Discovery Camp Counselor

Paid10-20 hoursPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania5 positions availableSummer


The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, strives to be the world leader in promoting science and technology education and literacy through inspiring and engaging experiences that cultivate curiosity, critical thinking, and an understanding of the crucial role science plays in our lives.

At The Franklin Institute, we provide an environment that’s as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities. We think you’ll find the Institute offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents. We are eager for your input, ideas, and inspiration.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Discovery Camp Counselors will deliver an experience that inspires curiosity and passion for STEM learning by leading a classroom of 10-25 campers ages 4-14. Counselors take part in all daily camp operations including maintaining the safety and well-being of all children, presenting informal science activities, facilitating exhibit exploration, supervising outdoor play and walking or bussed field trips, and managing classroom supplies and equipment. Counselors should foster openness to working with diverse children and peers, good communication with peers, administrators, and parents, great team-working skills, and responsible decision-making skills and proactivity.


Minimum Qualifications:
Counselors must have at least a High School degree and be furthering their education in a science, psychology, or education field. Previous experience working with children, presenting to large groups, and a proven record of responsibility are a must. Previous experience in a camp setting or other informal education setting is preferred.