Summer Day Camp Counselor

Maine Maritime Museum (MMM), a nationally recognized cultural institution located on the Kennebec River in Bath, seeks a Summer Day 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, enjoys working with people, and wants to make things happen, then consider joining our team!

The Position

The part-time seasonal Summer Day Camp Counselor provides energetic support of MMM’s mission as a key member of the programs team. The Summer Day Camp Counselor is responsible for facilitating seven weeks of summer day camp by ensuring safe, entertaining, and educational experiences for youth enrolled in the program. The museum prides itself on creating engaging, meaningful, and enriching programs for visitors of all ages.  Summer Day Camp at the museum specifically looks to deliver memorable and quality experiences for children through low camper-to-staff ratios.

The Summer Day Camp Counselor position reports to camp leaders and is a part-time seasonal position not to exceed 40 hours a week. The Summer Day Camp Counselor is responsible for facilitating environmentally focused camp programs and activities, ensuring the safety and well-being of campers, preparation of camp activities, and supervision of campers.

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 Bath, “The City of Ships”, and provides a unique experience to visitors of all ages from around the world. Visit www.mainemaritimemuseum.org for more information.

Specific Duties Include

  • Facilitate camp activities such as games, science experiments, hikes, crafts and other camp activities
  • Set up and clean up materials for programs
  • Act as a leader to Junior Counselors and Camp Assistants
  • Give feedback on programs to Camp Leaders
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required

Qualifications

  • 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 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 and sand terrain for extended periods of time
  • Ability to either canoe, kayak, or paddleboard for a short period of time
  • Facilitate and participate in active cooperative recreation games

Additional Information

Weekly camp sessions run June 24 through August 23 (excluding four days during the week of July 4, and July 29 through Aug. 1) and an initial training day on Jun 21. Rotating staff shifts consist of: 8 am-4 pm and 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Application Requirements

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send a resume a cover letter to  seybold@maritimeme.org.

Date Posted: 2/6/2019

This position is subject to sex offender and criminal background checks.

Maine Maritime Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.