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Summer Camp Counselor

Mad Science of Mount Diablo Danville ,CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $13 to $15 Hourly
  • Summer
Job Description

Who we are: 

For over 30 years Mad Science has provided top-quality educational and entertaining science programs for children in Pre-K to 6th grade. Every year, Mad Science is experienced by about 5 million children in North America and around the world. Through fun, safe, and hands-on activities, children are "turned-on" to science. Mad Science programs promote creativity by allowing children to experiment and experience for themselves how cool science is.

Who we are looking for: 

Mad Science of Mt. Diablo is looking for qualified and motivated applicants to conduct half-day and full-day science camps during the summer at several East Bay and North Bay locations. Qualified applicants will have experience working with groups of children as camp counselors, coaches, after-school program instructors, educators/teachers, or other such group programs. Students working towards an early childhood/education degree will also qualify.


  • Commitment to educational programming for children
  • Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a high-functioning team
  • Openness to feedback and desire to grow professionally
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accurately
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate clearly, maturely and compassionately with families
  • Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and exceptional enthusiasm all day, every day, for the duration of the summer
  • Experience working with children ages 6-11.
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Experience in after-school programs or leading programs for groups of a wide range of grade levels a plus
We provide: 

  • Flexible schedule to fit your needs.
  • Great resume-building experience.
  • An opportunity to get children excited about science.
  • Lead your team of up to 15 campers throughout the week
  • Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit for campers, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individual campers
  • Deliver curriculum to your team of campers
  • Set, work toward, and achieve measurable professional development goals
  • Support camper check-in and check-out processes
  • Daily setup and cleanup of camp and lesson preparation
WORK HOURS AND DATESThe camp environment is demanding, requiring intense dedication and work ethic from each staff member. Depending on the time of summer or the specific week or day, the needs of camp and resulting staff hours may vary. We seek and make offers to staff who we believe are capable of thriving in this environment and contributing to camp’s success.General Camp Staff Hours Information:
  • During the summer we run half-day camps between the hours of 9am and 4pm. You can expect to work 20-30 hours per week.
  • Staff may work anytime between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Number of hours and start/finish time will vary by site, position and day
  • Training and setup days: Participate in two Zoom mandatory training and setup days in the days before camp starts

COMPENSATION:We are committed to competitively compensating staff. Regarding compensation:
  • Summer Camp Counselors are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $13.00-15.00 per hour
  • Paid training per camp topic at rate of $10.00
  • Summer staff positions are temporary, seasonal positions and do not include health benefits or paid vacation time
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.
  • Typing, writing, reading
  • Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance
  • Use hands and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment
  • Frequent sitting
  • Standing, walking, kneeling

Mad Science of Mount Diablo


Danville, CA
94526 USA

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