Science, Tech, Art Leader for TK-12th

Science, Tech, Art Leader for TK-12th

14 Aug 2021
California, Chico, 95926 Chico USA

Science, Tech, Art Leader for TK-12th

Thrive and Camp Wild Heart

STEAM Program Leader

Love working with kids and looking for an alternative educational setting? Want to work with kids in an open structured, child directed, project based, hands on, fun environment?

Camp Wild Heart and Thrive are looking for a caring, organized and energetic individual to find and develop hands on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)projects, lead activities with elementary age kids and teach fellow staff how to lead activities.

Please check out our website to learn more about our program and our COVID mitigation strategies to make sure this program would be a fit for you.

Someone who enjoys working with middle schoolers and teens is especially preferred. There will be opportunities to work with 4 to 17 year old olds providing homeschool, after school and summer day camp programs.

This is a three quarter-time position (25 to 35 hours per week). Position could be combined with an instructor position for more weekly hours. Position is to start September 2021. Applicants should be available to work Monday thru Friday from 8:45am to 5:45pm. We may accept part time availability. This is a year round position (47 weeks per year with time off at holidays) .

We are also seeking Instructors/Class Leaders, and substitutes. See our other listings or email to inquire.


Training and oversight of up to 20 staff

Research and development of STEAM curriculum and activities

Leading classes and activities for all ages but mostly with 6 to 16 year olds

Development of additional classes and programs

Program evaluation and restructuring as needed

Meet with parents and families to answers questions and share information

Monitor the parking lot, playground and facility

Ensure safety of all students and families

Follow safety procedures and suggest changes when necessary

Guide an environment and expectations that strike a balance of both risk-taking as well as physical and emotional safety

Provide guidance and monitoring of participants

Monitor daily attendance and know where participants are at all times

Guide children through academic, enrichment and social learning

Organize classrooms and projects in a way that facilitate self direction

Allow children the freedom and opportunities to develop their passions

Instructing classes in the themes of your choice (anything from sewing to science to painting to electronics)

Create a relationship with each family and participant so that you can greet them each morning and connect them at the end of the day


Ability to oversee, create and develop programs and activities

Experience working with school age kids

Experience working with middle schoolers and teens a plus

Ability to work respectfully with students and provide loving boundaries

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to communicate well with both students and parents

Ability to remember names and details to form strong bonds with students and families

Ability to work independently, address needs as they arise, take initiative in creating and implementing solutions

Organizational skills for materials and student scheduling

QUALIFICATIONS: Experience developing and overseeing programs with school aged children and their families is preferred. Preferences will be given to candidates with advanced education, ECE units, program coordination, experience with alternative education specifically homeschooling, Self-Directed Education and/or Waldorf or Montessori. Above all, you must highly value facilitating learning with children through respect and connection.

CPR/First Aide training must be current and in place before your first day of work. Must pass a fingerprint clearance.


Your answers to be included with your cover letter and resume.

1) What is your experience running STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities and what is your favorite activities to lead?

2) What is your Homeschool/Alternative Education training, education, background and/or experience? May include books you’ve read, workshops attended, classroom and alternative education experience, homeschooling your own kids, etc.

3) Which educational philosophy best fits you and why?

4) What types of classes, activities, programs would you like to see offered to our local youth?

Compensation: $18 to $23 per hour, possibility for high range with additional job roles and qualifications.

To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume and answers to supplemental questions

Contact: Cyndi Pereira, 530-828-9288

Employment Type: Part Time

Number of Openings: 1

Length of Work Year: ongoing year long, 47 weeks per year (time off around holidays)

Start Date: September 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled, Priority given to applications emailed in by Monday August 23rd, by 5:00pm

Employer: Thrive

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