Camp Directors for campMODA Summer 2019

The mission of MODA, the Museum of Design Atlanta, is to advance the understanding and appreciation of design as the convergence of creativity and functionality through exhibitions, education and programming for visitors of all ages.

Every summer the museum invites young designers ages 4-14 to participate in campMODA, weeklong day-camp experiences in which they learn to use STEAM tools (Minecraft, LEGO Robotics, Coding, Arduino, Circuitry) in combination with Design Thinking. We are looking for qualified teachers and professionals to lead a variety of innovative week-long camps during summer 2019. We prefer to hire experienced classroom teachers who are passionate about exploring new ways of teaching and learning STEAM tools, Design Thinking, and other practices that enable innovation.

Responsibilities

  • Implement the camp program for each week and insure its quality.

  • Collaborate with the Education manager to create a weekly curriculum that will challenge each student in their knowledge of the subject matter of the camp

  • Ensure all campers specific needs are being met, especially students with special needs.

  • Create challenging activity modifications for more advanced campers.  

  • Supervise camper drop-off and pick-up.

  • Direct campers throughout the daily schedule.

  • Communicate with parents to ensure all concerns are addressed.

  • Handle any emergencies that might arise in the course of a day.

  • Ensure that campers with special dietary or medical needs are accommodated.

  • Use classroom management strategies to maintain a respectful environment.

  • Ensure that campers receive individual attention.

  • Ensure that each camper’s knowledge of the subject matter of the camp progresses over the course of their week.

  • Create a positive and fun learning environment for each camper.

  • Supervise the camp staff of 4 to 6 high school and college-aged counselors.
    (Staff-student ratio is usually 1:4)

  • Assist with pre- and post-assessments and evaluations of students and counselors

Qualifications

  • Interested applicants must hold at a minimum an Associate’s Degree in a related field. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

  • Applicant must have a specific body of knowledge related to one or more of the subjects being taught in the camp

  • Experience teaching and/or working with children.

  • Knowledge of or experience in creating and implementing a curriculum

  • Ability to supervise staff and campers

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion, a high level of confidentiality, and professionalism.

  • Sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population.

Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Additional preparation time and interface with MODA staff will be required in the spring semester 2019.

Follow-up / reporting tasks also required and will be performed outside hours of camp sessions.

Compensation

Pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

Send a resume or CV and letter of interest along with current contact information to Blair Banks, Education Manager at bbanks@museumofdesign.org


Camp Counselors for campMODA Summer 2019

The mission of MODA, the Museum of Design Atlanta, is to advance the understanding and appreciation of design as the convergence of creativity and functionality through exhibitions, education and programming for visitors of all ages.

The Museum of Design Atlanta seeks camp counselors for summer of 2019 to help lead innovative STEM- and STEAM-related design camps. Counselors must be at least 16 years of age and enjoy working with children. Counselors must also have related knowledge or experience in campMODA 2019 subject matter.

Our camps are located at four locations. Each camp takes place over the course of a week (Monday-Friday) and counselors must be available to work the entire week, as well as attend training sessions prior to camp. campMODA sessions begin on May 28 and run through August 2.

Responsibilities

  • • Takes responsibility for the health, well-being and happiness of campers

  • • Recognizes and responds to opportunities for group problem solving

  • • Provides opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences

  • success

  • • Encourages respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities

  • • Sets a good example for campers in all areas, including cleanliness,

  • punctuality, clean-up chores, rules, and sportsmanship

  • • Guides campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities

  • • Actively assists the Camp Director and participates in all aspects of the

  • campers’ days

  • • Observes camper behavior, assesses its appropriateness, enforces safety

  • regulations and emergency procedures

  • • Attends training sessions and camp orientation held in March through May

  • • Meets/communicates as necessary with Camp Director regarding concerns,

  • updates, challenges

  • • Submits all required paperwork on time

 Qualifications

  • • Enjoys working with children

  • • Has demonstrated experience working at camps or in other children’s

  • educational or recreational settings

  • • Has demonstrated interest in the subject matter of the camp

  • • Has the ability to teach and lead various recreational activities

  • • Demonstrates excellent character, integrity and adaptability

  • • Is able to communicate clearly while working with children of various ages

  • and skill levels

  • • Has the desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented

  • atmosphere

  • • Has enthusiasm, patience and self-control

  • • Passes the GA State run background check

Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Each Monday, camp counselors will be expected to arrive at the designated camp location at 8:00 a.m.

Additional camp counselor orientation and training with campMODA staff will be required in the spring semester 2019. Dates TBD.

To Apply

Complete the application and send to Blair Banks, Education Coordinator at bbanks@museumofdesign.org.

Download application here.