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OrganizationChristy Perkins
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineJune 8, 2018
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$12/hr


SEED Camp Assistant

Mountaintop Montessori, a private independent school, is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill a seasonal, full-time position in our SEED summer camp.

About Our SEED Camp:

Campers (rising 1st-6th grade) spend their days at our lush 10-acre campus or on field trips to local watering holes, farms, and wooded areas, so campers can get up close and personal with local soil, streams, fields, and forests. Campers enjoy some sunshine while working in our gardens to grow fresh fruits and veggies, and then learn how to cook their harvested crops in our professional kitchen. With crafts, outdoor games, and an entire ecology classroom to explore, every day offers a new adventure! Campers learn about chicken care with our on-site feathered friends, how to investigate signs left by garden critters, the different properties of plants, and where to find the best wading spots!

About the Position:

Camp is held Monday-Friday, June 11- August 10 (*no camp on July 4th). This position would arrive at 7:30 AM and complete the day at 3:30 PM. The selected candidate is expected to commit to the full summer season, including the following training dates: May 31st and June 2nd.

Pay: $12.00/hr

The SEED Camp Assistant is responsible for (but not limited to) the following duties:

– Assisting with the facilitation of the daily camp activities in the ecology classroom under the guidance of a lead teacher

– Assisting with the supervision of two field trips per week to natural areas in the community

– Monitoring of the playground and meal times to ensure safety

– Serving afternoon snack

– Developing sound relationships with all campers

– Assisting with the Before-Camp care supervision during morning drop-off

– Ensuring group transitions happen safely and effectively

– Maintaining appropriate camper-to-staff ratios at all times

– Assisting the campers in maintaining a clean environment

– Must follow all Mountaintop Montessori policies and procedures, as well as all Virginia Department of Social Services licensing standards


– As a condition of employment, a criminal background check and fingerprinting are required.

– Must have a strong love for the outdoors, a desire to work in the gardens, and a desire to supervise weekly field trips to natural locations.

– Strong classroom management skills.

– Experience working with children.

– Must have the ability to manage camper safety while campers use kitchen appliances and utensils.

– Must have regular, reliable, predictable attendance in performance of essential job functions.

– Ability to work effectively with parents, co-workers, and diverse communities.

– Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills, initiative, creativity, and flexibility, including the ability to evaluate and make changes as necessary to ensure a successful program experience.

– First Aid/CPR certification is preferred but will train on June 2nd if not already trained.

Interested applicants should e-mail a résumé to Shelby Snedeker, Director of Camps and Afterschool Programs:

We offer:

Competitive salary
Professional development opportunities
A supportive and respectful work environment

Mountaintop Montessori provides the greater Charlottesville community with an exceptional and authentic Montessori education, serving children and families from infancy through adolescence. Our campus is home to year-round programming in which children thrive through experiential learning, interactions with the natural world, and collaborative discovery.

Mountaintop Montessori provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mountaintop Montessori complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.