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Company & Mission

Emagination is a leading national operator of summer technology camp programs for children ages 8-18. Our mission is to educate, entertain and help develop healthy kids & teens.

Why Join Team Emagination?
We pay you, house you, feed you, train you, support you and help you develop new
skills.

You will learn teaching skills, technical skills, communications skills, time
management, child behavior and teamwork.

You may qualify for a paid internship and/or college credit.

You will have fun and make new friends and contacts with like-minded people.

You get to explore some of the best cities in America.

You will make a difference in the lives of kids who love technology.

The experience is very rewarding. Hear what Adam had to say about his summer at
Emagination. A note from Adam.

You will add an impressive credential to your resume. Employers know and
appreciate the value of a summer at camp.


Core Computer Camp Program
Emagination's Computer Camp program blends technology learning with an abundance of fun summer camp activities.


Positions are available for Technology Counselors, Recreation Counselors,
Network Administrators and camp leadership staff.


Specialty Program
Emagination Game Design Camp
Emagination delivers an intensive two-week program for teens ages 15-18 who are serious about learning the video game design and development process as it is practiced in the industry today.


Positions are available for Instructors and Program Director.

Camp Locations
Summer staff live and work on college campuses near:

Atlanta Mercer University in Atlanta
Boston Bentley University in Waltham
Chicago Lake Forest College in Lake Forest
New York City Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut
Philadelphia Rosemont College in Rosemont

Summer Staff Lead the Way
Emagination's team of counselors and leaders are the most important ingredient in achieving the mission. Great counselors and leaders make the camper experience one of exploration, learning, fun and personal growth.

What Does it Take to Join the Team?

You need to have a passion for technology, enjoy being with kids and want to teach,
lead and have fun.

You need to be a positive person who is enthusiastic, hardworking and flexible.

You need to be energetic with stamina because working with kids is challenging and
the schedule is rigorous.

You need to have some of the skills needed to successfully deliver our programs.

You need to be at least 18 and have graduated high school.

You need to be able to get yourself to/from the campus location
where you will work
(we pick up/drop off at nearby airports/terminals).

You need to be willing to live on campus for the duration of your employment.

What Skills Do I Need?
For Computer Camp

If you have skills and experience with one or more of the tech topics and software
listed below, you may qualify to be a Technology Counselor.

Creating Digital Art using Flash®, Maya®, 3ds Max®, Photoshop®, Acid Xpress

Designing Video Games using Neverwinter Nights,
Flash, Game Maker, Warcraft III Editor, GameSalad, XNA, Unreal Development Kit


Web Design using Notepad, HTML, FrontPage, PhotoShop®, PHP, CSS, AJAX

Programming using Java, C++, Game Maker

Creating iApps using Objective C and Cocoa

Robotics using the Boe-Bot from Parrallax, OWI Robotic Arm

Radio-Controlled Cars using Tamiya or Traxxas brands

Networks using Windows 7, Windows Server, Linux

If you have skills and experience in sports and recreation you may qualify to be a
Recreation Counselor or Program Coordinator.


If you have experience working with large groups of children and you have
leadership and administrative skills you may qualify to be an Assistant Camp
Director, Program Coordinator or Leadership Program Coordinator.

If you have experience managing a team and working with large groups of children
and you possess strong leadership, organization and administrative skills, you may
qualify to be a Camp Director.

For Game Design Camp


If you have experience on a game development project or you have studied game
design as an undergraduate or graduate student and you are proficient with 3ds
Max® and/or Maya® and you are willing to learn Unreal Development Kit from the Epic Games, you may
qualify to be an Instructor. If you also have prior management and administrative
experience working with students you may qualify to be Program Director.

For Network Administrator Positions
If you want to join us as a Network Associate or Network Administrator, you are
knowledgeable about the workings and components of local area networks. If VLAN,
DMZ, Router, Switch, WINS, DNS, Firewall, BDC, TCP, DHCP Scope, Active Directory
and client imaging are part of your vocabulary we may have the best summer job
ever for you. Interested? Take this quick Questionnaire and we will let you know if
you have the technical qualifications to apply for the position.

