Passionate about working with and having an impact on kids? Believe the world needs innovators? Ready to have a career-defining summer? Have a love for art, science, technology, team-building or education?
Imagine spending your summer as a Lead Instructor at one of Galileo's summer sites across the San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, and Chicago. Share your love of design, engineering, tinkering, or tech with young innovators, and inspire hundreds of campers with Galileo’s curriculum and pedagogy.
Lead Instructors are the staff most well-placed to bring Galileo’s curriculum and innovation to life. We believe that our approach to learning isn’t merely a pedagogy—it is a tool that will help shape the worldview of future innovators. Learn more about this role and working at Galileo in our jobs video gallery.
We value divergent thinkers who bring various experiences and viewpoints to the table at Galileo. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.
WORK HOURS AND DATES
The camp environment is demanding, requiring intense dedication and work ethic from each staff member. Depending on the time of summer or the specific week or day, the needs of camp and resulting staff hours may vary. We seek and make offers to staff who we believe are capable of thriving in this environment and contributing to camp’s success.
The camp day runs, on average, 8-9 hours for Lead Instructors. Lead Instructors typically work 7:45am-4:45pm
Staff meetings: During regular work hours before or after the start of programming
Before setup days begin, complete between 2-12 hours of online training
Training and setup days: Participate in two mandatory training and setup days in the days before camp starts
We are committed to competitively compensating staff.
Staff will be compensated at a different hourly training rate for online training and on-site setup/training
Overtime will be paid at 1.5x the regular hourly rate in accordance with state and federal requirements
Payroll is processed weekly; payments will be issued and paystubs made available the Friday after each camp week
Commitment to educational programming for children
Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands
Ability to work collaboratively on a high-functioning team
Openness to feedback and desire to grow professionally
Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accurately
Strong organization skills and attention to detail
Ability to communicate clearly, maturely and compassionately with families
Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and exceptional enthusiasm
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
College graduate or equivalent experience
Experience with the subject you will be teaching
Experience with the grade level you will be teaching (Kindergarten, 1st-2nd or 3rd-5th graders)
Experience working with kids or in a camp setting a plus
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Read and learn curriculum for your subject prior to the start of camp.
Prepare for and deliver rotations of Galileo curriculum per day to groups of up to 28 campers
Implement the curriculum as written, adapting it as needed to improve
Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit, constantly assessing group dynamics and individual needs
Supervise Camp Counselors while they are working in your classroom
Set, work toward, and achieve measurable professional development goals
Support camper check-in and check-out processes
Provide excellent customer service to families
Assist with daily set up and cleanup of camp
Contribute to and participate in daily camp activities