Pay Status: Exempt
Expected Hours: Minimum 40 hours/week
Dates of Employment/Start Date: May 22, 2019 - August 11, 2019
Reports To: Camp Staff and Curriculum Coordinator
Housing Available: Yes (staff in this position are required to live on campus)
Number of Positions Available: 1
At Keystone Science School, we believe that the power of inspiring curiosity and critical thinking, through the lens of science, changes lives and strengthens communities. We create future leaders who can problem solve and work together in an ever-evolving world and workplace environment.
The employees of Keystone Science School collectively work for the Mission, and truly live the Vision and Values! Our campus is located at 9,200 feet on the site of Old Keystone Village in Keystone, Colorado. Our historic 23-acre campus serves as the ultimate outdoor laboratory and is the home base for our diverse suite of programs. Our facilities include modern log-style dormitories, a central dining hall, an outdoor amphitheater, a state-of-the-art observatory, and a geothermal field. Visit KeystoneScienceSchool.org to learn more!
Program Overview and Job Summary:
KSS offers a range of programs that provide a balance of hands-on science activities, field-based exploration, and adventure programming. All programs are based upon a theme including but not limited to aquatic ecology, forest ecology, earth science, naturalization, health, and leadership.
The Support Instructor works with day and overnight programs. The primary responsibility of this position is to support instructors as they maintain a positive and safe environment for children. The Support Instructor is responsible for planning, participating, observing, and leading a variety of program activities. They are also responsible for guiding children in their personal growth and daily living skills.
Our ideal candidate will focus on the following essential duties and responsibilities:
The minimum requirements in knowledge, skills, and abilities for the candidate of our choice:
Our required education, experience, and certifications:
In addition to the above required talents, our ideal candidate will have these preferred skillsets:
There will be significant travel in Summit County and around Colorado, and possible travel outside the state.
The physical demands of this position:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or hold objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee must be able to lift and carry at least 40 pounds for an extended duration. The employee is occasionally required to travel for extended periods over rugged backcountry terrain. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Our work environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires the employee to work in close contact with his/her teammates. The office space is small and the employee must have the ability to stay focused while others are working in close proximity. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but varies seasonally due to programs and staffing on campus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works outside in various weather conditions.
Ready to find yourself at the heart of Science. Adventure. Fun? Apply now!
Please submit theEmployment Application (Seasonal Positions)found atKeystoneScienceSchool.org/Employment. All applications will require a cover letter, resume, and 3 references. In your cover letter, please indicate your desired salary/wage.
Keystone Science School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary