Career Opportunities - Bay Area Discovery Museum

Career Opportunities

For rewarding work, join the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) in its mission to transform research into early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving. To realize our goal, we strive to embrace diversity and community involvement in our team across all departments. BADM is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE); bilingual and bicultural applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Browse open positions below.

 

Bean Sprouts Cafe

Bean Sprouts Café—the nation’s leading hip and healthy kids’ café—is searching for positive, playful, innovative, and health-conscious people to join their team. (NOTE: Bean Sprouts Café at the Bay Area Discovery Museum is independently operated.) Current openings include:

Kitchen Staff

Barista/Cashier

Birthday Party Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY

Birthday Party Assistants are responsible for facilitating 1 to 8 on-site children’s birthday parties on Saturdays and/or Sundays.  Birthday Party Assistants are the face of these parties and have direct interaction with anyone coming to a birthday party at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. This is a part-time, non-exempt, on-call weekend position with a starting salary of $14.00 per hour. Hours will vary from week to week.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Birthday party set-up and clean-up.
  • Greeting host families and guests.
  • Interacting with children, parents, and party guests in a child’s birthday party setting.
  • Party facilitation, which includes but not limited to arts and crafts activities, face painting, playing games, leading treasure hunts, and directing other open-ended creative play activities with children.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with children ages 1 to 8 years old in a setting that required interacting and engaging children.
  • A clear understanding of the Museum’s educational philosophy.
  • Experience in a customer service role.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Dependability and flexibility.
  • An outgoing, friendly, enthusiastic, and creative personality.
  • The ability to follow a detailed party schedule daily.
  • The ability to work both independently and as a part of a team.
  • The ability to work with a variety of people from various backgrounds and cultures.
  • Comfort working indoors and outdoors in all types of weather.

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should apply online here.

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.

ABOUT US

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, the Museum’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. In addition to competitive salaries and benefits, we offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 Museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through the Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC).

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Education Facilitator

POSITION SUMMARY

Education Facilitators are highly motivated and outgoing individuals with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills that provide exceptional experiences to all of our visitors through play, facilitation, and policy enforcement.

This entry-level position spends 100% of their time on the exhibit floor staffing Tot Spot, Look Out Cove, Wave Workshop, Bay Hall, Discovery Hall, Festival Plaza, and the Art Studios, as well as facilitating drop-in programming for visitors to the Museum. Part-time and on-call positions are available immediately; Full-time, part-time and on-call seasonal positions will be available beginning in late May. Starting pay for all positions is $15.00/hr.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Enforce safety and Museum policies in exhibit spaces.
  • Staff exhibit spaces and interact with visitors throughout indoor and outdoor exhibit areas.
  • At all times, demonstrate and model a high level of professional conduct and communication with all visitors and staff.
  • Greet visitors and help orient them to the Museum.
  • Perform opening and closing duties and maintain the upkeep of program spaces and exhibit halls.
  • Model ways to safely play with the Museum exhibits.
  • Model appropriate practices for teaching and learning with young children.
  • Facilitate Art Studio programs.
  • Assist and facilitate Story Time, Toddler Circle Time, Creative Labs, and other drop-in programs.
  • Facilitate programming for festivals, special events, and other programming as assigned.
  • Provide educational experiences through play and create an environment that encourages curiosity, creative thinking, exploration and experimentation by using developmentally appropriate techniques.
  • Participate in regular team meetings.
  • Flexible to change schedule and work extra hours as necessary. Available to work the first Wednesday of every month (Free Days), mid-November through mid-January during the busy holiday season, and on all Open Mondays and Council Childcare days.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Public Programs Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience and interest in working with young children 0-8 years and their families.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve guest situations.
  • Able to work with a variety of people from various backgrounds and cultures.
  • Capable of speaking in front of large and small groups of visitors.
  • Must be comfortable working indoors and outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Able to perform physical activities such as bending, moving around and picking up items for 2-3 hours at a time. Ability to stand up for 8 hours and lift and carry up to 25 lbs. short distances.
  • Must have excellent problem solving skills, be dependable, flexible and have an outgoing and friendly personality.
  • Some customer service experience desirable.
  • A reliable source of transportation is required.
  • Flexibility to work any day of the week, holidays, and evenings as required.
  • Must be at least sixteen years old.
  • Some college level course work preferred.
  • Ability to speak Spanish or Cantonese preferred.

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should apply online here.

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.

ABOUT US

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, the Museum’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. In addition to competitive salaries and benefits, we offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 Museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through the Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC).

