Museum Education Camp Counselor

Do you enjoy working with students and campers? Are you interested in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) topics? If so, come join the Education team this summer as Museum Education Camp Counselor at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West - a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the most frequently visited travel destinations in Arizona!

Sharply focused on ensuring our local, regional, national, and international audiences feel welcome to explore, engage in, understand and financially support the historic spaces of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin and Taliesin West, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation inspires people to discover and embrace an architecture for better living through meaningful connection to nature, the arts and each other. In Wright's own words, our vision is "to make life more beautiful, the world a better one for living in, and to give reason, rhyme and meaning to life." 

Position Summary: 

The Museum Education Camp Counselor is responsible for leading developmentally appropriate STEAM based camp programs and lessons for children in grades 2-10 which include teaching a scripted summer camp curriculum, playing games, assisting campers with hands-on projects, and exploring Taliesin West and Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy. 

Prior to the start of the camp session, the Camp Counselor will attend paid training sessions and be introduced to the camp curricula, goals, timeline, and tasks. NOTE: This is a full-time seasonal position for which candidates MUST be available throughout the summer camp season that runs Mondays-Fridays from May 24-August 4th, 2023. There is optional time off the week of July 3-7. 

Essential Functions:

  •  Implement pre-written lesson plans. 
  •  Create and refine educational activities and crafts for children in grades 2-10.
  •  Teach creative, interactive, age-appropriate lessons to approximately 20 campers a day, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  
  •  Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all campers by understanding and adhering to all Taliesin West policies and procedures. 
  •  Set up and take down tables, chairs, and other classroom supplies/equipment.
  •  Make copies and prepare materials for camp activities.
  •  Assist with distributing and cleaning up snacks and lunches for campers.
  •  Attend mandatory camp meetings and training.
  •  Interact with parents and caregivers in a positive, helpful manner. 
  •  Deliver methods for feedback from camps to help evaluate program success.
  •  Other related duties as assigned.

This is an hourly position budgeted at a wage of $17/hour. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  •  Associate's or Bachelor's Degree, or enrollment in a degree-granting program focused in a STEAM field including architecture, education, history, art history, museum studies, or a related field 
  •  Must have previous experience in formal or informal education settings with children, preferably obtained in classrooms, museums, zoos, or camp programs
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including active listening ability while interacting with diverse audiences including parents, children, fellow staff, volunteers, and the general public; ability to interpret and provide clear instructions and specifications within a teaching environment
  •  Familiarity with Microsoft Office software 
  •  Adherence to safety and infection control practices and policies at all times
  •  Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to multitask/re-prioritize when elements of assignments or projects change
  •  CPR/First Aid Certification preferred, or ability to complete certification coursework within initial training period on-the-job
  •  Must be punctual, dependable, flexible and adaptable
  •  Maintain an upbeat, positive attitude while working collaboratively and executing a variety of tasks crucial to efficient operations 

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  •  Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and consistently talk or hear; and rarely taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. 
  •  Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  •  OSHA Risk Classification for COVID-19 Exposure: Medium Risk: This position requires frequent/close contact with the public and other co-workers and is therefore determined to fall within the Medium Risk category as defined by OSHA. To further minimize risk, employees are required to follow the Foundation's Safe and Healthy Workplace guidelines and related personal and facility infection control policies.

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.