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Circle Sampler Camp Counselors

Seasonal position: Circle Sampler Camp Counselors
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The Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), founded in 1920, is located in the heart of University Circle, five miles east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Considered among the top 10 institutions of its kind in North America, the Museum offers an incredible visitor experience, attracting roughly 275,000 visitors a year. There are more than 140 public education programs and over 80,000 students served annually. The Museum employs about 160 people.
Building on its strong foundation of excellence in education and research, the Museum is poised to transform itself. CMNH will invite and engage a broader audience in the exploration of science and the natural world by revolutionizing the way it presents natural history. The Museum has launched a capital campaign to support a dramatic renovation and expansion of its facilities and exhibits. This ambitious plan will position the Museum to play a leading role in regional and national efforts to improve science education and increase scientific literacy.
CMNH is seeking a dynamic, creative and energetic individual who is passionate about the Museum and its mission; exhibits strong project management and organizational skills; is looking for new challenges; and enjoys working in an enthusiastic and fast paced environment.


“Dare to Discover!” is the theme of this unique camp experience hosted by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.  Campers will discover the wonders of University Circle at nine of Cleveland’s premier institutions in a week of scientific, artistic, musical, theatrical and cultural exploration at Circle Samper Camp. This all day program taps into the many fun educational resources in University Circle to enrich children’s perception of their world.
Camp Counselors will be responsible for the supervision of campers participating in Circle Sampler Camp and will also assist with the planning and programming of recreational activities related to the Camp.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise 25 campers Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, the weeks of June 15 & 22 and the weeks of July 6, 13, & 20.
  • Escort children to and from CMNH and the green at Wade Oval to other participating institutions.
  • Assist in programs at participating institutions as needed.
  • Responsible for lunch time every day, and plan recreational activities as needed.
  • Act as a liaison for campers, parents and museum instructors.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree in related field, as well as experience in, and commitment to, working with children utilizing interactive learning techniques.

Other Qualifications

  • Candidates must be able to communicate well and work with an audience that is diverse in culture, age, race, and abilities in a pleasant, tactful and enthusiastic manner.
  • Candidates should have an enthusiasm for and interest in the cultural diversity of Circle Sampler Camp and the participating University Circle Institutions.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to:
Human Resources
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106
No phone calls, please.
Job Announcement Number: 15A06
Posting Date: February 23, 2015

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History