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Student Assistant: Explore Camps Lead Assistant

Apply now Job no: 494822
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 Camps Lead Assistant, Student Assistant
Working Title:  Explore Camp Lead 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
• Fantastic job experience for college students majoring in education
• Improving your leadership, communication, and time management skills
• Being a part of the campers’ fun learning moments

The lead assistant is a crucial leadership role that gives you an opportunity to interact with educational professionals, be directly mentored by UWF staff, and make a difference in with the youth in our community.

The hours will vary within the range of 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Department Conferences & Continuing Educ
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Position 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.
• Experience working with others in a team.
• Self-starter and strong time management skills.
• Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Apps and ability to quickly learn Camp Management Software.
• Comfortable working in a team environment and willing to share knowledge, give advice, and act as a leader to youth and other camp assistants.

Essential Functions / Job Duties:
  • 25% - Prepare supply boxes, prepare necessary supplies and maintain inventory and shopping lists for each camp program. Setup and breakdown necessary supplies, signs, and other needs for the camps each week. - (Essential)
  • 25% - Run reports, send emails, and prepare weekly paperwork and nametags. Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports and daily attendance. - (Essential)
  • 25% - Provide positive leadership and be a role model for both campers and camp assistants. Develop, plan, lead, and supervise extended care activities with the assistance of camp assistants. 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 applying appropriate behavior management techniques. - (Essential)
  • 10% - Assist with needs of the classroom instructors - (Essential)
  • 5% - Act as a classroom substitute when instructors are out to deliver learning content. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Participate and lead parts of team meetings - (Essential)
  • 5% - Other duties as necessary - (Essential)
Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job:

This position requires fingerprinting

This position requires a criminal background screen

This position requires a valid driver's license

Number of Vacancies Multiple
Work Hours Hours will fluctuate between 7:15am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday
Contract Period 05/08/2023 - 08/11/2023
FTE Part-time
Salary Range 13.00
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 contact information for three references. *References will be contacted upon submission of this application. 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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