Galileo is hiring a dynamic curriculum developer with a deep passion for art and teaching to join our Oakland-based team. This is a rare opportunity to create inspired curriculum within an organization that is defining what it means to develop young innovators who have the creative confidence and skills to turn their visions into reality.
We value divergent thinkers who bring various experiences and viewpoints to the table at Galileo. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups and people of diverse backgrounds to apply.
Who are you?
- You’re inspired by Galileo’s mission and purpose. Innovation education, project-based learning, and working in a professional, welcoming, deeply camp-inspired environment all speak to the very heart of who you are.
- You’re an experienced, creative, fun-loving artist or maker. You have deep knowledge of art and design techniques and will relish the opportunity to create art-based, innovation curriculum for our one-of-a-kind program.
- You’re a master communicator and collaborator. You are a fast and prolific writer who enjoys the careful examination of ideas. You have confidence contributing to a creative vision and proven ability to work with others to realize that vision.
- You’re an experienced educator with deep empathy. You have a demonstrated and robust understanding of educators’ needs, classroom dynamics, and social-emotional development of K-8 children.
- You’re a flexible thinker, creative problem-solver and a quick learner. You meet challenges with enthusiasm and have the ability to think big picture and still sweat the small stuff. You are curious at heart and can teach yourself anything.
Who are we?
We think the world needs innovators. We also think kids who learn to explore and fail without fear—the essence of innovation—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 the masters of their own.
It takes a village to bring best-in-class, ever-evolving camp programs to over 30,000 campers each summer. At HQ, we believe that we are Galileo; through the work of each contributor and team, we bring our values to life, and constantly make our company and culture better. Because here, values aren’t just lip service — we aim to be more visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined and reflective each day, and back that effort up with structure to ensure our success. People who work hard, seek feedback to improve their work and themselves, feel deeply accountable for excellent work product, and play very, very well with others tend to thrive in our culture. Complainers don’t.
We like each other, we joyfully work hard together, and united by a shared dedication to our mission to create a world of fearless innovators, we encourage innovation in everything we do. We’re also a certified B Corp, and uphold a company-wide commitment to camper inclusion and broadening our impact. Learn more about our purpose from our CEO & Founder, Glen Tripp.
What’s the team like?
This inventive group develops the dynamic material to capture campers’ attention and spark curiosity. They create rich, riveting new projects and courses that ultimately turn Galileo campers into fearless innovators. A team of creative professionals, the Curriculum team welcomes intellectual intensity, thrives on collaboration and feedback, are the torchbearers of our pedagogy and have a reputation for hosting elaborate themed celebrations.
What’s the job, really?
As an integral member of the team, you’ll work in a highly collaborative environment to design, create, test and redesign innovation-centric curriculum that will reach thousands of campers and staff across the country. The Art Curriculum Developer is a prolific visionary, a clear and concise writer who seeks feedback to continually improve their work, and a passionate educator who can make magic from craft sticks and googly eyes.
- You’ll develop unique, highly-engaging art and design curriculum for Camp Galileo (PreK-5th graders) and Galileo Summer Quest (5th-8th graders), ensuring the seamless integration of the Galileo Innovation Approach.
- You’ll thrive in a highly iterative environment, managing multiple projects to fruition. From initial brainstorming to drafting and refining lessons, from testing and troubleshooting to materials research, you’ll stay focused on and committed to the ultimate goal of arming our summer instructor staff with the tools to bring art and maker spaces to life for our campers.
- You’ll consistently empathize with your end users—Galileo summer staff and campers. You’ll create content for instructor professional development and training, and provide insight and support to instructional staff during the summer, helping to ensure they feel heard, prepared, and inspired to lead.
- You’ll be a vital and collaborative member of the Galileo curriculum team, supporting other curriculum activities and initiatives as needed, and collaborating with the Warehouse & Purchasing team to identify materials best suited for our needs and budget.
What are we looking for?
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, advanced degree preferred
- Deep art subject matter expertise
- Minimum 3 years’ experience teaching art/design to K-8 children, with a strong focus on design-thinking and/or project-based learning (or similar Galileo summer staff experience)
- Proven track record of creating original curriculum and/or projects
- Experience working in a fast-paced environment and writing on a schedule with regular deadlines
- Mastery of Microsoft Office suite and Google Drive suite
- Summer schedule includes visits to various camp locations. Must be able to provide your own transportation to/from Galileo Bay Area sites
Schedule & Time Commitment
- Regular office hours averaging 45 hours per week
- Occasional weekend work (approximately three times per year)
- Base and bonus potential to be discussed during interview
- Employee medical and dental benefits provided by Galileo; employee-paid dependent care and multiple ancillary benefits available
- Generous parental leave and extensive support with leave planning
- 401(k) provided after one year of employment; current Galileo contribution is 3%, with an employee contribution option
- We believe that a balance between work and life is essential to happiness and success, so work hard and take the time you need; 20 personal days per year
- For team members with kids, we offer significant discounts on camp programs
Galileo Learning Headquarters, 1021 Third Street, Oakland, CA 94607