Camp Teacher Position Description
The Educational Summer Camp 2020 is organized by the American University in Bulgaria for high school students 14-18 years of age who have intermediate or higher level of knowledge of the English language. The program aims at developing and improving the English language conversational skills of the students while gaining or improving skills in other areas of study. The camp is international; it usually gathers students from 10 to 15 countries, including Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Spain, France, Kazakhstan, Albania, and others.
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The camp currently offers courses in: Business, Drama, Journalism, Computer Skills, Career Orientation, Communication Skills, Leadership Skills and Creative Writing.
Teachers’ responsibilities include preparation and teaching of 1 of 8 short term courses as well as organizing and implementing afternoon and evening camp activities. They work with, and rely on the help of the camp counselors for the activities outside of the classroom. Teachers teach their classes and do all camp activities in English. The work of the camp teachers starts with the classroom teaching in the morning and ends when the evening activities are done. The student discipline after the evening activities, during the night and early morning is the responsibility of the camp counselors.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare in advance a week long curriculum (3 hours a day, 5 days a week) on the selected course. Courses currently offered are: Business, Drama, Journalism, Computer Skills, Career Orientation, Communication Skills, Leadership Skills and Creative Writing. Participate with suggestions for afternoon and evening games, activities, and classes during the preparatory stage of the camp. Teach the camp classes in such a way that the students are active participants in discussions, dialogues, and projects. Prepare the class for the Friday all camp presentations; make sure that each student has a role and speaks in front of the camp during the presentations. Keep a record and report to the Camp Leader (CL) and the Camp Director (CD) of students who are late or absent from classes, have inappropriate behavior, or show disrespect to others at the camp. Participate actively and supervise some afternoon and all evening activities, within the camp teams. Be a positive role model for the campers. Attend the scheduled staff meetings with the camp counselors and the CL and CD. Promote a sense of community within the class and across the camp by teaching and modeling cooperation, respect, and responsibility in the camp environment. Seek assistance when needed from colleagues, the Camp Leader, and the Camp Director. Other duties, as assigned by the Camp Director or the Camp Leader.
Compensation: Room, board and a stipend of 600 BGN for the duration of the camp.
Desired Skills and Experience: Excellent command of English; university diploma (or close to completion); expertise in the selected course; good interpersonal skills; good communication and leadership skills; previous teaching experience with students 14 – 18 years old – strongly desired.
Please send a resume/CV and a cover letter in a password - protected e - mail (send password in a separate e - mail!), indicating the course you would like to teach to Radosveta Miltcheva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acceptance of applications is on-going, review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.