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.

Development Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY

The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is seeking a Development Coordinator to support the museum’s fundraising efforts. In the past 3 years, BADM’s annual operating budget has almost doubled, in large part due to fundraising successes. 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.

The museum’s strategic goals are to demonstrate the value of research-based learning experiences 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.

It is an exciting time to join BADM’s dynamic development team. The Development Coordinator supports the museum’s two key fundraising initiatives 1) ongoing operating support and 2) a multi-year capital campaign to fund a new campus plan. The Development Coordinator is responsible for processing, tracking, and acknowledging development gifts and supporting the capital campaign through researching potential donors and tracking donor data. We’re looking for someone who is detail oriented, takes initiative, and is eager to complete various kinds of work from administrative tasks and database management to supporting grant proposals and donor solicitations. This position provides a wonderful opportunity to learn various elements of development, access higher level campaign strategy, and work directly with board members and museum leadership. This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Senior Manager of Corporate Relations & Campaign Manager.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage all aspects of the museum’s development database (Altru) including data entry and clean-up, report and mailing list development, solicitor tracking, and production of regular reports for all fundraising campaigns.
  • Establish standards, provide training, and support staff utilization of the Altru database.
  • Complete daily gift entry for annual fund, Donor Circle, foundation, corporate, government, campaign, and events pledges and gifts.
  • Process all museum gifts and related acknowledgment letters and ensure personalized recognition of all gifts. This includes producing acknowledgement letters, generating custom letters, managing matching gift process, producing gift summary reports and campaign pledge reminders, and devising and revising systems as necessary.
  • Process and acknowledge all tickets and reservations for BADM’s fundraising events.
  • Develop, track, and produce reports, exports, and lists for development projects including mailings, recognition lists, events, board reports, and related activities.
  • Perform research to identify, evaluate and rate prospects; conduct in-depth biographical, financial, and philanthropic research; provide analysis of information gathered on current and prospective museum donors.
  • Develop, implement, and manage systems and procedures to meet the information needs of development staff in preparation for contacting, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects.
  • Conduct regular reconciliation with Finance Department and implement procedures to track campaign cash flows.
  • Assist with Development related events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • AA/BA/BS degree or comparable experience required.
  • Experience in CRM database applications preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in word processing, Excel, and other relevant applications.
  • Ability to interact effectively with staff colleagues, donors, board members, volunteers, public figures and community leaders.
  • Outstanding time management and analytical skills and the ability to manage multiple fundraising activities and initiatives.
  • Highly motivated, flexible, resourceful, well-organized and detail-oriented.
  • Demonstrated record of setting and achieving goals and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work as a team member and also independently.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer support skills and service orientation.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Bay Area Discovery Museum.

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 (BADM) 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. 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 BADM’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

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

Donor Circles & Annual Fund Manager

POSITION SUMMARY
The Donor Circles and Annual Fund Manager oversees Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM)’s donor membership program, Donor Circles, as well as the museum’s Annual Fund. The Donor Circles and Annual Fund Manager is a frontline fundraiser who works closely with the Senior Manager of Individual Giving, the VP of External Relations, the Board of Trustees, and the Friends of BADM to develop strategies to secure new Donor Circle gifts, retain and upgrade current Donor Circle members, and help build the museum’s Major Gifts pipeline. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Senior Manager of Individual Giving. The Donor Circle & Annual Fund Manager will work Monday through Friday, although occasional night and weekend hours will be required.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Development Fundraising (70%)

  • Manage BADM’s Donor Circle membership program – individuals contributing $1,000+ annually – with a focus on growing the number of donations at the $5,000+ level.
  • Ensure that active and effective cultivation strategies are in place for all assigned prospects including a system for contact reports, next steps, etc.
  • Coordinate and manage all on-going communications: mailings and follow up plans with current, lapsed, and first-time Donor Circle and Annual Fund donors.
  • Work collaboratively with the Sr. Manager of Individual Giving, VP of External Relations, and constituent groups (Trustees, Friends of BADM) to create customized solicitation strategies matching the objectives for the organization and interests of donors/prospects to generate new Donor Circle gifts and upgrade current Donor Circle members to increase revenue.
  • Work closely with the Sr. Manager of Membership and Admission to design and manage a program to upgrade family- and supporting-level members into Donor Circle members.
  • Work closely with the Sr. Manager of Individual Giving to manage and implement the Annual Fund, which includes setting and meeting the annual dollar and retention goals.
  • Manage and grow the museum’s Annual Fund through prospect research, outreach, and fundraising mailings and emails. Determine message content and segmenting, write and edit letters, emails. Select and supervise vendors; track annual fund donations, analyze progress, and make changes as needed to meet annual fund goals.
  • Ensure the highest quality donor stewardship. Respond quickly and effectively to all donor/ potential donor requests; create and implement stewardship strategies.
  • Schedule face-to-face meetings with Annual Fund supporters who are Major Gifts prospects as well as Donor Circle members to share museum updates; thank members for their support, and when appropriate, ask them to increase their giving. Assist the Sr. Manager of Individual Giving in identifying and stewarding Donor Circle members who are also Major Gift prospects.