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Facilities Technician

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direct supervision of the Facilities Manager, the Facilities Technician is responsible for day-to-day facilities and maintenance of the Museum, as well as meeting and event production (set-up & take down). This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform basic maintenance/repair of all buildings and grounds.
  • Adhere to opening and closing security procedures.
  • Execute program, event, and festival production, including set-up and teardown.
  • Perform janitorial duties.
  • Assure a safe site for children and families, staff and volunteers.
  • Respond to site issues and requests in a timely manner.
  • At least once a month, serve as designated Duty Officer to ensure the safety of visitors and staff.
  • Maintain flexibility of schedule to provide support for all site programs as well as for Facilities Department vacation and sick time coverage.
  • Other duties as required or assigned by Facilities Manager or Senior Manager of Facilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Skill and aptitude in carpentry, scenic painting, plumbing, mechanical/electrical devices, metal and plastics fabrication.
  • Demonstrated experience with hand and power tools.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to tool and shop safety.
  • Creativity and orientation towards problem-solving.
  • Ability to take initiative and troubleshoot in a fast paced work environment.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Ability to work well with a variety of people from various backgrounds and cultures
  • Knowledge of good customer service principles
  • Mature, friendly, flexible and service-oriented, good-humored, team player.
  • Ability to operate forklift and drive flatbed truck.

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should apply online at:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=BADM

Please be prepared to provide both a resume and cover letter, which will be requested in two different steps of the application process.

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.

ABOUT US

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, the Museum’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. BADM provides 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance to all full-time employees, as well as generous paid time off starting at 4 weeks per year. In addition, we offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 Museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through the Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Institutional Giving Associate

POSITION SUMMARY

The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is seeking an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial new team member to support the museum’s corporate, foundation and government fundraising. Current funding priorities include:

  • The world’s first Fab Lab for early childhood;
  • Try It Truck, a new mobile engineering lab that delivers engineering education to children ages 5 to 10
  • School field trip programs, especially scholarship support;
  • Access initiatives;
  • On-site STEM and arts programs;
  • And two annual fundraising events.

BADM’s mission is to transform research into early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving. We do this 1) onsite through increased access and attendance by children, families, and teachers; 2) locally through our outreach and partnerships in low-income communities; and 3) nationally through our research center, the Center for Childhood Creativity. In the past 5 years, BADM’s annual operating budget has almost doubled, in large part due to fundraising successes. Additionally, BADM is in the early phases of a capital campaign to renovate our campus.

The Institutional Giving Associate will serve as a member of the development team. The museum understands that fundraising is a key enabler of its success; from the CEO to the VP of Education Strategy, we support the work of the development team. The development team functions dynamically and cross departmentally with education, marketing, finance, and the CEO. This full-time, non-exempt position reports to the Senior Manager of Institutional Giving.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with managing institutional giving by corporate, foundation, and government funders, including: pledge fulfillment, recognition, stewardship, and acknowledgement processes. This may include organizing and participating directly in face-to-face meetings with funders.
  • Identify and research new sources of institutional support.
  • Research, write, and submit compelling proposals and funding requests (including narratives and budgets), letters of inquiry, reports and acknowledgment letters to grant makers.
  • Track proposals and reports to make sure they are completed and submitted on time.
  • Work with Database Manager to oversee grant/pledge recording, acknowledgment, and contract fulfillment processes.
  • Collaborate with marketing and exhibits departments regarding funder logo and name recognition onsite, online, and in print materials; communicate with funders to attain approval of all name and logo usages; track and report recognition. Write related copy for newsletter and website as requested.
  • Participate in events to cultivate and steward donors. Act as liaison between corporate partners and BADM staff. Solicit in-kind donations for museum events and programs. Greet and accompany corporate partners during on-site visits and events, including leading museum tours.
  • Prepare talking points and other materials for BADM leadership for meetings with institutional funders.
  • Opportunity to manage a portfolio of institutional prospects and funders. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA or BS, or equivalent professional experience, is required.
  • 1 – 3 years of fundraising experience.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Bay Area Discovery Museum.
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple fundraising activities and initiatives at one time.
  • Highly motivated, flexible, resourceful, well-organized and detail-oriented.
  • Exemplary written and oral communication, interpersonal, and client relationship skills.
  • Demonstrated record of setting and achieving goals and meeting deadlines.
  • Openness to ambiguity, change, risk, rapid iteration and a fast-paced work environment; ability to manage pressure with sense of humor, perspective and strong prioritization, and positivity.
  • General comfort with technology; proficiency with full Microsoft Suite; experience working within a development database (we currently use Altru) and the ability to learn new platforms quickly.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Commitment to providing excellent internal and external customer service.

