Camps Supply Lead

Pacific Science Center Foundation, 200 2nd Avenue N., Seattle, Washington, United States of America Req #305
Friday, January 5, 2024
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Position Summary
The Camps Supply Lead will assist the Supply Supervisor in ensuring summer camp programming runs smoothly by inventorying, organizing, maintaining, and distributing camp supplies and assisting with overall operations for all camp locations. This position assists with purchasing by tracking, recording, and communicating supply needs, as well as leading a team of Supply Assistants. The Camps Supply Lead will also assist with preparing for the summer season prior to the start of camps, ideally starting in early May.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Ensure camps supply needs are met by:

  • Assist Supply Supervisor with supply inventory, communication, recording, and tracking purchases
  • Monitor and maintain supply systems across all camp sites, including physical storage as well as online databases and resources
  • Oversee and maintain the efficient organization and cleanliness of work and storage spaces, including the distribution of camp materials for both on and off-site locations
  • Coordinate supply distribution and transportation of supplies to various offsite locations
  • Direct the daily workflow of a small supply team to accomplish short-term and long-term tasks
  • Assist camp admin with daily camp operations including supporting program staff, communicating with relevant Pacific Science Center departments, and implementation of all policies and procedures
  • Communicating supply needs and changes with other camp staff, both on and offsite
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 
Knowledge of (or the ability to learn):

  • Inventory and receiving practices, purchasing practices preferred
  • The ability to learn basic science knowledge
  • OSHA safety best practices
  • Customer service best practices
  • Leading the flow of various ongoing projects


  • Work and communicate effectively and respectfully with people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Excellent customer service skills; approachable, with a welcoming body language and demeanor
  • Flexible and able to adapt in rapidly changing, fast-paced environments
  • Multitask, prioritize, and organize with sound judgement on time sensitive projects
  • Excellent attention to detail

Ability to:

  • Self-motivating, can work independently, as well as with a team and act as a leader of supply assistants
  • Take initiative, learn and apply new content, policies and procedures
  • 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
  • Work on present projects while simultaneously being proactive and plan ahead
  • Comply with all camp procedures including COVID-19 and other health and safety policies and supporting campers and others in the camp space with doing the same
  • Maintain security and follow safety procedures


  • 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
  • First Aid/AED/CPR certification or willingness to obtain
  • WA State Food Handlers permit or willingness to obtain
  • 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


  • Associate degree (or in pursuit of), or equivalent experience
  • Bachelor's degree (or in pursuit of)
  • Informal education experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Past summer camp experience
  • Project management skills 
  • Availability from early May through early September
  • This is a temporary, full-time summer position that begins before the start of camps
  • This position requires driving a 15-passanger van for supply trips and assuming responsibility of the safety and security of all passengers
  • Due to a variety of camps and locations, hours can vary, typically totaling 40 hours per week from Early May through early September
  • Some camps are full day while others are half day only, this position remains full-time
  • A uniform T-Shirt is provided and required to be worn while on the job 


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


Starting Base Salary Rate:  $21.50 / 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.

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Other details

  • Job Family 2 Intermediate
  • Job Function Exhibits, Education & Outreach
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Seasonal
  • Min Hiring Rate $21.50
  • Max Hiring Rate $21.50
  • Job Start Date Wednesday, May 15, 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