Camp Jr. Inventors Club Specialist/Teacher

Position Summary
Our Major Camp team consists of Specialists/Teachers with backgrounds in education, art, theater, music, fashion, sports business, science, technology, engineering, etc. The Jr Inventors Club Specialist/Teacher is dedicated to sharing knowledge, implementing ESF curriculum and teaching methodologies, encouraging campers to solve thought-provoking questions, work collaboratively in teams, and to develop and present a final project.
Position Scope Factors
Program Description(s):
Learn about famous inventors, life changing inventions, Rube Goldberg devices and more. Experience the design process, brainstorm with other campers and transform your ideas into inventions that will improve the world we live in today. Apply your ingenuity, creativity and innovative thinking to design and build the world's next great invention.
A Major Camp Specialist/Teacher teaches a minimum of 1 class but may also be considered to teach various programs at 1 or more locations.
Local teaching opportunities:
Chestnut Hill, PA at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Haverford, PA at The Haverford School
If you are interested in traveling to any of the locations listed below, ESF will provide hotel accommodations, mileage reimbursement, and a food stipend:
Montgomery Springs, PA at Montgomery School
Newtown Square, PA at Episcopal Academy
Lawrenceville, NJ at The Lawrenceville School
Moorestown, NJ at Moorestown Middle School
Tinton Falls, NJ at Ranney School
Baltimore, MD at The Gilman School
North Bethesda, MD at The Georgetown Prep School
Bronx, NY at The Riverdale Country School
Greenwich, CT at Greenwich Academy
Essential Job Responsibilities
Inspire campers to think creatively, critically, and innovatively
Immerse campers in Jr. Inventors Club: An ESF Dream Factory through hands-on, authentic learning experiences with exposure to "real world" experts, special guests, and field trips
Empower campers to explore the world around them and solve real-life, practical issues that engage their hearts and minds
Impart your knowledge and expertise as an instructor, resource and guide while campers navigate the scope of the curriculum
Lead campers in the learning process through the use of 21st Century skills such as: innovation, creativity, communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, ethical decision making, collaboration, team work, time management, empathy, and leadership
Guide campers as they prepare for their ultimate group project
Organize and prepare daily lessons plans and participate in exciting field trips
Use effective classroom management skills to lead the activity and create a fun environment where everyone feels included
Effectively communicate using clear, concise and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, families, peers and leadership
Work effectively with fellow Team members and collaborate on daily responsibilities
Complete assigned paperwork
Serve as a positive role model to campers
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
Other responsibilities as assigned
Attend all required pre-camp trainings and submit necessary background check paperwork
Have fun
Experience Requirements
At least 2 years of classroom and/or camp experience (or comparable experience)
Must have previous experience teaching children
Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree
Teaching certification (preferred)
Reporting Relationships
Reports to and takes direction from Major Camp leadership staff. In addition, you may take direction other camp directors. May also take direction from, and is overall accountable to, the Site Director.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Ability to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of 35lbs
Endurance to work outside and on your feet for 6-8 hours per day
Ability to respond to emergency situations which may require running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and climbing stairs.
Good physical condition which enables candidate to execute all responsibilities associated with this position
ESF, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All candidates who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply!

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