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AVAC’s Child Care Providers are responsible for ensuring that each child, member, and guest is cared for in a safe and nurturing environment in the AVAC Child Care. Providers represent the AVAC brand and level of service in early childhood instruction, child development, and customer services.

The Child Care Provider….


  • LOVES children. Loves watching them learn, play, talk, sing, and get excited. Welcomes the challenge when they cry, fall down, pout, talk back, and have an accident.

  • Is always on stage. For children and parents alike, an AVAC Child Care Provider is calm, collected, friendly, playful, and professional.

  • Exhibits extreme patience

  • Understands the basics of what a 6 month old can do versus 2, and 4, etc. Is comfortable talking to a 2 year old at eye level with age relevant conversation, as with a 3-year-old, etc.

  • Lives, eats, breathes Team AVAC culture and the AVAC 5 (Customer Service Behaviors) every day.

  • Is a team player, but able to work with minimal supervision.

  • Has a proven record of high quality customer service.

 

 


  • Availability evenings and weekends

  • Trustline registry and background check

  • CPR/AED/First Aid within your first 30 days  


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Job Title: Infant/Toddler Teacher

Organization: International Child Resource Institute (ICRI)

Location: Stanford University Stock Farm Road Children's Center, Stanford, CA

Salary: Competitive pay rate plus $250 Sign-on Bonus after 3 months of employment!

Job type: Full-time

“We are a community of thousands of children, families, community leaders, great thinkers, innovative doers, program experts, and those with the heart, soul, and commitment to make change for children and families every day.”

About Us: International Child Resource Institute (ICRI) is a leading international early childhood education, health, and development organization that provides award-winning locally-initiated preschool and infant/toddler Emergent Curriculum programs in over fifty countries from Ghana to Malaysia and partners with UNICEF, World Health Organization, and many other leading organizations. Founded in 1981, our early education programs are based on child-directed, Reggio-inspired, developmentally appropriate practices. We seek full-time Infant/Toddler Teachers who embrace the opportunity to make a lasting difference in children’s lives. Our three centers on the Stanford campus (Madera, Arboretum, and Stock Farm) offer growth opportunities, competitive pay, a positive team culture and excellent benefits, including tuition reimbursement, paid training and partnerships with leading early childhood educators. ICRI envisions a world in which all children are able to fulfill their greatest potential.

The Opportunity: As a full-time Infant/Toddler Teacher on the Stanford University campus you are responsible for nurturing each child’s creativity and curiosity on the path of growth and early learning. Responsibilities include implementing curriculum, providing instruction and supervision, communicating with parents and team members, and creating a healthy and safe environment for all students and staff. All ICRI teachers and staff are held to our high standards regarding communication, curriculum, professionalism, and safety.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Plan and implement activities with your co-teacher team for the classroom.

  • Create an environment in which each child has a chance to grow and thrive.

  • Provide a balance between child-initiated and teacher-informed activities.

  • Actively engage with children to support social and emotional development.

  • Implement hands-on activities that develop positive self-esteem and social skills.

  • Promote positive guidance techniques.

  • Provide a variety of creative and expressive activities.

  • Manage classroom through positive redirection, problem-solving, and active listening.

  • Follow routines that have been established to ensure smooth transitions.

  • Communicate with children at their developmental level.

  • Answer questions while children engage in their explorations.

  • Lead small groups and prepare learning activities.

  • Use a variety of methods (songs, art, outdoor activities) to motivate abilities.

  • Display inclusive practices to accommodate children with special needs.

  • Utilize classroom materials and routines to promote an environment conducive to age-appropriate levels of development, interests, and special needs of the children.

  • Assist in documentation of student work; such as portfolios, and wall displays.

  • Maintain an open line of communication with parents and provide appropriate information (after speaking with your team), and share relevant information from parents with the team.

Qualifications:


  • Minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education units, including 3 units in Infant/Toddler Development (required)

  • 1+ year Infant/Toddler Education Experience (preferred)

  • Knowledge of early childhood education and child development

  • Knowledge and experience with emergent curriculum - a plus

  • Experience working with infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children

  • Commitment to promoting the mission and values of ICRI

  • A positive attitude, flexibility, and enthusiasm for education and learning

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • US Work Authorization and excellent references

  • Submission of TB clearance and background check

  • CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain

  • Must be able to work from 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Working at ICRI: Our team is here to support you learn and grow as an educator. We provide all teachers and staff with a positive environment that rewards excellence, promotes learning, and offers great benefits, including:


  • A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance

  • Competitive pay with opportunities for raises

  • Commuter reimbursement (up to $300/year)

  • Opportunity to participate in a 403(b) retirement program, with a matching plan

  • Paid professional development days (4 days/years of small group courses)

  • Tuition reimbursement up to $2,500 annually to support ongoing learning.

How to Apply: Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of children and join an amazing team? Contact us today to find out how we can help you grow your career in early childhood education and how you can inspire the next generation. 


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Job Title: Infant/Toddler Teacher

Organization: International Child Resource Institute (ICRI)

Location: Stanford University Stock Farm Road Children's Center, Stanford, CA

Salary: Competitive pay rate plus $250 Sign-on Bonus after 3 months of employment!

Job type: Full-time

“We are a community of thousands of children, families, community leaders, great thinkers, innovative doers, program experts, and those with the heart, soul, and commitment to make change for children and families every day.”

About Us: International Child Resource Institute (ICRI) is a leading international early childhood education, health, and development organization that provides award-winning locally-initiated preschool and infant/toddler Emergent Curriculum programs in over fifty countries from Ghana to Malaysia and partners with UNICEF, World Health Organization, and many other leading organizations. Founded in 1981, our early education programs are based on child-directed, Reggio-inspired, developmentally appropriate practices. We seek full-time Infant/Toddler Teachers who embrace the opportunity to make a lasting difference in children’s lives. Our three centers on the Stanford campus (Madera, Arboretum, and Stock Farm) offer growth opportunities, competitive pay, a positive team culture and excellent benefits, including tuition reimbursement, paid training and partnerships with leading early childhood educators. ICRI envisions a world in which all children are able to fulfill their greatest potential.

The Opportunity: As a full-time Infant/Toddler Teacher on the Stanford University campus you are responsible for nurturing each child’s creativity and curiosity on the path of growth and early learning. Responsibilities include implementing curriculum, providing instruction and supervision, communicating with parents and team members, and creating a healthy and safe environment for all students and staff. All ICRI teachers and staff are held to our high standards regarding communication, curriculum, professionalism, and safety.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Plan and implement activities with your co-teacher team for the classroom.

  • Create an environment in which each child has a chance to grow and thrive.

  • Provide a balance between child-initiated and teacher-informed activities.

  • Actively engage with children to support social and emotional development.

  • Implement hands-on activities that develop positive self-esteem and social skills.

  • Promote positive guidance techniques.

  • Provide a variety of creative and expressive activities.

  • Manage classroom through positive redirection, problem-solving, and active listening.

  • Follow routines that have been established to ensure smooth transitions.

  • Communicate with children at their developmental level.

  • Answer questions while children engage in their explorations.

  • Lead small groups and prepare learning activities.

  • Use a variety of methods (songs, art, outdoor activities) to motivate abilities.

  • Display inclusive practices to accommodate children with special needs.

  • Utilize classroom materials and routines to promote an environment conducive to age-appropriate levels of development, interests, and special needs of the children.

  • Assist in documentation of student work; such as portfolios, and wall displays.

  • Maintain an open line of communication with parents and provide appropriate information (after speaking with your team), and share relevant information from parents with the team.

Qualifications:


  • Minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education units, including 3 units in Infant/Toddler Development (required)

  • 1+ year Infant/Toddler Education Experience (preferred)

  • Knowledge of early childhood education and child development

  • Knowledge and experience with emergent curriculum - a plus

  • Experience working with infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children

  • Commitment to promoting the mission and values of ICRI

  • A positive attitude, flexibility, and enthusiasm for education and learning

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • US Work Authorization and excellent references

  • Submission of TB clearance and background check

  • CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain

  • Must be able to work from 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Working at ICRI: Our team is here to support you learn and grow as an educator. We provide all teachers and staff with a positive environment that rewards excellence, promotes learning, and offers great benefits, including:


  • A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance

  • Competitive pay with opportunities for raises

  • Commuter reimbursement (up to $300/year)

  • Opportunity to participate in a 403(b) retirement program, with a matching plan

  • Paid professional development days (4 days/years of small group courses)

  • Tuition reimbursement up to $2,500 annually to support ongoing learning.

How to Apply: Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of children and join an amazing team? Contact us today to find out how we can help you grow your career in early childhood education and how you can inspire the next generation. 


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Join our awesome team at Mike’s Paddle! Our stand up paddleboard shop is looking for an Summer Camp Head Coach that has a love for Stand Up Paddling and a strong background in youth summer camp management. The camp supervisor is responsible for managing camp instructors and volunteers, coaching youth between the ages of 6 - 17 and promoting water and camp safety. We value teamwork, safety/risk management and hard working individuals who have a fun attitude/approach toward working with youth. Please send a cover letter and resume to apply. 

Direct Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Oversees daily operations and instruction of youth programs.

  • Oversees and develops instructor staff and Interns. Facilitates training for all new and returning instructors including all policies, procedures and emergency action plans.

  • Oversees the registration for all programs, to include maintenance of the registration database system, program paperwork, and addresses refund issues as needed.

  • Maintains files and paperwork for all programs while they are in session, including; participant liability and medical forms, medical emergency and incident report forms, risk management reports and policy updates.

