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Postby SpaceCanada » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:32 am

A friend of mine has an interview (in person) with US Space Camp next week!

Summer training is coming up fast too, so get your applications in ASAP!

What a year it would be as a counsellor this summer. With all the 25th Anniversary stuff, it will definitely be a year to remember. (As if anyone could forget working at Space Camp for a summer, but with all the special events going on, this summer could be just a bit more than others.)
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Postby ApolloXI » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:53 am

I have a interview next week.
I would tell anybody that is currently doing the apps to rush them in.
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Postby CastAway » Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:19 pm

Yeah, as far as I can tell my app's in. You just sort of... finish it. I didn't actually see a submit button anywhere.

Yeah, working this summer specifically would be really, really cool. I have this image in my mind of leading a team around and running into Shatner on a tour of the museum, which would be awesome. (I assume he'd want to take a tour of the place since he's there for the event, but who knows...)
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Postby CastAway » Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:52 pm

So, good news, apparently I got my app in on time and they should be calling me some time this week.

I'm a little worried about the 60 hours thing... I'm about to finish my fourth semester, but due to lack of a lab period this semester I might only have 57... I have been in four 3-hour courses each semester, plus I took 3-hour labs for the first three semesters but not this semester.

Oh wait... totally forgot that I had two days of lab per week last semester, so I guess I just cut it. Then again, our system doesn't actually work by hours, but man, I'm glad I barely made that cut.
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Postby ApolloXI » Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:44 pm

The USSRC HR is only hiring this summer for new recruits to fill in AC. There are no positions available for us newbies at SC. If you are former SC instructor you can get a job as a SC instructor.
I was told all this by the HR staff.
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Postby monkeynautt » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:03 pm

If you really want to work at camp you need to get hired during January when they do the first hirings for the year. Summer hirings only happen if they do not hold onto all of the spring staff. I was told this by HR when I was looking into working at camp last summer. Because I would need a work visa it would only be possible for me start work in January. (I may still look into this as I graduate December 2008 and would be available in January)
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Postby ApolloXI » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:15 pm

I was hired for Spring sessions but I had to drop my app.
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Postby CastAway » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:38 pm

Oddly, they called me today to schedule an interview... the interview is on May 2... they didn't say anything about not hiring... though they might just be doing AC and will be telling me that when they actually call.

I just had a dream that I was on the job and had to make all the kids go to bed and turn the lights out and all that good stuff.
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Postby ACluvR » Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:43 am

AC rocks my socks... Maybe you should give it a try. I've been to Space Camp, Academy, Adult Academy, and did AC tons of times... There are some counselors who were cross overs from Space Camp (Pyro comes to mind)... Maybe you'll like it. :)
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Postby ApolloXI » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:26 pm

I made a mistake I meant to say before is "If you are former SC instructor you can get a job as a SC instructor."
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Postby ApolloXI » Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:07 pm

So has anyone heard if they are hired? I am still waiting to hear back.
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Postby CastAway » Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:31 pm

My interview is not for over a week (May 2), so who knows. I assume if they scheduled it then it's before they make decisions.

I'm hoping I may get a chance if they don't get enough former counselors applying.
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Postby ApolloXI » Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:18 pm

I didn't get the job this Summer but I won't go into why I was not hired :( . To all those who are trying to get a job good luck and to those who got the job congrats. I am hoping to be there next year.
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Postby wayfarersgirl » Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:29 pm

I got my app in the second day they were up, but didn't get my phone interview till yesterday. It's been a while since I posted here, but I worked in 2004 at SC. I think this summer I'll be at AC, which I'm TOTALLY pumped about. I was always jealous of the AC counselors.

Good luck to everyone else! I hope it works out for everyone.
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Postby Boomerang » Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:50 pm

I put in an application for the counselor 1 position. I know its not a team counselor but its a similar job to what i do now and it seems like one i would enjoy.
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Postby Harmakis » Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:35 pm

Well i put an appy in a few weeks ago and last friday I had the interview... and they hired me On the spot...

Actually it was a fun interview Ruth is great, we got side tracked talking about other things a few times.. LOL....
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Postby ApolloXI » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:26 am

Congrats Harmakis.
I agree that Ruth is nice.
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Postby ACluvR » Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:39 pm

Congrats on the AC position. AC is awesome and it has tons of heart!!! :) I'm a tad jealous... guess I will be sticking to my summer school classes so I can graduate next year... Congrats again! I'm a tad jealous!
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Postby Boomerang » Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:46 am

I'm so excited i just got a call this morning from the Space and Rocket Center. I have a phone interview wednesday afternoon for a counselor 1 job. i know its not a team counselor but its still working at space camp. Wish me luck.
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Postby des » Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:00 pm

Good luck! Judging from your contributions to the informal space education thread, I think you'd make an awesome counselor.

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