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Summer Instructor, Manhattan Beach

Camp Galileo

Summer Instructor, Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Responsibilities

    Job Description

    Summer Instructors bring to life Galileo's curriculum, teaching a different theme each week, thoughtfully created by our year-round curriculum design team. We believe that our approach to learning isn’t merely a philosophy—it is a tool that will help shape the worldview of future innovators. This role is seasonal full-time, working Monday - Friday.

    ** YOU WILL**

    • Facilitate design challenges and outdoor activities for camper groups of up to 28 kids at a time, using Galileo’s innovative project-based curriculum: * Create a welcoming and engaging learning environment within your learning space. Prepare your learning space and manage supplies for projects daily. * Facilitate Galileo Curriculum as designed for up to three unique rotations: Innovator’s Studio, Idea Lab, and Outdoor Adventure. * Teach campers across diverse age groups, ability levels and support needs. * Depending on the size of your camp, you may specialize with one age group or teach multiple age groups (one age group per rotation).
      • Instructors for 5th-8th grade campers, will use and supervise campers with various building tools (5th - 8th grade curriculum includes the use of tools such as saws, electric drills, hot glue guns, etc.)
    • Provide exemplary customer service to each camper, family and guardian at all times: * Champion a restorative justice approach to camper behavior management and work with camp leadership to support each campers’ needs. * Enthusiastically greet all campers and guardians, ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for all. * Support check-in/check-out to ensure efficiency and accurate daily attendance. Communicate with families as needed about their camper’s experience. * Help campers maintain positive energy and excitement throughout the day and ensure a safe hand-off to guardians.
    • Enthusiastically and collaboratively participate in all camp activities: * Collaborate with your teammates to plan, set up, and run daily activities. * Supervise and lead campers to ensure safety at all times during ceremonies, all-camp activities, snack and lunch. * Promote a positive camp experience at all times with your energy and camp spirit. * Actively participate in camp chants, songs and perform skits in opening and closing ceremonies. * Seek out opportunities to lend your skills and experience to spark joy at camp.
    • Receive ongoing coaching to grow your instruction and operations experience: * Receive paid online training before camp begins to introduce you to the innovation education movement, the Galileo Innovation Approach, and company policies and best practices. * Attend 2 in-person days of paid training where you will meet your team, set up camp, and participate in training. * Further develop your classroom management and instructional skills under the guidance of camp leadership through frequent feedback and supplemental training throughout the summer.

    ** PAY AND PERKS**

    • Your exact pay will be determined based on a variety of factors, including geography, work-site location and tenure.

    • One free week of camp for your own child!

    • $50 Friends and Family Discount

    • Priority scholarship nominations

    • Membership in the Galileo Alumni Community of over 20,000 inspiring changemakers!

  • Qualifications


    • 1+ years experience working with groups of children, such as assisting in a classroom environment, group childcare, tutoring, coaching and/or mentoring kids, after-school program experience, etc.
    • College coursework in Education or Child Development preferred, but not required
    • Work experience in a school or childcare setting is a plus, but not required.
    • Availability to work 4-6 hours shifts daily, Monday - Friday, for the duration of camp.
      • For consistency and camper safety, we prioritize applicants who are able to commit to working for the full duration of camp (4-8 continuous weeks, depending on the camp location).
      • Applicants with less than 4 continuous weeks of availability will not be considered for this role.
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus, but not required
    • Must be at least 18 years of age by May 6, 2024
    • Ability to balance multiple tasks while working with a sense of urgency and enthusiasm.
    • Ability to complete all pre-camp tasks, including background checks, state-mandated certifications, electronic onboarding paperwork, and online training prior to the start of camp.

    At Galileo Camps, we value divergent thinkers who bring many different experiences and viewpoints to the table! We also strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups and people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

    Additionally, research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the requirements, women and other underrepresented people tend to apply only when they match all criteria. If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, we encourage you to apply.

    Additional Information


    All camps operate Monday - Friday. Staff are also required to attend two pre-camp set-up days, which vary by site and may be scheduled between Thursday - Sunday before camp opens. Shifts vary by position and location and can start as early as 7:00 a.m. and end as late as 6:00 p.m.

    Camp set-up dates, start dates and duration vary by location - find your location on our Camp Finder page to view site-specific dates.


    • 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

    Galileo Learning complies with ADA requirements and may provide reasonable accommodations that allow qualified employees to perform the essential functions of the job. To request an accommodation, contact our People Services team.


    Please note that our job descriptions are a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks and duties.

    In accordance with local and state laws, you may be required to complete certain steps after an offer of employment has been accepted, such as a Tuberculosis (TB) screening, a background check and mandated reporter training, and/or provide additional documentation for certain roles; this will not affect consideration of any persons’ application.

    Galileo Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.