Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History

Summer Camp Counselor – Seasonal

Job Title: Sumer Camp Counselor
Department: Education
Reports to: Camp Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Status: Full-Time, Benefits Excluded (Seasonal, up to 4 months out of the year)
Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Job Description

The Camp Counselor is a full-time seasonal position, with a considerable amount of student and teacher contact.  The primary responsibility of the Camp Counselor is to facilitate educational programming for students enrolled in summer camp.  The Camp Counselor plays an essential role in providing every student with a high quality, interactive and engaging summer camp experience.

Under the direction of the Camp Director, the Camp Counselor will deliver themed educational programming to campers each week.  As needed, the position will be assigned to other programs and will need to fulfill other duties as assigned. 

The Camp Counselor will be especially engaged with Pre-K-6th grade aged campers.  In addition to facilitating the educational programming, the Camp Counselor will be responsible for supervising the classes and ensuring that campers have an enjoyable, educational experience. 


Major Duties

  • Deliver high-quality summer camp programs to camp-aged campers from a developed roster of Museum created curricula
  • Supervise classrooms, including facilitating logistical aspects of summer camp
  • Position requires availability of 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM for the months of May-August 2017. Additional hours possible as required.
  • Other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Minimum of a BS or BA degree preferred; Fifth year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Prior experience teaching a range of ages in school or community setting.
  • Valid Texas Driver’s license with clean driving record.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies :

Project Management – Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.

Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions ; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Language Skills                                                             

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills                                                     

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability                                                         

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.