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Course Instructor

Course Instructors are the rockstars of Digital Media Academy summer camps. As the head of the classroom, Course Instructors lead students into explorations of gaming, filmmaking, programming, art, and robotics. They have a strong understanding of their subject matter, a genuine desire to work with and lead a group of teens or kids. They are patient, energetic, and able to let their guard down and have fun!

Digital Media Academy does NOT provide or assist with any housing for this position. Accommodations, transportation, commuting, etc are the responsibility of the employee.


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Our Instructors should have a unique blend of professional industry experience and teaching experience along with a college degree. At Digital Media Academy, we pride ourselves in providing a learning experience that is non-traditional and built specifically for teens and their learning style. Instructors need to not only be strong in their subject matter, but they need to be confident in leading groups of 6-17 years olds through an immersive week of hands-on, project-based learning. Instructors should have expertise and passion for their subject matter. More importantly, Instructors should have a genuine desire to work with teens and to teach. Instructors need to be flexible, patient, high energy and able to have fun with the student.

DIGITAL MEDIA ACADEMY DOES NOT PROVIDE HOUSING OR ASSIST WITH HOUSING FOR THIS POSITION.

ESSENTIAL JOBS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach key concepts in a variety of formats: hands-on, direct instruction, group work and one-on-one with students
  • Utilize our provided curriculum and resources, ensuring an organized, fun, and rewarding experience for students
  • Teach with passion, structure and expertise while guiding students through the completion of a personal project
  • Depending on the size and scope of the class, collaborate with and oversee one or more Assistant Instructors/TA’s who will assist with group project work, one-on-one with students and/or a sub-group of students during the week
  • Take part in weekly staff meetings, to occur before and/or after camp on a designated day each week
  • Oversee and engage with students outside of class during breaks and lunch
  • Assist with set up before camp starts, classroom turnover at the end of each week as necessary and camp teardown when camp ends
  • Assist with student check in and orientation on Monday mornings

PRE CAMP TRAINING & CERTIFICATION

  • Obtain online CPR and First AID Certification prior to start of camp. Digital Media Academy is not responsible for the fees or scheduling
  • Complete all online trainings and position-specific webinars
  • Complete all contracts, hiring packets, and background check
  • Attend all online and in-person location-specific orientations

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate for this job will have expertise and/or ability to quickly learn a selection of the software, hardware or languages listed below. For example, a candidate could have Filmmaking and Visual Effects experience using Apple Final Cut Pro and a professional HD camera.

Game Design: Minecraft, Minecraft server plug-ins, Minecraft Forge API, MCEdit, Fortnite, World Edit, Unreal Engine 4, AutoDesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Unity, C#, Oculus SDK, Roblox

Filmmaking + Photography:Adobe After Effects, Apple iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Toon Boom Studios, Claymation, Adobe Animate, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Canon professional HD cameras, DSLR Cameras, Twitch, YouTube Channel creation

3D Modeling + Design: Autodesk Maya, 3D Animation, 3D CGI Models, TinkerCAD, Autodesk123D, 3D Printers, CLO Virtual Fashion

Music Production: Ableton Live, Traktor DJ Software, Hercules DJ Controller, MIDI Keyboard, Logic Pro X

Programing: Xcode, iOS, Swift, Java, Processing, Eclipse IDE for Java, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Web Design, Front End Web Development, Scratch, Thunkable, Javascript.

Robotics + Engineering: Arduino, Arduino microcontrollers, LEGO EV3 Software, VEX Robotics, LEGO EV3 Robotics Kit, LEGO Digital Designer, hands-on circuits, Lilypad Arduino, Pi-Top, Raspberry Pi

  • BA or BS degree completed or nearly completed (college senior with minimum of 2-3 years of coursework relevant to class subject matter)*
  • Professional classroom or tutoring experience with students ages 6-17 preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with both kids and parents
  • Patience, flexibility, energy, and a sense of humor
  • Positive Attitude
  • Portfolio submission

*In select cases Digital Media Academy will consider a combination of professional work experience and specific education in place of a degree.

SCHEDULE

Classes run from 9am – 4:30pm daily. This includes two out-of-class activity breaks as well as a lunch hour. The typical weekly work schedule for Instructors is below:

  • *Monday: 7:30am – 5:00-5:30 pm or until staff debrief is complete
  • Tuesday  – Thursday:  8:30am – 5:00-5:30 or until all supervised students are checked out
  • Friday: 8:30am – 5:00-5:30pm or until turnover is complete

*Includes weekly student orientation and check-in before class on Monday mornings

COMPENSATION

Digital Media Academy is committed to competitively compensating staff. Pay factors in the camp’s location and the candidates qualifications, experience, and topics being assigned. Candidates can expect the following weekly rates:

  • Duke: $950/wk
  • Stanford & NYU: $1100/wk
  • All other locations: $1000/wk

US employees = USD, Canadian employees = CAD. Housing, travel, and parking are not provided.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Ability to lift 25 pounds
    • High personal integrity and sound professional ethics
    • Work is sometimes performed in an emotional and stressful environment.
    • This position requires the employee to work in a classroom, office and outdoor setting where there maybe inclement weather and hot and cold temperatures.
    • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
    • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
    • Ability to carry and load tables, chairs, and other program equipment.
    • Possess endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.

Digital Media Academy is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistants help lead instructors in inspiring and motivating campers! They assist with daily instructional and classroom responsibilities as well as lead recreation activities during non-class time. Successful TAs have a passion for technology and working with kids and teens! Our TAs bring a work ethic and a high level of energy that helps ensure our campers have a memorable experience that they will never forget.

Digital Media Academy does NOT provide or assist with any housing for this position. Accommodations, transportation, commuting, etc are the responsibility of the employee.


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Teaching Assistants (TAs) assist a lead instructor with daily instructional & classroom responsibilities as well as leading character development, team building, and recreational activities during breaks and non-class time. TAs help to provide a positive and memorable experience for our students. Along with a passion for technology and working with teens, our TAs must have an excellent work ethic and a high level of energy and enthusiasm.

DIGITAL MEDIA ACADEMY DOES NOT PROVIDE HOUSING OR ASSIST WITH HOUSING FOR THIS POSITION.

ESSENTIAL JOBS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend Monday morning staff meeting and assist with welcoming students and parents during morning registration.
  • Assist in teaching one or more Digital Media Academy course(s) under the direction of the lead instructor. Depending on enrollment and the needs each day in the different courses, you may move from class to class on a given day. TA’s may be required to learn the curriculum for multiple courses.
  • Work with students in small groups, as well as one-on-one, to help them learn concepts and complete projects
  • TA’s who are assigned to accompany and supervise students to lunch each day will ensuring safety and supervision of all students at all times. Assigned TAs will receive lunch meal cards when they accompany campers to lunch.
  • Assist with daily check-in and check-out process of all students, under the direction of the Camp Director.
  • Collaborate daily (as necessary) with the Instructor for the course in which you are working as a Teaching Assistant, so that you understand where and how best to assist them in delivering a positive and successful learning experience for each student.
  • Support the overall Friday Showcase and assist with the individual class showcase.
  • Maintain close communication with the Camp Director, and other Digital Media Academy staff as needed.
  • Attend assigned staff meetings to be scheduled by Camp Director.
  • Help Instructors track classroom supplies (retrieving items from the camp office, making copies, etc.)
  • Provide troubleshooting support for systems and other hardware in the classroom
  • Check-out, monitor, and return all equipment provided for your course each week.
  • Help maintain and monitor all equipment to ensure they remain in proper working order.
  • Observe student behavior, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques when necessary. Inform Camp Director of significant or serious behavior issues.
  • Assist with turnover by prepping computers and classrooms for the following Monday.
  • All TA staff must assist with camp location setup (typically the Saturday before the 1st week of camp regardless of your contract start date) and assist with camp tear down (last-Friday of camp if scheduled that week only).

