Employment Opportunities

We are currently accepting applications.

Do you have a passion for family history? We’d love to have you join our camp staff!

Positions available:

Counselor Shift Dates:

(Monday 9:00 a.m.—Friday 4:00 p.m.)

  • July 25–29, 2016

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Dorm Counselor

Pay

$400 per session
(Monday 9:00 a.m.—Friday 4:00 p.m.)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work directly with, take direction from, and report to directors and coordinators.
  • Work responsibly to ensure the safety and well–being of each participant, specifically an assigned group of eight to ten youth of the same gender as you.
  • Effectively teach (devotional type setting) in a group.

Requirements

  • Have a basic understanding of FamilySearch and Ancestry
  • Stay in campus housing and be available as needed 24/7 during camp session. 
  • Be willing to accept as a condition of employment compliance with the Church Educational System Honor Code, Dress and Grooming Standards and Residential Living Standards.
  • Receive approval through the BYU Ecclesiastical Office clearance process.
  • Have one year of college, or one year of work experience out of high school.
  • Be at least 19 years old by July 25, 2016.
  • Be no more than 28 years old by September 1, 2016.
  • Relate well and enjoy working with youth.
  • Have previous leadership experience and be a role model and mentor for participants.
  • Be able to work well independently and as a team member with minimal supervision.
  • Be able to motivate and discipline when necessary.
  • Be dependable, teachable, friendly, and accountable.
  • Complete all mandatory training requirements including, a formal training meeting before the camp (dates to come)
  • If hired, must be able to legally work in the United States of America.
  • Criminal background checks will be performed on applicants hired for this position.

Class Instructor

ALL POSITIONS CURRENTLY FILLED

Pay

$100 per class instruction

July 25–29

2016 Duties and Responsibilities

  • Effectively teach (formally and informally) in a group setting.

Requirements

  • Have a basic understanding of Family Search and Ancestory.
  • Be willing to accept as a condition of employment compliance with the Church Educational System Honor Code, Dress and Grooming Standards and Residential Living Standards.
  • Receive approval through the BYU Ecclesiastical Office clearance process.
  • Have one year of college, or one year of work experience out of high school.
  • Be at least 19 years old by July 25, 2016.
  • Relate well and enjoy working with youth.
  • Be able to motivate.
  • Be dependable, teachable, friendly, and accountable.
  • If hired, must be able to legally work in the United States of America.
  • Criminal background checks will be performed on applicants hired for this position.

We welcome proposals that excite the youth and help them gain new skills and valuable information in the following areas of family history and genealogy:

  • Getting started in family history (Classes specifically designed for those who are beginners to research)
  • FamilySearch and Ancestry.com Tools, Tips, and Tricks
  • Record types (probate, immigration/naturalization, church, newspapers, military)
  • Using the Family History Library and Library Catalog
  • Methodology and pedigree chart analysis
  • Research Logs
  • Accessing records that are not online
  • Finding immigrant ancestors
  • Writing, preserving, and sharing histories online (blogging, photos, and stories)
  • DNA and forensic genealogy
  • Paleography and useful handwriting skills
  • Family history consultant training

Classes should inform and provide step-by-step instructions to help the youth develop enthusiasm as they succeed at research. You will have a 60 minute block of time. The youth learn best and are more attentive when taught for 15–30 minutes and have the rest of the block to explore and learn through hands-on activities and individualized instruction. Classes should reflect the latest trends and advancements in research and sources. All syllabus material should reflect the content of classes, both in detail and in sequence of instruction. We will be in the labs in the Family History Library in the BYU Harold B. Lee Library where there are computers with projectors available. Speakers should plan to bring their PowerPoint slideshow on a flash drive, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM in a format readable by Windows. Be sure to have a backup copy of your presentation available. If you plan to use an Internet presentation, you must have screenshot backups in case of Internet failure.