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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.