Why Club SciKidz?
Club SciKidz Houston’s commitment to providing world class science enrichment opportunities for children ages 4-15, can only be met by recruiting the best employees. As a member of our company, you will become a part of the Club SciKidz Houston family. Our mission is to create an environment that teaches and nurtures the children under our care. We believe that all children are scientists and that our professional staff can make them better scientists! The bottom line is that our summer camps and school programs are only as good as our personnel. We are extremely selective and we are always looking for the top talent across the country. Do you have what it takes to join one of the most exciting children’s science companies in the country? If so, take a look at some of the job descriptions below!
Summer Camp Directors and Counselors
Join Us For A Great Summer!
The benchmark of a successful summer camp experience and what a child remembers most about their camp experience is usually the camp’s staff members. Club SciKidz Houston’s summer camps provide an exciting and safe atmosphere for children, while exploring the world of science. All of our camps take the job of teaching and caring for children seriously!
Club SciKidz Houston demands that all staff positions be filled with candidates who exhibit the following characteristics:
- High work ethic (completing the job with an excellent attitude!)
- And above all … an absolute love for children, desire to make sure the camper has an unforgettable camp experience/memory, and a genuine interest in science!
NOTE: If you do not exhibit these characteristics, then Club SciKidz Houston Camps are not for you! Our camp day is filled with many science activities and our classrooms are normally sold out! Our camper to staff ratio is 10:1.
Our Camp Directors are responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of the Day Camp Site, including the supervision of all lead teachers, camp counselors, and campers. Director Candidates, along with meeting the criteria listed above, must have experience in leadership and risk management.
Camp Directors will be accountable for following Club SciKidz’s guidelines for operation as well as respecting and protecting the Club SciKidz brand. Camp Directors will report directly to the owners of Club SciKidz Houston.
All Candidates must have a college degree, submit to a background check, and be able to commit to the multiple week camp program at the location you have been assigned.
Candidates must (no exceptions) attend our 2 day paid training session!
Our Camp Counselors must have completed one year of college, successfully, and be enrolled for the following fall semester. Our goal each year is to recruit the best possible Camp Counselors from college campuses all over Texas and surrounding states. We will implement a four-step process to help us reach our goal of hiring camp counselors that will not only demonstrate a love for children, but will protect the Club SciKidz brand.
Camp Counselors will be role models for our campers and will take this job seriously by providing a positive and friendly interaction with the campers in an environment that allows the campers to feel safe, comfortable and excited about the task at hand. Therefore, Camp Counselors (along with meeting the criteria listed above) must be highly energetic and demonstrate that they too are enjoying the camp experience!
All Club SciKidz staff will complete a mandatory, comprehensive, paid training program that will include on-line and classroom training. Topics for the training will include:
- Camper safety
- Emergency response
- Curriculum expertise
- Classroom management
- Camper-to-camper relationships
- Fostering self-esteem
- Implementation of lesson plans and projects
- Science inquiry skills
- Process skills
- Training for all outdoor activities
- Protecting the Club SciKidz brand
After-School and In-School Field Trip Instructors
Club SciKidz Houston has an extensive after-school and in-school field trip program. After-school and In-school field trip instructors are responsible for delivering our Science and Technology enrichment programs to children in grades K-5th. The ideal candidates will possess a college education and have experience and a love for working with children. Our enrichment programs operate Monday through Friday directly after the school day ends. Our in-school field trips occur Monday – Friday for 3 – 6 hours during a single visit. In the after-school program and in-school field trips, students complete hands-on projects that they can take with them. In the LEGO Robotics class, students work on completing a series of robotic projects that they can demonstrate to their parents on the last day of class. Instructors can teach one session of an in-school field trip or after – school program at a different school each day. All candidates must provide references, be able to successfully pass a background check, and complete a two day training program. This is an ideal job for college students, stay at home moms and dads, and retirees.
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