Please note that you must be at least 16 years old to work as a Teaching Assistant.

PRE CAMP TRAINING & CERTIFICATION

  • Online Training: Review all-staff, instructor, TA, and course-specific training manuals and videos. Participate in all training activities prior to arriving on campus.
  • Web Orientations: 1) Participate in a TA orientation 2) Participate in online curriculum orientations for each course you will be assisting in.
  • On-Campus Orientation: Participate in a face-to-face orientation and staff training at your main location site.
  • Certification: Complete First Aid and CPR online training and provide Digital Media Academy with documentation that certification for both are up-to-date prior to joining your campus site. Refer to HR communications or FAQ for approved organizations.

Due to the seasonal nature of the core business of the company, all employees may be required to participate in activities that are not described in the roles and responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate for this job will have expertise and/or ability to quickly learn a selection of the software, hardware or languages listed below. For example, a candidate could have Filmmaking and Visual Effects experience using Adobe Premiere and a professional HD camera.

Game Design: Minecraft, Minecraft server plug-ins, Minecraft Forge API, MCEdit, Fortnite, World Edit, Unreal Engine 4, AutoDesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Unity, C#, Oculus SDK, Roblox

Filmmaking + Photography:Adobe After Effects, Apple iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Toon Boom Studios, Claymation, Adobe Animate, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Canon professional HD cameras, DSLR Cameras, Twitch, YouTube Channel creation

3D Modeling + Design: Autodesk Maya, 3D Animation, 3D CGI Models, TinkerCAD, Autodesk123D, 3D Printers, CLO Virtual Fashion

Music Production: Ableton Live, Traktor DJ Software, Hercules DJ Controller, MIDI Keyboard, Logic Pro X

Programing: Xcode, iOS, Swift, Java, Processing, Eclipse IDE for Java, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Web Design, Front End Web Development, Scratch, Thunkable, Javascript.

Robotics + Engineering: Arduino, Arduino microcontrollers, LEGO EV3 Software, VEX Robotics, LEGO EV3 Robotics Kit, LEGO Digital Designer, hands-on circuits, Lilypad Arduino, Pi-Top, Raspberry Pi

  • Minimum of 16 years of age
  • College experience (at least one year preferred in your field of study)
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with colleagues, students and parents
  • Experience working with and instructing students ranging from age 7-17
  • Enjoys working with kids and teens
  • Patience, flexibility, energy, and a sense of humor
  • Positive Attitude
  • Outgoing personality
  • Ability to actively participate in organized activities if necessary (sports, games, scavenger hunts etc.)

SCHEDULE

Courses run from 9:00am – 4:30pm. This includes two out-of-class activity breaks and a lunch hour. The following is a typical weekly schedule for Teaching Assistants:

  • *Monday: 7:30am to 5:00-5:30 pm or until staff debrief is complete
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 8:30am to 5:00-5:30pm or until all supervised students are checked out
  • Friday: 8:30am – 5:00-5:30pm or until turnover is complete

*Includes weekly student check-in and orientation before class on Monday mornings.

COMPENSATION

Digital Media Academy is committed to competitively compensating staff. Pay ranges are based on the camp’s location and the candidate’s qualifications, experience and topics being taught. Candidates can expect the following weekly rates:

  • Houston & Duke: $675/wk
  • Stanford, Chicago, UCSD: $775/wk
  • All other locations: $725/wk

US employees = USD, Canadian employees = CAD. Housing, travel, and parking are not provided.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Ability to lift 25 pounds
    • High personal integrity and sound professional ethics
    • Work is sometimes performed in an emotional and stressful environment.
    • This position requires the employee to work in a classroom, office and outdoor setting where there maybe inclement weather and hot and cold temperatures.
    • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
    • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
    • Ability to carry and load tables, chairs, and other program equipment.
    • Possess endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.

Digital Media Academy is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

Day Camp Counselor

Digital Media Academy’s Day Camp Counselors are responsible for fostering an exciting and positive experience for all campers while enforcing rules and monitoring attendee behavior. Day Camp Counselors provide invaluable classroom support for their colleagues and campers by assisting with student management both inside and outside of the classroom, as well as leading and organizing daily break time activities. Day Camp Counselors also perform a number of logistical and administrative tasks to provide support for Camp Directors, such as monitoring and tracking equipment.

Digital Media Academy does NOT provide or assist with any housing for this position. Accommodations, transportation, commuting, etc are the responsibility of the employee.


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Our Day Camp Counselors are responsible for fostering an exciting and positive experience for all campers while enforcing rules and curfews. Counselors are tasked with supporting our program staff and classroom staff by assisting with administrative tasks including but not limited to managing student behavior, tracking supplies, and organizing and facilitating break time activities. Day Camp Counselors help to create a fun, efficient, and welcoming environment while ensuring that camp operations run smoothly and efficiently. Counselors are expected to be professional, enthusiastic, organized and flexible go-getters with a knack for bringing teams together.

DIGITAL MEDIA ACADEMY DOES NOT PROVIDE HOUSING OR ASSIST WITH HOUSING FOR THIS POSITION.

ESSENTIAL JOBS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Attend Monday morning staff meeting and assist with welcoming students and parents during morning registration
  2. Support the delivery of courses as needed.
  3. Actively plan and participate in morning and/or afternoon break activities for all students
  4. Accompany the students to lunch each day, ensuring the safety and supervision of all students at all times. DCC’s will receive lunch meal cards Monday through Friday when they accompany campers to lunch
  5. Assist with daily check-in and check-out process of all students, under the direction of Camp Director
  6. Collaborate with Instructor for the course in which you are working so that you understand where and how best to assist them in delivering a positive and successful learning experience for each student
  7. Support the Friday Showcase
  8. Maintain close communication with Camp Director, and other Digital Media Academy staff as needed
  9. Attend weekly staff meetings to be scheduled by your onsite Camp Director
  10. Represent Digital Media Academy favorably and professionally to parents and students
  11. Help track supplies (retrieving items from the camp office, making copies, etc)
  12. Help maintain and monitor all equipment to ensure they remain in proper working order
  13. Observe student behavior, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques when necessary
  14. Assist with turnover by prepping computers and classrooms for the following Monday
  15. All staff members are required to stay for the full duration of the location set-up and teardown
  16. Collect roll from each class daily
  17. Encourage Teaching Assistants to engage with students outside of the classroom

 

Due to the seasonal nature of the core business of the company, all employees may be required to participate in activities that are not described in the roles and responsibilities.

PRE CAMP TRAINING & CERTIFICATION>

  1. Online Training: Review all-staff and course-specific training manuals and videos. Participate in all training activities prior to arriving on campus
  2. Web Orientations: Participate in online curriculum orientations
  3. On-Campus Orientation: Participate in a face-to-face orientation and staff training at your main location site
  4. Certification: Complete national certified body First Aid and CPR in-person training and provide Digital Media Academy with documentation that certification for both are up-to-date prior to joining your campus site.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate for this job will have experience working with youth in a leadership capacity and have strong organizational skills. Candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  1. At least 16 years in age
  2. Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with colleagues, students and parents
  3. Experience working at a summer camp or with youth ranging from age 6-17
  4. Some experience working in a leadership capacity
  5. Enjoys working with kids and teens
  6. Patience, flexibility, energy, and a sense of humor
  7. Positive Attitude
  8. Outgoing personality
  9. Ability to actively participate in organized activities (sports, games, scavenger hunts etc.)

