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Substitute Summer Camp Instructor

Job Location

Burlingame, CA, United States

Job Description

Passionate about working with and having an impact on kids? Do you thrive in new environments and love supporting the needs of a team? 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, team-building, or tech with young innovators, and inspire hundreds of campers with Galileo’s curriculum and pedagogy—thoughtfully created by our year-round curriculum design team.

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 Instructor 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.

We value divergent thinkers who bring various experiences and viewpoints to the table at Galileo. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.

For Substitute staff, the work environment (including the physical location and the staff team) changes from one assignment to the next. Depending on the time of summer or the specific week or day, the needs of camp and resulting staff hours may vary. The camp day runs, on average, 8-9 hours for Lead Instructors. Lead Instructors typically work 7:45am-4:45pm.

• Number of hours and start/finish time will vary by site, position and day
• Before setup days, complete between 2-12 hours of online training
• Participate in two mandatory training and setup days in the days before camp starts
• Participate in cleaning and packing up camp for an additional 5-10 hours during the final week of camp.

• We are committed to competitively compensating staff.
• Lead Instructors are compensated at a regular hourly rate, dependent on work location, education level, and courses taught
• 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

• 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
• Prepare for and deliver three rotations of Galileo curriculum per day in art, science, outdoors or other Major(s) to groups of up to 30 campers
• Implement the curriculum as written, adapting it as needed to improve
• Substitute Lead Instructors may be asked to jump into a variety of other roles at camp, including Camp Counselor, Summer Intern, or general support
• 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

Job Requirements

• 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

• College graduate or equivalent experience
• Experience with a variety of subjects
• Demonstrated ability to pick up new material quickly
• Preferred experience with the age group you will be teaching
• Experience working with kids or in a camp setting a plus

How To Apply

Ready to work hard, play hard, inspire, and contribute?

Galileo is currently accepting applications for over 1,200 summer positions. Our hiring process is competitive, and positions fill quickly on a rolling basis.


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