Summer Camp Counselor
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Multiple locations across the Bay Area, Southern California, and Chicago
Love working with and having an impact on kids? Interested in education and project-based learning?
Team Leaders are the single most consistent presence in the experience of each Camp Galileo camper, and so 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 individual camper within a team, and to the overall development and formation of the group as a whole.
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 these roles and working at Galileo in our jobs video gallery: https://www.galileo-camps.com/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 to apply.
WORK HOURS AND DATES
The camp environment is demanding, requiring intense dedication and work ethic from each staff member. Depending on the time of summer or the specific week or day, the needs of camp and resulting staff hours may vary. We seek and make offers to staff who we believe are capable of thriving in this environment and contributing to camp’s success.
The camp day runs, on average, 8-9 hours for Team Leaders and Assistant Instructors. They typically work 7:45am-4:15pm, with some also working Extended Care hours until as late as 6pm
• Staff meetings: During regular work hours before or after the start of programming
• Before setup days begin, complete between 2-12 hours of online training
• Training and setup days: Participate in two mandatory training and setup days before camp starts
• 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
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
• College graduate or current college student
• Demonstrated leadership experience
• Experience working with kids or in a camp setting a plus
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• TEAM LEADERS: Lead your team of up to 18 campers throughout the week to art, science and outdoor rotations
• ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS: Become familiar with curriculum for majors/classes in which you will assist
• Assist Lead Instructors in delivering curriculum and lesson prep
• Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit for campers, constantly assessing group dynamics and individual needs
• 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 setup and cleanup of camp
• Contribute to and participate in daily camp activities and ceremonies
• We are committed to competitively compensating staff.
• 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
• Payroll is processed weekly; payments will be issued and paystubs made available the Friday after each camp week