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Scout Summer Camp Assistant Coordinator

Position: Scout Summer Camp Assistant Coordinator
Employment Status: Part-Time Hourly, Seasonal Internship
25-30 hours per week (Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m.) 
Dates: May 22 – August 11, 2023
Department: Education
Pay Rate: $12.50 per hour
Reports to: Scout Program Director

Job Summary:

HMNS has earned the reputation of Houston’s top summer enrichment experiences in the Houston area, which includes a robust offering of classes for scouts to complete badge requirements catalog in a wide range of science and social studies topics. Virtual camps are also offered. The complete catalog is available here online.

The Scout Summer Camp Assistant Coordinator manages various logistics of Summer Scout classes. As part of the Education team, this individual will perform Scout Program tasks and projects during weeks that Summer Scout classes are offered, and on off weeks assist with Summer Camp classes. This internship provides the opportunity to learn about and get involved with other aspects of the Education Department’s summer programming.

This position reports to the Scout Program Director in the Education Department. The primary location of this position the museum’s main location in Hermann Park, but it may include time at the Sugar Land Location.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize camper health forms which includes inputting data and managing the spreadsheet database
  • Maintain an organized system of supplies used for summer camp or scout classes and assisting in preparing camp classrooms each week
  • Answer parent and museum patron questions about Scouts@HMNS programs
  • Accompany camp or scout classes on field trips around the Houston area
  • Assist with various Summer Camp projects on weeks there are no scout classes, including supply organization and distribution
  • Travel to Sugar Land some weeks to help coordinate scout classes and transfer supplies
  • Work with teachers and teaching assistants to solve any problems that may arise regarding camp logistics
  • Interact with camp parents and campers in a professional and accommodating demeanor
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Organized and reliable
  • Works well as part of a team in a fast-paced environment and takes initiative when necessary
  • An interest in youth education and nonprofits, particularly in a museum setting, is preferred. Those interested in organizational aspects of large, nonprofit program management are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience in customer service is ideal as it is a key element of this position which interacts with campers ages 6-17, parents and museum patrons.


  • Must be a full-time college student as of spring 2023 returning as a full-time student in fall 2023
  • Should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and PC platforms. Experience with CampDoc is a plus
  • Must have access to an insured, reliable vehicle for use during work hours and be able to provide a driving record
  • Must be able to lift large items, up to 40 pounds
  • Must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time
  • Should have a basic knowledge of Houston Museum District area
  • Must comply with the museum’s COVID-19 protocols
  • Eligibility Restrictions: Family members of current or former employees or board members of the Houston
    Museum of Natural Science are not eligible for this internship.

Perks of Working at HMNS Include:

  • Free access to museum exhibits, Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium and Giant Screen Theater, and satellite facilities
  • Discounted programming including museum summer camp
  • Free staff parking
  • Staff discount in the Museum Store

Application Instructions:

Resumes will be accepted through March 4, 2023, and can be submitted in the following ways:

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

No phone calls, please

You will be notified via email by April 14, 2023, if you have been accepted for the position or not.

HMNS does not to respond to inquiries regarding application status.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is an EEO Employer.


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