Summer Camp Counselor

US-IL-Winnetka

Galileo Learning brings best-in-class educational programs to tens of thousands of kids each year through 50+in-person summer day camps across the country. We believe the world needs innovators and that innovation can be taught. Join us!

 

We have been on the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area list more than 12 times, have been named one of Forbes’ Best Small Companies, were named a Top 100 Real Impact Company, are a Diversity Jobs Top Employer and are authentically committed to diversity, equity and inclusion —which includes upholding a robust financial assistance program.

 

ABOUT THE JOB

Summer Camp Counselors, or Team Leaders as we call them at Galileo, are the single most consistent presence in the experience of each Camp Galileo camper, and have the greatest potential impact on each camper’s summer. They stay with the same set of campers throughout the week and create physical and emotional safety of each and every camper within a team.  This role is seasonal Full Time, working Monday - Friday. 



YOU WILL

  • Lead your team of up to 20 campers each week and assist Instructors as campers rotate to art, science and outdoor sessions 
  • Assist with daily set-up and cleanup of camp and assist Instructors with lesson preparation
  • Provide excellent customer service to families and guardians daily
  • Maintain a safe environment and provide leadership and camp spirit to all campers
  • Contribute to and participate in daily camp activities, including camper check-in and check out, opening/closing ceremonies, snack & lunch & extended care supervision and programming
  • Team Leaders will report to the Camp Director and receive professional development and ongoing coaching



YOU HAVE

  • Upper high school or college student 
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Experience in after-school programs or leading programs for kids of a wide range of grade levels a plus
  • Genuine love for 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 
  • Desire to work collaboratively on a team, with an openness to feedback and a desire to grow professionally
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Great communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must be at least 18 years of age by May 26, 2023
  • Valid CPR/First Aid certification OR ability to become certified prior to the start of camp
  • <CA only> Valid Mandatory Report Certification OR ability to complete certification prior to the start of camp

 

At Galileo Camps we value divergent thinkers who bring many different experiences and viewpoints to the table! Successful applicants start from a wide variety of backgrounds, including but not limited to: camp counseling, tutoring, after-school programming, coaching, school aide experience (volunteer or paid), childcare, majoring in Education or similar fields, and customer service. 

 

In addition, 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 only apply when they match all criteria. Even if you don't necessarily meet every checkbox in the job description, but you think you have what it takes, we encourage you to apply.

COMPENSATION AND PERKS

    • Compensation for this positions starts at $13.46 per hour and ranges up to $20.40 per hour for returning staff; your exact pay rate will be determined based on a variety of factors including work location and years of employment with Galileo Camps. Summer staff positions are hourly, non-exempt roles.
    • Paid Training prior to the start of camp.
    • A free week of camp for your own child! Plus, 50% off additional summer camp sessions for your child – That’s an average of $250 savings per week
  • $50 friends and Family Discount for those you love
  • Priority for “Innovation for All” scholarship nominations for friends and family
  • Additional staff perks, including up to $600 travel stipend, may be available at select sites*



WORK HOURS 

Our camps operate between 7:30am and 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Camp set up is typically Friday - Sunday, and requires one weekend of availability. Number of hours and start/finish time of each shift will vary by site, position and day.

 

You can find the anticipated dates of operation of each of our camps on our website.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

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



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

During your onboarding process, you may need to complete a Tuberculosis (TB) screening, a background check, and mandated reporter training (California only). More details will be provided during your onboarding process. 

COVID-19

All on-site employees will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they qualify for an accommodation/exemption for medical, disability, or religious reasons. Vaccination status will be confirmed only after an offer of employment has been accepted and will not affect consideration of any persons’ application. 

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Galileo Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind, and we invest in training and resources for our teams to support our commitment to providing equal opportunities to all employees and job applicants. We strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type 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.

 

We comply with the ADA and provide reasonable accommodation that allow qualified applicants/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 only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

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