MRU Camps – Aviation Instructors

Mount Royal University

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Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 14 bachelor degrees and 40 majors.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis,” which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

Mount Royal University is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.

Extraordinary kids deserve extraordinary camps! At MRU Camps we strive to offer high-quality programming for children and youth in a fun, innovative, and culturally inclusive environment since 1990. MRU Camps focuses on providing an environment where children and youth can grow and thrive to the best of their potential. For more information on our programs, visit our website at www.mrucamps.ca .

MRU Camps Guiding Principles:

  • We lead through example and are accountable for our actions.
  • We communicate honestly, openly and consistently.
  • We strive to provide inclusive programming and acknowledge diversity.
  • We nurture a love of learning that will last a lifetime.
  • We aim for academic growth in all subject areas.
  • We prepare campers for leadership and service in society.
  • We respond to challenges and use innovative ways to better serve our community.

MRU Camps youth program is looking for enthusiastic individuals who are interested in sharing their knowledge, passion, and expertise with children and youth in Aviation. Under the supervision of the Creative & STEM Program Supervisor, the Instructor is responsible for delivering lessons and participating with children and youth in a variety of activities including play. Additional responsibilities include assisting the program supervisor in the completion of required administrative duties and maintaining smooth, cooperative, and professional relations with staff, campers, and parents. Camp instructors will also work closely with Camp Leaders and volunteers.

This is a casual position for the weeks of July 10-14 and July 24-28, 2023. The hours of work are between 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Camp Instructors must be available for all 2 weeks of employment and orientation week (June 26– 29, 2023).

This position requires the successful completion of a Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search. 

Responsibilities

  • Plan, deliver and modify program lessons and activities
  • Ensure safety, well-being and enjoyment of campers from ages 12-15
  • Make accommodations for campers with varying learning needs
  • Work collaboratively with co-leaders and instructors to deliver daily programs
  • Assist camp leaders with recreational and classroom activities
  • Supervise and coordinate lunchtime, before and after care
  • Administrative tasks associated with the program including camper registration, incident reports, and attendance
  • Attend staff orientation and weekly staff meetings
  • Communicate professionally with parents and guardians about their child’s experience at camp
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Previous experience in or a passion for Aviation
  • Demonstrated experience working with children and youth who have varying needs.
  • Previous experience working or volunteering in camp related or recreational activities an asset
  • Familiarity of concepts and current trends in Aviation is required
  • Previous experience with curriculum design and implementation is an asset
  • The ability to work well in a team and individually.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Valid Standard First Aid (valid within 2 years) and Level C CPR (valid within 1 year)
  • Must be available for 44 hours per week (8.75 hours per day), Monday to Friday, July 10-14/July 24-28, 2023
  • Must be available for mandatory staff training June 26– 29, 2023

Salary:                  $18.00 per hour 

Closing Date:      Open until a suitable candidate is found

A cover letter and resume should be submitted in one .pdf formatted document. Please title your .pdf document as follows: [Last Name], [Requisition Number].pdf (ex. Smith, Coordinator, 999999.pdf).

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