Summer Camp Teacher, Art
Passionate about working with and having an impact on kids? Believe the world needs innovators? Ready to have a career-defining summer? Have a love for art, science, technology, team-building or education?
Lead Instructors are the staff most well-placed to ignite innovation for campers at Galileo. We believe that our approach to learning isn’t merely a pedagogy—it is a tool that will help shape the worldview of future innovators. Lead Instructors interact with their curriculum—planning ahead, reflecting daily and viewing improvements as opportunities. Lead Instructors bring to life Galileo's curriculum, thoughtfully created by our year-round curriculum design team. Lead Instructors are our ultimate partners in consistently looking for new ways to bring the Galileo Innovation Approach to our campers. Learn more about this role and working at Galileo in our 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 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.
- Ability to work collaboratively on a high-functioning team
- Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accurately
- 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
Required Experience & Education
- College degree preferred but not required
- Preferred experience with the grade level you will be teaching
- Preferred experience with the subject you will be teaching
- Experience working with kids or in a camp setting a plus
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Review curriculum for your major(s) prior to the start of camp; read, learn and complete any necessary supplemental training to develop fluency in your major(s) (time varies based on position, but will be reviewed by your Camp Director). Prepare lesson materials and deliver 5 hours of instruction per day to groups of up to 30 campers
- Implement the curriculum as written, adapting it as needed to improve the camper experience or accommodate individual campers, and capturing feedback to share with curriculum developers
- Maintain safe environments for all campers
- Lead Instructors are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $11.25-14.00 per hour, highly dependent on work location, education level, and courses taught
- 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)