 

TO APPLY 

Qualified candidates should apply online at:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=BADM

Please be prepared to provide both a resume and cover letter, which will be requested in two different steps of the application process.
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. 

ABOUT US

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, the Museum’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. BADM provides 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance to all full-time employees, as well as generous paid time off starting at 4 weeks per year. In addition, we offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 Museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through the Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Mobile Engineering Program Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY

The Mobile Engineering Program Coordinator serves as a lead and support facilitator for the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s education programs, which integrate current research and best practices with BADM’s educational philosophy. The Coordinator is able and willing to facilitate programs on the Try It Truck (a mobile engineering lab / makerspace that travels to schools, libraries, and community organizations throughout the Bay Area) in addition to a variety of other programs as assigned. These include, but are not limited to the following: family classes, camps, school group visits, drop-in programs, festivals, offsite programming, and staffing BADM’s exhibitions. The Program Coordinator models best facilitation practices and trains and coaches Education Facilitators and Assistants on those best practices. This full-time, non-exempt position spends about 70% of total time facilitating educational programs and 30% on related administrative duties.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate educational programming for children in grades K-5, teachers, and parents/caregivers, including on- and off-site school and library programming.
  • Develop and maintain trusting relationships with schools, teachers, caregivers and their surrounding communities by prioritizing anti-bias and culturally sensitive teaching and providing exceptional customer service in accordance with Museum standards.
  • Maintain calendar and databases for scheduling visits, coordinating use of BADM program spaces, handling payments, and evaluating programming metrics.
  • Prepare, organize and maintain tools and educational materials for the Try It Truck and other programs as assigned.
  • Participate as a team member to ensure goals and objectives for School Visits are met, including administering and tracking on-going evaluations and recording and documenting progress of the program.
  • Participate as a team member in the development of educational content for children in grades K-5, teachers, and parents/caregivers for the Try It Truck. Regularly reevaluate programming and implement improvements as fit.
  • Assist in the translation of educational materials.
  • Participate as a team member in the organization of program materials, tools, and supplies for the Try It Truck including ordering, stocking, maintenance and storage.
  • Schedule, train and supervise volunteer activities and/or paid Museum staff when they assist with Try It Truck.
  • Participate as a team member and collaborate to ensure goals and objectives of School Visits and other BADM departments on assigned projects.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A. or B.S. in early childhood, science or technology education, museum studies or relevant field strongly preferred.
  • Experience with hand tools, digital fabrication tools (specifically, laser cutter and 3D printer) and associated software is strongly preferred.
  • Bilingual (particularly Spanish or Cantonese) strongly preferred.
  • Two years related experience facilitating programs in makerspaces or informal learning environments is preferred.
  • Familiarity with early childhood learning and pedagogical approaches, some coursework units or willingness to obtain them.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and troubleshoot in a fast paced work environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficiency with web-based survey/questionnaire services and CRM systems is required.
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word and Excel) is required.
  • Experience in customer service.
  • Must be trained or commit to being trained in First Aid, CPR, and AED for adult, infant and child.
  • Must possess current driver’s license and have reliable access to a car. Extensive local travel will be required and employee must participate in BADM driver training to become a certified driver for the Try It Truck.

 

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should apply online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=BADM

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.

ABOUT US

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, the Museum’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. BADM provides 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance to all full-time employees, as well as generous paid time off starting at 4 weeks per year. In addition, we offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 Museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through the Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

On-Call Educators

POSITION SUMMARY

On-Call Educators report to the Museum Experience Manager and are primarily responsible for supporting the Education and Development teams with programming during special event days and/or camps. This may include work with festivals, performances, development events, camps and other public program offerings. The On-Call Educator is a part-time position with work available as needed throughout the year. The pay range for this position is $20-$25/hour, dependent on experience.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate drop-in programs on special event days in conjunction with Public Programs staff.
  • Work with the Education team and Development team to facilitate or support a variety museum programming and classes.
  • Work in customer service roles which may include greeting visitors entering the Museum, handing out informational materials, monitoring performances and attendance numbers, and other related tasks.
  • Provide excellent customer service while maintaining a safe, friendly, and orderly environment.
  • Other duties and programmatic support as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in education, arts education, early childhood education, museum studies, or relevant field preferred.
  • At least two years of experience working with children ages 0-8 years.
  • Understanding of early childhood development, pedagogy, and developmentally appropriate practice is preferred.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and troubleshoot in a fast paced work environment.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, dependability, flexibility, and an outgoing and friendly personality.
  • Ability to work with a variety of people from various backgrounds and cultures.
  • Comfort speaking in front of large and small groups.
  • Comfort working indoors and outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Ability to perform physical activities such as bending, kneeling, walking and picking up items for 2-3 hours at a time. Ability to stand for up to 8 hours and carry up to 30 lbs. short distances.
  • A reliable source of transportation is required.
  • Ability to speak Spanish or Cantonese is preferred.

