Stephen Smith  |  12/10/2018 5:19:24 PM

4-H Summer Camp Track Instructor

(General Arts)

WORK LOCATION:Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, Pollock LA

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This individual will serve as the lead instructor who teaches general arts subject matter in a track format to an audience of up to 50 youth at a time, ages 9-12, in a camp setting. This person will be responsible for meeting with and mentoring two other assigned camp staff before and after track time each day. The instructor will join other summer staff in providing safe supervision of youth while at camp and will support 4-H professionals, volunteers and members in conducting meaningful educational experiences to help campers develop life skills. Works under the direct supervision of the Camp Director of Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center to implement all policies and procedures of the LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana 4-H Youth Development program.


  • Teach general arts curriculum (visual, performing, etc.), utilizing a mix of outdoor and classroom settings
  • Plan activities that give campers the opportunity to express themselves creatively
  • Use group management skills to engage all children in daily activities
  • Coordinate with the Camp Coordinator in track planning and curriculum
  • Maintain, manage, and request equipment and supplies for the track
  • Clean assigned teaching areas daily and at the end of teaching week


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, arts, or field related skills
  • At least one year of teaching experience and expertise
  • Must complete the employee background screening process and be approved by the LSU AgCenter Human Resource Management unit.
  • Professional communication skills, both written and oral. Work efficiently with youth in group situations


  • Incorporate adult volunteers and campers into the track as teaching assistants/helpers who are also learners
  • Ability to communicate and direct small and large groups of youth
  • Flexibility in schedules and programming
  • Competent in organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to coordinate and manage resources

SALARY AND BENEFITS:Salary: $2700.00 for the nine-week period.Housing options are available on site subject to availability and job responsibility.Meals and snacks while at camp are also available.

DATE AVAILABLE:Camp starts on May 20, 2019, and ends July 26, 2019. Work hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week from 7:30 am until 12:00 pm, plus prep and clean-up time. The camp is not in session the week of June 17-21, 2019.The required training period will be the week of May 13 – May 17, 2019.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:February 15, 2019, or until suitable candidate is identified

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU

MUST submit a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and transcripts to be considered complete.

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