Career Opportunities

2018 Summer Camp positions at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center.

  • Lead Preschool Educator
  • Lead Art Educator
  • Full Day Camp Educator (grades 2-6)
  • Half Day Camp Educator (grades 1-4)
  • Preschool Camp Educator
  • Wild at Art Educator
  • Wild at Art Assistant Educator

    Lead Preschool Camp Educator (Part-time)
    The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is a 118-acre not-for-profit museum, working farm and environmental educational facility situated on the former estate of fashion magnate Henri Bendel. The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity and interaction. We seek to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning through exhibits, educational programs, and special events that enhance the visitor's experience of our unique site.

    Position
    The SMNC is will be hiring: One (1) Lead Preschool Camp Educator, working Monday-Friday from approximately 8:30am - 1:30pm working with our Art & Nature half-day camp for campers entering a 4s Preschool or Kindergarten. These positions will report to the Head of Preschool Camp.

    The summer camp season runs approximately from June 25-August 10, 2018. Staff training will be held on June 25-26, 2018. These camp programs serve approximately 350 students in over a seven week period. The goal of our camp programs is to provide quality and innovative environmental education experiences using the various resources of the SM&NC, within a camp atmosphere. Please visit our website at www.stamfordmuseum.org for more information.

    Responsibilities
  • Co-teach and structure activities for a group of 12-16 campers within weekly camp theme
  • Promote responsible environmental education and create activities that support SM&NC mission
  • Help to ensure health and welfare of all campers
  • Aid in planning and supervision of campers in our optional Lunch Bunch program

    Qualifications
  • 21+ years of age
  • Experience working with preschool-aged children
  • Experience with working with children in an outdoor setting is a plus
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and flexibility a must
  • Ability to commit to entire camp season
  • Experience working with plants/animals/farm also a plus
  • Must submit a current (within 3 years) physical form before the start of camp
  • Candidate must past a background check

    Compensation: Hourly rate, depending on experience

    Send letter, resume and 2 references to (e-mail preferred):
    Lisa Monachelli
    Director of Education
    Stamford Museum and Nature Center
    39 Scofieldtown Road
    Stamford, CT 06903
    lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org


    Lead Art Educator (Part-time, seasonal)
    The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is a 118-acre not-for-profit museum, working farm and environmental educational facility situated on the former estate of fashion magnate Henri Bendel. The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity and interaction. We seek to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning through exhibits, educational programs, and special events that enhance the visitor's experience of our unique site.

    Position
    The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is looking for a dynamic Lead Art Educator (summer camp) to join our 2018 summer team. The position is part-time seasonal, working approximately 25 hours per week Monday-Friday from 8:30am - 1:30pm with our Art & Nature Summer Camp for campers entering grades 1-4. The camp season is July 2-August 10 (no camp on 7/4) with staff training on June 25-26. The Art & Nature serves approximately 150 students in over a six week period. The goal of our camp programs is to provide quality and innovative art and nature experiences using the various resources of the SM&NC, within a camp atmosphere. Please visit our website at www.stamfordmuseum.org for more information.

    Responsibilities
  • Design, lead, and supervise art activities for a group of 12-16 campers within weekly camp theme
  • Manage seasonal summer staff and interns
  • Serve as primary contact for parents of campers
  • Help to ensure health and welfare of all campers
  • Work with staff including environmental educator team to ensure Art & Nature Camp is successful

    Qualifications
  • 21+ years of age
  • Experience with working with children teaching art
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and flexibility a must
  • Ability to commit to entire camp season
  • Experience working with plants/animals/farm also a plus
  • Must submit a current (within 3 years) physical form before the start of camp

    Compensation: $18-22/hour, depending on experience

    Send letter, resume and 2 references to (e-mail preferred):
    Lisa Monachelli
    Director of Education
    Stamford Museum and Nature Center
    39 Scofieldtown Road
    Stamford, CT 06903
    lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org


    Camp Educator (Full-time, seasonal)
    The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is a 118-acre not-for-profit museum, working farm and environmental educational facility situated on the former estate of fashion magnate Henri Bendel. The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity and interaction. We seek to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning through exhibits, educational programs, and special events that enhance the visitor's experience of our unique site.

    Position
    The Explorers Camp Educator is a full-time, seasonal position working approximately 32.5 hours per week with the schedule of Monday-Friday from 8:30am - 3:00pm with our Full Day Explorers camp for campers entering grades 2-6. The camp season is approximately June 25-August 10, 2018. No camp on July 4th. Please visit our website at www.stamfordmuseum.org for more information.

