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Are you an expert at blowing bubbles and a master of setting up relay races? Do you like working hard, don't mind getting messy, and aren't embarrassed to sing a silly song in front of 25 kids? Are you willing to collaborate with a team of adults AND work independently to lead groups of campers to ensure that this is the best summer ever?

Then we want YOU to join our summer 2019 team!

- Day Camp Site Directors, Educators, and Counselor positions
- 12 locations throughout the Bay Area
- Part-time and full-time jobs
- Our camps run from for 6-8 weeks between June 10 and August 9th depending on the site location


 
Camp Location Directors

You are the Captain, the Chief, and the Jester! Day Camp Directors are responsible for managing and modeling all aspects of camp operations including; instructing, leading staff, ensuring camper safety, while maintaining a high-energy attitude and being the first and last person smiling each day. If you are an experienced educator or youth development professional ready to be the leader of your own location apply to be a Camp Brainy Bunch Site Director!

Camp Director Position Details

You are the Captain, the Chief, and the Jester! Day Camp Directors have the responsibility of managing and modeling all aspects of camp operations including; instructing, leading staff, ensuring camper safety, while maintaining a high-energy attitude and being the first and last person smiling each day.

About Us
Camp Brainy Bunch serves day campers in 12 locations throughout the Bay Area providing non-stop fun and learning in safe and academic environment. Our educators provide a new curriculum each week to help our campers try on a new identify as young doctors, lawyers, writers, engineers, inventors, and broadcasters.

Locations:San Francisco (Potrero Hill), San Francisco (Richmond), Oakland, Sunnyvale, Fremont, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Sunnyvale, Fremont, San Carlos, and Orinda

Camp Director Responsibilities

Pre Camp (Late April - Mid June, up to 10 hours per week):
  • Attend Director Meeting(s) to receive required training and prepare for camp
  • Regular check-ins with Camp Brainy Bunch Program Director to review ongoing projects and progress
  • Recruiting: Assist in the recruitment and selection of support staff (recruitment and review of returning/new staff, screening interviews, and recommendations for hiring the staff you will supervise)
  • With assistance, prepare materials and logistics for your program sites
  • Camp - Let the Fun Begin (Mid June - August):
  • Directors are responsible for one camp location and work between 2-9 weeks depending on the site
  • Depending on number of campers, directors may provide curriculum and instruction to campers
  • Responsible for the successful daily operations of camp, continuous satisfaction of all campers and parents, and leadership of all site staff (this may mean it you are the one taking the lead in acting crazy, singing a song, or doing a silly dance)
  • Lead and guide staff, ensuring a high energy and complete delivery of all curriculum, games, and activities
  • Maintain daily communication with parents/guardians
  • Work within a set budget of supplies and staff time
  • Keep Division Director updated and informed of daily success and needs
  • Build and maintain outstanding relationships with facility staff and representatives

  • Camp Director Qualifications & Selection Process

    Selection Process
  • Online application
  • Phone interview
  • In-person interviews
  • Background and reference check
  • Offer

  • Qualifications
  • College graduate or Equivalent Experience in a field directly related to camp activities (Graduate Degree Preferred)
  • Direct experience working with elementary age children
  • Staff leadership/management experience a plus
  • Ability, experience, and skills necessary to teach curriculum
  • Comfort with performing/speaking in front of groups
  • Creativity, trustworthy, high-energy, passionate for life and the chance to make a difference in children's lives, inspiring, excellent communicator, organized, flexible, and ambitious problem solver
  • Desire to become a part of our community and return for several summers of fun
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    Camp Instructors

    Camp Brainy Bunch instructors know how to integrate the best parts of school (learning!) with the best parts of camp (fun!). They are high energy and able to teach a teach a different curriculum every week designed to help our amazing campers try on new identities as doctors, lawyers, writers, engineers, inventors and broadcasting. If you love teaching, love kids, and are willing to go the extra mile to make sure every camper has a great summer, then this is the job for you!