  • Manage the regular maintenance, inventory, and repair of equipment. Coordinates with the Program Director regarding facility development, equipment maintenance, and purchases.

  • Works with Program Director to develop program curriculum, activities, and structure to meet the needs and outcomes of Youth Program

  • Must be flexible in working additional hours to include evenings and weekends.

  • May perform other duties as needed.

Physical Requirements: Must be physically fit with the ability to lift and carry equipment (approximately 45 pounds). Also must have the ability to stand up paddle, swim, and feel very conferrable in open water.  

Experience, Skills, and Knowledge:


  • Must have had at least two years of experience with a recreation program, outdoor leadership, customer service, and supervision.

  • Have at least 2 years of experience with outdoor adventure programs and youth facilitation.

  • Ability to work well with the program director, instructors, volunteers, youth participants, parents, organizations, clients, and the surrounding community.

  • Heightened focus on Risk Management in an outdoor setting.

  • Ability to train and supervise various instructors and volunteers.

  • Excellent customer service skills to include the ability to respond courteously and knowledgeably to the needs of all customers, proper telephone etiquette and other related business practices.

  • A high degree of initiative, self-motivation, and ability to motivate others.

  • Ability to provide a working atmosphere that is fun, positive and productive.

Preferred credentials:


  • American Canoe Association Level 1 SUP

  • Must have a current CPR and First Aid certification

  • Open Water Lifeguarding

  • Complete a background check  

Mike's Paddle 1120 Ballena Blvd. #200Alameda, CA 94501415-295-2925

 


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Overview

Classroom Counselors are key members of our school teams, guiding students to achieve academic success no matter what challenges they may be facing. We employ creative and thoughtful community-tested practices to celebrate the diversity of our students and weave our families' cultures into a curriculum that addresses each child's unique, individual needs. Seneca's partners with Harvey Green Elementary School in Fremont, supporting a classroom setting aimed to enrich the educational experience of students through highly individualized academic and behavioral plans.

Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Celebrating diversity and creating a culture of inclusion increases creativity, innovation, problem solving, and teamwork. Seneca’s agency-wide DEI Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve.For more information on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, click here!

Responsibilities


  • Contribute to the structure and stability of the classroom by helping students stay on task and focused within the classroom

  • Utilize behavioral and clinical techniques to support the mental health needs of our clients; this can include working with students on skills such as anger management, coping with frustration, or interacting positively with peers

  • Work as a member of a multidisciplinary team with teachers, therapists, psychologists, and other therapeutic and educational staff

  • Foster curiosity and creativity in our students by sharing your skills and interests in sports, art, games, nature exploration, and other fun activities

  • Participate in weekly supervision to expand your skills and receive ongoing guidance and support

  • Communicate effectively with all staff who are involved in the daily life of the student

  • Provide crisis intervention for students, using de-escalation techniques to resolve conflicts; this may include physical management of clients and implementation of Seneca's Equilibrium Training

Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree or within 6 months of graduation

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Valid California driver's license and insurance

  • Insurable by Seneca's automobile policy

  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements

Schedule


  • Monday - Friday; 8am-4pm

Benefits


  • Competitive salary

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, and partially paid premiums for dependents

  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan

  • Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities

  • We provide a 403(b) retirement plan

  • 4 weeks flexible paid time off


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 Ready to learn the skills of exceptional educators in an amazingly fun summer job? Excited to sharpen your skills in specific subject matter? Love working with and having an impact on kids?

Through their role in the classroom, Assistant Instructors ignite a spark of learning for individual campers and small groups, helping to bring the Galileo Innovation Approach to life. Assistant Instructors are also often responsible for culture-building in the camp schedule, and spend much of their “work” time having a great time. 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.

About Galileo

Founded in 2002, Galileo operates summer day camp programs for kids at 70+ locations throughout the Bay Area, SoCal, and Chicago. Our mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world, and we reach this mission through employment of our unique pedagogy, the Galileo Innovation Approach.

We’ve been ranked one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the SF Business Times for nine years running, and over 97% of our summer staff say they would recommend working for us. Being a Galilean means joining an organization that is a model of innovative learning, with a company-wide commitment to camper inclusion and broadening our impact. Learn more about our financial assistance program and other community efforts.

 Core Requirements


  • Serve as an ambassador of Galileo, demonstrating our mission and values in a positive and professional manner

  • Demonstrate professionalism and accountability

  • Take initiative to analyze and solve problems

  • Respond to camper, family member and colleague needs

  • Strengthen our relationship with host site by upholding facility policies and embracing host site employees as partners

 Required Experience & Education


  • Some college or equivalent experience 

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Experience working with kids or in a camp setting a plus

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Assist Lead Instructors in delivering curriculum, learning skills necessary to be an effective and successful educator

  • Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individual campers

  • Provide excellent customer service to parents by communicating with them on a daily basis about their camper’s experience

  • Maintain safe environments for all campers

Benefits


  • Assistant Instructors are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $13.00-16.10 per hour, dependent on work location and education level

  • 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)


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Love working with and having an impact on kids? Do you thrive in new environments and love supporting the needs of a team? Ready to take your group management skills to the next level in an amazingly fun summer camp counselor job?

Substitutes fill in for absences lasting a day, a week, and sometimes longer, and are scheduled to work only when regular staff members are absent. The Substitute Summer Camp Counselor role is the perfect opportunity for those inspired by the idea of a Galileo summer, and who are open to or require a more flexible summer commitment. 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.

About Galileo

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.

 Core Requirements


  • Commitment to educational programming for children

  • Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands 

  • 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 all day, every day, for the duration of the summer

Required Experience & Education


  • College degree preferred but not required

  • Demonstrated ability to pick up new material quickly

  • Experience working with kids or in a camp setting a plus

  • Eighteen years of age or high school graduate by first day of camp’s operation

Benefits


  • Substitute Summer Camp Counselors and Assistant Instructors are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $13.00-16.10 per hour

  • 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)


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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? Especially excited to share your experience guiding outdoor play?

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 .

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.

About Galileo

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.

 Core Requirements


  • 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

 Required 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

Benefits


  • Lead Instructors are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $13.50-20.00 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)


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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.

About Galileo

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.

Core Requirements


  • Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands

  • 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

 Benefits


  • Lead Instructors are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $13.50-20.00 per hour, dependent on work location and education level

  • 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)


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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 science, technology, team-building or education? Want to help middle-school aged kids dive deep into a fascinating topic?

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.

About Galileo

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.

Core Requirements


  • 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

Benefits


  • Lead Instructors are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $13.50-20.00 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)


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KE Camps is the leading provider of summer camps for country clubs nationwide. We partner with over 100 private clubs all over the country to implement traditional-style day camps for elementary-aged children. Each of our camp locations will have a KE Camps staff team consisting of one Camp Director and several Camp Counselors. Our Staff are the backbone of our programs and therefore, we pride ourselves in giving them an incredible amount of support. As a Camp Director or Counselor, we guarantee you will feel a part of the KE Camps Team!

As a Camp Director, you will be the go-to person for all things camp at your specific country club location. Your job will include many responsibilities, all with the goal of creating a memorable and meaningful camp experience for your campers. Our Camp Directors have real ownership over their camp programs and enjoy infusing their own creativity and talents into their weekly schedules. As you manage campers, their families, club logistics, your small staff team and other camp happenings, you will be truly supported by the KE Camps Year-Round Office all the way.

Camp Director Qualities


  • Ability to work with children to grow in character, experiences and insights

  • Knowledge of camp program and planning

  • Ability to guard the health and well-being of campers at all times

  • Prior experience working with children in a leadership position

  • Enthusiastic, Responsible, Dependable, Level-Headed, Flexible, and Calm in all situations

  • CPR/First Aid Certified OR willing to become certified before the summer begins

Camp Director Responsibilities


  • Work with group of campers and provide a fun, safe and exciting camp experience

  • Work with and supervise Counselors in a supportive manner

  • Assign Counselors to specific tasks

  • Greet families and campers upon arrival and orientate them to camp

  • Establish emergency rules and safety procedures with campers and staff

  • Manage parent expectations by knowing your campers and conversing with parents at pick-up and drop-off times

  • Plan daily camp schedule and activities

  • Shop for camp supplies, staying within supply budget provided by KE Camps

  • Prepare activities in advance

  • Manage any issues that may arise including, but not limited to, camper behavior issues, parent complaints, etc.

  • Check in with the KE Camps Office to update them on your camp and any issues you may be encountering

Our camp is located at Green Hills Country Club in Millbrae, CA. Check the Camp Green Hills page of our website for exact camp dates - staff members must be available to work the full camp season.


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Love the details? Get deep satisfaction from a job well done? Love helping things run smoothly? Find delight in supporting the administrative needs of a team and providing excellent customer service? Obsessed with check lists and office organization?

The Program Assistant is the behind-the-scenes administrative and programmatic support of some of our largest Galileo camp sites. This role supports the Operations Coordinator in setting the tone for service mentality and work ethic for every other camp staff member. They role model the flexibility required at camp—there is no job too big or too small. There is a lot of work to make the camp office—and thus camp—run smoothly, and our Program Assistants help turn those wheels!  Perfect for those that love databases and camp songs alike. 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.

About Galileo

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.

Core Requirements


  • Commitment to educational programming for children

  • Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands

  • 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 all day, every day, for the duration of the summer

Required Experience & Education


  • College degree preferred but not required

  • Administrative experience

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Experience working with kids or in a camp setting a plus

  • Current CPR and First Aid certification (by start of camp)

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Support administrative and management tasks, as directed by Operations Coordinator, Assistant Camp Director, or Camp Director

  • Support all aspects of camp, especially behind-the-scenes operations and programming

  • Provide excellent customer service to camp families via phone or in person

  • Support production of weekly camper paperwork and database management

Benefits


  • Program Assistants are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $13.25-16.10 per hour

  • 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)


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Ready to take ownership of your leadership development? See yourself on a trajectory of professional growth in an educational setting? Ready to have a career-defining summer?

