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Camp Lead Educator

Company: Thinkery
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT THINKERY:
At Thinkery, our mission is to equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers. We need talented, passionate people working together to make this happen. We are looking to grow seasonally with folks who share our energy and enthusiasm for fostering a creative, safe, and challenging environment for campers to expand their problem-solving potential while having fun!
ABOUT THE ROLE:
As a Lead Educator, you will share your enthusiasm and passion for STEAM activating Thinkery's curriculum by setting up and facilitating inquiry-based activities and design challenges, all with the goal of supporting campers as they expand their problem-solving potential, learn new technologies, and unleash their creativity. -You will work with small classes of 16-20 campers grouped by age ranging from Preschool - 5th grade and will spend your day providing a fun-safe summer experience for your classroom of campers. -These positions range between May 30th and August 5th, and locations around Austin from Leander to South Austin and other sites in between. This position is also PRN or as necessary, dependent on the capacity of Thinkery to conduct in-person Camps according to health and safety guidelines.

For staff working at our Leander location, a $100 weekly stipend plus mileage will be included in compensation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- - - - - - - - -Lead your educator team by reading and delivering Thinkery's STEAM curriculum and being prepared to adapt it as needed to improve the camper experience and accommodate individual camper's needs.
- - - - - - - - -Constantly assess group dynamics and the needs of individual campers to provide customized leadership, energy, and camp spirit for the campers and your educator team in all museum and camp spaces.
- - - - - - - - -Lead the education team in working through camper the behavioral challenges and classroom management of 16-20 campers.
- - - - - - - - -Ensure safety of kids at the camp location and on field trips and communicate with the team as challenges arise.
- - - - - - - - -Keep camp supplies organized for the campers in the classroom and for the educators in the camp supply spaces.
- - - - - - - - -Model hands-on, inquiry-based facilitation techniques for campers and colleagues.
- - - - - - - - -Provide excellent customer service to all Thinkery guests and patrons.
- - - - - - - - -Ensure your camp group is adhering to Thinkery's healthy and safety protocols, in accordance with Local, State and Federal public safety guidelines. - -Thinkery requires new staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 at the time of their on-boarding with exemptions available for medical need.
- - - - - - - - -Represent Thinkery's key values of inclusion, excellence, respect, innovation, playfulness, cooperation, and creativity.

Please see our careers page for more information and to apply. -https://thinkeryaustin.org/careers/

Keywords: Thinkery, Houston , Camp Lead Educator, Other , Houston, Texas

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