|DEFINITION: Under the supervision of the Curator of Education, prepares, implements, and documents assigned summer history program lesson plans and activities of the Longmont Museum. This is a temporary, full-time position at approximately 35 hours per week for the weeks of July 15-19 and July 22-26 (one session only per week, 9 am – 1pm), with additional time for preparation prior to camp start and follow-up work completed no later than August 2nd. Total hours are not to exceed 130.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Act as the lead instructor for the summer children’s history day camp: Searchers, Seekers, and Settlers, located off-site at Old Mill Park, 237 Pratt St., Longmont, CO. Responsibilities include reviewing pre-established lesson plans and activities with the Curator of Education and Summer Program Assistant, preparing, organizing and making changes as determined by you and the Curator of Education; Implementing half-day sessions, teaching children ages 7-10. Supervise and ensure the safety of the children at all times. Work closely with guest history presenters and Old Mill Park staff. Update the program’s lesson plans and activities as needed, maintain a current master inventory and supplies spreadsheet, submitting all to Curator of Education according to deadline determined. Set up, take down, and maintain program materials; oversee clean up and lock-up of Old Mill Park historic buildings; oversee security of rosters, sign-ins, waiver/emergency forms on a daily basis. Establish good rapport with parents. Organize and run teen volunteer prep day for the Searchers, Seekers and Settlers camp.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in an outdoor environment at the historic Old Mill Park, where activities take place in or near the park’s historic buildings. Environment includes exposure to sun, dirt, water, and all types of weather conditions. Work requires standing, bending, kneeling, and carrying and lifting up to 30 lbs. Work also requires the ability to handle multiple concurrent tasks and interruptions as well as knowledge of basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign a plus. Preparation hours and wrap up & documentation hours will be required. This position must effectively work closely with others, as well as effectively and efficiently work alone.
QUALIFICATIONS: Work with school-aged children in a museum, camp or educational environment and a B.A. in education, museum studies, history, anthropology, art history, studio art, or drama preferred. Experience must include working well with individual children, small groups, and the whole class, supervising teen volunteers, and liaising with parents, on a very creative, energetic, and flexible level. Knowledge of the history of Longmont and Colorado ideal.
Selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, background investigation, criminal background check and substance screening.
DEADLINE: CITY APPLICATION (required) must be received by the Human Resources Division, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501, no later than 5:00 pm, Mountain Standard Time, on April 29, 2013. An on-line application process is available for this position on our website at www.ci.longmont.co.us. For more information call (303) 651-8609.