STEM Specialist

Bender JCC of Greater Washington | Rockville, MD, United States

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Posted Date 5/17/2024

Join the Lessans Camp JCC team for the summer! Specialists run the specialized programs that are part of the camp experience.

The STEM Specialist must have a STEM background and is responsible for planning and leading hands-on STEM projects/experiments. Campers range in age from 4-21, with various needs, and specialists must be able to adapt activities to include children with disabilities.


Core Responsibilities include:

  • Plan, direct, and supervise the STEM specialty area program, which may include creating program curriculum and ordering supplies prior to camp.
  • Work with camp staff to plan and implement camp-wide special events and activities. Delegate select responsibilities to counselors.
  • Set up and break down program area daily, and clean equipment between uses. Take part in the daily clean-up of the program area, including putting all toys and equipment away.
  • Be present at arrival and dismissal locations as scheduled. Ensure all children have been picked up by an authorized adult or guardian.
  • Engage and supervise the campers in programs and activities while under the position’s care. Lead activities while maintaining control over group, program and supplies.
  • Spend spare time assisting and getting to know camper groups. Substitute for absent Counselors as needed and requested.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers of all ages, interact appropriately with campers in a variety of situations, appropriately model behavior and use positive behavior-management techniques – enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, good sportsmanship and self-control.
  • Teach staff and campers about expected behavior during specialty time and appropriate use of equipment. Utilize Yoetzet (Camp Social Worker) and Program Director in implementing camp behavior management plans.
  • Work with the Adaptive Recreation Specialist to ensure inclusivity of all activities.
  • Submit orders for necessary supplies at least one week in advance, organize materials and provide appropriate numbers for each individual.
  • Pack all materials and supplies at end of camp season and submit inventory on paper to the Program Director
  • Evaluate current programs and make suggestions for following season.
  • Comply with and participate in the County, State and American Camp Association requirements.
  • Recognize, respond and report to Leadership Team any environmental and/or other hazards related to the activity or the program.
  • Attend all required orientation meetings, staff meetings and trainings.


Qualifications include:

  • Prior experience working in the program area.
  • Prior experience working with school-aged children of all abilities.
  • Ability to engage with campers and staff of all ages.
  • Ability to adapt all planned activities to include children with disabilities.
  • Ability to get on the floor to participate and supervise activities.
  • Ability to spend your camp day outdoors and walk and travel long distances.
  • Ability to move equipment and supplies as required.
  • CPR and First Aid certification preferred.
  • Ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards within the camp program.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with campers, parents, and peers.


Must be available the entire camp season starting on June 17 going through mid-August.


To Apply

Please apply online at

Email [email protected] with any questions.

Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Part Time Categories
Summer Staff
Organization Type
Camps & Camping | Community Centers
Job Location
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