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2019 Summer Camp Staff Application

Thank you for your interest in working at a Unity in Learning summer camp. Before applying, please read through the  information regarding open Unity in Learning staff positions, on our webpage.

To apply, complete the following online application in its entirety in order to be considered for a Summer Camp Educator or Assistant position. Applications are reviewed and positions are filled on a rolling basis, so apply soon!

We will not accept applicants unless they complete the online application below.

You will need the following materials to complete your online application:

  • Information about which group interview day you would prefer to attend: Sunday, March 17 or Saturday, March 23 (you will indicate this on the webform)
  • Contact information for three references that are persons unrelated to the applicant, including name, title, phone and email for each reference (include in the webform below)
  • A current resume (PDF only, with the file name "Your First Name_Your Last Name_Resume.pdf")
  • Answers to these four short-answer questions (300 words or less per answer, PDF only with the file name "Your First Name_Your Last Name_ShortAnswers.pdf"):
  1. What inspired you to apply for a position as a Unity in Learning Summer Camp Educator? What would you hope to learn or achieve in this role?
  2. Summer Camp Educators are responsible not just for leading camp, but also for planning educational camp activities, completing paperwork, cleaning camp buildings and caring for materials. In addition, Summer Camp Educators work with and are responsible for the safety of all campers and volunteers, ages 4-17. What do you anticipate would be the most challenging aspect of this job for you, and why?
  3. Describe a past situation in which you had a conflict with a friend or coworker, or an employer or an authority of some kind (teacher, parent, coach). What was the conflict? Who was involved? What did you do? What was the outcome? What did you learn from the situation?
  4. What is the point of summer camp? What is a Summer Camp Educator’s role in fulfilling the purpose of summer camp?

Tips: We recommend compiling all supplemental materials (listed above) before beginning the application form. Additionally, we suggest writing your responses to the short answer questions in a word-processing program (such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs) that has spell-check and word-count features. A * symbol indicates that the field is required. Your application will be submitted when you click the submit button.

Please give dates, places, charges and disposition of all convictions and any other information about convictions you would like us to consider.
Reference 1 (Reference must be a person unrelated to the applicant.)
Please include contact information for a professional reference.
Reference 2 (Reference must be a person unrelated to the applicant.)
Please include contact information for a professional reference.
Reference 3 (Reference must be a person unrelated to the applicant.)
Please include contact information for a professional reference.
Resumes should include all relevant education, work, and volunteer experience as well as relevant skills and talents. Only PDFs will be accepted.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
We will do our best to accommodate you, but we cannot guarantee you will get your first choice.
Please answer the following questions in 300 words or less per question. When possible, use stories and examples from your work or past experiences. 1. What inspired you to apply for a position as an LSNC Summer Camp Educator? What would you hope to learn or achieve in this role? 2. Summer Camp Educators are responsible not just for leading camp, but also for planning educational camp activities, completing paperwork, and caring for camp buildings and materials. In addition, Summer Camp Educators work with and are responsible for the safety of all LSNC campers, ages 4-11. What do you anticipate would be the most challenging aspect of this job for you, and why? 3. Describe a past situation in which you had a conflict with a friend or coworker, or an employer or an authority of some kind (teacher, parent, coach). What was the conflict? Who was involved? What did you do? What was the outcome? What did you learn from the situation? 4. What is the point of summer camp? What is a Summer Camp Educator’s role in fulfilling the purpose of summer camp?
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Authorizations and Certifications
In the event that Leslie Science and Nature Center (and the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum) is unable to verify any reference stated on this application, it is my responsibility to furnish the necessary documentation.
Terms of Employment
If accepted for employment with Leslie Science & Nature Center (and the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum), I agree to abide by all of its policies and procedures. If employed, I understand that I may terminate my employment at any time without notice or cause, and that the Employer may terminate or modify the employment relationship at any time without prior notice or cause. In consideration of my employment, I agree to conform to the rules and regulations of the Employers and I understand that no representative of the Employer, other than the President, has any authority to enter into any agreement, oral or written, for employment for any specified period of time or to make any agreement or assurances contrary to this policy. If employed, I understand that my employment is for no definite period of time, and if terminated, the Employer is liable only for wages and benefits earned as of the date of termination.