SUMMER 2019 YOUTH JOBS

Open positions:

Beam Camp New Hampshire:

Beam Camp New Hampshire Cabin Counselor - Male only

Beam Camp New Hampshire Staff Assistant

New York City:

Project Leader Site Coordinator

More Coming Soon!

Updated 3/19/19


 

Now Hiring: Beam Camp New Hampshire Cabin Counselor - Male only

Dates of Employment: 7/3/19 - 8/6/19

Location: Strafford, NH

Beam is a summer camp in Strafford, NH that focuses on skill-building, collaborative challenge, responsibility, and mentorship.  Campers ages 10-17 collaborate on a spectacular project, which helps kids explore what it means to make things with their own bodies and brains and how that kind of creativity is relevant and applicable to everything in their lives. They transform ideas into artifacts and personal achievement into community success. They also have a lot of fun.

The centerpiece of the program is the Beam Project. Each summer, Beam commissions a unique large-scale collaborative endeavor, ranging from the conceptual to the structural, built by self-directed camper teams with on-call support from staff.

Beam has two lakes and sits within a 750-acre conservation reserve of mountain and forest. Among Beam's resources are a well-equipped fabrication wood shop, digital lab, art/ceramics studio, basketball court, two large athletic fields, and outdoor fire pit.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The core of the bunk Counselor’s job is caring for, managing, and leading their cabin of 10-12 kids with a co-Counselor. Counselors work to ensure the safety and well-being of their campers through constant communication with campers and staff, providing structure for their cabin, and creating a supportive and respectful atmosphere in the cabin. Counselors also help their Campers maintain a clean living environment and healthy personal habits.

Beyond the cabin, we ask Counselors to think and act as “lead learners.” Beam Camp is an opportunity for all of us to grow, Campers and Staff alike. By creating an atmosphere in which we are open to experimenting, learning, and making the occasional mistake, we provide the Campers with a safe space in which they can challenge themselves. In order to be open to learning, we are not just watching Campers, but engaging in the activities with the Campers.

Counselors participate in all Program areas, either as leaders, collaborators or in a supportive role. Program Areas include the four Beam Fundamentals (Project & Building, Design & Prototyping, Electronics & Computing and Craft & Materials), Independent Work (self-directed projects by campers supported and guided by staff), Community Work (cooking, gardening, and maintenance), Project (our session-long ambitious undertaking), Domains (subject-specific workshops), Pulse (swimming, sports and active play), and After Dinner (a daily post-dinner event when campers perform, play/invent a game, have campfires, and more).  While the Counselor can always expect to be actively participating, he or she needn't have preexisting skill in these areas but any relevant experience is a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS

We welcome applications from those who have a lot of experience working with children and those may be newer to it.  A Beam Counselor should have something in their life that they are passionate about, be caring, curious, eager to share, and have an interest in working with children. Our most successful counselors are open to new experiences -- social, creative, and work-related -- and have the energy and focus to sustain themselves through two months of intense physical and emotional work. And you should be 19 years of age or over.

This position involves long hours, a good deal of physical activity, and a lot of social interaction. It does not involve a lot of personal time or personal space. Counselors have one day off per week, a one-hour break during the day, and every other night off (after lights out for campers). Providing the best possible and most productive experience for our Campers is as creatively, physically and emotionally demanding as it rewarding; counselors need to have the ability to manage the stress that accompanies this mission.

APPLY HERE.


 

Now Hiring: Beam Camp New Hampshire Staff Assistants

Dates of Employment: 7/3/19 - 8/6/19

Location: Strafford, NH

Beam is a summer camp in Strafford, NH that focuses on skill-building, collaborative challenge, responsibility, and mentorship.  Campers ages 10-17 collaborate on a spectacular project, which helps kids explore what it means to make things with their own bodies and brains and how that kind of creativity is relevant and applicable to everything in their lives. They transform ideas into artifacts and personal achievement into community success. They also have a lot of fun.

The centerpiece of the program is the Beam Project. Each summer, Beam commissions a unique large-scale collaborative endeavor, ranging from the conceptual to the structural, built by self-directed camper teams with on-call support from staff.

