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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

THE BISHOP MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND NATURE

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is the most exciting museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast, with a unique combination of member and visitor experiences featuring The Planetarium, the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat, the Mosaic Backyard Universe and a constantly changing lineup of temporary exhibitions — offering something new to discover with each visit! We offer something for everyone.

Employment Opportunities

Job Description: Camp Intern

(Full Time, Seasonal, 2 Positions Available)

Camp Interns serve as a support role in The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature’s Summer Science Camps. Interns will learn, grow, and gain valuable experience as they assist in facilitating high-quality camp experiences under the mentorship of Camp Leads.

Reports To: Special Programs Manager, Camp Lead

Essential Functions:

  • Reliable attendance for a 40 hr/week summer commitment, including 1.5 weeks prior to camp for training and wrap up days at the end of camp (M-F, May 24 – August 8, not including holidays). Camp days are from 8:45 am – 4:15 pm; Intern schedules will be 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and 9:00 am – 5:00 pm during training.
  • Assist Camp Leads with implementing and delivering hands-on activities and programming.
  • Prepare and organize materials for daily camp activities.
  • Support campers in respectful and organized use of museum public spaces and exhibitions.
  • Support a safe environment for campers and staff, including following all Museum safety guidelines.
  • Support a neat, clean, and organized classroom and related facilities.
  • Foster interpersonal relationships through cooperation, helpfulness, and friendliness towards staff, campers, parents, and guests.
  • Be a role model towards campers and communicate positively with co-workers.

Qualities:

  • Able to have fun and be goofy!
  • Passion for science and learning.
  • Able to multi-task, be flexible, dependable, and responsible.
  • Able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Able to lift, pull, and push 25 pounds.

Range of Experience:

Experience working with children in a learning setting is preferred.

Compensation:

  • $12 / hour
    Seasonal staff are not eligible for benefits.
  • Applications will be reviewed starting February 1st. Positions open until filled.

Please email resume to MOBrien@bishopscience.org.

Job Description: Camp Lead

(Full Time, Seasonal, 4 Positions Available)

Camp Leads will serve fundamental roles in The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature’s Summer Science Camps. Leads will facilitate high-quality camp experiences by developing and delivering eight different, themed weeks of summer science camp.

Reports To: Special Programs Manager

Essential Functions:

  • Reliable attendance for a 40 hr/week summer commitment, including two weeks prior to camp for training, a planning week in July, and wrap up days at the end of camp (M-F, May 22 – August 8, not including holidays). Camp days are from 8:45 am – 4:15 pm; Lead schedules will be either 8:15 am – 4:15 pm OR 8:45 am -4:45 pm and 9:00 am – 5:00 pm during training.
  • Prepare and organize curriculum and materials for daily camp activities based on camp themes and previous camp curriculum.
  • Facilitate a fun learning environment by implementing hands-on programs and activities and adapting lesson plans based on campers needs and interests.
  • Lead campers in respectful and organized use of museum public spaces and exhibitions.
  • Meet camper behavioral and physical support needs in a professional and positive way, including communicating these to parents effectively.
  • Anticipate and ensure safety for campers and staff, including following all Museum safety guidelines.
  • Ensure a neat, clean, and organized classroom and related facilities.
  • Foster interpersonal relationships through cooperation, helpfulness, and friendliness towards staff, campers, parents, and guests.
  • Be a role model towards campers and a mentor to Camp Interns and Assistants (as assigned).
  • Collaborate effectively and communicate positively with Co-Leads to manage daily classroom responsibilities.
  • Communicate daily with Special Programs Manager or Co-Curators of Learning about camp developments.

Importantly, we recognize and honor that the qualifications required to excel in this position can come from a range of both professional and lived experiences. Below we describe what we believe to be important qualities for a candidate to have while remaining open to the diversity of experiences that can lead to these skill sets. We strongly encourage anyone who feels passionate about this work and believes they have what it takes to thrive in this role to apply.

Qualities

  • Passion for science education; a science or education background is a plus
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to make quick decisions
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong skills with MS Office products, including Teams
  • Able to multi-task, be flexible, dependable, and responsible
  • Able to problem solve while being positive and patient
  • Able to stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Able to lift, pull, and push 25 pounds
  • Able to have fun and be goofy!
  • First Aid and CPR certifications preferred

Range of Experience

  • Experience facilitating groups of children in a non-traditional summer-camp setting is preferred
    Experience developing and implementing hands-on and interactive curriculum (in sciences a plus)

Compensation

  • $18 / hour
    Seasonal staff are not eligible for benefits

Applications will be reviewed starting February 1st. Positions open until filled.

Please email resume to MOBrien@bishopscience.org.