Assistant Camp Directors are leaders, partnering with Camp Directors to bring camp to life. These visionary role models serve as staff culture ambassadors, operational can-doers, educational champions, and all-around indispensable members of the camp leadership team. Assistant Camp Directors support the smooth operation of a single camp site — supervising staff, planning programs, delighting parents, and so much more. Learn more about this role and working at Galileo in our

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.

About Galileo

Founded in 2002, Galileo operates summer day camp programs for kids at 70+ locations throughout the Bay Area, SoCal, and Chicago. Our mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world, and we reach this mission through employment of our unique pedagogy, the Galileo Innovation Approach.

We’ve been ranked one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the SF Business Times for nine years running, and over 97% of our summer staff say they would recommend working for us. Being a Galilean means joining an organization that is a model of innovative learning, with a company-wide commitment to camper inclusion and broadening our impact. Learn more about our financial assistance program and other community efforts.

Core Requirements


  • Serve as an ambassador of Galileo, demonstrating our mission and values in a positive and professional manner

  • Demonstrate professionalism and accountability

  • Take initiative to analyze and solve problems

  • Respond to camper, family member and colleague needs

  • Strengthen our relationship with host site by upholding facility policies and embracing host site employees as partners

  • Maintain a high standard of ethics, integrity and confidentiality

Required Experience & Education


  • College degree preferred but not required

  • Administrative experience

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Experience working with kids or in a camp setting

  • Current CPR and First Aid certification (by start of camp)

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Oversee daily operations of camp with the Camp Director

  • Lead and manage up to 20 staff members, ensuring quality group leadership, high energy and overall professional performance

  • Provide excellent customer service to camp families to ensure a professional, positive, and memorable experience

  • Contribute to and participate in daily opening and closing ceremonies, all-camp activities, and snack & lunch supervision and programming

Benefits


  • Assistant Camp Directors are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $16.00-20.00 per hour, highly dependent on work location and educational level

  • 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)


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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.

About Galileo

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.

 Core Requirements


  • 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

Benefits


  • Lead Instructors are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $13.50-20.00 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)


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Job Description

Menlo Park, CA 94025 | June 15 - August 13 | Full Time | Seasonal - Summer 2020

Spend Your Summer Designing and Building One of a Kind Creations with the Team at Project Ember

Calling all ambitious educators, artists, engineers - empaths and creatives of all kinds! Come spend your summer teaching kids to use power tools, saying yes to wild and imaginative designs, and creating a community where campers feel seen, heard, and valued.

Creativity thrives in spaces where everyone feels a sense of belonging; we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace for all employees, in celebration of all identities.

ABOUT PROJECT EMBER

Project Ember is an artistic engineering camp where kids collaboratively design and build interactive projects at a scale you have to see to believe. Every week of camp has a surprise theme, but beyond some guiding constraints, our campers have the creative freedom to design their very own projects. Without blueprints or kits, our campers and Collaborators (counselors) spend the week designing, prototyping, testing, iterating, and refining a project. And then we celebrate what we've made with a huge demonstration day. The magic of Project Ember lives at the intersection of daring creativity and inclusive collaboration. Kids are challenged to take big creative risks without guaranteed success and to work together to accomplish something bigger than they could imagine doing on their own. Vulnerability is an essential piece of meaningful creative output, personal growth, and teamwork, so we work tirelessly to create an environment where all campers feel a sense of belonging.

ABOUT THE JOB

Work with kids ages 8-14 to engineer larger than life art, structures, puppets, vehicles, mechanisms and more. Create a community of learners who celebrate mistakes, honor sincerity, and value the power of both the individual and the team. Use a huge range of supplies and tools from standard arts and crafts, to power tools and dimensional lumber. You don’t need to be perfect to apply; come with either experience making rad stuff or experience working with kids. While both is ideal, we want our team to be a mix of educators, makers, artists, facilitators, and engineers.

Your primary role will be supporting and guiding kids through the complex process of working on a team to make something bigger than themselves (figuratively and literally). You will be a teammate, doing the work right alongside the kids. You will be a facilitator, making sure every voice is heard and guiding the kids through compromise and towards consensus. You will be a leader tilting the environment towards engagement, and the project towards completion. At other times you will have to hold firm boundaries that keep kids physically and emotionally safe. Above all else, you will help create a space where kids at our camp feel seen, heard and loved.

PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS


  • Build large-scale projects with kids utilizing power tools (we will teach you how!)

  • Facilitate daily design sessions, establishing the scope of the project and the daily goals (we will teach you how!)

  • Uphold Project Ember’s tool use and risk management policies

  • Maintain an emotionally and physically safe environment

  • Model and teach inclusivity

  • Facilitate meaningful collaboration and mediate conflict among campers

  • Bandage scrapped knees, have heart to hearts, and celebrate vulnerability

  • Host games and program transitions

  • Share stories with families about their children

  • Co-develop curriculum and pick the summer's project themes with the rest of staff

  • Attend regular meetings focused on skills development and specific camper needs

  • Keep the site clean, orderly, and safe

  • Supervise before care, aftercare, snack, lunch and park time (though never all of them in a single day)

  • Regularly submit camper notes (these help us maintain multi-year relationships with alumni and track things like projects they worked on and delightful moments they were apart of)

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS


  • You have started and completed a significant project of your own volition AND/OR

  • You have experience working with children as a teacher, camp counselor, or mentor (informal experience welcome)

  • You care deeply for the well-being of young people and know how to take care of yourself so that you are able to meet their needs during program hours

  • You are an excellent communicator and are comfortable giving and receiving feedback

  • You are swift to adapt to changing situations and have a high tolerance for uncertainty.

  • You are committed to safety and high-quality program delivery

  • You can pass a criminal background check

  • You are 18+

PREFERRED SKILLS


  • The ability to understand and make oneself understood with Spanish speaking families

  • Formal training AND/OR real-world experience in progressive education.

  • First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, EMT or equivalent training (certification can take place after hiring)

SCHEDULE, LOCATION, AND COMPENSATION


  • Location: Synapse School, Menlo Park, CA

  • Employment: This is a full-time, seasonal job without benefits or paid vacation time. Sick leave is paid.

  • Compensation: $17 - $22 per hour depending on skills and experience

  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 4:30 or 9:15 - 5:15 (40 hour work week with occasional overtime sessions on Fridays and at the end of the summer for clean up)

DATES


  • Mandatory Staff Training: June 15th - 19th

  • Programs Dates: June 22nd - August 7th

  • Debrief and Cleanup: August 10th - 13th - Please expect to work full days on August 12th and 13th

PHYSICAL DEMANDS


  • Occasional Lifting up to 30lb

  • Computer use (typing, reading)

  • Speaking to communicate both up close and over large distances

  • Seeing to maintain line-of-sight with campers

  • Kneeling, leaning, and/or squatting (primarily to interact with kids and projects)

  • Sitting on the floor or standing for long periods of time


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Job Title: Infant/Toddler Teacher  

Organization: International Child Resource Institute (ICRI) 

Location: Stanford University Stock Farm Road Children's Center, Stanford, CA  

Salary: Competitive pay rate plus $250 Sign-on Bonus after 3 months of employment! 

Job type: Full-time      

 

“We are a community of thousands of children, families, community leaders, great thinkers, innovative doers, program experts, and those with the heart, soul, and commitment to make change for children and families every day.” 

 About Us: International Child Resource Institute (ICRI) is a leading international early childhood education, health, and development organization that provides award-winning locally-initiated preschool and infant/toddler Emergent Curriculum programs in over fifty countries from Ghana to Malaysia and partners with UNICEF, World Health Organization, and many other leading organizations. Founded in 1981, our early education programs are based on child-directed, Reggio-inspired, developmentally appropriate practices. We seek full-time Infant/Toddler Teachers who embrace the opportunity to make a lasting difference in children’s lives. Our three centers on the Stanford campus (Madera, Arboretum, and Stock Farm) offer growth opportunities, competitive pay, a positive team culture and excellent benefits, including tuition reimbursement, paid training and partnerships with leading early childhood educators. ICRI envisions a world in which all children are able to fulfill their greatest potential.     

The Opportunity: As a full-time Infant/Toddler Teacher on the Stanford University campus you are responsible for nurturing each child’s creativity and curiosity on the path of growth and early learning. Responsibilities include implementing curriculum, providing instruction and supervision, communicating with parents and team members, and creating a healthy and safe environment for all students and staff. All ICRI teachers and staff are held to our high standards regarding communication, curriculum, professionalism, and safety.     

 Key Responsibilities:


  • Plan and implement activities with your co-teacher team for the classroom.

  • Create an environment in which each child has a chance to grow and thrive.

  • Provide a balance between child-initiated and teacher-informed activities.

  • Actively engage with children to support social and emotional development. 

  • Implement hands-on activities that develop positive self-esteem and social skills. 

  • Promote positive guidance techniques. 

  • Provide a variety of creative and expressive activities. 

  • Manage classroom through positive redirection, problem-solving, and active listening.

  • Follow routines that have been established to ensure smooth transitions.

  • Communicate with children at their developmental level.

  • Answer questions while children engage in their explorations.

  • Lead small groups and prepare learning activities.

  • Use a variety of methods (songs, art, outdoor activities) to motivate abilities.

