Substitute Summer Camp Counselor

Substitute Summer Camp Counselor

Love working with and having an impact on kids? Do you thrive in new environments and love supporting the needs of a team? Ready to take your group management skills to the next level in an amazingly fun summer camp counselor job?Substitutes fill in for absences lasting a day, a week, and sometimes longer, and are scheduled to work only when regular staff members are absent. The Substitute Summer Camp Counselor role is the perfect opportunity for those inspired by the idea of a Galileo summer, and who are open to or require a more flexible summer commitment. 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 and people of diverse backgrounds to apply.About GalileoGalileo’s mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. We know it’s bold. We also know that we can’t achieve it without asking staff to be role models of an innovator’s mindset—visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined and reflective. It’s not always easy. Camp staffers work hard. Very hard. You can expect days in which there’s a lot to do and not a lot of time to do it. But part of what makes our culture great is that no one is too proud to complete any task that needs doing. Our camp staffers bring camp magic to life—for campers, and for themselves.Core Requirements
  • Commitment to educational programming for children
  • Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands
  • 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 all day, every day, for the duration of the summer
Required Experience & Education
  • College degree preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated ability to pick up new material quickly
  • Experience working with kids or in a camp setting a plus
  • Eighteen years of age or high school graduate by first day of camp’s operation
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Travel to multiple sites within a geographic region, providing support in whatever way most benefits the specific camp team with whom you work on any assigned day
  • Assist Lead Instructors in delivering curriculum, learning skills necessary to be an effective and successful educator
  • Provide excellent customer service to families by communicating with them on a daily basis about their camper’s experience
  • Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit for campers, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individual campers
BENEFITS
  • Substitute Summer Camp Counselors and Assistant Instructors are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $13.00-16.10 per hour
  • Staff will be compensated at a different hourly rate (training rate) for 2-12 hours of online training to be completed before camp, and for 2 days on-site setup/training
  • Summer staff positions are temporary, seasonal positions and do not include health benefits or paid vacation time
  • 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
  • Free and/or significant camp discounts (exact details contingent on location)