STEM Camp Counsellor: Job Description

Join our amazing team as a STEM Camp summer camp Counsellor for our 2023 season! Much more than just a summer job, STEM Camp offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience for your future, meet great new friends and make a lasting difference in the lives of our future STEM leaders.

Why Work at STEM Camp

Have more than just another job on your resume: if you are going into a teaching field, pursuing education in a STEM area, or want experience showing you’re great in a team environment, being a STEM Camp counsellor can make a difference when you’re applying for future jobs or educational pathways.

Have predictable hours: you won’t be waiting for a shift schedule to make plans for your summer.

Enjoy evenings and weekends off: Don’t put your summer social plans on hold, at STEM Camp you’ll always work daytime hours, Monday through Friday.

Great teammates: your co-counsellors and others working with you at your site will likely be your age as well, and share your passion for creating a fun and engaging summer experience for not just the campers, but your team as well!

Have access to future leadership opportunities: We love hiring great counsellors back in following years, and in particular into Lead Counsellor or Activity Coordinator roles where you’ll be in charge of helping running an entire camp location.

Meet some pretty amazing campers! We are endlessly amazed by their ideas, creativity, and willingness to learn while having a great time. Our Counsellors always share that they learn as much from our campers as our campers learn from them!

"I loved working at STEM Camp for my second year!!! I am definitely applying next summer in hopes of being the camp leader. I had an amazing summer!"

~ Counsellor, Summer 2022

Job Responsibilities

As a Counsellor, your job responsibilities include:

  • Leading activities for a group of STEM campers as assigned by Head Office, in the methodology you’ll learn through training (including using only approved websites, online tools and videos in camp activities), as well as leading inquiry and discussion surrounding those activities
  • Engaging with each camper as they work through activities, and showing an interest in each camper as s/he works through activities
  • Ensuring activities run smoothly, including that all required materials are on hand, and that both campers and counsellors are following the STEM Camp guidelines
  • Following all daily campsite cleaning procedures, to maintain a clean and organized camp 
  • Creating a fun, enjoyable, and safe atmosphere for campers
  • Ensuring that all campers are treated equally, consistently and fairly
  • Modelling appropriate behaviour and positive interactions in every session with campers and your peers; coming to each session prepared 
  • Assuming the responsibility of leadership with consistent and specific direction in the supervision of campers
  • Demonstrating emotional maturity, a positive attitude, thoughtfulness and good decision-making
  • Being self-confident and able to accept and adopt constructive feedback
  • Providing appropriate feedback to, and communication with parents or guardians whenever needed, and immediately when emergency contact with parents/guardians is required 
  • Completing all training and abiding by all STEM Camp policies and rules
  • Carrying out other reasonable duty requests from any member of the STEM Camp management team 

Who We're Looking For

STEM Camp Counsellors are a huge part of what makes STEM Camp so great, and part of what keeps our campers and their families coming back year after year. We’re looking for Counsellors who have a great positive attitude, emotional maturity, thoughtfulness and good decision making skills. You need to be an excellent communicator with both our campers and their families, and be a creative thinker and problem solver. You also have to be ready for the responsibility of being someone our campers will look up to: you’re inspiring, kind, thoughtful and your positive energy means being around you makes their day that much better!

In addition, we’re looking for amazing applicants that meet the following criteria:

  • High school diploma or current enrolment in a STEM-related field at a post-secondary institution
  • One year of experience working with children
  • First Aid?CPR Certification
  • Police Check in the Vulnerable Sector completed in the last 2 years
  • Knowledge and understanding of STEM related topics
  • Skills in providing excellent customer service
  • Work exceptionally well in a team, in a collaborative, changing environment
  • Take initiative to solve problems
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to commute to and from the camp location
  • Bilingualism is an asset (English and French), but not a requirement

Please note, applicants who are Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents will be prioritized. STEM Camp is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status. 

What to Expect

The Counsellor position is a full-time, contract role for the summer. STEM Camp in 2023 runs for a total of 8 weeks, from July 4 to August 25. Each camp week is 5 days, running Monday through Friday, with the exception of the week of August 8-11, which is 4 days (Tuesday through Friday, since Monday is the Civic Holiday – which you get as a day off as well!). 

The hourly wage for this position is $15.00.  

Should we include anything about training commitments in advance, or about the application or interview process?  

We would love to hear from you!

Our Mission

STEM Camp is a Canadian, bilingual, not for profit organization with a mission to inspire Canadian youth in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.

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