  • Display inclusive practices to accommodate children with special needs.

  • Utilize classroom materials and routines to promote an environment conducive to age-appropriate levels of development, interests, and special needs of the children.

  • Assist in documentation of student work; such as portfolios, and wall displays.

  • Maintain an open line of communication with parents and provide appropriate information (after speaking with your team), and share relevant information from parents with the team.    

Qualifications:


  •  Minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education units, including 3 units in Infant/Toddler Development (required) 

  • 1+ year Infant/Toddler Education Experience (preferred)

  • Knowledge of early childhood education and child development

  • Knowledge and experience with emergent curriculum - a plus

  • Experience working with infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children

  • Commitment to promoting the mission and values of ICRI

  • A positive attitude, flexibility, and enthusiasm for education and learning

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • US Work Authorization and excellent references

  • Submission of TB clearance and background check

  • CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain   

  •  Must be able to work from 9:30 am - 6:30 pm  

Working at ICRI: Our team is here to support you learn and grow as an educator. We provide all teachers and staff with a positive environment that rewards excellence, promotes learning, and offers great benefits, including:


  • A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance

  • Competitive pay with opportunities for raises

  • Commuter reimbursement (up to $300/year)

  • Opportunity to participate in a 403(b) retirement program, with a matching plan

  • Paid professional development days (4 days/years of small group courses)

  • Tuition reimbursement up to $2,500 annually to support ongoing learning.    

 How to Apply: Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of children and join an amazing team? Contact us today to find out how we can help you grow your career in early childhood education and how you can inspire the next generation. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to us with “Infant/Toddler Teacher” in the subject line.     Thank you for expressing interest in joining our team. We will respond to all applicants. You can learn more about us at www.icrichild.org.         


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Are you a college or high school student ready to demonstrate your skills in a job that helps you gain great experience? Love doing whatever it takes and performing a variety of tasks? Want the best summer job? Ever?

Galileo would not function without Summer Interns. Their ability to switch focus from week to week, day to day, hour to hour and sometimes minute to minute is critical to the successful operation of camp. This role requires a positive, solution-oriented attitude, initiative, flexibility, and exceptional service mentality. 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.

About Galileo

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.

Core Requirements


  • Commitment to educational programming for children

  • Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands 

  • 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 all day, every day, for the duration of the summer

Required Experience & Education


  • Upper-level high school student, college student, college graduate, or equivalent experience

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Experience working with kids or in a camp setting a plus

  • Sixteen years old by your camp’s first day of operation, with a work permit valid through August 2020 if under 18

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Support all aspects of camp, especially behind-the-scenes camp operations and programming. Please note, most Summer Interns spent the vast majority of their time on operations and administrative tasks, as opposed to hands- on work with campers

  • Support morning and afternoon extended care program including check-in, check-out, and leading camper activities

  • Support set-up of, contribute to, and participate in daily opening and closing ceremonies, all-camp activities, and snack/lunch supervision and programming

Benefits


  • Summer Interns are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $13.00-16.00 per hour

  • 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)


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Galileo is looking for an astute, diligent Seasonal Staffing Coordinator to join our fast-paced spring/summer HQ team. This seasonal team-member will support every stage of ensuring our camps are fully covered by exceptional substitute staff when needs emerge throughout our busiest weeks—including extending employment offers, supporting onboarding and hiring, and dispatching subs during summer—all while embodying a constant commitment to quality service.

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. 

About Galileo

We think the world needs innovators. We also think kids who learn to explore and fail without fear—the essence of innovation—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, ever-evolving camp programs to over 30,000 campers each summer. At HQ, we believe that we are Galileo; through the work of each contributor and team, we bring our values to life, and constantly make our company and culture better. Because here, values aren’t just lip service—we aim to be more visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined and reflective each day, and back that effort up with structure to ensure our success. People who work hard, seek feedback to improve their work and themselves, feel deeply accountable for excellent work product, and play very, very well with others tend to thrive in our culture.

Core Requirements



  • You are intrigued or inspired by Galileo’s mission and purpose. Innovation education, project-based learning, and working in a professional, welcoming, deeply camp-inspired environment should sound like things you’re ready to explore or sign up for.


  • You care about people and the relationships you build with them. You communicate clearly and effectively, while acting with a deep sense of empathy.


  • You’re a deeply accountable, performance-driven team-player. You take great pride in contributing your talents, leading to concrete success toward both team and individual goals. 


  • You can juggle—and juggle well. You can manage a variety of projects simultaneously. Incoming emails? Multiple stakeholders? Easy breezy. You manage your time well and keep your calendar in tip-top shape.  


  • You’re nimble and eager to grow. You’re excited to join a high-functioning team, and continuously seek feedback to learn and grow. 

Required Experience & Education


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • 1-2 years experience in an administrative role preferred, but not required 

  • Demonstrated experience with the Microsoft Suite and Google products, with the ability to pick up new systems quickly 

  • Experience working with Galileo summer programs helpful, but not required

  • Inclusive mindset, with a deep commitment to building diverse learning environments 

  • Skill at and experience with soliciting and implementing feedback to improve performance

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

We’re looking for a Seasonal Staffing Coordinator who not only enjoys delivering exceptional candidate or customer care, but also relishes managing logistical details in support of the success of a team. 



  • You’ll help manage the pipeline of incredible substitute summer staff candidates, reviewing resumes in our applicant tracking system, leveraging resources to support making timely and skilled hiring decisions, and ultimately extending offers on behalf of Galileo.


  • You’ll impeccably guide new substitute hires through onboarding and associated communication, which may include everything from training follow-up to remotely supporting staff with their first on-site days at camp. 


  • You’ll be the voice of Galileo to hundreds of candidates. You will exemplify the special Galileo brand of candidate care, while skillfully and warmly delivering top-notch service to all team-members via email and phone while dispatching substitutes to over 100 camp programs. 

 Benefits


  • $20.00/hour

  • Temporary employee (non-benefited)  

  • Paid sick leave is accrued at a rate of one hour per every thirty hours worked. Accrual begins on the first day of employment. Paid sick leave may be used beginning on the 90th day of employment

  • We offer a significant camp discount to year-round and seasonal employees  

Schedule & Time Commitment


  • March-August


    • March: 20-30 hrs/week

    • April-August 7: 40 hrs/week 




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Wage: Contingent on qualifications. $11 - $22/hr Opportunities throughout the Bay Area! Come join our Spring/Summer 2020 Team! Our Summer Camp Counselors are the heart of our programs. We're looking for teachers or aspiring teachers who are passionate about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math). Camp Counselors are responsible for teaching and supervision during class and break times. Help us enrich, educate, and entertain the future generations! Required Qualifications:


  • Love working with kids

  • Bachelor's degree or several years of college

  • Demonstrated skills in classroom management

  • Ability to acquire knowledge of the camp curriculum

  • Professional manner and positive attitude

  • Have the habit of responding quickly to text and email

  • Have a reliable, insured and registered car, along with a valid local driver’s license

  • Must be 100% fluent in English; be able to write interesting, concise and grammatically correct notes to parents

  • Must have great references

  • Can pass our rigorous background check

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Summer camp experience or experience working with youth

  • Teaching experience

  • Availability to teach in multiple camp locations

Responsibilities


  • Create a fun environment

  • Deliver the BrainVyne curriculum

  • Customize the curriculum and delivery to meet the students' needs

  • Foster a classroom environment that encourages interaction and collaboration among camp students and teachers

  • Ensure the success of every student in the class including active engagement, academic understanding, project accomplishment, and social interaction

  • Represent BrainVyne to parents through effective daily communication. Communication topics include the highlights of the day, the child's strengths and areas of improvement

  • Lead Instructors must provide leadership guidance to the Instructor team and Counselors-in-training

  • Maintain adequate communication with the site director on a daily basis

  • Participate in mandatory pre-camp meeting and classroom setup

  • Participate in mandatory post-camp meeting

  • Provide feedback on the curriculum and camp operations

  • Punctuality

  • Prefer commitment of 4 consecutive weeks or more

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 **Local Candidates Only

Wage: Contingent on qualifications. $14 - $24/hr 

Opportunities throughout the Bay Area! Come join our Spring/Summer 2020 Team! Our Summer Camp Instructors are the heart of our programs. We're looking for teachers or aspiring teachers who are passionate about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math). Camp Counselors are responsible for teaching and supervision during class and break times. Help us enrich, educate, and entertain the future generations! 

Required Qualifications:


  • Love working with kids

  • Bachelor's degree or several years of college

  • Demonstrated skills in classroom management

  • Ability to acquire knowledge of the camp curriculum

  • Professional manner and positive attitude

  • Have the habit of responding quickly to text and email

  • Have a reliable, insured and registered car, along with a valid local driver’s license

  • Must be 100% fluent in English; be able to write interesting, concise and grammatically correct notes to parents

  • Must have great references

  • Can pass our rigorous background check

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Summer camp experience or experience working with youth

  • Teaching experience

  • Availability to teach in multiple camp locations

Responsibilities


  • Create a fun environment

  • Deliver the BrainVyne curriculum

  • Customize the curriculum and delivery to meet the students' needs

  • Foster a classroom environment that encourages interaction and collaboration among camp students and teachers

  • Ensure the success of every student in the class including active engagement, academic understanding, project accomplishment, and social interaction

  • Represent BrainVyne to parents through effective daily communication. Communication topics include the highlights of the day, the child's strengths and areas of improvement

  • Lead Instructors must provide leadership guidance to the Instructor team and Counselors-in-training

  • Maintain adequate communication with the site director on a daily basis

  • Participate in mandatory pre-camp meeting and classroom setup

  • Participate in mandatory post-camp meeting

  • Provide feedback on the curriculum and camp operations

  • Punctuality

  • Prefer commitment of 4 consecutive weeks or more

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Galileo is looking for program visionaries to direct current or new Camp Galileo and Galileo Summer Quest sites for the 2020 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 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? 