SCHEDULE

Schedules for Day Camp Counselors may vary by location. Generally, DCCs can expect to work one of two different shifts daily: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm or from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

COMPENSATION

$650/wk. US employees = USD, Canadian employees = CAD.  Housing, travel, and parking are not provided.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Ability to lift 25 pounds
    • High personal integrity and sound professional ethics
    • Work is sometimes performed in an emotional and stressful environment.
    • This position requires the employee to work in a classroom, office and outdoor setting where there maybe inclement weather and hot and cold temperatures.
    • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
    • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
    • Ability to carry and load tables, chairs, and other program equipment.
    • Possess endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.

 

Digital Media Academy is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

Overnight Camp Counselor

Overnight Camp Counselors (OCC) are responsible for the residential experience for our teen campers who stay on campus overnight. Overnight Camp Counselors live on campus for the full duration of the summer program dates. In addition to organizing and participating in one or more activities each evening, these Counselors are responsible for fostering an exciting and positive experience for all campers while enforcing rules and curfews.

Digital Media Academy DOES provide housing accommodations, a meal plan and an optional parking pass for this position. 


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Locations: This position is available at all sites except U.Chicago, UBC, McGill and NYU.

 

Our Overnight Camp Counselors are responsible for the residential experience for campers ranging in age from 12-18, who stay on campus overnight. Overnight Camp Counselors live on campus for the full duration of the summer program. In addition to organizing and participating in community-building activities each evening, Overnight Camp Counselors are responsible for fostering an exciting and positive experience for all campers while enforcing rules and curfews.
Overnight Camp Counselors live in shared designated staff rooms in the same complex as the campers and share a room with another counselor. Counselors work with teens from many different backgrounds and need to have an acute sensitivity to their needs and behaviors.

Please note that you need to be at least 20 years old by June 2019 to be considered for a Overnight Camp Counselor position.

ESSENTIAL JOBS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create a supportive camp environment by encouraging participation and involvement in nightly activities. All OCCs must participate in the activities.
  • Remain visible and accessible to campers. When necessary, only give out your Digital Media Academy assigned email and phone number to campers and parents.
  • Prepare residential hall and overnight camp materials prior to check-in each week.
  • On Sunday, facilitate weekly overnight check-in.
  • Assist with Monday morning commuter student check-in, under the guidance of the onsite Camp Director. Escort overnight campers from breakfast to the check-in area by 8:30am.
  • On Friday, coordinate weekly overnight check-ou.t
  • Assist with Extended Day commuter program if needed.
  • Plan and lead campus tour for the campers.
  • Coordinate campus police safety meeting weekly.
  • Observe student behavior, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques as outlined in the training material.
  • Follow established rules for medication administration, including distribution and logging information.
  • Responsible for working through the weekend when campers are present. Weekend work includes organizing and leading approved off-campus excursions
  • Maintain detailed records of all money spent, including credit cards and petty cash, and report all expenditures in a timely fashion using Digital Media Academy’s financial reporting system
  • Communicate with parents and Camp Director before, during, and after each camp week, which may include calls and emails during “off hours”
  • Have daily meetings with fellow Counselors to plan and organize evening activities.
  • Communicate any personal time off requests at least one week before requested date with Overnight Camp Counselors and Director Team
  • Assist in location set-up, teardown, and product inventory/assessment
  • Must remain on campus every evening and throughout the night

PRE CAMP TRAINING & CERTIFICATION

  • Obtain both CPR and FIRST AID Certification prior to start of camp. Digital Media Academy is not responsible for the fees or scheduling
  • Complete all online trainings and position-specific webinars
  • Complete all contracts, hiring packets, and background check
  • Attend all online and in-person location-specific orientations

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 20 years in age
  • Has the drive to engage, mentor, and foster community with teens
  • Some college education (high school diploma or equivalent is required)
  • Extroverted personality that resonates with teens, accompanied by strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to relate to both youth and their parents
  • Experience leading youth in a camp or educational setting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Ability to respond to critical incidents – have good hearing, eyesight and mobility
  • Proven track record of being highly responsible and trustworthy (At least 3 references upon request)

TYPICAL WEEKLY HOURS

(day camp is in session from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

  • Sunday – Thursday nights all include sleeping overnight in the dorm
  • Sunday Housing Check-In: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Monday: 7:15 am – 9:30 am & 4:00 pm – 7:15 am the following day.
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 7:15 am – 9:15 am & 4:30 pm – 7:15 am the following day.
  • Friday 7:15 am – 9:15 am & 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm (or until the last camper is picked up by his/her approved ride)

You will be required to remain in the dorms when students are present. This will include weekends, holidays, and when students are sleeping.

If there are no campers staying over the weekend, all counselors will have from Friday evening through Sunday 12:00 pm off (pending any late stays or early arrivals). If campers are present, Camp Counselors are required to work the following weekend hours:

  • Friday 4:30pm – Sunday 12:00pm

You are required to submit the Camp Counselor weekend schedule to the Camp Director for additional compensation.

When campers are present over the weekend, you will be compensated $60 for working Friday evening and $100 for working Saturday. If working, meals and activity costs are covered by Digital Media Academy. Camp Counselors must sleep in the dorms every evening they are working on the weekend.

Many times the Camp Counselor position requires additional working hours. Some reasons for this may include parent phone calls, overnight camp emergencies, a supplies errand, Friday housing turnover, etc. Camp Counselors need to be willing to “do whatever it takes” to ensure the overnight program is running smoothly.

COMPENSATION

  • $550/wk at Stanford only.
  • $500/wk at all other locations.
  • Digital Media Academy will also cover Overnight Camp Counselor housing, meal plan, and (if needed) a parking pass.

US employees = USD, Canadian employees = CAD.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Ability to lift 25 pounds
    • High personal integrity and sound professional ethics
    • Work is sometimes performed in an emotional and stressful environment.
    • This position requires the employee to work in a classroom, office and outdoor setting where there maybe inclement weather and hot and cold temperatures.
    • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
    • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
    • Ability to carry and load tables, chairs, and other program equipment.
    • Possess endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.

Digital Media Academy is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

Tech & Logistics Assistant

Tech Assistants assist the Program and Assistant Directors to ensure that the Digital Media Academy camper and staff experience is positive through consistent monitoring and maintenance of each camp’s technical systems and equipment. Tech Assistants provide technical support for multiple computer labs as well as support campus connectivity, tech assets, and ensure that our standards of excellence in the student experience are reflected in the condition of technical materials provided in the classrooms.

Digital Media Academy does NOT provide or assist with any housing for this position. Accommodations, transportation, commuting, etc are the responsibility of the employee.


Learn more about Tech Assistant positions

Digital Media Academy Tech & Logistics Assistants help to ensure that the student, staff, and community experience at our camps remains positive through consistent monitoring and maintenance of each camp’s technical systems and equipment.

Tech Assistants also support campus connectivity, tech assets, classroom set-up and weekly turnovers, and ensure that our standards of excellence in the student experience are reflected in the condition of technical materials provided in the classrooms as well as to supporting staff.

DIGITAL MEDIA ACADEMY DOES NOT PROVIDE HOUSING OR ASSIST WITH HOUSING FOR THIS POSITION.

