Careers   ·  February 8, 2023

Summer Camp Assistant

Museum of Photographic Arts
San Diego, California
February 2023

Summer Camp Assistant
Status: Part-time, Temporary
Hours: 20-40 hours per program week on average, need will vary by week, no minimum hours per week guaranteed
Salary: $16.30 per hour
Seasonal period:: June 2023 through August 2023, needs vary from week to week
Reports to:  Senior Manager of Public Engagement

This position reports to the Senior Manager of Public Engagement and is part of the Department of Visual Learning.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the campers’ experience by providing assistance with projects and facilitating social interactions with campers;
  • Provide positive energy and influence within the camp environment;
  • Lead games for campers during check-in, check-out, and during free lunch time;
  • Escort campers around the Museum and Balboa Park;
  • Assist as needed with supplies, set up and cleanup of classroom and other related duties;
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Experience and Characteristics:

  • Must be 18 years old
  • Must be dependable and punctual.
  • Friendly, enthusiastic, and outgoing.
  • Must work well with children ages 6 –18.
  • Experience working with children is preferred.
  • CPR and First Aid Certified preferred (training will be available, date and time TBD)
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Knowledge and experience in photography, filmmaking or related fields preferred.

Physical Requirements

☒ Sitting ☒ Grasping
☒ Walking ☒ Traveling
☒ Bending/stooping ☒ Kneeling
☒ Reaching outward ☒ Pushing/pulling 
☒ Squatting/crouching Usual amount 15 lbs (estimate)
☒ Manual dexterity Max amount 60 lbs (estimate)
☐ Crawling ☒ Lifting
☐ Balancing Usual amount 15 lbs (estimate)
☒ Standing Max amount 40 lbs (estimate)
☒ Driving ☒ Carrying
☐ Climbing Usual amount 10 lbs (estimate)
☒ Reaching Above Shoulder Max amount 20 lbs (estimate)


To apply:

Please e-mail your resume and a thoughtful cover letter that clearly describes how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position to: Senior Manager of Public Engagement, and reference “Summer Camp Assistant” in the subject line. Please no telephone calls. No Recruiters. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This job description is intended as a guide to the general job responsibilities and is not inclusive of every duty an employee is expected to perform.  MOPA is committed to an inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible (IDEA) workplace. As an organization, we seek to carry out hiring practices that meet these standards. (EOE/AA)

This position requires successful background check reports to be received. Once clearance has been received for the candidate, a formal offer can be made.




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