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Teen Play Leaders

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Program Mission Statement: The mission of the Teen Play Leader is to inspire, train, and engage teen students to prepare them for future careers in museums and education.

Special Summer 2017 Program Information:  The 2017 Teen Play Leaders will have the unique opportunity to be docents for a blockbuster traveling exhibit, Math Alive, and engage with families in a Glazer Children’s Museum exclusive program called Pop Art.

Applications Now Open!  Interested teens should email an essay, no longer than one page, on why they want to be a Teen Play Leader at the Glazer Children’s Museum.  Email Kerry Falwell at kfalwell@glazermuseum.org.

LEAD

  • Play with groups and/or families visiting the museum
  • Enthusiastically interpret exhibits
  • Lend a hand with prepping and delivering of daily programs and special events
  • Work with peers and education staff with on-the-floor activities
  • Help out with clerical/office work

SUCCEED

  • Enjoy playing with children ages 0-10
  • Have a warm and adventurous personality that shows pride in your accomplishments
  • Show kindness, confidence, and cheer
  • Be reliable and punctual
  • Stretch your creative muscles
  • Explore something new every day
  • Be curious
  • Have fun!

LEARN

  • Allow your creativity and confidence to shine
  • Build teamwork, communication and leadership skills
  • Learn the basics of early childhood theory and education
  • A unique opportunity to gain work experience
  • Build a community service record
  • Meet and hear from Tampa’s best non-profits

Requirements:

Must be ages 14-17

Minimum Hours:

  • 15 hours per week
  • 7 weeks
  • 105 hours total

Biweekly Training: Play Leaders will meet every other week to reflect on their experiences and discuss lessons learned like tools for overcoming challenges and leadership skills. Teens will also receive training on basic early childhood education topics, hear guest speakers from community partners, and presentations from GCM staff on Museum careers.

(Dates based on Hillsborough County school calendar.)

Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

Interview Week: May 22 – 25, 2017

Orientation: May 30, 2017

Start Date: May 31, 2017

End Date: August 4, 2017

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