ESSENTIAL JOBS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • An ideal Tech Assistant would be able to problem-solve independently and act decisively while supporting the larger Tech and Program team.
  • Troubleshoot unpredictable hardware & software errors
  • Re-image computers and/or restore iPads if necessary to resolve errors
  • Provide Tier 1 tech support to all classroom instructors. This includes but is not limited to purchasing software and hardware, fixing program errors, changing out broken hardware, etc.
  • Organize product inventory and manage all campus equipment, software, computers, and networks.
  • Create equipment shipping logistics for your location and coordinate all shipping needs between your location.
  • Work with location liaisons to ensure Internet connectivity, circuit requirements, and other technical needs are met.
  • Plan and assist in the campus set-up, teardown, and classroom turnovers each week.
  • Complete a weekly checklist of campus technical needs
  • Work closely with the Camp Director(s) responsible for overseeing the execution of the program. This will include weekly meetings with the Camp Director and Regional Director to review campus successes, issues, and budget review. May also include calls and emails after hours.
  • Participate as needed in any activity should staff members be absent or need additional support.
  • Assist staff in preparation for the Friday Showcase

PRE-CAMP TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Complete all online trainings and position-specific webinars
  • Complete all contracts, hiring packets, and background check
  • Attend all online and in-person location specific orientations

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have knowledge in working with both Macs and PCs. Experience in computer labs is preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to unique situations by providing creative solutions
  • A positive, team player attitude
  • Strong technical background with ability to fix computer and equipment issues
  • Tech support and help desk experience preferred.
  • Experienced with advanced configuration of OSX (Unix) and Windows 7.
  • Work with fellow Tech Assistants to provide inherent documentation, remote support to satellite campuses, and curate course specific forums.
  • Comfortable setting up/troubleshooting BootCamp installations.
  • Comfortable setting up/managing A/V equipment (i.e. projectors).
  • Ability to triage and prioritize simultaneous tech problems.
  • Experience with power management / circuit capacity.

TYPICAL WEEKLY HOURS (day camp is in session from 9am – 5pm)

  • Monday: 7:30am to 5:00 – 5:30pm or until staff debrief is complete
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 8:00am to between 5:00 – 5:30pm or until the Camp Director dismisses staff.
  • Friday: 8:00am to between 5:00 – 5:30pm or until the Camp Director dismisses staff.

Given the nature of the camp industry, many times the Tech Assistant position requires additional working hours that cannot be foreseen or formally outlined. The Tech Assistant needs to be willing to “do whatever it takes” to ensure the program is running impeccably for our guests.

COMPENSATION

  • $700/wk at Stanford only.
  • $675/wk at all other locations.

US employees = USD, Canadian employees = CAD. Housing, travel, and parking are not provided.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • High personal integrity and sound professional ethics
  • Work is sometimes performed in an emotional and stressful environment.
  • This position requires the employee to work in a classroom, office and outdoor setting where there maybe inclement weather and hot and cold temperatures.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
  • Ability to carry and load tables, chairs, and other program equipment.
  • Possess endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.

Digital Media Academy is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

 

Residential Coordinator

The Residential Coordinator (RC) is responsible for leading the residential experience for our teen campers who stay on campus overnight. The RC will live on campus at Stanford for the full duration of the summer program dates. In addition to organizing and participating in activities along with Camp Counselors, the RC is also responsible for managing the residential program budget, supervising Camp Counselors daily, and promoting a fun and safe environment for campers.


Learn more about Residential Coordinator positions

Location: This position is only available at our Stanford location in Palo Alto, CA.

The Residential Coordinator (RC) is responsible for leading the residential experience for our teen campers who stay on campus overnight. The RC will live on campus at Stanford for the full duration of the summer program dates. In addition to organizing and participating in activities along with Overnight Camp Counselors, the RC is also responsible for fostering an exciting and positive experience for all campers while enforcing rules and curfews.

Please note that you need to have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience to be considered for a Residential Coordinator position.

ESSENTIAL JOBS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create a supportive camp environment by encouraging participation and involvement in nightly activities. All Overnight Camp Counselors must participate in the activities.
  • Remain accessible to campers. When necessary, only give out your Digital Media Academy assigned email and phone number to campers and parents.
  • Prepare residential hall and overnight camp materials prior to check-in each week.
  • On Sunday, facilitate weekly overnight check-in.
  • Assist with Monday morning commuter student check-in, under the guidance of the onsite Camp Director. Escort overnight campers from breakfast to the check-in area by 8:30am.
  • On Friday, coordinate weekly overnight check-ou.t
  • Manage the Residential budget and plan activities within budget expectations
  • Run weekly rosters and communicate housing needs to Program Director and Stanford’s summer liaison
  • Coordinate campus police safety meeting weekly.
  • Observe student behavior, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques as outlined in the training material.
  • Follow established rules for medication administration, including distribution and logging information.
  • Responsible for working through the weekend when campers are present. Weekend work includes organizing and leading approved off-campus excursions
  • Maintain detailed records of all money spent, including credit cards and petty cash, and report all expenditures in a timely fashion using Digital Media Academy’s financial reporting system
  • Communicate with parents and Camp Director before, during, and after each camp week, which may include calls and emails during “off hours”
  • Have daily meetings with fellow Counselors to plan and organize evening activities.
  • Communicate with Program Director and HR regarding residential staffing needs.
  • Assist in location set-up, teardown, and product inventory/assessment
  • Must remain on campus every evening and throughout the night

PRE CAMP TRAINING & CERTIFICATION

  • Obtain both CPR and FIRST AID Certification prior to start of camp. Digital Media Academy is not responsible for the fees or scheduling
  • Complete all online trainings and position-specific webinars
  • Complete all contracts, hiring packets, and background check
  • Attend all online and in-person location-specific orientations

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • 1-3 years experience in leadership and/or supervisory roles
  • Experience in the camp or education industry preferred
  • Experience with Excel, Word, Google Docs and the ability to pick up new systems quickly
  • Proven capacity at managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong time-management skills and capacity for prioritizing
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Flexibility to meet changing needs and demands
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to problem-solve effectively and relay solutions effectively
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Must be able to reside on campus during Stanford program dates, June 22 – August 17 (dorm housing provided)

TYPICAL WEEKLY HOURS

(day camp is in session from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

  • Sunday – Thursday nights all include sleeping overnight in the dorm
  • Sunday Housing Check-In: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Monday: 7:15 am – 9:30 am & 4:00 pm – 7:15 am the following day.
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 7:15 am – 9:15 am & 4:30 pm – 7:15 am the following day.
  • Friday 7:15 am – 9:15 am & 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm (or until the last camper is picked up by his/her approved ride)

You will be required to remain in the dorms when students are present. This will include weekends, holidays, and when students are sleeping.

WEEKEND HOURS

If there are no campers staying over the weekend, all counselors will have from Friday evening through Sunday 12:00 pm off (pending any late stays or early arrivals). If campers are present, Overnight Counselors and/or Residential Coordinators are required to work the following weekend hours:

  • Friday 4:30pm – Sunday 12:00pm

You are required to submit the Camp Counselor weekend schedule to the Camp Director for additional compensation.

When campers are present over the weekend, supervising staff members will be compensated $60 for working Friday evening and $100 for working Saturday. If working, meals and activity costs are covered by Digital Media Academy. Camp Counselors must sleep in the dorms every evening they are working on the weekend.

