Camp Instructor – Full Time / Part Time

Join us to work with kids and aircraft at the Hiller Aviation Museum!

Aviation Camp instructors teach hands-on science- and flight-themed lessons to students Grades K-8 while working behind-the-scenes at a unique Museum located at one of California’s busiest small airports. Activities include leading hands-on science experiments and engineering challenges suitable for campers ages 5-10 or 10-12, building and flying simple model aircraft, completing fun flight simulations, working inside the cockpits of historic aircraft, building and programming small robots, using computer aided design and 3D printers and more.

Experience Requirements

Instructors must have experience working with elementary or middle-school children and good classroom management skills. Familiarity with aviation is a plus but not essential—good teachers comfortable teaching elementary science can readily learn the aerospace-specific content with the provided curriculum and training.  Instructor positions vary with enrollment.  Most instructors should expect to work 5-8 hours per day while Aviation Camp is in session, with occasional opportunities for weekend hours.  Most full-time instructor shifts last 8 AM – 4:30 PM.  Aviation Camp runs June 5 – September 1 with training June 2-4.  Applicants should have availability for at least eight weeks of the summer, or the entire period July 17 – August 11, in order to be considered.

Instructors are responsible for leading all Aviation Camp activities.  Instructors prepare lessons using provided curricula, materials, exhibits and other resources.  Instructors supervise elementary and middle-school aged campers during sign-in, sign-out and break times, lead lessons, and maintain a safe classroom environment at all times.

Instructor starting pay range is $20.00 – $22.00/hr depending on experience, education and any applicable certifications, with a $100/week bonus for availability July 17 – August 11.

How to Apply

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Include “Aviation Camp Position” in the subject line. Finalists for summer instructor positions will be required to present a demonstration lesson at the Museum during Spring/early Summer 2023 as part of their application process.  Candidates may be considered for both the Assistant and Instructor position simultaneously based on experience and staffing requirements.  More information is available on the Museum’s Aviation Camp web pages.

Apply today for a summer job you’ll never forget!