City of Golden

Hands on History Instructor


Organization: City of Golden

Position: Hands on History Instructor

Pay Range: $18.37 – $23.88/hr.

We are currently recruiting for qualified applicants for Hands on History Instructor. Come and see why the City of Golden is the place you want to be!

Being a Golden employee is more than just a job, it’s a lifestyle. Golden is a vibrant outdoor community making it a great place to live, work and play.

The City of Golden has over 500 employees serving the community in parks and recreation, public works, public safety, and administration. The City offers a wide array of benefits and perks designed to enhance the work and wellness experience our employees enjoy today and into the future.

This position, under the direction of the Student & Family Programs Coordinator, performs, assists and leads a series of 8 week-long sessions for the Golden History Museum & Park’s Summer Camp program. Hands-on History Instructors work Monday through Friday, from June 3 to August 2, 2024, with required training May 29-31, 2023. Summer staff are on break the week of July 1 – July 5. This is a 40 hours/week summer position.

-Performs a variety of program duties including interpretation and instruction of lesson plans. Leads daily programming for groups of participants between the ages of 6-8 and 9-12.
-Attends training to learn weekly lesson plans and follows daily schedule for all camp sessions.
-Adapts programming for each session depending on group dynamic, while maintaining the integrity of lesson plans provided.
-Communicates with parents and staff to provide information about program activities, and camper successes and concerns. Organizes and checks completion of parent paperwork to provide easy access to emergency information.
-Supervises a group of 10-20 children and multiple volunteers during each weeklong session.
-Follows and enforces all department and camp policies, rules and procedures while maintaining a friendly and professional attitude.
-Provides a safe, creative and fun environment for participants. Promotes and encourages children to have fun while learning in a high energy atmosphere.
-Keeps daily roster of camp participants, and ensures safety of participants on-site, and during off-site field trips.
-Collaborates with other Hands-on History Instructors to schedule assignments and fulfill all duties and responsibilities of the program.
-Regularly communicates with Student & Family Programs Coordinator in order to provide quality programming.
-Performs daily clean-up and maintains cleanliness of education spaces. Organizes materials, inventories supplies and recommends purchasing of supplies and equipment when needed to ensure preparedness for each session.
-Assists in moving equipment and supplies.
-Responsible for security of historic buildings at the Golden History Park. This includes opening procedures and securing buildings when not in use or when group is off-site.
-Immediately reports all incidents, injuries, and/or unsafe conditions to the Student & Family Programs Coordinator.
-Exercises appropriate decision making, especially if Student & Family Programs Coordinator is not available for advice.
-Other duties as assigned.

Provides oversight for assigned program volunteers.

High School Diploma or general education diploma (GED) with prior experience teaching in a group or planned curriculum to children (day camp, sports camp, school, etc). Museum or history teaching environment preferred. College degree/enrollment in education, history, museum studies or a related field preferred. Must possess excellent organizational, conflict management, and communication skills. Prior experience dealing with children of diverse populations, skills, and abilities.

Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
Adult and Child CPR certification and First Aid required prior to date of hire.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Click here for a full job description and list of duties.

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Excellent customer service, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal communication skills.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Must be able to make independent decisions with minimal supervision.

Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
Adult and Child CPR certification and First Aid required prior to date of hire.

Historic costumes, reproductions of various historic tools, wood burning stove, garden tools, etc. Use of general office equipment, walkie talkie, flip camera/video.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of the position, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with their hands, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Duties require moderate movement and physical effort.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, chickens, vacant bee hives, and vegetable garden. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.