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 $15.00 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.

Makerspace Camp Lead Teachers

POSITION SUMMARY

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. 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 Fab Lab Camp Lead Teachers to plan and implement camp curricula and facilitate camp programs. Ideal candidates will have deep commitment to and passion for research-backed teaching practice, love and respect for young children and their enormous capabilities, and interest in serving in an evolving camp community. Fab Lab Lead Teachers will plan and implement interdisciplinary camp curricula for children aged 5-14. They will be responsible for leadership, classroom management, and maintaining a fun, educational environment for a variety camps throughout the summer.

Camps run Monday through Friday from June 11th to August 17th, 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

  • Operate and interface with Fab Lab equipment including Laser Cutter, Vinyl Cutter, 3-D Printer, CNC and Digital Sewing Machine.
  • Model ways to safely use machines, equipment, and materials within the Fab Lab to other staff and visitors.
  • Assist with preparation of pieces for Fab Lab programming when needed using digital design software, Fab Lab equipment, and hand tools.
  • Ensure the care, safety and direct supervision of campers at all times during the camp day.
  • Maintain a fun, positive, and friendly demeanor.
  • Manage camp group’s drop-off, pick-up, and caregiver communication process daily.
  • Evaluate and adapt camp curriculum to provide challenging and developmentally appropriate activities to campers.
  • Provide leadership in the classroom for all Teachers and Junior Counselors.
  • Serve as an appropriate and positive role model for all campers, caregivers and the general public.
  • Work cooperatively to maintain open lines of communication with caregivers, constituents, supervisors and co-workers.
  • Develop and send email updates to caregivers.
  • Care for BADM supplies, equipment and facilities.
  • Attend all leadership, development and staff training sessions.
  • Other duties as assigned by Camps leadership staff and/or the Camps and Enrichment Classes Program Manager.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with digital design and fabrication software including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, 3-D rendering applications, and 3-D Slicers.
  • Experience running digital design tools including but not limited to: Laser Cutters, 3-D printers, CNC Machines, Vinyl Cutters, and Digital Sewing Machines.
  • Design experience/background preferred.
  • Demonstrated teaching skills with children 5-14 years old
  • Experience working in an informal education, Summer Camp, or makerspace setting
  • Classroom management experience
  • Experience developing and implementing open-ended learning activities for young children
  • Superior customer service experience
  • Ability to work flexibly within a team and to take direction
  • Ability to take initiative and to work independently
  • Mature and hard-working attitude
  • Willingness to go above and beyond when the situation calls for it
  • Bachelor’s degree required; degree in Education, Science, Engineering, Design or a related field is a plus
  • Availability for all camp sessions, June 11th – August 17th 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.

Museum Educator

Museum Educator

Museum Educators are motivated, outgoing, and creative individuals, who, through teaching and customer service skills, provide an exceptional visitor experience to all children and caregivers. Educators use play, experimentation, and developmentally appropriate facilitation practices to enhance the museum experience, all while learning skills and best practices to succeed in the education, museum, and informal education space.

Museum educators will spend their time facilitating programming and staffing exhibit spaces, welcoming and orienting visitors, and supporting educational initiatives as needed. Permanent part-time positions are available immediately. Seasonal part-time and full-time positions are available beginning in late May.

Starting pay for Museum Educators is $15.00 per hour. Seasonal positions are not eligible for employee benefits.

Museum Educators are:

  • Educators honestly and authentically care about the children, caregivers, and families that visit the museum. From first time visitors to regular members, every visitor’s experience is important.
  • Creative Problem Solvers. Educators love to make things, and they love to experiment with new and novel tools and techniques. Educators approach every challenge with vigor and take pride in solving problems.
  • Museum Educators are a group of roughly 15 individuals from different backgrounds, with diverse levels of education and myriad interests.
  • Educators love to learn. They are lifelong learners, and take every opportunity to grow from interactions with each other, with other museum staff, and with museum visitors.

