After reading the description below please apply by filling out this form and submit a resume, cover letter, and any documentation of a project you’d like to share with us. If you have any questions, you can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Available at Both Locations
Sebastopol, CA 95472 | July 1st - August 15th | Full Time | Seasonal - Summer 2019
Menlo Park, CA 94607 | June17th - August 8th | Full Time | Seasonal - Summer 2019
The Assistant collaborator role is geared towards our younger college aged applicants or anyone considering dipping their toes into education for the first time. If you read the Day Camp Collaborator page or the Overnight Camp Collaborator page and worried you might not be qualified, please consider applying for our assistant collaborator position.
This is a learn through immersion style job. Just like with the kids, we believe doing is the best learning. To that end you will be a full member of staff with duties, responsibilities and a spot at the table for our important community decisions. We will be putting you as lead on projects with kids, and challenging you to expand what you think you are capable of, every single day. To facilitate your success while working with us both our more experienced staff and our site leaders will be making extra time for your learning and growth.
Program Responsibilities and Expectations
Co-develop curriculum and pick the summer's projects with the rest of staff (we co-design summer to make sure everyone has a project they are stoked about)
Attend weekly and daily meetings to discuss improving camp and meeting kids' needs
Build large-scale projects with kids utilizing power tools (we will teach you how!)
Facilitate group discussions and brainstorms
Play games inside and outside
Regularly assess the needs of the group and the individuals within.
Improvise on-the-fly responses to unexpected challenges
Facilitate transitions between activities
Co-Facilitate our daily fire-night activities (at overnight camp)
Maintain an emotionally and physically safe environment:
Uphold Project Ember’s tool use safety policies (to be covered in training)
Model and teach inclusivity
Facilitate meaningful collaboration and mediate conflict among campers
Bandage scrapped knees, have heart to hearts, and celebrate vulnerability
Facilitate evening transitions to ensure we all get enough sleep to stay safe (at overnight camp)
Non-Programatic Responsibilities and Expectations
Sleep on site, often in the cabin with the kids (at overnight camp)
Keep the site clean, orderly, and safe
Stay late on the last day of summer to make sure the site is left better than we found it
Give and receive specific feedback to and from a supervisor
Regularly submit camper notes (these help us maintain multi-year relationships with alumni and track things like projects they worked on and delightful moments they where apart of)
Occasional Lifting up to 50lbs
Computer use (typing, reading)
Speaking to communicate both up close and over large distances
Seeing to maintain line-of-sight with campers
Kneeling, leaning, and/or squatting (primarily to interact with kids and projects)
Siting on the floor or standing for long periods of time
Working outside for extended periods (at overnight camp)
This is an entry level job and we encourage anyone interested in working with kids in a project based learning environment to apply. That said, even without muck “experience” there are a few basic qualifications
You are 18 years old or older
You have started and completed a project of your own volition (art projects, making projects, research projects, community projects all count. Get creative)
You enjoy spending time with kids.
You are swift to adapt to changing situations and have tolerance for uncertainty.
You can pass a criminal background check.
You are first aid certified (you can get certification after hiring and before camp starts)
Additionally Sought After Skills - Do not hesitate to apply if you don’t have these skills.
The ability to understand and make oneself understood with Spanish speaking families
Schedule, Location and Compensation
Sebastopol, CA for overnight camp
Menlo Park, CA for day camp
Type: Full Time, Seasonal
$15/hr at day camp
$2600 for a full summer commitment at overnight camp
Room and Board:
NOT included at day camp
Included at overnight camp
June 17th - August 8th at Day Camp
July 1st - August 15th at Overnight
Please submit a cover letter and résumé, along with a sample of your work (photos will do fine) to the linked form. We look forward to hearing from you!
Children Icon by Gilad Fried and Female Contractor by Wilson Joseph from the Noun Project