Science-U Curriculum Mentor

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Office of Science Outreach
Full/Part Time:


The Office of Science Outreach in the Eberly College of Science is currently seeking enthusiastic applicants for Curriculum Mentors for the Science-U summer science camp program to engage and educate K-12 youth in a high energy, hands-on science setting at University Park, PA. Applicants must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be prepared to fulfill all job duties related to the Curriculum Mentor position, which include: delivering science content to K-12 children, leading laboratory or field activities to facilitate development of science inquiry skills, managing camper safety, and other duties as assigned. Requirements: demonstrated success with and enthusiasm for working with K-12 students, excellent interpersonal, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, experience working with children, and the ability to multi-task and learn on-the-job. Must be a proactive self-starter with willingness to adapt to changing position requirements. Reliability and flexible schedule (including weekend hours and possibly evenings during the months of June and July) are essential. First Aid/CPR certification preferred. Remuneration: Hourly wage and any relevant overtime pay for each of the camps you mentor. For complete position description, please go to Science-U employment website. Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a cover letter with a statement of teaching/outreach experience and a resume. Applicants must supply the names and contact information for at least two references in their cover letter or resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088