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27 Apr 2022

Temporary Assistant Camp Director

Galileo Learning – Posted by Galileo Learning United States

Job Description


Galileo Learning brings best-in-class educational programs to tens of thousands of kids each year through almost 100 in-person summer day camps across the country. We believe that the world needs innovators and that innovation can be taught. We think kids who learn to explore and who are willing to tackle challenges despite their fears are happier, more creative, and more confident. And we think kids with these skills are more likely to change our world and be the masters of their own.

We also know that we can’t achieve our mission without staff who are role models of innovation — visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined and reflective. It’s not always easy, and our camp staff work hard. But part of what makes our camps great is our staff’s commitment to sharing in and bringing camp magic to life—for campers, and for themselves, whether that looks like donning a chicken hat for a skit, or playing a board game with two campers to build connection. Galileans take ownership of their own performance to make this place better every day. They grow a ton, and have fun while doing it. Check out our jobs videos for more about this role and working at Galileo.


Professional growth and purposeful work in a playful, supportive environment. Plus, you’ll join a lifelong community that stands for innovation, expertise, and joy. We have been on the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for twelve years running, were named one of Forbes’ Best Small Companies, a Top 100 Real Impact Company, a Diversity Jobs Top Employer and are authentically committed to diversity, equity and inclusion —which includes upholding a robust financial assistance program.

Position Description


  • With Camp Director, oversee daily operations of camp, creating a high energy, organized, professional experience for campers and staff
  • Assist Camp Director in overall support and management of camp staff, as well as administrative tasks
  • Lead and manage up to 20 staff members, ensuring quality group leadership, high energy and overall professional performance
  • Assist in classrooms and providing coverage and support as needed, including potentially leading camper groups or delivering curriculum
  • Provide excellent customer service to camp families to ensure a professional, positive, and memorable experience
  • Contribute to and participate in check-in and check-out, daily opening and closing ceremonies, all-camp activities, and snack & lunch supervision and programming
  • If needed, manage Extended Care program, including staffing assignments and activity planning
  • Maintain safe environments for all campers
  • Assistant Camp Director will report to the Camp Director


  • Genuine love and interest in working with children and/or education
  • Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and exceptional enthusiasm each day
  • Flexibility to meet changing needs and demands while balancing multiple tasks efficiently
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a team, with an openness to feedback and a desire to grow professionally
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • A great communicator with families and guardians
  • CPR/First Aid certified OR willing to become certified by start of camp
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by start of camp to ensure staff and campers are as safe and healthy as possible and to comply with enhanced health and safety protocols


  • College degree preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Administrative experience
  • Experience working with kids or in a camp setting


The camp day runs, on average, 8 hours for Assistant Camp Directors, totaling to 40-hour work weeks. Hours are typically Monday from 8am-4:30pm, Tuesday-Friday 9:30am-6pm. Assistant Camp Directors will work with the Camp Director on prep prior to training and set-up days

General Camp Staff Hours:

  • 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
  • 2-12 hours of online training before camp begins
  • 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.

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 a flexible environment, both professionally and personally.


We are committed to competitively compensating staff. Regarding compensation:

  • Staff are compensated at a regular hourly rate, with overtime at 1.5x the hourly rate in accordance with state and federal requirements. Exact hourly rate is based on location and is included in the offer letter.
  • Staff will be compensated at an hourly 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 non-benefited positions and do not include paid vacation time
  • Free weeks of camp and/or significant camp discounts (exact details contingent on location)


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

How to Apply

Please apply on the company website --> Apply Here *We have camp locations in California and Illinois

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: Camp, Education, and Teaching.

Job expires in 14 days.

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