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.

 

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 by the Arts Program Specialist. The Art Program Intern is a part-time, unpaid internship position with a flexible work schedule from 10 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.
  • 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.
  • Assist in the research, curriculum development and preparatory work for Museum festivals and special event
  • Supports the Artist-In-Residence program as needed.
  • Assists in documentation and compilation of Art Studio projects to create quick reference guide for curriculum.
  • Willingness to facilitate arts programming on festival and special events days, including some weekends.

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.
  • Must be eligible to receive college credit.
  • Interest in knowing more about museum education, arts education, or informal early childhood learning.
  • 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.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

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.

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.

Exhibit Technician

POSITION SUMMARY
The Exhibit Technician is responsible for maintaining the function and appearance of BADM’s permanent and changing exhibitions, participating in the fabrication of new exhibit elements, and creating onsite signage. This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Exhibit Manager.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and follow maintenance schedules and checklists with supervisor.
  • Repair and provide preventative maintenance for all exhibits (i.e., mechanical, graphic, and environmental/scenic components, expendable exhibit supplies, etc.) to ensure visitor satisfaction.
  • Provide scheduled and emergency exhibit maintenance.
  • Assist with installation and removal of temporary and permanent exhibits.
  • Assist with fabrication of new interactive exhibits and/or prototypes.
  • Design and fabricate signage using Adobe Illustrator and vinyl plotter.
  • Maintain marine animal tanks; order supplies and work with contractors as necessary.
  • Log and update status of ongoing job/project orders from museum staff using Helpdesk ticketing system.
  • Help ensure general shop safety, serviceability, and proper use of tools and equipment by participating in shop maintenance tasks as appropriate.
  • Attend and participate in weekly exhibits team and exhibits content meetings.
  • At least once a month, serve as designated Duty Officer to ensure the safety of visitors and staff
  • Work with outside vendors and contractors as needed to maintain exhibit supplies.
  • Assist with set up and breakdown of museum festivals and events.
  • Assist facilities department as needed.
  • Additional tasks and / or responsibilities as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Skill and aptitude in carpentry, scenic painting, plumbing, mechanical/electrical devices metal and plastics fabrication. Demonstrated experience with hand and power tools.
  • Working knowledge of fabrication equipment such as a vinyl plotter, laser cutter, 3D printer, and CNC router.
  • Proficiency in design software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • 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.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Mature, friendly, flexible and service-oriented personality.
  • 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.

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.

Graphic Designer

POSITION SUMMARY
The Graphic Designer creates, delivers and ensures consistent messaging throughout communications for the Bay Area Discovery Museum. This position is responsible for conceptualizing, designing, editing, and trafficking museum communications materials including, but not limited to, print collateral, advertising, signage and web graphics. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Associate Director of Communications & Marketing.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Utilize desktop publishing for design and production of internal and external graphic design projects. Representative projects may include: Museum advertising materials, website graphics, signage, marketing collateral including quarterly newsletter, camp and programs brochures, exhibition announcements, Museum stationery systems, fundraising invitations and event collateral, and miscellaneous projects.
  • Create illustrations and take photographs for design materials.
  • Act as liaison with design, photography, and printing vendors.
  • Select and supervise graphic design interns.
  • Ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Ensure that all communications are consistent with Museum’s brand and graphic standards.
  • Evaluate the current creative and production process, recommend improvements and oversee implementation of new procedures, if necessary
  • Archive Museum graphic design work; create and maintain library
  • Work with departments to ensure standards of excellence (ie, quality, content, pricing)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 3-5 years of graphic design, print production and project management experience. Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field a plus.
  • Demonstrated Mac expertise with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Demonstrated expertise in web and digital design.
  • Demonstrated photography and illustration skills.
  • Flexibility and time management skills in order to accommodate multiple projects simultaneously, many with tight deadlines.
  • Positive and resourceful attitude toward solving problems.
  • Willingness to work independently and be a team player.

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.

Please include your portfolio link in your resume. You may also attach a pdf portfolio sample.

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.

We are currently seeking On-Call Educators for the following dates:

Special Events:

  • September: 24, 25
  • October: 1, 2, 15, 16, 29, 30
  • November: 7
  • December: 3, 4, 10, 11, 31
  • January: 14 or 15 (tbd), 21, 27
  • February: 4, 5, 11, 12, 20
  • March: 4, 18, 19
  • April: 1, 23, 24, 29, 30
  • May: 6, 13, 20
  • June: 3

Camps:

  • Nov 21-23 (Mon – Wed)
  • Dec 19-23 (Mon – Fri)
  • Dec 26-30 (Mon – Fri)
  • Jan 2-6 (Mon – Fri)
  • Feb 20-24 (Mon – Fri)
  • March 27-31 (Mon – Fri)
  • April 10-14 (Mon – Fri)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

School and Community Partnerships Intern

POSITION SUMMARY

The School and Community Partnerships Intern reports to the Program Manager, School Visits and Community Outreach and is primarily responsible for supporting the School and Community Partnerships Team with all aspects of programming including prep, administration, facilitation, documentation, evaluation and other duties as assigned. This will include work with daily on-site and off-site programming. The School and Community Partnerships Intern is a part-time, unpaid internship position running January-May with a flexible work schedule from 15 to 32 hours/weekly. The intern must receive college credit for their time at the Museum.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Facilitation

  • Assist with all aspects of executing school programs. This includes:
    • Set-up and clean-up of on and off-site programming
    • Support facilitation of indoor and outdoor programming
    • Communicate with teachers, students and chaperones during programming
    • Distribute program evaluations to constituents
    • Regular reflection on facilitation and programming
    • Participate in team meetings to support program improvement

 

Administrative Duties

  • Enter daily school program records into data management system
  • Enter evaluative data into data management system
  • Support program preparation

In addition to the above internship responsibilities, the selected intern and supervisor will work together to establish a semester long project around an area of interest and growth for the intern.
QUALIFICATIONS

  • In the process of obtaining a B.A. or B.S. in early childhood education, Museum studies or other relevant field.
  • Must be eligible to receive college credit for this internship.
  • 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.

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.

Substitute Preschool Teacher

POSITION SUMMARY

The Discovery School is a Reggio-inspired 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.