Camp Coordinator

University of Saskatchewan

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The Museum of Natural Sciences showcases the history of Earth and the evolution of life on it through exhibits and displays that include dinosaur skeleton replicas, fossils, live animals and plants, rocks, and minerals. In 2023, the museum will begin offering week-long camps during the summer and school breaks. Anchored in geology, palaeontology, biology, and ecology, these camps will engage participants in the sciences, arts, and culture, and encourage them to be curious and creative.

Primary Purpose: The Camp Coordinator will develop the museum’s new camps and handle all aspects of running them successfully.

Nature of Work: The hours in this half-time position will fluctuate throughout the year and coincide with school breaks and summer months. The Camp Coordinator must be available full time (1.0 FTE) in July and August as well as February and Easter breaks. Reporting to the Museum Manager, the Camp Coordinator will work at the museum during the camps, but work location is flexible during planning and development. They will be responsible for managing their work and timelines to ensure the camps run smoothly. While the Camp Coordinator will work independently and have decision-making authority, training and support will be provided by the Museum Manager.

Typical Duties or Accountabilities: The Camp Coordinator’s duties will be to design, develop, and lead camp activity sessions, create daily schedules, hire and supervise camp assistants, handle marketing and registration, and provide day-to-day management of the camps. Some activity development may overlap with the other museum K-12 and public programming.

Experience: Candidates will ideally have some knowledge and interest in geology, paleontology, and/or biology, and experience teaching or leading children’s groups, especially ages 5-10. Candidates will also ideally have familiarity with Indigenous knowledge and culture, and an interest in presenting culturally inclusive science activities.

Skills: Candidates should be conscientious, responsible, creative, and sociable. They should also be able to meet deadlines, have good written and verbal communication skills, and be committed to learning and improving.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Erica Bird at [email protected] .

Department: College of Arts&Science-DnOffc

Status:
Term 12 months with the possibility of extension

Employment Group:
ASPA

Shift:
The hours in this half-time position will fluctuate throughout the year and coincide with school breaks and summer months. The Camp Coordinator must be available full time (1.0 FTE) in July and August as well as February and Easter breaks.

Full Time Equivalent (FTE):
0.5

Salary:
The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is $49,301.00 – 77,033.00 per annum. The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Salary Family (if applicable):
Managerial

Salary Phase/Band:
Phase 1

Posted Date:
12/23/2022

Closing Date:
1/21/2023 at 6:00 pm CST
Number of Openings:
1
Work Location: On Campus

The successful applicant will be required to provide the following current verification(s) where ‘Yes’ is indicated below. Further information is available at: https://careers.usask.ca/tips-for-applying.php

Criminal Record Check: Yes
Driver’s License and Abstract Check: Not Applicable
Education/Credential Verification: Not Applicable
Vulnerable Sector Check: Yes

Please review the University of Saskatchewan’s health and safety requirements for faculty, staff andstudents in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

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