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Summer Camp Counselors needed at Science Museum in Atlanta

Job Details

  • Date Posted: May 14, 2020
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Company: Fernbank Science Museum
  • Job Type: Full Time or Seasonal
  • Salary: BOE
  • Housing Offered: No
  • Experience: 0-2 yrs

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Job Summary:
Summer Camp Counselors will work alongside Fernbank Museum’s permanent staff to implement an engaging and fun day camp for campers between 5 – 13 years old. Counselors will assist with science-related games and activities, camper management, and a variety of camp-related projects. Counselors act as positive role models for campers, encouraging them to grow and learn through challenges in a fun, safe, indoor and outdoor learning environment. Summer Camp Counselors will also help with other duties in the Education Department as needed. Summer Camp Counselors should be available to work set hours each day (9am – 5pm), Monday to Friday, May 25 through August 6, 2020.


  • Assist staff in preparations and implementation for daily camp activities
  • Learn and lead pre-developed activities for your age group (content and training will be provided the first week on the job)
  • Help sign out campers as they leave each day, and lead activities and games during the AfterCare program
  • Monitor campers throughout the day; lead campers from one location to another (i.e. exhibits, outside, restrooms, etc.)
  • Photograph camp activities and upload photos daily to share with parents
  • Document camp issues as needed, including camper behavior and incidents
  • Complete daily camp set-up, cleanup, and assist with program maintenance when changes are necessary
  • Stay up to date on camp notes and changes via regularly scheduled communications from the camp director
  • Provide excellent customer service to all museum guests
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with young children, preferably in a group setting
  • Previous experience in education, natural history, environmental education, camps, childcare, or related field
  • Previous customer service a plus
  • Background in science or education is a plus

Skills and Attributes:

  • Must be available all dates between May 25 and August 6
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must pass a background check before hire
  • CPR/AED certification highly preferred
  • Must enjoy working with children between the ages of 5 and 13
  • Comfortable working daily in a consistently high-energy environment for the duration of camps
  • Flexibility and a willingness to help wherever needed; energetic and creative
  • A self-starter able to work independently and see projects through to completion
  • Enthusiasm for natural history; comfortable around reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates
  • Excellent customer service skills

To apply, download and complete application [here]. Completed applications should be submitted – along with your resume and cover letter – to our email address.