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should apply online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=BADM

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.

ABOUT US

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, the Museum’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. BADM provides 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance to all full-time employees, as well as generous paid time off starting at 4 weeks per year. In addition, we offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 Museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through the Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

 

Preschool Camp Instructors and Lead Instructors

The Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Preschool camps are licensed through the California Department of Social Services and target children who will be age 3 by June 1, 2017. In the Big Discoveries camps, children will explore art and science learning at their own pace. Through an open-ended, child-directed approach, educators will adapt curriculum daily to encourage spontaneous adventures.

Preschool Camp Instructors and Lead Instructors will work in tandem to plan and implement interdisciplinary camp curricula. Ideal candidates will have deep commitment to and passion for research-backed teaching practice, expertise in child development, love and respect for young children and their enormous capabilities, and interest in serving in an entrepreneurial and evolving camp community. Camps run Monday through Friday from May 25th to August 25th, 2017. Employment shifts vary by position. All summer camp positions are part-time and non-exempt reporting to the Camps and Enrichment Classes Program Manager. These seasonal positions are not eligible for employee benefits.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

For Instructors:

  • 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 environment for all campers and staff
  • 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

For Lead Instructors:

  • All duties listed above, plus those listed below.
  • Manage camp group’s drop-off, pick-up, and parent communication process daily
  • Evaluate and adapt camp curriculum to provide developmentally appropriate activities
  • Provide leadership in the classroom for all Instructors and Interns.
  • Develop and send weekly email updates to parents

SKILL REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA or BS degree in education, early childhood education, child development or relevant field preferred for Instructors and required for Lead Instructors; MA preferred for Lead Instructors
  • Minimum of 6 completed ECE units for Instructors and 12 units for Lead Instructors
  • Experience leading activities for young children in an informal education setting
  • Experience working in an informal education, summer camp, or early childhood education setting
  • Understanding of behavior management strategies
  • Experience designing and planning programs for young children
  • Superior customer service standards
  • Ability to work flexibly within a team and to take direction
  • Ability to take initiative to work independently
  • Mature and hard-working attitude
  • Must be trained or commit to being trained in First Aid, CPR and AED for adult, infant and child
  • LiveScan and criminal record clearance through DOJ Child Abuse Index
  • Proof of absence of tuberculosis (TB) required before starting employment
  • Availability for all camp sessions, May 25th – August 25th 2017

TO APPLY

To view more information on each available position and apply for employment, please visit
https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=BADM

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.

ABOUT US

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, the Museum’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. In addition to competitive salaries and benefits, we offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 Museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through the Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC).

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Program Assistant, Camps and Enrichment Classes

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Assistant, Camps and Enrichment Classes is responsible for assisting the Program Manager in all aspects of camps and classes management with a focus on administrative support. The Program Assistant serves as a lead facilitator for Bay Area Discovery Museum’s education programs, integrating current research and best practices with the Museum’s educational philosophy. This position is able and willing to facilitate a variety of programs, including enrichment classes, camps, school group visits, drop-in programs, festivals, and offsite programming. The Program Assistant has a primary focus on the facilitation and daily oversight of paid family programs during the school year and camps during the summer months. This part-time, non-exempt position spends about 60% of total time facilitating educational programs and 40% on related administrative duties. This position may be paired with BADM’s Education Facilitator role for applicants seeking full-time employment.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the creation, revision, and adaptation of high-quality curriculum for camps and classes.
  • Develop content for new camps and programs.
  • Plan, develop curriculum, facilitate, and evaluate programs.
  • Assist Program Manager in day-to-day camp and program operations.
  • Ensure standards for customer service and camper safety are met.
  • Track, organize, and ensure completion of all camper paperwork.
  • Assist Program Manager with camp enrollment and staff scheduling.
  • Prepare weekly camp rosters and staff schedules.
  • Facilitate check in and check out of campers.
  • Support camp staff in handling challenging situations.
  • Communicate with parents to ensure a high level of satisfaction in all programs.
  • Assist Program Manager in supporting offsite camps team, including travel to provide support at offsite locations as needed.
  • Assist Program Manager in hiring, training, and supervision of camp instructors and program facilitators.
  • Assist Program Manager with providing professional development opportunities for staff when available.
  • Conduct regular observations and evaluation of camp staff and programming. Assist Program Manager in communicating feedback and coaching camp staff.
  • Ensure classrooms are well maintained and sanitary.
  • Track, order and organize supplies.
  • Supervise campers as needed during lunch, before care and after care.
  • Serve as an instructor for camps as needed.
  • Assist Program Manager with camp enrollment, registration, staff scheduling, and oversight of relevant software.
  • Oversee the tracking, organization and completion of all camper paperwork.
  • Ensure standards for customer service and camper safety are met.
  • Communicate with Facilities and Public Programs teams regarding classroom, program, and storage needs.
  • Serve as onsite point person for camps and classes when Program Manager is absent.
  • Other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA or BS, or equivalent professional experience, is required.
  • At least 6 credits in Early Childhood Education preferred
  • Demonstrated teaching skills with children ages 2-8
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills required 
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and troubleshoot in a fast pace work environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to learn new programs quickly
  • Knowledge of excellent customer service principles 
  • Must work well with a variety of people from various backgrounds and cultures
  • Must be trained or commit to being trained in First Aid, CPR and AED for adult, infant and child
  • Proof of absence of tuberculosis (TB) required before starting employment
  • LiveScan and criminal record clearance through DOJ child Abuse Index
  • Valid driver’s license and access to personal vehicle required
  • Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Chinese preferred 