  • You’re inspired by Galileo’s mission and purpose. Innovation education, project-based learning, youth empowerment, and creating safe, inclusive spaces all speak to the very heart of who you are.


  • You’re an experienced, creative, fun-loving leader. You’re as comfortable resolving conflict between two campers as you are mentoring your staff or putting your own unique spin on a classic game. 


  • You’re communicative and trustworthy. As a relationship-builder and mentor, you measure your own success in large part by the success of those around you, and care deeply about helping them meet professional development goals. 


  • You’re an organized, problem-solving manager. You love fine-tuning operational logistics, ensuring program efficiency, and learning new strategies for driving overall performance. 


  • You’re ready to grow. You know that true mastery requires commitment, effort, thoughtful feedback, personal reflection, and implementation of lessons learned. 

 

Who are we?

We think the world needs innovators. We also think kids who learn to explore and fail without fear—the essence of innovation—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.Founded in 2002, Galileo operates summer day camp programs at 70+ locations throughout the Bay Area, SoCal, and Chicago. Our mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world, and we reach this mission through employment of our unique pedagogy, the . We’re ranked #1 for Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the SF Business Times (and been on the list for ten consecutive years!), and were named one of Forbes’ Best Small Companies. Being a Galileo Camp Director means joining an organization that is a model of innovative learning, with a company-wide commitment to and broadening our impact. about our financial assistance program and other community efforts.

What’s the job, really?

Most Camp Directors have full-time jobs during the school year, and commit ~15 hours each week to their Camp Director role pre-camp (January-May/June), with 3-4 additional weekends of training. As summer rolls around, Directors work 55-65 hours each week during camp (and most camps run 5-8 weeks). For more details on this unique schedule, review the , and . 



  • You’ll brilliantly build, lead, and maintain your camp community. From mastering operations to nurturing and retaining staff to creating camp culture and traditions, you’ll work to identify and execute on your program vision, ensuring our campers have their most magical summers ever.  


  • You’ll hire, train, collaborate with, and develop a team of anywhere from 5-50+ summer staff. You’ll be a supportive manager with high expectations, who takes this part of your role seriously. You’ll actively evaluate potential—both strengths and areas of growth—and will thoughtfully push your team to greatness in ways that have an astounding ripple effect.


  • You’ll create and build partnerships like a boss. As the face of Galileo in the community you serve, you’ll work closely with your manager on navigating grassroots marketing efforts, local staff recruiting, your host school relationship, and consistently delivering exceptional service to our camper families. 


  • You’ll leverage existing (and carefully crafted) training and resources to masterfully manage your time and responsibilities, efficiently tracking your workflow details and calendar in the pre-season.

 

What are we looking for?


  • College graduate or equivalent work experience

  • Experience working with K-8th grade children

  • Demonstrated leadership experience (staff hiring and management experience a plus)

  • Ability to work part-time January through May/June (~15 hours per week), and full-time in summer

  • Camp experience is a bonus, though not required 

  • Readiness to stick around; we find that our team and team members benefit from a 3 year minimum commitment

 

Benefits & Compensation



  • Financial reward. A first year California Camp Director typically earns $12,000-$15,000, with up to 20-40% annual increases in subsequent years. Galileo is unusual in that Camp Directors participate in—and benefit from—the financial success of their camps through our bonus program.


  • Lasting positive impact on kids, staff, families, and communities. As a Galileo Camp Director, you’ll develop meaningful, multi-year relationships with staff members, campers and families. You’ll inspire the spark of camp, helping kids see themselves as true innovators.


  • Leadership training & professional development. You’ll receive unique and exceptional training including weekend management training retreats, weekly individual coaching throughout the camp season, mentorship, and access to Galileo’s network of prominent educational leaders. Camp Directors are given the tools, framework, community, and support to take ownership of and implement a fully-developed program. 


  • Opportunity. As Galileo grows, we’re often looking for Regional Directors, curriculum creators, and other full-time staff. Successful Camp Directors are likely candidates for such opportunities. We also have an extensive list of recruiting partners, which connect our staff with outstanding opportunities outside of Galileo.


  • Community. You’ll become part of a current and former Galileo staff network of over 10,000 inspiring changemakers. Former Galileans stay connected, and have even gone on to create successful non-profit organizations together! Learn more about our staff . 


  • Free camp. We offer either free camp sessions or significant camp discounts to all Galileo staff.  

 

Work Location

January-May/June: With the exception of weekend retreats, summer staff interviews, 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.

 


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Galileo is looking for program visionaries to direct current or new Camp Galileo and Galileo Summer Quest sites for the 2020 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 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? 



  • You’re inspired by Galileo’s mission and purpose. Innovation education, project-based learning, youth empowerment, and creating safe, inclusive spaces all speak to the very heart of who you are.


  • You’re an experienced, creative, fun-loving leader. You’re as comfortable resolving conflict between two campers as you are mentoring your staff or putting your own unique spin on a classic game. 


  • You’re communicative and trustworthy. As a relationship-builder and mentor, you measure your own success in large part by the success of those around you, and care deeply about helping them meet professional development goals. 


  • You’re an organized, problem-solving manager. You love fine-tuning operational logistics, ensuring program efficiency, and learning new strategies for driving overall performance. 


  • You’re ready to grow. You know that true mastery requires commitment, effort, thoughtful feedback, personal reflection, and implementation of lessons learned. 

 

Who are we?

We think the world needs innovators. We also think kids who learn to explore and fail without fear—the essence of innovation—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.Founded in 2002, Galileo operates summer day camp programs at 70+ locations throughout the Bay Area, SoCal, and Chicago. Our mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world, and we reach this mission through employment of our unique pedagogy, the . We’re ranked #1 for Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the SF Business Times (and been on the list for ten consecutive years!), and were named one of Forbes’ Best Small Companies. Being a Galileo Camp Director means joining an organization that is a model of innovative learning, with a company-wide commitment to and broadening our impact. about our financial assistance program and other community efforts.

What’s the job, really?

Most Camp Directors have full-time jobs during the school year, and commit ~15 hours each week to their Camp Director role pre-camp (January-May/June), with 3-4 additional weekends of training. As summer rolls around, Directors work 55-65 hours each week during camp (and most camps run 5-8 weeks). For more details on this unique schedule, review the , and . 



  • You’ll brilliantly build, lead, and maintain your camp community. From mastering operations to nurturing and retaining staff to creating camp culture and traditions, you’ll work to identify and execute on your program vision, ensuring our campers have their most magical summers ever.  


  • You’ll hire, train, collaborate with, and develop a team of anywhere from 5-50+ summer staff. You’ll be a supportive manager with high expectations, who takes this part of your role seriously. You’ll actively evaluate potential—both strengths and areas of growth—and will thoughtfully push your team to greatness in ways that have an astounding ripple effect.


  • You’ll create and build partnerships like a boss. As the face of Galileo in the community you serve, you’ll work closely with your manager on navigating grassroots marketing efforts, local staff recruiting, your host school relationship, and consistently delivering exceptional service to our camper families. 


  • You’ll leverage existing (and carefully crafted) training and resources to masterfully manage your time and responsibilities, efficiently tracking your workflow details and calendar in the pre-season.

 

What are we looking for?


  • College graduate or equivalent work experience

  • Experience working with K-8th grade children

  • Demonstrated leadership experience (staff hiring and management experience a plus)

  • Ability to work part-time January through May/June (~15 hours per week), and full-time in summer

  • Camp experience is a bonus, though not required 

  • Readiness to stick around; we find that our team and team members benefit from a 3 year minimum commitment

 

Benefits & Compensation



  • Financial reward. A first year California Camp Director typically earns $12,000-$15,000, with up to 20-40% annual increases in subsequent years. Galileo is unusual in that Camp Directors participate in—and benefit from—the financial success of their camps through our bonus program.


  • Lasting positive impact on kids, staff, families, and communities. As a Galileo Camp Director, you’ll develop meaningful, multi-year relationships with staff members, campers and families. You’ll inspire the spark of camp, helping kids see themselves as true innovators.


  • Leadership training & professional development. You’ll receive unique and exceptional training including weekend management training retreats, weekly individual coaching throughout the camp season, mentorship, and access to Galileo’s network of prominent educational leaders. Camp Directors are given the tools, framework, community, and support to take ownership of and implement a fully-developed program. 


  • Opportunity. As Galileo grows, we’re often looking for Regional Directors, curriculum creators, and other full-time staff. Successful Camp Directors are likely candidates for such opportunities. We also have an extensive list of recruiting partners, which connect our staff with outstanding opportunities outside of Galileo.


  • Community. You’ll become part of a current and former Galileo staff network of over 10,000 inspiring changemakers. Former Galileans stay connected, and have even gone on to create successful non-profit organizations together! Learn more about our staff . 


  • Free camp. We offer either free camp sessions or significant camp discounts to all Galileo staff.  

 

Work Location

January-May/June: With the exception of weekend retreats, summer staff interviews, 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.

 


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 Substitute Preschool Teachers and Aides (no experience or units necessary for employment)

Apply online at www.tempcare.net

Want experience working in a licensed Preschool? We are looking for substitutes part-time, full time and temp to hire for Preschool positions NOW on call.