Events (20%)

  • Create, implement and manage Donor Circle cultivation and stewardship events (for families and adult evening events) throughout the year.
  • Actively participate in the strategy and messaging of the museum’s other major fundraising events: Creativity Forum luncheon, etc.

Database Management (10%)

  • Work closely with the Development Coordinator to ensure gift acknowledgment letters, prospect tracking, database accuracy, mailings, reports and donor communications are accurate and timely.
  • Track and prepare regular reports on revenue and budgets.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • College degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Some fundraising experience in a museum or cultural institution preferred.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and experience in successful relationship-building with prospects, donors, volunteers and board members; ability to nurture ongoing relationships.
  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of donors in order to develop and strengthen relationships between them and the museum.
  • Commitment to the Bay Area Discovery museum’s mission.
  • Exceptional writing skills. Experience crafting promotional materials, membership materials, and newsletter content a plus. Outstanding interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Outstanding time management and analytical skills and the ability to manage multiple fundraising activities and initiatives at one time.
  • Articulation and comfort picking up the phone and calling people to track down information, follow up on lapsed memberships/gifts, and respond to inquiries.
  • Resourcefulness and flexibility, as well as a high level of motivation.
  • Demonstrated record of setting and achieving goals and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work as a team member and also independently.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Professional attitude and pleasant demeanor with volunteers, board members, senior staff members, and colleagues.
  • Ability to take initiative and propose new ideas, while also remaining open to ideas from others.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic approach to the job.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other relevant applications; knowledge of fundraising databases preferred. Knowledge of InDesign a plus.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Knowledge of Bay Area audience and philanthropic community 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 (BADM) 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. 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 BADM’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

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

Fab Lab Educator

POSITION SUMMARY

Fab Lab Educators are highly motivated and outgoing individuals with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills that provide exceptional experiences to all of our visitors. The educator is this position will facilitate educational programming for children ages 0-10, including regularly scheduled weekend programs for the public, camps, school groups, special events and festivals. Additionally, the Fab Lab Educator will assist in all aspects of the daily operation of the space as directed by their supervisor which includes, but is not limited to: program preparation, space organization, digital design or programming tasks, and maintenance of Fab Lab equipment. This is an entry-level, part-time, non-exempt position with a work schedule that is negotiable but must include some weekend work.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operate and interface with Fab Lab equipment including Laser Cutter, Vinyl Cutter, 3-D Printer, CNC and Digital Sewing Machine.
  • Model ways to safely use machines, equipment, and materials within the Fab Lab to other staff and visitors.
  • Design and prepare pieces for Fab Lab programming when needed using digital design software, Fab Lab equipment, and hand tools.
  • Create projects using various design software including Illustrator, Photoshop, and 3-D CAD software, and support children’s use of these programs.
  • Facilitate programming in the Fab Lab for public programs, camps, school groups, festivals, special events, and other programming as assigned.
  • Model appropriate practices for teaching and learning with young children, ages 0-10, to encourage curiosity, creative thinking, exploration and experimentation.
  • Enforce safety and BADM policies in the Fab Lab.
  • Assist in the setup and clean-up of class sessions, opening and closing of the space and maintain general cleanliness and organization of the Fab Lab.
  • Provide excellent customer service and model a high level of professional conduct and communication with all visitors and staff while maintaining a safe, friendly, and orderly environment.
  • Assists in all aspects of the daily operation and use of the Fab Lab and other duties and projects as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with digital design and fabrication software including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, 3-D rendering applications, and 3-D Slicers.
  • Experience running digital design tools including but not limited to: Laser Cutters, 3-D printers, CNC Machines, Vinyl Cutters, and Digital Sewing Machines.
  • Design experience/background preferred.
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Experience and interest in working with young children 0-10 years old and their families.
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve customer service situations.
  • Able to work with a variety of people from various backgrounds and cultures.
  • Capable of speaking in front of small groups of visitors.
  • Must have excellent problem solving skills, be dependable, flexible and have an outgoing and friendly personality.
  • A reliable source of transportation is required.
  • Flexibility to adjust regular work schedule to accommodate holidays and special events is preferred.
  • 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

