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Shelburne Museum Employment Opportunity

Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic

Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic

Shelburne Museum Education Department
Summer Program Assistants (Thursday, June 4-Friday, August 14, 2014; 4 positions available)
Lead Camp Assistant (Thursday, June 4-Friday, August 14, 2014; 1 position available)

Description: Summer Program Assistants
In these fast-paced, hands-on summer positions successful candidates will work in several education department programmatic areas, including summer camps, family programs and activities, special events, and adult programming.  Program assistants will work as camp counselors; lead daily art activities M-F in the Owl Cottage Activity Center and at Art on the Go carts on the museum grounds; and assist with planning, set up, and execution of special day and evening events. Program Assistants also may conduct research, fill in as exhibition guides, and perform other duties as assigned.  Expect on-going public interaction with audiences of all ages, some long days, including occasional weekend work and significant logistical work in preparation for events.

Lead Camp Assistant
n this position, the lead camp assistant will work closely with the academic programs coordinator to implement and manage the summer camp program at Shelburne Museum which includes six weeks of Museum-offered day camps, and a one week day camp offered jointly with the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. This position will be responsible for the successful daily work of summer camp staff, management of camp logistics and regular communication with administrative staff. This position will also help support the work of family and adult programs during particularly busy times in the season.

Academic experience in education, studio art, art history, museum studies or similar. Valid driver’s license to operate Museum vehicles, required. Ability to lift 35 lbs; ability to walk and stand for significant periods of time.

Experience and skills:
Experience working with children in academic or informal learning environments – school, camps, museums, etc. — required.  CPR/first aid certification a plus. Candidates must be comfortable working with diverse publics. Friendly, can-do attitude necessary with good time management skills to juggle multiple responsibilities. Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively within the education department and with staff from across the museum.

Camp assistant must have summer day or overnight camp experience.

Summer Program Assistants: Hourly wage of $9.40/hr
Lead Camp Assistant: Hourly wage of $10/hr.

To apply:
Application packages must be postmarked by Friday, January 30, 2015 and include:

·      Cover letter clearly stating the position/s of interest
·      CV/résumé
·      2 references
·      1 letter of recommendation
·      List of relevant courses, grades received, and overall GPA