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The King of Dinosaurs

Junior Medical Camp Instructor

Summer position
  • Opportunity typeCareer

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 one of the finest 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. The Museum 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.

The Museum 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.


Junior Medical Camp is an exciting summer opportunity inspiring elementary, middle and high school students to careers in science and medicine.  We are looking for an instructor to help teach, assist and prepare lessons and activities.  We are proud to offer real hands-on activities, including blood-typing, DNA testing, dissections, and field trips. Please refer to for more details on our camps.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Instruct health, medical science and laboratory lessons and activities for summer campers.
  • Assist with preparation and clean-up of activities. Monitor and maintain program supplies, inventory, and overall quality of props and equipment.
  • Maintain a safe, respectful lab environment.
  • Assist with managing students during field trips and at the Museum.
  • Check-in and out check-out campers on a daily basis.  Supervise student lunch periods and breaks.
  • Perform other camp-related duties as directed by the Junior Medical Camp Coordinator.


Instructors are expected to work 8 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday during the dates of the camps. There are four (4) positions available, each for (7) seven weeks.
Dates and grades of the Junior Medical Camp are as follows:
  • June 6-10:  Training/Summer Camp Prep Week
  • June 13-17:  Junior Medical Camp III: Beyond the Exam Room (Grades 9-12)
  • June 20-24: Junior Medical Camp I: Prescription: Paleontology (Grades 3-5)
  • June 27-July 1: Junior Medical Camp I: Prescription: Paleontology (Grades 3-5)
  • July 11-15: Junior Medical Camp II: Wide World of Medicine (Grades 6-8)
  • July 25-29: Junior Medical Camp II: Wide World of Medicine (Grades 6-8)
  • August 1-5: Junior Medical Camp I: Prescription: Paleontology (Grades 3-5)

Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a field related to health, science or education.
  • Experience teaching in museum, other informal education settings or traditional classroom.
  • Excellent organizational, hands-on educational programming and teaching skills.
  • Must be available to work all of the dates listed for the position you are applying for.
  • Preference will be given to those with a teaching certificate.
  • Preference will be given to instructors experiences with the Junior Medical Camp curriculum.


Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:
Human Resources
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
No phone calls, please.

Job Announcement Number: 16A01
Posting Date: February 10, 2016
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History