Aerospace Camp Experience (ACE) Offsite Lead Counselor
The ACE Offsite Lead Counselor is responsible for the oversight of several units of ACE, located off the main Museum of Flight campus. This ranges from two to five ACE Lead Counselors, from 4 to 20 ACE Counselors and from 30 to 150 children. Primary Responsibilities of this position include the development and supervision of camp units providing aerospace themed programming emphasizing aviation, space, robotics, engineering and other STEM subjects; assisting with ACE marketing efforts; and the shift supervision of ACE Lead Counselors. This is primarily a supervisory position; meaning that during the summer the Offsite Lead Counselor will be working mostly with the ACE Staff. The Offsite Lead Counselor is responsible for creating a safe, fun, and educational camp environment and providing excellent customer service to ACE clientele. Additional duties include: coordinating weekly schedules, and assisting with extended care programs as needed. Certain weeks may also require this position to work sleepovers.
Education: A minimum of 2 years college experience with a Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Experience: Two years’ experience in camp or youth leadership, one year experience in camp leadership. Prior experience in classroom, experiential, or informal education preferred.
License & Certification: CPR /Standard First Aid Certification; Must possess a valid Washington State driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
Knowledge & Skills:
• Competent in planning and organizational skills—able to demonstrate ability to effectively prioritize and plan work activities using time efficiently and develop realistic action plans
• Excellent interpersonal skills and written communication skills
• Ability to work with a variety of people, including staff, campers of all ages, parents, and volunteers
• Able to make solid decisions quickly under pressure and comfortable leading and directing staff respectfully and professionally
• Knowledge of aviation, astronomy, robotics, and/or aerospace preferred
Museum Specific Qualifications:
• At time of job offer candidate must be able to pass a criminal background check
• Must be 21 years of age or older
• Willing and able to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings and/or overnight
Essential Job Functions:
1. Provide daily supervision and oversight for camps operating off of the main Museum campus.
2. Assist the ACE Coordinator in the recruitment, hiring, and training of ACE staff.
3. Participate with ACE Coordinator in mid-season and end of season review and evaluation of ACE Counselors.
4. Maintain program activity supply inventory, purchase supplies while monitoring the established budget, and ensure timely and complete distribution of camp supplies to Leads for offsite camps.
5. Ensure the smooth execution of day to day camp activities and programs.
6. Provide a safe, fun and educational environment for campers. Bring all personnel issues to the ACE Coordinator for oversight and disciplinary actions.
7. Assist with Extended Care as needed, including scheduling offsite staff to maintain appropriate camper to staff ratios.
8. Establish a means of camper evaluation of ACE programs.
9. Serve as point of contact @ offsite facilities for outside agencies (EMS, Security).
10. Cover for absent leads.
11. Supervise camper check-in and check-out for offsite camps.
12. Take parent complaints that cannot be appropriately handled by Lead Counselors. Forward to ACE Coord when appropriate.
13. Assist Lead Counselors with camp program curriculum development.
14. Train on established Museum Education programs.
15. Provide excellent customer service to ACE clientele.
16. Assist with ACE marketing efforts.
17. Support the ACE Coordinator in the organization and implementation of American Camp Association accreditation.
18. Follow ACE and Museum policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, and emergency procedures.
19. Participate in and help prepare for pre-camp staff training, as assigned by the ACE Coordinator.
20. Complete Museum of Flight vehicle training and drive assigned vehicles accordingly.
21. Be an energetic, positive, and professional role model for staff and campers. Set a good example for campers and others in such areas as ethics, cleanliness, punctuality, sportsmanship, and sensitivity.
22. Perform other duties as assigned by the ACE Coordinator.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This hourly non-exempt seasonal position’s primary work week is between Monday and Friday. This position is eligible to receive over-time pay for hours worked beyond 40 hours in a workweek at a pay-rate of 1 ½ times its regular hourly rate. Training for this position will occur at The Museum of Flight or off-site. Summer hours will be finalized at regular staff meetings, based on need for camper supervision. For sleepovers worked between midnight and 9:00am, staff receives a “Sleepover differential pay”, in addition to their hourly pay rate.
• ACE staff must be able to work in an active camp environment either offsite at the Aviation High School facilities or within the public space of a busy museum located next to an active airstrip
• This position may include occasional off-site excursions and overnight experiences for the campers requiring ACE Counselor supervision
• Staff must be able to lift up to 55 pounds and stay on their feet for several hours per day
• The ability to bend, carry, reach, overhead and to the side, push, pull, focus, walk, stand, twist and squat are occasional requirements in a normal camp environment
One open position, this position is open until filled. To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and your resume, electronically, to firstname.lastname@example.org with Attn: ACE Offsite Lead Counselor and your full name in the subject line.