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Summer Camp Head Counselor @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Mathematics & Sciences, Education, Mentorship, Leadership
  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • 2430 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, 60614
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Attend a two-week training, June 12 to June 23, to participate in skills training sessions, develop curricula, and prepare activities for camp sessions. Head Counselors will use the Museum’s resources to write environmental education camp curricula. Head Counselors are responsible for creating and/or gathering all supplies needed for activities within a given budget and time frame.

Following the training and curriculum development period, Head Counselors will facilitate planned activities with campers during camp sessions. Head Counselors will supervise a group of campers with the help of one to two Counselors. Head Counselors will support the Camp Directors in the mentoring of the Counselors. Head Counselors who are assigned to facilitate the 8-9 year old camps may also manage off-site field trip programs along with the Camp Directors. By completing the training, Head Counselors will be able to show competencies in curriculum development, informal education instruction, written and oral communication, group management, and science content knowledge of our local habitats

The term of this position is from June 12 to August 18 (end date negotiable for those returning to school). The Head Counselors are scheduled to work up to 37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8am – 4pm. Head Counselors will be asked to staff our Aftercare program from 3-5pm at least one session of camp, shifting their start time those days. Preferences will be shared but they cannot be guaranteed as schedules are formalized. In addition, the Head Counselors are expected to attend several evening Camp Open Houses and a CPR and First Aid Training, if not currently certified.