Jobs at Camp

Make an impact this summer!

The Museum of Life and Science is seeking to hire enthusiastic individuals ready to inspire a love of learning and foster an encouraging, fun environment for children in our community! Staff play a vital role in driving this camp culture, as their professionalism, creativity, and curiosity, offer empathetic support to the 2,500 PreK-8th grade children who attend our camps.

With this support, camp becomes a special time and place where children feel free from the pressure of school and the context of their usual friend groups. Camp friendships and experiences usually become intense, exciting, and often become core, defining memories for the campers who take part. The Museum of Life and Science Summer Camps is your opportunity to cultivate these camp stories, full of meaningful camper connections to each other and to science!

Be a part of the Camp Mission:

Provide campers with a meaningful and memorable experience of science, and to introduce science as a way of viewing the world.

The Museum of Life and Science Summer Camps aspire to show campers that science is not just something done in a remote white room with people wearing white lab coats. Science is something that all of us do every day! Camp Staff pose questions and encourage critical thinking among campers- a method to better understand and explore the world!

We’d love the opportunity to speak with you about how you might help us inspire curiosity this summer. Applications are now open!


The Camp Staff Experience

Both of our campuses in Durham and Chapel Hill boast multiple natural spaces, engaging exhibits, open play spaces, and designed play areas which offer endless opportunities for you to engage campers in activities that help them better understand themselves and their environments. Camp Staff have the opportunity to work at either location throughout the summer:

Museum Camp Dates: June 3 – August 16
Camp Curiosity (Chapel Hill) Dates: June 17 – August 2

Each week, you will lead a camp group of either 14 or 18 campers, through engaging activities that explore topics such as Building and Tinkering, Animal and Nature Exploration, or LEGO and Minecraft. These topics meet campers where their interests already are and act as vehicles for sparking curiosity. Your own science interests will also help build that excitement among your campers!

Each camp group has one Camp Educator, Camp Counselor, and Camp Volunteer that help support campers and the success of their camp week in various capacities. You will meet your teammates and camp leadership during important trainings, which are listed below. All trainings will be paid time, as we will dive into daily schedules, camp safety, community-building skills, and curriculum!


Important Training Dates:

  • Evening Training (virtual): May 7, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Camp Orientation (in-person): May 18 – 19
  • Topics Training (in-person): June 1 -2
  • Camp Curiosity Orientation (in-person): June 15
Make It
Mini Builders
Ooey Gooey Science

Hours and Pricing


Camp Hours: 9:00am – 3pm

Morning Dropoff: 8:30am- 8:50am

AM Care: 8am – 8:30am

Afternoon Pickup: 3pm– 3:30pm

PM Care: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Camp Prices

Members: $325/week
General Public: $355/week

AM care: $25/week
PM care: $45/week
Lunch*: $50/week (Not available at Camp Curiosity)

* Lunch is only available at the Durham Museum Camp

Rangers in Training