Summer Camp The Discovery Center Binghamton

Summer Camp Lead Teacher

Position Description/Responsibilities
The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier seeks a Lead Teacher for our Discovery Kids Summer Camp Program. Teachers will be responsible for preparing and delivering quality instruction and programming, supervising campers, preparing lesson plans and supply lists, communicating with parents regarding campers’ experiences, maintaining licensing standards and rules, and supporting the Education Director and staff to improve health, safety, and happiness of campers. The ideal candidate will be creative, have an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, have superior problem-solving skills and the ability to relate with campers, staff, and parents.

Required Skills/Experience

  • Associate’s degree in Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education,
    Recreation or a related field


  • School-age child care credential or other office recognized credential specific to the
    school-age developmental period AND one year experience working with children less
    than 13 years of age


  • High School Diploma or its equivalent AND two years direct experience working with
    children less than 13 years of age

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in an Education field
  • 5+ years of experience in working with children
  • Camp employment experience


  • $13.60/hour


  • Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-5:30PM (June 27th – August 26th) – flexible schedule! Additional hours may be available. This position is nonexempt and reports to the Director of Education

Application Information

  • Please send an updated resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references to:


The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier


Monday – Friday: 10AM – 3PM
Saturday: 10AM – 5PM
Sunday: 1:30PM – 5PM
1st & 3rd Fridays: 4PM – 7PM

The Story Garden is open everyday from dawn to dusk.


60 Morgan Road
Binghamton, NY 13903

Phone: 607-773-8661
Fax: 607-773-8019

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