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Summer Camp Counselor

Penn Museum

Penn Museum is currently seeking counselors for both of their summer camp programs. Anthropologists in the Making and Junior Anthropologists are eight-week day camps (June 22-August 14, 2020) for children ages 6 to 13. Each week will have a different theme, such as “Signs and Superstitions” and “Engineering Marvels of the Ancient World”.  

Positions are seasonal. Counselors will report to the Summer Camp Director. Pay rate is $13/hour.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead and assist small and large groups of campers in a variety of activities, including gallery tours, art-making projects, games, scavenger hunts, and performances
  • Foster a fun and positive learning environment by facilitating friendships and teamwork among campers and acting as a mentor


Position Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm and experience working with children, preferably in an educational setting
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and teamwork skills
  • Competence in teaching and administrative work
  • Patience, creativity, enthusiasm, initiative, and flexibility a must
  • Completed college degree preferred, some college required. Background in education, anthropology, archaeology, history or art preferred. 
  • Completed clearances preferred: A child abuse history, PA criminal record, and FBI criminal history
  • Must be available to work June 15-Aug. 14, Monday–Friday, 35-40 hours per week


Education Level: 
Some College
To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references – one work-related reference must be cited. Please submit all materials as one document and e-mail to the Summer Camp Director at no later than April 30, 2020. Please include “Summer Camp Counselor position” in email title.