Many times the Residential Coordinator position requires additional working hours. Some reasons for this may include parent phone calls, overnight camp emergencies, a supplies errand, Friday housing turnover, etc. Residential Coordinators need to be willing to “do whatever it takes” to ensure the overnight program is running smoothly.

COMPENSATION

Compensation is based on prior experience, level of education, and position of responsibility. Compensation includes salary, housing, and dining.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Ability to lift 25 pounds
    • High personal integrity and sound professional ethics
    • Work is sometimes performed in an emotional and stressful environment.
    • This position requires the employee to work in a classroom, office and outdoor setting where there maybe inclement weather and hot and cold temperatures.
    • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
    • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
    • Ability to carry and load tables, chairs, and other program equipment.
    • Possess endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.

Digital Media Academy is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

This position is currently filled.

Assistant Camp Director

Assistant Camp Directors are enthusiastic leaders of our camps who work closely with the Camp Director in overseeing the operation of the day and night programs (where offered). This role requires a person who is able to wear many hats to ensure a smooth operation including providing oversight of many of the technical aspects of the camp as well as many of the administrative tasks.


Learn more about Assistant Camp Director positions

Our Assistant Camp Directors are responsible for the smooth operation of the administrative and technical aspects of Digital Media Academy summer camps. The Assistant Directors work closely with Camp Directors, Teaching Assistants and Instructors to ensure they have all of the equipment, software, and supplies needed for their course. Assistant Camp Directors are responsible for preparing materials for each week of camp and performing administrative tasks.

Assistant Directors provide oversight over campus connectivity and assets, and ensure that our standards of excellence are reflected in the condition of technical tools provided in the classrooms as well as to supporting staff. Within this role, Assistant Directors play a large part in guiding their location’s Tech & Logistics team in their weekly classroom turnover of vital campus tech assets. An ideal Assistant Camp Director is able to problem-solve independently and act decisively while supporting the larger team.

ESSENTIAL JOBS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Camp Director with all on-site management and operations
  • Organize product inventory and manage all campus equipment, software, computers, and networks.
  • Oversee the Tech & Logistics Assistant(s), and assist in the campus set-up, teardown, and classroom turnovers each week.
  • Promote staff and student engagement by participating in all aspects of our program, including classroom and activities.
  • Have a complete understanding of our program and all roles; must be able to fill in for any staff member for any reason.
  • Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit for students, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individuals.
  • Must be available for emergency situations during camp and after hours if necessary. Must maintain all medical logs and emergency procedures for staff and students.
  • Maintain daily/weekly communication with the Regional and Camp Directors designated for your location via email, phone, video conference, or in person.
  • Maintain overarching goals and technical standards conveyed by the Corporate Tech Team.

PRE-CAMP TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Obtain both CPR and FIRST AID Certification prior to start of camp. Digital Media Academy is not responsible for the fees or scheduling.
  • Complete all online trainings and position-specific webinars
  • Complete all contracts, hiring packets, and background check
  • Attend all online and in-person location specific orientations

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with adults, teens, and children
  • Experience in leadership or supervisory roles
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to relate effectively to campers, parents, and on-site staff
  • A positive, team player attitude.
  • Flexible and adaptable to unique situations by providing creative solutions
  • Salesforce experience preferred
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office software
  • Experience in the camp industry preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both in personal and public arenas
  • Must have knowledge working with Macs and PCs. Experience in computer labs preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to respond to critical incidents
  • 3 work references upon request

TYPICAL WEEKLY HOURS (day camp is in session from 9am – 5pm)

  • Sunday: 2pm – 5pm (for location with overnight program)
  • Monday: 7am – 7pm or until Monday meeting is complete
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am – Until completion of camp turnover

Given the nature of the camp industry, many times the Camp Director position requires additional working hours that cannot be foreseen or formally outlined. The Camp Director needs to be willing to “do whatever it takes” to ensure the program is running impeccably for our guests.

COMPENSATION

Minimum of $800/wk. Please contact hiring@digitalmediaacademy.org for Assistant Director salary ranges at a specific location, as compensation is primarily based on the camp’s size and location, as well as candidate qualifications, experience, and education. If you are selected for the interview process, we will provide pay rates at that time upon request. Housing, travel, and parking are not provided.

US employees = USD, Canadian employees = CAD.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • High personal integrity and sound professional ethics
  • Work is sometimes performed in an emotional and stressful environment.
  • This position requires the employee to work in a classroom, office and outdoor setting where there maybe inclement weather and hot and cold temperatures.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
  • Ability to carry and load tables, chairs, and other program equipment.
  • Possess endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.

Digital Media Academy is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

Camp Director

Camp Directors are the trusted inspirational leaders of our camps! They preside over the operation of the day and night program (where offered). Camp Directors manage and support all camp staff including setting the overall culture and energy of the camp. The Camp Director will have overall responsibility for the smooth operation of the summer camp program on-site. They serve as the location supervisor by managing and supporting the camp program operational team and instructional team, while supervising the Digital Media Academy experience for campers and parents.


Learn more about Program Director positions

The Camp Director will have overall responsibility for the smooth operation of the summer camp program on-site. They serve as the location supervisor by managing and supporting the camp program operational team and instructional team, while supervising the Digital Media Academy experience for campers and parents. Directors must clearly understand the job description of each team member and ensure the job is being performed at our high standard of excellence.

Where we offer an overnight program, the Director is also the supervisor of the camp counselors who oversees the overnight portion of the program. They will ensure that the counselors are staying within budget, prepared for the weekday and weekend activities, and running a smooth program by meeting with the camp counselors weekly.

The Camp Director needs to be willing to “do whatever it takes” to ensure the program is running impeccably for our guests. They are expected to have strong planning and organizational skills to ensure a more structured schedule and work flow for all staff members.

ESSENTIAL JOBS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead location set-up, teardown, weekly classroom turnovers, and daily product inventory/assessment.
  • Work closely with all program, residential, and instructional staff to foster a positive and collegial working environment.
  • Act as liaison between Digital Media Academy and University departments.
  • Have a complete understanding of our program and all roles; must be able to fill in for any staff member for any reason
  • Manage the overnight Camp Counselors, ensuring that safety policies are being followed and youth activities are being planned and executed to Digital Media Academy’s high standards.
  • Assist with technical support, maintenance of all computers, and equipment management.
  • Run attendee check-in at the start of every session, ensuring that it is properly staffed and organized.
  • Ensure that a plan is in place for the classroom turnover and reset each week
  • Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit for students, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individuals.
  • Ensure all necessary information is communicated to parents and attendees prior to, during, and after the program.
  • Oversee the process involved in maintaining detailed records of all monies spent, ensuring receipts and expense reports are logged in an accurate and timely fashion using Digital Media Academy’s financial reporting system.
  • Maintain detailed records of all staff, student, and parent interactions. Must report all camp activities to the Regional Director weekly.
  • Must be on-call for emergency situations. Must maintain all medical logs and emergency procedures for staff and students.

PRE-CAMP TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Obtain both CPR and FIRST AID Certification prior to start of camp. Digital Media Academy is not responsible for the fees or scheduling.
  • Complete all online trainings and position-specific webinars
  • Complete all contracts, hiring packets, and background check
  • Attend all online and in-person location specific orientations

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent communication skills with ability to relate effectively to campers, parents, and on-site staff
  • Experience in leadership or supervisory roles
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office software
  • Salesforce experience is preferred
  • Experience in the camp industry preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both in personal and public arenas
  • Strong organizational and reporting skills
  • Enthusiastic about team environments
  • Strong prioritizing and time management skill
  • Flexible and adaptable to unique situations by providing creative solutions
  • 3 work references upon request

TYPICAL WEEKLY HOURS (day camp is in session from 9am – 5pm)

  • Sunday: 2pm – 5pm (for location with overnight program)
  • Monday: 7am – 7pm or until Monday meeting is complete
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am – Until completion of camp turnover

Given the nature of the camp industry, many times the Camp Director position requires additional working hours that cannot be foreseen or formally outlined. The Camp Director needs to be willing to “do whatever it takes” to ensure the program is running impeccably for our guests.