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should apply online at:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=BADM

Please be prepared to provide both a resume and cover letter, which will be requested in two different steps of the application process.

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.

ABOUT US

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, the Museum’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. BADM provides 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance to all full-time employees, as well as generous paid time off starting at 4 weeks per year. In addition, we offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 Museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through the Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Program Manager, School Visits and Community Outreach

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Manager executes and drives attendance for the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s education programs, which integrate current research and best practices with BADM’s educational philosophy. The Program Manager is able and willing to facilitate a variety of programs, including but not limited to, family classes, camps, school group visits, drop-in programs, festivals, offsite programming, and staffing BADM’s exhibitions. The Program Manager models best facilitation practices and trains and coaches Education Facilitators, Assistants, and Coordinators on those best practices. This full-time, non-exempt position spends about 50% of total time facilitating educational programs and 50% on related administrative duties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Administrative Management 50%

  • Drive program attendance to meet or exceed annual impact and revenue goals, outlined in annual plan and accompanying budget, for on- and off-site school STEM Workshops; DIY school visits; offsite afterschool programs; offsite library programs; and other community partnerships.
    • Manage and oversee marketing and registration processes;
    • In collaboration with other Program Managers, ensure high quality staffing for all SCP programs;
    • Track payments, accounts receivable and expenses, in line with budget.
  • Serve as a critical bridge between big picture strategy (held by the Associate Director) and day-to-day operations of the SCP team as well as between different education program departments.
  • Ensure logistical execution for school groups, including coordinating with Facilities; communicating with Admission/ Front Desk; and collaborating with Museum Experience to ensure smooth experience for both school and family visitors.
  • Support fundraising efforts of Development team with data, key program information, and hosting of visits.
  • Execute SCP programs evaluation.
  • Manage Altru database of all school and community outreach programs to track partners, locations, children and adults served, programs offered, and other pertinent data; ensure database is kept up-to-date for marketing to schools and community partners.
  • Assist with the planning and management of the School Visits budget.
  • Supervise Coordinator and Assistant for School Visits and Community Outreach.
  • Along with other Program Managers, and under guidance of the Associate Director, co-manage the SCP team, thinking about professional development and management of all SCP team members and contributing to broad work of the team.
  • Contribute to strategy and distribution of access passes for community partners.
  • Other duties as required.

Program Facilitation and Coaching 50%

  • Facilitate programming with schools and community partners (including libraries), including children, teachers, and parents/caregivers at both outreach and museum visits, in accordance with Museum educational philosophy and pedagogy.
  • Develop and maintain trusting relationships with schools and community partners by prioritizing anti-bias and culturally sensitive teaching and providing exceptional customer service in accordance with Museum standards.
  • Provide modeling, observation, and feedback of Coordinators and Assistants to ensure consistent level of facilitation quality across the team.
  • Assist in training, supervision and evaluation of Education staff and volunteers for facilitation of School Programming and greeting groups.
  • Support Associate Director in ideation, documentation and pilot testing of new curricula; manage ongoing program improvement.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in early childhood/elementary education, museum studies, or equivalent work experience required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of child development and constructivist teaching practices required.
  • Demonstrated experience with classroom management and public presentation.
  • Experience managing others desired.
  • High level of organization and attention to detail required.
  • Able work effectively with a variety of people from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Able to work with a strong sense of urgency and have the ability to prioritize changing work load to meet critical deadlines.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Able to use required computer software including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Altru.
  • Must possess current California driver’s license and have reliable access to a car; local travel required.
  • Must be trained or willing to be trained in First Aid, CPR and AED for adult infant and child.
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Cantonese strongly desired. 

