Job Title: Camp Technology Instructor Job or Internship-Field Experience 2021
Looking to make a difference in a child’s life? Interested in helping children reach their goals? Join our mission-driven team at ESF Camps & Experiences for a fun and rewarding summer as a Camp Technology Instructor! ESF is hiring motivated leaders with prior experience supervising children who believe in ESF’s mission, build positive relationships and ensure the well-being of others.
THE VALUE OF THE ESF INTERNSHIP, INDEPENDENT STUDY or FIELD EXPERIENCE- ESF offers offer paid summer jobs and internship/independent study/field experience opportunities. All positions include internship/independent study/field experience components such as training, mentoring, goal-based evaluations, as well as hands-on experience working with children in a structured environment with education-based activities. ESF Team Members can experience these components as part of an internship/independent study/field experience or as a summer job.
Joining our summer team offers the following benefits:
· A chance to make a diﬀerence in the life of a child
· Fun and rewarding experience working with children while getting paid
· Working on a dynamic, talented team
· Structured environment includes education-based activities (science, art, technology, theater, and teambuilding/leadership) with sports and aquatics.
· Paid training & experience: Extensive training and experience in behavior management, health & safety, crisis management, leadership development, and teaching & coaching children.
· Reimbursement for position-specific training (i.e. Lifeguarding)
· Consistent daily schedule, Monday-Friday, weekends off. Typically 8-9 weeks, 35+ hours/week (excluding July 4 holiday). Additional hours available via extended day program.
· Mentoring by ESF’s summer leadership team who are professionals in education and related fields.
· Formal goal-based evaluation process with feedback on performance
· Professional networking and resume building
Summer Job & Internship, Independent Study or Field Experiences – Next Steps:
1. Review Position Description: Please see responsibilities & requirements in this description
2. Job or internship/independent study/field experience options: Candidates can choose between using an ESF summer position as a job or internship/independent study/field experience.
3. Apply online: Candidates view job posting and apply online at www.esfjobs.com
4. Interview process: Candidates will go through ESF interview & selection process based on current openings and candidate experience/background related to job requirements.
5. College/University Approval Required: Internship/independent study/field experiences (credit or non-credit) are subject to approval from a professor or college official within a major/degree area.
6. Approval Process from College/University:
a. Student communicates internship/independent study/field experience interest to their professor/advisor and during the ESF interview process.
b. Approval process can be completed only if candidate receives and accepts an ESF job offer.
c. ESF works with the student and faculty member to determine and fulfill internship requirements for the student’s particular degree/course.
At ESF, our Technology Instructors are referred to as Lead Teachers. Technology Lead Teachers’ hours are typically from 8:15am-3:45pm; Monday – Friday. Start and end times may vary depending on the location and camp. Technology Lead Teachers also have the opportunity to work extended hours for additional income. Depending on the location, Lead Teachers typically work 4 consecutive weeks in July and early August.
A Technology Lead Teacher has the opportunity to teach campers in any of the following camp programs:
– Jr. Robotics Journey with Ozobots and Dash & Dot Programming (K-1st grades): Campers will use Dash & Dot’s programming on this journey into robotics with Ozobots and visual coding.
– Jr. Robobuilder with Snap Circuits & LEGO® WeDO (2nd-4th grades): Campers will learn robotics with LEGO® WeDo and Snap Circuits, using programming, coding and competitive design.
– Design and Develop 2D Arcade Games using Scratch® (2nd-4th grades): Campers learn about game design, animation and programming while creating 2D arcade games in Scratch®.
– Ultimate 3D Gaming with Minecraft® and ROBLOX® (2nd-4th grades): Using drag-and-drop tools, campers learn to design and build their own “environments” with Minecraft® and Roblox®.
– 3D Game Design and Development with ROBLOX® Studio (5th-7th grades): Utilizing ROBLOX® Studio campers will design 3D games, using various techniques, lighting, and textures.
– Flight School: Drones Expeditions (4th- 6th & 5th-7th grade levels): With a focus on the science, technology and engineering of flight, campers will build and test indoor, aerodynamic drones.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
– Provide group supervision of campers with attention to behavior and group management, safety, security and skill development. Inform site director of any concerns regarding the health and safety of the campers.
– Inform site director of any concerns regarding the health and safety of the campers.
– In order to provide the appropriate ratio, the site director must approve any non-contracted requests for time off, schedule changes, or alterations to the schedule.
– Implement BSD and ESF curriculum; bring lesson plans to life for campers through participation, support and guidance.
– Use effective classroom management skills to lead the activity and effectively create an inclusive, fun environment.
– Motivate campers by creating fun for them in your activity (i.e. songs, games, cheers, etc.). Provide choice and maintain flexibility within the boundaries of the program.
– Encourage creativity and critical thinking while implementing daily lesson plans provided by BSD and ESF in a fun and effective manner.
– Work effectively with fellow Lead Teachers and Counselors; collaborate on daily responsibilities
– Complete assigned paperwork
– Serve as a positive role model to campers
– Outstanding communication skills which include the ability to use clear, concise and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger community
– Push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of thirty-five (35) pounds across campus
– Work outside, upright and mobile for six (6) to eight (8) hours per day
– Respond to emergency situations which may include running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and ascending stairs without undue exertion
– Possess physical capacity to fulfill all essential job functions – responsibilities listed above
– Other responsibilities as assigned
– A minimum of two (2) years college completed, teaching certification is preferred.
– Prior classroom teaching/field work experience or two (2) years of ESF experience is required.
– Previous experience working with children in a camp setting is also preferred.
– Understanding or interest in Computer and Technology related programming/subject matter
– It is understood you will complete all trainings and pre-employment credentials required by ESF and the state you are working in.
Covid 19 Health & Safety Protocols
ESF has developed and will be implementing an Advanced Safety Plan to ensure our campers, team members, and parents thrive in a safe environment. This plan includes detailed safety measures in the following areas. Team members will be trained on all protocols and full compliance is expected.
· Limited enrollment and smaller group sizes
· Camper & staff screening with use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
· Cleaning, disinfection & handwashing
· Premier outdoor facilities
· Reasonable contact reduction, including social distancing practices
· Symptom Management Action Plan
· Specialized Safety Training
Other Requirements/Competencies for Success:
– Understand and support the mission of the organization
– Commit to the growth and development of youth
– Always have a positive, can-do attitude
– Demonstrate excellent judgment; identify problems and work quickly to find solutions
– Desire to make a difference in the life of a child
– Attendance and punctuality
– Demonstrate the ESF Virtues of Character (Gratitude, Respect, Trustworthiness, Effort, Kindness, Positivity, Resilience, Community) in camp on a daily basis
– Follow the ESF Code and maintain the ESF Look at all times
– Exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and to adhere to all company policies
· Reports directly to and takes direction from the Camp Director. May also take direction from and is overall accountable to the Site Director.
Description is subject to change at any time.
Apply online at www.esfjobs.com