How Does Emagination Support Me?
Pre-camp Training

Online training modules to help you prepare prior to arrival at camp.

At camp we spend several days in training before campers arrive.

Learn the details of delivering our program.

Learn teaching skills and classroom management.

Practice your curriculums.

Learn camper behavior management, safety and emergency procedures.

Get to know your teammates.

Ask questions and get answers!

Ongoing support

Emagination' leadership staff help you be the best you can be.

Emaginationís corporate staff visit all camps providing support
and ensuring that we deliver an excellent camp experience for campers.

Transportation Assistance

We pick you up and drop you off at the airport or other transportation terminals.

Healthcare

The Massachusetts camp has a nurse and the other camps have health
supervisors to assist with meds and minor medical issues.

How do I Learn More?

Tour the web site. Contact jobs@computercamps.com. Call toll free 877-248-0206.

How do I Apply?

Apply Online. New staff applicants will view a short slide show that describes working at Emagination then it's on to completing the application which takes about 45 minutes. We will get back to you within one week.

Position Descriptions


Emagination Computer Camps

Emagination Game Design Camp
Technology Counselor

Instructors

Recreation Counselor Program Director
Program Coordinator

 

Leadership Program Coordinator  
Network Associate  
Network Administrator  
Assistant Camp Director  
Camp Director  
Office Manager - Massachusetts  

Emagination Computer Camps
Technology Counselor
If you have tech skills and like working with kids we have the best summer job ever! Technology Counselors teach at least two of Emagination's over 20 Tech Workshop offerings. You also supervise campers and participate in fun camp activities. Qualified candidates have knowledge of the tech topic and are proficient with the software. Please review our Tech Workshops descriptions as well as the following list of general topics and software to determine if you qualify.

Creating Digital Art using Flash®, Maya®, 3ds Max®, Photoshop®, Acid Xpress

Designing Video Games using Neverwinter Nights,
Flash, Game Maker, Warcraft III Editor, GameSalad, XNA, Unreal Development Kit


Web Design using Notepad, HTML, FrontPage, PhotoShop®, PHP, CSS, AJAX

Programming using Java, C++, Game Maker

Creating iApps using Objective C and Cocoa

Robotics using the Boe-Bot from Parrallax, OWI Robotic Arm

Radio-Controlled Cars using Tamiya or Traxxas brands

Networks using Windows 7, Windows Server, Linux

Recreation Counselor
Whether you like tennis, drama, soccer, swimming or just being outside in the summer sun, we have opportunities for you. Recreation counselors lead large and small group games and activities and are eager to share a passion for recreation with campers and motivate them to explore new activities that will benefit their bodies and minds.

Program Coordinator
Emagination is much more than technology! The Program Coordinator is responsible for delivering the benefits of a traditional camp summer experience by planning and managing Emagination's recreation program, evening program, weekend activities and daily rituals. The position requires experience planning and executing both small and large group activities for children and you should be enthusiastic about group games and being outdoors. Program Coordinators may also lead one to two workshops daily, supervise campers and participate in program activities and weekend activities.

Leadership Program Coordinator
The Leadership Program Coordinator overseas Emagination's special program for older campers who have applied and been accepted to become what we call Program Assistants (PA's). The Leadership Program Coordinator is responsible for hosting training sessions, coordinating mentors and acting as a positive role model for participants in this program. Prior experience working with teens is preferred. The Leadership Program Coordinator also leads two to three workshops daily, supervises campers and participates in program activities and weekend activities.

