Passionate about working with and having an impact on kids? Believe the world needs innovators? Have a love for teaching project-based learning, STEAM, and team-building?
Part-Time After-School Lead Instructors bring to life Galileo's curriculum, which is thoughtfully created by our year-round curriculum design team. We believe that our approach to learning isn’t merely a philosophy—it 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.
Who are you?
Who is Galileo Learning?
Galileo Learning brings best-in-class educational programs to tens of thousands of kids each year through in-person summer day camps across the country and after-school programs for low-income students in the San Francisco Bay Area. We believe 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 when faced with life’s challenges. And we think kids with these skills are more likely to change our world and be masters of their own.
Here, values aren’t just lip service — we aim to be visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined, and reflective each day and back that effort up with structure to ensure our success. People who joyfully work hard together, feel accountable for their work, are mission-driven, and play well with others tend to thrive in our culture. We've been ranked #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area more than 10 times, have been named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies in America, and over 97% of our summer staff say they would recommend working for us. Joining Galileo means joining an organization that is a model of innovative learning, with a company-wide commitment to Inclusion and Diversity, broadening our impact, and a stellar staff experience.
What’s the job, really?
After-School Lead Instructors will be the drivers of their classroom - implementing Galileo’s curriculum and bringing joy and learning to kids in one of two age groups: 1st-3rd grade or 4th-5th grade. This position will report to the Program Coordinator onsite. After-School Lead Instructors will receive ~10 hours of paid virtual and in-person training, including safety and operational protocols, diversity, equity inclusion DEIB, student management, and learning our acclaimed educational pedagogy, The Galileo Innovation Approach, leading up to the program’s start.
Instructors work an average of 10-25 hours each week throughout the school year. Essential responsibilities include:
What are we looking for?
Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the requirements, women and other underrepresented people tend only to 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 still apply.
These requirements are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation:
Benefits & Compensation
You will be working at one of our three locations within the Cupertino Union School District (anticipated schools are Nimitz Elementary, Eisenhower Elementary, and Lincoln Elementary). You will be able to specify your preference of locations on your application, and we’re always open to discussing it during your interview process.
Galileo prioritizes the health and well-being of our staff, and vaccines are currently the best tools available to protect our staff. Therefore, for everyone's safety, as a condition of employment, all employees will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if their role requires them to be in person. Whether you require a reasonable accommodation or exemption will not impact the consideration of your candidacy.
As COVID-19 guidelines evolve, some dates may be shifted, and in-person work duties may be performed virtually. As always, we'll aim to be transparent and communicative throughout our process if your role will be impacted.