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Scout & Camp Coordinator

Delaware Museum of Natural History

 Delaware Museum of Natural History

Scout & Camp Coordinator

Reports to: Public Engagement Manager

FLSA status: Exempt

Salary:  $35,568


  • Under the guidance of the Public Engagement Manager, the Scout & Camp Coordinator designs, develops, facilitates, implements and evaluates the Museum’s camp and scout programs (including overnights).

Essential Functions:

  • Analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate programs including, but not limited to, scouts, camps, overnights and the annual camp fair to ensure that they meet compliance requirements (when applicable), the Museum’s mission and vision, and the needs of the Museum’s target audiences
  • Lead tours and outreaches, as needed
  • Under the guidance of the Public Engagement Manager, cultivate and nurture relationships with scout and camp organizations to determine program analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation and to expand Museum audiences
  • Work with the Director of Public Programming and Public Engagement Manager to develop and manage the annual budget for scout and camp programs
  • Acting as the primary contact, schedule scout and camp programs and obtain all applicable registration information
  • Work with the Program Associate to administer registration of scout and camp programs

Secondary Functions:

  • Assist with the care and handling of the Museum’s live animal collection
  • Work with the Exhibits Director to provide educational content for permanent and temporary exhibits
  • Work with the Public Engagement Manager and Communications Director to design and implement scout and camp marketing plans
  • Assist the Director of Human Resources and Public Engagement Manager with the interview, selection, orientation and training of paid and unpaid scout and camp positions
  • In conjunction with the Public Engagement Manager provide unpaid camp interns with educational opportunities, assist with projects/goal setting and evaluate progress and end-of-program evaluation

Additional Functions:

  • Assist the Special Event & Program Coordinator and the Gallery Learning Experience Coordinator in planning and implementing special programs and events, including the supervision of volunteers
  • Collaborate with the Director of Development and Director of Public Programming to assist with grant applications/proposals to fund programs

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, science or a natural history related field
  • Minimum of two years education experience
  • One year of experience developing, implementing and managing a camp program and camp staff
  • Knowledge of natural history
  • Demonstrated experience with the ADDIE model
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite applications


  • This is a full-time position defined by DMNH as 37.5 work hours per week, exclusive of a 30-minute unpaid lunch period. The schedule for this position is determined by the workload and varies to accommodate daytime (including camp before and after care), evening, overnight, and weekend special events, programming and projects.




Education Level: 
BA or BS
To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to email their cover letter and resume to, fax to the attention of Terri Reed at 302-658-2610, or submit to Delaware Museum of Natural History, ATTN: Human Resources, P.O. Box 3937, Wilmington, Delaware 19807.  Deadline for submission is Friday February 14, 2020. EOE