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.

 

Associate Director of Museum Programs

POSITION SUMMARY

The Bay Area Discovery Museum—a nationally-recognized children’s museum and research center focused on STEM and creativity development—seeks a new Associate Director of Museum Programs. This results-oriented, collaborative, and strategic leader will oversee education programming offered to the public, both as part of museum admission and through special programs. S/he will oversee education elements of exhibits; collaborate closely with visitor services to ensure that programs meet the needs of visitors and members; and oversee special event programming and donor programs. Reporting to the Vice President of Education and managing a team of five, this person will serve on both the Organizational Management and Education Leadership teams, informing policies and procedures for successful operation of the museum as well as direction and strategy for education initiatives. This person will draw on the research assets of the Center for Childhood Creativity to ensure that all museum programs demonstrate the promising practices outlined in the institution’s translational research. This is a full-time, exempt position.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop vision, strategy, and metrics for success for the following initiatives:
    • Public programs included with museum admission (arts programs, STEM programs, Fab Lab programs);
    • Programmed spaces included with museum admission (arts studios, educational exhibit elements, and the Fab Lab);
    • Revenue-generating specialty programs (summer and holiday camps, family classes, and Fab Lab workshops);
    • Special events (e.g., STEM Superheroes Series)
  • Provide exemplary leadership, management, and operational oversight for the teams executing against this vision and strategy.
  • In collaboration with human resources, articulate KPIs related to frontline and program staffing and staff engagement; develop meaningful strategies to attract and retain diverse talent, representative of the Bay Area’s many communities; in partnership with the CCC, oversee and lead staff training.
  • Drive budget development, aligned to annual goals and strategic planning; oversee monthly expenses and revenues.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director of Marketing/ Communications, ensure that museum’s unique brand promise is successfully communicated through education programs.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director of Marketing/ Communications, evaluate opportunities to bring museum programs off-site toward a goal of driving attendance with new museum audiences; oversee the execution of prioritized offsite marketing-driven events.
  • In partnership with the visitor services team, collect and analyze data related to visitor experience of programs; use data to inform design and delivery of programs.
  • Establish processes and procedures for program evaluation, including alignment to research and efficacy of approach.
  • In partnership with the Development Department, oversee the delivery of high-quality specialty programs for donors and work collaboratively to support other fundraising efforts.
  • Establish and communicate priorities for space usage for programs and collaborate with Facilities Department to ensure these align to broader institutional space requirements and associated revenue and impact goals.
  • Establish and enhance partnerships and relationships with a wide range of community organizations, including community advisors, Park Partners, environmental and cultural institutions and other informal education service providers.
  • Participate in occasional weekend and evening work to oversee and support teams and initiatives as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s required; Master’s Degree or equivalent experience in Education, Museum Sciences, and/or Business preferred.
  • Understanding of, respect for, and investment in creativity (defined broadly as the openness, flexibility and persistence to solve problems in innovative ways) and STEM education.
  • Five or more years of experience in management, ideally in the education sector.
  • Exemplary communication and customer service skills.
  • Proven track-record of strong operational management, including budget development and management; hiring, training, and overseeing staff; and systems and processes development.
  • Passion for developing, overseeing, and evaluating hands-on, learning-rich programs.
  • Tolerance of ambiguity, change, risk, rapid iteration and a fast-paced work environment; ability to manage pressure with sense of humor, perspective and strong prioritization, and positivity.
  • Skills in both creative idea generation and tactical execution.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • General comfort with technology; high proficiency with full Microsoft Suite; ability to learn new platforms quickly.
  • Applicants bilingual in Spanish and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY

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

Applicants should be prepared to provide both a resume and cover letter. Please attach your cover letter in step 2 of the online application process when prompted to attach other documents.

NOTE TO CANDIDATE

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

ABOUT US

Our mission: To transform research into early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving.

In our one-of-a-kind location at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of National Park land, the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) facilitates child-directed, open-ended, inquiry-driven learning through hands-on exhibitions, rich activities and risk- friendly challenges designed to ignite creativity, as well as STEM skills and critical thinking.

Additionally, BADM’s research and advisory division, the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC), is working at a national scale to advance the research that informs our understanding of childhood creativity, advocate for its critical importance and inspire the next generation of innovators, thought leaders and problem-solvers.

