Day Camp Teen Program Supervisor

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Worcester, MA
United States

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The EcoTarium, A Museum of Science & Nature, seeks a dynamic and committed supervisor to facilitate the Counselor-in-Training program for 13 and 14 year-old campers at the EcoTarium’s Summer Discovery Camp. The Teen Program Supervisor is responsible for daily supervision and instruction of campers aged 5-14. Topics include but are not limited to: natural and physical science, sensory awareness and group and team building. Teaching is through hands-on and inquiry methods that encourage exploration, self-directed learning, and stewardship of the natural environment. A mandatory pre-camp training week begins June 26th and employment runs through August 11th, 2017.  The Teen Program Supervisor will typically work Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with the occasional extended hours.  On Friday evenings the regular camp day is extended to 5p.m. and all camp staff are expected to stay for the Camp Family Pizza Party (until approximately 7p.m).  Additionally, the Teen Program Supervisor will be responsible for covering extended hours (7:15 a.m.-9a.m. or 4p.m.-5:30p.m.) on a rotating schedule. 


  • Must be at least 21 years of age and completed 2 years of college before the start of employment
  • Bachelor’s degree in science or education preferred
  • General science background with knowledge in one or more of the following areas preferred: natural history, physical science, technology, engineering, and/or outdoor skills
  • At least two years experience teaching and/or working with teens; camp experience a plus
  • Familiarity with techniques used to inspire leadership and facilitating teambuilding initiatives
  • A love of working with children and parents
  • Ability to inspire a passion for science and nature in campers
  • Comfort with performance and/or public speaking; a flair for public presentation
  • Creative individual with ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Candidate should enjoy working in a busy camp community, be flexible and highly dependable and willing to assist with additional responsibilities as needed
  • Ability to plan, initiate and carry out educational and team building programs
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills
  • Experience working with diverse racial/socio-economic populations
  • Ability to maintain safety and discipline in a fun and positive way
  • Able to work in highly sensory and stimulating work environment, constantly interacting with guests, campers, volunteers, and other staff
  • Be in good physical condition to meet the physical demands of the position.  Ability to move program equipment/supplies up to 40 lbs, navigate the nature trails under any weather conditions
  • Provide documented proof of immunity or vaccination record as mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and complete the camp’s health form and waiver  by the start of training
  • Be certified in CPR/First Aid or be willing to take a CPR/First Aid course provided by the EcoTarium
  • Pass CORI background checks according to EcoTarium’s guidelines

Essential Functions

  • Supervise campers’ safety on a daily basis
  • Develop, plan and implement programs and activities for 13 and 14 year-old campers on a variety of science and nature topics
  • Play a leadership role in extended hours (AM & PM) and be the go-to person for camp staff on a rotating basis
  • Develop and organize the daily schedule for the Counselors-in-Training
  • Lead campers in a variety of team-building and leadership activities
  • Conduct programming indoors as well as outdoors in any type of weather
  • Employ inquiry-based teaching methods to stimulate learning
  • Prepare for and actively participate in staff training and meetings
  • Encourage positive self-esteem of campers and positive group dynamics
  • Provide an exceptional experience for campers and their families
  • Take initiative in problem solving, fostering effective interaction between campers, staff and parents
  • Successfully mentor and foster opportunities for successful interaction between campers and Counselors-in-Training
  • Prepare for and participate in the Camp Family Pizza Party each Friday evening.
  • Chaperone offsite fieldtrips as needed
  • Uniform/dress code required

Non-Essential Functions: Other duties as assigned

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How to Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and list of three references to:

Human Resources, Attn: Teen Program Supervisor Search, EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA  01604 or email: with “Teen Program Supervisor Search” in the subject line.


Review begins March 10th, 2017, applications accepted until position is filled.


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