Summer Operations Intern
Galileo Learning brings best-in-class educational programs to tens of thousands of kids each year through almost 65 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.
WHAT YOU’LL GET
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.
- Support all aspects of camp, especially behind-the-scenes camp operations and programming (Please note, most Summer Interns spend the vast majority of their time on operations and administrative tasks, as opposed to hands-on work with campers)
- Providing assistance with general check-in and check-out processes, daily opening and closing ceremonies, all-camp activities, as well as snack/lunch supervision and programming
- Assist the Team Leaders/ Instructors with lesson preparation and classroom management as needed
- Work closely with camp leadership (Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director) to complete various administrative duties throughout the day and week
- Provide leadership, energy, and camp spirit to campers, while assessing group dynamics and individual needs
- Provide excellent customer service to families and guardians by communicating with a positive, professional and fun attitude
- Summer Interns will report to the Camp Director and receive professional development and ongoing coaching
- 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 organizational skills and attention to detail
- A great communicator with families and guardians
- CPR/First Aid certified OR willing to become certified by the 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
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
- Upper high school or college student
- Demonstrated leadership experience
- Experience working with kids or in a camp setting is a plus
- Sixteen years old on your camp’s first day of operation, with a work permit valid through August 2022 if under 18
WORK HOURS AND DATES
The camp day runs, on average, 5-8 hours for Summer Interns, totaling 20-30 hours per week on average. 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. Summer Interns work a variety of shifts depending on camp needs, often supporting extended care.
COMPENSATION AND PERKS
- 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 your hands and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment
- Frequent sitting
- Standing, walking, kneeling