Temporary Summer Camp Instructor

Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #515
Monday, March 22, 2021
Carnegie Science Center connects science and technology with everyday life through hands-on science fun. Our visitors explore and interact with robots, investigate the wonders of the human body, and discover river science and animals. Plus, they enjoy engaging astronomy shows in a planetarium, live theater shows, sports challenges and a ropes course, a real submarine, a huge model railroad – and movies on Pittsburgh’s biggest screen! In addition to providing valuable scientific experiences, Carnegie Science Center offers outreach programs that serve Pittsburgh's diverse community. The Science Center is located on Pittsburgh's North Shore along the banks of the Ohio River and is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Join the team that brings hands-on, relevant, and fun science experiences to hundreds of thousands of people every year!

Carnegie Science Center is looking for high-energy TEMPORARY SUMMER CAMP INSTRUCTOR who will deliver innovative and engaging science programming to our summer campers.

Temporary Summer Camp Instructor will facilitate hands-on science activities in a wide variety of science topics to a group of up to 25 campers, aged 4-17. Camp topics cover robotics, astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, earth science and more. Curriculum is provided and each camp has a classroom assistant to aid in facilitation.

Temporary Summer Camp Instructor will have the opportunity to receive up to 20 hours of Act 48 credits through free workshops on STEM Education, Diversity and Equity, and Digital Fabrication.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a bachelor's degree and experience working with children;
  • Should have excellent communications skills, the ability to work effectively in a team environment, all while being organized, flexible and patient.
Candidates should be available to work full-time hours (37.5 hours per week), Monday through Friday, for at least eight of the eleven weeks between June 8 and August 21.  

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

The above job description reflects the essential functions and qualifications for the position identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. The job description does not constitute an employment contract and does not alter the at-will relationship between CMP and the employee.

 

*GUIDANCE ON ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires employers to consider and accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  An individual is qualified if he or she can perform the essential functions of a job  with or without reasonable accommodation. An essential job function is any task that is a fundamental part of the job.  When considering essentiality, one must focus upon whether the function is essential to this particular job and not to the department as a whole. Some additional  guidance on essential functions  follows below.  Please note that the following guidelines are non-exhaustive.  If you have any questions or need additional guidance, please contact Human Resources.

 

A. Is the function required to be performed on a regular basis? If the function  is rarely performed, it may not be essential.

 

B. Is the function highly specialized? Is the incumbent hired for his/her expertise or ability to perform the function?  The need for special expertise is an indication of an essential function.

 

C. Does the position exist, at least in part, to perform the function?  If so, the function is more likely to be essential.

 

D. How much time is spent performing the function and how often?  Note that even functions performed 10% of the time could be essential if they are required on a regular basis.

 

E. Would elimination of the function fundamentally alter the job?  If so, the function is more likely to be essential.

 

F. What are the consequences of not requiring the incumbent to perform the function? If they are significant, the function is more likely to be essential. 

 

G. Are there a limited number of employees among whom the performance of the function could be distributed if the incumbent could not perform it?  If so, it is more likely to be essential.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America