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should apply online at:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=BADM

Please be prepared to provide both a resume and cover letter, which will be requested in two different steps of the application process.

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.

ABOUT US

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, the Museum’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. BADM provides 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance to all full-time employees, as well as generous paid time off starting at 4 weeks per year. In addition, we offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 Museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through the Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Seasonal Store Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY

The Seasonal Store Assistant maintains the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Customer Service Standards by greeting customers, selling products, ringing sales and giving product information to visitors, all while maintaining a well-stocked and organized museum store. 

This is a seasonal, part-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Senior Manager of Retail Operations. The Seasonal Store Assistant will work Sundays and Mondays, June through September, from 8:30 AM to 5:15 PM. Additional shifts may be available to cover busy days and staff vacations.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Customer Service and Selling (80%):

  • Actively seek out sales opportunities on the sales floor by engaging conversations with both children and adults while constantly maintaining understocks, floor merchandise levels and merchandise presentation.
  • Provide excellent customer service as outlined in BADM’s Customer Service Standards; engage customers in a pleasant and informed tone.
  • Perform cashier duties, store opening and closing procedures, and insure the proper handling of cash and sales receipts; accurately count tills and make change, ensure all members receive their membership discount, report any cash overages or shortages, and turn in required closing paperwork to Finance.
  • Maintain a clean and safe store for all visitors; use time efficiently between customer interactions to continually straighten, fill in merchandise from understock areas, and also identify needed items from the remote stockroom; dust and clean surfaces daily.
  • Display a professional demeanor and handle difficult situations in a very hectic and vibrant environment.

Merchandise Handling (20%):

  • Accurately check in merchandise, price merchandise and report any shipment problems to the Senior Manager of Retail Operations.
  • Maintain stockroom organization and neatness as set by the Senior Manager of Retail Operations.
  • Identify stock needed in the store and pull merchandise from the remote stockroom for the selling floor on a daily basis.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • One year retail selling experience required.
  • Proficient experience with Point of Sale systems a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; positive, energetic, and friendly demeanor.
  • Ability to positively accept direction and complete tasks as assigned.
  • Initiative to seek out work during slow business times.
  • Ability to attend to details and work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to prioritize and efficiently complete varied tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain focus and professional demeanor while serving large numbers of visitors.
  • Honest, reliable and a team player.
  • Cash handling experience; ability to count cash and change quickly and accurately insuring the store is ready to open at 9:00 AM.
  • Basic computer literacy.
  • Ability to adhere to work schedule and to work weekends, weekdays and occasional evenings as necessary. 

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should apply online at:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=BADM

Please be prepared to provide both a resume and cover letter, which will be requested in two different steps of the application process. 

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.

ABOUT US

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, the Museum’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.

Senior Manager of Institutional Giving

POSITION SUMMARY

The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is seeking an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial new team member to support the museum’s corporate, foundation and government fundraising. Current funding priorities include:

  • The world’s first Fab Lab for early childhood;
  • Try It Truck, a new mobile engineering lab that delivers engineering education to children ages 5 to 10
  • School field trip programs, especially scholarship support;
  • Access initiatives;
  • On-site STEM and arts programs;
  • And two annual fundraising events.

BADM’s mission is to transform research into early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving. We do this 1) onsite through increased access and attendance by children, families, and teachers; 2) locally through our outreach and partnerships in low-income communities; and 3) nationally through our research center, the Center for Childhood Creativity. In the past 5 years, BADM’s annual operating budget has almost doubled, in large part due to fundraising successes. Additionally, BADM is in the early phases of a capital campaign to renovate our campus.

