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Apply to be a Campus Field Trip Leader!

Posted May 21st, 2012 by staff

Do you like working with kids? Want a job on campus? Apply to be a Campus Field Trip Leader!

Job Description: Student will lead K-12 students during their sponsored field trips to OSU, provide campus tours and work with the Precollege Programs Coordinator to organize activities for the groups. Schedule permitting assistance with the actual visit to OSU will be required.  When there are no groups, the student will do light office work assisting the Office of Precollege Programs and other youth outreach programs.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Providing campus tours to visiting school and community groups, escorting groups to activities/presentations and answering applicable questions.
  • Acting as an ambassador and representative for both OSU and Precollege Programs.
  • Working in the office, creating information packets for groups, assisting with advertising opportunities, helping with mailings and other organizational tasks.
  • Assisting other precollege programs at events and in the office.
  • Being flexible to do a variety of tasks that may arise, with a schedule that might change week-to-week.

Job Qualifications: Must have experience working with youth, especially middle school students, and have demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to lead large groups.  Students should be able to effectively communicate with K-12 students, as well as teachers and faculty.  Should be self-directed and motivated individuals who are able to adapt to changing circumstances.  The job also requires extensive walking, familiarity with campus, and a flexible schedule.  Spanish language skills are a plus.

Department: Precollege Programs – Supervisor: Katie Neiert – Dates: Academic Year 2012-13

Please email cover letter describing why you are interested in and qualified for this position. Also attach resume with 2-3 professional references and an unofficial transcript. If chosen for an interview, you will be required to submit your fall class schedule.

Email all materials to by Friday, June 8th.

One Response to “Apply to be a Campus Field Trip Leader!”

  1. Samantha Lathrop Says:

    To Whom It May Concern

    What an amazing opportunity for the employees and the children! I am inquiring about the advertised position for a Field Trip Leader! As a biological science and education undergraduate, I have been seeking just such an opportunity to combine my two passions: science and children!
    I am currently employed in the Science Resource Center of Lane Community College in Eugene, tutoring for: biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and the botanical sciences; however, my background as a teacher’s assistant for Westside Elementary School in Hood River (which included helping institute a science-related curriculum appropriate to grade level) and experience directing K-5 summer camps has provided me with a foundation of educational work both rewarding and beneficial to myself and the children for whom I have had the pleasure of working. For over six months now, I have volunteered in the pediatric unit of Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital in Springfield, along with my participation in the Big Brother, Big Sister program.
    In mid-July, I will be relocating to Albany/Corvallis to continue my education at Oregon State University, and sincerely hope you can help afford me the chance to share my talent and enthusiasm with your team! Although the application deadline was June 8th, I would be ecstatic to get the chance to apply! Thank you for your time and consideration!

    Kind Regards,

    Samantha Lathrop