Galileo is looking for program leaders to direct current or new Camp Galileo sites for the 2022 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 hiring and 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?
Who are we?
At Galileo, we believe the world needs innovators and that innovation can be taught. We also think kids who learn to explore and who are willing to tackle challenges despite their fears 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.
It takes a village to bring best-in-class educational programs to tens of thousands of kids each year online and in-person. Each of our staff brings our values to life and makes our company and culture better. Here, values aren’t just lip service — we aim to be visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined and reflective each day, and back that effort up with structure to ensure our success. People who joyfully work hard together, seek feedback, feel accountable for their work, are mission-driven, and play well with others tend to thrive in our culture.
We’re a certified B Corp, were recently ranked #1 on the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area (and have been on the list for twelve plus years running), have been named one of Forbes’ Best Small Companies in America, and over 97% of our summer staff say they would recommend working for us. Joining Galileo means joining an organization that is a model of innovative learning, with a company-wide commitment to Inclusion and Diversity, broadening our impact and a stellar staff experience.
What’s the job, really?
Camp Directors commit 10-15 hours each week to their Camp Director role pre-camp (January-May/June), with 2 additional weekends of training. As summer rolls around, Directors work 55-65 hours each week during camp (most camps run 6-8 weeks). Hear directly from past and current Camp Directors. Essential responsibilities include:
What are we looking for?
Camp Directors start from a wide variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to: school teaching, camp counseling & leadership, after school programming, coaching, museum education and leadership in retail or customer service. In addition, research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the requirements, women and other underrepresented people tend to only apply when they match all criteria. Even if you don't necessarily meet every checkbox in the job description, but you think you have what it takes, we encourage you to still apply.
We welcome your application, even if you don't feel like you meet all of the requirements listed above.
Benefits & Compensation
January-May/June: With the exception of weekend retreats and occasional marketing/recruiting events, most 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, some dates may be shifted and in-person work duties may be performed virtually. As always, we'll aim to be transparent and communicative throughout our process if 2021 plans are impacted.