Camp Lead Instructor

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, April 15, 2019, 5:00pm



seattle, WA
United States



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CLIs will carry out their eight weeks of assigned session schedules and all activities. CLIs maintain the same room and lead the same two staff camp counselors all eight sessions. Rotating each session, CLIs may have up to two high school volunteer counselors and up to 22 (usually 20) campers per week.

Primary job functions:

  • Participate in two weeks of pre-season prep work which includes one week of pre-readings and lead-instructor-specific training, and one week of all-camp-staff training.
  • Foster an inclusive, positive and safe learning environment for campers, volunteers and camp staff.
  • Implement curriculum:
    • Camp session schedules, resources, field sites and lessons will be learned during pre-production time. It will be the CLI’s role to maintain, modify as needed, and execute the schedule.
  • Modifications and solutions-based suggestions to the schedule plan should be proposed by CLIs to the public programs coordinator. Upon advice and approval from public programs coordinator, the CLIs will conduct their adjustments to the schedule.
  • Interact with families, children, teens and adults, and engage professionally and positively with all ages.
  • Report daily incidents or interactions of note to Aquarium staff/volunteers and camp families. Professionalism, confidentiality, respect and quality communication are key.
  • Greet families every day, sign in/out campers, make sure children are prepared for the day with all proper paperwork, lunch etc., and connect parents and guardians to the appropriate staff and program when applicable.  
  • Responsible for knowing all camper information as written on release forms. This includes medications needed at camp and photo release status. Also responsible for ensuring all such information is carried out appropriately and remains confidential.
  • Lead camp sessions at varied types of daytime field sites. Delegate administrative tasks and the teaching of lessons to camp counselors as appropriate.
  • Act as first point of contact for camp counselor needs, concerns and questions.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Responsible for materials care and maintenance as well as spacing out of designated supplies to last all summer.
  • Assist in covering daily breaks for paid and volunteer camp counselors.
  • Other camp program-related projects as assigned.
  • May be required to drive Aquarium transit van or rented transit vans to transport campers for field trips.

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