpaid internship and the student is responsible for finding housing accommodations and their own travel arrangements.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

You must submit the following documents to be considered for the position:
1) Cover letter describing your personal and academic goals for this internship
2) Resume
3) College/university transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
4) References (minimum of two)
5) MDC Internship Application

All documents must be submitted to Guy Flick, Facilities Coordinator, by email at guy@marinediscoverycenter.org. Application will be open until filled.