Seasonal Summer Camp Coordinator
Do you enjoy working with children? Are you looking for a fun summer job? The Littleton Museum has an exciting opportunity for two seasonal Summer Camp Coordinators. The Summer Camp Coordinator oversees and coordinates the museum's summer camps for children, recreating daily life activities using the museum's resources of buildings, livestock, land area, and historic artifacts and objects. The ideal candidate will have a love of history and enjoys working with and educating children. Our 2020 Summer Camps include Adventures in History, Young Pioneers, and Critters & Crafts. To learn more about the camps, click here: Summer Camps
This is a seasonal summer position from May 19th to August 7th and is an excellent opportunity for college students, teachers, or others seeking seasonal summer employment.
Must be able to work May 19, 2020 to August 7, 2020.
Most weeks, position will work 32 hours per week. Position will work 40 hours per weeks during the following weeks:
August 3-7This posting will remain open until finalists are identified or the positions are filled.
- Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Oversees museum's summer camp programs, working with children ages four through twelve. Must be able to provide structure and discipline to children while performing educational activities.
- Educates museum visitors through accurate characterization and interpretation of events and activities of the past. This interaction includes continual conversation (interpretation) with visitors while recreating events and performing activities of the farm era of the 1850's through 1910.
- Operates equipment and uses tools of the 1850's-1910 to perform physically demanding work in the household, garden, farm, field, and blacksmith shop while wearing historically accurate dress.
- May serve as an Emergency Worker.
- Performs other similar duties as assigned.
- Minimum Qualifications
- Requires standard high school diploma or GED and,
- One (1) year previous training or work experience in teaching or working in a public setting for educational and special recreational needs; handwork, trade, or craft work of the late nineteenth or early twentieth century; or
- An equivalent combination of education, formal training, and work experience which produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
- Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Requires advanced knowledge of the principles, techniques, and practices of teaching and/or interpretation.
- Solid knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of public speaking and public presentations.
- Basic knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of animal husbandry, gardening, farm trades and crafts.
- Requires excellent interpersonal, customer service, and verbal communication skills; the ability to effectively communicate and interact with customers of diverse backgrounds.
- The skill and ability to perform work safely in close proximity to museum visitors and livestock.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
- This position includes physical activities that range from moderate to strenuous. Long periods of sitting, standing or walking may be required. Physical activities include: lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects weighing up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.
- Some of this work is performed indoors in a standard office environment, museum exhibit galleries, or classrooms. Most of this work is performed outdoors on the museum grounds, farmyards, and in historic buildings.
- May be exposed to allergens such as mold, dust, dander, feathers, smoke, and natural elements and odors produced by animals including birds, cats, and livestock as well as extreme heat or cold, with or without temperature changes.