Make a Difference at Camps for Curious Minds

During summers at Camps for Curious Minds, there’s a role for everyone. Educators guide young minds through engineering marvels and spark creativity in invention workshops, while operational staff provide crucial support to ensure the smooth functioning of our camp. These roles provide opportunities to hone leadership, communication, and organizational skills.

Job Opportunities Beyond Seattle Center: Explore Our Multi-Location Offerings!

At Pacific Science Center’s expansive camp program, we’re thrilled to hire for seasonal roles across multiple locations.

2024 Camp Locations: Pacific Science Center; Eastside Preparatory School; Salish Sea Elementary; St. Thomas School; Explorer West Middle School; Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

Our camps span various sites including:

  • Pacific Science Center in Seattle Center
  • Salish Sea Elementary in South Seattle
  • Explorer West Middle School in West Seattle
  • Eastside Preparatory School in Kirkland, St. Thomas School in Medina
  • Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center in Bellevue.

Positions Available

Camps for Curious Minds positions under Camp Manager
  • Camp Educator: Calling all fun-loving individuals ages 18+ with camp experience who are ready to take the lead in having fun this summer! Dive into the joy of leading vibrant STEM sessions for energetic school-age kids, ensuring safety, and sparking curiosity. This role is perfect for those skilled in classroom management, adapting curriculum, and inspiring a passion for learning through interactive and enjoyable activities.
  • Camp Assistant Educator: We’re looking for amazing individuals ages 18+ with camp experience, who are looking to have a summer of fun! Join us as an Assistant Educator and immerse yourself in the realm of safe, interactive, and FUN science camps. Collaborate and support a Camp Educator to facilitate an exciting and educational environment for all campers.
  • Camps Aide: Ready to kick off a summer of fun? We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic candidates ages 16+ to join our team! While basic childcare experience is a plus (e.g., babysitting, caring for younger siblings), what we’re after is your passion for STEM and a can-do attitude. Take the initiative, have a blast, and make this summer one for the books!
  • Camp Supply Lead: Are you looking for a thrilling summer adventure? We’re looking for candidates ages 21+ who are ready to join us! Dive into responsibilities like supporting the Supply Supervisor, leading a fantastic team of Supply Assistants, and managing purchases for our well-equipped camp locations. Let’s make this summer journey unforgettable!
  • Camp Supply Assistant: Calling all individuals aged 18 and up to join the fun as a Camps Supply Assistant! Dive into the excitement of being the behind-the-scenes hero for camp operations. Your role includes distributing camp materials, maintaining supply systems, and supporting operations. It’s more than a role; it’s your ticket to an unforgettable summer!
  • Camp Site Lead: Are you 21 or older and ready for a summer leadership adventure? Take the reins as our Camps Site Lead! Your days will be filled with overseeing campsite operations and providing daily support to our stellar staff, campers, and their families. Collaborate closely with the Camps Supervisor and operational dream team to ensure a summer that’s smooth, camper-centric, and unforgettable.
  • Camp Operations Assistant: Ready to make this summer a blockbuster? We’re on the lookout for dynamic individuals ages 18+ for the Camps Operations Assistant role. Lead day-to-day camp operations, support Site Leads and Camp Aides, and maintain the smooth rhythm of our organized and energetic camp environment. Join us for a summer of adventure, teamwork, and creating memories that last a lifetime!

Benefits of Working at Camps for Curious Minds

Joining our camps means more than a seasonal job; it’s an invitation to foster exploration and joy. Our vibrant spaces bring science to life through interactive experiences and collaborative learning.

As a staff member, you’ll immerse yourself in a vibrant and dynamic environment filled with engaging activities and sessions that turn learning into an adventure.

We prioritize your growth, offering a rigorous week-long training covering essential skills like Health and Safety, Behavioral Management, and Cultural Responsiveness. These sessions equip you with the tools to excel in creating an enriching summer experience.

Nick Garrison with a camper

We’re thrilled to offer our hardworking staff a complimentary PacSci membership as a token of gratitude. This membership provides access to fascinating exhibits, engaging programs, and exclusive events for up to 6 months after the camp season. It’s our way of showing appreciation and encouraging continuous learning beyond the camp experience.

What We Look for in Our Team Members

At camps, we seek team members who embody a diverse variety of qualities and characteristics essential for a thriving camp environment. Enthusiasm, responsibility, creativity, and a genuine passion for working with children are pivotal traits we value in our staff.

We recognize that while certain requirements and qualifications are necessary, our camp strives to be a platform for personal and professional growth. We encourage our team members to listen, learn, and evolve with us throughout their journey.

Our mindset revolves around creating a supportive space where staff members feel empowered to contribute ideas, enhance their capabilities, and grow into leaders.

How to Apply

Girl with a wearing a green shirt looking over camp supervisor

Explore available roles and apply for positions at our camps on our job portal.

We encourage applicants to showcase their relevant experiences, highlighting their passion for working with youth and enthusiasm for camp and STEM education. Find detailed job descriptions and the application process for each role on our website.

Staff Highlights

Indigo Mitchell shows campers a butterfly in the Tropical Butterfly Exhibit

Indigo Mitchell, From Camps Aide to PacSci’s Camps Coordinator:

“I started out as a seasonal camp staff member with a passion for science, but with the support of amazing colleagues, I discovered a passion for teaching and informal learning. Not only did I get to uncover a career that I never imagined before, but I formed lifelong connections along the way!”

Roslin working with campers

Roslin Berganio (see on the right), From Lead Educator to Student at the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business:

“I had an amazing experience being a Lead Educator for Camps for Curious Minds. I got to teach campers about different STEM topics that I am personally passionate about such as the science of baking, outer space, and art!”

Shae Sakamoto

Shae Sakamoto, From Assistant Educator to PacSci’s Supply Supervisor:

“Being a member of the camps team, I got to meet some amazing people who have become lasting friends of mine and got the opportunity to work with so many different people that taught me a lot of different engagement techniques in such a short amount of time.”

William Ekstrom, From Assistant Educator to Student at the University of Washington with a Major in Environmental Science

“This was a fantastic job because of my dedicated co-workers, the supportive supervisors, and the ability to give kids a fun and meaningful experience at camp. This job gave me confidence in my teaching abilities and will help me advance my career in the environmental science field.”

Join us at Camp for Curious Minds to be part of an exciting journey in inspiring young minds and fostering a passion for science!

Whether you’re drawn to our diverse camp locations or seeking a transformative career path, our dynamic team welcomes your enthusiasm and dedication. Explore our roles by visiting our job portal.

Embrace the chance to make a lasting impact, ignite curiosity, and have science-themed fun this summer. Apply now and become a catalyst for innovation and discovery in the lives of our campers!