Do you love working with students and campers? Are you great with technology? Do you have a passion for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education? Then join the Education team this summer as a Virtual Camp Counselor at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation!
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation inspires people to discover and embrace an architecture for better living through meaningful connections to nature, the arts, and each other. One way we do this is through educational programs which bring architecture, art, and the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright to youth audiences.
The Virtual Camp Counselor is responsible for assisting in the preparation and teaching of virtual developmentally-appropriate STEAM based camp programs for children in grades 2-10. During camp sessions, the Virtual Camp Counselor will teach virtual summer camp curriculum via ZOOM for 1 hour daily. The remainder of the day will be spent preparing and organizing the teaching area at Taliesin West, testing technology for the day’s lesson, assisting with the concurrent on site day camp activities as needed, and virtually answering questions from campers and parents. Additionally, the Virtual Camp Counselor may be a substitute on-site counselor for on site camp as needed. The Virtual Camp Counselor is expected to work from Taliesin West.
In an initial meeting with Taliesin West Education staff, the Virtual Camp Counselor will be introduced to the respective camp curricula and become familiar with camp outline, goals, timeline, and tasks.
NOTE: This is a part-time seasonal position for an average of 25 hours per week. Candidates MUST be available throughout the summer camp season which runs Mondays-Fridays from May 24-August 13, 2021.
• Teaching virtual camp lessons and activities using pre-written curriculum.
• Assisting with the delivery of creative, interactive, age-appropriate learning experiences.
• Providing responsible care and leadership for camp participants in a digital environment.
• Maintaining weekly rosters for virtual camp and ensuring virtual campers receive any digital hand-outs in a prompt and organized manner.
• Assisting with setting up and taking down tables, chairs, and other classroom supplies/equipment for on-site camp, which runs concurrently.
• Assisting with distributing and cleaning up snacks and lunches for onsite camp.
• Attending mandatory camp meetings
• Interacting with parents and caregivers in a positive, helpful manner
• Delivering methods for feedback from camps to help evaluates program success
• Other duties as assigned
• Associates or Bachelors Degree, or enrollment in a degree-granting program focused in a STEAM field including architecture, education, or a related field required
• Experience working with children required
• Must have previous experience in formal and informal education settings with children, preferably obtained in classrooms, science museums, zoos, or summer 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, specifications, etc.within a teaching environment
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office software and ZOOM technologies; experience with Google Classroom software preferred.
• Adherence to safety and infection control practices and policies at all times
• Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to multitask/re-prioritize 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; note requirement for seasonal schedule aboveMaintain 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.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.