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Posted: 01/15/2023

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Children hold onto memories made at Camp long after the last day has ended. Budding friendships, science experiments that work perfectly (sometimes!), and engaging with our Museum exhibits are just a few of the things that make Museum Camps so special. Museum Camps are known and appreciated for their interactive and educational hands on programming that allows campers to explore a variety of topics. Join our Learning Team as we implement educational programming ranging from animal adaptations, Harry Potter spells that use the magic of science, space exploration and more! Applicants will also be responsible for direct supervision of campers, leading programs, classroom management and assisting with daily check in and check out along with personal time management. Applicant must have a High School Diploma and pursuing a degree in education, history, art, theatre, STEM, or related field preferred. This is a seasonal position.

Reports to:         Emily Bertolo, Manager, Museum Camps
Department:       Community Engagement & Programs
FLSA Status:      PT seasonal /Non-exempt
Compensation: $13.00/hour
May 22nd- Aug 11

Position Overview:

The Museum Camp Instructor is responsible for teaching and supervising campers throughout the camp day using classroom management skills to ensure that campers stay safe and have a fun camp experience. Instructors will lead hands on educational programs and activities for campers related to the weeks theme.


  • Direct supervision of campers throughout the camp day including lunch time and recess at Union Terminal and at offsite locations. 
  • Lead educational programs and activities for campers. Oversee camper safety by adhering to Cincinnati Museum Center’s (CMC) policies.  Reinforcing campers follow safety standards. 
  • Aid in morning check in and check out as needed.
  • Prepare materials for day, and any activity prep for programs within the day.
  • Work with co instructor and interns assisting with the camp day.
  • Attend all museum camp training sessions. May 22- May 26, and July 6-7, 8am-4:30pm.

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 working with children and/or families.
  • Experience presenting lesson plans or planned programs to children or families preferred.
  • Experience with camps preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess an outgoing and enthusiastic personality and interact well with children.
  • Comfortability working with multiple age groups.
  • Must have strong leadership and people skills.
  • 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 and access to reliable transportation.
  •  Be able to prioritize in stressful situations.
  • Must have flexibility- be able to think on your feet in a face paced environment.
  • Communicate clearly as part of a team.  

Additional Requirements

  • Work week may be 0 – 40 hours and follows Museum Camps schedules.  The week runs Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am – 4:30pm with a half hour unpaid lunch break.  Weekends and Holidays are not required; Holidays- Memorial Day 5/29, Juneteenth 6/19, Independence Day 7/3-5.
  • Museum Camp Instructors must have availability when Museum Camps are taking place unless prior approval has been ascertained before camps. This is from May 22 2023- August 11 2023, 8am-4:30pm daily with half hour unpaid lunch break.
  • Must be able to move about the facility while supervising campers and/or moving program materials.
  • 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 off-site at satellite Museum Camps locations, including but not limited to: Cincinnati Observatory and Blue Ash Recreation Center, where camps activities may take place partially or completely outdoors.


We are an equal opportunity employer

To apply for this position and explore other employment opportunities, please visit our website at

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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