STEM Camp Counselors Summer '21

Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Position Title:
STEM Camp Counselors Summer '21


City, State:
Portland, ME

Dean Science Technology Health - PDSTH

Bargaining Unit:

Salary Band/Wage Band:

Work Schedule:
weekly during summer

Statement of Job:

This temporary staff member is responsible for day-to-day operation of the day camps. Each camp consists of up to 16 campers, ages 9 to 17, depending on the camp. Responsibilities include working with the campers and other staff, giving short educational presentations to the campers, securing of the facility (room), resolving equipment problems, and in general providing the mentorship for the campers. Camps may include local (walking) field trips or transported field trips.

Camps are being run in Portland, Gorham, Augusta, Bangor, and Camden.

Training provided either during the first week of camps and/or the last week of June.

Supervises: Up to 16 campers.

Reports to: Camp leader.

Duration: 1-5 weeks depending on location

Locations: See website for details

Compensation: Ranges from $12.15-16.15/hr dependent upon educational attainment, degrees, and experience. Counselors are expected to work between 35 and 40 hours per week. Overtime is unusual and requires prior approval from the STEM Outreach Director. Per an ordinance within the Portland Act to Increase Minimum Wage and in keeping with the current State of Civil Emergency, USM hourly employees, must be paid a minimum of 1.5x the Portland minimum wage, equal to $18.23/hr, for all hours physically worked on any USM campus. This is in effect as long as the Governor maintains a State of Civil Emergency and is subject to change pending final Court action on the ordinance.

About us: USM’s STEM Outreach Program now runs the Maine Robotics programs, the Southworth Planetarium, and coordinates the numerous K-12 STEM outreach programs that reside at the University of Southern Maine.

We live our USM Service Promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for employees who understand that promise and support our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness. As the University of Everyone - we are committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants who are multilingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.



  • Experience with children and/or technology is required.


  • Any background in education, sciences, technology.

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter (please indicate which locations you are interested in working), resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references.

Positions will be open until filled.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Work Year Calendar:

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, CV/Resume, References

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