COMPENSATION

Compensation is based on a camp’s location and size, as well as candidate qualifications, experience, and education. Please contact hiring@digitalmediaacademy.org for Camp Director salary at specific locations. If you are selected for the interview process, we will provide pay rates at that time upon request. Housing, travel, and parking are not provided.

US employees = USD, Canadian employees = CAD.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • High personal integrity and sound professional ethics
  • Work is sometimes performed in an emotional and stressful environment.
  • This position requires the employee to work in a classroom, office and outdoor setting where there maybe inclement weather and hot and cold temperatures.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
  • Ability to carry and load tables, chairs, and other program equipment.
  • Possess endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.

Digital Media Academy is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

Regional Director

Each summer, Digital Media Academy operates technology education camps at locations across the US & Canada. The East Coast Regional Director will be responsible for the smooth operation of several locations over the duration of its summer camps. The East Coast Regional Director will serve as the primary liaison and communication hub between on-site staff, campus contacts, and various corporate departments. The East Coast Regional Director will work with the Operational Team to develop training materials, establish campus metrics of success, and holding on-site staff accountable for implementation of new processes and procedures. The role will also involve recruitment, hiring, and employment retention activities. Operational support will be ongoing throughout the summer and the Regional Director will be required to be on call for assistance 24/7 for the duration of their programs to ensure that each location is meeting Digital Media Academy’s high standards of success.

Currently we are not accepting 2019 applications for this position.


Learn more about Regional Director Position

JOB OVERVIEW

Each summer, Digital Media Academy operates technology education camps at locations across the US & Canada. The Regional Director will be responsible for the smooth operation of several locations over the duration of its summer camps. The Regional Director will serve as the primary liaison and communication hub between on-site staff, campus contacts, and various DMA corporate departments. The Regional Director will work with the Operational Team to develop training materials, establish campus metrics of success, and holding on-site staff accountable for implementation of new processes and procedures. The role will also involve recruitment, hiring, and employment retention activities. Operational support will be ongoing throughout the summer and the Regional Director will be required to be on call for assistance 24/7 for the duration of their programs to ensure that each location is meeting DMA’s high standards of success.

BROAD DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the recruitment and staffing of your locations.
  • Work with a corporate team to ensure that federal and state camp standards are being met at all locations.
  • Assist on-site directors with management of on-site staff.
  • Work with different departments to ensure that all necessary assets are delivered to the locations
  • Monitor budgets and spending at each location
  • Coordinate all corporate meetings in regards to campus and staff support
  • Complete all safety, CPR, and certification requirements before the camps begin

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2-3 years experience in leadership, project management, and/or supervisory roles
  • Experience in the camp or education industry preferred
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office software and Google Apps
  • Salesforce experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both in personal and public arenas
  • Must be flexible with examples of staying solution-based in demanding situations
  • Full background check will be performed

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • This is a seasonal position with a start date in February through August 31th, 2018
  • Candidate must be US based
  • Start date will begin in Mid-May and the position will be remote
  • MUST be available to work from the corporate office in Los Gatos from May 30th – June 13th to assist with training. Travel and housing expenses will be covered.

HOURS & COMPENSATION

  • Prior to the start of the summer season, hours will be from 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. During the summer, your hours will be dependent on the locations you are managing. As the leader of your region, your staff will look to you in times of crisis or emergency. You will need to be on-call 24/7 for the duration of your programs to provide support for your staff.

Reports to: COO

HOURS: The standard schedule is Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. However, during summer months, you will be required to work outside these hours to assemble inventory and meet shipping deadlines. This includes remaining available after hours for work if work-related emergencies arise

Job Type: Full Time

We are currently not hiring for this position.

Logistics Assistant

Summer Logistics Assistant is a full-time, seasonal position that is apart of Digital Media Academy’s Logistics Team. This position is responsible for working with fellow logistics staff in communicating with our Camp Directors, coordinating the shipment of camp assets, and controlling inventory at Digital Media Academy’s warehouse. This is a temporary-seasonal position.


Learn more about Logistics Assistant Positions

Locations: Currently we are not accepting applications for this position.

DMA Corporate Office/Warehouse – Los Gatos, CA

Job Overview
DMA is seeking a full-time Summer Logistics Assistant to join our team of competitive, highly motivated, intensely focused professionals—who thrive on the adrenaline rush that comes with meeting shipping deadlines, juggling multiple shipments and making well-informed decisions quickly, regardless of the circumstances. Must be hungry to learn and open to coaching, as well as comfortable working around your teammates within an open space. There is no hiding and there are no cubicles. Our team motto is, “Together to Ensure the Right Stuff, in the Right Place, at the Right Time!”

Each DMA location requires a substantial amount of equipment and supplies in order to provide classes of the highest instructional quality. The DMA Logistics Team ensures each location receives everything it needs in a timely manner.

The Summer Logistics Assistant schedules pickups/deliveries with Summer Directors, while accurately recording shipping data. Duties also include working with fellow logistics staff in the warehouse and in the field, purchasing and controlling inventory, and actively supporting the shipping process. This requires maintaining effective communication (through phone or e-mail) with campus directors and other staff that is involved in receiving and sending DMA shipments throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with the ongoing purchasing of assets and course supplies to meet programming needs
  • Analyzes and prepares shipping schedules for key assets. This includes testing of electronic equipment to assure that they function properly
  • Accurately packs and prepares shipments using provided packing instructions
  • E-mails and calls summer directors and support staff in a thorough and timely manner, regarding the arrival and departure of summer assets
  • Follows warehouse procedures to ensure a safe working environment for all team members (e.g. utilizing safety training, safety tools
  • Receives, stocks, and unloads Fedex, UPS, and USPS shipments
  • Ensures organization and cleanliness of the warehouse
  • Delegates duties as necessary
  • Maintains familiarity with technology equipment
  • Reports to the Logistics Coordinator to ensure summer preparations and shipping deadlines are being met
  • Represents DMA Logistics professionally

Qualifications

  • Experience working within a fast-paced environment, in a warehouse or equivalent work place
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to prioritize daily and upcoming shipping demands/deadlines
  • Flexibility to work overtime hours, as needed, to ensure all shipping deadlines are met for the following week
  • AA or Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Logistics or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with SalesForce and Google Applications (e.g. Sheets, Documents, Drive, etc.)
  • Prior experience moving expensive and heavy assets
  • Ability to independently lift up to 50-pounds
  • Prior experience driving box trucks
  • Experience with shipping vendors (e.g. FedEx, GSO, USPS, UPS)
  • Team player
  • Accurate, meticulous and detail-oriented
  • Quick thinking and calm during demanding situations
  • Persistent in meeting deadlines and views problems as challenges
  • Accepts responsibility and is eager to learn from mistakes
  • Encouraging demeanor
  • Ability to ask for help before challenges grow worse
  • Works safely to avoid injury
  • Self awareness to ask for help before challenges grow worse
  • Works safely to avoid injury
  • Comfortable communicating detailed e-mails and phone conversations

Compensation

  • Compensation commensurate with experience.
  • DMA pay periods are on the 7th and 22nd of each month
  • DMA will additionally reimburse this for any pre-approved, work-related expenses you incur. This includes gas, should vehicle be utilized for DMA needs when a company vehicle is not available.
  • Contract hourly rate from May 26nd through August 20th

Office Hours

  • You will work from the DMA Warehouse in Campbell, CA and may also work on-site at local DMA locations as needed.
  • Established Work Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. However, during summer months, you will be required to work outside these hours to assemble inventory and meet shipping deadlines. This includes remaining available after hours for work if work-related emergencies arise.

