Day Camp Instructor - Camp Brainy Bunch 2019

Camp Brainy Bunch is hiring enthusiastic summer instructors to teach and inspire our campers this summer!

Camp Brainy Bunch runs summer day camps at 12 locations throughout the Bay Area. Our curriculum combines the best parts of school (learning!) with the best parts of camp (fun!). Each week our instructors teach a different curriculum designed to help our campers try on new identities as doctors, lawyers, writers, engineers, inventors and broadcasting. We are hiring educators who love kids and love teaching!

Student Grades:
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.

Instructor Responsibilities


  • 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


  • 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

Selection Process:

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


  • 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 assigned curriculum, classroom of 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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