Beam has two lakes and sits within a 750-acre conservation reserve of mountain and forest. Among Beam's resources are a well-equipped fabrication wood shop, digital lab, art/ceramics studio, basketball court, two large athletic fields, and outdoor fire pit.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The core responsibility of the Staff Assistant is to assist in their specific role which will be decided during Staff Week. That role could be focused on one or a combination of the following areas:

  • Fundamentals

  • Independent Work (self-directed projects by campers supported and guided by staff),

  • Community Work (cooking, gardening, and maintenance),

  • Project (our session-long ambitious undertaking),

  • Domains (subject-specific workshops),

  • Pulse (swimming, sports, and active play)

  • After Dinner (a daily post-dinner event when campers perform, play/invent a game, have campfires, and more).

All Staff Assistants will reside in a cabin and work closely with cabin counselors in the facilitation of bunk life. All Staff Assistants will work with Counselors to supervise campers during extracurricular periods, coverage of a cabin during meeting periods and participate in nightly camper supervision. The most important quality of a Staff Assistant is that they are an enthusiastic participant in whatever work they are assigned. Whether it be supervising a game of soccer, taking a group on a nature hike or demonstrating how to use proper safety equipment, they should have an optimistic attitude about teaching and learning, problem-solving and collaborating. Being able to work with a variety of people, develop new skills and do work outdoors are also important qualities.

Beam Camp is an opportunity for all of us to grow, Campers and Staff alike. By creating an atmosphere in which we are open to experimenting, learning, and making the occasional mistake, we provide the Campers with a safe space in which they can challenge themselves. In order to be open to learning.

QUALIFICATIONS

Staff Assistants should be either a graduating high school senior, one-year post-high school or a college freshman who has been part of a Beam Center program or a past Beam Camper who has demonstrated extraordinary maturity and ability in either program. Our most successful Staff Assistants are open to new experiences -- social, creative, and work-related -- and have the energy to sustain themselves through two months of intense physical and emotional work.

This position involves long hours, a good deal of physical activity, and a lot of social interaction. It does not involve a lot of personal time or personal space. Staff Assistants have one day off per week, a one-hour break during the day, and are free after fulfilling village duty or bunk coverage. Providing the best possible and most productive experience for our Campers is as creatively, physically and emotionally demanding as it is rewarding; Staff Assistants need to have the ability or willingness to communicate about stress that accompanies this mission.

APPLY HERE.


 

Now Hiring: Project Leader Site Coordinator

Dates of Employment: training late June, program runs 7/8/19 - 8/16/19

Location: Brooklyn, NY

JOB DESCRIPTION

In the summer, two dozen Beam Center teenage project leaders serve as intern teachers at summer day camps across Brooklyn. During their residency they facilitate fun STEM-based projects for elementary children -- Project Leader Site Coordinators are their biggest support and connection to Beam Center while working in the field. Coordinators travel between sites to observe teaching youth, help them to expand their classroom management strategies, deliver supplies, collect timesheets, and maintain collaborative relationships with our community-based organization partners.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support first-time teen teachers with classroom management strategies, maintaining positive work culture, troubleshooting project lessons, deliver supplies, etc.

  • Serve as a liaison between project leaders and Beam Center to communicate information at regular intervals and ensure a sense of connection.

  • Act as point contact for CBOs and communicate with admin staff regarding expectations, questions, and scheduling

  • Observe youth in practice and discuss asset-based actionable strategies as they develop effective learning environments

  • Manage timesheets

QUALIFICATIONS

The Project Leader Site Coordinator have experience working in learning environments (classrooms, after school programs, day camps) with children and are able to offer their expertise to new instructors. The coordinator position requires exceptional communication and organization skills as well as the ability to work independently in order to support big-picture needs of a dynamic team. Site Coordinators are empathetic listeners and adept at creating space for people in need of fresh, and reassuring insight and support. Site coordinators are mature and able to communicate with a wide range of people, from diverse backgrounds and ages. Site Coordinators are resourceful, punctual, and dependable.

A driver’s license is especially desired for this position.

TO APPLY Please email your cover letter and resume as one single PDF to jobs@beamcenter.org