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Student Assistant: Explore Camp Assistant

Apply now Job no: 494810
Work type: Student
Location: Pensacola - Main Campus
Categories: Student, Continuing Education

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodation to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY). E-Verify is required for employment. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law. 

Please review job requirements carefully.  Failure to submit all pieces of the application may result in disqualification. Applications are accepted on the University of West Florida career site: For assistance contact UWF Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or

Employment based visa sponsorship will NOT be considered for this position.

Position Title (Classification Title):  Explore Camp Assistant, Student Assistant
Working Title:  Camp Assistant
Job Summary: Established in 2006, UWF Explore Summer Camps is an academic-based summer camp program offering a variety of summer camp themes each week from Explore Hogwarts to LEGO Robotics. Summer camp assistants work with lead instructors to deliver hands-on, fun experiences to youth aged 5-17. A mixture of STEAM-based academics plus a creative atmosphere results in a one-of-a-kind summer camp (STEAM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, art, and math).

Working with Explore Camps provides camp assistants with a unique and meaningful summer job experience.

Advantages to working with UWF Explore Camps:
• Convenient summer job location for UWF students and Pensacola residents
• Flexible schedule - let us know if you want to work the full summer (June 5th-August 4th) or just for our busiest weeks of June 19th-30th.
• Fantastic job experience for college students majoring in education, art, social sciences, marine biology, engineering, and many more
• Improving your leadership, communication, and time management skills
• Being a part of the campers’ fun learning moments

The hours will vary within the range of 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.

Job Duties:

1. Work in a classroom with a lead instructor to support the instructor in leading the camp theme each week. This can include preparing and cleaning up materials, assisting with classroom management and supervision, and actively interacting with campers to assist them with activities.
2. Work with others to lead and supervise group activities during free time and extended care. This can include leading indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts, and participating in or leading group activities.
3. Ensure inclusion of all campers in daily activities.
4. Create a fun and inviting space for all campers.
5. Establish a positive relationship with other staff, parents, and participants. Provide parents, instructors, or camp leadership with feedback on campers as needed.
6. Provide positive leadership and be a role model.
7. Ensure the safety and well-being of participants by being aware of participant locations at all times, sharing and enforcing appropriate safety regulations and procedures, and identifying and responding to camper behavior issues.
8. Assist in maintaining accurate program records, including incident reports and daily attendance.
Department Conferences & Continuing Educ
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must be a student enrolled for credit. Applicants may be a student at UWF or any other college, university or high school. A student enrolled at an institution other than UWF must provide proof of attendance by submitting a registration/fee payment receipt from the school they will attend.
Preferred Qualifications • Experience being directly responsible for youth in a classroom or camp setting.
• Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities.
• Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
• Strong organizational and communication skills.
Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job:

This position requires a criminal background screen.

This position requires fingerprinting.

Number of Vacancies Multiple
Work Hours 7:30-5:30, Monday-Friday, hours vary
Contract Period 05/30/2023 - 08/11/2023
FTE Part-time
Salary Range 11.00
Pay Basis Hourly
Preferred Response Date: 04/07/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website:
Applicants are required to attach a resume, cover letter and three references.
An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process.
For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email

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Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.