Want to Make Childhood Dreams Come True? Space Camp is Hiring Counselors

October 14, 2016
by Dana Sitar
Staff Writer
Space camp

Want a job that lets you work with astronauts, rockets, space travel simulators and a bunch of other geeks who love all things space… one you do not have to be an actual rocket scientist to apply for?

You’re in luck, because we have found the coolest job ever. (If you’re into stuff like that. We may or may not have some serious space geeks in the newsroom losing their minds about this job…)

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is hiring Space Camp counselors.

And in case you missed it: space travel simulators.

You don’t need to possess or be pursuing a degree in rocket science (or any science) to do this job with the USSRC. You just have to be at least 20 years old, have a valid driver’s license, and be able to pass a drug test and background check.

Bonus if you’ve completed at least 30 credit hours of education (about two semesters full time), though “life and professional experience” will do as well. Previous instructional experience or work with kids is also a bonus.

Be a Space Camp Counselor

In addition to fulfilling the dreams of children every day, what does a counselor at Space Camp actually do?

Your duties would include:

  • Performing lectures and briefings on the history of the space program
  • Guiding participants through the steps to building their own rockets
  • Conduct aviation simulations training
  • Help escort participants through activities to maintain order and professionalism
  • Handle transportation arrangements when necessary

Throughout your tenure as a counselor, you’ll also have the opportunity for professional, social and volunteer activities with fellow staff members.

The position is based in Huntsville, Alabama, and comes with free onsite housing and meals. You’d start in January 2017, and the position is seasonal. Pay varies depending on availability.

If counseling isn’t your thing, the USSRC is hiring for several other support positions in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Your Turn: Are you going to apply to be a Space Camp counselor?
Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Writer’s Digest and more, attempting humor wherever it’s allowed (and sometimes where it’s not).

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