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University of Utah Summer Camp Instructor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 03/21/2019

Requisition Number PRN09137N

Job Title Classroom Assistant

Working Title Summer Camp Instructor

Job Grade A

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 29

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

29 hours per week with some weekend and evening work required.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 00340 - Red Butte Garden & Arboretum

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 11.00 - 12.00

Close Date

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is seeking Summer Camp Educators that are enthusiastic about teaching nature in the outdoors. Our educators prepare and teach summer camps following the Garden’s informal,STEAM-based pedagogy by providing age-appropriate, hands-on activities that explore the connections between plants and the natural world. CampRBGruns weeklong day camps for children entering grades K-6th grade. Work schedule is approximately 29 hours per week with some weekend and evening work required. Position runs from May 2018 through August 2018, with the potential to extend through the end of October 2018.

Responsibilities

•Being a role model of respectful behavior and providing and maintaining a supportive, positive, and engaging learning environment for all campers

•Supervising summer camp volunteers

•Ensuring the well-being of program participants by following all safety and security rules, procedures, and protocols

•Calmly attending to camper injuries and illnesses

•Effectively communicating with parents of campers and employees from other departments as needed

•Providing extraordinary guest service to all program participants, parents, and Garden colleagues

•Taking direction from and communicating effectively with supervisor

•Assisting with daily operations by maintaining supplies, facilities, and equipment

•Reviewing curricula and providing feedback to the Youth Programs Manager

•Assisting the Programs Department with other activities, programs, and seasonal events as needed

•Performs other relevant duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

This is an entry-level position. Training will be provided. Must demonstrate an interest in learning about child development and guidance; a willingness to take direction from the assigned teacher; willing to obtain a food handlers permit, TB test, Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) background check, first aid training are required. Demonstrated human relation and effective human relations skills are also required.

Preferences

•Bachelor’s degree

•An interest in plants demonstrated either by education or previous employment

•Experience working in an outdoor setting

•Understanding of a variety of teaching methods and ability to adjust activities to include interests and abilities of various ages and groups of campers

•Excellent classroom management skills

•Ability to think creatively and respond calmly and quickly in stressful situations

•Enthusiasm, sense of humor, and patience

•Dependable and punctual

•Ability to accept supervision and guidance

•Background in education, horticulture, environmental studies or another related field

•Proven written and verbal communication skills

•Previous experience working with children

•Basic knowledge of lesson planning

•Must be flexible and able to work both independently and as part of a team

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: “employment@utah.edu” or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: “oeo@umail.utah.edu” .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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