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Camp In Instructor

January 30, 2013 - March 31, 2013
Location:Portland, OR
Salary Range:$10.28 - $12.33 per hour
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Employment Type:Special Project - Part-Time
Department:Education
Description:The Camp-In Instructor is responsible for preparing and presenting engaging science activities for campers and their chaperones during Museum Camp-Ins and Sub-Ins.
Duties:ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Communicate with diverse audiences.

•Present interesting and engaging science activities based on curriculum and Camp-In theme.


•Coordinate supplies and site logistics for each activity station.

•This position is non-exempt, paid hourly


•This position is special project scheduled for 30 hours/week.

Working Conditions:

•This position is expected to run through August.

•Physical Demands: % Sitting 90% Standing 10% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling 10-50 Pounds

•Vision requirements include distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left or right while eyes are fixed on a given point), and ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eyes to bring an object into sharp focus).

•Work environment includes wet or humid conditions (non-weather), outdoor weather conditions, and risk of electric shock.

•Noise level is loud (examples: metal can manufacturing department, large earth-moving equipment).

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

•Develop or modify curriculum.

•Assume other tasks as assigned by the Director of Museum Education.

Qualifications:KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

REQUIREMENTS:

•Ability to follow basic instructions.

•Strong customer service skills.

•Professional communication skills, both written and oral, including relating to children as well as adults.

•Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.

•Good attention to detail.

•Excellent coordination and project management skills.

•Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

•Understanding of confidentiality and protocol.

•Knowledge of and enthusiasm for informal science education.

EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE:

REQUIREMENTS:

•High School diploma or equivalent combination of experience and education.

•Working knowledge of science and engineering process skills

•Minimum 1 year experience teaching in a classroom or informal setting.

•Bachelor’s degree in education or science field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

PREFERENCES:

•Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education.

•Bilingual - Spanish/English.

•Experience working with volunteers.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES; INCLUDING LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

REQUIREMENTS:

•Current CPR and first aid certification required (training can be provided).

•Pre-employment and/or pre-duty checks, such as criminal background check, fingerprinting, reference checks.

PREFERENCES:

•Current teaching license.


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