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The Discovery Center
Employment Opportunities

Diversity and Inclusion Residential Camp Program
2016 Fall Season - Various Positions



MISSION

The Discovery Center is an award-winning educational diversity, team-building, and academic program serving more than 4,000 students from grades 4 – 8 each year in Connecticut. Our mission is to shape positive attitudes about race and differences, reduce isolationism between urban and suburban communities, and improve math, science, and language arts skills. Through our programs, students gain an understanding and respect for diversity and inclusion and collectively develop tools to fight racism, classism and other forms of discrimination and exclusion within their lives.

RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

The Residential Camp Program brings together 5th and 6th grade students from Connecticut's urban and suburban communities for diversity and social justice education, team-building, and academic experiences. Students attend during the academic year at the neutral site of Camp Woodstock in northeastern Connecticut--only one hour from both Hartford, CT and Providence, RI.

Our Residential Program has three main objectives:

  1. Facilitate conversations about critical topics that are often not talked about openly with children; such as racism, inclusion and exclusion, stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination.


  2. Provide opportunities for team building amongst young people from different cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds through shared experiences working toward common goals.


  3. Improve math, science, and language arts skills through inquiry-based experiential outdoor education.


POSITION OVERVIEW

We are hiring seasonal Residential Diversity Counselors, certified teachers, an Operations Director, a Registrations and Food Services Monitor, a Residential Nurse and a Facility Manager. We are looking for people who are passionate about our mission & available for the Fall season from 9/5/16 - 11/20/16.

Residential Diversity Counselors facilitate diverse groups of students as they learn to live, work, and play together. Staff create a caring, supportive, exuberant and challenging learning environment and provide instruction in diversity, math, science, language arts, social studies and team building.

We have various positions available; housing included, meals provided while Camp is in session. This is a perfect opportunity to gain valuable experience in teaching, social justice education, outdoor education, group facilitation, and experience working on a diverse team.

The Discovery Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, values all forms of diversity, and is passionate about promoting equitable opportunities for all.

We are hoping to fill positions as soon as possible! Please see job descriptions and fill out a preliminary application at: https://discoverycenter.campmanagement.com/apply

QUALIFICATIONS
  • At least 19 years of age.
  • Passion for and knowledge of youth development, social justice and diversity education, and creating cooperative working, teaching, and learning communities.
  • At least two years of experience in working with youth and adults from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.
  • At least one year of experience in group facilitation and/or team building facilitation.
  • Experience working with children ages 9-11.
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Stamina to work extremely long and rewarding hours.
  • Ability and desire to ensure all students can access our unique programming.
  • Ability and desire to live and work in a tight-knit, diverse community.