Network Associate
Network Associates work with the Network Administrator as well as Emagination's corporate Director of Information Technology and the host campus IT staff to set-up a mission critical network. You should have experience with Windows environments and general networking knowledge. If you don't mind periodic late hours and hard work you will get hands on experience setting up and wiring computer labs, maintaining and troubleshooting the network. A summer at Emagination is an opportunity to earn internship credit while gaining real-world experience! Network Associates also lead one to two workshops daily, supervise campers and participate in program activities and weekend activities.

Interested? Take this quick Questionnaire and we will let you know if you have the technical qualifications to apply for the position.

Network Administrator
Network Administrators work with Emagination's Corporate Director of Information Technology and the host campus IT staff to set up and maintain a network of 30-130 computers. If you want to work in a time sensitive and mission critical environment, and you don't mind periodic late hours and hard work, then Emagination is for you. The position is an excellent opportunity to earn internship credit while gaining real-world experience.

Qualified candidates:
Are competent to set up, maintain and administer a computer network including
server, router, switch and cabling.

Have experience in a client/server environment using Microsoft network operating systems (NT, 2000, 2003)
and Windows 7.

Are able to configure a firewall, DNS server, WINS server, DHCP server and VPN
using PPTP or IPSEC.

Have knowledge of VLAN technology and architecture.

Have experience and competency with Norton Ghost imaging software.

Depending on campus location and network complexity, Network Administrators may also lead one to two workshops daily, supervise campers and participate in program activities and weekend activities.

Interested? Take this quick Questionnaire and we will let you know if you have the technical qualifications to apply for the position.

Assistant Camp Director
Work with the Camp Director in leading and coordinating all aspects of camp. Help ensure the successful and high quality operation of our camp such that campers are safe and they are happy with our program including its counselors, workshops, recreation activities, weekend activities and accommodations. The position requires prior administrative and supervisory experience in an organized camp or similar program for children. You should be very well organized and enjoy solving problems and interacting with both campers and parents. Assistant Directors may also lead one to two workshops daily, supervise campers and participate in program activities and weekend activities.

Camp Director
Many camp professionals wonder if a technology camp is really able to provide children with the benefits of traditional summer camp? The answer is yes! And we encourage you to find out for yourself at Emagination. As Camp Director, you will manage a team of young adults in the delivery of a camp program for technology-centric children that balances technology learning with an abundance of traditional summer camp activities. Your responsibility is to create an environment for campers and staff that encourages creativity, personal development, social development, self-confidence and independence. You must have prior experience managing a camp or similar program for children and possess very strong leadership, management, organization and administrative skills.

Office Manager - Massachusetts
The Office Manager facilitates the smooth and efficient running of our summer camp office at our Bentley College camp in Waltham, Massachusetts.

The Office Manager's primary responsibilities include providing general administrative support for the Camp Director, including answering a busy phone, replying to daily emails, tracking expenses and direct interfacing with campers, families and staff. Qualified applicants should have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel); and organizational skills. Good problem solving skills, and an ability to positively represent Emagination Computer Camps to campers, families and staff in a busy but relaxed working environment is required.


Emagination Game Design Program
Instructors
Instructors teach game design skills using Emagination's curriculum and manage and guide development teams as the students build a playable game that they present to a panel of game industry experts. Students in this pre-college program are introduced to all aspects of the game design industry, tour a game development company and work on a team to build a game with original scripting, art work, music and sounds. Qualified candidates should have an educational background in game design or prior involvement in a game design/development project. You must enjoy working with teens and prior experience with teens is a plus. You must be proficient in using 3ds Max and Maya from AutoDesk and be willing to learn Unreal Development Kit from the Epic Games. The work is intensive and the hours are long so you need to be passionate about designing games.

Program Director
The Program Director is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Emagination Game Design program. You will guide a team of instructors as they deliver the curriculum and you will contribute to classroom instruction and assist in managing the student teams as they build their game. In addition, the Program Director is responsible for managing student and staff behavior, coordinating the tour of a game company and hosting evening speakers and our expert panel on the last day of the program. You should have prior involvement in a game design/development project, prior administrative experience and experience working with students.



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