Jobs at DMA
Why Work For DMA?
Share your passion for science, programming, gaming, engineering, art and robotics with kids/teens from all over the world. Our mission is to provide experiences that help young people gain both the confidence and skills that will help them in school and life.
When you work for DMA, you join other passionate innovators/educators who believe in unlocking the curiosity of young people. You’ll work with some of the most creative, talented and engaged people you’ll ever meet and form bonds that last a lifetime. You’ll be surprised by how much of a difference you’ll make this summer!
Jobs at DMA
Join our summer team! Many of our staff members have gone on to bring the leadership skills they cultivate at DMA to careers in technology, design, arts, and management and cite their time with us as a period of both personal and professional development. We’re proud of our team and think what we do is meaningful.
DMA’s culture is built by a dedicated team of people who are at the cutting edge of our industry! Located in Silicon Valley, our staff enjoys a fun and creative environment where we take pride in developing the next generation of innovators and creators at our camps and programs across the nation.
Providing personal growth to our summer staff
DMA Success Story
MEET Jacob Balthazor
Living the dream as an Engineer in Silicon Valley
At age 14, Jacob attended DMA’s Introduction to 3D Animation with Maya course. After the course, he immediately went back home and geeked out on his new fixation of Digital Media.
Worked at DMA as a Teaching Assistant
“When I was a TA , I was constantly being challenged by my students. This was my opportunity to expand what I thought I knew.”
Attended Cal Poly for Electrical Engineering
DMA showed Jacob that he works best in a hands-on learning environment, which he later found out was what Cal Poly is known for.
Worked as DMA Instructor
“While I was in college I had the opportunity to instruct the App Development course at DMA, which really expanded my interest in iOS Programming.”
Wrote Curriculum for DMA’s App Development Course
Jacob knew that iOS Programming was THE area to get into at the time so he immersed himself in the content. This gave him the opportunity to develop curriculum for DMA that would be taught at locations nationwide.
Launched his own iPhone App
Jacob ended up creating an iPhone app called “White Out”. “Working at DMA exposed me to a network of tech enthusiasts.” Another DMA instructor, Joyce, created the animation and graphics for the app while Jacob focused on the programming.
Hired as an Engineer
Jacob was interviewed by a major Silicon Valley tech company, who were impressed by his teaching, curriculum development, and app development experience. He was hired and currently works in their Engineering department.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I apply for multiple positions?
We encourage our staff to apply for any position that fits their interests or career paths. It is our job to help you find your place on the DMA team. We do, however, require different applications for each job category. For example, our summer and corporate staff require two separate applications. You may apply for multiple positions within each category, but if you would like to apply for different teams, you must submit separate applications.
I am a returning staff member. Do I need to reapply?
Each employee must “apply” for their desired position. If you are applying for the same position as last year, you will only have to complete some basic information. If you are applying for a position that is different than your prior role, you will have to complete a new application.
I am from a country outside of the US and Canada, can DMA support my Visa?
No. We are not a sponsoring organization of work visas from countries outside our business regions. DMA can only support Canadian citizens who would like to work at our Canadian sites, and US citizens who would like to work at our locations in the states.