Temp Care is a full staffing service for Early Childhood Educators. We recruit and place Teachers and Aides in temporary and permanent positions, ranging from infant care through school age. We have been around since 1988.

Requirements for Aides:


  • No Early Childhood Education units

Requirements for Assistant Teachers:


  • Must have a minimum of 6 Early Childhood Education units

Requirements for Teachers:


  • 12 core units Early Childhood Education / Development Semester Units including


  1. Child Development

  2. Child, Family, and Community

  3. Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education

  4. CA Child Development Associate Teacher Permit, or higher

Necessary Qualifications for all:


  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Be in good health and agree to health screening including a TB test, influenza, measles, and pertussis.

  • Mandated Reporter Certificate

  • Clear Criminal Background

  • Must be available for 4-8 hour shifts on call. Must be available to devote a minimum of 2-5 full days a week to receive day-to-day job assignments early in the morning.

  • Reliable and flexible when accepting jobs at different sites.

  • Have the capability to lift up to 50 pounds or more in case of an emergency and to work at the child's eye level .

  • Must be willing to change diapers.

  • Must be willing to travel.

  • Must have Basic English Skills

  • GPS


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Seeking energetic, caring and creative individuals to care for children with special needs. The person will be responsible for the overall physical safety and care needs in the home of the child or children they care for.  They will engage the child in positive ways that will promote their social and emotional development. At the direction of the parents/caregivers, the person will provide fun and engaging interactions through play, games, arts and crafts, educational activities, baking, science projects, and indoor and outdoor play.  In addition, at the discretion of parents/caregivers, some personal grooming may be requested if needed.

It is a flexible position that allows the Respite Care Provider to work the hours, dates, time and locations they choose. Note: the parent determines the days, hours and location of service.  Our agency covers Alameda and Contra Costa County. 


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LOCATION: San Mateo

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday

2:30 pm-6:30 pm

or

12:00 pm-6:30 pm

CHILDREN: 7-year-old, 9-year-old and 11-year-old boys

SALARY: Negotiable

THEIR GENUINE NANNY:

Our down to earth genuine family is searching for a genuine nanny who will be part of their family. Someone who likes to be outdoors, engaged. and roll with the complexities of 3 boys and a busy household. Their genuine nanny is a true partner, who can communicate well with the parents. Someone who is comfortable with mom working from home and sometimes is very busy and others not as busy and is around more often. Their genuine nanny is extremely reliable, honest, flexible to work later when mom or dad is traveling and is very direct. For household management duties like meal prep, laundry, running errands, grocery shopping, organization, etc, the family can offer a 12:00 pm-6:30 pm shift. Our family has a small french bulldog. Must have a reliable vehicle, excellent DMV record, and glowing references. 


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Camp Counselor at Summer Day Camp Where Kids Rule
Camp Session: Jun 8 - Aug 7, 2020 (start and end date will vary depending on site-specific training and move-in/move-out dates)
Location: Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School, Palo Alto, CA

At Steve & Kate's, we put kids in the drivers seat and staff come along for the ride. Campers choose minute to minute what they do, with whom, and for how long, because kids who learn to make decisions today build the self-confidence theyll need to wrangle unknowns tomorrow. Sound like something you can get behind? If so, we're looking for motivated babysitters, teachers, coaches, students, athletes, art, tech, food and education enthusiasts, and anyone else thats ready to play hard, be goofy, and help kids learn to trust themselves, to join our team. As a Summer Staff member, youll sharpen your inherent leadership skills and do meaningful work, while getting an immersive summer of creativity and play.

The job in a nutshell.

We have a range of full-time Summer Staff roles at our summer camps including:



  • Support Staff for our youngest campers, who are tireless advocates for our 4 and 5 year olds that help them transition into camp by introducing new activities, encouraging friendships and ensuring their basic needs are met.


  • Activity Leads, who act as guides and facilitators to inspire campers curiosity while ensuring children are safe, engaged and supported in activities such as The Sewing Salon, The Media Lab, The Bakery, Blocktopolis, The Arcade, The Drawing Room, Karaoke Club, Crochet Corner, and more.


  • Sports & Rec Leads, who run epic Dodgeball tournaments, fierce Capture the Flag competitions, and spirited Soccer matches (along with other sports activities), in addition to operating outrageous recreational equipment like giant inflatable slip and slides and obstacle courses.


  • Food Operations Staff, who interact with and keep hundreds of campers, staff, and parents nourished and happy each day by overseeing The Market. (Note: There is little to no food prep on site, so no culinary experience is required, and its totally fine if you dont own one of those silly chefs hats.)

  • And theres typically plenty of opportunity to mix and match roles, so if youre a coder who likes to crochet, or a sporty seamstress, you wont have to settle on just one of your passions!


How do you know if youre the right candidate?

If you answer yes to all of the questions below, definitely apply now.


  • Do you appreciate and agree with our self-directed approach for kids?

  • Are you comfortable leading groups of kids on your own, but also working with and being accountable to a team?

  • Do you have the stamina to keep up (literally) with 4-12 yr. olds bursting with energy and creative potential? And, if needed, can you bench press a kindergartener (or at least lift up to 30 lbs)?

  • Are you serious about having fun, willing to work hard but also let loose when the time calls?

  • Please read this doc for additional details regarding Steve & Kate seasonal staff responsibilities and requirements


Even if youre new to working with kids or dont have experience in our specific programs, if youre motivated to learn, well get you up to speed with our paid training and development program. And if youre inspired by what we do but not cut out for a Summer Staff role, were also hiring for Assistant Director and Admin positions at our Winter, Midwinter, Spring and Summer Camps (check out our Jobs page to see our other openings).




A bit more about us.

Were the people who pie-oneered self-directed summer camps starting way back in 1980 and introduced the most flexible and fair attendance system in the industry. At Steve & Kates, campers have license to determine wherever across camp theyd like to explore: The Media Lab, Sewing Salon, Blocktopolis, The Bakery, Crochet Corner, and more. Kids decide what they do and where they do it, giving them the confidence to risk, fail and rise and develop self-knowledge and deep trust in their instincts and capabilities. Were owned by a husband and wife named Steve and Kate, and weve grown to nearly 40 locations in 10 states.

In order to create a camp where every child feels safe, respected, empowered, and a sense of belonging, Steve & Kates needs seasonal and year-round teams that represent the richness and diversity of our local communities. We are an equal-opportunity employer that strives to have staff members of all races, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religions, socio-economic backgrounds and abilities join us in helping kids (and adults) learn to trust themselves and one another. We also strive to create an environment where work, learning, and play is inclusive, equitable, and accessible for all.



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Ready to learn the skills of exceptional educators in an amazingly fun summer job? Excited to sharpen your skills in specific subject matter? Love working with and having an impact on kids?Through their role in the classroom, Assistant Instructors ignite a spark of learning for individual campers and small groups, helping to bring the Galileo Innovation Approach to life. Assistant Instructors are also often responsible for culture-building in the camp schedule, and spend much of their “work” time having a great time. Learn more about this role and working at Galileo in our jobs video gallery.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.


ABOUT GALILEO


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.


 


This isn’t your average summer recreation 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.


 


Being a Galilean means jumping into action to bring camp magic to life. Depending on the day, that could mean creating a gorgeous sign that highlights the Galileo Innovation Approach, donning a tutu for a skit, or playing a board game with two campers to build connection. 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 summer camps. You get the point.


 


WHAT YOU’LL GET 


Purposeful work in a playful, supportive environment. Plus, you’ll join a lifelong 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.


Position Description


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

  • Strengthen our relationship with host site by upholding facility policies and embracing host site employees as partners

  • Maintain a high standard of ethics, integrity and confidentiality


 


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 all day, every day, for the duration of the summer


EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION



  • Some college or equivalent experience

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Experience working with kids or in a camp setting a plus


 


 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES



  • Become familiar with curriculum for majors/classes in which you will assist

  • Assist Lead Instructors in delivering curriculum, learning skills necessary to be an effective and successful educator

  • Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individual campers

  • Support camper check-in and check-out processes

  • Provide excellent customer service to parents by communicating with them on a daily basis about their camper’s experience

  • Maintain safe environments for all campers


 


ADDITIONAL DUTIES



  • Set, work toward and achieve measurable professional development goals

  • Assist with daily set up and cleanup of camp and assist instructors with lesson preparation

  • Support morning and afternoon extended care program including check in, check out, and leading camper activities

  • Contribute to and participate in daily opening and closing ceremonies, all-camp activities, and snack & lunch supervision and programming


 


WORK HOURS AND DATES


The camp environment is demanding, requiring consistent 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, both professionally and personally.


 


General Camp Staff Hours Information:



  • Staff may work anytime between 7:30am and 6pm, Monday through Friday. Number of hours and start/finish time will vary by site, position and day

  • Staff meetings: During regular work hours before or after the start of programming

  • Before setup days begin, complete between 2-12 hours of online training

  • Training and setup days: Participate in two mandatory training and setup days in the days before camp starts

  • Camp cleanup: Participate in cleaning and packing up camp for an additional 1-5 hours in your last week of camp, typically some additional hours at the end of the day. On the last day of camp all staff stay on site until cleanup is complete, which could be up to 6pm at the earliest


 


Position-Specific Hours Information:


The camp day runs, on average, 8 hours for Assistant Instructors. Assistant Instructors' typical schedule is from 7:45am-4:15pm, with some Assistant Instructors also working Extended Care hours until as late as 6pm.


 


COMPENSATION AND PERKS


We are committed to competitively compensating staff. Regarding compensation:



  • Assistant Instructors are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $13.00-16.10 per hour, dependent on work location and education level

  • 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)


 


SUPERVISION GIVEN/RECEIVED


General supervision, ongoing observation and evaluation is provided by your Camp Director.