Currently there are no corporate openings available. We will begin accepting applications for corporate positions beginning in Spring 2019.

Guest Service Representative

The Guest Service Representative is responsible for answering incoming calls from Guests, taking registrations, and answering both product inquiries and general questions. This is a temporary-seasonal position.


Learn more about Guest Service Representative positions

Locations

DMA Corporate (Los Gatos, CA)

Job Description Details

Job Overview
Each summer, Digital Media Academy runs technology education camps at locations across the country. The Guest Service Representative is responsible for answering incoming calls from Guests, takes registrations, answers product inquiries and general questions.

Salary for this position is commensurate with experience

Broad Duties and Responsibilities

  • Answer calls and respond to emails regarding teen, kids and adult summer camp program offering
  • Respond quickly and effectively to potential student inquiries
  • Capture potential customer data and quickly process it
  • Quickly identify and escalate Guest Service issues in a professional manner
  • Provide potential Guests with product and service information
  • Use customer database tool to update and add customer information
  • Take and process registrations
  • Route calls to appropriate sales, Guest or academic resources
  • Complete call logs and call reports when required

Relationships and Roles

  • Demonstrate ability to interact and cooperate with all company employees.
  • Build trust, value others, communicate effectively, drive execution, foster innovation, focus on the Guest/customer, collaborate with others, solve problems creatively and demonstrate high integrity.
  • Maintain professional internal and external relationships that meet company core values.
  • Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all support departments.

Job Requirements:

  • 1 year of experience in call center support, prefer education or technology background but not required
  • Experience with the topics we teach is a plus
  • Knowledge of Salesforce a plus but not required
  • Good listening and problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail and good organizational skills
  • Knowledge of call center best practices and telephone service
  • Positive energy and friendly demeanor
  • Professional writing skills

Currently there are no corporate openings available. We will begin accepting applications for corporate positions beginning in Spring 2018.

Administrative Assistant

This position is available at our Stanford location only. Administrative Assistants support the on-campus operation team to ensure the smooth execution of the summer program by handling administrative tasks, campus-based logistical needs, and serve as a resource for addressing attendee needs in a timely and professional manner. They are detail oriented team members who represent our camp spirit in all their interactions with students and parents by serving needs efficiently, triaging and escalating issues to Directors when necessary, and serving as a central communication hub between attendees and the operational team.

This position is not available for the summer of 2019.


Learn more about Administrative Assistant positions

This position is not available for summer 2019.

Job Description Details

DMA’s Administrative Assistant supports the on-campus operation team with the smooth execution of the summer program by handling administrative tasks, campus-based logistical needs, and serving as a resource for addressing attendee needs in a timely and professional manner.
Administrative Assistants also maintain clear records of attendee information and support asset management. They represent DMA and the DMA camp spirit in all their interactions with students and parents by serving needs efficiently, triaging and escalating issues to Directors when necessary, and serving as a central communication hub between attendees and the operational team.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the location-based logistics of the summer program, including but not limited to class rosters, name badges and door signs.
  • Maintain close communication with the DMA corporate staff including a weekly meeting.
  • Maintain clear records of attendee information
  • Communicate with parents and staff before, during, and after each camp week, which may include calls and emails during “off hours”
  • Assist Program Director in serving as a point of contact between DMA and key university departments
  • Assist with location set-up, teardown, weekly turnover, and product inventory/assessment.
  • Observe student behavior, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques when necessary. Must keep detailed and accurate logs.
  • Participate as needed in any activity should staff members be absent.
  • Coordinate and assist staff with Open House
  • Coordinate with DMA Logistics – timely assessment and communication of asset needs

PRE-CAMP TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Obtain both CPR and FIRST AID Certification prior to start of camp. DMA is not responsible for the fees or scheduling.
  • Complete all online trainings and position-specific webinars
  • Complete all contracts, hiring packets, and background check
  • Attend all online and in-person location specific orientations

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent communication skills with ability to relate effectively to campers, parents, and on-site staff
  • Hard working with strong organizational skills
  • A positive, team player attitude.
  • Flexible and adaptable to unique situations by providing creative solutions
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office software
  • Salesforce experience is preferred

TYPICAL WEEKLY HOURS (day camp is in session from 9am – 5pm)

  • Monday: 7:30am – end of staff meeting after class (all staff arrives early on Monday)
  • Tuesday – Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Thursday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:30 pm

COMPENSATION

Compensation is $600 – 650/wk. Housing, travel, and parking are not provided.

Media Assistant

Media Assistants serve as camp journalists charged with translating the unique Digital Media Academy experience into photo sets, video projects, and written reports. As photographers or videographers, Media Assistants are charged with capturing the camp experience. This is an opportunity for students or recent graduates with photography, filmography, visual arts, public relations, marketing, and/or communications backgrounds to gain hands-on experience with media production, social media, and journalism.

This position is not available for summer 2019.


Learn more about Media Assistant positions

This position is not available for summer 2019.

Job Description Details

DMA Media Assistants will work with the Program Director and Media Director to record the DMA experience within and outside of the classroom. Working closely with Program Directors and Instructors, Media Assistants capture the camp experience and exhibit student work for sharing with their parents, other students, and the larger DMA community. Additionally, Media Assistant-driven editorial and digital content will support increasing DMA’s brand awareness through its social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, and other accounts.

PRE-CAMP TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Review of all training manuals and videos, and participation in online training meetings
  • Participate in a face-to-face orientation and staff training, to be scheduled prior to the start of your location
  • Meet with the Program Director before the start of camp to establish a relationship, tour the facilities (if possible), understand the media restrictions of the campus, and receive your camera kit
  • Participate in all campus trainings

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Capture set-up and orientations for various camp positions prior to the first week of camp
  • Capture and submit 10-20 photos/videos of the indoor and outdoor environments and activities including check-in, Friday showcase, overnight program, break/ lunch times (respect campus guidelines for Photography).
  • Capture 2-3 interviews a week of various staff, students, and parents
  • Put together a highlight reel of the week at camp to be shown in class on Friday
  • Participate in location set-up and capture photos of each classroom space before and after set-up and teardown
  • Capture screenshots and video capture of student computers to showcase student projects
  • Prepare assets with descriptions/captions/tags/articles for DMA’s Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, Tumblr, and other accounts to promote DMA’s programs
  • Organize and archive digital assets onto a hard drive to be sent back to DMA corporate at the closing of camp
  • Complete weekly assignments of photo or video project as designated.
  • Maintain close communication with the onsite Program Director, other DMA staff, and Media Director
  • Attend weekly staff meetings to be scheduled by your onsite Program Director
  • Participate as needed in any activity should staff members be absent
  • Post photographs to location fb page on a weekly basis to encourage staff activity and foster camp life

TYPICAL WEEKLY HOURS (day camp is in session from 9am – 5pm)

Media Assistants must be able to commit at least 20 hours of shooting and 15- 20 hours of project editing weekly to this role.

