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Coordinator, Museum Camps CINCINNATI MUSEUM CENTER

Posted: 01/18/2023

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Reports to:         Manager, Museum Camps
Department:      Community Engagement and Programs
FLSA Status:      PT seasonal, nonexempt
Compensation: $14.00/hr
May 22nd- Aug 11

Position Overview:
The Museum Camp Coordinator serves as a leader and point-person at Union Terminal, on field trips and at off-site, satellite locations for Museum Camps. Museum Camps Coordinators are responsible for preparing and transporting materials and supplies, collecting and organizing camper paperwork, covering instructor’s lunch, ensuring all museum camp staff and campers adhere to policies set by Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC), communicating between instructors, Manager and with camper families and serving as the lead CMC representative.


  • Supervise staff and Interns so that campers are supervised throughout the camp day including lunch time and recess at Union Terminal, on field trips, and at offsite locations
  • Oversee camper safety by supporting staff, and campers in adhering to Cincinnati Museum Center’s (CMC) policies.
  • Support instructors in keeping to daily routine and schedule 
  • Purchase, prepare and organize materials, supplies, and snacks for Museum Camps.
  • Co-Develop, implement and organize camp lesson plans and activities. Be familiar with all curriculum, be able to both write and teach educational programs as needed.
  • Professionally and compassionately communicate with campers’ parents/guardians daily.
  • Serve as a mentor and leader for Museum Camps Instructors, Interns and Youth Volunteers.
  • Organize of schedules, rosters, and paper work.
  • Lead daily morning meetings.
  • Lead daily drop-off and pick-up procedures.
  • Ensure that instructors receive a lunch break and supervise campers while giving breaks to instructors.
  • Co-facilitate Museum Camps training sessions. May 22- May 26 and July 6-7, 8am-4:30pm
  • Serve as an instructor during the day as needed.
  • Regularly aid in classroom management and behavior needs as needed
  • While at satellite location and on field trips - serve as the lead CMC representative.

Education and experience:

  • Must have High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a degree in or pursuing a degree in education, history, art, theatre, STEM, or related field preferred.
  • Experience with children grade K-6
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience presenting lesson plans or planned programs to children or families preferred.
  • Experience with camps preferred
  • Classroom management experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must interact well with children.
  • Comfortability working with multiple age groups.
  • Must have strong leadership and people skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and experience organizing electronic files.      
  • Certified in First Aid/CPR and able to share a copy of certificate.
  • Must have good communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to work with a diverse workforce.
  • Must have the ability to work at multiple locations. Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license is required.
  • Experience prioritizing in stressful situations in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent paperwork and organization skills required
  • Ability to work without direct supervision

Additional Requirements

  • Work week may be 0 – 40 hours.  The week runs Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am-4:30pm with a half hour unpaid lunchbreak.  Weekends and holidays are not required. Holidays (Memorial Day 5/29, Juneteenth 6/19, Independence Day 7/3-5)
  • Museum Camp Coordinators must have some availability April & May to help prepare for camps, and full availability May 22 2023-August 11 2023 8am-4:30p – unless prior approval has been ascertained.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 lbs. of supplies and be able to physically move about the facility.
  • Must be able to present programs, assist campers, or organize materials for long periods of time.

Work area is Union Terminal in classrooms, exhibit floors and other areas in and around the building. Position also requires work and travel outside of Union Terminal, including weeks that will be completely offsite at satellite Museum Camps locations including but not limited to: Cincinnati Observatory and the Blue Ash Recreation Center, where camp activities may take place partially or completely outdoors  Position also requires travel with any fieldtrips that may occur.


We are an equal opportunity employer

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Cincinnati Museum Center and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 


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