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 (BADM) 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. 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 BADM’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

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

Facilities Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

The Facilities Manager is responsible for the operations and maintenance of all building systems, building structures, grounds and exterior elements, as well as meeting, event, and program production, site safety & security, management of all staff requests related to facilities, and the supervision of the Facilities staff. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Senior Manager of Facilities.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Facilities 70%

  • Monitor and maintain a high level of cleanliness, safety, and overall function of the museum site.
  • Adhere to opening and closing security procedures.
  • Perform or coordinate corrective, preventive, and predictive maintenance and repairs for building systems.
  • Perform or coordinate maintenance, repairs and cleaning of building structures and permanent interior elements, and grounds and exterior elements.
  • Coordinate exhibit repairs and cleaning with the Exhibits Manager.
  • Communicate with outside vendors, including but not limited to janitorial, electricians, painters, HVAC, locksmiths, and plumbers, as needed and assigned by the Senior Manager of Facilities.
  • Complete/resolve all staff requests related to facilities in a timely manner.
  • Manage the day-to-day services that the Facilities Department provides to all staff and visitors.
  • Coordinate all meeting, event, and program production, from the planning process to set-up and teardown of all events.
  • Complete BADM provided First Aid, CPR, and Safety Protocol training and act as on-site Duty Officer when scheduled or otherwise assigned by supervisor.
  • Ensure the overall quality of the visitor experience by modeling and adhering to the museum’s customer service standards.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned by the Senior Manager of Facilities.

Administrative 30%

  • Supervise, schedule, and manage the day-to-day duties of Facilities staff, including facilitation of weekly department meetings.
  • Participate in weekly OSPM meetings, where front line managers and staff meet to discuss and ensure the smooth operation of all site programs and events.
  • Utilize the Facilities help ticket system for all repair and event requests and supervise its use by all Facilities staff.
  • Log and prepare for all museum events using the Google Outlook calendar.
  • Update the Duty Officer schedule on an ongoing basis.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned by the Senior Manager of Facilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-3 years of Facilities experience
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of building codes and OSHA regulations.
  • 1-2 years of experience managing staff and vendors
  • General computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • 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, or be trained to operate, a forklift and flatbed 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 (BADM) 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. 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 BADM’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

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.

Library Makerspace Project Lead

POSITION SUMMARY
The Library Makerspace Project Lead supports the Center for Childhood Creativity’s initiative to integrate current research, best practices, and BADM’s educational philosophy to bring makerspaces to under-resourced libraries across the state. The individual in this position will work closely with the Deputy Director of the CCC to recruit, train and equip 10 California libraries with makerspaces. The Project Lead will guide each site through a visioning process to help define audience, goals and purpose.  Using strong execution skills, the Project Lead will then manage library sites through the process of turning their vision into reality. This is a full-time, temporary, non-exempt position ending on September 30, 2018. The opportunity may exist to extend employment beyond this date, pending additional funding.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working with the CA State Library, create an RFP to select 10 under-resourced libraries throughout the state to participate in the CCC’s pilot makerspace program.
  • Work with pilot library sites and an external evaluator to collect data, produce reports, and assess the need for public makerspaces in the community.
  • Develop and deliver a synchronous and asynchronous online training program for library staff to (1) provide an overview of the various types of makerspaces, approaches to learning, space set-up, and tool and material options and (2) lead a discussion on the pros/cons of various audiences and pedagogical approaches to ultimately land on one target audience and approach for Year 1
  • Co-Lead a two-day in-person workshop with library staff.
  • Guide sites in creating budgets for their makerspace and review those budgets to recommend to the CA State Library for funding.
  • Have regular phone calls and email communication with all library staff.
  • Travel to library sites as needed to ensure project success.
  • Create documents to support the project such as: mid-term and final reports, logic models, training resources, project overview, etc.
  • Work with sites to create a sustainability plan for their spaces focusing on partnerships, revenue opportunities, in-kind donations, skilled volunteers, community engagement, etc.
  • Develop and maintain trusting relationships with all library staff and the CA State Library.
  • Participate as a team member to ensure goals and objectives for the CCC are met, including administering and tracking on-going evaluations and recording and documenting progress of the project.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A. or M.S. in science or technology education or relevant field preferred.
  • Four years related experience facilitating programs in makerspaces, preferably in libraries or other informal learning environments.
  • Experience with learner-directed educational experiences, preferably in under-resourced communities
  • Experience training adults and conducting professional development workshops both in-person and online.
  • Familiarity leading adults through an iterative design process to land on solid program plans is preferred.
  • Experience with hand tools, digital fabrication tools (specifically, laser cutter and 3D printer) and associated software is preferred.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Bilingual (particularly Spanish or Cantonese) strongly preferred.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and troubleshoot in a fast paced work environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word and Excel) is required.