 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.

  • Typing, writing, reading

  • Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance

  • Use hand and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment

  • Frequent sitting

  • Standing, walking, kneeling


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Ready to learn the skills of exceptional educators in an amazingly fun summer job? Excited to sharpen your skills in specific subject matter? Love working with and having an impact on kids?Through their role in the classroom, Assistant Instructors ignite a spark of learning for individual campers and small groups, helping to bring the Galileo Innovation Approach to life. Assistant Instructors are also often responsible for culture-building in the camp schedule, and spend much of their “work” time having a great time. Learn more about this role and working at Galileo in our jobs video gallery.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.


ABOUT GALILEO


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.


 


This isn’t your average summer recreation 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.


 


Being a Galilean means jumping into action to bring camp magic to life. Depending on the day, that could mean creating a gorgeous sign that highlights the Galileo Innovation Approach, donning a tutu for a skit, or playing a board game with two campers to build connection. 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 summer camps. You get the point.


 


WHAT YOU’LL GET 


Purposeful work in a playful, supportive environment. Plus, you’ll join a lifelong 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.


Position Description


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

  • Strengthen our relationship with host site by upholding facility policies and embracing host site employees as partners

  • Maintain a high standard of ethics, integrity and confidentiality


 


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 all day, every day, for the duration of the summer


EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION



  • Some college or equivalent experience

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Experience working with kids or in a camp setting a plus


 


 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES



  • Become familiar with curriculum for majors/classes in which you will assist

  • Assist Lead Instructors in delivering curriculum, learning skills necessary to be an effective and successful educator

  • Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individual campers

  • Support camper check-in and check-out processes

  • Provide excellent customer service to parents by communicating with them on a daily basis about their camper’s experience

  • Maintain safe environments for all campers


 


ADDITIONAL DUTIES



  • Set, work toward and achieve measurable professional development goals

  • Assist with daily set up and cleanup of camp and assist instructors with lesson preparation

  • Support morning and afternoon extended care program including check in, check out, and leading camper activities

  • Contribute to and participate in daily opening and closing ceremonies, all-camp activities, and snack & lunch supervision and programming


 


WORK HOURS AND DATES


The camp environment is demanding, requiring consistent 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, both professionally and personally.


 


General Camp Staff Hours Information:



  • Staff may work anytime between 7:30am and 6pm, Monday through Friday. Number of hours and start/finish time will vary by site, position and day

  • Staff meetings: During regular work hours before or after the start of programming

  • Before setup days begin, complete between 2-12 hours of online training

  • Training and setup days: Participate in two mandatory training and setup days in the days before camp starts

  • Camp cleanup: Participate in cleaning and packing up camp for an additional 1-5 hours in your last week of camp, typically some additional hours at the end of the day. On the last day of camp all staff stay on site until cleanup is complete, which could be up to 6pm at the earliest


 


Position-Specific Hours Information:


The camp day runs, on average, 8 hours for Assistant Instructors. Assistant Instructors' typical schedule is from 7:45am-4:15pm, with some Assistant Instructors also working Extended Care hours until as late as 6pm.


 


COMPENSATION AND PERKS


We are committed to competitively compensating staff. Regarding compensation:



  • Assistant Instructors are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $13.00-16.10 per hour, dependent on work location and education level

  • 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)


 


SUPERVISION GIVEN/RECEIVED


General supervision, ongoing observation and evaluation is provided by your Camp Director.


 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.

  • Typing, writing, reading

  • Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance

  • Use hand and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment

  • Frequent sitting

  • Standing, walking, kneeling


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Principal Responsibilities:

Position Title:Summer Camp Counselor

Status:Seasonal, non-benefitted, At-Will**

Supervisor:Camp and Youth Director

Term:June - August

General Function:

Under the direction of the Camp & Youth Director, the Camp Counselor will interact with and supervise campers ages 5-14 years old. Camp Counselors will assist with planning and implementing daily camp activities for a group of 16+ campers to assure that the day camp operates in a safe manner at all times, and assure the implementation of group activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty at a high quality level. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or experience:


  • Minimum of 18 years of age (preferred)

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, co-workers, volunteers, members, parents, donors and the general public

Specific Certification Requirements:

Current American Red Cross CPR for Child and Adult

Current American Red Cross First Aid Certification

If over 18 years old - Completion and clearance of background fingerprint assessment via the APJCC specific Livescan location.

If under 18 years old - current Work Permit

** Employees at APJCC may have availability to attend in-house Certification courses, please check with Camp Director as to availability.

Language skills:

Reasoning Ability:


  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

  • Must possess the ability to make sound independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

Other Skills, Requirements, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:


  • Ability and willingness to work as a "team"

  • Organized and possess excellent interpersonal communication skills

  • Able to set and meet deadlines

  • Enthusiastic, dependable and a sense of humor

  • Willing to follow directions and take initiative

  • Understanding of the APJCC mission as well as a commitment to be a positive role model

  • Even-tempered and able to adjust tasks in accordance with changing priorities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Must have the knowledge of campers' whereabouts at all times.

  • Actively facilitate camper development in Outdoor Recreation Activities, Social Skill Development, Values, Multi-Cultural and Environmental Awareness.

  • Maintain a positive attitude and conduct with total staff team as a positive role model.

  • Assist in development, implementation, and evaluation of daily day camp activities.

  • Adhere to and enforce Camp policies and procedures and operate day camp activities in a safe manner at all times.

  • Maintain good public relations with day camp parents.

  • Attendance at staff meetings and pre-camp training. (mandatory)

  • Be prompt to all work assignments and adhere to day camp daily schedule and operating calendar.

  • Enforces and adheres to camp procedures and policies.

  • Maintains all camp equipment and supplies.

  • Adheres to daily day camp operating schedule.

  • Facilitates camper development.

  • Cares about and gives attention to campers' needs.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned by Camp Leadership.

  • Purposeful and coordinated programs that advance Camp and APJCC strategic goals, good public relations, sound financial position and good records systems;

  • A positive working environment that allows for creative thinking, positive attitudes, teamwork and self-development;

  • Permeation of Tiferet (contributing to the greater good) throughout all APJCC programs, services and interactions. This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive.

**Ability to work traditional business hours as well as non-traditional hours as business dictates. To include but not limited to weekends and evening.

Effect on End Result: The effectiveness of this position will be measured by:

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.

  • Ability to adequately observe participant activities, enforces safety regulations, and applies appropriate policies and procedures.

  • The physical ability to lead and interact in group activities and perform related skills.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Also required to climb, push, and pull. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

  • Ability to work both in an outside and inside environment, different temperature extremes.

  • Ability and willingness to get in the swimming pool to supervise swimming time.

The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

APJCC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability

Disclaimer: This job description indicates in general terms, the type and level of work performed as well as the typical responsibilities of employees in this classification. The duties described are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive to any specific employee. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and, when possible, to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this position description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between the APJCC and its employees.

Agency Information:

Amenities include fitness center, heated pool, children's pool, lighted tennis courts, full gymnasium, event auditorium and meeting rooms, athletic field, physical therapy clinic, free parking, childcare, acclaimed preschool for ages 18 months-5 years, day camp, recreation program for children with special needs, birthday parties, teen lounge, Center for Jewish Life & Learning, holiday celebrations, Judaica and Hebrew classes, enrichment classes on a variety of topics for all ages, dance and sports programs for children and adults. Event rentals available.

Date Posted: 01/15/2020

Title: Summer Camp Counselor

JCC: Addison-Penzak JCC of Silicon Valley

Location: Los Gatos, CA


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Love working with and having an impact on kids? Do you thrive in new environments and love supporting the needs of a team? Ready to take your group management skills to the next level in an amazingly fun summer camp counselor job?

Substitutes fill in for absences lasting a day, a week, and sometimes longer, and are scheduled to work only when regular staff members are absent. The Substitute Summer Camp Counselor role is the perfect opportunity for those inspired by the idea of a Galileo summer, and who are open to or require a more flexible summer commitment. Learn more about this role and working at Galileo in our jobs video gallery.

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.

ABOUT GALILEO

Galileos mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. We know its bold. We also know that we cant achieve it without asking staff to be role models of an innovators mindsetvisionary, courageous, collaborative, determined and reflective. Its not always easy. Camp staffers work hard. Very hard. You can expect days in which theres 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 lifefor campers, and for themselves.

This isnt your average summer recreation 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.

Being a Galilean means jumping into action to bring camp magic to life. Depending on the day, that could mean creating a gorgeous sign that highlights the Galileo Innovation Approach, donning a tutu for a skit, or playing a board game with two campers to build connection. 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 inand helping to createjoyful experiences. After all, we run summer camps. You get the point.

