The Bay Area Discovery Museum’s creative summer camp programs emphasize participatory, interactive learning for children 5-14 years of age (preschool-9th grade). Camp program topics range from survival
scouts, mystery solvers, under the sea, outdoor explorers, carpentry, digital fabrication and many more!
Campers have fun exploring creative themes and solving unique challenges that get them excited to discover and try out new ideas in a hands-on way. We truly believe children learn best in a welcoming environment that is rich with open-ended exploration. Summer Camp Counselors are the vital players in creating and developing this enriched experience for our campers, which is where you come in!
Summer Camp Counselors plan and implement camp curricula and facilitate camp programs. Camps run Monday through Friday from June 3rd to August 23rd, 2019, with a mandatory two-day training on Thursday and Friday, May 30th and 31st. Daily schedules can vary but will typically include hours from 7:30AM-1:30PM, 8:00AM-2:00PM, or 8:30AM-4:30PM. All summer camp positions are seasonal part-time, non-exempt, and report to the Camps and Enrichment Classes Program Manager. Opportunities exist for lead and assistant counselor roles. Hourly pay for lead counselor roles will be between $16.00/hour to
$20.00/hour based on experience, particularly in terms of preferred qualifications. Hourly pay for assistants will be between $12.00/hour to $14.00/hour, based on experience. As a seasonal position, the position is not eligible for employee benefits.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Care for, supervise, and ensure the safety of campers during the camp day
Serve as an appropriate and positive role model for all campers, caregivers and the general public
Maintain a fun, positive, and friendly demeanor
Work cooperatively to maintain open lines of communication with parents, participants, supervisors and co-workers
Care for museum supplies, equipment and facilities
Clean and organize classrooms
Attend all leadership, development and staff training sessions
Other duties as required by the Camps and Enrichment Classes Program Manager
SKILL REQUIREMENTS AND NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS
Interest working in an informal education, summer camp, or early childhood education setting
Superior customer service standards
Interest designing, planning, or leading activities for young children
Mature and hard-working attitude
Ability to take direction and remain flexible
Ability to work as a member of a team
Ability to take initiative and work independently
Must be available for at least 8 full weeks (Monday-Friday) between June 3rd – August 23rd, 2019
Experience working in an informal education, summer camp, or early childhood education setting
Experience designing, planning, or leading activities for young children
Interest in early childhood education and child development
Behavior and/or classroom management experience, particularly for lead roles
Formal training in Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a related field highly desirable
To view more information on each available position and apply for employment, please visit:
Applicants should be prepared to provide both a resume and cover letter. Please attach your cover letter in step 2 of the online application process when prompted to attach other documents.
NOTE TO CANDIDATE
Due to the sensitivity and requirements of our positions, you should expect to undergo and be cleared of an employment background/criminal check, if extended an offer for employment. You may also be asked to provide proof of educational degree(s), licenses or credentials pertinent to the position.
Our mission: To transform research into early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving. In our one-of-a-kind location at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of National Park land, the
Bay Area Discovery Museum facilitates child-directed, open-ended, inquiry-driven learning through hands-on exhibitions, rich activities and risk- friendly challenges designed to ignite creativity, as well as STEM skills and critical thinking.
Additionally, BADM’s research and advisory division, the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC), is working at a national scale to advance the research that informs our understanding of childhood creativity, advocate for its critical importance and inspire the next generation of innovators, thought leaders and problem-solvers.
WHAT WE OFFER
The Bay Area Discovery Museum offers a high-energy, results-oriented, creative and fun environment where all staff members contribute to creating an innovative environment that helps us achieve our mission. We offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 museum visitors each year onsite and many more in
the community through the BADM’s Center for Childhood Creativity.
The Bay Area Discovery Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.