Camp Director

What Is Your Bold Vision for the Future?

Don’t just join the movement—lead it. Galileo’s Camp Directors bring our totally audacious mission uniquely to life at each of our 50+ camps.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Whether you’re working towards a career as a principal, starting your own business, founding a school, or working with an international NGO, becoming a Galileo Camp Director can be an invaluable component of your professional development. As a Camp Director, you’re at the center of your own buzzing hive of innovation, hiring your staff, managing their professional development, overseeing camp operations, building relationships with parents and members of the community, and inspiring campers from preschool to middle school to explore and fail without fear. Plus, you’ll develop your camp’s own personal flavor, creating the traditions and culture that make your slice of Galileo one of a kind.

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Who You Are

A polished professional with significant experience working with kids and managing teams

Fun, creative, committed and organized with an eye for detail

A passionate educator with the ability to work 10-15 hours per week from January – June and full time for 6-8 weeks of the summer

Our Hiring Cycle

We're always looking for great Camp Director candidates and accept applications year-round. To ensure a mutual fit, we've designed the interview process to be both thoughtful and conversational. We start interviewing as early as mid-spring for the following year, and Camp Directors hit the ground running when the season launches in January. Positions fill on a rolling basis, so the earlier you apply, the better your chances of finding a location fit.

Your Support Team

Through a meticulously crafted training program that meets people where they are, already-great leaders become excellent program directors. We offer abundant support and coaching from experienced educators and also pay well—you’ll earn $10,000 – $14,000 in your first year, with 20%-40% increases in subsequent years.

Life of a Camp Director

View what a typical year is like for a Galileo Camp Director and watch videos from camp.


Want to dig in and learn more about Galileo? See how we’re bringing our brand of fearless innovation to a wider audience of kids, and hear what our partners say about working with Galileo summer staff. You can also join our jobs mailing list and connect with us on social media to stay up to date on Galileo job openings, company news, and events.

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