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Summer Writing Camp Director

full time temporary position (6.5 weeks) will be based in our office in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA.

Position Summary

The Director will play a vital role in overseeing the creative and collaborative efforts between BoomWriter, WGBH, and Jeff Kinney to provide a virtual summer writing camp experience. The Director will oversee the camp counselor staff’s managing of web-based story writing competitions that will primarily consist of reviewing, providing feedback on and editing camp participants’ writing submissions. The Director will make decisions regarding and will assist with providing communications from the camp and its counselors to camp participants and their parents.

Desired Strengths, Skills, and Experience

BoomWriter is seeking an individual with an active valid teaching license to serve as the Camp Director for our new BoomWriter Storytellers Camp – a series of one-week online, curriculum-based and educator-supported camps that foster creativity and expressive writing with guest author Jeff Kinney, writer of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. BoomWriter seeks an individual who possesses strong leadership, decision-making and customer service skills, as well as the ability to provide written communications with parents and “campers” (kids in grades 6-8). An excellent work ethic and sincere enthusiasm for working with children in the middle grades is imperative. In addition to a strong background in Education, individuals possessing a degree/s in English or Journalism are preferred.

Details

  • Director position: July 8 - August 22, 2013
  • Mondays through Fridays (on-site): 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Flat rate: $6,500 + free coffee & snacks

Job Requirements

  • 4-year college degree or equivalent in English, Journalism and/or Education
  • Active, valid teaching license
  • 5+ years of experience working with school-aged children is preferred
  • Some summer camp staffing experience is preferred
  • Understanding of Upper Elementary and Middle School Education and Technology
  • Knowledge of PC applications, including Windows, Word, Excel and Publisher
  • Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of professionalism, and ability to understand and respond appropriately to kids
  • Ability to plan, execute and evaluate projects with minimum supervision

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to careers@boomwriter.com

Summer Writing Camp Counselor

Job: Part time position

BoomWriter is seeking individuals for this temporary (five week) summer counselor supporting our Summer Storytelling program.

Position Summary:

Counselors will play a vital role in supporting the creative and collaborative efforts between BoomWriter and WGBH to provide a virtual summer writing camp experience. Counselors will oversee web-based story writing competitions and will be responsible for reviewing, providing feedback on, and editing camp participants’ writing submissions.

This five-week part time position, which will include two days of training, will be based out Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA.

Desired Strengths, Skills, and Experience:

BoomWriter is seeking individuals for this temporary (five week) summer position in support of our Summer Storytelling program. BoomWriter seeks individuals who possess strong writing skills, the ability to provide writing related feedback and instruction to school-aged children, and a consistently excellent work ethic. Individuals possessing a degree/s in English, Journalism and/or Education are preferred as is some experience working with children.

Job Requirements:

  • 4-year college degree or equivalent in English, Journalism and/or Education.
  • 1-3 years’ prior experience working with school-aged children is preferred.
  • Understanding of Upper Elementary and Middle School Education and Technology.
  • Knowledge of PC applications, including Windows, Word, Excel and Publisher.
  • Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills.
  • High level of professionalism, and ability to understand and respond appropriately to kids.
  • Ability to plan, execute and evaluate projects with minimum supervision.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to careers@boomwriter.com.

About BoomWriter Media, Inc.

BoomWriter is a Cambridge based digital education company that engages children in collaborative storytelling.

Our innovative, web-based publishing platform helps promote and develop creativity, writing, reading, critical thinking and essential 21st century technology skills.

BoomWriter partners with professional and aspiring authors, celebrities and educators to provide story starts, beginnings that open kids' imaginations and inspire story collaboration with children worldwide in competitions for publication.

Teachers and students in close to 3,500 schools spread throughout more than 60 countries have already joined the BoomWriter community.

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