Summer Camp Counselor

Summer Camp Counselor

Love working with and having an impact on kids? Have loads of energy and stamina? Interested in education and project-based learning? Ready to take your group management skills to the next level in an amazingly fun summer job?Summer Camp Counselors are the single most consistent presence in the experience of each Camp Galileo camper, and have the greatest potential impact on each camper’s summer. This responsibility requires careful attention to the physical and emotional safety of each and every camper within a team, and to the overall development and formation of the group as a whole. 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
  • Some college or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Experience in after-school programs or leading programs for groups of a wide range of grade levels a plus
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Lead your team of up to 20 campers throughout the week to art, science and outdoor rotations
  • Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit for campers, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individual campers
  • Assist Lead Instructors in the classroom as they deliver curriculum to your team of campers
  • Provide excellent customer service to families by communicating with them on a daily basis about their camper’s experience
BENEFIT
  • Summer Camp Counselors 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)