The Senior Manager of Institutional Giving will serve as a member of the development team. The museum understands that fundraising is a key enabler of its success; from the CEO to the VP of Education Strategy, we support the work of the development team. The development team functions dynamically and cross departmentally with education, marketing, finance, and the CEO. This full-time, exempt position reports to the VP of External Relations and manages the Institutional Giving Associate.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead BADM’s fundraising strategy for corporate, foundation and government funders; develop and meet annual institutional fundraising goals by 1) creating and implementing cultivation and solicitation strategies for current and potential funders; 2) securing grants; and 3) stewarding grants and funders.
  • Manage the institutional giving portfolio by acting as BADM’s primary liaison with institutional partners and prospects; maintain consistent communication with funders about partnership fulfilment, recognition, and museum updates; write and edit compelling funding proposals, letters of inquiry, reports and acknowledgments.
  • Manage the pipeline of institutional funders, including identifying and researching new sources of institutional support; maintain knowledge of local and national arts, education, and STEM funders.
  • Initiate, organize, and participate directly in face-to-face meetings with funders, including leading museum tours.
  • Work with BADM leadership (Trustees, CEO and VPs) and cross departmentally (education, finance, exhibits, and marketing) to develop fundraising strategies and to solicit and steward funding requests.
  • Supervise the work and professional development of the Institutional Giving Associate, including overseeing their portfolio management, partnership fulfillment, proposal and report completion, and database work.
  • Establish and manage funding calendar, ensuring LOI’s, proposals and reports are completed and submitted in a timely manner. Oversee grant/pledge recording, acknowledgment and contract fulfillment processes using BADM’s donor database.
  • Actively participate in the strategy, design, messaging and marketing of the BADM’s major fundraising events, festivals, exhibits and other sponsorship opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA or BS, or equivalent professional experience, is required.
  • 3 – 5 years demonstrated success with fundraising.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and experience in successful relationship-building with prospects, donors, volunteers and board members.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Bay Area Discovery Museum.
  • Experience successfully interacting with & motivating high level donors, volunteers and staff.
  • Outstanding time management and analytical skills and the ability to manage multiple fundraising activities and initiatives at one time.
  • Highly motivated, flexible, resourceful, well-organized and detail-oriented.
  • Demonstrated record of setting and achieving goals and meeting deadlines.
  • Exemplary written and oral communication, interpersonal, and client relationship skills; comfort with networking and presenting.
  • Skills in both creative idea generation and tactical execution.
  • Tolerance of ambiguity, change, risk, rapid iteration and a fast-paced work environment; ability to manage pressure with sense of humor, perspective and strong prioritization, and positivity.
  • General comfort with technology; proficiency with full Microsoft Suite; experience working within a development database (we currently use Altru) and the ability to learn new platforms quickly.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Commitment to providing excellent internal and external customer service.
  • Knowledge of the Bay Area philanthropic community.

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should apply online at:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=BADM

Please be prepared to provide both a resume and cover letter, which will be requested in two different steps of the application process.

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.

ABOUT US

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, the Museum’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. BADM provides 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance to all full-time employees, as well as generous paid time off starting at 4 weeks per year. In addition, we offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 Museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through the Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Summer Camp Instructors and Lead Instructors

The Bay Area Discovery Museum’s creative summer camp programs emphasize participatory, interactive learning for children 4-10 years of age and Junior Counselors 9-15 years of age. Topics include art, natural science, performance, carpentry and others.

We are currently hiring for Summer Camp Instructors and Lead Instructors to plan and implement camp curricula and facilitate camp programs. Camps run Monday through Friday from May 25th to August 25th, 2017. Employment shifts vary by position. All summer camp positions are part-time and non-exempt reporting to the Camps and Enrichment Classes Program Manager. These seasonal positions are not eligible for employee benefits.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

For Instructors:

  • 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 environment for all campers and staff
  • 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

For Lead Instructors:

  • All duties listed above, plus those listed below.
  • Manage camp group’s drop-off, pick-up, and parent communication process daily
  • Evaluate and adapt camp curriculum to provide developmentally appropriate activities
  • Provide leadership in the classroom for all Instructors, Interns, and Junior Counselors
  • Mentor Junior Counselors seeking leadership opportunities and support them in setting and achieving goals.
  • Develop and send weekly email updates to parents

SKILL REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working in an informal education, summer camp, or early childhood education setting
  • Experience designing, planning, or leading activities for young children required for Lead Instructors
  • Strong interest in early childhood education or child development
  • Behavior and/or classroom management experience required for Lead Instructors
  • Superior customer service standards
  • Ability to work flexibly within a team and to take direction
  • Ability to take initiative to work independently
  • Mature and hard-working attitude
  • Formal training in Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a related field desirable.
  • Lead Instructor position requires a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in one of the fields listed above.
  • Availability for all camp sessions, May 25th – August 25th 2017

TO APPLY

To view more information on each available position and apply for employment, please visit
https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=BADM

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.

ABOUT US

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, the Museum’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. In addition to competitive salaries and benefits, we offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 Museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through the Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC).

