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Summer Instructor, Elementary Art

Galileo Camps

Summer Instructor, Elementary Art
Chicago, IL
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Internship Paid


  • Lead Instructors are compensated at a regular hourly rate of $13.00-15.75 per hour, dependent on work location, education level, and courses taught
  • Staff will be compensated at a different hourly rate (training rate) for 2-10 hours of online training to be completed before camp, and for 2 days on-site setup/training. Training and setup day hours will be compensated at a regular hourly rate of $10.50-13.00 per hour
  • 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


  • Implement the curriculum as written, adapting it as needed to improve the camper experience or accommodate individual campers
  • Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individual campers
  • Supervise Assistant Instructors while they are working in your classroom and inspire them to become excellent instructors
  • Set, work toward, and achieve measurable professional development goals
  • Support camper check-in and check-out processes
  • Provide excellent customer service to families by communicating with them on a daily basis about their camper’s experience
  • Assist with daily set up and cleanup of camp
  • Contribute to and participate in daily opening and closing ceremonies, all-camp activities, and snack & lunch supervision and programming

For Camp Galileo Lead Instructors (K-5th grade):

  • Review curriculum for your subject prior to staff training; read and learn curriculum for your subject prior to the start of camp.
  • Prepare for and deliver three rotations of Galileo curriculum per day in either art, science or outdoors to groups of up to 24 campers, typically repeating the lesson with three different groups of campers in the same age group

For Galileo Summer Quest Lead Instructors (5th-8th grade):

  • Review curriculum for your major(s) prior to staff training; 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 24 campers



  • 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


  • College graduate
  • Experience with the subject you will be teaching
  • Experience with the age group you will be teaching (Kindergarten, 1st-2nd, 3rd-5th, or 5th-8th graders)
  • Experience working with kids or in a camp setting a plus

About Us

Galileo’s mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. Drawing heavily from the innovation process inspired by the Stanford, we design and run a constantly-evolving series of programs for kids from pre-K through 8th grade.

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