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Youth STEAM Camp Assistant

Oakton College
Des Plaines, IL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Category:: Casual
Department:: Continuing Ed, Training and Workforce Development
Locations:: Des Plaines, IL
Posted:: Mar 6, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part Time Staff
Position ID:: 173371

About Oakton College :

For over 50 years, Oakton College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

Job Description:

Oakton College Youth STEAM program is looking for enthusiastic and innovative assistants for the 2024 summer camp program who will assist instructors and organize, lead, assist and supervise campers ages 8 and 14.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Assist with classroom setup (e.g., loading computer programs, setting up laptops, organizing supplies)
  • Assist the instructor with students: answering questions, helping with projects
  • Provide and oversee activities, escort students to classrooms, restrooms, cafetera and supervise during lunch and
  • breaks
  • Help facilitate students pickup and drop off
  • Other duties as assigned

Subject Matters may include:

  • Coding, Artificial Intelligence, Gaming
  • Investing and Entrepreneurship, Animation
  • Architecture, Anime & Manga,
  • Storyboarding, Engineering, Science
  • 3D Printing, Arts and Crafts


  • Must be at least 18 years old by June 5th
  • Must be punctual, prepared, dependable and responsible
  • Must be a team player, contributing to the success of program
  • Have the ability to work with and show patience with youth participants ages 8-14
  • Previous experience working with youth preferred
  • Experience with technology like YouTube content, computer programming (i.e. Python, Java, HTML., etc.), gaming (i.e. Pokemon®, ROBLOX®, etc.) preferred, but not required

Additional Information:

Location: Oakton College Des Plaines Campus

Schedules Available:
1.Monday - Thursday
6/03/24 - 8/1/24
8:30am - 4:30pm

2. Monday- Thursday
6/03/24 - 8/1/24
8:30am -12:30pm

3. Monday- Thursday
6/03/24 - 8/1/24
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Salary: $16 per hour

Must successfully complete a background check.

Application Instructions:

For further details, visit our website at and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.

Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application. One (1) of the references must be your most recent, direct supervisor.

Oakton College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.


Working at Oakton

Inspiring and supporting the growth and education of students is a lifelong commitment. Oakton’s commitment to its students starts with a dedicated team of skilled and passionate professionals like you. A team of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints can help unlock a student’s passion in life, giving them the tools to think critically and support their community.

From faculty and staff to service and maintenance roles, we have many positions available at both the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses so you can share your skills and passion in an inclusive community that inspires generations of students.

As you support generations of students, Oakton offers generous benefits including medical, dental and employer-provided life insurance. In addition, you will enjoy an accommodating work schedule that allows you to balance an engaging career with a fulfilling home and personal life.


Company info
1600 E Golf Rd
Des Plaines / Skokie

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