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Camp Counselor and/or Studio TA

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Training & Work Hours: Candidates interested in applying for a Counselor or TA position are required to attend one of the Design Lab for K-12 Education’s “Counselor & TA Information Sessions” on February 6 and/or February 7 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Design Lab Classroom (Brooks Hall 212-A) Candidates selected for the Counselor & TA positions are required to attend training sessions in the Spring Semester. Please refer to the Design Camp training schedule and suggested work schedule located in the “Counselor & TA Information Sheet” by visiting https://design.ncsu.edu/designcampjobs Pay: Immersions Camp Counselors = $1,080 / Foundations Camp Counselors= $700 Immersions Teaching Assistants = $650 / Foundations Teaching Assistants = $580 / Explorations Teaching Assistants = $625 / Summer Studios Teaching Assistants = $700 PROVIDED TRAINING: 
Counselors and TAs are required to attend mandatory training dates in the spring as well as training on camp prep day. Selected candidates are required to attend training meetings for each position he/she is working. If you are unable to attend the training sessions at the scheduled times, you must inform the Coordinator of Pre-College Programs immediately to make alternate arrangements. This includes those studying abroad or completing out of town internships. Failure to attend trainings or to inform the Coordinator of Pre-College Programs of schedule conflicts in advance may result in lost pay of possible dismissal from employment. MEALS + HOUSING: 
Meals (lunch only for Summer Studios, Explorations and Foundations Camps) and housing (Immersions Camps only) are provided during camp. Immersions Counselors are required to live in dorms during the overnight camp sessions.

Position Details

Position Information

Vacancy Type Temporary
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Camp Counselor and/or Studio TA
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range $580 - $1,080* * Varies depending on camp and type of position worked; approximate pay based on hourly rate. Please refer to the Special Instructions section for details.
Position Number 48SJ68
Work Schedule Varies according to camp sessions. Please refer to the Design Camp Counselor and Teaching Assistant Information Sheet located on the Design Lab employment page: https://design.ncsu.edu/designcampjobs
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Department 480501 - HR University Temporary Services
Department Design Lab for K-12 Education – College of Design
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties

Counselors: While all Design Camp staff have a strong impact on the lives of our campers (and future designers!), counselors have the unique opportunity to inspire students by working with them around the clock in different scenarios and on different projects, as well as helping them make connections between personal experience and the path towards becoming designers.

Counselors are responsible for their group of campers at all times and assist with studio activities, recreation, and presentations.

Counselors work with instructors and teaching assistants (TAs) to help facilitate learning during each project, and are required to present a portfolio piece of their own to campers.

In addition, Counselors work with fellow camp staff to prep and clean up camp facilities, and lead campers in group activities.

Counselors must maintain a positive, professional and encouraging relationship with campers and fellow staff, taking an active role in the studio environment.

Design Immersions (overnight) Camp counselors are expected to be available 24/7 during the week of Design Camp, and will live in assigned dorms to cover supervision.

Teaching Assistants (TAs): Assigned to a specific studio, TAs assist camp instructors with studio instruction, project critiques, general studio management, and help make the transition to each studio project as smooth as possible.

TAs keep tabs on project supplies during camp and are required to assist their assigned instructor (s) with camp prep the day before campers arrive.

TAs work directly with campers, helping them learn and practice using design skills, techniques, and ways of thinking relevant to the project or focus are of the studio.

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in or curious about teaching.

Other Work/Responsibilities
Minimum Experience/Education

Must be a NC State College of Design undergraduate or graduate student

Departmental Required Skills

All candidates for the Counselor and TA positions are required to attend an information session on February 6 or 7 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Design Lab Classroom (Brooks 212-A)

All candidates must complete a Creative Application, please refer to the Counselor and TA Information Sheet located at https://design.ncsu.edu/designcampjobs for details.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Students who are sophomores or upperclassmen during the 2016-2017 school year preferred

Required License or Certification

n/a

Special Instructions

Training & Work Hours:
Candidates interested in applying for a Counselor or TA position are required to attend one of the Design Lab for K-12 Education’s “Counselor & TA Information Sessions” on February 6 and/or February 7 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Design Lab Classroom (Brooks Hall 212-A)
Candidates selected for the Counselor & TA positions are required to attend training sessions in the Spring Semester. Please refer to the Design Camp training schedule and suggested work schedule located in the “Counselor & TA Information Sheet” by visiting https://design.ncsu.edu/designcampjobs
Pay:
Immersions Camp Counselors = $1,080 / Foundations Camp Counselors= $700
Immersions Teaching Assistants = $650 / Foundations Teaching Assistants = $580 / Explorations Teaching Assistants = $625 / Summer Studios Teaching Assistants = $700

PROVIDED
TRAINING: 
Counselors and TAs are required to attend mandatory training dates in the spring as well as training on camp prep day. Selected candidates are required to attend training meetings for each position he/she is working. If you are unable to attend the training sessions at the scheduled times, you must inform the Coordinator of Pre-College Programs immediately to make alternate arrangements. This includes those studying abroad or completing out of town internships. Failure to attend trainings or to inform the Coordinator of Pre-College Programs of schedule conflicts in advance may result in lost pay of possible dismissal from employment.

