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GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive Counselor

As an educational and cultural nonprofit institution, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum promotes the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth. Located in New York City on the Hudson River, the Intrepid Museum was founded in 1982 with the acquisition of the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. Welcoming one million visitors annually, the Museum also features the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine.

We are seeking staff for the GOALS (Greater Opportunities Advancing Leadership and Science) for Girls Summer Intensive during the summer of 2016. Individuals will be responsible for attending program training, implementing summer curricula to rising 9th and 10th grade female students and assisting in summer program assessment from June 20 to August 19, 2016. Ideal candidates have experience working with teens in a supervised after-school, summer program, or school setting; have classroom management and conflict resolution skills; have experience teaching STEM subjects; demonstrate an understanding of age-appropriate activities; are dynamic; and have enthusiasm for teaching and learning.      

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • 9 week commitment to position from June 20 to August 19, 2016, including training, preparing, planning, setting up and breaking down daily lessons and activities and assessing program for grant reports.
  • Commit to working the GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive (GGSI) overnight program at the Museum from August 12 to August 13, 2016.
  • Coordinate and supervise rising 9th and 10th grade program participants at the Museum and during off-site fieldtrips.
  • Implement and create age-appropriate lesson plans as prescribed by thematic weekly curricula.
  • Work cooperatively and initiate projects with summer staff.
  • Maintain clean classrooms and storage spaces.
  • Attend all summer staff meetings.
  • Be responsible for classroom management and uphold appropriate participant behavior.
  • Create a respectful and caring environment with and between participants, resolving conflict between participants when necessary.
  • Inventory lunches, drinks, daily supplies and report status to GOALS for Girls coordinator.
  • Attend mandatory work days and be punctual in a consistent manner.
  • Adhere to safety rules and guidelines of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
  • Perform other duties as required by management.

Qualified candidates will possess or be in the process of obtaining a BS/BA in education, science (chemistry, biology, physics, geology, oceanography) or related fields.  MS/MA in education or science a plus.  The ideal candidate will have experience working with middle or high school students in a supervised science program or school setting for 2-5 years as well as experience in delivering STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) related curricula, experience in creating lesson plans a plus.  Knowledge of and experience with conflict resolution philosophy and techniques (especially team building skills, problems solving and constructive criticism) specific to middle and high school girls.  Working knowledge of current trends in K-12 education, learning, and teaching techniques.  The candidate will provide evidence (lessons, teaching certificate or comparable) of working with middle and/or high school students, have ability to work cooperatively with camp staff as a group and to initiate projects and possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to speak languages in addition to English, a plus.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm and eagerness to be part of a professional learning environment, have strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects. Ability to work evenings and weekends required.  Certification or willingness to be trained in CPR and First Aid. Proof of prior DOE fingerprinting or willingness to be fingerprinted.

We offer a competitive stipend for this position and the opportunity to be a part of a very rewarding time in the Museum’s history! 

For consideration e-mail resume to: resume@intrepidmuseum.org.

Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in.  NO PHONE CALLS.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.