Summer Elementary Educator - Part Time
Company: Oregon Episcopal School
Posted on: January 27, 2023
SUMMER PROGRAMS ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR - PART TIME
JOB TITLE: Summer Programs Elementary Educator - Part Time
SCHEDULE: 28 hours of paid teaching time per camp each week - two
weeks minimum requirement, 8:00 am - 1:45 pm, June 26th-August
11th, M-F (except no camp Tuesday, July 4th), 5-8 hrs mandatory
asynchronous employee training, March Orientation, and in person
employee training week of June 20th, 2023. An expectation of 3
hours of prep work per camp week in the pre-season.
DEPARTMENT: Summer Programs
REPORTS TO: Director of Summer Programs
UPDATED: December 2023
COMPENSATION: Stipend: $1500/week, Pre-Season Training Stipend:
- The first two weeks committed to full time teaching: 50% off
for educator's camp age children during the weeks
- For all committed weeks beyond two weeks guaranteed and fully
covered full time camp class slots of their choosing for educator's
camp age children during the weeks facilitating only.
- Paid sick leave
- Free lunch daily
OUR MISSION: When a person experiences summer in the OES community,
whether child or adult, they leave our programming and walk into
the next school year more confident in their skills socially,
emotionally, physically, and intellectually - ready to thrive.
Summer at OES works to provide equitable access to families in the
Portland Metro community for inquiry and play-based summer
enrichment programming that cultivates a sense of adventure and the
building of a rich, creative community on and off the Oregon
Episcopal School campus. We facilitate space for our student
campers to capture joy and freedom as they take on healthy risks,
make new friends, and explore who they are as valued
SUMMER CORE VALUES:
- Fun: We work to cultivate each other's curiosity and encourage
healthy risks through joyful play and fun;
- Respect: We nurture our mental, emotional, and social well
being through healthy respectful relationships and dialogue with
- Wonder: We expand our compassion for others and the natural
world through engagement with a broad intersection of peers,
community engagement, and project based inquiry camp classes and
Summer Commitment to Justice
We are proud that our Summer at OES Program is an extension of both
our school's experiential education, mission, and commitment to
justice and is open to the public. These commitments are a
cornerstone of our programming which welcomes every student camper
and their family onto our campus.
OES seeks a curious, creative, self-reflective full time Summer
Lead Educator to work collaboratively with a partner educator to
design, propose and lead inquiry based creatively themed
exploration camps for student campers in grades Kindergarten-1st,
2nd-3rd, or 4th-5th grades OR lead pre planned programming with
their own educator flair. In the afternoon educators put on their
workshop hats and lead rotating pre-planned enrichments or
workshops. Please learn more about our Summer Programs here.
The Summer Educator promotes and models finding joy through
curiosity, wonder, and the exploration of ideas and concepts while
fostering an appreciation for lifelong learning through the safe
utilization of both indoor and outdoor classroom spaces. Teacher
collaboration is crucial to support camp classes that are created
to: expand inquiry and fun; support social, emotional, and mental
health of students; and support a love for learning and community.
All Summer Educators are guided by the Learning and Teaching at OES
faculty growth model which you can read more about here. In
addition to the qualifications detailed below, the successful
summer camp class teacher possesses excellent communication and
interpersonal skills, is very flexible, good humored, has strong
organizational skills, and the ability to support the Summer at OES
Mission and Core Values.
Summer at OES continually refines its practices of inclusive
teaching and community. The ideal new colleague would contribute
substantially to that effort, in terms of both curriculum and
pedagogy. Strong candidates, are learners as much as knowers and
will bring an innovative and bright energetic spirit to program
spaces, constantly seeking ways to positively impact student
campers whether it is their 1st or 20th day of the Summer season.
They will bring a strong facility with technology and demonstrate a
flexible mindset that enriches collaboration and design thinking.
Most importantly, they will see student campers as budding
scholars, creators, and engaged human beings.
This is a part-time two-week minimum seasonal position that starts
in person June 2022 with preparatory expectations starting upon
acceptance of camp class proposal/educator position. It comes with
a competitive stipend, camp class slots for educator's camp age
children during the weeks facilitating (please see details above),
paid sick leave, and an excellent free lunch daily.
For all internal candidates please submit proposals here and follow
application instructions below. All other external candidates
please complete a full application here.
- With a teaching team and Summer Programs Admin team, co-develop
and implement intellectually challenging and joyfully creative
camps with developmentally appropriate, research-based practices,
and a strong, inquiry-based and differentiated curriculum within
the summer framework.
- Develops a safe, nurturing, equitable and exciting summer
environment conducive to camp classes of up to 20 students -
- A Summer at OES Educator in their camp class:
- Creates, communicates, and maintains clear, consistent and
appropriate learning objectives and expectations.
- Seeks to understand, value, and respond to each student
- Differentiates instruction and facilitation.
- Believes in each person's potential for growth.
- Experiments with teaching strategies within their team.
- Maintains and models high standards for student camper behavior
in and out of the classroom.
- Develops a familiarity with a framework for understanding
students' individual strengths, affinities, and challenges.
- Seeks and constructively uses professional feedback.
- Arrives on time and are fully present at camp during assigned
hours with your camper students.
- Promotes and models the responsible, safe, and healthy use of
equipment, materials, and environment.
- Communicates responsibly and professionally with colleagues,
families, and students.
- Works collaboratively with colleagues in a spirit of openness
- Demonstrates kindness, enthusiasm, and a passion for
- Participates fully in the life of the Summer at OES by
attending morning camp gatherings, helping supervise outdoor and
indoor play, and leading or offering assistance during enrichment
times if available.
- Other duties as assigned.
- A love for kids.
- BA/BS in relevant discipline or equivalent experience.
- 2-5 years of classroom or enrichment teaching experience
- Intercultural competence, ability to teach diverse groups of
students effectively; ability to interact appropriately with a
diverse array of students, coworkers, family members
- Ability to pass a background check.
- Full Covid-19 vaccination or documented medical or religious
NOTE: OES takes the safety of our community very seriously. OES
requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (including boosters),
and will only make exceptions for documented medical and religious
accommodations when they do not cause an undue hardship or create a
direct threat to our community.
- Teaching License
- Prior work experience in a summer camp setting, school setting,
public and/or independent school.
- Previous team teaching experience
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to learn and grow professionally throughout the summer
while remaining flexible with the flow of summer programming.
- Ability to facilitate and supervise a group of 15-25 camper
students with support.
- Interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate and maintain
collegial relations with colleagues
- Excellent and open communication skills to interact with
students, families, colleagues and supervisors.
- To have fun, be respectful and responsible, and to try new
- Camp is split between classroom, playground, and outdoor campus
spaces across 59 acres.
- Ability to lift up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis.
- Mobility sufficient to move about the campus and to assure the
safety of young children.
- Ability to see, hear, and speak to interact with students,
parents, and groups of individuals
APPLICATION AND PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS:
- Visit www.oes.edu/careers to learn more about OES.
- Internal candidates, please contact Jesse Mojica Richmond,
Director of Summer Programs directly at email@example.com and
fill out a proposal form and job application.
- External candidates, fill out the OES Summer Full Time Lead
Educator - Half Time Application and upload your resume and cover
letter addressing your understanding of inquiry based and child
centered learning and why you love summer camp/what you would bring
to Summer at OES as a camp class educator.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR INTERNAL CANDIDATES: Login to the payroll system
as normal, search for My Career, then, select Search for Jobs. This
brings up a menu of all open positions allowing you to apply easily
Management reserves the right to change or add to this job
description at any time.
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