Call for Instructors: Youth Programs
UNM Continuing Education Youth Programs is a learning community dedicated to offering engaging classes and camps to the families in our community. Each Fall, Spring, and Summer semester we run interesting and challenging programs taught by expert instructors who encourage creativity, develop talents and skills, and support the overall achievement of each participant.
Join our team today and help us launch a lifetime love of learning for the youth we serve!
Spring Break Day Camp Instructor
UNM Continuing Education Youth Programs is hiring an instructor to coordinate the “On-Campus Day Camp” during APS Spring Break, at the UNM Continuing Education facility. The ideal candidate will have experience working with youth ages 6-12 in an educational setting, and able to facilitate a positive, creative learning environment. The camp will feature guest presenters from area educational organizations, many of which will be STEM related, and the instructor’s role will be to manage the classroom, coordinate with the presenters, lead activities related to the day’s content, and supervise the lunchtime session from 12-1pm. Compensation starting at $20/hr is available for the contact hours with the youth.
Program dates are Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-1:00pm, March 30 – April 2, 2015.
Director & Assistant Director of Summer Youth Sports Fitness Program
Do you love sports and encouraging youth to be healthy and active? UNM Continuing Education Youth Programs is seeking dedicated, energetic, and responsible individuals to work as a team as Director and Assistant Director for the Youth Sports Fitness Program which is a six-week, half-day, afternoon camp serving approximately 150 youth ages 6-14 at the UNM Johnson Center. The Director will be involved in the selection, training and supervision of support staff who will lead the four age groups, will be the main point of contact for families and Johnson Center staff, and will facilitate a safe and efficient drop off and pick up process. The Assistant Director will support the Director by being present daily and floating between groups to ensure staff coverage and a cohesive team environment, and other tasks as needed. Both positions will be present on a daily basis to coordinate all program logistics and to guide the program, creating a culture of inclusion, safety, and fun for all involved. Compensation of $25/hr for Director and $20/hr for Assistant Director (UNM Graduate Students are subject to different salary rates per OGS) is available for the contact hours with the youth.
Program dates are Monday-Thursday, 1:00pm-5:00pm, June 1 – July 9, 2015.
SciGirls Summer Camp Instructor
UNM Continuing Education Youth Programs is seeking a dynamic, positive, and creative individual with experience teaching STEM to middle school aged youth for a new partnership with New Mexico PBS and their SciGirls Program. The ideal candidate will be interested in gender equity in STEM, and in serving as a role model for young women to encourage their pursuit of STEM related careers and education. The position will require comfort with technology based instruction, and a willingness to adapt the curriculum based on the participants’ interests.
The SciGirls Camp will be based on the PBS Program of the same name, and will be a half-day camp run for 4 weeks in the Summer of 2015 through UNM Continuing Education. The Instructor for the SciGirls Camp will be responsible for receiving training in the SciGirls curriculum from PBS representatives, and working independently to adapt the SciGirls curriculum for the SciGirls Camp. The Instructor will supervise and train support staff depending on the number of enrolled participants, and will teach and oversee the camp on a daily basis. Compensation will be provided for the contact hours with youth in the program.
Program dates are Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:00pm, July 13 – August 7, 2015.
PBS Kids Summer Learning Camp Instructor
UNM Continuing Education Youth Programs is seeking instructors with experience synthesizing and implementing interdisciplinary curriculum for ages 6-10 in the fields of reading, writing, math, or science to create and lead the new PBS Kids Summer Learning Camp in the Summer of 2015. This six-week, half-day morning camp will engage youth in a variety of activities, exploration, and learning using the familiar characters of PBS Kids.
The ideal candidate will have taught in a classroom or afterschool structured environment with the targeted age range. The Instructor will support a positive youth development philosophy during the camp, will be available and willing to attend training led by PBS representatives, will be responsible for independently researching and planning the daily curriculum and lessons using the online PBS Kids Lab, and training and supervising support staff, and coordinating the daily supervised lunch session. Compensation will be provided for the contact hours with youth in the program.
Program dates are Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-1:00pm, June 1–July 9, 2015.
Maxwell Museum Summer Camp Instructor
The Maxwell Museum Summer Camp Instructor will be responsible for implementing the Children’s Summer Camp program for one week. Under the supervision of the Maxwell Museum Curator of Education, the Summer Camp Instructor will serve in a leadership capacity fostering a dynamic and engaging learning environment. The successful candidate must be willing to share his or her love of human history and culture with the youth of our community. Duties will include supervision of summer campers, facilitation of camp activities, and caring for materials and supplies. Minimum requirements are a BA/BS in field of history, culture, science, art, or education, with an advanced degree preferred; enthusiasm for public education and a strong work ethic; responsible, reliable and well organized; knowledge of anthropology, archaeology and human origins a plus. Compensation starting at $20/hr is available for the contact hours with the youth.
Program dates are June 15-19, and July 13-17, 2015 for a full day from 9am-5pm.
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, current resume, and names and phone numbers/emails of three references to:
UNM Continuing Education
Attn: Amy Greene, Youth Programs
1634 University Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87102 firstname.lastname@example.org
* All positions must pass a criminal background check and complete hiring paperwork through UNM Continuing Education.
Deadline for Spring positions is Jan. 15th, 2015.
Deadline for Summer positions is April 1st, 2015.