Your job-related questions, answered

How do I apply?  For what position or site should I apply?

Our application process is designed to welcome as many exceptional people into our community as possible – apply for the position and location that feel best, and if you’re invited to a phone interview, we’ll work with you to find the best match.  To apply:

  • Review the positions on the Summer Jobs page to find the right (or closest) fit
  • View our list of camp locations, and apply for the region that includes your preferred location
  • In your application, tell us your specific location preferences


I’m interested in more than one position/location. Should I submit multiple applications?

Nope, you only need to apply once. We’ll ask you for multiple position and location preferences on your application. We consider candidates for all positions at all sites and will note your preferences as we review applications.


I want to work at camp but can’t commit to all summer dates. Should I still apply?

We’re looking for applicants who are available for all camp dates. Although our full summer season runs from June 9 – August 15, some sites begin as late as June 23 or end as early as July 25. If your schedule allows you to work the full summer at any site, we encourage you to apply. In addition to hiring full-time, full summer staff, we hire a number of staff to fill shorter commitments as substitute staff members. If you are open to this type of role, we encourage you to apply, provided you are available for at least 20 days between June 9 and August 15.


When is Staff Training?

Staff Training takes place all day on Saturday, May 31, and Sunday, June 1, at Mills College in Oakland. 


I have a conflict with the Staff Training dates. Should I still apply?

Both days of Staff Training are mandatory for all camp staff and we do not offer alternative training dates. If you cannot attend both days, we encourage you to apply again in the future, when you’re available to attend Staff Training.


Is housing provided for summer camp staff?

As Galileo operates day camps, housing is not provided for campers or staff.


I’m not quite 16 years old. Can I apply to be a Summer Intern?

It is our non-negotiable policy that all staff must be 16 years old by the start of summer (May 31). If you don’t quite make the cutoff, we hope you’ll apply in future seasons, post-sweet 16.


Are the job openings on your website current and still open?

If you see a position open on our website, it’s most likely still available at one of our sites. Because we hire for hundreds of positions on a rolling basis, we aren’t able to update our listings each time a staff member is hired. We ask you to be as open as possible to other positions and locations if your first choice isn’t available. If you’re invited to a phone interview, you’ll have an opportunity to discuss position and location availability in more detail.


I am an international candidate interested in applying. Am I eligible to work at Galileo?

We accept applications from all candidates who are eligible to work in the United States. International staff must have a visa that allows the holder to work for any employer (not only the visa-sponsoring employer). Most student visas only allow employment related directly to coursework, and so generally cannot be used for employment with Galileo. International applicants must be able to provide proof of employment eligibility. If you have questions about whether you are eligible to work in the U.S., please contact the agency that issued your visa.


Do staffers get a discount if they sign up their kids for a Galileo camp?

Summer staff members are eligible to receive one free week of camp, and 50% off additional weeks for their kids. This discount does not apply to other family members.