Maine Maritime Museum, an internationally recognized cultural institution, located on the Kennebec River in Bath seeks a Camp Counselor 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 Camp Counselor provides energetic support of Maine Maritime Museum’s mission as a key member of the Programs staff. The Camp Counselor is responsible for facilitating eight weeks of summer day camp by ensuring 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 Camp Counselor position reports to camp leaders and is a temporary, seasonal position not to exceed 40 hours a week. The Camp Counselor is responsible for facilitating environmentally focused camp programs and activities, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of campers, preparation of camp activities, and supervision of campers.
Specific Duties Include:
• Assist with and facilitate camp activities such as games, science experiments, hikes, crafts and other activities.
• Help set up and clean up materials for programs.
• Supervise campers.
• Other duties and responsibilities as required.
• Experience supervising children.
• Have an engaging, energetic, fun, and positive demeanor.
• Be able to model appropriate behavior to camp staff and camp participants.
• Be able to give direction and facilitate appropriate camper behavior.
• Have an interest in nature and history.
• Be able to professionally represent the Maine Maritime Museum.
• Ability to supervise children 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 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 apply using our online application form at www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. This position is subject to sex offender and criminal background checks.