Camp Counselor

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Mississippi Aquarium
1400 22nd Avenue
Gulfport, MS 39501
United States
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Camp Counselors are part of the Education team at Mississippi Aquarium that help create high-quality, meaningful learning experiences for Camp Aqua participants. Counselors support daily activities that are fun, engaging, and interactive. Camp Counselors supervise children and enforce safety guidelines. This position allows candidates to gain experience in STEM-driven education and hospitality. Camp Counselors strive to inspire environmental stewardship and the importance of animal conservation.
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Support and lead MSAQ’s Camp Aqua program by setting up activities, assisting with instruction, clean-up, next-day preparations, and assisting with any other daily camp operations. Facilitate activities for campers that are fun, interactive and engaging. Supervise campers at all times; monitor behaviors to ensure safety and wellbeing. Immediately report any and all accidents/incidents and behavior issues to direct supervisor. Care for & organize camp supplies and materials including biofacts, crafts & supplies, microscopes, and other miscellaneous camp items. Pick up and deliver snacks and lunches. Ensure diet restrictions are followed. Provide activities for children during free periods, after snack and lunch. Coordinate camper drop-off and pick-up. Maintain clear and appropriate communication with parents/caregivers to ensure paperwork is complete, children have appropriate gear for the day, and any accidents/incidents are relayed to supervisors. Perform clerical duties as needed including photocopying, printing, faxing, filing, phone calls and messages, data entry, and sending emails. Maintain a clean, safe, and exciting experience for all campers. Perform other duties as assigned.
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To apply for an open position, send your resume, cover letter and any relevant work samples to RESUME@MSAQUARIUM.ORG. Please put the name of the job you are applying for in the subject line of your email. If applying for multiple positions, please send one email per position.