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 (BADM) 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. 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 BADM’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.

 

Staff Accountant – Accounts Payable

POSITION SUMMARY

The Staff Accountant – Accounts Payables reports to the Controller and is responsible for performing accounting duties with a particular focus on Accounts Payables, credit card management, maintaining vendor relationships and performing general banking tasks as part of the Finance Department. Ensures compliance with all applicable accounting procedures and standards in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), as well as BADM’s internal policies, procedures, and contracts. This is a full time, non-exempt position reporting to the Controller.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Accounting (95%)

  • Working under general supervision, performs complex accounting duties including maintenance of accounting records and preparation of accounting schedules and reports.
  • Performs all Accounts Payable functions including receipt of vendor invoices, proper general ledger coding, management approvals, accounting system management, check generation and distribution.
  • Processes all corporate credit card receipts, including distribution of statements, compilation of receipts and reviewing coding information from all card holders.
  • Assists with the month-end close by reconciling general ledger accounts, petty cash, bank accounts and preparing journal entries.
  • Prepares, reviews for accuracy & analysis, and distributes month-end budget to actual reports to internal managers.
  • Maintains Fixed Assets schedules, prepares and posts monthly depreciation entries.
  • Maintains and reconciles schedule for prepaid expense and exhibits.
  • Posts journal entries that are prepared by HR staff including, bi-weekly payroll journal entry, monthly medical, dental and vision allocation expense, WC and IU allocation, accrued PTO.
  • Makes weekly cash deposit trip to bank and gets front desk and store change orders.
  • Prepares regulatory tax returns including sales tax, capital expenditures, and welfare exemption.
  • Assists with the annual financial audit, including preparation of audit schedules, documentation review, and response to auditors’ requests.
  • Oversees petty cash, refills and maintains ATM machine as required.
  • Filing of invoices and scanning monthly reconciliations.
  • Prepares 1099-Misc annually.
  • Reconciles front desk and store cash twice per year.
  • Assists Controller with the preparation and maintenance of budgets and projections.
  • Assists in the preparation and maintenance of accounting procedures manuals.
  • Assists with Accounts Receivable as needed.
  • Performs ad hoc financial analysis as required.

Other Duties (5%)

  • Opens and distributes mail.
  • Provides backup to Staff Accountant – Accounts Receivable and other Finance staff members.
  • Assists with major Museum wide events as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS in Accounting or related field required.
  • Knowledge of accounting processes, reporting, and reconciliation of financial information.
  • One to three years of accounting experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Solid working knowledge of Excel, Word, and accounting software (Blackbaud Financial Edge knowledge helpful).
  • Not-for-profit and fund accounting experience preferred.
  • Ability to work both as an individual performer and as part of a team to proactively problem solve.
  • Highly motivated, flexible, resourceful, well-organized and detail-oriented.
  • Demonstrated record of setting and achieving goals and meeting deadlines.
  • Must be detail oriented and organized with time and data.

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 (BADM) 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. 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 BADM’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

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

Substitute Preschool Teacher

POSITION SUMMARY

The Discovery School is an emergent curriculum, project based preschool housed at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, utilizing child-directed curriculum and based on current educational research coming out of the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC).  We are currently seeking an inspired and experienced Substitute Preschool Teacher to work as a member of the Discovery School teaching team toward the goal of positioning the school as a nationally-recognized laboratory for the study of creative preschool education. This teacher will provide daily care and supervision of children enrolled in the program, work directly with families, and collaborate on school leadership.

