Camp Supply Assistant

Pacific Science Center Foundation, 200 2nd Avenue N., Seattle, Washington, United States of America Req #306
Friday, January 5, 2024
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Position Summary

The Camp Supply Assistants work as a team with the Supply Leads and Supply Supervisor to ensure summer programming runs smoothly by assisting with organization, inventory, maintenance, and distribution of camp supplies at PacSci or offsite camp locations. Supply Assistants help with the overall daily operations of camps.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist Supply Leads with organizing, distributing, and maintaining supplies
  • Assist with daily camp operations including distribution of camp materials, communication with program staff, and other operational needs as necessary
  • Perform administrative tasks in support of camp operations such as photocopying, paperwork, printing, etc.
  • Maintain supply systems including physical storage spaces and digital databases
  • Load and unload camp supply vans
  • Assist with camper supervision when necessary, including during staff breaks, prep time, and drop off/pick up
  • Assist with camp location set up and tear down, including materials preparation, delivery, and clean up
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Position Requirements: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Knowledge of (or the ability to learn):

  • Basic science content
  • Customer service best practices

 

Skills:

  • Work effectively and respectfully with people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Flexibility and the ability to remain calm and adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent customer service skills; be approachable and use welcoming body language and demeanor
  • Multitask, prioritize, and organize multiple projects with sound judgement

 

Ability to:

  • 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
  • Maintain security and follow safety procedures
  • Work independently and with a team
  • Comply with all camp procedures including COVID-19 and other health and safety policies and supporting campers and others in the camps space with doing the same

 

Qualifications

Required

  • High School Diploma (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 18 years of age at the start of camp
  • Attending training sessions at beginning of 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 6 full weeks of the summer season (June 24-August 30)

Preferred

  • Informal education experience
  • Past summer camp experience
  • Passion for science education and early child development
  • Associate’s/bachelor's degree (or currently in pursuit)
  • Available to work all 10 weeks of the summer season (June 24-August 30) plus the following cleaning week (September 2-6)
  • This is a temporary, full-time summer position that begins before the start of camps
  • Due to a variety of camps and locations, hours can vary, typically totaling 40 hours per week from early June 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

 

Compensation

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

 

Starting Base Salary Rate:  $20.30 / 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 HRDepartment@pacsci.org.

Other details

  • Job Family 1 Entry & Early Career
  • Job Function Exhibits, Education & Outreach
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Seasonal
  • Min Hiring Rate $20.30
  • Max Hiring Rate $20.30
  • 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