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.

Manager, Corporate and Foundation Relations

POSITION SUMMARY

The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is seeking an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial team member to support the museum’s corporate, foundation and government fundraising. Current funding priorities include:

  • School field trip programs, especially scholarship support;
  • Try It Truck, a mobile engineering lab that delivers engineering education to children ages 5 to 10;
  • Access initiatives;
  • On-site STEM and arts programs;
  • And two annual fundraising events.

BADM’s mission is to transform research into early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving. We do this 1) onsite through increased access and attendance by children, families, and teachers; 2) locally through our outreach and partnerships in low-income communities; and 3) nationally through our research center, the Center for Childhood Creativity. In the past 5 years, BADM’s annual operating budget has almost doubled, in large part due to fundraising successes. Additionally, BADM is in the early phases of a capital campaign to renovate our campus.

The Manager, Corporate and Foundations Relations will serve as a member of the development team and function cross departmentally with education, marketing, finance, and the CEO. This full-time exempt position reports to the VP, External Relations.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage and build a portfolio of foundation and corporate funders. Cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts in support of BADM’s mission and programs. Meet annual fundraising goals.
  • Research, write, and submit compelling proposals and letters of inquiry. Work cross-departmentally and with museum leadership to develop strategies for competitive solicitations.
  • Maintain consistent communication with funders about partnership fulfilment, recognition, and museum updates.
  • Write acknowledgments and fulfill reporting requirements by working with appropriate programmatic and marketing staff to collect and present information.
  • Track donor communications in fundraising database.
  • Engage donors and prospects through in-person meetings, site visits (museum tours), and phone calls.
  • Identify and research new sources of institutional support; maintain knowledge of local and national arts, education, and STEM funders.
  • Establish and manage volunteer opportunities with corporate partners; collaborate with education, facilities, and events departments to develop volunteer opportunities on-site and off-site as needed.
  • Establish and manage funding calendar, ensuring proposals and reports are completed and submitted in a timely manner.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA or BS, or equivalent professional experience, is required.
  • 1 – 3 years fundraising experience.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and experience in successful relationship building with prospects, donors, volunteers, and board members.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Bay Area Discovery Museum.
  • Outstanding time management and analytical skills and the ability to manage multiple activities at one time.
  • Highly motivated, flexible, resourceful, well-organized and detail-oriented.
  • Demonstrated record of setting and achieving goals and meeting deadlines.
  • Exemplary written and oral communication, interpersonal, and client relationship skills; comfort with networking and presenting.
  • Skills in both creative idea generation and tactical execution.
  • Tolerance of ambiguity, change, risk, rapid iteration, and a fast-paced work environment; ability to manage pressure with sense of humor, perspective, strong prioritization, and positivity.
  • General comfort with technology; proficiency with full Microsoft Suite; experience working within a development database (we currently use Altru) and the ability to learn new platforms quickly.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Commitment to providing excellent internal and external customer service.

Knowledge of the Bay Area philanthropic community.

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should apply online at:

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

Please be prepared to provide both a resume and cover letter, which will be requested in two different steps of the application process. 

NOTE TO CANDIDATE

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

ABOUT US

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

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

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

WHAT WE OFFER

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

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

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.

 

On-Call Makerspace Educator

POSITION SUMMARY

In 2016, BADM opened the world’s first early childhood Fab Lab, a makerspace for children ages 0-10 to explore STEM and creativity through the use of both high and low tech tools. The On-Call Makerspace Educators that work in this space are highly motivated and outgoing individuals with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills that provide exceptional experiences to all of our visitors. Educators is this position will facilitate educational programming for children ages 0-10, including regularly scheduled weekend programs for the public, camps, school groups, special events and festivals. Additionally, On-Call Makerspace Educators will assist in all aspects of the daily operation of the space as directed by their supervisor which includes, but is not limited to: program preparation, space organization, digital design or programming tasks, and maintenance of digital fabrication equipment. This is a part-time, non-exempt position with work available as needed throughout the year. The pay range is $20-$25/hour, dependent on experience.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate programming in the Fab Lab for public programs, camps, school groups, festivals, special events, and other programming as assigned.
  • Model appropriate practices for teaching and learning with young children, ages 0-10, to encourage curiosity, creative thinking, exploration and experimentation.
  • Assist in the setup and clean-up of class sessions, opening and closing of the space and maintain general cleanliness and organization of the Fab Lab.
  • Operate and interface with Fab Lab equipment including Laser Cutter, Vinyl Cutter, 3-D Printer, CNC and Digital Sewing Machine as assigned by manager.
  • Model ways to safely use machines, equipment, and materials within the Fab Lab to other staff and visitors.
  • Design and prepare pieces for Fab Lab programming when needed using digital design software, Fab Lab equipment, and hand tools.
  • Create projects using various design software including Illustrator, Photoshop, and 3-D CAD software, and support children’s use of these programs.
  • Enforce safety and BADM policies in the Fab Lab.
  • Provide excellent customer service and model a high level of professional conduct and communication with all visitors and staff while maintaining a safe, friendly, and orderly environment.
  • Assists in all aspects of the daily operation and use of the Fab Lab and other duties and projects as assigned.