The Discovery School is looking for teachers whose approach stems from an innate love and respect for children, learning, and the natural world.  We favor applicants who have knowledge and experience of emergent and reflective based practice. Our program is the first licensed preschool housed within a Museum in California, and we are fortunate to offer a low student to teacher ratio, an incredibly warm parent community, and opportunities to collaborate with staff of both the Museum and the research based CCC. In addition, we are blessed with a beautiful natural setting, looking out over San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge as we step out of the classroom.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with children in the classroom, including planning and preparing activities and documentation of emergent learning, transitions and circle time.
  • Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children enrolled in the program at all times.
  • Maintain relationships with individual parents to support their child’s development and learning and to meaningfully engage all families in the school and museum communities.
  • Assist with weekly reflections of school experiences to serve as email communication with families. This involves utilizing a composition program such as Pages or Publisher.
  • Work collaboratively to collect, display and disseminate documentation of children’s work. This includes regularly taking careful observational notes and intentional photos.
  • Ensure proper maintenance and cleanliness of classroom and supplies daily.
  • Prepare and organize supplies, including snack.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA, BS, or MA preferred; Degree in education, early childhood education, child development or relevant field strongly preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a preschool teacher preferred; additional experience a plus
  • Minimum of 6 completed ECE units for Assistant Teacher and 12 completed ECE units for Lead Teacher
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills required.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and troubleshoot in a fast pace work environment a must.
  • Must be trained or commit to being trained in First Aid, CPR and AED for adult, infant and child
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to use computer equipment required (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point,)
  • Must work well with a variety of people from various backgrounds and cultures
  • Knowledge of child development , developmentally appropriate practices and project based learning
  • Flexible, good-humored, team player.
  • Ability to move from place to place, work outdoors, bend and lift and carry up to 35 pounds short distances.
  • LiveScan and criminal record clearance through DOJ Child Abuse Index
  • Proof of absence of tuberculosis (TB) required before starting employment.

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. 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.

Toddler & Parent Exploration Teacher

POSITION SUMMARY

The Discovery School at the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is a research-based preschool that builds children’s creative problem-solving through child directed projects and guided play. The school is affiliated with BADM’s research division, the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC). Our program is the first licensed preschool housed within a museum in California, and we are fortunate to offer a low student to teacher ratio, an incredibly warm parent community, and opportunities to collaborate with both BADM and CCC staff. In addition, we are located in a beautiful natural setting looking out over San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

The Discovery School is currently seeking an inspired and experienced Toddler & Parent Exploration Teacher to work as a member of the teaching team toward the goal of positioning the school as a nationally-recognized laboratory for the study of creative preschool education. This teacher will provide Reggio inspired learning experiences for toddlers and families enrolled in a weekly 2-hour program. We looking for a teacher whose approach stems from an innate love and respect for children, learning, and the natural world. We favor applicants who have knowledge of child development and experience with emergent and reflective practices. This is a part-time, non-exempt, non-benefits eligible position reporting to the Interim Head of School. The Toddler & Parent Exploration classes will run on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and prepare Reggio inspired provocations and guided play activities
  • Lead transitions and circle time
  • Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children enrolled in the program at all times
  • Maintain relationships with individual parents to support their child’s development and learning and meaningfully engage all families in the classroom
  • Ensure proper maintenance and cleanliness of classroom and supplies
  • Prepare and organize supplies, including snack

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA, BS, or MA preferred; Degree in education, early childhood education, child development or relevant field strongly preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a preschool teacher preferred; additional experience a plus
  • Completed ECE units for licensure desired
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills required; prior experience and demonstrated skill with parent communication required
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and troubleshoot in a fast paced work environment a must
  • Must be trained or commit to being trained in First Aid, CPR and AED for adult, infant and child
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to use computer equipment required (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point)
  • Must work well with a variety of people from various backgrounds and cultures
  • Knowledge of child development, developmentally appropriate practices, and project based learning
  • Flexible, good-humored, team player
  • Ability to move from place to place, work outdoors, bend and lift and carry up to 35 pounds short distances
  • LiveScan and criminal record clearance through DOJ Child Abuse Index
  • Proof of absence of tuberculosis (TB) required before starting employment

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.

