Summer STEM Camp Leaders
All USM locations
Dean Science Technology Health - PDSTH
Salary Band/Wage Band:
Statement of Job:
Are you a motivated self-starter who enjoys working with
individuals of all ages? The University of Southern Maine is
seeking Summer STEM Camp Leaders and welcomes the opportunity to
speak with you about this summer opportunity!
The Summer STEM Camp Leader
is responsible for the
day-to-day operation of any of the USM/Maine Robotics’ summer STEM
camps. Each camp consists of up to 16 campers, ages can range from
9 to 17, but no camp would have more than a 5-year range.
Responsibilities include oversight of the staff, check-in, and
check-out of all campers for each day, maintaining contact with
parents, resolving any conflicts between campers, giving short
educational presentations to the campers, securing of the facility
(room), resolving equipment problems, and in general providing the
leadership for the camp. Responsible for orchestrating the move of
the camp(s) between different locations with the help of the camp
counselors and/or the Maine Robotics central staff. Recruiting and
facilitating visiting presenters or local (walking) or transported
field trips as the location allows. Covering other camp rooms as
may temporarily be needed. This position may require the ability to
switch between topics from one week to another.
Camps covered under this position would include:
- LEGO Robotics camp
- Build Your Own Computer Camp
- 3D Design and Printing Camp
- Programming Minecraft Camp
- SeaPerch underwater remotely operated vehicle camp
- Algae camp
- CubeSat camp
- and any other single- or two-week offerings that are currently
The University of Southern Maine’s STEM Outreach Program is part of
the College of Science, Technology and Health and oversees the
Maine Robotics programs, along with the Southworth Planetarium, and
coordinates numerous K-12 STEM outreach programs that reside at
Training is provided at the end of June at USM campus.
Standard First Aid/CPR training required (provided or reimbursed if
you don't have it or isn’t current).
Camp Counselor's and up to 16 campers.
Director of STEM Outreach or the Camp
1-6 weeks of active camp, week of training at the
end of June in Gorham/Portland.
Camp Leaders are paid $925/week, prorated for
Number of positions:
These camps are offered in a wide variety of
locations around the state.
May be required depending on the conditions, contact
USM STEM Outreach Director for more information. Lodging is
provided by USM at local facilities.
The University is committed to building a culturally diverse team
of leaders, faculty, and staff. We welcome applicants who are
multilingual and strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals
with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
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
- Experience working with children.
- Experience in a STEM field, either directly or as an
- Experience with at least one of the camp topics, or
Employees in the University of Maine System are required to
comply with UMS COVID protocols which currently include, but are
not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination
exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing.
- 4-year Degree or equivalent educational experience
- Teaching or educational support certificate and at least 2
years of professional experience.
- Summer camp or summer activity experience.
Please visit Together for
for more information on USM's successful contribution to
our Covid-19 public health campaign.
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 and resume/curriculum vitae. Finalist
candidates will be asked to provide a list of the names and contact
information for three references . Indicate camp topics
and locations you feel qualified and able to work and if travel is
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
positions are filled.
We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship
Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the
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:
Cover Letter, CV/Resume