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GOALS Summer Staff

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an educational and cultural non-profit institution featuring the legendary former aircraft carrier and National Historic Landmark USS Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided-missile submarine. Since its opening in 1982, the Intrepid Museum has dedicated itself to a mission of promoting the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth. The Museum proudly welcomes over one million visitors through its doors annually and remains one of the most popular attractions in the United States.

We are seeking staff for GOALS (Greater Opportunities Advancing Leadership and Science) for Girls Summer Intensive during the summer of 2020. Individuals will be responsible for attending program training, implementing summer curricula to rising 9th and 10th grade female students and participating in summer program assessment from June 22 to August 21, 2020. 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 22 to August 21, 2020, including training, preparing, planning, setting up and breaking down daily lessons and activities and assessing program for grant reports.
  • Commit to extended days and nights during the GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive (GGSI) including:
    • Student showcase (tentative date: August 11, 2020)
    • Out of state college visit (tentative date: July 24, 2020)
    • Overnight program at the Museum from August 14 to August 15, 2020.
  • 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 with summer staff in a group and initiate projects.
  • 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 Manager
  • 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 psychology, social/community development, education, science (chemistry, biology, physics, geology, computer science, engineering and/or technology) or related fields. MS/MA in social science, 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 youth development workshops and/or 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 summer 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:

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.

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