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.
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Experience and interest in working with young children 0-10 years old and their families.
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve customer service situations.
  • Able to work with a variety of people from various backgrounds and cultures.
  • Capable of speaking in front of small groups of visitors.
  • Must have excellent problem solving skills, be dependable, flexible and have an outgoing and friendly personality.
  • A reliable source of transportation is required.
  • Flexibility to adjust regular work schedule to accommodate holidays and special events is preferred.
  • 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

Please be prepared to provide both a resume and cover letter, which will be requested in two different steps of the application process. 

NOTE TO CANDIDATE

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

ABOUT US

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

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

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

WHAT WE OFFER

The Bay Area Discovery Museum offers a high-energy, results-oriented, creative and fun environment where all staff members contribute to creating an innovative environment that helps us achieve our mission. 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 Assistant, School and Community Partnerships

POSITION SUMMARY

Program Assistants, School and Community Partnerships are outgoing, friendly, team players with exceptional group facilitation skills and a passion for working with children and families. They are responsible for the set-up, clean up, and facilitation of educational programming at Bay Area Discovery Museum. Program Assistants are also responsible for administrative support for the School and Community Partnerships team, including data processing and materials organization. This is a full-time, non-exempt, benefits eligible position running from September through May and reporting to the Program Manager, STEM Workshops. Separate employment opportunities exist assisting BADM museum and camp programming when schools are not in session (during Winter, February, Spring, and Summer breaks).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Greet, support, and lead facilitated educational programs for groups of up to 80 Pre-K through 5th grade students both at the Bay Area Discovery Museum and at schools and libraries throughout the Bay Area. Interact with students, teachers, and adult caregivers from diverse communities and backgrounds.
  • Maintain and set up program materials and teaching spaces.
  • Support customer service and payment for school and community partnership groups. Act as radio lead and respond to calls for support for school groups.
  • Complete logistical tasks including preparing arrival materials, assembling post-visit packets to send to schools, collecting and entering data, and organizing program collateral.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with and addressing large groups of Pre-K through 5th grade students, teachers, and adult caregivers.
  • Experience working with children and families from various backgrounds and cultures.
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Cantonese strongly preferred.
  • Access to personal transportation required. Local travel is necessary up to 4 days per week.
  • BA or BS in early childhood, science or art education, museum studies, recreation or relevant field preferred. Some Early Childhood Education units desirable but not required.
  • Strong organization and planning skills. Flexibility and ability to work collaboratively with diverse members in a team.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Suite, Microsoft Outlook, or similar software.
  • DOJ LiveScan and criminal record clearance.
  • Proof of absence of tuberculosis (TB) required before starting employment.
  • Uniform is required and items will be provided.

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should apply online at:

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

Please be prepared to provide both a resume and cover letter, which will be requested in two different steps of the application process.

NOTE TO CANDIDATE 

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

ABOUT US

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

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

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

WHAT WE OFFER 

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

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

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.

Seasonal Camp Counselor

Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Summer Camps provide an inclusive learning environment where all children have the ability to learn and succeed. We believe children learn best in a welcoming environment, rich with open-ended exploration. This type of environment and approach is dependent upon the counselors, and that is where you come in!

Camp Counselors are motivated, outgoing, and creative individuals, who, through teaching and customer service skills, provide an exceptional experience to all of our campers and families. By playing, experimenting and using developmentally appropriate practices, Counselors provide a high quality camp experience, while simultaneously learning the skills and best practices to succeed in the education, museum, and informal education space.

This is a part-time, seasonal position and requires commitment to at least one full week of work, Monday through Friday. Listed below are the weeks we are offering camps:

  • August 13-17
  • August 20-24
  • November 19-21
  • December 26-28
  • January 2-4
  • February 19-22
  • April 8-12

Camp Counselors are:

  • Camp Counselors love to make things, and they love to experiment with new and novel tools and techniques.
  • Camp Counselors are problem solvers. They approach every challenge with vigor and they take pride in solving problems.
  • Camp Counselors honestly and authentically care about the campers and caregivers that attend camp at the museum.
  • Curious. Camp Counselors love to learn. They are lifelong learners, and take every opportunity to grow from interactions.

