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Job Opening: Summer Education Assistant

Job TitleSummer Education Assistant
Reports ToMeghan Hill Bartholomew, Educational Programs Manager
Schedule40hrs/wk, Seasonal, May 15 – August 30, 2024 (Exact start and end dates to be determined with successful candidate.) 
StatusNon-Exempt
Salary$15-$17/hour based on qualifications and experience 

Job Description

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is looking for a Summer Education Assistant to join our seasonal team!  This position will work closely with our Education Programs Manager to run camps and other educational programming. Our camps cover a wide variety of topics, from fishing, to metal work, to archaeology, to watershed science and snorkeling. If you are interested in any of those topics, this position would be a great fit for you! However, only a love of working with kids and contagious teaching energy are required. 

You must be motivated and able to work on a team as well as on your own.  The Education Assistant will be responsible for implementing hands-on, experientially-oriented programming in coordination with the Education Programs Manager.  Work may include physically demanding tasks like canoeing, carrying supplies, hiking, snorkeling, life-guarding, and heavy lifting.  On and in-water experience is required.  This is a high-energy program where staff spend their days working and teaching in a unique and mostly outdoor environment.  Last, but not least, it is the Education Assistant’s responsibility to assure campers stay safe while having awesome and life-enriching experiences.

Basic Qualifications

  • Maturity, leadership, responsibility, patience, dependability, integrity, common sense, good judgment, positive attitude and timeliness. 
  • Comfortable in and on the water  
  • Ability to effectively manage and organize students 
  • Communication, decision-making, and program planning skills 
  • Experience as a camp counselor, program leader or classroom teacher 
  • Experience in history, snorkeling, archaeology, ecology, fishing, or metal work preferred  
  • Lifeguard certification, CPR/AED, and First Aid or willingness to complete certification prior to start date 

Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, reliable personal transportation, and no excessive conflicting commitments including travel, work at other jobs, or other non-emergency leave of absence. If hired a candidate must pass a government background check prior to working with students alone.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach a variety of programs to students ages 6-14 
  • Work closely with your fellow instructor to plan, develop, and implement activities 
  • Use time constructively and be prepared to fill time when program plans change 
  • Follow the Museum’s policies both on and off the water 
  • Implement safety plans and maintain campus and off-site safety at all times 
  • Maintain equipment and storage areas 
  • Be a great leader and role model for students

Work Conditions

This position will include onsite, offsite, and on water work. Work outside will occur in all weather conditions.

How to Apply

Send your resumé and three references to meghanh@lcmm.org with the subject line “Summer Education Assistant Job Application.”  

Equal Opportunity Employment

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.