Hiring for Summer 2019 opens February 1
Returning staff reach-outs start January 1
We attract talented, exceptional young women to lead our programs – we're tons of fun to work with and we're also choosy! If you think you might be a good fit, read the details carefully and apply! (We’ll begin hiring in February of 2019.)
Our programs for girls are centered around science, design and creativity -- they encourage girls to explore, experiment and have fun. Read more about our classes for older girls (girls entering 3rd - 6th grades) here, and more about our classes for younger girls (girls entering 1st - 2nd grades) here. DIY Dollhouse, Creative Creatures, Space Craft, Room Makeover, Kitchen Chemistry, Stop Motion Animation, Spy Science, Print-Makers Studio and more. Think they sound fun? Keep reading!
Important! We put together staff teams of Directors, Instructors and Counselors per location – please familiarize yourself with our locations and dates to ensure that you can participate for the full set of camp weeks at a given location.
Here's what we're looking for:
Directors are experienced educators and activity leaders who also have the administrative experience to run a program top to bottom. This means leading a staff of 10-30 instructors and counselors, working with a group of 40-120 girls, communicating with parents, connecting with the host facility staff, managing supplies – and running an awesome program! And we offer plenty of support from our hands-on office in Brooklyn.
This is a 4 to 6 week commitment, depending on the location. Directing requires a mix of managerial and organizational savvy, strong people skills in working with a variety of groups, high energy and an ability to be adaptable and quick in a number of situations. Depending on the size of the program, we may also staff co-directors or an assistant director.
Instructors have knowledge of and passion for their subject, teaching experience in a school or specialty program setting, and a college or master's level degree. They lead the class and counselors are there to assist. For our CJ Junior classes, we also often have CITs (counselors-in-training) help out in the classroom as well.
Class size is generally 8 to 14 girls, and each class focuses on a particular 'theme' -- for example, if an instructor teaches Kitchen Chemistry, she will work with the same group of girls over the course of the week, leading a superfun, project-packed week of activities that build on each other. Girls spend about 4 hours of each day in their class theme, and have breaks for outdoor play, lunch and snacks.
Instructors commit to the full run of camp at their location (ranging from 4 to 6 weeks).
Counselors are college students with an enthusiasm for our program as well as previous camp or childcare experience. These bright young women love connecting with girls and appreciate the benefits of an all-girls setting! They work with the instructors to help with all activities. Counselors commit to the full run of camp at their location (from 4 to 6 weeks).
The JC position is open to high school students age 16 or older. They have experience working with children, and an enthusiasm to learn more! Junior Counselors ages 16 and 17 must obtain working papers and can do this via their school office (JCs who are 18 years of age do not need working papers). Age requirements refer to the applicant's age as of July 1, 2019.
How to apply
If you are interested in working at Curious Jane, please:
• Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Curious Jane – [Position Applying For]." Please be in touch in early February of 2019.
• Tell us about yourself in the body of the email -- your experiences and skills, why you have an interest in Curious Jane (no separate cover letter, please).
• And remember to tell us what age + class(es) you are interested in teaching!
• Please also attach a one-page resume. No phone calls, please!
• We will review all resumes and be in touch if it seems like you would be a good fit. Thank you for your interest!
Opportunities for rising 7th – 10th grade students
CIT Program for rising 7th – 9th grade students. Middle school girls may apply to be a CIT, or Counselor-In-Training. Most CIT sessions are two weeks long; we have a few one-week CIT sessions. We are currently only able to accept rising 9th grade students as CITs at our Berkeley Carroll location. We have limited spots, and there is a small application process and fee (click here for details about our CIT program).
Rising 10th grade students (age 14/15) may apply for a volunteer position. The commitment for a volunteer position is 2 to 3 weeks, and we have limited availability. If you are interested in joining as a volunteer, email us, per the above "How to Apply". You do not need to attach a resume, but please *do* include the location and dates that you are available for. Thank you!