Art Programs Intern

POSITION SUMMARY
The Art Programs Intern reports to the Art Programs Specialist and is primarily responsible for supporting with all aspects of arts programming including preparation, administration, facilitation, documentation, evaluation, and other duties as assigned. The Art Program Intern is a part-time, unpaid internship position with a flexible work schedule of 8 to 20 hours/weekly. The intern must receive college credit for their time at the Museum.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creates large scale project prep, décor and signage for the Art Studio.
  • Assists in researching and developing art programs and curriculum for all art studio spaces and Art Lab programs on a rotating basis.
  • Co-facilitates arts programming both in the studios and Art Lab program; flexibility to co-facilitate on festival and special events days, including some weekends, a plus.
  • Assists in turning over project spaces, reorganizing spaces or materials, taking inventory, obtaining project materials and other related tasks.
  • Assists in developing tools to ensure clear communication of our project objectives and educational philosophy to staff, parents and caregivers.
  • Assists in the research, curriculum development and preparatory work for Museum festivals and special events.
  • Assists in documentation and compilation of Art Studio projects to create quick reference guide for curriculum.
  • Assists in the planning and preparation of the Artist Spotlight program and Meet the Artist Workshop.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A student with a major in Art History, Fine Art, Arts Administration, Art Education or other related field.
  • Interest or experience in sculpture, design and fabrication.
  • Interest in knowing more about museum education, arts education, or informal early childhood learning.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Detail oriented with a creative eye for quality and design.
  • Interest and experience with children ages 0-8 years preferred.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Comfortable talking with and interacting with museum visitors.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and troubleshoot in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be proactive, and able to work both independently and as part of a group.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Must be eligible to receive college credit.

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

*Please have a portfolio available upon request.

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.

Program Evaluation Intern

POSITION SUMMARY
The Program Evaluation Intern reports to the Early Education Advisor and is primarily responsible for supporting the Education Team with all aspects of program evaluation including prep, administration, facilitation, observation, and other duties as assigned. This will include work with on-site programming and museum experiences. The Program Evaluation Intern is a part-time, unpaid internship position with a flexible work schedule with a minimum commitment of 4 hours per week over the course of a semester. The intern must receive college credit for their time at the Museum.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Administrative Duties

  • Assist with creating and maintaining written materials and displays relating to program evaluation methods.
  • Research other museums and their evaluation methods and provide recommendations.
  • Prepare and maintain supplies for program evaluation.
  • Assist with creating and distributing surveys on programs and visitor experience.
  • Compile and analyze data gained from evaluation methods.
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned.

Facilitation

  • Directly interact with visitors to conduct program evaluation including, but not limited to, observation, administering surveys, and interviewing visitors.
  • 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, STEM fields 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.
  • Ability to speak Spanish or Cantonese preferred.
  • 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 submit their resume online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=BADM

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.

School and Community Partnerships Intern

POSITION SUMMARY

The School and Community Partnerships Intern primarily serves as a facilitator for the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s education programs, which integrate current research, best practices, and BADM’s educational philosophy. This includes work with daily on-site and off-site programming for Pre-K to 5th grade students. In addition to facilitation, the School and Community Partnerships Intern will support other aspects of programming including program preparation, data entry, and other duties as assigned.

The School and Community Partnerships Intern is a part-time, unpaid internship position running from January-May. The work schedule will range from 15 to 32 hours weekly, with a focus on morning hours (from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM). Interns may be eligible for school credit or teaching hours as approved by their college or university.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Facilitation

  • Set-up and clean-up both on and off-site programming
  • Support facilitation of indoor and outdoor programming
  • Communicate with teachers, students and chaperones during programming
  • Reflect with the team on facilitation and programming
  • Participate in team meetings to support program improvement

Administrative Duties

  • Enter evaluative data into data management system
  • Support program preparation

Personal Project

  • In addition to the responsibilities listed above, the intern and supervisor will select a semester-long project to support the work of the School and Community Partnership team, centered around an area of professional interest or growth for the intern 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program (including students preparing to enter a graduate program).
  • Interest in early childhood development, pedagogy, and developmentally appropriate practice required.
  • Experience with children ages 3-10 years strongly preferred.
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office programs, including Word and Excel, is required.
  • Spanish or Cantonese language skills preferred.
  • Must possess current driver’s license and have reliable access to a car; local travel required.

TO APPLY

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

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 (BADM) 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 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 visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through BADM’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 Program Manager, Onsite STEM Education 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 with a minimum commitment of 6 hours per week over the course of a semester. The intern must receive college credit for their time at the Museum.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Administrative Duties

  • Create written materials including but not limited to program curriculum.
  • 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 public drop-in programs, and other events.
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned.

Facilitation

  • 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, STEM fields 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 submit their resume online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=BADM

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.