Preschool Camp Instructor


The Museum’s Preschool camps are licensed through the California Department of Social Services (facility number 214005255). Camps runs Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., from May 31st to August 26th, 2016. Camp employment hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Preschool Camp Instructors will work with Preschool Camp Lead Instructors to plan and implement interdisciplinary camp curricula. Ideal candidates will have deep commitment to and passion for research-backed teaching practice, expertise in child development, love and respect for young children and their enormous capabilities, and interest in serving in an entrepreneurial and evolving camp community. This is a part-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Enrichment Programs Manager. This temporary position is not eligible for employee benefits.


  • Assist Lead Instructors with the care, safety and direct supervision of campers during the camp day
  • 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 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 Lead Instructors and Camp Manager



·         BA or BS required, MA preferred; Degree in education, early childhood education, child development or relevant field strongly preferred

·         Minimum 1 year of experience as a preschool teacher

·         Minimum of 6 completed ECE units

  • Experience leading activities for young children in an informal education setting
  • Experience working in an informal education, Summer Camp, or Early Childhood Education setting
  • Understanding of behavior management strategies
  • Experience designing and planning programs for young children

·         Superior customer service standards

  • Ability to work flexibly within a team and to take direction
  • Ability to take initiative to work independently

·         Mature and hard-working attitude

  • Availability for all camp sessions, May 31st - August 26th 2016

·         Must be trained or commit to being trained in First Aid, CPR and AED for adult, infant and child

·         LiveScan and criminal record clearance through DOJ Child Abuse Index

·         Proof of absence of tuberculosis (TB) required before starting employment



Qualified candidates should apply online at:

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.


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.


Our mission: To ignite and advance creative thinking for all children.

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.


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.

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