Brooklyn Public Library seeks a Coordinator, Youth Education Initiatives to serve as the summer camp director for Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP), and to support programs and services systemwide for children and teens (birth through age 18) as part of the Youth & Family Services Department team. Under the supervision of the Director of Youth & Family Services the Coordinator of Youth Education Initiatives participates in outreach activities, program planning and supervision, and staff training on services to children and teens and their parents and caregivers.
The role may include the opportunity to take a lead on teen initiatives, including the Library’s Youth Council, Teen Trustees, and BCAPteen programs, and related events--or other youth initiatives, depending on the candidate’s skills and experience.
The role offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic, progressive, and impactful work environment--Brooklyn Public Library--which has 59 locations across the borough offering a myriad of programs and services for all Brooklynites. Plus, connections with the six cultural institutions on the BCAP Campus.
Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP) offers summer programs for youth based on a longstanding collaboration of six cultural institutions in the heart of Brooklyn: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park Alliance and Prospect Park Zoo, plus an annual guest partner. Adventurers take part in fun, hands-on experiences that weave connections between art, world culture, literature, history, nature, technology, and science. BCAP Summer Camp will be celebrating its 22nd year in 2020. The program is a former National Arts & Humanities Award winner, and was listed #1 for Best Academic Summer Camps in NYC by Time Out.
Ability to walk/travel and spend periods of time outdoors in the summer to supervise camp operations at our six partner institutions