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Brainwave Camps: S.T.E.A.M. Instructors


About the job

The Enrichment Center @ 2nd Nature Academy in Nashua, NH is seeking summer STEAM instructors to lead one or more of our 2023 Brainwave STEAM summer day camps. We seek detail-oriented, organized, curious, self-starters who have a background in science, technology, engineering, art, or math to teach and inspire school-age kids in a fun, summer camp atmosphere. For anticipated day camp offerings, please see below.

This candidate must be dependable and thrive in a flexible environment. Just as importantly, we are searching for people who can manage a classroom of children ranging in ages from 6 to 14 yrs, depending on the camp.


Class planning and preparation

  • Update and detailing lesson plans

  • Create materials lists and costs (templates provided)

  • Manage junior counselors, if present

Model good citizenship

  • Respect students and colleagues

  • Trustworthy and honest

  • Adaptable team player

Create a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment

  • Monitor and ensure the safety of campers and materials

  • Active engagement with campers during classes, lunch/snack and outdoor play breaks, and drop-off/pick-up

  • Maintain classroom discipline for groups of 10-12 campers

Logistical responsiblities

  • Set up and thorough clean up of spaces

  • Store materials properly


  • Pre-camp planning: 4 hrs paid planning time per camp + 3 hrs on-campus training

  • First weekly day of camp: 7:30am-4:30pm, with 30 min unpaid break (extra time for set up in AM)

  • Last weekly day of camp:  8:00am - 5:30pm, with 30 min unpaid break (<1hr extra time for clean up)

  • Regular camp hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm, with 30 min unpaid break (if taken)

Access to reliable transportation

Commit to the following camp preparation, due ~4 weeks prior to camp date

  • Pre-camp planning time and submit revised lesson plans and detailed materials list (templates provided)

  • First aid /CPR training, if not already certified (we can also help provide this training)

  • On-site ~3-hour counselor training to review rules, process, and campus tour (date is TBD but will be before June 26)

The ideal candidate

We are looking for instructors with skillsets who can teach the following types of camps (names are not final):

  • Minecraft Camp for creativity and education from basic to advanced (e.g.,Python programming in Minecraft)

  • Lego Camp from basic to advanced (e.g., LEGO Mindstorms)

  • Intro to Programming: Scratch, Kodu, or other computer programming languages/tools/apps for kids to learn how to build games and art projects

  • Animation Camp: Stop-motion movie making & editing: e.g., StopMotion Studio, FlipAClip, or similar

  • Be A Rocket Engineer Camp: Familiarity with Kerbal Space Program (or willing to learn)

  • Be an Entrepreneur Camp: Basic business planning, prototyping of product and services, and market research

  • Be a Fashion Designer: principles of fashion design, and sewing

  • Artists who can teach:

  • Paper and fiber arts

  • Painting, watercolors, and/or mural creations (using masking tape)

  • Drawing

  • Comic book art

  • Crafters and Makers who can teach:

  • Cardboard Camp

  • Duct tape creations and wire sculptures

  • Life scientist (biology, chemistry) who can teach a mystery detective camp



  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

  • Experience teaching kids ages 6-14 preferred, including experience being summer camp counselor

  • Educational or professional background, or demonstrated passion in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math):

  • Life science (e.g., immunology, molecular biology, marine biology)

  • Social sciences (e.g., economics, sociology)

  • Engineering (e.g., software, mechanical, electrical, biomedical)

  • Arts and design (e.g., visual, digital, fashion design, architecture)

  • Math (e.g., calculus, physics, statistics)

  • Good communication skills, attention to detail, and a joyful approach to teaching

  • English language proficiency


Part-Time/Seasonal Employee discounts offered to Campus Cafe.

Competitive benefits packages available for Full Time employees

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