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Brainwave Camps: STEM + Art 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 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)

Playing in a Tunnel

The ideal candidate

We are looking for instructors with skillsets who can teach the following types of camps:


  • Canvas Painting & Drawing

  • Basic Art Principles & History

  • Paper Crafting

  • Fairy Houses & Nature Crafts

  • Cardboard Engineering & Cosplay

  • Jewelry Making & Duct Tape Fashion Accesories

  • Literary, Visual & Theater Arts


  • Culinary Chemistry

  • Detective Mystery

  • Minecraft

  • Python Coding

  • Atomic Odyssey: Physics & Chemistry Collide



  • 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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