Camp Leaders - Summer STEM Camp 2023

University of Southern Maine
March 18, 2023
Offerd Salary:$925/week
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Position Title:

Camp Leaders - Summer STEM Camp 2023


All USM locations

City, State:

Gorham ME


Dean Science Technology Health - PDSTH

Bargaining Unit:


Work Schedule:

8-4:30 variable

Statement of Job:

Are you a motivated self-starter who enjoys working with individuals of all ages? The University of Southern Maine is seeking Summer STEM Camp Leaders and welcomes the opportunity to speak with you about this summer opportunity!

The Summer STEM Camp Leader is responsible for the day-to-day operation of any of the USM/Maine Robotics' summer STEM camps. Each camp consists of up to 16 campers, ages can range from 9 to 17, but no camp would have more than a 5-year range. Responsibilities include oversight of the staff, check-in, and check-out of all campers for each day, maintaining contact with parents, resolving any conflicts between campers, giving short educational presentations to the campers, securing of the facility (room), resolving equipment problems, and in general providing the leadership for the camp. Responsible for orchestrating the move of the camp(s) between different locations with the help of the camp counselors and/or the Maine Robotics central staff. Recruiting and facilitating visiting presenters or local (walking) or transported field trips as the location allows. Covering other camp rooms as may temporarily be needed. This position may require the ability to switch between topics from one week to another.

Camps covered under this position would include:

  • LEGO Robotics camp
  • Build Your Own Computer Camp
  • 3D Design and Printing Camp
  • Programming Minecraft Camp
  • SeaPerch underwater remotely operated vehicle camp
  • Algae camp
  • CubeSat camp
  • and any other single- or two-week offerings that are currently available.
  • The University of Southern Maine's STEM Outreach Program is part of the College of Science, Technology and Health and oversees the Maine Robotics programs, along with the Southworth Planetarium, and coordinates numerous K-12 STEM outreach programs that reside at USM.

    Training is provided at the end of June at USM campus.

    Standard First Aid/CPR training required (provided or reimbursed if you don't have it or isn't current).

    Supervises: Camp Counselor's and up to 16 campers.

    Reports to: Director of STEM Outreach or the Camp Director.

    Duration: 1-6 weeks of active camp, week of training at the end of June in Gorham/Portland.

    Compensation: Camp Leaders are paid $925/week, prorated for shorter weeks.

    Number of positions: Multiple positions

    Location: These camps are offered in a wide variety of locations around the state.

    Travel: May be required depending on the conditions, contact USM STEM Outreach Director for more information. Lodging is provided by USM at local facilities.

    The University is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty, and staff. We welcome applicants who are multilingual and strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

    We live our USM Service Promise: Student Focused Every Day. We are looking for employees who understand that promise and support our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.


  • Experience working with children.
  • Experience in a STEM field, either directly or as an educator.
  • Experience with at least one of the camp topics, or equivalent
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4-year Degree or equivalent educational experience
  • Teaching or educational support certificate and at least 2 years of professional experience.
  • Summer camp or summer activity experience.
  • Other Information:

    For information about the University of Maine System's COVID-19 response and guidelines for employees, please visit Together for Maine.

    Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position" at the bottom of this page. You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae. Finalist candidates will be asked to provide a list of the names and contact information for references . Indicate camp topics and locations you feel qualified and able to work and if travel is an option.

    Positions will be open until filled.

    The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities.

    For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, Room 101, Boudreau Hall, Orono, ME 04469, (207) 581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System)

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    Required Documents:

    Cover Letter, CV/Resume

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