apply to work at curious jane camp
Applications for Summer 2022 are currently closed
all positions are filled, and we hope you will apply next year!
Hi! Welcome, and welcome back!
If you are a returning staff member, we’ll be in touch by early January. And if you are a new applicant, we will open applications Feb 1, and begin interviews March 1. All staff (returning and new) should please complete the online application – it helps us stay organized and have your availability and class interests at our fingertips.
A few updates
As camp has taken a much different shape over the past two summers – in contrast to our usual range of programs – we continue to re-format. (I mean, it wouldn’t be Curious Jane without making, learning, and growing!)
First – we will run in-person programs for the 2022 season, at limited dates and locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Denver. If you are an educator living elsewhere, and would like to bring Curious Jane to your community… let us know!
Next – We will continue adhering to our policy of paid, staff positions starting with applicants 18-years and older (these are our Counselor, Instructor and Director positions). High school students under the age of 18 may apply to be a volunteer with Curious Jane. We require Directors, Instructors and Counselors to be available to the full set of weeks at a given location. Our Volunteer positions are flexible.
Also – We will continue limiting our class size to 12 students, with a dedicated Instructor and Counselor, as well as a Volunteer or CIT in the classroom to assist. This is a great thing! We loved the return to a smaller class size.
Our camps for girls ages 5 to 11 are centered around science, design and creativity — they encourage girls to explore, experiment and have fun. To lead these programs, we bring together exceptional teams of directors, instructors and counselors. We have one team per site location for the full set of weeks at that location. This is generally a 4-week commitment (plus trainning days), and you can see our locations here. To see our classes and get a sense of what we do – go here!
how to apply
Familiarize yourself with the positions and job descriptionss via the links below. When you are ready to APPLY, please be as specific as you can about the positions and locations you are open to.
apply to be a director
Directors are experienced educators and activity leaders who also have the administrative experience to run a program top to bottom.
apply to be an instructor
Instructors have knowledge of and passion for their subject, teaching experience in a school or specialty program setting, and a college or master’s degree.
apply to be a counselor
Counselors are highschool graduates (18+) and college students with an enthusiasm for our program as well as previous camp or childcare experience.
apply to be a volunteer
The Volunteer program is open to rising 10th – 12th graders, as a bridge from CIT to Counselor. We ask volunnteers to make a 2-week commitment.
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.
ready to apply?
Hiring for new staff for Summer 2022 opens Feb 1.