Montshire seeks to recruit talented team members who are passionate about science and science education. In addition to permanent staff, we also hire seasonally to support our busy summer camps and visitor programs.
Listed below are the Museum’s current open positions including our summer education positions. How to apply is included in each job description.
Summer Camp Staff
The Montshire Museum of Science offers extensive summer environmental and science day camp programming for children. The Museum hires approximately 10 day camp Educators.
To apply, please send a resume including the position/s of most interest and cover letter to:
Summer Camp Positions:
Directors: Requires experience teaching the appropriate age range, supervisory experience, background in relevant science field and excitement in exploring the natural world and science with children. Oversees program quality and provides guidance in program development. Supervises and provides leadership for 2-3 staff and interns. Serves as lead liaison with parents. Monitors materials, medical problems, parent and staff concerns, and provides feedback. Leads daily staff debriefing. Directors share teaching responsibilities with other educators.
Educators: Requires informal teaching experience with the appropriate age-range children and excitement in exploring the natural world with children. Develops and leads camp program with other staff. Facilitates explorations, games, solo times, and large and small group activities.
Interns: Most of these positions can be set up to fulfill internship requirements. Please apply for the positions of most interest and include in your cover letter that you are looking for an internship.
Other Requirements: Full time camp staff must be college age or older. CPR and First Aid certification required for all camp positions.
All Montshire hires are subject to a criminal background check.
Outdoor Discovery Camp (grades 1-2 and/or 3-4)
Outdoor day camp with adventures, solo times, friendship, crafts, science activities, stories, games, explorations and swimming. Two themes are developed for the 1st/2nd grade, one nature based (Nature Detectives) and one physical science based (Experiment!). An imaginative story line is developed around an theme to shape the program. Montshire Explorers is a nature based program for 3rd/4th graders. Each day all camps include large and small group activities. Fifteen children with 3 adult educators. Staff will either work the 1st/2nd grade program all summer or split the summer between the 1st/2nd grade program and the 3rd/4th grade program. Lifeguard certification (paid for by the Montshire) is required for 2 staff.
1. Outdoor Discovery Camp Director (Positions filled)
Dates: June 17-August 20
2. Outdoor Discovery Camp Educator (2-3 positions)
Dates: June 17-August 20
Hours: M-F, 8 am - 4 pm, plus staff meeting Wed., 4-5 pm
The Montshire Museum of Science is looking for a science educator for a one year position. Duties include: leading a variety of hands-on family science activities; interacting with visitors at exhibits from natural history to engineering; leading school and out-of-school programing for PK to 8th grade students; and supporting seasonal staff and volunteers.
A successful applicant must enjoy working with all ages, be comfortable with public speaking, have great customer service skills, and be able to work independently. A background in education and/or science is required.
Pay: $18.00/hr., one year temporary position not eligible for benefits
Schedule: Wednesdays – Sundays 8:30-5:00, with occasional early or late shifts
To Apply: please submit a cover letter, resume, and reference contacts to email@example.com
Education and Grants Administrator (temporary)
The Montshire is seeking an experienced individual to provide high-level education administration and grants oversight for eight to nine months. The Education and Grants Administrator will provide thoughtful, strategic, and collaborative support for and coordination of the Education Department’s programs, initiatives, and partnerships, and will participate in proposal and report writing across the organization. The selected candidate will strategically oversee and coordinate the implementation of grant-funded projects, to ensure that staff and financial resources are deployed effectively, and that deliverables, timelines, and budgets are met. To ensure cross-departmental communication and collaboration, the Education and Grants Administrator will participate in organization-wide discussions of ideas and issues related to all aspects of the Museum’s operation. To inquire, email firstname.lastname@example.org by June 8, 2021.