Science-U Summer Staff

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 wage positions in the Science-U summer science camp program. Successful applicants will contribute to creating high-energy, hands-on science experiences for our campers during the camp season on the University Park, PA campus. Applicants must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be prepared to fulfill all job duties related to one or more specific positions, including: Lab Coordinators - responsible for organizing materials and supplies, preparing and implementing experiments, conducting inventory and clean-up, and other duties as assigned; Summer Program Assistants - responsible for assisting the administrative team in preparing materials for opening and closing ceremonies, maintaining various databases, assisting with marketing efforts such as the Science-U newsletter, providing on-site assistance at all camps, and other duties as assigned; Extended Care Mentors - responsible for supervising campers in morning and afternoon extended care hours. 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 possible evenings during the months of June and July) are essential. First Aid/CPR certification preferred. Hourly rates will be determined based on position and experience. For complete position descriptions, please go to Science-U employment website. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a cover letter with a statement of relevant experience and a resume. Applicants must supply the names and contact information for at least two references in their cover letter or resume. 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