ESF Camps

Technology Camp Minecraft Specialist/Teacher

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ESF Camps at Riverdale Country School
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Seasonal Full-Time

Position Summary

Minecraft Technology Specialist/Teachers is responsible for immersing campers in our exciting technology curriculum while guiding campers through the creative/design thinking process. In addition to constantly supervising campers, Technology Specialists/Teachers promote and actively participate in all camp activities, may lead recreational periods outside of class, provide a safe and fun learning environment, and serve as a positive role models for campers and counselors.

Position Scope Factors

Program Description(s):

  • Use Minecraft to learn how to design, build and explore 3D game adventures. At camp receive instruction in game design and a review of Redstone circuits. You'll use your creativity and fine-tune your problem-solving skills, as you navigate the various construction challenges working with Minecraft EDU. Work individually and in groups to maximize collaboration and decision-making as you face design challenges and build your very own Minecraft world. Friends and family will be invited to explore your 3D creation on the last day. No prior experience with Redstone is necessary. All skill levels are welcome.


A Technology Camp Specialist/Teacher teaches a minimum of 1 class but may also be considered to teach various programs at 1 or more locations.


Local teaching opportunities:

  • Bronx, NY at The Riverdale Country School
  • Greenwich, CT at Greenwich Academy

If you are interested in traveling to any of the locations listed below, ESF will provide hotel accommodations, mileage reimbursement, and a food stipend:

  • Haverford, PA at The Haverford School
  • Chestnut Hill, PA at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
  • Montgomery Springs, PA at Montgomery School
  • Newtown Square, PA at Episcopal Academy
  • Tinton Falls, NJ at Ranney School
  • Lawrenceville, NJ at The Lawrenceville School
  • Moorestown, NJ at Moorestown Middle School
  • Baltimore, MD at The Gilman School
  • North Bethesda, MD at The Georgetown Prep School

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Work daily in classrooms and cover multiple technology topics
  • Implement camp curriculum and organize/prepare daily lessons plans
  • Inspire campers to think creatively, critically, and innovatively
  • Empower campers to explore the world around them and solve real-life, practical issues
  • Impart your knowledge and expertise as an instructor, resource and guide
  • Lead campers in the learning process through the use of 21st century skills such as: innovation, creativity, communication, critical thinking, problem solving, ethical decision making, collaboration, teamwork, time management, empathy, and leadership
  • Use effective classroom management skills and create a fun environment where everyone feels included
  • Communicate effectively using clear, concise and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, families, peers and leadership 
  • Work effectively with fellow team members and collaborate on daily responsibilities
  • Provide oversight and instruction for your support counselors
  • Complete assigned paperwork
  • Serve as a positive role model to campers and counselors
  • Follow the ESF Code and maintain the ESF Look at all times
  • Exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and adhere to all company policies
  • Attend all required pre-camp trainings and submit necessary background check paperwork
  • Have fun!

Experience Requirements

  • Two, or more, years of classroom and/or camp experience (or comparable experience)
  • Previous experience using technology in a classroom Must have previous experience teaching children
  • The ability to quickly troubleshoot, and repair, simple PC/Technology problems and errors

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Teaching certification (preferred)

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to and takes direction from Major Camp leadership staff.  In addition, you may take direction from the Technology General Manager and other camp directors. May also take direction from, and is overall accountable to, the Site Director.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Ability to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of 35lbs
  • Endurance to work outside and on your feet for 6-8 hours per day
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations which may require running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and climbing stairs.
  • Good physical condition which enables candidate to execute all responsibilities associated with this position

ESF, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All candidates who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply!


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