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EDMO is a national education nonprofit that has been cultivating curious, courageous, and kind kids since 2004. Our award winning camps, classes, tutoring programs (and more!) are designed to engage kids’ minds and bodies. EDMO programs are hands-on, interactive and fun, unlocking the inner scientist, artist or coder in every child. At EDMO, we celebrate getting messy and making mistakes while encouraging creativity, critical thinking and collaboration. Central to our mission is our commitment to providing equitable access to our programs regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Visit to learn more.


Summer Camp Instructor

Location (TBD)
Full-time (summer)
Part – time (spring training)


Job Description

EDMO’s summer team members spend about 6 weeks of summer connecting with kids, honing leadership skills, and making a real impact – all while rocking wacky costumes and getting pied in the face! Our summer positions offer a unique opportunity to help kids uncover hidden talents and dive deeper into existing talents. Spend your summer pursuing your goals and developing invaluable, transferrable professional skills (including problem solving, classroom management, and coaching).


The Instructor is responsible for teaching all science/maker curriculum for elementary-aged school children. They train on all EDMO curriculum and will teach 4 periods of enrichment. Instructors should be prepared for a summer filled with personal and professional growth, classroom management practice, and a whole lot of FUN! Note: These programs are taking place in-person for summer 2024.


Main duties include:

Approaching education with passion and excitement and building positive role model relationships with campers
Leading four periods of enrichment curriculum daily with themes varying by week
Coaching Counselors working with you
Refining curriculum and adding personal contributions as seen fit
Working closely with other staff members to create fun camp games, songs, skits and activities – and participating in all
Helping to lead daily camper check in and check out procedures
Interacting with parents in a professional and energetic manner
Helping to cultivate healthy self-esteem and a natural love for learning
Ensuring all campers are safe and have a positive experience in our program (this includes diligently following all EDMO Covid-19 guidelines)
Exhibiting the EDMO Vibe and demonstrating through actions and words each of the social emotional learning (SEL) skills of empathy, responsibility, initiative, collaboration, problem solving and emotion management, while also reinforcing these qualities in other staff and kids


Position reports to: Site Director
This Role Requires:

Must be 18 years of age; Previous satisfactory experience working with groups of students;
Successful completion of the Instructional Assistant Exam coordinating with academic level required for the position (Will waive requirement with proof of Bachelor’s degree with coursework primarily in English, AA degree or completion of 48 college- level units).
If you are missing any of the qualifications listed below, or only have experience/expertise in one subject area please don’t be discouraged! We love teaching like-minded humans! Please still apply if you are enthusiastic about this work and think you would be a strong fit.



Preferred Qualifications Are:

Experience facilitating groups of children and/or working with youth programs
Experience (and a love for!) working with kids
High sense of responsibility and dependability
Contagious enthusiasm and charisma
Strong team player
Creative, flexible, and excellent multi-tasker
Willingness to solve problems, be patient, and remain positive and fun
Classroom management and teaching experience is a HUGE plus
Degree in progress in a related field and/or relevant experience
Curriculum specific experience may include:
A science background including biology, chemistry and physics
Basic science lab skills
A large supply of costumes and/or a plethora of skits and songs in your back pocket is a PLUS!
Teaching credentials or units towards credentials is a HUGE BONUS!


Additional information

Exact dates and pay to be discussed during the interview process. Dates depend on program sites with programs running around 6 weeks.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Minimum Hourly Wage: 20
Maximum Hourly Wage: 24

About EDMO

When you work at EDMO, you are not just taking a job, you are joining a movement, where each member brings their talented, kind, and authentic selves to create a community like no other. At EDMO, we empower every person to make an impact. Whether you're working directly with kids via in-person or you’re part of our remote office team planning the magic behind the scenes, YOU play an important role in the good EDMO does each and every day.