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Job Title: Museum Camp Instructor
Company Name: Cincinnati Museum Center
Location: Cincinnati, OH United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/09/2018
Expire Date: 03/19/2018
Job Categories: Social Services, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Sports and Recreation, Transportation, Counseling, Executive Management, Research & Development, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Museum Camp Instructor

Museum Camp Instructor


Reports to:      Manager, Public Programs

Department:   Museum Camps

FLSA Status: PT Temporary, Hourly


The statements below reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the major responsibilities of the identified position and are not to be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job. An asterisk (*) indicates that this is an essential function of the job as outlined in the American with Disabilities Act.


Position Overview:

The Museum Camp Instructor is responsible for teaching and supervising campers throughout the camp day through the use of classroom management skills to ensure that campers stay safe and have a fun camp experience. The Museum Camp instructor also guarantees Museum Camps attendees’ safety by adhering to Cincinnati Museum Center’s policies and holding campers and volunteers to safety standards.  This includes close monitoring of children throughout the camp day inclusive of lunch time, recess, on field trips, and offsite locations. 



  • Implement educational programs and activities for campers, including while on field trips. Instructors should be familiar with all assigned program content and needs.

  • Facilitate Monday morning check-in. Receive paperwork from parents, gather information about campers’ medical conditions, answer questions about camp activities, etc. Ensure all medical conditions are kept in mind during activities. 

  • Assist with daily drop-off and pick-up procedures.

  • Work with Youth and Adult Volunteers by having them assist with the camp day.

  • Attend all museum camp training sessions.

  • Serve as an instructor at both before care and after care as needed.


Education and Experience:

  • Must have High School Diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree, or working towards a Bachelor’s degree in education, science, history, art, social work, counseling, theatre or related field preferred Experience working in an educational setting (formal or informal) with children.

  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.

  • Experience presenting lesson plans or planned programs to children or families preferred.

  • Understanding of day camp procedures/standards preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess an outgoing and enthusiastic personality and interact well with children.

  • Must have strong leadership and people skills.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Certified in First Aid/CPR or willing to become certified.

  • Must have good communication skills, both oral and written and the ability to work with a diverse workforce. 

  • Must have the ability to work at multiple locations. Reliable transportation is required.

Additional Requirements

  • Work week may be 0 – 40 hours.  The week runs Monday-Friday between the hours of 7am – 6pm.  Weekends are not required.

  • Museum Camp Instructors must have full availability from May 21 – August 10 unless prior approval has been ascertained before camps.

  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs. of supplies and be able to sit, stand, and physically move about the facility.

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time while presenting programs, assisting campers or organizing materials.

  • Work area is Geier Collections and Research Center and Union Terminal in classrooms, exhibit floors and other areas in and around the building. Camps will travel off site for field trips. Field trips include lots of standing and maneuvering rough and uneven terrain, possibly in inclement weather. Position also requires work and travel outside of Union Terminal, including weeks that will be completely off-site at satellite Museum Camps locations including but not limited to: Cincinnati Observatory, Blue Ash Recreation Center, Villa Madonna Academy, Thomas More College, Greenacres Foundation, and Cincinnati Country Day School.



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