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MTCC - Montana Natural History Center - Summer Associate
The mission of the Montana Natural History Center is to promote and cultivate the appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of nature through education. They offer over 25 different programs for schools, youth, and community members to help connect people with nature and encourage lifelong learning and stewardship. The summer camp program currently serves approximately 375 campers, ages 3-11 per year. The Summer Associate will provide support and assistance for Montana Natural History Center’s Summer Outdoor Discovery Day Camps program, in order to increase and improve our capacity to improve school readiness and move children and families in the Missoula area out of poverty. They will primarily work within our preschool-kindergarten summer camps, assisting camp instructors, leading and potentially developing lessons, and serving as a role model and mentor for our early learners. The associate will also develop and implement a pre- and post- camp evaluation to assess MNHC camp impacts on early learning goals and school readiness. They will help create high-quality, impactful summer programming and a setting with low child to adult ratios, both of which have been shown to increase student interest in learning and reduce summer learning loss.
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Member Duties : Assist the Early Childhood Summer Camp Instructors by facilitating and developing weekly lessons; Lead and participate in daily activities for Preschool summer camps, serving as mentor and facilitator for our young campers; Assure health and safety of the participants and build positive group dynamics; Supervise morning and after camp activities as scheduled; Maintain program supplies, assist with keeping MNHC neat and tidy, and make suggestions for program development; Plan and lead lessons for all campers (ages 4-11) from 2:30-3:30 on Wednesday afternoons, with support of MNHC staff; With assistance of MNHC program staff, develop and pilot a pre- and post camp evaluation to assess summer learning outcomes and school readiness for campers entering Kindergarten and 1st grade; Participate in outreach events as needed throughout the summer; Assist with camp check-in on Monday mornings
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education . 
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MTCC - Montana Natural History Center - Summer Associate

Program Start/End Date
06/01/2018  -   08/09/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/23/2018  To  06/01/2018 

Contact Erin Barstow
Davidson Honors College
Missoula   MT   59812
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79354