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OrganizationChristy Perkins
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineJune 15, 2018
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range $12/hr


Sprout Camp Assistant

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

About Our Sprout Camp:

Campers (age 3 – risking K) spend their days at our lush 10-acre campus, visiting the garden, observing the natural wonders of the world, and making new friends. Campers see the vivid colors of produce ripening in the garden that they help to grow themselves, discover new tastes and fragrances while picking and preparing fresh fruits and veggies, and listen carefully for the sounds of the birds and insects. They also discover the joy of dirty hands and get to know animal habitats. We keep it simple and make big discoveries in the wide world. Campers will explore topics in zoology, botany, art, and geography. Staff members offer the gentle guidance that comes from years of experience being with children in the outdoors.

About the Position:

Camp is held Monday-Friday, June 11- August 10 (*no camp on July 4th). This position would arrive at 7:45 AM and complete the day at 3:45 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 Sprout Camp Assistant is responsible for (but not limited to) the following duties:

– Assisting with the facilitation of the daily camp activities, including exploration in the garden, observing wildlife, and classroom time with natural materials

– Monitoring of the playground and meal times to ensure safety

– Supervising campers ages 3-4 in the nap room in the afternoon

– Developing sound relationships with all campers

– Assisting with supervision during morning drop-off

– Ensuring group transitions happen safely and effectively

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

– Maintaining accurate records of participant attendance during parent drop-off and pick-up periods

– 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.

– Strong classroom management skills.

– Experience working with children.

– Must have a desire to work in the gardens and a love for the outdoors.

– 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.