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Summer Elementary Educator - Part Time

Company: Oregon Episcopal School
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:



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.

FLSA:Temporary, Seasonal

DEPARTMENT: Summer Programs

REPORTS TO: Director of Summer Programs

UPDATED: December 2023

COMPENSATION: Stipend: $1500/week, Pre-Season Training Stipend: $200


  • The first two weeks committed to full time teaching: 50% off for educator's camp age children during the weeks facilitating.
  • 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 individuals.

    • 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 each other;
    • 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 experiences.
      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 - average 15.
      • 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 camper.
        • 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 and cooperation.
        • Demonstrates kindness, enthusiasm, and a passion for teaching.
        • 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 exemption required.
            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
                • 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 things.
                  PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
                  • 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

                    • Visit www.oes.edu/careers to learn more about OES.
                    • Internal candidates, please contact Jesse Mojica Richmond, Director of Summer Programs directly at mojicarichmond@oes.edu 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 from there.

                      Management reserves the right to change or add to this job description at any time.

Keywords: Oregon Episcopal School, Portland , Summer Elementary Educator - Part Time, Other , Portland, Oregon

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