Summer Camp Counselor

Summer Camp Counselor

Ready to learn the skills of exceptional educators in an amazingly fun summer job? Excited to sharpen your skills in specific subject matter? Love working with and having an impact on kids?Through their role in the classroom, Assistant Instructors ignite a spark of learning for individual campers and small groups, helping to bring the Galileo Innovation Approach to life. Assistant Instructors are also often responsible for culture-building in the camp schedule, and spend much of their “work” time having a great time. 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 GalileoFounded in 2002, Galileo operates summer day camp programs for kids at 70+ locations throughout the Bay Area, SoCal, and Chicago. Our mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world, and we reach this mission through employment of our unique pedagogy, the Galileo Innovation Approach.We’ve been ranked one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the SF Business Times for nine years running, and over 97% of our summer staff say they would recommend working for us. Being a Galilean means joining an organization that is a model of innovative learning, with a company-wide commitment to camper inclusion and broadening our impact. Learn more about our financial assistance program and other community efforts.Core Requirements
  • Serve as an ambassador of Galileo, demonstrating our mission and values in a positive and professional manner
  • Demonstrate professionalism and accountability
  • Take initiative to analyze and solve problems
  • Respond to camper, family member and colleague needs
  • Strengthen our relationship with host site by upholding facility policies and embracing host site employees as partners
  • Maintain a high standard of ethics, integrity and confidentiality
Required Experience & Education
  • Some college or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Experience working with kids or in a camp setting a plus
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assist Lead Instructors in delivering curriculum, learning skills necessary to be an effective and successful educator
  • Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individual campers
  • Provide excellent customer service to parents by communicating with them on a daily basis about their camper’s experience
  • Maintain safe environments for all campers
Benefits
  • Assistant Instructors are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $10.00-16.10 per hour, dependent on work location and education level
  • 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)