Adventures In Nature Counselor

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The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is seeking a Camp Counselor, Adventures In Nature-Summer Camp (Seasonal). As part of the Education & Exhibits Division, the Camp Counselor works closely with the Camp Lead and Manager, Programs to support, implement and facilitate summer camp programs.

This position has the following responsibilities, but are not limited to:
  • Activity development & facilitation.
  • Supporting AIN Instructors during camp sessions as a teacher’s aide.
  • Admin/programmatic duties as assigned.
  • Become familiar with camp programs and museum resources at both the Page and Natural History Museum in order to be able to provide support for camp instructors and staff.
  • May interact with Guest Relations, Gallery Interpreters, Research and Collections and other staff at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the Page Museum.

This position has the following requirements:
  • Very flexible and helpful with an ability to quickly learn the Camps’ rules & Museum resources
  • Desire and ability to work with children, both in indoors and outdoors environments
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance
  • Ability to assist in teaching an activity
  • Be fun, enthusiastic, have a sense of humor, patience, and self-control and a high degree of professionalism and courteousness
  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent follow through and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal English communication skills. Bilingual ability, especially Spanish, is a plus
  • Experience working with a diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • High School graduate or equivalent, and at least 18 years of age.
  • General interest in education, natural science, or related field
  • Previous experience with summer camps or another informal learning environment with children, and a general interest in natural history sciences is a plus

Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a temporary full time position from June 16, 2014 - August 15, 2014.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, No Phone Calls, No Fax.

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