Shelby County Summer Program and Fair Assistant

Base County
Counties Served

This is a temporary part-time position (20-30 hours per week) with a beginning date of mid-May and an ending date of no later than August 1st.  Additional hours will be required during the Shelby County Fair.  Normal office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM. Work hours are variable, depending on programming needs.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position primary focus will be to assist Shelby County Extension Educators with summer day camp needs.   This support position requires a positive team player who will assist all extension staff with procedures and programs to operate a successful youth development program during the summer program season.

  1. Provide research-based educational programming by assisting in organizing, planning and implementing curriculum that will lead to positive youth development.
  2. Work independently and with other staff to promote summer day camp opportunities to youth throughout the county.
  3. Maintain a close working relationship with Extension Educator and keep all staff updated on programming.


  1. High school diploma plus, a minimum of 1 year post High School Diploma studies or equivalent experience in youth development, education, agriculture, family and consumer sciences or related fields.
  2. Must be able to be approved under ISU Extension child protection policy with a background check.
  3. Interest in working directly with youth and leading educational and recreational activities.
  4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  5. Computer literacy (MS Office: Word, Excel, Publisher)
  6. Preference will be given to those with knowledge and experience as a 4-H member or volunteer.
  7. Other qualities desired:
    1. Good organizational skills
    2. Team player
    3. Self-motivated
    4. Organized
    5. Positive attitude
Additional Information
Job Type
20-30 hours per week
Application Deadline
This position will remain open until filled

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