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Posted: 04/11/2014

Morven Park

Inspired by the life of Virginia Gov. Westmoreland Davis, Morven Park preserves and advances the ideals of civic responsibility, sustainable agriculture, and enhancement of life in rural Virginia. Morven Park seeks to accomplish this through educational and recreational programming that utilizes its historic buildings and museums as well as its 1,000 acres of open space including woodlands, a teaching farm, and a sports & equestrian complex.

Summer Camp Counselor
Professional Opportunity
Leesburg, VA
$11.50/ hour


Employment in the Education Department at Morven Park exposes individuals to the many aspects of museum education and program development.  Through hands-on experiences with Summer KaMPs (Kids at Morven Park), Counselors learn valuable leadership and programming skills.  Counselors work closely with Education Department staff, gaining increased awareness of the operations of a historic site and experience working at a non-profit recreational facility. 



Counselors are responsible for the following objectives:

·         Attend a paid training day to become familiar with Morven Park programs, facilities and procedures.

·         Serve as a Summer KaMP (Kids at Morven Park) counselor for Morven Parks three summer KaMPs.  

·         Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all KaMPers.



 Counselors must be 18 years or older, a high school graduate and should be interested in one of the following fields: History, American Studies, Education, Agriculture, Biology, Sports Management, Museum Studies or Public History.  The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

·         Self-motivated with an outstanding work ethic

·         Experience working with children

·         Ability to work successfully in a team environment

·         Enthusiastic and willing to learn

·         Strong public speaking ability

·         Ability to think on your feet and adapt to changing environments


Required Time Commitment

June 19- Training, 6 hours

June 23-27- Summer Fun KaMP Session One, approximately 40 hours

July 7-11- Summer Fun KaMP Session Two, approximately 40 hours

July 21-25- Outdoor Adventures KaMP, approximately 40 hours

July 28- Summer Debrief, 3 hours


Each counselor will be paid an hourly rate of $11.50 / hour.  Each work day is from 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday Friday, with different hours possible for training and debriefing.  Counselors are expected to provide their own meals and transportation. 

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How to apply
To apply, send a resume, cover letter and three references to: Jackie Wright Manager of Public Programs Morven Park P.O. Box 6228 Leesburg, VA 20178 jwright@morvenpark.org Applications must be received by May 1, 2014. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
Jackie Wright
PO Box 6228
Leesburg, VA 20178

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