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Holiday camps - we are hiring!

Hours: 8:15 – 17:15. 40-45 hours per week. Monday – Friday

April Camps:

Camp 1:  18th – 22nd April 2022

Camp 2: 25th – 29th April 2022 

Summer Camps:

Camp 1: 11-15th July 2022

Camp 2: 25th – 29th July 2022

Camp 3: 8 – 12th August 2022
Camp 4: 15th – 19th August 2022

Autumn Camps:

Camp 1: 10th – 14th October 2022

Camp 2: TBC

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Currently hiring!

Holiday Camp Leader

Job Description 

To facilitate exciting, energetic, unforgettable science and sports camps for up to 20 children aged 5-11 years old. The camps take place in Wollishofen, Zurich and camp leaders need to be available from 8:30 – 17:15, Monday – Friday during school holidays. Camp training will be provided.

 

The ideal candidate will be a teacher who is looking for additional work during holidays or someone with teaching qualifications and experience leading groups of 5-11 year olds. Position involves planning and running sporting activities and running pre-planned science / craft activities as well as leading circle time.

Essential Requirements:

  • Teaching qualification

  • Experience and confidence in leading groups of children aged 5-11 years.

  • First aid qualified.

  • Kind, caring, positive attitude.

  • Able to manage children and help them solve problems in a kind and effective way.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills to talk to parents, children and other staff.

  • Fluent in English (essential) and German (ideally).

  • Clear criminal background check

  • Swiss working permit or Swiss National

Successful candidates will also be:

Responsible - able to conduct workshops safely and efficiently.

Reliable - always on time, always prepared.

Adaptable - able to adjust to every environment, group type and child.

Professional - comfortable communicating with parents and colleagues.

Flexible - in terms of schedules and workloads.

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Currently hiring!

Holiday Camp Assistant 

Job Description 

We are currently looking for an energetic, enthusiastic camp assistant to help the camp leaders deliver science workshops, sports activities and facilitate a happy and nurturing environment for the children at our camps.

Camp assistants will help to facilitate the smooth running of the camp in terms of caring for the children. This includes helping to assist the science and sport workshops, supervising the children on the playground, getting children ready for activities, preparing lunch and snacks, supervising children on trips and contributing to the general care and wellbeing of all children at camp.

The ideal candidate will be a role model, will have a proactive approach to ease the workload of the camp leaders and help to provide an unforgettable and fantastic camp experience for the children.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Kind, caring, positive attitude.

  • Able to help children solve problems in a kind and effective way.

  • Enthusiasm to work with groups of children aged 5-11 years.

  • Clear criminal background check

  • Fluent in English (essential) and German.

  • Swiss working permit or Swiss National

 

Successful candidates will also be:

Responsible - able to conduct workshops safely and efficiently.

Reliable - always on time, always prepared.

Adaptable - able to adjust to every environment, group type and child.

Professional - comfortable communicating with parents and colleagues.

Flexible - in terms of schedules and workloads.

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Hiring Now!

Sports Coach

Job Description:

To lead active and engaging sports and games at our Science and Sport camps to develop teamwork and new skills with the overall aim of ensuring the children have an unforgettable and fantastic camp experience. Confident in leading and engaging groups of between 12-20 children aged 5-11 years in fun warm-ups, and skill development for various sports. The emphasis is on having fun and getting active with games.  Such things may include but are not limited to archery, football, tag rugby, fitness, dance, basic gymnastics, swimming, SUP, field hockey badminton, tennis.

Outside of the sports coaching you will be helping to facilitate the smooth running of the rest of the camp in terms of caring for the children. This includes helping to assist the science workshops, supervising the children on the playground, helping with lunch and snacks, taking children on trips and contributing to the general care and wellbeing of all children at camp.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Sports coaching qualification

  • Kind, caring, positive attitude.

  • Experience and confidence in leading groups of children aged 5-11 years in their specialist area.

  • Able to manage children and help them solve problems in a kind and effective way.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills to talk to parents, children and other staff.

  • Clear criminal background check.

  • Fluent in English (essential) and German.

  • First aid certificate

 

Successful candidates will also be:

Responsible - able to conduct workshops safely and efficiently.

Reliable - always on time, always prepared.

Adaptable - able to adjust to every environment, group type and child.

Professional - comfortable communicating with parents and colleagues.

Flexible - in terms of schedules and workloads.

Join our Team!

If you are passionate about working with children in an exciting, fulfilling environment and enjoy entertaining and educating children then this is your chance to become a Spark Science Scientist!

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Lead Party and Workshop Presenters

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Job Vacancies - Parties

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Currently Hiring!

Lead Party / Workshop Presenter

Essential requirements:

  • Willing and able to drive to party location.

  • Able to communicate in English and German.

  • Able to pick up equipment prior to party in Zurich, 8038.

  • Able to prioritize safety and able to entertain and manage a group of children effectively.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead science birthday parties at the customers' home / venue safely.

  • Entertain and engage a group of between 10-18 children.

  • Set up and clean up before and after the party.

Location: Across the Zurich area

Time: 10:00-12:00/12:30 or 14:00 - 15:30/16:00

Days: Saturday and Sunday. Occasionally Wednesday

Compensation:

  • 2-2.5 hours per party

  • Mileage reimbursement​

Training: Before you go alone to any party you will be fully trained on the party theme and procedures. Training is unpaid at the start.

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Currently hiring

Party / Workshop Assistant 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist lead presenter at birthday parties / workshops

  • Help to ensure the safety, happiness and welfare of all children at the party.

  • Assist the set up and clean up.

  • Help with translation and delivery.

  • Must speak German (ideally Swiss German)

Location: Across the Zurich area

Time: 10:00-12:00/12:30 or 14:00 - 15:30/16:00

Days: Saturday and Sunday. Occasionally Wednesday.

Compensation: 2-2.5 hours per party

Interview Process for Lead Presenters

Please note: All candidates must be willing to obtain a criminal record check before working for Spark Science. This costs around 25CHF and can be obtained at the post office.

  • Application form review

  • Video call

  • Meet in person for an informal chat

  • Assist at a party - working interview

  • Training

  • Co-lead a party (Paid as an assistant)

  • Training

  • Lead a party 1

  • Training

  • Lead a party without assistance.

Ideally, we are looking for people who can do lead parties and camps. This means we can offer you more work.

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