    Camp Instructor Position Details

    Student Grades: 1st - 6th
    Hours/Week: 35 - 40
    Commitment: 2 - 6 weeks
    Locations: San Francisco (Potrero), San Francisco (Richmond), Albany, Orinda, Fremont, Dublin, Millbrae, San Carlos, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos
    This is a temporary summer role with opportunities for individuals to join us for 2-6 weeks from June 10 - August 9. Even if you are only available for a week of time in that window, we would still love to hear about your interest and consider your application.

    Camp Instructor Responsibilities

    Pre-Camp:
  • Attend mandatory paid staff trainings (specific dates TBA), smaller trainings will be held as needed for staff not able to attend June training​
  • Study and practice assigned curriculum until you are able to deliver them confident and with enthusiasm
  • Camp:
  • Instructors are responsible for teaching at one or more camp locations and work between 2 and 6 weeks depending on the number of sites
  • Work on-site from 7:45AM-3:15PM at assigned camp location
  • Some additional hours available for staff willing to work extended care from 3:15-5:30
  • Responsible for the successful delivery of camp curriculum including adaptation and differentiation to enhance the experience and enjoyment of students, as well as to meet individual needs
  • Support and lead camp games and activities outside of instruction
  • Supervise all students in your care with constant attention to safety (physical and emotional)
  • Support camp operations, including morning care, check-in and checkout, clean up, etc.
  • Maintain daily communication with parents/guardians at check-in and checkout
  • Treat all campers, parents, and co-workers with respect, empathy, and kindness
  • Keep camp director updated and informed of daily success and needs
  • Maintain high standards of professionalism and integrity
  • Camp Instructor Qualifications & Selection Process

    Selection Process
  • Online application
  • Phone screening
  • In-person/Skype Interview
  • Background, Live Scan Fingerprinting, and reference check
  • Offer

  • Qualifications/Requirements
  • College graduate or current college student nearing completion with experience in teaching elementary school students
  • Ability to speak confidently and compassionately with parents
  • Direct experience working with 1st- 6th grade students
  • Flexible and willing to have fun and support camp wherever needed
  • Ability and skills necessary to teach the assigned curriculum, classroom or camp experience preferred
  • Creative, trustworthy, high-energy, passionate for camp, inspiring, excellent communication skills, organized, and flexible
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification a plus
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    Camp Counselors

    Counselors at Camp Brainy Bunch are experts at blowing bubbles and a master of setting up relay races! They like working hard, don't mind getting messy, and aren't embarrassed to sing a silly song in front of a crowd of kids! Click here to learn more about counselor positions and apply for this awesome summer job!

    Camp Counselor Position Details

    Hours/Week: 10 - 40
    Camp Hours: 7:45am - 5:45pm (shifts are from 3 - 8 hours per day)
    Commitment: One day of training and 3 - 8 weeks at camp
    This is a temporary summer role with opportunities for individuals to join us for 3 or more weeks from June 10 - August 9, 2019.

    Camp Counselor Responsibilities

    Pre-Camp:
  • Attend mandatory paid staff training
  • Help prepare camp materials and set-up camp location
  • Camp:
  • Counselors support the day-to-day operations of Camp Brainy Bunch
  • Support instructor staff in the classroom with camper management, supplies, teaching, etc.
  • Supervise campers during all non-instructional times (lunch and extended care)
  • Primary leader of activities with campers during non-instructional times (lunch and extended care)
  • Support site leader in camp operations: check in/check out for campers, clean up, supply management
  • Ensure constant attention to physical and emotional safety of all campers at your site
  • Help organize all camp materials each day and for close down at the end of each week
  • Treat all campers, parents, and co-workers with respect, empathy, and kindness
  • Maintain high standards of professionalism and integrity
  • Camp Counselor Qualifications & Selection Process

    Selection Process
  • Online application, phone screening
  • Phone or in-person interview
  • Background, Live Scan Fingerprinting, and reference check
  • Offer

  • Qualifications/Requirements
  • Education: Some College Preferred
  • Camp or other experience supervising youth
  • Ability to speak confidently and enthusiastically with parents and staff
  • Direct experience working with 1 - 6th grade students
  • Flexible and willing to have fun in a team atmosphere
  • Creative, trustworthy, high-energy, passionate for camp, inspiring, excellent communication skills, organized, and flexible
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification a plus