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Lead Summer Instructor, Elementary Art

Company: Galileo Learning
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

Program/Location : Location:
US-CA-Santa Monica

Passionate about working with and having an impact on kids? Believe the world needs innovators? Ready to have a career-defining summer? Have a love for teaching art, science, technology, team-building or education?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 isnt merely a philosophyit is a tool that will help shape the worldview of future innovators.We value having divergent thinkers who bring various experiences and viewpoints to the table at Galileo. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.ABOUT GALILEOGalileo 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 cant achieve our mission without staff who are role models of innovation visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined and reflective. Its not always easy, and our camp staff work hard. But part of what makes our camps great is our staffs commitment to sharing in and bringing camp magic to lifefor 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.WHAT YOULL GETProfessional growth and purposeful work in a playful, supportive environment. Plus, youll 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:
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIESPrepare for and teach three rotations of Galileo curriculum per day in art, science or outdoors to groups of up to 30 campers, typically repeating the lesson with three different groups of campers in the same age groupTeach the curriculum as written, adapting it as needed to improve the camper experience or accommodate individual campers, and capturing feedback to share with curriculum developersMaintain safe environments for all campers and provide leadership and camp spirit to all campersContribute to and participate in daily camp activities, including check-in and check-out, opening/closing ceremonies and snack & lunch supervision and programmingAssist with daily set up and cleanup of campSummer Instructors will report to the Camp Director and receive professional development and ongoing coachingREQUIREMENTSGenuine love and interest in working with children and/or educationAbility to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and exceptional enthusiasm each dayFlexibility to meet changing needs and demands while balancing multiple tasks efficientlyAbility to work collaboratively on a team, with an openness to feedback and a desire to grow professionallyStrong organization skills and attention to detailA great communicator with families and guardiansMust 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 protocolsNote: Galileo Learning does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position for Summer 2022.Note: Galileo Learning does not provide housing or relocation assistance.EXPERIENCE & EDUCATIONMust be at least 18 years of age by May 30, 2022College degree preferred but not requiredPreferred experience with the grade level you will be teachingPreferred experience with the subject you will be teachingExperience working with kids or in a camp setting a plusWORK HOURS AND DATESThe camp day runs, on average, 8 hours for Summer Instructors. Summer Instructors' typical schedule is from 7:45am-4:15pm.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 dayStaff meetings: During regular work hours before or after the start of programming2-12 hours of online training before camp beginsTraining and setup days: Participate in two mandatory training and setup days in the days before camp startsCamp 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.COMPENSATION AND PERKSWe are committed to competitively compensating staff. Regarding compensation:Base compensation begins at $16.50-$17.54/hr depending on location.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/trainingSummer staff positions are temporary, seasonal non-benefited positions and do not include paid vacation timeFree weeks of camp and/or significant camp discounts (exact details contingent on location)PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe 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, readingSeeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distanceUse hand and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipmentFrequent sittingStanding, walking, kneeling

Keywords: Galileo Learning, Santa Monica , Lead Summer Instructor, Elementary Art, Education / Teaching , Santa Monica, California

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