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Camp Educator

Posted: 03/31/2024

Position Title: Camp Educator, GCV&M Summer Camp 
Reports to: Camp and Youth Programs Manager
Hours: between 30 and 40 hours per week, seasonal - July 8 – August 23, 2024, Monday through Friday
Rate of pay$15.85 per hour
Overview of PositionCamp teachers provide mentorship and supervision of all campers in their care. They lead safe, engaging activities that support the camp curriculum and culture.
• Supervise, teach, and direct the activities and behavior of campers.  Support the class theme, program design, objectives, and camp culture / behavior  expectations. (75%)
• Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.
• Teach camp curriculum and guide campers in activities. (Allow for flexibility and adjustments according to individual and group interests and abilities.)
• Provide for campers’ wellbeing including:
• Monitor daily conditions for physical hazards and social-emotional threats, and intervening immediately as needed.
• Follow processes for notifying camp supervisors and documenting incidents.
• Mentor campers and serve as a role model in effective interpersonal communications. Help build peer-to-peer relationships. Show respect for diversity. Encourage group participation.
• Support Camp staff with positive, effective communication with parents/ guardians.
Support the implementation and continued development of GCV&M Camp class curriculum. (15%)
• Take part in Camp Teacher orientation and training.
• Review all provided Camp class curriculum materials and meet with Camp program leadership as needed to learn about teaching expectations.
• Create lesson plans and activities that support the delivery of the Camp class. Review with Camp leadership all significant additions or changes. 
• Ensure all locations, equipment, and supplies are restored to a clean and maintained condition at the end of each day.
Support the effective operation of GCV&M Camp. (10%)
• Supervise and guide Camp youth volunteers
• Properly use, care for, and help maintain GCV&M facilities and equipment including prompt reporting of needed repairs to Camp leadership.
• Share in camper check-in/ check-out duties and before/ after care supervision
• Substitute for other class teachers as needed and directed, and provide bus monitor coverage if needed
• Other duties as assigned
Qualifications and knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Must be at least 18 years of age to supervise campers and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
• Demonstrate exceptional verbal communication skills with diverse groups of people of all ages.
• Experience working with students in a camp, education, or recreational setting preferred.
• College-level degree or coursework in education, museum studies, recreation, psychology, childhood development or related area of study preferred.
• General knowledge and proficiency in the theme, activities, and goals of the Camp class being taught preferred.
Working conditions/ physical aspects of the role:
• Work is primarily performed in an outdoor setting in all but severe weather conditions; exposure to sun, heat, and rain
• Moving equipment weighing up to 25 lbs.
• Moving between 1 and 3 miles daily
• Requires inspection of sites to detect safety concerns
• May involve operation of tools and light equipment
• Indoor spaces may be in historic buildings in small spaces where care is taken to support safety and preserve museum features and collections
• Activities may involve proximity to farm animals and/or wildlife
We are currently recruiting Summer Camp Teachers for the following camps. Teaching assignments may include some or all of the weeks above (subject to change based on camper registration and as determined through the interview and hiring process).
• HISTORY CAMPSWith the GCV&M Historic Village as the setting for adventure, campers dressed in period clothing are immersed in the lives and times of young people of the 19th-century. Campers discover the Pioneer Farm, sample Village life, or dive deeper into 19th century trades, skills, and traditions. (Camper Ages: 4-6, 7-10, 11-15)
• EARTH CAMPS: Budding naturalists and outdoor adventurers will love exploring more than 550 acres of environmental preserve. Campers gain valuable knowledge of the natural world through hands-on exploration of the Nature Center ponds, woodlands, and meadows. Play in the creek, catch your first fish, hike the trails, or learn how to build a campfire. (Camper Ages: 4-6, 7-10, 11-15)
• CREATVITY CAMPSFor children who love to exercise their imaginations, we have a variety of magical experiences! Campers may tumble down the rabbit hole, flit off to Neverland, enroll in a magical academy, or search the woods for local mythological creatures as they explore, experiment, discover, and create. (Camper Ages: 4-6, 7-10, 11-15)
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Genesee Country Village & Museum is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity with respect to all employees, applicants, and interns for employment. We recruit, hire, train, and promote without discrimination due to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, citizenship, national origin, military or veteran status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
D.E.A.I Statement: Genesee Country Village & Museum is actively committed to broadening our understanding of DEAI (Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion), and making it part of everything that we do.  Guided by our mission, values, and inclusive culture of curiosity, we strive to dismantle inequity and address erasure through ongoing dynamic interpretation, communications, research, and outreach.  We celebrate the stories of our shared past; connect the rich diversity of the 19th century to the present; and collaborate with the communities we serve to create welcoming spaces for learning, work, exploration, and play. To learn more about GCV&M’s DEAI commitment click here Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI)  – Genesee Country Village & Museum ( 

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