Assistant Camp Director

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Ready to take ownership of your leadership development? See yourself on a trajectory of professional growth in an educational setting? Ready to have a career-defining summer?

Assistant Camp Directors are leaders, partnering with Camp Directors to bring camp to life. These visionary role models serve as staff culture ambassadors, operational can-doers, educational champions, and all-around indispensable members of the camp leadership team. Assistant Camp Directors support the smooth operation of a single camp site — supervising staff, planning programs, delighting parents, and so much more.

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 jobs videos 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 diversity, equity and inclusion —which includes upholding a robust financial assistance program.


With Camp Director, oversee daily operations of camp, creating a high energy, organized, professional experience for campers and staff
Assist the Camp Director in overall support and management of camp staff, as well as administrative tasks

  • Lead and manage up to 20 staff members, ensuring quality group leadership, high energy and overall professional performance
  • Assist in classrooms and providing coverage and support as needed, including potentially leading camper groups or delivering curriculum
  • Provide excellent customer service to camp families to ensure a professional, positive, and memorable experience
  • Contribute to and participate in check-in and check-out, daily opening and closing ceremonies, all-camp activities, and snack & lunch supervision and programming
  • If needed, manage the Extended Care program, including staffing assignments and activity planning
  • Maintain safe environments for all campers
  • The Assistant Camp Director will report to the Camp Director


  • 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 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


College degree preferred but not required
Demonstrated leadership experience
Administrative experience
Experience working with kids or in a camp setting


The camp day runs, on average, 8 hours for Assistant Camp Directors, totaling to 40-hour work weeks. Assistant Camp Directors typically work 30-40 hour weeks between the following times: typically Monday from 8am-4:30pm, Tuesday-Friday 9:30am-6pm. Assistant Camp Directors will work with the Camp Director on prep prior to training and set-up days

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 between 30-40 hours/week 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 pay begins at $20/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

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