The ideal candidate is:

  • Outgoing. You enjoy people and conversation.
  • Playful. Creative thinking, exploration, experimentation, and play are part of your personality and are part of what you want your work to be.
  • Welcoming. You welcome everyone to your space with a smile.
  • Motivated. You seek out new challenges and think of new and exciting ways to engage campers of all ages.
  • Interested in working with children and their caregivers. The Discovery Camp’s target audience is children aged 3-10 and their caregivers.
  • Curious about working in Museums or Education. The Camp Counselor role is a great entry level position for individuals looking to gain experience in education or the museum field.
  • You are flexible and open-minded, because every day is different at the Bay Area Discovery Museum.
  • At least 17 years old.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is:

  • Passionate. We thrive when we create learning experiences for children, and we love doing it.
  • Creative. We love coming up with new ideas and testing them. Failure is part of the process!
  • Curious. We hope that our campers are curious about the world, we are too.
  • Team-oriented. We value different perspectives and the ideas of our staff.
  • Mission aligned. Everyone who works at the Bay Area Discovery Museum is connected to creating early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving.

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.

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

Social Media Marketing Associate

POSITION SUMMARY

The Social Media Marketing Associate is passionate about marketing and communications, in all its various and ever-changing forms. They love social media, and believe it is a tool for acquiring, engaging, and turning prospective audiences into satisfied customers. The right candidate is excited about working collaboratively and growing their experience within the fast-paced world of a growing nonprofit.

The Social Media Marketing Associate executes social media (paid and organic) and on-site marketing tasks and delivers tactical execution support to the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM). They will be a key member of the marketing team with goals to improve the on-site and digital visitor experience, increase earned revenue growth (daily admissions, membership, summer camp and preschool admissions), and grow awareness of the BADM brand and all of its products. The Social Media Marketing Associate will, when required, assist with other marketing campaigns and initiatives dictated by workflow and deliverables.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in the development and execution of strategies, tactics, and campaigns to meet marketing and communications department goals and deliverables.
  • Through social media and on-site marketing, grow awareness of all of BADM’s offerings, including the museum, on-site camps, school and community programs, research and advisory division, and on-site preschool.
  • Assist in the development of social media (paid and organic) and on-site marketing strategies.
  • Serve as the main executor and driver of museum’s paid and organic social media and on-site marketing tactics.
  • Create, write, and produce engaging content, including photos, text, and video, for social media channels, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
  • Create ads, build audiences, and set ad budgets for paid social media advertising for Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.
  • Collect, track, report on, and analyze key social media marketing analytics.
  • Monitor and respond to customer service inquiries and issues on BADM’s social media channels and review-based sites.
  • Work closely with the Digital Marketing Associate to ensure alignment and consistency between social and web presence.
  • Work with the Communications Manager and Digital Marketing Associate to stay updated on industry news and conversations to build a comprehensive content calendar used for external communications.
  • Work with the Communication Manager to ensure content fits brand tone/voice and reinforces brand positioning.
  • Create and maintain schedule of on-site advertising displays and signage.
  • Write copy for all on-site advertising and work with Graphic Designer to produce on-site advertising assets. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent academic training and professional experience in marketing, communications, and/or business.
  • 1 – 4 years of experience in a social media focused marketing role.
  • High-energy, positive personality with an appreciation for a fast-moving, agile organization.
  • Photography and video editing/production experience with Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Experience with Facebook Ads Manager and Facebook Pixel.
  • Basic design and layout skills and proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience with Google Analytics.
  • Strong organizational skills with outstanding attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team and across departments.
  • Openness to constructive criticism and the ability to work as a team to produce the best results.
  • Desire to learn and continuously improve.
  • Commitment to the museum’s mission and interest in childhood development, creativity, parenting, and STEM knowledge.
  • Experience with Google Tag Manager a plus.
  • Experience using web content management systems and basic understanding of HTML a plus.

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should apply online at:

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

Please be prepared to provide both a resume and cover letter, which will be requested in two different steps of the application process.

NOTE TO CANDIDATE

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

ABOUT US 

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

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

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

WHAT WE OFFER

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

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

Staff Accountant – Accounts Payable

POSITION SUMMARY

The Staff Accountant – Accounts Payables 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 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 BADM 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.