WHAT YOULL GET

Purposeful work in a playful, supportive environment. Plus, youll join a lifelong community that stands for innovation, credibility, and expertise. Were 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-widewhich 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 Innovators 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


  • Strengthen our relationship with host site by upholding facility policies and embracing host site employees as partners


  • Maintain a high standard of ethics, integrity and confidentiality


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 all day, every day, for the duration of the summer


EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION


  • College degree preferred but not required


  • Demonstrated leadership experience


  • Experience working with kids or in a camp setting a plus


  • Eighteen years of age or high school graduate by first day of camps operation


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Travel to multiple sites within a geographic region, providing support in whatever way most benefits the specific camp team with whom you work on any assigned day


  • Lead teams of up to 20 campers to art, science and outdoor rotations


  • Become familiar with curriculum for majors in which you will assist


  • Assist Lead Instructors in delivering curriculum, learning skills necessary to be an effective and successful educator


  • Fill in for Summer Interns, supporting smooth camp operation through a variety of tasks that vary from lesson material preparation and clean up to sign making and lunch organization


  • Support camper check-in and check-out processes


  • Provide excellent customer service to families by communicating with them on a daily basis about their campers experience


  • Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit for campers, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individual campers


  • Maintain safe environments for all campers


ADDITIONAL DUTIES


  • Provide general support at camps with additional needs and/or higher camper enrollment


  • Cover for Team Leaders & Assistant Instructors in the classroom during daily ten-minute breaks, fulfilling their role while they are out


  • Assist Team Leaders & Lead Instructors in the classroom, working with campers individually and in small groups


  • Set, work toward, and achieve measurable professional development goals


  • Assist with daily set up and clean-up of camp and assist Instructors with lesson preparation


  • Support morning and afternoon extended care program including check-in, check-out, and leading camper activities


  • Contribute to and participate in daily opening and closing ceremonies, all-camp activities, and snack & lunch supervision and programming


WORK HOURS AND DATES

The camp environment is demanding, requiring consistent 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, both professionally and personally.

General Camp Staff Hours Information:


  • Staff may work anytime between 7:30am and 6pm, Monday through Friday. Number of hours and start/finish time will vary by site, position and day


  • Staff meetings: During regular work hours before or after the start of programming


  • Before setup days begin, complete between 2-12 hours of online training


  • Training and setup days: Participate in two mandatory training and setup days in the days before camp starts


  • Camp cleanup: Participate in cleaning and packing up camp for an additional 1-5 hours in your last week of camp, typically some additional hours at the end of the day. On the last day of camp all staff stay on site until cleanup is complete, which could be up to 6pm at the earliest


Position-Specific Hours Information:

For Substitute staff, the work environment (including the physical location and the staff team) changes from day to day and week to week. Depending on the time of summer or the specific week or day, the needs of camp and resulting staff hours may vary. The camp day runs, on average, 8 hours for Substitute Team Leaders and Assistant Instructors. Substitute Team Leaders' and Assistant Instructors' typical schedule is from 7:45-4:15, with some also working Extended Care hours until as late as 6pm.

COMPENSATION AND PERKS

We are committed to competitively compensating staff. Regarding compensation:


  • Substitute Summer Camp Counselors and Assistant Instructors are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $13.00-16.10 per hour


  • 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)


SUPERVISION GIVEN/RECEIVED

General supervision, ongoing observation and evaluation is provided by your Camp Directors, Regional Directors, and the People Operations Team.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.


  • Typing, writing, reading


  • Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance


  • Use hand and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment


  • Frequent sitting


  • Standing, walking, kneeling


External Company Name: Galileo Learning

External Company URL: www.galileo-camps.com


See full job description

 


Ready to learn the skills of exceptional educators in an amazingly fun summer job? Excited to sharpen your skills in specific subject matter? Love working with and having an impact on kids?Through their role in the classroom, Assistant Instructors ignite a spark of learning for individual campers and small groups, helping to bring the Galileo Innovation Approach to life. Assistant Instructors are also often responsible for culture-building in the camp schedule, and spend much of their “work” time having a great time. Learn more about this role and working at Galileo in our jobs video gallery.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.


ABOUT GALILEO


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.


 


This isn’t your average summer recreation 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.


 


Being a Galilean means jumping into action to bring camp magic to life. Depending on the day, that could mean creating a gorgeous sign that highlights the Galileo Innovation Approach, donning a tutu for a skit, or playing a board game with two campers to build connection. 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 summer camps. You get the point.


 


WHAT YOU’LL GET 


Purposeful work in a playful, supportive environment. Plus, you’ll join a lifelong 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.


Position Description


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

  • Strengthen our relationship with host site by upholding facility policies and embracing host site employees as partners

  • Maintain a high standard of ethics, integrity and confidentiality


 


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 all day, every day, for the duration of the summer


EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION



  • Some college or equivalent experience

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Experience working with kids or in a camp setting a plus


 


 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES



  • Become familiar with curriculum for majors/classes in which you will assist

  • Assist Lead Instructors in delivering curriculum, learning skills necessary to be an effective and successful educator

  • Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individual campers

  • Support camper check-in and check-out processes

  • Provide excellent customer service to parents by communicating with them on a daily basis about their camper’s experience

  • Maintain safe environments for all campers


 


ADDITIONAL DUTIES



  • Set, work toward and achieve measurable professional development goals

  • Assist with daily set up and cleanup of camp and assist instructors with lesson preparation

  • Support morning and afternoon extended care program including check in, check out, and leading camper activities

  • Contribute to and participate in daily opening and closing ceremonies, all-camp activities, and snack & lunch supervision and programming


 


WORK HOURS AND DATES


The camp environment is demanding, requiring consistent 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, both professionally and personally.


 


General Camp Staff Hours Information:



  • Staff may work anytime between 7:30am and 6pm, Monday through Friday. Number of hours and start/finish time will vary by site, position and day

  • Staff meetings: During regular work hours before or after the start of programming

  • Before setup days begin, complete between 2-12 hours of online training

  • Training and setup days: Participate in two mandatory training and setup days in the days before camp starts

  • Camp cleanup: Participate in cleaning and packing up camp for an additional 1-5 hours in your last week of camp, typically some additional hours at the end of the day. On the last day of camp all staff stay on site until cleanup is complete, which could be up to 6pm at the earliest


 


Position-Specific Hours Information:


The camp day runs, on average, 8 hours for Assistant Instructors. Assistant Instructors' typical schedule is from 7:45am-4:15pm, with some Assistant Instructors also working Extended Care hours until as late as 6pm.


 


COMPENSATION AND PERKS


We are committed to competitively compensating staff. Regarding compensation:



  • Assistant Instructors are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $13.00-16.10 per hour, dependent on work location and education level

  • 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)


 


SUPERVISION GIVEN/RECEIVED


General supervision, ongoing observation and evaluation is provided by your Camp Director.


 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.

  • Typing, writing, reading

  • Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance

  • Use hand and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment

  • Frequent sitting

  • Standing, walking, kneeling


See full job description

 


Ready to learn the skills of exceptional educators in an amazingly fun summer job? Excited to sharpen your skills in specific subject matter? Love working with and having an impact on kids?Through their role in the classroom, Assistant Instructors ignite a spark of learning for individual campers and small groups, helping to bring the Galileo Innovation Approach to life. Assistant Instructors are also often responsible for culture-building in the camp schedule, and spend much of their “work” time having a great time. Learn more about this role and working at Galileo in our jobs video gallery.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.


ABOUT GALILEO


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.


 


This isn’t your average summer recreation 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.


 


Being a Galilean means jumping into action to bring camp magic to life. Depending on the day, that could mean creating a gorgeous sign that highlights the Galileo Innovation Approach, donning a tutu for a skit, or playing a board game with two campers to build connection. 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 summer camps. You get the point.


 


WHAT YOU’LL GET 


Purposeful work in a playful, supportive environment. Plus, you’ll join a lifelong 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.


Position Description


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

  • Strengthen our relationship with host site by upholding facility policies and embracing host site employees as partners

  • Maintain a high standard of ethics, integrity and confidentiality


 


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 all day, every day, for the duration of the summer


EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION



  • Some college or equivalent experience

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Experience working with kids or in a camp setting a plus


 


 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES



  • Become familiar with curriculum for majors/classes in which you will assist

  • Assist Lead Instructors in delivering curriculum, learning skills necessary to be an effective and successful educator

  • Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individual campers

  • Support camper check-in and check-out processes

  • Provide excellent customer service to parents by communicating with them on a daily basis about their camper’s experience

  • Maintain safe environments for all campers


 


ADDITIONAL DUTIES



  • Set, work toward and achieve measurable professional development goals

  • Assist with daily set up and cleanup of camp and assist instructors with lesson preparation

  • Support morning and afternoon extended care program including check in, check out, and leading camper activities

  • Contribute to and participate in daily opening and closing ceremonies, all-camp activities, and snack & lunch supervision and programming


 


WORK HOURS AND DATES


The camp environment is demanding, requiring consistent 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, both professionally and personally.


 


General Camp Staff Hours Information:



  • Staff may work anytime between 7:30am and 6pm, Monday through Friday. Number of hours and start/finish time will vary by site, position and day

  • Staff meetings: During regular work hours before or after the start of programming

  • Before setup days begin, complete between 2-12 hours of online training

  • Training and setup days: Participate in two mandatory training and setup days in the days before camp starts

  • Camp cleanup: Participate in cleaning and packing up camp for an additional 1-5 hours in your last week of camp, typically some additional hours at the end of the day. On the last day of camp all staff stay on site until cleanup is complete, which could be up to 6pm at the earliest


 


Position-Specific Hours Information:


The camp day runs, on average, 8 hours for Assistant Instructors. Assistant Instructors' typical schedule is from 7:45am-4:15pm, with some Assistant Instructors also working Extended Care hours until as late as 6pm.


 


COMPENSATION AND PERKS


We are committed to competitively compensating staff. Regarding compensation:



  • Assistant Instructors are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $13.00-16.10 per hour, dependent on work location and education level

  • 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)


 


SUPERVISION GIVEN/RECEIVED


General supervision, ongoing observation and evaluation is provided by your Camp Director.


 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.

  • Typing, writing, reading

  • Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance

  • Use hand and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment

  • Frequent sitting

  • Standing, walking, kneeling


See full job description
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