Galileo is hiring a dynamic curriculum developer with a deep passion for project development 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 design or building techniques and will relish the opportunity to create innovation-oriented 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?
At Galileo, we believe the world needs innovators and that innovation can be taught. We also 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 the masters of their own.
It takes a village to bring best-in-class educational programs to tens of thousands of kids each year online and in-person. Each of our employees takes personal responsibility for bringing our values to life and to make our company and culture better. 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, seek feedback to improve themselves, feel deeply accountable for their work, are mission driven, and play well with others tend to thrive in our culture.
We’re a certified B Corp, were recently ranked #1 on the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area (and have been on the list for twelve plus years running), 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 team like?
The Curriculum Team develops rich riveting new projects and courses that spark curiosity, capture attention and ultimately turn Galileo campers into fearless innovators. This visionary team welcomes intellectual intensity, thrives on collaboration and feedback, are the torchbearers of our pedagogy, The Galileo Innovation Approach, 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 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 design and engineering curriculum for Camp Galileo (PreK-6th graders) ensuring the seamless integration of the Galileo Innovation Approach.
- You’ll thrive in an 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 subject matter expertise in art & design and/or science & engineering
- Minimum 3 years’ experience teaching K-8 children, with a 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
- Basic photography and video production skills
- Summer schedule includes visits to various camp locations. Must be able to provide your own transportation to/from Galileo Bay Area sites
Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the requirements, women and other underrepresented people tend to only apply when they match every criteria. If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every check box in this job description, we encourage you to still apply. We'd like to learn more about you and see if you could be a great fit for Galileo.
Schedule & Time Commitment
- Regular office hours averaging 45 hours per week
- Occasional weekend work (approximately three times per year)
- To be discussed during interview
- Employee medical, dental and 401k benefits provided by Galileo; employee-paid dependent care and multiple ancillary benefits available
- 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
- Generous parental leave and extensive support with leave planning
- We offer a significant camp discount to year-round and seasonal employees
Galileo Learning Headquarters, 1021 Third Street, Oakland, CA 94607