Summer Camp Lead Educator

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Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 5:00pm


Annapolis, MD
United States

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Come inspire the next generation of environmental stewards! AMM seeks contractual Lead Educators for its 9-week summer camp program. This position is ideal for individuals who are passionate about educating youth, possess a love for the outdoors, and have prior summer camp and/or environmental education experience. AMM summer camp runs from June 27 through August 26. Contractors have the flexibility to choose the weeks they are available! Lead Educators will work 40 hours a week, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm M-F. Compensation for this position is $20/hour.  Please see

The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park’s mission is to educate youth and adults about the Annapolis area’s rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through programs, exhibits, and community events. We accomplish this mission through an engaging suite of hands-on programming and by bringing visitors to our two unique waterfront locations overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Our campuses, nestled in the heart of Annapolis, serve as a window to Chesapeake Bay ecology and culture by providing vital environmental access points to the local community. During the summer, AMM runs a popular 9-week summer camp program for over 400 local youth and provides field trip experiences for visiting groups. Our summer programming has students exploring life around the Bay and maritime heritage through the lens of environmental science, social studies, art, and recreation. 

Lead Educator Responsibilities

  • Supervise and lead a group of up to 18 campers (K-6) through daily activities including environmental education programming, outdoor exploration, games, crafts, kayaking, etc.
  • Ensure children’s safety, manage behavior, and act as a role model and mentor
  • Create comprehensive lesson plans for week-long summer camp session and/or aftercare, including the development of hands-on, environmental education lessons for groups of up to 18 campers
  • Manage all aspects of AMM’s day camps including daily setup, clean up, and management of materials
  • Ensure the site is kept clean, organized, and free of litter
  • Communicate with Education Center Staff regarding concerns, challenges, and camper experiences
  • Communicate proactively with and respectfully manage interns and volunteers
  • Assist and supervise campers while kayaking. ACA Level 1 kayak training available, if interested.
  • Maintain accurate program records including health logs and daily attendance
  • Learn, understand, and implement camp emergency policies

Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience working with children
  • Prior lesson planning experience
  • Strong organizational, group, and time management skills
  • Highly adaptable and able to problem solve
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, flexible, overall positive attitude, and willingness to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Physical ability to lift and carry heavy objects, at least 50 pounds (kayaks and other equipment)
  • CPR/First Aid Certification required – First Aid and CPR training available, if not already certified.
  • Must obtain a background check

How to Apply:

To apply, please send your resume, weeks of availability, and letter of interest to The Education Director at with your first and last name and “Summer Camp Lead Educator” in the subject line.

(Will consider applicants who are not available for the full 9-weeks of summer programming. For example, if your school year starts before the end of our summer programs, we can work with you to accommodate this scheduling conflict.)