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Art & Science Summer Day Camp Counselor

Company: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionAre you looking for a FUN Summer Job? Or an opportunity where you can make a difference? The YMCA is hiring Art & Science Summer Day Camp Counselors for 2024 for multiple locations! Join us for the experience of a lifetime!
The Art & Science Summer Day Camp Counselor provides leadership and planning of specialty STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) programs for different youth between the ages of 6-13 with hands-on active learning to promote critical thinking, curiosity, creativity, and communication.
Salary range starts at $17.40 per hour, Monday-Friday schedule
This is a mobile position, with multiple opening for instructors to run camps at YMCA centers and camp sites in and around Chicago, including:


  • Buehler YMCA in Palatine, IL
  • Elmhurst YMCA in Elmhurst, IL
  • Foglia YMCA in Lake Zurich, IL
  • Fry Family YMCA in Naperville, IL
  • Indian Boundary YMCA in Downers Grove, IL
  • Hastings Lake YMCA in Lindenhurst, IL
  • Lake View YMCA in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago
  • McCormick YMCA in the Logan's Square neighborhood of Chicago
  • Rauner YMCA in the Pilsen/Little Village neighborhood of Chicago
  • Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake, IL
  • South Side YMCA in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago

    Reasons to work at the Y:

    • Make a difference. Contribute to building a better, stronger community for all
    • Complimentary Family YMCA membership and an employee discount on select programs
    • Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y!
    • The job was designed with your schedule in mind. Part-time and full-time positions are available, making jobs at the Y ideal for students and non-students alike!

      Minimum and Required Requirements:

      • Must be at least 18 years of age
      • Must have a high school diploma or equivalency; completion of higher education coursework or degrees strongly preferred, especially within the science, technology, engineering, art, or math fields
      • Must have prior experience working with youth; previous experience in a camp setting strongly preferred
      • Able to carry 50+ lbs
      • Previous experience facilitating art or science youth programs
      • Passion for working with diverse youth and ability to provide a high-quality of instruction using age-appropriate practices.

        Child Abuse Prevention - Supports the YMCA's commitment to child abuse prevention by:

        • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
        • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
        • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
        • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required

          Qualifications
          BehaviorsInnovative - Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinkingEnthusiastic - Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
          MotivationsSelf-Starter - Inspired to perform without outside helpAbility to Make an Impact - Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Keywords: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Crystal Lake , Art & Science Summer Day Camp Counselor, Other , Crystal Lake, Illinois

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