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Summer Camp Counselors at Glencairn Museum

12 Mar 2024 2:23 PM | Amy Glenn

Job Description

Glencairn Museum is seeking seasonal summer camp counselors to join us for summer camp from June 10 – July 19, 2024. Successful candidates will demonstrate a passion for and ability to create a positive, safe, and fun environment for children, engage children through the interpretation of material objects, and work collaboratively with other staff.

Glencairn Museum is part of the Academy of the New Church and is affiliated with the General Church of the New Jerusalem (, a Christian denomination based on the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg. The mission of Glencairn Museum is to engage a diverse audience with the common human endeavor to find higher meaning and purpose in our lives. This is achieved by recognizing universal spiritual concepts expressed in religious beliefs and practices around the world—past and present—through the interpretation of art, artifacts, and other cultural expressions of faith. A special focus of the Museum is to preserve and interpret art and artifacts that illustrate New Church beliefs and practices.

Glencairn is seeking applicants who are committed to the Museum’s mission and values. For more information about Glencairn Museum and its mission, please visit


  • $15.00 per hour, 148 hours
  • Hours vary from 8-30 hours per week
  • Seasonal, no benefits
  • Reports to Educational Programs Manager


  • Supervising campers ages 8-13 with a 1:5 ratio of counselors to campers.
  • Leading all camp activities including craft projects, baking, outdoor games and activities, theater elements, small group check-ins, etc.
  • Knowing and enacting all Glencairn Museum operational, safety, and emergency policies.
  • Working independently and collaboratively with other counselors and wider Museum staff.

Personal and Professional Requirements

  • Employees of Glencairn Museum are expected to uphold the mission, principles, and policies of the Academy of the New Church; support the mission of Glencairn Museum; and follow all Museum policies and guidelines.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Previous experience as a camp counselor or related field preferred.
  • Passion and enthusiasm for education through material objects.
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills, including ability to engage students and communicate information clearly, carefully, and accurately.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, while also being self-motivated and self-sufficient on individual projects.
  • Ability to follow instructions and consistently follow through on tasks.
  • Ability to master breadth of content.
  • Ability to maintain a calm presence.
  • Ability to maintain a clean and organized workspace, and a courteous and respectful demeanor.
  • Flexibility and adaptability when engaging children with objects, ultimately creating a positive experience for all children. 
  • Strong organizational skills while demonstrating the ability to remain fluid and flexible.
  • Ability to move and carry educational materials to setup and deliver programming.
  • Position will require application for Pennsylvania background checks (fees covered by Glencairn Museum) including:
    • Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance
    • Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check
    • Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI)

How to Apply

An important part of our interview process is understanding why this position and our mission particularly resonated with you, so even if you feel that you don't check every box or meet every requirement above, please still consider applying. Applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter including a discussion of their interest in and ability to contribute to Glencairn Museum’s mission through our Summer Camp program, and contact information for two references to Amy Glenn at The application deadline is March 31, 2024.

Contact Person

Amy Glenn

Educational Programs Manager


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