Art Curriculum Developer

Art Curriculum Developer

Galileo is hiring a dynamic curriculum developer with a deep passion for art and teaching to join our Oakland-based team. This is a rare opportunity to create inspired curriculum within an organization that is defining what it means to develop young innovators who have the creative confidence and skills to turn their visions into reality.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 Galileo

We think the world needs innovators. We also think kids who learn to explore and fail without fear—the essence of innovation—are happier, more creative and more confident when faced with life’s challenges. And we think kids with these skills are more likely to change our world and be the masters of their own.Founded in 2002, Galileo operates summer day camp programs 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 eight years running, and over 97% of our summer staff say they would recommend working for us. Being a Galileo Area Director 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.The inventive Curriculum team develops the dynamic material to capture campers’ attention and spark curiosity. They create rich, riveting new projects and courses that ultimately turn Galileo campers into fearless innovators. A team of creative professionals, they welcome intellectual intensity, thrive on collaboration and feedback, are the torchbearers of our pedagogy with a reputation for hosting elaborate themed celebrations. 

Core Requirements

  • You are inspired by Galileo’s mission and purpose.
  • You’re an experienced, creative, fun-loving artist or maker with deep knowledge of art and design techniques
  • You’re a master communicator and collaborator
  • You are a fast and prolific writer who enjoys the careful examination of ideas
  • You have confidence contributing to a creative vision and proven ability to work with others to realize that vision
  • You’re an experienced educator with deep empathy and a robust understanding of educators’ needs, classroom dynamics, and social-emotional development of K-8 children
  • You’re a flexible thinker, creative problem-solver and a quick learner
  • You meet challenges with enthusiasm and have the ability to think big picture and still sweat the small stuff
  • You are curious at heart and can teach yourself anything

Required Experience & Education

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, advanced degree preferred
  • Deep art subject matter expertise
  • 3 years’ experience teaching art/design to K-8 children, with a strong focus on design-thinking and/or project-based learning
  • Proven track record of creating original curriculum and/or projects
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and writing on a schedule with regular deadlines
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office suite and Google Drive suite
  • Able to provide your own transportation to/from Galileo Bay Area sites

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop unique, highly-engaging art and design curriculum for pre-K-8th graders, ensuring the seamless integration of the Galileo Innovation Approach
  • Manage multiple projects to fruition from brainstorming, testing, and revising to arm our staff with the tools to bring art and maker spaces to life for our campers
  • Consistently empathize with your end users—Galileo summer staff and campers
  • Create content for instructor professional development and training
  • Provide insight and support to instructional staff during the summer
  • Support other curriculum activities and initiatives as needed
  • Collaborate with the Warehouse & Purchasing team to identify materials best suited for our needs and budget