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Makers Camp Instructor

Inspire, educate and lead. Your camp world is all about creating an exciting and energetic learning experience.

Available Locations: Millbrae, Belmont, Palo Alto, Los Altos, San Jose

Available Subjects: Creative Writing, Public Speaking, Leadership, Engineering / STEAM (Builders)


Student Grades: 1-3  or 4-6
Hour/Week: 35-40
Commitment: 2-7 weeks
Compensation: $650-$950 / week (based on experience and subject matter expertise)

This is a temporary summer role with opportunities for individuals to join us for 2-6 weeks from mid June - early August . Even if you are only available for a week of time in that window, we would still love to hear about your interest and consider your application.

Instructor Responsibilities


  • Attend mandatory paid staff training β€“ Training will be provided in a blended format. Online training will be completed prior to group in-person training. In-person training will be in early to mid June.

  • Study and practice assigned curriculum until you are able to deliver them fluidly and with enthusiasm


  • Instructors are responsible for teaching at one or more camp locations and working between 2 and 6 weeks depending on the number of sites.
  • Work is on-site from 7:45AM-3:15PM at assigned camp location
  • Responsible for the successful delivery of camp curriculum, including adaptation of curriculum to enhance the experience and the enjoyment of students, as well as to meet individual needs
  • Support and lead camp games and activities, including outside of instruction
  • Supervise all students in your care with constant attention to safety (physical and emotional)
  • Support camp operations, including morning care, check-in and checkout, clean up, etc.
  • Maintain daily communication with parents/guardians at check-in and checkout
  • Treat all campers, parents, and co-workers with respect, empathy, and kindness
  • Keep camp director updated and informed of daily success and needs
  • Maintain high standards of professionalism and integrity

Selection Process:

  • Online application
  • Phone screening
  • In-person/Skype interview
  • Background, Live Scan Fingerprinting and reference check
  • Offer


  • College graduate or current college student nearing completion with experience in one of our subject areas (Public Speaking, Creative Writing, Theater, Engineering, Leadership)
  • Ability to speak confidently and compassionately with parents
  • Direct experience working with 1st - 6th grade students
  • Flexible and willing to have fun and support camp wherever needed
  • Ability and skills necessary to teach assigned curriculum, classroom camp experience preferred
  • Creative, trustworthy, high-energy, passionate for camp, inspiring, excellent communication skills, organized, and flexible
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification a plus (training available)

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