WHAT WE OFFER

 The Bay Area Discovery Museum offers a high-energy, results-oriented, creative and fun environment where all staff members contribute to creating an innovative environment that helps us achieve our mission. BADM provides 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance to all full-time employees, as well as generous paid time off starting at 4 weeks per year. In addition, we offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through BADM’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

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

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.

Donor Circles & Annual Fund Manager

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Development Fundraising (70%)

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

Events (20%)

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

Database Management (10%)

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

Applicants should be prepared to provide both a resume and cover letter. Please attach your cover letter in step 2 of the online application process when prompted to attach other documents.

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

ABOUT US
Our mission: To transform research into early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving.

In our one-of-a-kind location at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of National Park land, the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) facilitates child-directed, open-ended, inquiry-driven learning through hands-on exhibitions, rich activities and risk-friendly challenges designed to ignite creativity, as well as STEM skills and critical thinking.

Additionally, BADM’s research and advisory division, the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC), is working at a national scale to advance the research that informs our understanding of childhood creativity, advocate for its critical importance and inspire the next generation of innovators, thought leaders and problem-solvers.

WHAT WE OFFER
The Bay Area Discovery Museum offers a high-energy, results-oriented, creative and fun environment where all staff members contribute to creating an innovative environment that helps us achieve our mission. BADM provides 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance to all full-time employees, as well as generous paid time off starting at 4 weeks per year. In addition, we offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through BADM’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

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

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.

 

Preschool Camp Teachers and Lead Teachers

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, 2018. 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. We believe children learn best in a welcoming environment, rich with open-ended exploration. This type of environment and approach is dependent upon the teachers, and that is where you come in!

Preschool Camp Teachers and Lead Teachers 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 June 4th to August 24th, 2018, with a mandatory one-day training on June 1st. 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 Teachers:

  • 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 demeanor
  • 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 Teachers:

  • 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 Teachers 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 Teachers and required for Lead Teachers; MA preferred for Lead Teachers
  • Minimum of 6 completed ECE units for Teachers and 12 units for Lead Teachers
  • 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, June 4th – August 24th 2018, plus a mandatory training day on Friday, June 1st

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. We offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through the BADM’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

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

Seasonal Museum Educator

POSITION SUMMARY

Seasonal Museum Educators are highly motivated and outgoing individuals with excellent teaching, interpersonal, and customer service skills that provide exceptional experiences to all of our visitors through play, experimentation, and developmentally appropriate facilitation.

This position spends 100% of their work-time facilitating programming for BADM visitors as well as on the exhibit floor staffing Tot Spot, Look Out Cove, Fab Lab, Bay Hall, Discovery Hall, Festival Plaza, and the Art Studios. Part-time and full-time seasonal positions are available beginning in late May. Starting pay for this position is $15.00/hr. Seasonal positions are not eligible for employee benefits.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Staff exhibit spaces and interact with visitors throughout indoor and outdoor exhibit areas.
  • Provide educational experiences through play and direct facilitation that creates an environment that encourages curiosity, creative thinking, exploration and experimentation by using developmentally appropriate techniques.
  • Assist and facilitate Art Studio programs, programming for festivals and special events, Story Time, Toddler Circle Time, Maker Labs, Science Labs, Art Labs, Nature Labs and other drop-in programs.
  • 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.
  • Model ways to safely play with the Museum exhibits.
  • Model appropriate practices for teaching and learning with young children.
  • Describe educational research and desired programmatic outcomes to parents, children, and guests.
  • Perform opening and closing duties and maintain the upkeep of program spaces and exhibit halls.
  • Enforce safety and Museum policies in exhibit spaces.
  • Participate in regular team meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Museum Experience Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience and interest in working with young children 0-10 years and their families.
  • Must be outgoing, positive, friendly, and curious.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • 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.
  • Must have excellent problem solving skills, be dependable, helpful, and flexible.
  • Education / teaching experience in any capacity is desirable.
  • Flexibility to change schedule and work extra hours as necessary.
  • 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.
  • Ability to speak Spanish or Cantonese 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. We offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through the BADM’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

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

Staff Accountant – Accounts Payable

POSITION SUMMARY

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Accounting (95%)

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

Other Duties (5%)

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

TO APPLY

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

Applicants should be prepared to provide both a resume and cover letter. Please attach your cover letter in step 2 of the online application process when prompted to attach other documents.

