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Spokane Read-a-Rama Summer Job Opportunity!

Do you love summer camp, books, and kids?! Camp Read-a-Rama is partnering with Americorps and the city of Spokane to host several students over a 7 week period this summer for Read-a-Rama. The job ad for Americorp is below (officially the job application window has closed, but Doc Martin said an exception can be made for interested parties!). Students can either work as a paid Americorp Volunteer, OR they can work this same job, but as a DFW with Dr. Michelle Martin. Information below!


Americorp Ad:


PROJECT OVERVIEW

VISTA Summer Associates spend ten weeks (June 11 - August 17, 2018) working with youth in Spokane County: coordinating summer learning, leading STEM and recreation activities for school-age children, distributing meals, and more! This is a full-time opportunity to gain and practice new skills, connect with people in your community, coordinate activities with partner agencies, and build up your resume. This year our Summer Associates will be hosted at four sites across Spokane County:

  • 6 at Spokane County Library District

  • 3 at Spokane Public Library

  • 3 at West Central Community Center

  • 2 at The Zone Project

BENEFITS

A week of training - Ongoing coaching & support - Ten weeks of experience working with youth! - A modest living allowance of $1,026 per month - Your choice of either an end-of-service cash stipend ($345) or a Summer Education Award ($1,252)



Read-a-Rama/DFW ad:



Seeking Spokane Camp Read-a-Rama Directed Field Work Student 2019


What? Youth Services Public Library Directed Field Work and Camp Read-a-Rama at Spokane County Library District

When? June 17- August 16 (training June 17-20)

Why? To help turn kids into passionate readers through fully-engaged off-the-chain-fun activities

Website: www.Read-a-Rama.org, www.scld.org

A few more details:

Looking for a comprehensive Directed Field Work Experience in Youth Services? Spokane County Library District is piloting a half-day Camp Read-a-Rama experience, with multiple weeks of programs at the North Spokane Library. Staff will run a half day camp for children ages 6-11, on Monday-Thursday, 9am-12pm and assist with other library summer learning activities.

Since 2001, Read-a-Rama has been helping kids “live books” by using Children’s Literature as the springboard for all programming. Each week features a theme and a corresponding book or set of books. Book-expanding experiences may include science and technology, games, cooking, drama, campcraft, nature activities, crafts, music and more.

Strong applicants will have had academic training in children’s literature (coursework in English, Library Science, Education, Art or other fields), a passion for reading and literature, previous experience and enthusiasm for working with children and/or previous camp experience, excellent people skills, lots of patience and openness to new ideas.

Also highly desirable are Red Cross First Aid & CPR, and song-leading/musical experience. Students of color and male applicants are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed until all positions are filled.

Interested DFW students may also qualify for a homestay with a local family.

For additional information or to apply, send application to both email addresses:

Dr. Michelle H. Martin, mhmarti@uw.edu, 206-221-5623;

Or Gwendolyn Haley, ghaley@scld.org, 509-893-8362 and Melanie Boerner, mboerner@scld.org, 509-893-8408

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