The Cockrell Butterfly Center is closed for renovations.

Summer Camp Sugar Land Resource Coordinator

Position: Summer Camp Sugar Land Resource Coordinator
Employment Status: Part-Time Hourly,
Seasonal Internship
Dates: May 23 – August 12, 2022
Department: Education
Salary: $12.50 per hour
Reports to: Sugar Land Camp Director

Job Summary:
HMNS has earned the reputation of Houston’s top summer enrichment experiences in the Houston area. A robust catalog covering a wide range of science topics are geared for children ages six to twelve. Summer Camp 2023 runs May 30 to August 11 at the main campus in Hermann Park, and from May 30 to August 4 at our Sugar Land location. Virtual camps are also offered. The complete catalog is available here online.

The Summer Camp Sugar Land Resource Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and organizing the supplies used for Summer Camp classes at the Sugar Land location, which serve over 100 children each week.
This individual must be organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, reliable and ready to ask questions. 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 Sugar Land Camp Director in the Education Department. The primary location of this position the museum’s Sugar Land Location, but it may include time at the main location in Hermann Park.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the purchase, organization and distribution of materials for camp classes in Sugar Land each week, including trips to local stores to purchase supplies
  • Delivering summer camp supplies to and from the museum’s main campus in Hermann Park to Sugar Land several times a week
  • Become familiar with the Education Collection procedures, materials and staff at the main campus
  • Accompany camp or scout classes on field trips around the Houston area
  • Communicate and coordinate with teachers, teaching assistants and other museum staff regarding camp logistics
  • Prepare and inventory supplies for the following summer
  • Interact with camp parents and campers in a professional and accommodating demeanor
  • Problem-solve as questions and issues arise
  • 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
  • Must have driver’s license and access to an insured, reliable vehicle for use during work hours
  • Must 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
  • 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.


Stay in the know.
Join our mailing list.