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Adjunct Instructor, College for Kids

Hagerstown Community College
Hagerstown, MD

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This position is responsible for teaching non-credit, week-long day camps for the Summer Youth Program, College for Kids and Discovery Academy summer enrichment program for Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education at Hagerstown Community College. Adjunct Instructors, Summer Youth College for Kids or Discovery Academy teach proposed or existing camps approved by the Program Manager and College for Kids Team Lead.

The number of camps each instructor teaches per summer is based on the instructor’s area of expertise, student interest, and other scheduled camps. Each camp is 40 hours a week, Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM. Camp typically runs from mid-June to early August; program dates vary each summer.

This year's Summer Youth Programming dates are from June 24 to August 09, 2024.

The instructor’s area of expertise should be clearly outlined in the application, cover letter, or resume.

Currently searching for instructors for the following topics:

  • Art
  • Science/STEAM/Ecology
  • Physics

Additional topics in the Summer Youth Program include, but are not limited to:

  • Biology, Chemistry, and Medicine
  • Computer Programming, Digital Animation
  • Dance and Music
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Environmental Science and Nature
  • Fine and Studio Art, Photography, and Crafting
  • Language, Literature, and Writing
  • History and World Cultures
  • Personal Finance and Life Planning
  • SAT Prep


Adjunct Instructor, Summer Youth Program reports directly to and is responsible to the Program Manager for Youth Programs and the Summer Youth Program Team Lead.


  • Plan detailed, relevant, progressive lesson plans to engage students.
  • Provide camp descriptions, learning objectives, and daily lesson plans to the Program Manager and Team Lead in a timely fashion.
  • Provide differentiated instruction to meet the various needs and levels of students.
  • Incorporate fun, educational, hands-on activities relevant to learning objectives.
  • Provide instruction using appropriate and effective technology, standards of delivery, and a variety of methods of instruction.
  • Actively engage students in discussion and critical thinking.
  • Cultivate open-minded inquiry.
  • Promote cooperation and mutual respect among students.
  • Infuse multicultural and diverse perspectives into the instructional processes as appropriate and conduct classes in a manner that demonstrates respect for individual and cultural differences.
  • Complete the Summer Youth Programming orientation process for adjunct faculty.
  • Submit and update personnel forms required for employment, including FBI/MD and CPS background checks.
  • Provide master copies or lists of instructional materials in a complete and timely manner to allow preparation and distribution.
  • Commit to being present and engaged for the full 40 hours of each camp session.
  • Submit camp evaluations and other documents as directed by program staff.
  • Participate as required in the student complaint process.
  • Uphold and enforce the College for Kids health and disciplinary protocols and procedures.
  • Follow all Maryland Department of Health regulations for summer youth programs and College policies and procedures related to College for Kids and the Discovery Academy.


  • Education and Experience
    • Appropriate education level (will vary based on the course teaching)
    • Previous experience teaching
  • Skills and Abilities
    • Basic computer skills necessary for using technology in the classroom
    • Excellent presentation and/or demonstration skills
    • Ability to build a rapport with students
    • Proven ability to manage a classroom of K-12 students


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous experience teaching K-12 students
  • Experience teaching in a camp or similar setting
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to use varying styles and approaches that reflect an understanding and acceptance of the role of culture in a diverse, multicultural workplace and classroom.


Team driven, office environment of professional character, competence and collaboration. Normal open office environment.


Hagerstown Community College (HCC) was founded in 1946 as the first of its kind in Maryland. More than 100 programs of study are available for university transfer, career preparation, and personal enrichment. HCC also offers non-credit continuing education courses and customized training programs, as well as remedial and developmental courses to help students prepare for college-level offerings. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, HCC awards associate degrees, certificates, and letters of recognition.


HCC employs approximately 540 individuals each year in full and part-time positions. Hundreds of student workers and campus volunteers also serve the campus community.

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