Summer Camp Assistant

Posted on 03/23/2020

Summer Camp Assistant
Discovery Lab – Application Deadline: Open until filled

Reports to: Education Manager

Job summary
The Camp Assistant will assist the Museum Educator in teaching hands-on STEM/Health & Wellness classes to children at the Discovery Lab. The camp assistant will help teach children to be innovative, creative, critical thinkers, problem solvers, communicators, and collaborators.

This is a temporary full-time position. The ideal candidate will have availability June 1 - August 7, Monday - Friday, 9:15 am - 5:45 pm.

Duties and responsibilities
Primary functions:

  • Assist in delivering STEM/Health & Wellness classes to children ages 4-12
  • Provides lunch coverage for the museum educator
  • Assist in coverage for before/aftercare

Secondary functions:

  • Supporting Discovery Lab's culture by assisting with guest experience, customer service, and any other initiative that align to the mission of the museum.
  • Assumes tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Education Manager.

Qualification requirements
Knowledge and skills:

  • Reliable and punctual.
  • Ability to follow basic instructions.
  • Ability to build relationships with children.
  • Professional communication and conduct.
  • Ability to recognize and respond appropriately to safety and security issues.

Education and work experience:

  • Must have a minimum 3 years of high school experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Attention to detail.
  • Effective organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working with children.
  • Experience working in a camp setting. Working conditions

Working conditions

  • This job is a temporary special project, full-time, non-exempt, hourly position.


The work schedule for this job will be:
June 1st - 2nd, 9:15am - 5:45pm**
June 8th - 12th, 9:15am - 5:45pm
June 15th - 19th, 9:15am - 5:45pm
June 22nd - 26th, 9:15am - 5:45pm
June 29th - July 2nd, 9:15am - 5:45pm**
July 6th - 10th, 9:15am - 5:45pm
July 13th - 17th, 9:15am - 5:45pm
July 20th - 24th, 9:15am - 5:45pm
July 27th - 31st, 9:15am - 5:45pm
August 3rd - 7th, 9:15am - 5:45pm

**on these days, camps are only 1/2 day long, so days may end at 12:30pm depending on the amount of children that sign up for the camp. But the assistant will need to be available for the posted times in case camps fill.

Physical requirements

  • 20% Sitting, 70% Standing, 10% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling no more than 10-30 lbs.

Additional requirements

  • Valid driver's license.
  • Reliable means of transportation.
  • Pre-employment and/or pre-duty checks, such as criminal background check, alcohol and drug test, and reference check

Interested applicants need to submit a Discovery Lab application, resume, and cover letter. The application can be found at

Discovery Lab is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other basis made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations.