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Employment Opportunities

Current employment openings are listed on this page when positions are available. We also offer unpaid internship opportunities, and volunteer opportunities.

We are currently hiring Summer Camp Assistants and Education Assistants.

 

The Delaware Museum of Natural History’s Public Programming Department is currently seeking part-time Education Assistants to help lead a variety of educational, science-based programs such as: Scout & Community Overnights, day-time Scout programs, special events, interactive labs, group tours, outreaches and more.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in education, science, communications, or a natural history-related field preferred. College

      juniors and seniors working towards a BA/BS considered

  • Education experience preferred
  • Ability to take science concepts and teach them at an age-appropriate level
  • Knowledge of natural history
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse audience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as effectively and harmoniously as part of a team
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • May require first aid, CPR and defibrillator training

Special Requirements:

  •  Ability and willingness to assist with the responsibility for the care of the Museum’s live animal collection
  • Priority will be given to candidates with availability to work overnights (6pm – 8am), evenings, weekends and holidays.

Schedule:

  • Part-time, based on the programming needs (Annual hours average 300). Includes some overnight, weekend and holiday hours

Compensation:

  • This position is considered entry level.  The hourly rate is $10.00/hour.

Qualified candidates are invited to email their resumes to treed@delmnh.org, fax them to the attention of Terri Reed at 302-658-2610, or submit them to Delaware Museum of Natural History, ATTN: Human Resources, P.O. Box 3937, Wilmington, Delaware 19807.  EOE

The Delaware Museum of Natural History seeks Summer Camp Assistants for the 2018 Summer Camp program.  Under the direction of the Camp Facilitators the Assistants will facilitate an educational, engaging and enjoyable experience for children ages 3 to 12 years old.

Responsibilities:

  • Report to the Scout & Camp Coordinator and/or Assistant Camp Coordinator and assist the Camp Facilitators as required or requested
  • Assist the Summer Camp Facilitators with camp lessons, crafts and activities
  • Identify and respond appropriately to camper behavior issues. Refer when appropriate and/or necessary to Summer Camp Facilitator and/or Assistant Camp Coordinator
  • Assist with the set-up and clean-up of camp activities, and maintaining the cleanliness of the Museum areas used for camp programming
  • Assist with maintaining accurate records including incident reports, sign-in/sign-out sheets, and daily attendance
  • Learn and assist with the enforcement of all emergency procedures and safety guidelines associated with the camp program
  • First aid, CPR and defibrillator training and certification required (Museum provided)
  • Attend required camp staff meetings and training as required or requested (June 9, 2018)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Seniors (2018-2019 school year) will be considered
  • Previous camp or childcare experience
  • Available for a minimum of nine (9) of the ten (10) weeks of summer camp (June 11 – August 17)
  • Knowledge of natural history
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously as a team
  • Proven ability to be dependable, flexible, creative, self-directed, and resourceful
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Ability to relate to and engage with children of various educational levels and diverse backgrounds

Schedule:

  • Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Schedules may vary to accommodate before care (8:00 am-9:00 am) and after care staffing needs (4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.)

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to Terri Reed, Director of Human Resources, at treed@delmnh.org  or mail to P.O. Box 3937, Wilmington, DE 19807. Deadline for submission is Wednesday April 18, 2018. EOE