Camp Site Lead

Pacific Science Center Foundation, 200 2nd Avenue N., Seattle, Washington, United States of America Req #304
Friday, January 5, 2024
At Pacific Science Center, our mission is to ignite curiosity in every child and fuel a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us. Our colleagues are passionate lifelong learners who live our mission every day.  Each of us commits to bring an inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) focus in every aspect of our work. Join our collaborative team and help steward our warm, welcoming, community-learning environment at PacSci.
As part of our ongoing commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, we’re invested in building teams with a wide variety of backgrounds, identities, and experiences. Data shows that women and BIPOC candidates more frequently do not apply to a job because they don’t feel that they meet all of the qualifications listed. If you have some of the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed and you share PacSci's values and support our mission, we encourage you to apply.

Position Summary

The Camps Site Lead provides daily support and leadership for Camp staff, campers, families/caregivers, and guests at PacSci or an offsite camp location by facilitating smooth daily operations and providing excellent customer services. The Site Lead will work closely with the Camps Supervisor, supply team, and other operational staff.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist Camps Manager and Supervisor in overseeing daily operations of one camp location and communicating with relevant Pacific Science Center departments
  • Coordinate and assist with customer service and communication between camp staff, families/caregivers, guests, and camper’s personal aides
  • Oversee the creation and distribution of daily camp letters to communicate program activities to families and caregivers
  • Ensure implementation of all policies and procedures, including first aid and emergency procedures at PacSci and/or offsite locations
  • May include supervising campers in Extended-Day program
  • Assist with planning and executing site logistical and operational plans including drop-off and pick-up, camper lunches, creating weekly At-A-Glance schedules, and overseeing site safety
  • For offsites, serve as liaison between offsite staff and camp admin
  • Ensure supply needs are met and assist with supply management, including working with the supply team and operations assistant with coordinating weekly movement of supplies
  • Supervise campers when needed, including all lunch periods, and provide recreational activities when needed
  • Respond to and support camp staff with camper behavior management
  • Assist with training, assessing, and supporting camp staff to deliver programs and manage camper safety and behavior
  • Model safe, effective and equitable science facilitation methods
  • Assist in creating a welcoming and fun work environment where educators are supported and celebrated
  • Assist Camps Supervisor in ensuring efficient staff coverage, schedules, and staff breaks
  • Other duties as assigned


Position Requirements: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of (or the ability to learn):
  • Basic science knowledge
  • Behavior management best practices
  • Informal education and STEM facilitation practices
  • Leading others and various projects


  • Exceptional customer service skills; communicates effectively, respectfully, and in a timely manner with a welcoming and approachable demeanor
  • Flexible and able to adapt in rapidly changing, fast-paced environments
  • Great attention to detail
  • Multitask, prioritize, and organize multiple daily tasks


Ability to:

  • Supervise campers when needed, including all lunch periods
  • Take initiative, work independently as well as within a team
  • Be a leader for camp staff
  • Track, maintain, and communicate program records including confidential health information
  • Be proactive, have situational awareness, plan ahead and make adjustments in support of camp staff and campers
  • Ensure campers of all ages and from diverse backgrounds are welcomed and served in a manner that makes their experience positive, memorable and consistent with Pacific Science Center’s mission, vision, and values
  • Approach each interaction individually and without expectation or judgement of content knowledge level of interest, or background in science
  • Engage youth grades pre-K–8 using developed curriculum delivery; step in as educator if needed
  • Maintain security and follow all safety procedures




  • Demonstrated teaching experience and classroom management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and respond to camp issues the arise throughout the day
  • At least 21 years of age at the start of camp
  • Attending training sessions at beginning of the summer season
  • First Aid/AED/CPR certification or willingness to obtain
  • WA State Food Handlers permit or willingness to obtain
  • Available to work a minimum of 7-10 full weeks of the summer season depending on location placement



  • Associate degree or equivalent experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or in pursuit of)
  • Valid WA driver’s license and good driving record with at least 5 years of driving history, including no moving violations in the past 3 years
  • Informal education experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Project management and communication skills
  • Available to work all 10 weeks of the summer season (June 24-August 30)
  • This is a temporary, full-time summer position that begins before the start of camps
  • Due to a variety of camps and location, hours can vary daily, typically totaling 40 hours per week during the camps season
  • Some camps are full day while others are half day, this position remains full-time
  • A uniform t-shirt is provided and required to be worn while on the job
  • This position may require driving a 15-passanger van and assuming responsibility of the safety and security of all passengers


Pay is based on several factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and years of experience.  


Starting Base Salary Rate:  $22.00 / hour


In addition to base salary, Pacific Science Center offers the following benefits to  temporary employees:

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings
  • Employee PacSci Membership


This position description generally describes the principle functions of the position and the level of knowledge and skills typically required.  It does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee, and it is subject to change as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

Pacific Science Center stands with those who are courageously fighting against hate, racism, and injustice. We recognize that not being racist is not sufficient. We must be actively anti-racist, and we commit to doing so.  We prioritize inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in everything we do. Curiosity and critical thinking are essential to the dialogue and changes that need to happen.

Pacific Science Center complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact us at

Other details

  • Job Family 2 Intermediate
  • Job Function Exhibits, Education & Outreach
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Seasonal
  • Min Hiring Rate $22.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $22.00
  • Job Start Date Saturday, June 1, 2024
  • Job End Date Friday, August 30, 2024
Location on Google Maps
  • Pacific Science Center Foundation, 200 2nd Avenue N., Seattle, Washington, United States of America