The ideal candidate is:

  • Interested in working with children and their caregivers. You are enthusiastic about the museum’s target audience of children aged 0-10 and their caregivers.
  • You enjoy people and conversation.
  • Creative thinking, exploration, experimentation, and play are part of your personality and are part of what you are looking for in your next job.
  • You welcome everyone to your space with a smile.
  • You seek out new challenges and think of new and exciting ways to engage visitors of all ages.
  • Curious about working in museums or STEM education. You are looking for an entry level position that offers training and experience in the education and/or museum field.
  • You are open-minded and excited by change, because every day is different at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. You are available to work at least one day each weekend.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum values:

  • Creative problem solving. We believe in the importance of flexibility, persistence, hard work, and thoughtful, intentional effort in tackling challenges and finding solutions.
  • We feel working with others is critical for success, seek a diversity of perspectives and ideas, and strive to be inclusive and transparent in our work.
  • Respect and integrity. We believe in being collegial, being friendly and supportive, being authentic in our relationships, and being true to your word.
  • Learning and reflection for continuous improvement. It is important to evaluate our efforts so we may improve upon our work, seek out evidence in support of our decisions, and take calculated risks that help us achieve our objectives.
  • Drive towards results. We value taking initiative, getting work done, delivering results, and following through on commitments.

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 Teachers

POSITION SUMMARY

The Discovery School – the only museum-based preschool in California – seeks exemplary early childhood educators to contribute to the development of a new lab school model.

Inspired by the schools of Reggio Emilia, The Discovery School emphasizes inquiry and exploration through extended, STEM-rich projects connected to children’s interests and questions. The Discovery School is affiliated with the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity, which provides evidence-based expertise in children’s creativity development. The museum’s 7.5 acre site, educational programs, and surrounding national park beaches, batteries, and hiking trails provide an unparalleled location to teach and inspire life-long learning!

The Discovery School has recently launched as a lab school and plans to extend its impact in the coming years by developing a robust teacher professional development program. We seek skilled, reflective career practitioners committed to advancing constructivist, STEM-based education in early childhood.

Preschool Teachers will provide daily care and supervision of children enrolled in the Discovery School program, work directly with families, and collaborate with the school leadership. The teaching calendar runs from mid-August to early June, with school starting after Labor Day and ending around Memorial Day. Separate employment opportunities exist assisting BADM camp programming when Discovery School is not in session (during Winter, February, Spring, and Summer breaks).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with children in the classroom daily, including in planning and preparing activities, curriculum development aligned to clear outcomes, documentation of emergent learning, transitions and circle time.
  • Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children enrolled in the program at all times.
  • In collaboration with other teachers, refine school programs and curriculum in line with Department of Education goals and outcomes.
  • Work with the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC) to serve as the ECE lab school for the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Provide assistance to the research teams that work with The Discovery School students; use the CCC research to inform planning and preparation of the curriculum.
  • Actively build relationships with individual parents to support their child’s development and learning and to meaningfully engage all families in the school and museum communities.
  • Write 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; conference with families verbally and in written form on the development of their child, which includes goal setting for children’s individual development.
  • Compile and present a slide slow showcasing classroom highlights and endeavors.
  • Ensure proper maintenance and cleanliness of classroom and supplies daily.
  • Prepare and organize supplies, including snack.
  • Assist and support other BADM programming as needed, including during fundraisers, festivals, Goblin Jamboree, and other programs as needed.
  • Lead communication and work collaboratively with all other museum departments as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA or BS required, MA preferred; Degree in education, early childhood education, child development or relevant field strongly preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a preschool teacher; 7 years of experience preferred for Lead Teachers
  • Minimum of 6 completed (or currently enrolled) ECE units; 12 completed ECE units required for Lead Teachers.
  • Expertise designing curricula that is emergent, inquiry/ project-based, collaborative, and child-centered
  • 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 (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.

