Lead Teacher – Safety Town Commanders Camp


This job is for August 8-10 in the afternoon.

The Lead Teacher for Safety Town Commanders Camp requires a teaching degree or a Masters in teaching. Ideally, the person has had experience teaching a similar age group at some point in his/her past career. There will be an employment contract entered into upon hire (enclosed for review).

Safety Town Commanders is a camp for 8-10 year olds, held annually in August. The camp is always Tuesday through Thursday from 12:30-4pm. The Lead Teacher runs the classroom piece of camp which is outlined in the provided curriculum. Camp counselors are key helpers in the classroom, which is divided into organized and thoughtful learning stations. The teacher also plays a significant role in the graduation ceremony, along with Gorton Staff.

The teacher has his/her own dedicated classroom in which he/she stays stationed. Campers rotate into the classroom throughout each day in four groups of 20, managed by experienced counselors with a ratio of 1 counselor per 4 children. There will never be more than 20 students in the classroom at a time.

An important aspect to teaching Safety Town is commitment and communication. It is ideal to have the same individual teach the camp at least two consecutive years and ideally three. We understand it is not possible to commit three years out, but hope the teacher will enter the first year with the intention to try his/her best to fulfill a consecutive commitment. The teacher will also need to maintain strong lines of communication with Gorton Events Director during the spring planning period which is crucial to the success of camp.

All materials are reimbursed and the position is paid $20 per hour.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $20.00 per hour


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