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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 staff, including an Assistant Summer Camp Coordinator (Seasonal/Temporary), a Summer Camp Lead (Seasonal/Temporary), and Summer Camp Assistants (Seasonal/Temporary).

 

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Assistant Summer Camp Coordinator (Seasonal/Temporary)

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Reports to:  Scout & Camp Coordinator

FLSA Status:  Hourly/Non-exempt

Rate of pay:  $11.50/hour

Summary:

  • Under the direction of the Scout & Camp Coordinator the Assistant Summer Camp Coordinator will oversee the Summer Camp Leads and Summer Camp Assistants and facilitate an educational, engaging and enjoyable experience for children ages 3 to 12 years old.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee the summer camp staff, programming and day-to-day camp related responsibilities in the absence and/or at the request of the Scout & Camp Coordinator
  • Proactively prepare for the scheduled camps assuring all needed supplies are purchased and available in a timely manner
  • Assist the Summer Camp Leads implement camp lessons, crafts and activities if needed
  • Identify and respond appropriately to camper behavior issues. Refer when appropriate and/or necessary to Scout & Camp Coordinator
  • Assist with the set-up and clean-up of camp activities. Responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the Museum areas used for camp programming
  • Maintain accurate records including incident reports, sign-in/sign-out sheets, and daily attendance
  • Enforce 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 (Saturday June 8, 2019)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Available for a minimum of eight of the ten weeks of summer camp (June 17th – August 23rd)
  • Pursuing or earned a Bachelor’s degree in education, science or museum studies
  • Demonstrated experience as a summer camp staff leader and/or educator
  • 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 communication skills
  • Ability to relate to and engage with children of various educational levels and diverse backgrounds
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office product applications

Schedule:

  • Schedule will vary to accommodate before-care (8:00 am – 9:00 am) and after care staffing needs (4:00 pm – 5:30 pm). Schedule to be made in collaboration with Scout & Camp Coordinator

Other Functions:

  • This job description is not designed to cover all functions, duties, activities or responsibilities that are required. Functions, duties, activities and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

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 Friday April 19, 2019. EOE

 Summer Camp Lead (Seasonal/Temporary)

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Reports to:  Scout & Camp Coordinator

FLSA status:  Hourly/Non-exempt

Rate of pay:  $10.00/hour

Summary:

  • Under the direction of the Scout & Camp Coordinator the Summer Camp Lead facilitates an educational, engaging and enjoyable experience for children ages 3 to 12 years old.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute camp lessons, crafts and activities. Provide direction to Summer Camp Assistants and volunteers assisting with the camps
  • Responsible for the set-up and clean-up of camp activities. Maintain cleanliness of the Museum areas used for camp programming
  • Identify and respond appropriately to camper behavior issues. Refer when appropriate and/or necessary to Assistant Coordinator
  • Upon request, assist Assistant Coordinator with maintaining accurate records including incident reports, sign-in/sign-out sheets, and daily attendance
  • 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 (Saturday June 8, 2019)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Pursuing a college degree in education, science or museum studies preferred
  • Experience as a summer camp counselor and/or educator
  • Available for a minimum of ten (10) of the eleven (11) weeks of summer camp (June 10th – August 23rd)
  • 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 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 will vary to accommodate before care (8:00 am-9:00 am) and after care staffing needs (4:00pm-5:30pm)

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 Friday April 19, 2019. EOE

 Summer Camp Assistants (Seasonal/Temporary)

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Reports to:  Scout & Camp Coordinator

FLSA status:  Hourly/Non-exempt

Rate of pay:  $9.00/hour

Summary:

  • Under the direction of the Scout & Camp Coordinator and Leads, the Assistants will facilitate an educational, engaging and enjoyable experience for children ages 3 to 12 years old.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Summer Camp Leads implement camp lessons, crafts and activities
  • Assist with the set-up and clean-up of camp activities, and maintaining the cleanliness of the Museum areas used for camp programming
  • Identify and respond appropriately to camper behavior issues. Refer when appropriate and/or necessary to Summer Camp Lead and/or Assistant Camp Coordinator
  • Upon request, assist Lead and/or Assistant Coordinator with maintaining accurate records including incident reports, sign-in/sign-out sheets, and daily attendance
  • 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 (Saturday June 8, 2019)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. College coursework preferred. High Schools seniors (2019-2020 school year) will be considered
  • Previous camp or childcare experience
  • Available for a minimum of ten (10) of the eleven (11) weeks of summer camp (June 10th – August 23rd)
  • 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 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 will vary to accommodate before care (8:00 am-9:00 am) and after care staffing needs (4:00pm-5:30pm)

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 Friday April 19, 2019. EOE