MEALS + HOUSING: 
Meals (lunch only for Summer Studios, Explorations and Foundations Camps) and housing (Immersions Camps only) are provided during camp. Immersions Counselors are required to live in dorms during the overnight camp sessions.

Job Open Date 02/07/2017
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
02/13/2017
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 03/11/2017
AA/EOE

AA/EEO In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current student at the College of Design at NC State University?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * According to studios, you are a current:
    • Freshman
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    • Master's Candidate
    • PhD Candidate
  3. * Are you currently working for NCSU, or have you in the past year? If so, where?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have any first-aid training or certification? If so, please describe:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Are you interested in working for multiple Design Camp sessions? If so, what is the maximum number of sessions you would be interested in working?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please select your major or area of study.
    • Art + Design
    • Architecture
    • Industrial Design
    • Graphic Design
    • Landscape Architecture
    • Design Studies
  7. * Who was your first College of Design professor?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Who was your last College of Design professor?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Are you certified to use the laser cutter?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Have you read all of the requirements for this position, posted online at http://design.ncsu.edu/designcampjobs , and can you attest that you are able and willing to perform all duties and requirements if hired?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * Why do you want to work at Design Camp?

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * Tell us your strengths as a student designer. You may wish to include student organizations you’re involved with, equipment, design skills, etc.

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * Do you have any past experience with Design Camp or other camps/education programs? If so, please list them:

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. * Can we rely on you to consistently be on time, follow instructions, and enforce Camp policies?
    • Yes
    • No
  15. * What is your favorite design blog, or favorite Design Library treasure?

    (Open Ended Question)

  16. * Describe your photography skills (particularly in the area of portfolio documentation).

    (Open Ended Question)

  17. * I understand that submission of fraudulent or untrue information could result in the disqualification of this application. I acknowledge that Design Camp is a non-smoking, alcohol-free and drug-free event, and that this applies to campers as well as staff. I also understand that I must be willing to give my time and energy to make this camp successful for the participants. As a leader, I will act accordingly through my words and actions when I am in the presence of camp participants.
    • I acknowledge and agree
    • I do not acknowledge or agree
  18. * Please describe the types of jobs you have held in the past.

    (Open Ended Question)

  19. * Please select the sessions for which you are interested in applying as a COUNSELOR; dates listed below include mandatory camp prep days:
    • Immersions A: June 24-July 1
    • Immersions B: July 22-29
    • Foundations: July 9-14
    • Multiple Sessions
    • I am not interested in applying for a Counselor position
  20. * Please select the sessions for which you are interested in applying as a STUDIO TA; dates listed below include mandatory camp prep days:
    • Immersions A: June 24-July 1
    • Immersions B: July 22-29
    • Foundations: July 9-14
    • Explorations: June 11-16
    • Architecture Summer Studios I: June 11-16
    • Architecture Summer Studios II: July 9-14
    • Graphic Design Summer Studio I: June 11-16
    • Graphic Design Summer Studio II: July 9-14
    • Art + Design: Animation Summer Studio: June 11-16
    • Multiple Sessions
    • I am not interested in applying for a TA position
  21. * If you selected "Multiple Sessions", please list them here:

    (Open Ended Question)

  22. *Please select the sessions for which you are interested in applying as a STUDIO TA; dates listed below include mandatory camp prep days:
    • Immersions A: June 24-July 1
    • Immersions B: July 22-29
    • Foundations: July 9-14
    • Explorations: June 11-16
    • Architecture Summer Studios I: June 11-16
    • Architecture Summer Studios II: July 9-14
    • Graphic Design Summer Studio I: June 11-16
    • Graphic Design Summer Studio II: July 9-14
    • Art + Design: Animation Summer Studio: June 11-16
    • Art + Desing: Fiber Arts: June 11-16
    • Multiple Sessions
    • I am not interested in applying for a TA position
  23. * If you selected “Multiple Sessions” please list them:

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Transcripts
Optional Documents