    Responsibilities
  • Co-teach and structure activities for a group of 15-24 campers within weekly camp theme
  • Promote responsible environmental education and create activities that support SM&NC mission
  • Help to ensure health and welfare of all campers

    Qualifications
  • 18+ years of age
  • Experience with working with children in an outdoor setting is a plus
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and flexibility a must
  • Ability to commit to entire camp season
  • Experience working with plants/animals/farm also a plus
  • Must submit a current (within 3 years) physical form before the start of camp
  • Candidate must pass a background check

    Compensation: $390-$475/week ($78-$95/day) (full-time), depending on experience

    Send letter, resume and 2 references to (e-mail preferred):
    Lisa Monachelli
    Director of Education
    Stamford Museum and Nature Center
    39 Scofieldtown Road
    Stamford, CT 06903
    lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org


    Camp Educator (Full-time, seasonal)
    The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is a 118-acre not-for-profit museum, working farm and environmental educational facility situated on the former estate of fashion magnate Henri Bendel. The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity and interaction. We seek to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning through exhibits, educational programs, and special events that enhance the visitor's experience of our unique site.

    Position
    The Explorers Camp Educator is a full-time, seasonal position working approximately 32.5 hours per week with the schedule of Monday-Friday from 8:30am - 3:00pm with our Full Day Explorers camp for campers entering grades 2-6. The camp season is approximately June 25-August 10, 2018. No camp on July 4th. Please visit our website at www.stamfordmuseum.org for more information.

    Responsibilities
  • Co-teach and structure activities for a group of 15-24 campers within weekly camp theme
  • Promote responsible environmental education and create activities that support SM&NC mission
  • Help to ensure health and welfare of all campers

    Qualifications
  • 18+ years of age
  • Experience with working with children in an outdoor setting is a plus
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and flexibility a must
  • Ability to commit to entire camp season
  • Experience working with plants/animals/farm also a plus
  • Must submit a current (within 3 years) physical form before the start of camp
  • Candidate must pass a background check

    Compensation: $390-$475/week ($78-$95/day) (full-time), depending on experience

    Send letter, resume and 2 references to (e-mail preferred):
    Lisa Monachelli
    Director of Education
    Stamford Museum and Nature Center
    39 Scofieldtown Road
    Stamford, CT 06903
    lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org


    Assistant Camp Educator (Part-time)
    The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is a 118-acre not-for-profit museum, working farm and environmental educational facility situated on the former estate of fashion magnate Henri Bendel. The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity and interaction. We seek to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning through exhibits, educational programs, and special events that enhance the visitor's experience of our unique site.

    Position
    The SMNC is will be hiring: Two (2) Part-time Assistant Camp Educators, working Monday-Friday from approximately 9:00am - 1:30pm working with our Art & Nature half-day camp for campers entering 1st-4th grades. Approximately 20-22.5 hours per week.

    The summer camp season runs approximately from June 25-August 10, 2018. Staff training will be held on June 25-26, 2018. No camp on July 4th. These camp programs serve approximately 350 students in over a seven week period. The goal of our camp programs is to provide quality and innovative environmental education experiences using the various resources of the SM&NC, within a camp atmosphere. Please visit our website at www.stamfordmuseum.org for more information.

    Responsibilities
  • Co-teach and structure activities for a group of 12-16 campers within weekly camp theme
  • Promote responsible environmental education and create activities that support SM&NC mission
  • Help to ensure health and welfare of all campers
  • Aid in planning and supervision of campers in our optional Lunch Bunch program

    Qualifications
  • 18+ years of age
  • Experience with working with children in an outdoor setting is a plus
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and flexibility a must
  • Ability to commit to entire camp season
  • Experience working with plants/animals/farm also a plus
  • Must submit a current (within 3 years) physical form before the start of camp
  • Candidate must pass a background check

    Compensation: Hourly rate, depending on experience

    Send letter, resume and 2 references to (e-mail preferred):
    Lisa Monachelli
    Director of Education
    Stamford Museum and Nature Center
    39 Scofieldtown Road
    Stamford, CT 06903
    lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org


    Assistant Preschool Camp Educator (Part-time)
    The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is a 118-acre not-for-profit museum, working farm and environmental educational facility situated on the former estate of fashion magnate Henri Bendel. The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity and interaction. We seek to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning through exhibits, educational programs, and special events that enhance the visitor's experience of our unique site.

    Position
    The SMNC is will be hiring: Part-time Assistant Preschool Camp Educators, working Monday-Friday from approximately 9:00am - 1:00pm working with our Art & Nature half-day camp for campers entering a 4s Preschool or Kindergarten. These positions will report to the Head of Preschool Camp.

