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.

Communications Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

The Communications Manager is a key position at the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) with the responsibility of crafting communications to the museum’s different audiences of parents, educators and industry leaders to ensure understanding of BADM’s value proposition and educational impact.

The Communications Manager is responsible for executing the museum’s communications strategy and instituting a world class level of writing to deliver high impact content for various channels and audiences. This individual will be responsible for media and industry outreach and content distribution, and growing the awareness of BADM within the industry. This full-time, exempt position reports to the Senior Marketing Manager.

The Communications Manager will play an integral role at BADM during an exciting time. Last fiscal year, in large part due to the success of marketing and communications, the museum served the most visitors ever, over 340,000, with more than 20% receiving free/reduced admission. In addition, the museum launched a new mobile engineering lab, expanded access initiatives to underserved Bay Area communities, and released a research paper on school readiness. We are looking for a talented writer who is creative, detail and mission oriented, enjoys working with people and is looking to make a difference working in a fast-moving, rapidly growing non-profit.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide input in the development of the museum’s communications and content strategy.
  • Work with the Marketing and Communications team to execute and track strategy to achieve institutional goals.
  • Communicate brand to internal and external customers and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with the museum’s various departments to ensure goals are met.

Content Creation, Project Management and Editorial Duties

  • Create audience-tailored content including, but not limited to, website, print collateral, social media, blog, signage, newsletter, emails, presentations, and media talking points.
  • Manage cross-departmental projects.
  • Serve as editor of emails, newsletter, website content, publications, on-site signage, collateral, etc.

PR and Industry Presence

  • Manage and execute press release strategy, oversee posting to website and wire, and distribution to media list.
  • Monitor news, develop story angles, pitch targeted reporters and publications, facilitate interviews, prep spokespeople, track/share relevant articles.
  • Monitor and report on media coverage.
  • Develop relationships with industry influencers.
  • Interact within the industry conversation on various social media channels.

Website Production

  • Consistently evaluate website and strategize improvements to ensure needs of the museum’s different audiences are met.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to manage and make content updates on company websites.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, English or related field
  • 2 – 5 years of agency or in-house communications experience, preferably in a related field (early childhood development, education, nonprofit, or museums)
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with proven ability to tailor messaging to different audiences
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Experience with a range of social media and digital tools
  • General comfort using technology and learning new platforms
  • Proven track record executing successful communications campaigns, particularly in packaging and distribution of expert content and media relations
  • Skills as both a tactical executor and creative, strategic thought partner
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team
  • A sense of humor and appreciation for a fast-moving, agile organization
  • 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.

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.

Fab Lab Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY
The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) houses the world’s first early childhood Fab Lab, a model to be scaled and replicated internationally. The Fab Lab Specialist oversees all aspects of the daily operation and use of BADM’s Fab Lab, including ordering, prep, organizing, and technical support and contributes to conversations on long-term vision and strategy. Additionally, the Fab Lab Specialist is responsible for designing and fabricating unique projects using digital and hand tools, collaborating with other departments on site to develop training and curriculum, and maintaining all Fab Lab equipment. Projects will be fabricated using any and all available technology, machinery, and media as a means for educating and inspiring visitors and staff. Projects and creations will serve to inspire curriculum and program development. The Fab Lab Specialist will regularly facilitate programming, including regularly scheduled weekends, for the public, for camps, and for school groups.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Designs and fabricates unique and innovative projects for public viewing and inspiration
  • Prototypes early childhood program ideas, both digital and analog
  • Assists in program facilitation, including public programs, school programs, staff training, and camps
  • Assists in all aspects of the daily operation and use of the BADM’s Fab Lab
  • Maintains Fab Lab equipment including, but not limited to, laser cutters, 3D printers, Handibot (CNC) and vinyl cutters
  • Utilizes design software to create computer drawings using software including, but not limited to, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and AutoCAD
  • Provides technical support for Fab Lab hardware and software
  • Operates machines during events and programming as needed
  • Interacts with and explains process to visitors while working on projects
  • Orders and organizes supplies for programming and production
  • Researches other Fab Labs and participates in communities of practice around making and digital fabrication
  • Fulfills orders for special events as needed
  • Designs and fabricates projects for the Fab Lab and the Museum as needed
  • Develops and implements a training program to get staff up to speed on operating machines
  • Ensures safe use of machines amongst staff and visitors
  • Supports Fab Lab team in setting up for programs
  • Assembles new equipment as needed
  • Provides excellent customer service while maintaining a safe, friendly, and orderly environment
  • Maintains standards for inter-departmental communication
  • Collaborates with other departments to aid in curriculum development 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficiency in digital design software Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and CAD required; Familiarity with Rhino, Solidworks, or Inventor preferred
  • Working knowledge of fabrication equipment such as a laser cutter, vinyl cutter, Handibot (CNC), and 3D printer
  • Architecture, design, engineering or related field experience preferred
  • Basic computer programming and coding knowledge
  • Interest in prototyping and making
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service experience required
  • Teaching experience preferred
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and troubleshoot in a fast paced work environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Cantonese 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 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.

 

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.

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.