Summer Camp Teacher, Science/Engineering - Galileo Learning
January 29, 2019
Multiple locations throughout the Bay Area, Southern California, and Chicagoland., United States
Job Type


Passionate about working with and having an impact on kids? Have a love for science, engineering, making, tinkering, or education? Ready to have a career-defining summer?

Imagine spending your summer as a Lead Science Instructor at one of Galileo's summer sites across the San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, and Chicago. Inspire hundreds of campers with Galileo’s curriculum and pedagogy—thoughtfully created by our year-round curriculum design team—in classes like Go-Kart Builders, K-5 science, Mystery Room, Junior MD, or Robot Pet.


Lead Instructors are the staff most well-placed to bring innovation to life 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.


We value divergent thinkers who bring various experiences and viewpoints to the table at Galileo. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.



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 camp’s 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.



  • We are committed to competitively compensating staff.
  • Lead Instructors are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $13.50-20.00 per hour, dependent on work location, education level, and courses taught
  • Staff will be compensated at a different hourly training rate for online training and on-site setup/training
  • Overtime will be paid at 1.5x the regular hourly rate in accordance with state and federal 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



  • 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



  • 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
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