Galileo Headquarters Summer Extended Care Intern in Costa Mesa, California
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 to have an incredibly fun, unforgettable summer? Consider a role at our newly redesigned, COVID-safe camp—same joyful Galileo vibe, with thoughtful new safety precautions for all.
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 and bring camp magic to life—for campers, and for themselves.
This isn’t your average summer teaching 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.
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.
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.
Due to COVID-19, our traditional Camp Galileo model has been reimagined for Summer 2021 and replaced with a new structure focused on camper safety and joy, featuring stable groups of 12 campers (that remain physically distanced from other groups), and consistent staff for each week-long session. Each group will rotate between three assigned spaces (primarily outdoors) and a home base where campers can spread out and partake in the day's activities. Campers will play fun games and engage in hands-on activities that encourage them to learn via our unique pedagogy—the Galileo Innovation Approach (or the GIA).
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. And in the new iteration of our classic Summer Intern role, you’ll have the opportunity to level up professionally, participate in the scaling of our exciting new in-person camp models, and greater responsibility over administrative tasks (like lesson materials prep and surface sanitization). Extended Care Interns will also work more closely with campers as leads of our after-camp program.
WHAT YOU’LL GET
Purposeful work on an innovative team, along with the opportunity to expand upon or develop hands-on program iteration skills. Plus, you’ll be a part of a supportive 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 list, 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.
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
Maintain a high standard of ethics, integrity and confidentiality
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
Upper-level high school student, college student, 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 2021 if under 18
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Support all aspects of camp, especially behind-the-scenes camp operations and programming
Consistent dedication to specialized COVID-19 safety guidelines and policies (such as wearing a mask, daily health checks, frequent hand-washing, etc.)
Lead a stable camper group during afternoon extended care program including check-in, check-out, and leading camper activities
Support camper check-in and check-out processes
Assist with daily setup and clean up of camp including materials and space sanitization over the course of the day
Responsible for preparing lesson materials and setting up teaching space
Setup, lead, and participate in daily snack/lunch supervision and programming
Maintain safe environments for all campers
Work closely with Camp Director to complete various administrative duties
Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit for campers, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individual campers
Cover for Group Instructors during daily ten-minute breaks, fulfilling their role while they are out
Set, work toward, and achieve measurable professional development goals
Provide excellent customer service to families by communicating with a positive, professional and fun attitude
WORK HOURS AND DATES
The camp environment is demanding, requiring consistent dedication and work ethic from each staff member. The needs of camp and resulting staff hours may vary but your hours will be roughly 3-8 hours a day. 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:
Camps operate weekdays from 8:30am to 3:30pm, followed by the Extended Care program from 3:30pm to 6pm. Number of hours and start/finish time will vary by site, position and day.
Summer Extended Care Interns typically work from 10:30am to 6pm (shift ends when assigned Extended Care campers are checked out and daily duties are complete).
Staff meetings during regular work hours.
Before setup days begin, complete between 6-10 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 1-2 hours in your last day of camp if necessary. On the last day of camp all staff stay on site until cleanup is complete.
Employees must take a minimum 30-minute unpaid break if they work 6 or more hours. They must be offered (but may decline) a 30-minute unpaid break if they work 5-5.75 hours.
COMPENSATION AND PERKS
We are committed to competitively compensating staff. Regarding compensation:
Regular pay rate is listed in the offer letter, and is determined based on experience and assignment.
Staff will be compensated at a different hourly rate (training rate) for training and set-up days to be completed before your first day.
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 following Friday.
General supervision, ongoing observation and evaluation is provided by a Galileo Camp Director
External Company Name: Galileo Learning
External Company URL: www.galileo-camps.com