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Fab Lab Programs Intern

POSITION SUMMARY
The Bay Area Discovery Museum has opened the world’s first Fab Lab specifically designed for early childhood, a model to be scaled and replicated internationally. A Fab Lab is a modern workshop or makerspace which includes computer-based innovation, design, and fabrication that intentionally builds STEM skills through hands-on learning. Originally designed by MIT as an outreach project to promote local entrepreneurship, Fab Labs now comprise a rapidly expanding, global network. The model has increasingly been adopted by middle and high schools for hands-on STEM education, but has yet to be adapted for early childhood.

The Fab Lab Programs Intern reports to the Fab Lab Specialist and is primarily responsible for supporting the Fab Lab Team with all aspects of programming including prep, administration, facilitation, documentation, evaluation, and other duties as assigned. This will include work with on-site programming, performances, festivals and special events.

The Fab Lab Programs Intern is a part-time, unpaid internship position with a flexible work schedule from 15 to 24 hours/weekly. The intern must receive college credit for their time at the Museum.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitates Fab Lab programming for visitors, members, school groups, camps, and donors.
  • Assists in creating, documenting and recording a curriculum suitable for the age ranges of each program.
  • Serves as administrative lead for the Fab Lab and Fab Lab Assistant Manager
  • Assists in collecting and recording evaluation from program participants.
  • Works directly with the Fab Lab Assistant Manager to create projects and curriculum.
  • Assists in all aspects of the daily operation and use of the Fab Lab.
  • Design program material pieces for fabrication in the Fab Lab
  • Creates projects using various design software including Illustrator, Photoshop, and 3d CAD software, and supports children’s use of these programs.
  • Operates machines during events and programming as needed.
  • Assists with completing large production/manufacturing projects.
  • Interacts with and explains process to visitors while working on projects.
  • Assists in the setup and clean-up of class sessions and maintains general cleanliness and organization of the space.
  • Orders and organizes supplies for programming and production. Maintains inventory of supplies.
  • Assists in organizing Fab Lab events and collaborative projects with other departments.
  • Provides excellent customer service while maintaining a safe, friendly, and orderly environment.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned, including general programmatic support for the Museum.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • In the process of obtaining a B.A, B.S, or BFA in a related field of study.
  • Must be eligible to receive college credit.
  • Curriculum design experience strongly preferred.
  • High quality administrative experience strongly preferred.
  • Detail oriented, punctual, and dependable.
  • Experience working with design software including but not limited to Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and some 3d CAD preferred.
  • Working knowledge of fabrication equipment such as a laser cutter, vinyl cutter, 3d printer, and CNC machine preferred.
  • Ability to solder and understand basic circuit design preferred.
  • Knowledge in coding, wiring, and programming microcontrollers preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills and excellent customer service skills required.
  • Ability to take initiative, work, and troubleshoot in a fast paced work environment.
  • Ability to learn new technology quickly required.
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Cantonese preferred.

NOTE TO CANDIDATE
Due to the sensitivity and requirements of our positions, you should expect to undergo and be cleared of a background/criminal check, if extended an offer for an internship position. You may also be asked to provide proof of educational degree(s), licenses or credentials pertinent to the position.

 ABOUT US
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, the Museum’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 and volunteers 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 Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

STEM Programs Intern

POSITION SUMMARY

The STEM Programs Intern reports to the Public Specialist and is primarily responsible for supporting the Education Team with all aspects of programming including prep, administration, facilitation, documentation, evaluation, and other duties as assigned. This will include work with on-site programming, performances, festivals and special events. The STEM Programs Intern is a part-time, unpaid internship position with a flexible work schedule from 15 to 24 hours/weekly. The intern must receive college credit for their time at the Museum.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Administrative Duties

  • Document programs and exhibit spaces and file information onto servers.
  • Create written materials and edit Museum signage.
  • Research other museums and their program offerings and compile data.
  • Prepare and maintain supplies for fall educational programs.
  • Create and help distribute surveys on programs and visitor experience.
  • Compile and analyze surveys for Art Studios, drop-in programs, and other events.
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned.

Facilitation

  • Facilitate on the floor in exhibit halls providing hands-on learning experiences to families.
  • Co-facilitate daily drop-in programs in conjunction with public programs staff.
  • Provide excellent customer service while maintaining a safe, friendly, and orderly environment.
  • Other duties and programmatic support as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • In the process of obtaining a B.A. or B.S. in early childhood education, Museum studies or relevant field required.
  • Must be eligible to receive college credit.
  • Interest and experience with children ages 0-8 years required.
  • Understanding of and interest in early childhood development, pedagogy, and developmentally appropriate practice required.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and troubleshoot in a face paced work environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, and Power Point is required.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should apply online here.

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.

ABOUT US

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, the Museum’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. In addition to competitive salaries and benefits, we offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 Museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through the Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC).

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.