Junior Staff Applications


Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, July 31, 2018.  You may submit applications to be both a Junior Counselor and a Production/Media Assistant.

Junior Staff Members are individuals returning to ALA Palmetto Girls State the year after their delegate year.  Those interested in becoming Junior Staff Members should be ready to work hard to make the week a success, be willing to help wherever needed, and be capable of taking directions, following instructions, and following through on assignments. Junior Staff Members must commit to attending Girls State for the entire week.  We do not yet know the dates of next year’s program, but we anticipate the 2019 session will be the week of June 9-15.  However, this could change.  There are two separate tracks for delegates wishing to apply to be Junior Staff Members, and two corresponding applications:


Junior Counselors: Junior Counselors’ primary duty is to assist Senior Counselors in leading delegates through all of the week’s events.  Junior Counselors recounting experiences from the past year and help delegates make the most of their week at ALA Palmetto Girls State. Junior Counselors attend all assemblies and staff meetings, lead the delegates in singing during assemblies, and assist the delegates in preparing their county banners for the parade on Friday.


Production and Media Assistants: Production and Media Assistants help the Production and Media Teams in running assemblies and managing the Girls State social media presence. Production Assistants help run assemblies through the preparation of slides and playlists, as well as aiding in live assembly production. Ideal candidates should be proficient in audio/visual skills such as stage lighting, music, and operation of equipment like soundboards, video cameras, and projectors. Media Assistants will aid senior Media Staff in capturing photo and video content, creating original video content, updating social media pages, and communicating with media outlets. Ideal candidates should have experience in some or all of these areas and will need to submit a portfolio of work with their application to be considered.


If you would like to become a Junior Staff Member for the 2019 session of ALA Palmetto Girls State, you must complete either or both Junior Staff Member application forms between Saturday, June 16, and Tuesday, July 31, 2018.  The forms will be available on the ALA Palmetto Girls State website (www.palmettogirlsstate.net), under the “Junior Staff Applications” tab. Those selected to become Junior Staff Members will be notified in late March or early April.  Please direct any questions about the application to our Administrative Staff at pgsstaff@gmail.com.