Edventure More Summer Camp Maker Instructor (K-4th grade) - Palo Alto in Palo Alto, California

The EDMO Maker Instructor is responsible for running the EDMO Maker room and instruction for K-4th grade campers. They train on all EDMO maker curriculum and teach four classes a day bringing this hands-on curriculum to life for our campers. Instructors should be prepared for a summer filled with personal and professional growth, classroom management practice and a whole lot of FUN!

Main duties include:

  • Approach education with passion and excitement and build positive role model relationships with campers

  • Set-up, organize and manage the maker classroom including supplies, curriculum and classroom management

  • Lead four rotations of enrichment curriculum daily with themes varying by week

  • Manager Counselors and LITs while in the maker classroom

  • Refine curriculum and add personal contributions as seen fit with guidance of the Camp Director

  • Work closely with the Camp Director and other staff members to create fun camp games, songs, skits and activities - and participate in all

  • Assist in daily camper check in and check out procedures

  • Interact with parents in a professional and energetic mannger

  • Help cultivate healthy self-esteem and a natural love for learning

  • Instill the EDMO Vibe of kindness, respect, honesty and FUN in all campers

/Position reports to: Camp Director/

/Manages: Counselors & LITs/

  • Bachelors Degree (or degree in progress) in education or a related course of study

    • Classroom teaching experience preferred is a plus
  • Experience with design thinking and/or flipped model learning

  • Desire to think creatively and lead the class with open ended questions

  • Willingness to solve problems, be patient, and remain positive and fun

  • Experience (and a love for!) working with kids

  • High sense of responsibility and dependability

  • Previous camp experience preferred but not required

  • Experience talking to and interacting with parents

  • Contagious enthusiasm and charisma

  • Strong team player

  • Creative, flexible, and excellent multi-tasker

  • Experience facilitating groups of children and/or working youth programs with proven classroom management is preferred

  • A large supply of costumes and/or a plethora of skits and songs in your back pocket is a plus

Note: Do not be discouraged if you only have experience/expertise in one subject area or are unfamiliar with the maker theme concepts. We love teaching like-minded humans!


  • $12 - $17 / Hour Based on Location and Experience + Overtime at 1.5 x hourly rate

*Hours: *

  • 7:45 am - 4:15 pm: Monday - Friday

  • Additional Assigned Overtime until 6pm.


  • This is a Full-Time Summer Position running 5 - 10 weeks from June - August depending on location. Please visit our website at campedmo.org to see specific dates for each location.

  • Training: Staff training will take place the week prior to the start date of the assigned location as well as mandatory curriculum training TBD.

  • Extended weeks and school year work are also available for qualified candidates. Ask for more info!

Application Details:

  • Resumes are accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled. The sooner you apply, the better your chances.

  • Please attach your resume and cover letter in a PDF form to ensure compatibility.

Alumni Staff:

  • If you have worked for us in past summers, please use the alumni link emailed to you to submit your application for 2018.

/We look forward to receiving your application! /If you have questions about our job opportunities please contact Greg Nelson at 415.282.6673.

/CAMP EDMO is powered by Edventure More, a year-round 501(c)(3) non-profit enrichment organization. 5% of summer camp proceeds and 100% of donations support camp scholarships and subsidized science, maker and technology programs in local schools./