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Camp GOALS for Girls Summer Staff

Camp GOALS for Girls Summer Staff

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of America’s leading historic, cultural and educational institutions. Opened in 1982, the Museum, anchored aboard the former USS Intrepid, a national historic landmark, has welcomed more than 10 million visitors and currently welcomes almost one million visitors annually. The Museum's mission is "to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth."  The Museum pursues this mission through a dynamic and enriching exhibition environment recounting human stories behind the machinery on display in relation to the service era of the Intrepid: in World War II, the Cold War, NASA recovery missions and three tours in Vietnam. In connection thereto, the Museum delivers a broad range of credible, innovative, and engaging educational programs supplementing classroom learning in history, science, and leadership as well as extensive public and proprietary programs honoring those who serve our country – all to inspire our youth.

This is a great opportunity to be a part of our exciting team! 

General Summary:

We are seeking staff for Camp GOALS (Greater Opportunities Advancing Leadership and Science) for Girls during the summer of 2013 (approx. 40 hours a week).  Individuals will be responsible for implementing summer curricula to rising 9th and 10th grade female students from 7/15/2013-8/24/2013. Ideal candidates will have experience working with teens in a supervised camp or school setting, have demonstrated classroom management and conflict resolution skills, have taught STEM subjects, show an understanding of age-appropriate activities, be dynamic, and have an enthusiasm for teaching and learning. 

Pay Rate: Stipend

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 9-10 week commitment to position from 7/15/2013-8/24/2013 (overnight at the Museum from 8/23-8/24/13), including prep, set up and break down of daily programs (camp training will be held in June and July prior to the first day of camp – dates tbd)
  • Coordination and planning of activities with fellow Camp staff.
  • Implementation of age-appropriate lesson plans and activities as prescribed by thematic weekly curricula set forth in counselors’ training and outlines.
  • Attendance at all camp meetings.
  • Maintenance of classroom management, behavior skills, and direct supervision of campers.
  • Maintenance of cleanliness and tidiness of classroom.
  • Adherence to safety rules and guidelines of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.


Technical Job Specifications:

    • Knowledge of and experience with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects, and related hands-on exploration learning and teaching techniques.
    • Knowledge of and experience with conflict resolution philosophy and techniques (team-building skills, problem solving and constructive criticism), specific to middle and high school girls.
    • Ability to work cooperatively with camp staff as a group, to initiate projects, to deliver camp curriculum, and multi-task.
    • Strong English verbal communication skills required, knowledge of additional languages a plus.
    • Candidate will be in the process of obtaining a Masters in secondary education, natural sciences, engineering, and/or museum studies.
    • Experience in STEM-related curriculum and lesson planning is a plus.
    • Provide one or more of the following:

- Copy of a lesson plan (preferably focused in STEM-fields)
- Copy of valid teacher certificate
- Copy of counseling certificate
- Documentation of facilitating a discussion, workshop and/or lecture with population noted above

    • Certification in CPR, First Aid and training in the use of EpiPen a plus.

For consideration, e-mail resume to: resume@intrepidmuseum.org.  Be sure to include “Camp GOALS for Girls Staff” position in which you are interested in the Subject heading.  

No phone calls please. 

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