Hiring Now! Summer Camp Supervisor
Company: Galileo Learning
Posted on: April 1, 2021
Galileo is looking for program visionaries to direct current or
new Camp Galileo sites for the 2021 season. Summer Program
Directors (internally referred to as "Camp Directors") are
outstanding leaders who assume overall leadership of a summer day
camp location, including staff management, day-to-day operations,
and creating a joy-filled summer camp culture. 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. Who are you?
- You're inspired by Galileo's mission and purpose. Innovation
education, project-based learning, youth empowerment, and creating
safe, inclusive spaces all speak to the very heart of who you
- You're an experienced, creative, fun-loving leader. You're as
comfortable resolving conflict between two campers as you are
mentoring your staff or putting your own unique spin on a classic
- You're communicative and trustworthy. As a relationship-builder
and mentor, you measure your own success in large part by the
success of those around you, and care deeply about helping them
meet professional development goals.
- You're an organized, problem-solving manager. You love
fine-tuning operational logistics, ensuring program efficiency, and
learning new strategies for driving overall performance.
- You're ready to grow. You know that true mastery requires
commitment, effort, thoughtful feedback, personal reflection, and
implementation of lessons learned. Who are we? 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
educational programs for kids which includes summer day camps at
50+ locations throughout the Bay Area, SoCal, and Chicago, along
with our new Galileo Anywhere virtual class offerings and Galileo
at Home program. 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 ranked #1 for Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the SF
Business Times (and been on the list for eleven consecutive
years!), and were named a Real Leader Magazine Top Impact twice and
one of Forbes' Best Small Companies. Being a Galileo Camp Director
means joining an organization that is a model of innovative
learning, with a company-wide commitment to inclusion and
broadening our impact. Learn more about our financial assistance
program and other community efforts. Position Description What's
the job, really? Pre-camp: Most Camp Directors have full-time jobs
during the school year, and commit -4-7 hours each week to their
Camp Director role (March-May/June). During Summer: Camp Directors
work 55-65 hours each week during camp (and most camps run 6-8
- You'll brilliantly build, lead, and maintain your camp
community. From prioritizing safety to mastering operations to
nurturing and retaining staff to creating camp culture and
traditions, you'll work to identify and execute on your program
vision, ensuring our campers have their most magical summers ever.
- You'll train, collaborate with, motivate, and develop a team of
instructors, camp counselors and interns. You'll be a supportive
manager with high expectations, who takes this part of your role
seriously. You'll actively evaluate potential-both strengths and
areas of growth-and will thoughtfully push your team to greatness
in ways that have an astounding ripple effect.
- You'll create and build partnerships like a boss. As the face
of Galileo in the community you serve, you'll work closely with
your manager on navigating your host school relationship, and
consistently delivering exceptional service to our camper families.
- You'll leverage existing (and carefully crafted) training and
resources to masterfully manage your time and responsibilities,
efficiently tracking your workflow details and calendar in the
pre-season to prepare for camp. What are we looking for?
- College graduate or equivalent work experience
- Experience working with K-8th grade children
- Demonstrated leadership experience (staff management experience
- Ability to work part-time March through May/June (-4-8 hours
per week), and full-time in summer
- Camp experience is a bonus, though not required
- Readiness to stick around; we find that our team and team
members benefit from a 3 year minimum commitment Camp Directors
start from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, including
but not limited to: school teaching, camp counseling & leadership,
after school programming, coaching, museum education and leadership
in retail or customer service. We welcome your application, even if
you don't feel like you meet all of the requirements listed above.
Benefits & Compensation
- Financial reward. A California Camp Director typically earns
$10,000-$12,000 per year in their first year. Galileo is unusual in
that Camp Directors participate in-and benefit from-the financial
success of their camps through our bonus program.
- Lasting positive impact on kids, staff, families, and
communities. As a Galileo Camp Director, you'll develop meaningful,
multi-year relationships with staff members, campers and families.
You'll inspire the spark of camp, helping kids see themselves as
- Leadership training & professional development. You'll receive
unique and exceptional training including weekly professional
development and training sessions throughout the pre-camp season,
monthly individual coaching throughout the pre-camp season, and
weekly check-ins throughout the summer, mentorship, and access to
Galileo's network of prominent educational leaders. Camp Directors
are given the tools, framework, community, and support to take
ownership of and implement a fully-developed program.
- Opportunity. As Galileo grows, we're often looking for Regional
Directors, curriculum creators, and other full-time staff.
Successful Camp Directors are likely candidates for such
opportunities. We also have an extensive list of recruiting
partners, which connect our staff with outstanding opportunities
outside of Galileo.
- Community. You'll become part of a current and former Galileo
staff network of over 10,000 inspiring changemakers. Former
Galileans stay connected, and have even gone on to create
successful non-profit organizations together! Learn more about our
- Free camp. We offer either free camp sessions or significant
camp discounts to all Galileo staff. Work Location March-May/June:
In 2021, pre-camp season work is done remotely. Summer: When it
comes to camp assignments, we take your location preferences into
consideration, and have ongoing, open dialogue about location
options throughout the process. COVID-19: As COVID-19 guidelines
evolve, we're working hard to create a COVID-safe camp model for
our campers and teams. We'll aim to be transparent and
communicative throughout our process if 2021 plans are
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