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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:

Lead Teacher of Residential Diversity Education Program
We are seeking a Lead Teacher (LT) who is innovative, dynamic, creative, conscientious, and organized—with the ability to support a cooperative community working towards our mission. We are particularly seeking an individual with a background in Social Justice Education and experience implementing inquiry-based learning and critical pedagogy in working with elementary school students.

Residential Diversity Counselors
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.

Operations Director of Residential Diversity Education Program
We are seeking an Operations Director (OD) who is organized, innovative, and a "systems thinker" – with the ability to support a cooperative community working towards our mission. The Operations Director takes on a variety of tasks and duties over the course of the season, with the primary role of assisting the Program Directors in the management of all daily camp operations. The OD will be responsible for the administration of registration procedures, all camp financial management, and supervision of nutrition and facilities staff.