    The summer camp season runs approximately from June 25-August 10, 2018. Staff training will be held on June 25-26, 2018. These camp programs serve approximately 350 students in over a seven week period. The goal of our camp programs is to provide quality and innovative environmental education experiences using the various resources of the SM&NC, within a camp atmosphere. Please visit our website at www.stamfordmuseum.org for more information.

    Responsibilities
  • Co-teach and structure activities for a group of 12-16 campers within weekly camp theme
  • Promote responsible environmental education and create activities that support SM&NC mission
  • Help to ensure health and welfare of all campers
  • Aid in planning and supervision of campers in our optional Lunch Bunch program

    Qualifications
  • 18+ years of age
  • Experience working with preschool-aged children
  • Experience with working with children in an outdoor setting is a plus
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and flexibility a must
  • Ability to commit to entire camp season
  • Experience working with plants/animals/farm also a plus
  • Must submit a current (within 3 years) physical form before the start of camp
  • Candidate must pass a background check

    Compensation: Hourly rate, depending on experience

    Send letter, resume and 2 references to (e-mail preferred):
    Lisa Monachelli
    Director of Education
    Stamford Museum and Nature Center
    39 Scofieldtown Road
    Stamford, CT 06903
    lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org


    Wild at Art Educator
    The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is a 118-acre not-for-profit museum, working farm and environmental educational facility situated on the former estate of fashion magnate Henri Bendel. The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity and interaction. We seek to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning through exhibits, educational programs, and special events that enhance the visitor's experience of our unique site.

    Position
    The SMNC is will be hiring: One (1) Part-time Wild at Art Educator, working Monday-Friday from approximately 1:15-5:30pm, for our new Summer Voyager "Wild at Art" program in conjunction with the Stamford Education Foundation.

    The summer camp season runs approximately from July 9-August 17 but staff will be asked to attend our staff training/CPR training on June 25-26, 2018. The Wild at Art programs will serve approximately 105 rising 4th and 5th grade students over three two-week sessions (35 students per session). The goal of our camp programs is to provide quality and innovative art education experiences using the various resources of the SM&NC. Please visit our website at www.stamfordmuseum.org for more information.

    Responsibilities
  • Co-teach and structure activities students based upon each daily theme
  • Work with the Head of Camp to ensure students are receiving quality, innovative experiences
  • Promote responsible art & environmental education and create activities that support SM&NC mission
  • Help to ensure health and welfare of all campers

    Qualifications
  • 20+ years of age
  • Experience working with middle elementary students in an art-based setting
  • Experience with working with children in an outdoor setting is a plus
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and flexibility a must
  • Ability to commit to entire camp season
  • Experience working with plants/animals/farm also a plus
  • Must submit a current (within 3 years) physical form before the start of camp
  • Candidate must pass a background check

    Compensation: $17/hour

    Send letter, resume and 2 references to (e-mail preferred):
    Lisa Monachelli
    Director of Education
    Stamford Museum and Nature Center
    39 Scofieldtown Road
    Stamford, CT 06903
    lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org


    Wild at Art Assistant Educator
    The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is a 118-acre not-for-profit museum, working farm and environmental educational facility situated on the former estate of fashion magnate Henri Bendel. The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity and interaction. We seek to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning through exhibits, educational programs, and special events that enhance the visitor's experience of our unique site.

    Position
    The SMNC is will be hiring: Two (2) Part-time Wild at Art Assistant Educators, working Monday-Friday from approximately 1:30-5:30 p.m., for our new Summer Voyager "Wild at Art" program in conjunction with the Stamford Education Foundation.

    The summer camp season runs approximately from July 9-August 17 but staff will be asked to attend our staff training/CPR training on June 25-26, 2018. The Wild at Art program will serve approximately 105 rising 4th and 5th grade students over three two-week sessions (35 students per session). The goal of our camp programs is to provide quality and innovative art education experiences using the various resources of the SM&NC. Please visit our website at www.stamfordmuseum.org for more information.

    Responsibilities
  • Co-teach and structure activities students based upon each daily theme
  • Work with the Head of Camp to ensure students are receiving quality, innovative experiences
  • Promote responsible art & environmental education and create activities that support SM&NC mission
  • Help to ensure health and welfare of all campers

    Qualifications
  • 18+ years of age
  • Experience working with middle elementary students in an art-based setting
  • Experience with working with children in an outdoor setting is a plus
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and flexibility a must
  • Ability to commit to entire camp season
  • Experience working with plants/animals/farm also a plus
  • Must submit a current (within 3 years) physical form before the start of camp
  • Candidate must pass a background check

    Compensation: $15/hour

    Send letter, resume and 2 references to (e-mail preferred):
    Lisa Monachelli
    Director of Education
    Stamford Museum and Nature Center
    39 Scofieldtown Road
    Stamford, CT 06903
    lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org


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