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Camp Intrepid Assistant Counselor
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle, Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Opened in 1982, the Museum, anchored aboard the former USS Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark, welcomes approximately 1 million visitors annually. The Mission of the Intrepid Museum is to promote 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.

The Intrepid Museum is currently seeking educators to serve as Assistant Counselors for children in grades K-5 during Camp Intrepid which runs from June 25 to August 24, 2018. These seasonal positions will assist the Group Counselors in the execution of weekly themed curriculum lessons, trips, and classroom management. Candidates should have an interest in aviation, astronomy, history, science, and marine life concepts and be open to learning about them and exploring them with the children.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • 10 week commitment to position from June 18 to August 24, 2018, including long term preparing, and planning; daily setting up and breaking down of classroom and materials for lessons/activities.
  • Attending mandatory camp staff orientation/trainings: tentative dates: June 18-22, weekly staff meetings and August 25-clean-up day
  • Assist in supervising an assigned camp group.
  • Assist in implementing age-appropriate lesson plans and activities as prescribed by thematic weekly curricula.
  • Maintain clean classrooms and storage spaces.
  • Work cooperatively with staff in a group and initiate projects when needed.
  • Assist the staff using classroom and behavior management skills as needed in specific situations.
  • Be a model of exemplary behavior, maintaining a respectful and caring environment with and between campers and staff.
  • Should a conflict arise, use that as the teachable moment to explain and model the conflict resolution process.
  • Inventory the snacks, and first aid supplies weekly and report numbers to office.
  • Attend contracted work days, being punctual and on time.
  • Perform additional duties if asked/required by management.

Qualified candidates will be a high school graduate or has completed some college classwork related to education, child psychology, American history, science, museum education, or related field and experience working with children in a supervised camp or school setting for 1-2 years.
Candidates should have:

  • Experience working with children ages 5-11
  • Knowledge of and experience with hands on exploration, learning, and teaching techniques.
  • Knowledge of and experience with conflict resolution philosophy and techniques.
  • Knowledge of current trends in K-12 education, learning, and teaching techniques.
  • 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.
  • 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:


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.