Passionate about working with and having an impact on kids? Believe the world needs innovators? Ready to have a career-defining experience learning the high-demand skill of hands-on program development? Have a love for art, science, outdoor play, team-building or education? Consider a role with our new Galileo At Home program!
Due to COVID-19, we’re offering a limited at-home program focused on safety, social-emotional learning, and—in true Galileo fashion—pure camp joy. Galileo-At-Home supports families with stable groups of 2-8 campers (that otherwise remain physically distanced from other groups). Each group will have a designated outdoor base at one family’s home where campers can spread out and partake in the day’s activities. Areas will be big enough for physical distancing and all recommended safety protocols will be followed such as staff and campers wearing masks, frequent handwashing, and health screenings. A consistent staff member will lead campers in fun games and hands-on activities that encourage them to use the GIA, and support up to 1 hour of schoolwork (if requested by families). Each session will operate for 3-4 hours a day, 3 days a week over 4 weeks.
In the new Group Leader role, you’ll have the unique opportunity to participate in the launch of our exciting new in-person, at-home pod groups to support families during the pandemic. Group Leader positions (both assigned and floating) are a new blend of traditional Galileo Team Leader and Lead Instructor roles. They are responsible for bringing the GIA to life for each camper. The Group Leader will help bring joy and wonder to kids in this unusual time. This responsibility requires careful attention to the physical and emotional safety of each and every camper within a team, and to the overall development and formation of the group as a whole.
We value having divergent thinkers who bring various experiences and viewpoints to the table at Galileo. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups 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, and bring camp magic to life—for campers, and for themselves.
This isn’t your average, kid-focused gig. Galileans are expected to take ownership of their own performance and make this place better every day. People with a can-do attitude thrive here and those with a victim mentality don’t. We manage to keep this level of performance expectation high in a relaxed environment; we take our work, not ourselves, seriously.
Galileans know what it means to be a vital part of a team. Galileans want to grow. Galileans like to have fun at work. Galileans love sharing in—and helping to create—joyful experiences. After all, we run great camps. You get the point.
WHAT YOU’LL GET
Purposeful work on an innovative team, along with the opportunity to expand upon or develop hands-on program iteration skills. Plus, you’ll be a part of a supportive community that stands for innovation, credibility, and expertise. We’re a certified B Corporation that is ranked #1 on the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, were named one of Forbes’ Best Small Companies and a Top 100 Impact Company, and are authentically committed to inclusion and equity company-wide—which includes joyfully upholding a robust financial assistance program.
SHARED VALUES AND EXPECTATIONS
- Serve as an ambassador of Galileo, demonstrating our mission and values in a positive and professional manner and acting as a role model of the Galileo Innovator’s Mindset
- Commit to building a safe, child-focused community
- Demonstrate professionalism and accountability
- Take initiative to analyze and solve problems
- Treat others with courtesy and respect
- Respond to camper, family member and colleague needs
- Maintain a high standard of ethics, integrity and confidentiality
- Commitment to educational programming for children
- Consistent dedication to specialized COVID-19 safety guidelines and policies (such as wearing a mask, daily health checks, frequent hand-washing, etc.)
- 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 every day, for the duration of the program
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
- College degree preferred but not required
- Preferred experience with the grade levels you will be leading
- Preferred experience in a Galileo camp setting
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Prepare for and deliver activities for groups of up to 2-8 campers
- Implement the curriculum and adapt it as needed to improve the camper experience or accommodate individual campers; support up to 1 hour of schoolwork, if requested by families
- Adhere to all baseline safety protocols, including recommended sanitization practices as recommended by the CDC and local health authorities
- Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit, constantly assessing engagement and group dynamics, as well as the needs of individual campers
- Provide excellent customer service and support to families by communicating with them as needed about their camper’s experience
WORK HOURS AND DATES
The new at-home model will require consistent dedication, vigilance, and strong work ethic from each staff member. The needs of camp and resulting staff hours may vary but your hours will be roughly 4 hours a day. We seek and make offers to staff who we believe are capable of thriving in this environment.
General Camp Staff Hours Information:
- Launching September 8, at-home camp group sessions will be four hours a day, for 3 days a week in four week intervals. Staff may work anytime between 9:00am and 6pm, Monday through Friday. Number of hours and start/finish time will vary by site, position and day
- Before your first day with campers, complete 2-5 hours of online training and prep
- 30-45 minutes of daily setup and cleanup
COMPENSATION AND PERKS
We are committed to competitively compensating staff. Regarding compensation:
- Regular pay rate is $25.
- Staff will be compensated at a different hourly rate (training rate) for 2-5 hours of online training to be completed before leading your first day.
- Positions are temporary, seasonal positions and do not include health benefits, paid holidays or paid vacation time; paid sick leave will be offered in accordance with local rules
- Overtime is not anticipated, but will be paid at 1.5x the regular hourly rate in accordance with state and federal requirements
- Payroll is processed biweekly; payments will be issued and paystubs made available the following Friday.
General supervision, ongoing observation and evaluation is provided by a Galileo Regional Director