Museum Camp Coordinator
Reports to: Manager, Museum Camps
FLSA Status: PT, Hourly
The Museum Camp Coordinator serves as a leader and point-person at Union Terminal and at off-site, satellite locations for Museum Camps. While offsite, Museum Camps Coordinators are responsible for collaborating with the site, transporting materials and supplies, collecting and organizing camper paperwork, ensuring all museum camp staff and campers adhere to policies set by Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) and the off-site location, and communicating with campers’ families.
- Lead and direct field trips, including communicating with the bus company, confirming travel and program plans with the field trip site, and supervising staff and campers.
- Prepare and organize materials, supplies, and snacks for Museum Camps. Lead shopping trips for supplies when necessary.
- Participate in the development and implementation of camp lesson plans and activities. Coordinator should be familiar with all curriculum and be able to both write and teach educational programs.
- Communicate with campers’ parents/guardians about sickness, injury, behavioral concerns, incidents, and other issues. Answer questions from parents/guardians about camp activities and policies.
- Serve as a mentor and leader for Museum Camps Interns and work with them to guarantee organization of schedules, rosters, and paper work.
- Work with Youth and Adult Volunteers assisting with the camp day.
- Lead morning meetings at off-site locations or at Union Terminal.
- Assist Museum Camp instructors with Monday check-in and organize paperwork every Monday. Lead daily drop-off and pick-up procedures.
- Ensure that instructors receive a lunch break and supervise campers while giving breaks to instructors.
- Guarantee Museum Camps attendees’ safety by adhering to CMC’s policies and holding instructors to safety standards. This includes the close monitoring of children during lunch time, recess, on field trips, at offsite locations, and throughout the camp day. Keep campers’ medical conditions in mind during activities.
- Attend and assist with all Museum Camps training sessions.
- Serve as an instructor at both before care and after care as needed.
- Serve as substitute instructor as needed.
Education and experience:
- Must have High School Diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree, or working toward a Bachelor’s degree in education, science, history, art, social work, counseling, theatre, or related field preferred. Experience working in an educational setting (formal or informal) with children.
- Previous supervisory experience preferred.
- Experience presenting lesson plans or planned programs to children or families preferred.
- Understanding of day camp procedures/standards preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Must interact well with children.
- Must have strong leadership and people skills.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and experience organizing electronic files.
- Certified in First Aid/CPR or willing to become certified.
- Must have good communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to work with a diverse workforce.
- Must have the ability to work at multiple locations. Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license is required.
- Work week may be 0 – 40 hours. The week runs Monday-Friday between the hours of 7am – 6pm. Weekends are not required.
- Museum Camp Coordinators must have full availability must have full availability when Museum Camps are taking place unless prior approval has been ascertained before camps. In the 2018- 2019 season, this is from December 26 – 28, January 2 – 4, March 25 – 29, April 22 – 26, and April 29 – August 9. Museum Camp Coordinators must also have availability in December and March for refresher training days.
- Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs. of supplies and be able to sit, stand, and physically move about the facility.
- Must be able to stand for long periods of time while presenting programs, assisting campers, or organizing materials.
Work area is Union Terminal in classrooms, exhibit floors and other areas in and around the building. Camps will travel offsite for field trips. Field trips include standing and maneuvering through rough and uneven terrain, possibly in inclement weather. Position also requires work and travel outside of Union Terminal, including weeks that will be completely offsite at satellite Museum Camps locations including but not limited to: Cincinnati Observatory, Blue Ash Recreation Center, Villa Madonna Academy, and Cincinnati Country Day School.
To apply online go to: https://jobapply.page.link/Wkxz
We are an equal opportunity employer