Job Opening: Summer Programs Behavior Assistant

Job TitleSummer Programs Behavior Assistant
Reports ToMeghan Hill Bartholomew, Education Programs Manager
ScheduleSeasonal, May 15 – August 30, 2022, full time (40 hours/week) Exact start and end dates to be determined with successful candidate.
Salary$15-17/hr, some flexibility based on qualifications

Job Description

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is looking for a Summer Programs Behavioral Aide to join our seasonal team!  This position will work closely with our Education Programs Manager to provide support for campers who need one-on-one support during 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. The Summer Programs Behavioral Aide is an essential part of making these camps accessible for all children.

You must be motivated and able to work on a team as well as on your own. Work may include physically demanding tasks like canoeing, carrying supplies, hiking, snorkeling, life-guarding, and heavy lifting.  On and in-water experience is preferred. This is a high-energy program where staff spend their days working and teaching in a unique and mostly outdoor environment. 

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 and decision-making skills.
  • Experience as a camp counselor, program leader or classroom teacher.
  • Experience working with students with special educational or social-emotional needs.  
  • 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

  • Provide one-on-one support for campers in a group setting.
  • Work closely with your fellow staff members 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

To apply, please send a resume and three references to Meghan Hill Bartholomew at meghanh@lcmm.org with the subject line “Summer Programs Behavior Assistant Application.”

Applications are due by May 1st, 2024.

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.