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Program Coordinator for Summer Camp Team (Seasonal)

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Posted January 20, 2023

Program Coordinator for Summer Camp Team (Seasonal)

Job Description: 

We are looking for someone to join our Summer Science Camps Team at the Museum. This fun and engaging Science Camp Team works collaboratively to plan a captivating curriculum for campers, support our amazing camp educators on the floor, and have a lot of fun along the way. Like diving into themes around space, health, paleo, and animals!

Be a member of our 4-person camp director team and help make science learning accessible, understandable, and meaningful.

This is a seasonal job with fluctuating hours:

Months of March-May Pre-Camp PT – 20-30 hours/week
May 30 – August 11 Camp FT – 40 hours/week
August 14 – 25 Post-camp PT – 20-30 hours/week


Essential Duties: 

·    Maintains a safe and welcoming environment for all Museum guests, while actively working to minimize risk for campers onsite.

·    Contributes to and helps to successfully implement daily and programmatic logistics.

·    Preparation of summer program before and during the run of the program, including supply management, execution of activities, and camp and director team check-ins.

·    Provides guidance for and demonstrates age-appropriate, audience-driven techniques around camper engagement and behavior guidance.

·    Collaborates in the planning, preparation, and presentation of summer staff training.

·    Assists in continuous licensure compliance.


Minimum qualifications/Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, education, recreation, outdoor education, or a subject in the human service field or equivalent time and experience required.
  • 1 year of experience with summer camp coordination for school-age children (5-12), day camps preferred.
  • Twenty-one (21) years of age due to licensure requirements required.
  • Ability to meet Camp Director requirements of Colorado’s Department of Human Services within 30 days of hire required, including a background check and required trainings.
  • The Museum loves science. As a science institution, the Museum believes in the science behind vaccines. Effective September 1, 2021, all persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to starting employment.


The Ideal candidate will have:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • An understanding around creating access, equity, and inclusion for a diverse audience.
  • Experience with informal learning or science education.
  • Ability to be flexible and think on their feet.
  • Passion for collaboration and the value of teamwork.

Perks of Working at the Museum Include:

  • Paid Sick Time
  • Free RTD EcoPass
  • Dayforce Wallet: Get your pay as soon as you earn it, at no cost to you. Request up to 50% of your net earnings without waiting for the standard payday, through the Dayforce Wallet mobile app.
  • Click HERE to see the full range of benefits offered at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.


Core values:

  • We love science.
  • We are curious, creative and playful.
  • We cultivate relationships with each other, diverse communities, the environment,t and our future.
  • We think critically and act with empathy.


Application Instructions:

Please submit your resume by Tuesday, February 7, 2023.  Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

Applications may only be accepted electronically via the Museum’s website:


Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to correspondence regarding your application status. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.​

Compensation: $26/hr

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