Assistant Camp Leader
Maine Maritime Museum, an internationally recognized cultural institution, located on the Kennebec River in Bath seeks an Assistant Camp Leader to join our Programs Team and play a key role helping the museum to continue to grow and excel. If you are an enthusiastic and creative person who cares about Maine’s cultural heritage, who enjoys working with people, and wants to make things happen, then consider joining our team!
Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of Maine’s maritime heritage and culture through gallery exhibits, an historic shipyard, educational programs, a research Library, and narrated excursions along area waterways. Founded in 1962, the Museum is located on a beautiful 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in “The City of Ships” and provides a unique experience to visitors of all ages from around the world.
The MMM experience includes indoor galleries with changing exhibits on historic and contemporary maritime issues, the monumental evocation of the schooner Wyoming, an active boat shop that teaches traditional skills to students and adults, and popular river cruises and industry tours that help people gain an entirely new understanding and appreciation of Maine’s maritime culture. More than 275 volunteers spend their time working with the staff, the collections, and visitors to contribute to the enrichment of thousands of lives. Engaged donors support the museum in order to leave a lasting legacy that will inform – and transform – future generations. MMM strives to enrich the lives of residents and visitors and be the fullest expression of what a museum can be.
The temporary, seasonal Assistant Camp Leader provides energetic support of Maine Maritime Museum’s mission as a key member of the Programs staff. The Assistant Camp Leader is responsible for guiding eight weeks of summer day camp by facilitating safe, entertaining, and educational experiences for youth enrolled in the program. The museum prides itself on creating quality, entertaining, meaningful, and enriching programs for visitors of all ages.
The Assistant Camp Leader position reports to the Camp Leader and is a temporary, seasonal position not to exceed 40 hours a week. The Assistant Camp Leader serves as support for the Camp Leader in all camp activities. The Assistant Camp Leader is responsible for delivering environmentally focused camp programs and activities, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of campers, preparation of camp activities, assisting in the arrangement of transportation and scheduling for off-site trips, and overseeing early drop off and late pick up of campers.
Specific Duties Include:
• Teach short non-formal education activities.
• Facilitate camp activities such as games, science experiments, hikes, crafts and other camp activities.
• Set up and clean up materials for teaching programs.
• Supervise campers.
• Work with the Camp Leader to develop and implement fun activities for campers.
• Give direction to Senior Camp Counselor, Camp Counselors, and Camp Assistants.
• Give feedback on programs to Camp Leader and Education Coordinator.
• Direct volunteers to assist during the program.
• Train counselors and staff when required.
• Other duties and responsibilities as required.
• Experience educating children ages 7-11 years old.
• Have an engaging, energetic, fun, positive, and coherent teaching style.
• Display a positive and mature management style that leads by example.
• Effectively apply classroom management techniques.
• Have some knowledge of environmental science and maritime history.
• Be able to professionally represent the Maine Maritime Museum.
• Must have or obtain First Aid /CPR certification before the first day of camp.
• Ability to teach on the museum cruise boat Merrymeeting.
• Ability to lift up to 35 pounds and be outdoors for extended periods of time.
• Ability to hike over varied and non-groomed terrain for extended periods of time.
• Ability to either canoe, kayak, or paddleboard for an extended period of time.
• Facilitate and participate in active cooperative recreation games.
Weekly camp sessions run June 25th through August 24th (excluding the week of July 4th).
Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.