Are you a college or high school student ready to demonstrate your skill 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 having divergent thinkers who bring various experiences and viewpoints to the table at Galileo. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.
ABOUT GALILEOGalileo'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 mindsetÃÂÃ¬Ãvisionary, 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 ton to get done and not a ton 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 lifeÃÂÃ¬Ãfor 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, but not ourselves, seriously.
Being a Galilean means jumping into action to bring camp magic to life. Depending on the day, that could mean donning a tutu for a skit, creating a gorgeous sign that highlights the Galileo Innovation Approach, or playing a board game with two campers to build connection. You've got to know what it means to be a vital part of a team. You've got to want to grow. You've got to like to have fun at work. You have to smileÃÂÃ¬Ãa lotÃÂÃ¬Ãand you have to like to laugh. After all, we run summer camps. You get the point.
SHARED VALUES AND EXPECTATIONSServe as an ambassador of Galileo, demonstrating our mission and values in a positive and professional manner andacting as a role model of the Galileo Innovator's MindsetCommit to building a safe, child-focused communityDemonstrate professionalism and accountabilityTake initiative to analyze and solve problemsTreat others with courtesy and respectRespond to camper, family member and colleague needsStrengthen our relationship with host site by upholding facility policies and embracing host site employees aspartnersMaintain a high standard of ethics, integrity and confidentiality
REQUIREMENTSCommitment to educational programming for childrenFlexibility to meet changing work needs and demandsAbility to work collaboratively on a high-functioning teamOpenness to feedback and desire to grow professionallyAbility to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accuratelyStrong organization skills and attention to detailAbility to communicate clearly, maturely and compassionately with familiesAbility to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and exceptional enthusiasm all day, every day, forthe duration of the summer
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATIONUpper-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 2019 if under 18
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESSupport all aspects of camp, especially behind-the-scenes camp operations and programming. Please note, mostSummer Interns spent the vast majority of their time on operations and administrative tasks, as opposed to hands-on working with campersWork closely with camp leadership (Camp Director, Operations Coordinator, and/or Program Coordinators) tocomplete various administrative duties throughout the day and weekProvide leadership, energy and camp spirit for campers, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs ofindividual campersCover for Summer Camp Counselors/Assistant Instructors during daily ten-minute breaks, fulfilling their role whilethey are outSet, work toward, and achieve measurable professional development goalsSupport camper check-in and check-out processesProvide excellent customer service to families by communicating with a positive, professional and fun attitudeAssist with daily set up and clean up of camp and assist Instructors with lesson preparationSupport morning and afternoon extended care program including check-in, check-out, and leading camper activitiesSupport set-up of, contribute to, and participate in daily opening and closing ceremonies, all-camp activities, andsnack/lunch supervision and programming
WORK HOURS AND DATESThe camp environment is demanding, requiring intense dedication and work ethic from each staff member. Depending on the time of summer or the specific week or day, the needs of camp and resulting staff hours may vary. We seek and make offers to staff who we believe are capable of thriving in this environment and contributing to camp's success.
General Camp Staff Hours Information:Staff may work anytime between 7:30am and 6pm, Monday through Friday. Number of hours and start/finish timewill vary by site, position and dayStaff meetings: During regular work hours before or after the start of programmingBefore setup days begin, complete between 2-12 hours of online trainingTraining and setup days: Participate in two mandatory training and setup days in the days before camp startsCamp cleanup: Participate in cleaning and packing up camp for an additional 5-10 hours, typically an extra 1-2hours at the end of each day during the final week of camp. On the last day of camp all staff stay on site until cleanupis complete, which will be 6pm at the earliest
Position-Specific Hours Information:The camp day runs, on average, 5-8 hours for Summer Interns. Summer Interns work a variety of shifts depending on camp needs, often supporting extended care. Many summer interns work a morning shift (7:45am-1:45pm) or afternoon shift (12:00pm-6:00pm), though others work a longer day shift (7:45am-4:00pm). Staff requiring a work permit for employment (staff under 18 years of age who have not yet graduated from high school) may not work over 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week.
COMPENSATIONWe are committed to competitively compensating staff. Regarding compensation:Summer Interns are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $7.75-13.00 per hourStaff will be compensated at a different hourly rate (training rate) for 2-10 hours of online training to be completedbefore camp, and for 2 days on-site setup/trainingSummer staff positions are temporary, seasonal positions and do not include health benefits or paid vacation timeOvertime will be paid at 1.5x the regular hourly rate in accordance with state and federal requirementsPayroll is processed weekly; payments will be issued and paystubs made available the Friday after each camp week
General supervision, ongoing observation and evaluation is provided by your Camp Director and/or Operations Coordinator.
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, readingSeeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distanceUse hand and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipmentFrequent sittingStanding, walking, kneelingApply Now