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Summer Operations Intern

Company: Galileo Learning
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Program/Location : Location:
US-CA-San Jose

Are you a college or high school student ready to demonstrate your skills in a job that helps you gain great experience? Love doing whatever it takes and performing a variety of tasks? Want the best summer job? Ever?


Galileo would not function without Summer Operations Interns. Their ability to switch focus from week to week, day to day, hour to hour and sometimes minute to minute is critical to the successful operation of camp. This role requires a positive, solution-oriented attitude, initiative, flexibility, and exceptional service mentality.


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.



Galileo 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 can't achieve our mission without staff who are role models of innovation - visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined and reflective. It's not always easy, and our camp staff work hard. But part of what makes our camps great is our staff's commitment to sharing in and bringing camp magic to life-for 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 for more about this role and working at Galileo.



Professional growth and purposeful work in a playful, supportive environment. Plus, 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 -which includes upholding a robust program.

Position Description:

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

Support general camp check-in and check-out processes

Support morning and afternoon extended care program including check-in, check-out and leading camper activities

Support set-up of, contribute to, and participate in daily opening and closing ceremonies, all-camp activities, and snack/lunch supervision and programming

Assist with daily set up and clean up of camp and assist Instructors with lesson preparation

Cover for Team Leaders/Assistant Instructors during daily ten-minute breaks, fulfilling their role while they are out

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 for campers, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individual campers

Provide excellent customer service to families and guardians by communicating with a positive, professional and fun attitude

Maintain safe environments for all campers

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 organization skills and attention to detail

A great communicator with families and guardians -

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 - -

Note: 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.



Upper high school or college student -

Demonstrated leadership experience

Experience working with kids or in a camp setting a plus

Sixteen years old by your camp's first day of operation, with a work permit valid through August 2022 if under 18



The camp day runs, on average, 5-8 hours for Summer Interns, totaling 20-30 hours per week on average. Summer Interns work a variety of shifts depending on camp needs, often supporting extended care. Many Summer Interns' typical schedule is a morning shift (7:45am-1:45pm) or afternoon shift (12:00pm-6:00pm). 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.


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 day

Staff meetings: During regular work hours before or after the start of programming

2-12 hours of online training before camp begins

Training and setup days: Participate in two mandatory training and setup days in the days before camp starts

Camp 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.



We are committed to competitively compensating staff. Regarding compensation: -

Base compensation begins at $15.86/hour

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 hand and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment

Frequent sitting -

Standing, walking, kneeling

Keywords: Galileo Learning, San Jose , Summer Operations Intern, Other , San Jose, California

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