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Camp Intrepid Group 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, has welcomed more than 2 million visitors since 2012. 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 seeking educators to serve as Group Counselors for children ages 5-13 during Camp Intrepid which runs from June 15 to August 21, 2015. These seasonal positions will work in conjunction with Assistant Counselors in the execution of daily themed curriculum lessons, trips, and classroom management. Candidates should have experience working with children ages 5-13, and knowledge of aviation, astronomy, marine life concepts, as well as an interest in history or science.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • 9 week commitment to position from June 15 to August 21, 2015, including preparing, planning, setting up and breaking down daily lessons and activities.
  • Attend 5-6 mandatory camp staff orientation/meetings; tentative dates: June 6, June 7, June 13, June 29 and 30, and clean-up day, August 22, 2015.
  • Attend all camp staff meetings.
  • Coordinate, supervise and lead an assigned age group.
  • Implement age-appropriate lesson plans and activities as prescribed by thematic weekly curricula.
  • Integrate Museum exhibits and artifacts into weekly lessons.
  • Maintain clean classrooms and storage spaces.
  • Work cooperatively with all camp staff in a group and initiate projects.
  • Be responsible for classroom management and upholding appropriate camper behavior.
  • Create a respectful and caring environment with and between campers and counselors, resolving conflict between children when necessary.
  • 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 a BA/BS in education, American history, science, museum education, or related field and experience working with children in a supervised camp or school setting for 2-5 years.

Knowledge of and experience with hands-on exploration, learning, and teaching techniques. Knowledge of and experience with conflict resolution philosophy and techniques.  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 children ages 5-13, 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 with salary requirements to: resume@intrepidmuseum.org.


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

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