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Summer Educator (up to 27.5 hrs/wk from May 28 – August 3, 2018)


27.5 hours per week for morning or afternoon shifts.  Training is required week of May 28, 2018 — June 1, 2018.  Camps begin June 4, 2018 and end August 3, 2018.  

Summer Educators are responsible for presenting and demonstrating inquiry-based science programs to campers during summer months. Duties include taking the lead role in the instruction of summer camps for ages 4K – 7th grade by developing and providing appropriate grade level programming, classroom management and instruction. Other responsibilities will include assisting with before/after care and lunch supervision, taking shifts at the High Cycle and at the Shark and Ray Touch Tank as well as assisting on the floor with informal public presentations, demonstrations and exhibit interpretation. Summer Educators may also be trained and scheduled to present Outreaches throughout the state on the weeks they are not teaching camps.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicant must possess a degree in science, education or related field; have excellent communication and customer service skills; the ability to work well with a variety of people in a fast-paced environment; comfort leading group presentations; and the ability to effectively interpret and communicate science concepts. Additional qualifications include possession of a valid Alabama driver’s license, liability insurance as required by state law and an acceptable motor vehicle report.

Physical qualifications include, but are not limited to, the ability to sit/stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift/pull/push objects up to 20 lbs.; hearing/visual acuity; exposure to chemicals/fumes; and the ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Benefits include discounts in our gift shop and food court; free admission to Adventure Halls; and on-site parking.

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