Summer Camp Lead Instructor


The Museum’s creative camp programs emphasize participatory, interactive learning for children 3-10 years of age and Junior Counselors 9-15 years of age. Topics include art, natural science, performance, carpentry and others. Camp runs Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., from May 31st - August 26th, 2016. Camp employment hours are 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. or 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Lead Instructors will plan and implement interdisciplinary camp curricula. Base curricula will then be provided to Instructors to expand and develop as appropriate. This is a part-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Enrichment Programs Manager. This temporary position is not eligible for employee benefits.


  • Ensure the care, safety and direct supervision of campers at all times during the camp day
  • 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 Instructors, Assistant Instructors, Interns, and Junior Counselors
  • Mentor Junior Counselors seeking leadership opportunities and support them in setting and achieving goals.
  • 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
  • Develop and send weekly email updates to parents
  • Care for museum supplies, equipment and facilities
  • Attend all leadership, development and staff training sessions



  • Demonstrated teaching skills with children 3-10 years old in an educational setting
  • Experience working in an informal education, Summer Camp, or Early Childhood Education setting
  • Classroom management experience
  • Experience developing and implementing open-ended learning activities for young children
  • Superior customer service acumen
  • Ability to work flexibly within a team and to take direction
  • Ability to take initiative to work independently
  • Mature and hard-working attitude
  • Bachelor’s degree required; degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a related field preferred
  • Availability for all camp sessions, May 31st - August 26th, 2016  



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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