Children's Museum of Sonoma County

*This job description applies to both on-site and Sonoma satellite camps. Please specify which camp location you would like to work at - you can work at both locations, if interested.

Summer Wonder Camp Instructors are integral to the Wonder Camp program. They provide hands-on, exceptional camp experiences to all campers and their families through play and program facilitation. There are two instructors per camp group, a lead and an assistant, both are important to the success of Wonder Camps.


  • Welcome campers & help orient them to the Museum

  • Facilitate & teach camp curriculum: Science, art, engineering, imaginative play. and nature themes

  • Manage a group of 15 campers

  • Ensure safety of campers & provide direct supervision in the classroom and public areas of the Museum

    at all times of the day

  • Monitor camper interaction with exhibits to ensure proper use

  • Work cooperatively to maintain open lines of communication with parents, participants, supervisors and


  • Manage camp group’s drop-off, pick-up, and parent communication process daily

  • Care for museum supplies, equipment & facilities

  • Demonstrate and model a high level of professional conduct and communication with campers, Museum

    visitors & staff

  • Model appropriate practices for teaching & learning with young children


  • Must maintain professional work standards

  • Ability to interact with young children and the public with enthusiasm and patience

  • Ability to teach (or assist instructor in teaching) curriculum and facilitate various programs with campers

  • Ability to maintain control of camp groups both in the classroom and in public areas of the Museum

  • Experience & interest in working with young children & their families

  • Ability to work independently & as part of a team

  • Ability to resolve situations & disputes

  • Capable of speaking in front of large & small groups of visitors

  • Previous experience interacting with young children, preferably in a teaching environment

  • Previous professional experience facilitating camps or similar programs

  • Understanding of behavior management strategies

  • Spanish/English bilingual a plus, but not required

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to speak clearly and hear well

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time

  • Ability to assist with cleaning tasks that require lifting and bending

  • Ability to make eye contact and smile – repeatedly

Scheduling Requirements

  • Tuesday, May 28 - 5pm: CPR & First-Aid training (optional, but preferred if no prior training)

  • Tuesday, June 4 - 8 am: Wonder Camp Team training (required)

  • Camps begin Monday, June 10 and end Friday, August 9
    (*The week of the July 4th holiday is a 3 day camp, The Museum is closed on July 4, and there is no camp on July 5)

  • Camp instructors are scheduled Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm each week of camp

  • Instructors are not required to work every week of Summer Camp, but are expected to work Monday - Friday for the weeks they commit to working

Pay Rates

  • Lead instructors $14.00 - $15.00 per hour

  • Assistant instructors $12.00 - $13.50 per hour

    *Lead and assistant roles are determined by candidate’s experience

This position requires a mandatory background security screening.

To Apply

  • Email your application documents as an attachment (please do not send your application embedded in the text of the email message):

  • To: Janice Vink at

  • Subject line: “Wonder Camp Instructor – your name”

  • Include the following items:

    • Cover letter

    • Resume

    • 3 references (please note affiliation)

    • Availability

The Children's Museum of Sonoma County, 1835 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403