Program Manager, Connections (Pre-K partnership program)

POSITION SUMMARY

Connections is a research-backed community partnership program that is part of Bay Area Discovery Museum’s initiative to dramatically improve school readiness programs and services for under-served Bay Area communities. The Program Manager, Connections is primarily responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the BADM’s Connections Program. This position promotes the Bay Area Discovery Museum and the use of its resources to community partner organizations that serve low-income, preschool children and families.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Associate Director, School & Community Partnerships.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

 Implementation of educational programming (60%)

  • Develop and maintain trusting relationships with partner organizations and their surrounding communities and provide exceptional customer service in accordance with BADM standards.
  • Act as a key contributor to the ongoing refinement of interdisciplinary, developmentally appropriate curricula that work to accomplish the learning outcomes articulated in the Connections Program logic model.
  • Lead delivery of programming for Connections partner classrooms, including children, teachers, and parents/caregivers at both outreach and museum visits, in accordance with BADM educational philosophy and pedagogy.
  • Facilitate teacher and parent meetings with partner schools and organizations.
  • Train, supervise and evaluate the facilitation and associated tasks assigned to the Bilingual Program Coordinator, Connections.
  • Provide training and guidance for Schools and Community Partnerships team members, and any museum staff and volunteers that support Connections programming and help with administrative tasks.

Administration, planning, and evaluation (40%)

  • Oversee events calendar, including:
    • Scheduling outreach to schools
    • Scheduling museum visits
    • Reserving, tracking, and submitting invoices for payment of group transportation
    • Coordinating use of BADM classrooms and other program spaces
  • Manage communication with Connections partners.
  • Supervise the administrative work of the Bilingual Program Coordinator, Connections.
  • Ensure goals and objectives for Connections are met, including:
    • Administering and tracking on-going internal evaluations
    • Recording and documenting progress of the program
  • Primary person in charge of the database for Connections partners and resource tracking.
  • Assist in planning and management of the Connections budget.
  • Assist Development department with preparation of Connections related grants and funding by providing content and informing proposals.
  • Collaborate with BADM directors to think strategically about potential Connections expansion and partnership shifts. Inform revision process in regards to positioning, goals, and language used to describe Connections internally and externally.
  • Other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree or certification in early childhood education, child development, informal education or equivalent work experience in a related field required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate teaching practices required
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Cantonese or Mandarin strongly desired
  • Ability to communicate clearly (in person, on the phone, and in writing) and work effectively with a variety of people from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Demonstrated skill at balancing the prioritization and execution of routine daily detail-oriented tasks and long-term projects
  • Ability to engage in sustained, high-energy interactions with large groups of young children, families and teachers, while being responsive to the changing needs of the group and maintaining high standards of customer service
  • Ability to work as a collaborative and flexible team member in an active, fast-paced environment
  • Experience in community engagement, parent advocacy, subsidized preschools or social work strongly desired
  • Familiarity with Bay Area agencies and services for low-income families strongly desired
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office applications and web-based survey/questionnaire services required
  • Must possess current California driver’s license and have reliable access to a car; local travel required

TO APPLY

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

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

NOTE TO CANDIDATE

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

ABOUT US

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 BADM’s Center for Childhood Creativity.

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

STEM Programs Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY

The STEM Programs Coordinator supports STEM program facilitation, curriculum development and coordination of programming at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. The desired candidate is able and willing to facilitate a variety of programs based on logistic and strategic needs, and will serve as a resource for Museum Educators from initial training to higher-level tasks. The STEM Programs Coordinator will also serve as a logistics point-person for daily programs and VIP/special events, and provide administrative support on all things related to the on-site museum experience and STEM Programs.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Program Manager, On-Site STEM Education. The STEM Programs Coordinator will work Tuesday through Saturday; schedule is subject to change seasonally.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead Facilitation and Programs Coordination – 50%

  • Facilitate daily STEM programs, contributing to a quality visitor experience through meaningful personal engagement of children and their accompanying adults
  • Support Museum Educators to understand learning goals, facilitation best practices, and customer service standards of/during programs
  • Oversee program set-up and breakdown; ensure materials are maintained and organized for efficient turn-over
  • Serve as lead facilitator for museum events, including STEM Festivals and VIP events
  • Support Program Manager in keeping program training documentation up to date

Operational Support of STEM Programs and Museum Experience – 30%

  • Purchase, organize, and maintain program materials and inventory of educational enhancements to exhibits
  • Maintain Public Programs calendar to communicate program details interdepartmentally
  • Ensure timely communication regarding programs to other departments and external contributors
  • Support Program Manager with events as needed, including occasionally serving as point person for programming of events
  • Attend select meetings on behalf of Public Programs team; take notes and share out pertinent information from all team meetings
  • Serve regular shifts as the Duty Officer
  • Provide staffing support for other museum events as needed
  • Other duties and programmatic support as assigned by the Program Manager

