SUMMARY: Promotes history and science through outdoor education. Assists the Education Manager with program management and development of materials that incorporate the mission and philosophy of the Museum. Promotes a positive atmosphere for children to learn and have fun.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Must comply with Florida Department of Children and Family Services (D.C.F.) guidelines where appropriate and contract requirements must be met prior to the beginning of camp.
Must have a safe driving record if transporting campers.
Conducts a quality educational and recreational camp program that is hands-on and stimulating to the children.
Collaborates with co-teacher in delivering a quality summer camp lesson. Lesson plans are written for you.
Shares responsibility with the co-teacher for camp management, instruction, materials preparation and other duties to insure that the camp runs in an orderly and safe manner if additional teacher is assigned.
Shares early duty hours and/or late duty hours unless a change is requested and approved by the Education Manager. For kindergarten and first grade: work hours are 7:30 am to 1:15 pm and 12:00pm-5:45pm and swing shift 8:45am-4:15pm. For 2nd-5th grade: work hours are 7:30am-12:45pm and 12:15pm-5:45pm (hours may vary depending on field trips)
Communicates promptly and directly with parents when there are problems such as injuries, misbehavior, etc. The teacher(s) will keep the Education Manager informed of any problems that arise.
Maintains areas of the Museum used by camp.
Attends the scheduled orientation meetings.
Complies with all Museum policies, procedures and practices. See Camp Teacher’s Handbook.
Other duties may be assigned by the Education Manager.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred: teaching certificate and background in science and/or history.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of children.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
All Florida Department of Children and Family Services (D.C.F.) requirements must be met which includes a background check. Must have a current Florida Drivers License and a safe driving record.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit.
The employee must regularly lift and or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works outside in Florida’s varying weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.