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apply to work at curious jane camp

applications for summer 2024 open january 15. see you then!

Hi! Welcome, and welcome back!

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.

If you are a returning staff member, we’ll begin reviewing your placement preferences on Jan 15.
And if you are a new applicant, we will begin reviewing applications Feb 1, with interviews starting Feb 15.

A few updates 

We have opened registration for programs in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Westport, Bridgehampton, Woodstock and Denver. We will be adding pop-up locations through early February. If you are a creative educator interested in launching CJ to your community, let us know here!

Paid positions start 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.

An overview

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. Our class size is 12 campers, with a Lead Instructor and Counselor, plus Volunteer or CIT.

We have one team per site location for the full set of weeks at that location. This is generally a 4-week commitment (though can be 2 to 6 weeks), 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 descriptions 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.

Thank you!

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.

*Brooklyn locations currently full

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.

ready to apply?

Returning staff placements begin Jan 15. New staff placements begin Feb 1.