Program Development – 20%

  • Support Program Manager in design, testing, and refinement of new programs
  • Write up documentation of new programs, including associated signage
  • Ensure that strongest programs are added to program library
  • Support program evaluation to improve quality and track visitor engagement with programs

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A. or B.S. in early childhood, science or art education or relevant field preferred.
  • At least one year related experience facilitating programs for children ages 0-8 years required.
  • Strong background in early childhood development, pedagogy, and developmentally appropriate practice.
  • Experience developing curriculum for children ages 0-8 preferred.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and troubleshoot in a fast-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.
  • Must be trained or commit to being trained in First Aid, CPR, and AED for adult, infant and child.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Prior Bay Area Discovery Museum experience 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, interns and volunteers contribute to creating an innovative environment that helps us achieve our mission. The Graphic Design Intern position is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in the day-to-day operations of a fast moving, growing company and to develop visually-compelling and on-brand visual assets that convey a strong message.

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.

Center for Childhood Creativity
Thomas Murphy Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

POSITION SUMMARY

The Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC) – the research and advisory division of the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) – seeks an energetic, dedicated, and collaborative researcher to support a new initiative on the role of technology, interactive media, and digital tools in early learning and development. In collaboration with the Director of Research and the CCC team, the fellow will lead a multi-phase project including a literature review of the intersections of child development and traditional and emerging forms of technology, an evaluation study in BADM’s Fab Lab, and a position paper based on the findings from the evaluation study and literature review.

How do we leverage technology to boost creativity, develop conceptual thinking skills, and enhance human interactions in a child’s first decade of life? How can we create experiences that bridge virtual and digital environments with hands-on, interactive learning to support children’s development? How can research on early childhood development and learning inform our understanding of the ways in which children use, learn, and interact with technology? If you are curious about these issues, can distill complex research findings into takeaways for educators and parents of young children, and can write engagingly for a non-academic audience, then this Fellowship will interest you. We seek a candidate that has a passion for and knowledge of research in a range of topic areas – including early childhood development, family media and learning, technology in early childhood, and STEM education – and is excited to work collaboratively with our diverse team on this exciting research project.

This is a full-time, exempt, temporary position reporting to the Director of Research at the CCC. The position starts in September 2018 and runs through December 2019 based on current funding.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review, summarize, and translate academic research on a range of topics including: cognitive, social, and physical development in the preschool and early elementary years; the impact of technology and digital media on children’s learning and development; pedagogical principles, teaching strategies, and family engagement best practices for using technology in early childhood; and coding and robotics as tools for early learning in STEM.
  • In collaboration with the CCC team, lead the design and data collection and analysis of an evaluation study in BADM’s Fab Lab to investigate the integration of technology with early childhood education.
  • Write research-based articles on technology in early childhood and related topics for the CCC’s blog and social media channels targeting parents and educators.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Research, identify researchers and practitioners across a variety of academic disciplines such as psychology, education, and communication to provide guidance on identifying high caliber and innovative research on technology in early childhood.
  • Provide support on CCC research projects as needed.

  QUALIFICATIONS

  • D. in psychology, education, learning sciences, communication or other related field.
  • Exemplary communication skills, both oral and written. Demonstrated competency in writing for both lay and academic audiences, and ability to translate complex research findings for a range of audiences.
  • Experience leading in-depth research projects (preferably with qualitative data) with the ability to design observational and empirical studies, conduct data analysis, and write reports and manuscripts.
  • Understanding of and respect for creativity (defined broadly as the openness, flexibility, and persistence to solve problems in innovative ways) and STEM education.
  • Passion for designing and evaluating evidence-based, learning-rich programs for children and families.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Tolerance of ambiguity, change, and a fast-paced work environment; ability to manage pressure and tight timelines with flexibility, strong prioritization, and positivity.
  • Must be available to work onsite at BADM a minimum of 2 days a week, Monday through Friday.

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should apply online at:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=BADM

Applicants should be prepared to provide a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (preferably one written for a non-academic audience). Please attach your cover letter and writing sample 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.