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Substitute Summer Camp Counselor

Job Location

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Job Description

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.

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.

Galileo’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.

For Substitute staff, the work environment (including the physical location and the staff team) changes from day to day and week to week. 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 Substitute Summer Camp Counselors and Assistant Instructors. Substitute Summer Camp Counselors and Assistant Instructors typically work 7:45-4:15, with some also working Extended Care hours until as late as 6pm.

• 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.

‌• 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)

• 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

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Job 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

• College degree preferred but not required
• Demonstrated leadership experience
• 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

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