NOTE TO CANDIDATE

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

ABOUT US

Our mission: To transform research into early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving.

In our one-of-a-kind location at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of National Park land, the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) facilitates child-directed, open-ended, inquiry-driven learning through hands-on exhibitions, rich activities and risk- friendly challenges designed to ignite creativity, as well as STEM skills and critical thinking.

Additionally, BADM’s research and advisory division, the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC), is working at a national scale to advance the research that informs our understanding of childhood creativity, advocate for its critical importance and inspire the next generation of innovators, thought leaders and problem-solvers.

WHAT WE OFFER

The Bay Area Discovery Museum offers a high-energy, results-oriented, creative and fun environment where all staff members contribute to creating an innovative environment that helps us achieve our mission. BADM provides 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance to all full-time employees, as well as generous paid time off starting at 4 weeks per year. In addition, we offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through BADM’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

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

Substitute Preschool Teacher

POSITION SUMMARY

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

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

Applicants should be prepared to provide both a resume and cover letter. Please attach your cover letter in step 2 of the online application process when prompted to attach other documents.

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

ABOUT US
Our mission: To transform research into early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving.

In our one-of-a-kind location at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of National Park land, the Bay Area Discovery Museum facilitates child-directed, open-ended, inquiry-driven learning through hands-on exhibitions, rich activities and risk- friendly challenges designed to ignite creativity, as well as STEM skills and critical thinking.

Additionally, the Museum’s research and advisory division, the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC), is working at a national scale to advance the research that informs our understanding of childhood creativity, advocate for its critical importance and inspire the next generation of innovators, thought leaders and problem-solvers.

WHAT WE OFFER

The Bay Area Discovery Museum offers a high-energy, results-oriented, creative and fun environment where all staff members contribute to creating an innovative environment that helps us achieve our mission. In addition, we offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 Museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through the Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

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

Summer Camp Teachers and Lead Teachers

The Bay Area Discovery Museum’s creative summer camp programs emphasize participatory, interactive learning for children 5-14 years of age and Junior Counselors 9-15 years of age. Topics include art, natural science, performance, carpentry, digital fabrication and others. We believe children learn best in a welcoming environment, rich with open-ended exploration. This type of environment and approach is dependent upon the teachers, and that is where you come in!

We are currently hiring for Summer Camp Teachers and Lead Teachers to plan and implement camp curricula and facilitate camp programs. Camps run Monday through Friday from June 4th to August 24th, 2018, with a mandatory one-day training day on Friday, June 1st. 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 Teachers:

  • 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 demeanor
  • 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 Teachers:

  • 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 Teachers 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 Teachers
  • Strong interest in early childhood education or child development
  • Behavior and/or classroom management experience required for Lead Teachers
  • 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 Teacher position requires a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in one of the fields listed above.
  • Availability for all camp sessions, June 4th – August 24th 2018, plus a mandatory training day on Friday, June 1st

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, 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. We offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through the BADM’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

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

Art Programs Summer 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 summer 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 Summer 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 summer 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.

School and Community Partnerships Intern

POSITION SUMMARY

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

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Facilitation

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

Administrative Duties

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

Personal Project

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

TO APPLY

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

NOTE TO CANDIDATE

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

ABOUT US

Our mission: To transform research into early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving.

In our one-of-a-kind location at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of National Park land, the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) facilitates child-directed, open-ended, inquiry-driven learning through hands-on exhibitions, rich activities and risk-friendly challenges designed to ignite creativity, as well as STEM skills and critical thinking.

Additionally, BADM’s research and advisory division, the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC), is working at a national scale to advance the research that informs our understanding of childhood creativity, advocate for its critical importance and inspire the next generation of innovators, thought leaders and problem-solvers.

WHAT WE OFFER

The Bay Area Discovery Museum offers a high-energy, results-oriented, creative and fun environment where all staff members and volunteers contribute to creating an innovative environment that helps us achieve our mission. We offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through BADM’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

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

STEM Programs Summer 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 summer internship position with a flexible work schedule with a minimum commitment of 6 hours per week over the course the summer. 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 another 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.