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? Imagine spending your summer as a Lead Instructor at one of Galileo's summer sites across the San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, and Chicago. Share your love of design, engineering, tinkering, team-building, or tech with young innovators, and inspire hundreds of campers with Galileos curriculum and pedagogythoughtfully created by our year-round curriculum design team. Lead Instructors are the staff most well-placed to bring innovation to life at Galileo. We believe that our approach to learning isnt merely a pedagogyit is a tool that will help shape the worldview of future innovators. Lead Instructors interact with their curriculumplanning ahead, reflecting daily and viewing improvements as opportunities. 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 camps success. The camp day runs, on average, 8-9 hours for Lead Instructors. Lead Instructors typically work 7:45am-4:45pm. 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. REQUIREMENTS 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 equivalent experience Experience with the subject and grade level you will be teaching Experience working with kids or in a camp setting a plus RESPONSIBILITIES Read and learn curriculum for your subject prior to the start of camp. Prepare for and deliver rotations of Galileo curriculum per day to groups of up to 30 campers Implement the curriculum as written, adapting it as needed to improve Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit, constantly assessing group dynamics and individual needs Supervise Camp Counselors while they are working in your classroom 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 set up and cleanup of camp Contribute to and participate in daily camp activities Galileos mission is to create a world of fearless innovators. We think kids who learn to explore and fail without fearthe essence of innovationare happier, more creative and more confident when faced with lifes challenges.
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