Summer Staff Positions

The Montshire Museum of Science offers extensive summer environmental and science day camp programming for children and also hosts many summer visitors. The Museum hires approximately 16 Day Camp Educators and 5 Donley Fellows who work as Exhibit Explainers.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter listing the positions of greatest interest 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 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)

Environmentally oriented day camp with outdoor adventures, solo times, friendship, crafts, science activities, stories, games, explorations and swimming. An imaginative story line is developed around an ecological theme to shape the program. Each day includes large and small group activities. Offered at the Montshire and in Hanover. Fifteen to 20 children with 3-4 adult educators. Lifeguard certification (paid for by the Montshire) is required for two staff.

1. Outdoor Discovery Camp Director (position filled)

2. Outdoor Discovery Camp Environmental Educator (5 positions)
Dates: June 14-August 17
Hours: M-F, 8 am - 4:00 pm, plus staff meeting Wed., 4-6 pm
Pay: $11-12/hour


Environmental Camps for grades 3-6

Two programs are offered. Montshire Explorers (18 3rd -4th graders) consists of daily adventures at different locations on the Montshire's property. The curriculum is based on one major ecological theme presented in a creative manner. Upper Valley Adventures (15 4th-6th graders) consists of day trips to local natural areas with activities developed for each site. Each day has a variety of large and small group activities, games, explorations, solo times and swimming. Lifeguard certification (paid for by the Montshire) required for one staff. Staff must be 21 and have a valid driver's license and a safe driving record.

1. Director for grades 3-6 Environmental Camps (position filled)

2. Environmental Educator for grades 3-6 (2 positions)
Dates: June 14-August 17
Staff Hours: M-F, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Pay: $11-12/hour


Extended Care Option

The Montshire offers a supervised unstructured extended care option for children, ages 6-12, in the museum following camp. Requires babysitting experience, communication skills with parents and museum staff, and working independently.  Applicants must be 16 years or older.

Extended Option Staff (2 positions)
Dates: June 25 - August 17 plus pre-camp training (to be scheduled)
Hours: M-F, 2:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Pay: $10.75-11.25/hour


Summer Exhibit Explainer (5 positions)


All Summer Explainer positions for 2018 have been filled