Want to have a Fun & Rewarding Summer? Join Club SciKidz MD
Club SciKidz’s commitment to providing world class science enrichment opportunities for children ages 4-15, can only be met by recruiting the best employees. As a member of our company, you will become a part of the Club SciKidz family. Our mission is to create an environment that teaches and nurtures the children under our care. We believe that all children are scientists and that our professional staff can make them better scientists! The bottom line is that our summer camps and school programs are only as good as our personnel. We are extremely selective and we are always looking for the top talent across the country. Do you have what it takes to join one of the most exciting children’s science companies in the country? If so, take a look at some of the job descriptions below!
We will begin hiring staff for Summer 2022 in late January/early February.
2022 Counselor-in-Training Program
This year we are excited to once again offer our CIT program for 14 and 15 year olds. This three/four-week long volunteer program gives teenagers the opportunity to assist in our camps. They will be learning about our programs, gaining experience working with children, and learning basic job etiquette skills. The goal of the program is that when they are 16 years old, they can be hired as a Club SciKidz junior counselor. This program also allows them to build their resume and volunteerism, and some schools accept this volunteer opportunity as learning service hours*. (Check with your individual school to see if hours from for-profit organizations count). We accept CIT applications starting in mid-January, do the interview process throughout March and beginning of April, and try to have CITs confirmed by end of April.
Summer Camp Directors, Lead Instructors, Technology Experts, Counselors and Jr. Counselors
Club SciKidz demands that all staff positions be filled with candidates who exhibit the following characteristics:
- High work ethic (completing the job with an excellent attitude!)
- And above all … an absolute love for children, desire to make sure the camper has an unforgettable camp experience/memory, and a genuine interest in science!
Our Camp Directors are responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of the Day Camp Site. This includes the supervision of all lead teachers, camp counselors, junior counselors and campers. Director candidates must meet the criteria listed above while having experience in leadership and risk management. Camp Directors will be accountable for following Club SciKidz’s guidelines for operation as well as respecting and protecting the Club SciKidz brand. Camp Directors will report directly to the owner of Club SciKidz. This is a great job for teachers looking for a fun summer job!
Certified teachers preferred, although college graduates with adequate experience will be considered. All applicants must submit to a background check and be able to commit to work four-eight weeks throughout the summer. We aim to form teams at each campsite to make each location a personalized and fun experience, so applicants who are available more summers are preferred. Candidates must (no exceptions) attend our paid training sessions!
Because of the specificity of our technology camps, we are looking for applicants who have experience with 3D printing, robotics, drones, and coding. Applicants who have experience with multiple areas is a plus. For 3D printing, we are looking for folks who not only know how to print pre-made designs but can design own builds using various programs and have basic problem solving with fixing minor issues that arise with the printers. For our QuadCopter camp, applicants need to have experience flying drones, implementing safety protocols and preforming basic maintenance. We offer a few different coding camps that use the Code Kingdoms program which uses Java and Lua code. Our LEGO robotics camps use Mindstorm NXT and EV3 LEGOs.
Our lead instructors must be a certified teachers or a be recent graduate with a teaching degree. Our goal each year is to recruit the best possible teachers. We will implement a four-step process to help us reach our goal of hiring head teachers that will not only demonstrate a love for children, but will protect our respected Club SciKidz brand.
Lead instructors will be role models for our campers and will take this job seriously by providing a positive and friendly interaction with the campers in an environment that allows the campers to feel safe, comfortable and excited about the task at hand. Therefore, lead instructors must meet the criteria listed above in addition to being highly energetic and enjoy the camp experience! This is perfect for teachers looking to have a fun summer job focusing on sharing their passion for learning with campers. This is also a perfect opportunity for recent graduates to receive an experience similar to working full time in a classroom setting. Candidates must (no exceptions) attend our paid training sessions!
Our Camp Counselors must be high school graduates and/or college students. Our goal each year is to recruit the best possible Camp Counselors from college campuses all over the country. Camp Counselors will be role models for our campers and will take this job seriously by providing a positive and friendly interaction with campers while getting them excited about the task at hand. Therefore, Camp Counselors (along with meeting the criteria listed above) must be highly energetic and demonstrate that they too are enjoying the camp experience! This is a perfect job for college students looking for a fun summer job! We do not require a specific degree for Camp Counselors- we want people who strive to provide a great camp experience for children! Candidates must (no exceptions) attend our paid training sessions!
This is the perfect opportunity for high school students (at least 16 years old) entering their junior/senior year or graduates entering their freshman year of college to gain experience with children and teaching. As a junior counselor you are expected to protect and respect the Club SciKidz brand. Junior counselors will be role models for our campers and will take this job seriously by providing a positive and friendly interaction with campers while getting them about the task at hand. Candidates must (no exceptions) attend our paid training sessions!
YEAR ROUND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
After School Instructors
Club SciKidz has an extensive after school program during the school year. After school instructors are responsible for delivering our Science and Technology enrichment programs to children in grades K-5th. The ideal candidates will posess a college education and have experience and a love for working with children. Our enrichment programs operate Monday through Friday directly after the school day ends. In science, students complete a hands-on project that they can take with them. In the LEGO Robotics class, students work on completing a series of robotic projects and end with a robot project that they can demonstrate to their parents on the last day of class. Instructors teach one session at a different school each day. All candidates must provide references, have a background check, and complete a two day training program. This is an ideal job for college students, stay at home moms and dads, and retirees.
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