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Now Hiring History Camp Instructor

Dates of Position: June 7 – July 30


Pay Rate: $15/hr for Bachelor’s degree, $18/hr for Master’s degree


Hours: Various – Generally 8:30 – 5:00 Monday – Friday (FT seasonal). No evening or weekend hours. Hours may vary based on number of camps running each week.


Job Description: This opportunity is for someone great with kids and with a passion for history. These camps take place in an historic home, with one of SAA’s top missions being to preserve the home. The instructor will be expected to teach various historical topics for up to 12 campers per camp [COVID-19 dependent], update the curator on needs for the camp, camp prep before morning and afternoon sessions, and post-camp clean up.

Past History Camps: Civil War Encampment, Archaeology, Life in the 19th Century, Historical Sewing, Historical Cooking (Some of these will be cycled out in 2021 with new topics added – ability to switch between various topics and skill sets is a plus)


Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in History, Education, or related field is preferred, experience working with children (3rd grade – high school)


Time Commitment Requirements: We do request someone who can commit to camps during June and July for all time slots that have camps. If there is a conflict for any of the times listed, but you are still interested in the position, please contact the curator to discuss other possibilities.


How to Apply: Please send your resume and availability to the Curator, Sarah Adams, at

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