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Education & Summer Camp Program Facilitator

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History Colorado

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Stipend: This is a unique and rare opportunity to work and learn under both categories of activities for AmeriCorps members - Direct Service and Capacity Building - for the Ute Indian Museum (UIM) in Montrose, Colorado. As a K2H Civic Futures Mentor, this 900 hour part time, full year volunteer positions receive a living stipend of $7,000 and an education award of ~$3,000 upon successful completion of the program.

The Education & Summer Camp Program Facilitator (ESCPM) supports the Museum’s mission by facilitating special learning experiences for campers that foster and embrace experiential learning as a way of knowing and exploring the world.

400 hours - The Ute Indian Museum offers one-week, 3-day, hands-on camps for children age 6 through 12 that run June 7 - June 30 & July 19 - August 11, 2021. The ESCPM is responsible for managing day-to-day camp activities during camp season.

500 hours - The ESCPM will also be responsible for tours to the Shavano Rock Art Site. The Shavano Valley Petroglyph site is 5.5 miles west of Montrose and the Museum. The petroglyphs show a long period of occupation starting with the Archaic hunter-gatherers (1000 BC to AD 1700), to the Historic Ute (AD 1600 to 1881). The ESCPM will lead interpretive educational tours to the sight as part of their role. Following the summer camp season, the ESCPM’s duties will revert to school tours, both virtual and in person, and will help in the development and delivery of new education programs.

This position is 900 hours, part-time, between 18-30 hours per week with required Sunday-Wednesday availability.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead hands-on informal programs for all camp groups
  • Work closely with Education Director, Summer Camp Assistant and full-time Museum staff to prepare and present programs
  • Maintain safety and well-being for up to 10 campers at a time
  • Maintain COVID regulations and safety protocol
  • General materials management
    • Design and scheduling of individual camp programs
    • Set up activities and clean up spaces before and after camp day
    • Monitor program supplies and request replenishments when needed
  • Facilitate afternoon or morning curbside pickup
  • Facilitate Shavano Tours
  • Work with Education Director to develop and deliver educational programing
  • Additional duties as assigned

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous experience teaching in a formal or informal education setting
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure with a positive attitude and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate with and engage campers aged K-6 th
  • Experience delivering programs to adults and children
  • Interest in or experience with archaeology
  • Must be able to be on their feet for up to 6 hours at a time, walk distances of up to one mile over varying terrains, be able to lift 25 pounds
  • Ability to work outside in heat; camps and tours occur in an outdoor area and many camps spend time outdoors.

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About History Colorado

Location:

1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203, US

Mission Statement

History Colorado creates a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past.

Description

At History Colorado, we believe in making Colorado’s history accessible and in creating opportunities that connect people to Colorado and our past to cultivate an informed future. We are Colorado!

Established in 1879, History Colorado is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and an agency of the State of Colorado under the Department of Higher Education. We are the trusted leader in helping people understand what it means to be a Coloradan-by sharing powerful stories, honoring our state’s treasured memories, and creating vibrant communities.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Ute Indian Museum17253 Chipeta RdMontrose, CO 81403

(38.43481,-107.86781)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • This position is 900 hours, part-time, between 18-30 hours per week with required Sunday-Wednesday availability.

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