  • Monday: 7:00am – 7:00 pm or until Monday meeting is over
  • Tuesday – Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:30pm
  • Thursday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:30 pm

You may be assigned any combination of the following shifts:

  • Sunday/Monday check-in
  • Break times
  • Friday Open House
  • Evening activities
  • Campus outing
  • In-class experience
  • Weekend excursions
  • Staff meetings and dinners
  • Friday Turnover

The week before camp will entail hours that cannot be formally outlined due to University limitations. Given the nature of the camp industry, many times the Media Assistant position requires additional working hours that cannot be foreseen or formally outlined.

COMPENSATION

Compensation is based on qualifications, experience, and education. If you are selected for the interview process, we will provide pay rates at that time upon request. Housing, travel, and parking are not provided.

Corporate Admin Assistant

This position is available at our Los Gatos and Stanford locations only. Administrative Assistants support the Regional Director and on campus team to ensure the smooth execution of the summer program by handling administrative tasks, campus-based logistical needs, and serve as a resource for addressing employee and attendee needs in a timely and professional manner. They are detail oriented team members who represent our camp spirit in all their interactions with employees, students and parents by serving needs efficiently, triaging and escalating issues to the Regional Directors when necessary, and serving as a central communication hub between employees and the Regional Director team.


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Locations: Currently we are not accepting 2019 applications for this position.

DMA Corporate (Los Gatos, CA)

Job Description Details

DMA’s We want budding professionals who are looking to build their resume over the summer while gaining life-long management and operational skills. The DMA Corporate Administrative Assistants would support the enthusiastic, talented, and innovative DMA Regional Director team with supporting our nationwide summer camp staff. All positions at DMA deliver on the mission of creating a world-class DMA educational experience.
This role is responsible for supporting the Regional Director team in daily coordination of all aspects of the operations of DMA camps – a multi-level process that includes producing training materials, supporting the adoption of DMA standards and processes, monitoring programs’ success, and scheduling and coordinating daily tasks for the teams at large. All operations tasks will require a high degree of systems thinking and organization. The ideal candidate has a strong background in high volumes of multi-level communication, enjoys multi-tasking and event-planning, has experience in managing multiple projects and maintaining thorough records, and has a keen understanding of people.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the research, compilation, and preparation of training materials for the Director Training program and periodically updating and revising all DMA staff training materials as needed.
  • Daily communication with various teams in the office to coordinate the higher priorities of the Regional Director team.
  • Scheduling of interviews, answering phone calls, and general email inquiries as they come in.
  • Coordination of DMA employee travel and large corporate events.
  • Monitor the success and overall health of the DMA program throughout the course of the 2016 summer season through weekly compilation and assessment of participant and staff surveys.
  • Support monitoring of budgets/spending at each location, ensuring all expenses are being recorded in a timely manner.
  • Participate in a thorough evaluation process to determine future directions for DMA at the conclusion of the summer program.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma
  • 1-2 years experience in Administrative or Operations support positions
  • Highly professional manner and a commitment to confidentiality
  • Experience with Excel, Word, Google Docs and the ability to pick up new systems quickly
  • Proven capacity at managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong time-management skills and capacity for prioritizing
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Flexibility to meet changing needs and demands
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to problem-solve and relay solutions effectively
  • Enthusiasm for DMA and our mission
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple teams

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor or Associate’s Degree
  • 1-2 years experience in Administrative or Operations support positions
  • Experience in event planning, training/curriculum development, and copy-editing
  • Salesforce Experience
  • Graphic design, Photoshop, Illustrator, and video editing experience

HOURS & COMPENSATION

  • This position is a seasonal position and situated at DMA corporate headquarters in Los Gatos, California. The contract period begins April 2016 and concludes August 2016
  • Salary is contingent upon experience and visible enthusiasm for the DMA mission
  • The position will be part time until late May, and we are flexible around school and other prior obligations. Beginning in June, the position will be Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Due to the nature of the camp industry, during the summer the position will include a few weekend shifts or earlier hours, shared between the Administrative Assistant and the Regional Director team.

International Program Director

Our International Program Directors are the leaders of our new and exciting Digital Media Academy programs which host students from countries all over the world.  International Program Directors manage all aspects of our international programs and work with camp staff to deliver an engaging and fun experience that is sensitive to the unique cultural needs of each group. International Program Directors are responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of our program on site and will serve as the liaison between Digital Media Academy and student chaperones, parents, and/or on-site location staff.


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The International Camp Director will have overall responsibility for the smooth operation of his or her respective International summer camp program on-site. They serve as the location supervisor by managing and supporting the International camp program’s Counselors and Instructors, while supervising the camp experience for attendees.
International Camp Directors must display cultural understanding and acute sensitivity for the needs of international campers as well as clearly understand the job description of each team member. Directors are responsible for ensuring all jobs are being performed at our high standard of excellence.

International Camp Directors must ensure that their Camp Counselors are staying within budget, prepared for the daily activities, and running a smooth program by meeting with the International camp counselors weekly. The International Camp Director needs to be willing to “do whatever it takes” to ensure the program is running impeccably for our guests. They are expected to have strong planning and organizational skills to ensure a structured schedule and workflow for all staff members.

ESSENTIAL JOBS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead location set-up, teardown, weekly classroom turnovers, and daily product inventory/assessment.
  • Work closely with all operational, residential, and instructional staff to foster a positive and collegial working environment.
  • Act as liaison between Digital Media Academy and University departments.
  • Have a complete understanding of our program and all roles; must be able to fill in for any staff member for any reason
  • Manage the International Camp Counselors, ensuring that safety policies are being followed and youth activities are being planned and executed to our high standards.
  • Assist with technical support, maintenance of all computers, and equipment management.
  • Ensure that a plan is in place for the classroom turnover and reset each week as necessary
  • Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit for students, constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individuals.
  • Ensure all necessary information is communicated to parents/chaperones and attendees prior to, during, and after the program.
  • Oversee the process involved in maintaining detailed records of all monies spent, ensuring receipts and expense reports are logged in an accurate and timely fashion using Digital Media Academy’s financial reporting system.
  • Maintain detailed records of all staff and student interactions. Must report all camp activities to the Regional Director weekly.
  • Must be on-call for emergency situations as needed. Must maintain all medical logs and emergency procedures for staff and students.

PRE-CAMP TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Obtain both CPR and FIRST AID Certification prior to start of camp. Digital Media Academy is not responsible for the fees or scheduling.
  • Complete all online trainings and position-specific webinars
  • Complete all contracts, hiring packets, and background check
  • Attend all online and in-person location specific orientations

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent communication skills with ability to relate effectively to campers, parents, and on-site staff
  • Experience in leadership or supervisory roles
  • Experience working with individuals of a different cultural background i.e. teaching or living abroad, cultural exchange programs, etc.
  • An educational or professional background in political science, cultural studies, international policy or a related area of study is preferred.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office software
  • Salesforce experience is preferred
  • Experience in the camp industry preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both in personal and public arenas
  • Strong organizational and reporting skills
  • Enthusiastic about team environments
  • Strong prioritizing and time management skill
  • Flexible and adaptable to unique situations by providing creative solutions
  • 3 work references upon request

TYPICAL WEEKLY HOURS (day camp is in session from 9am – 5pm)

  • Sunday: 2:00pm – 5:00pm (for location with overnight program)
  • Monday: 7:00am – 7:00pm or until Monday debrief is complete
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am – Until completion of camp turnover

Given the nature of the camp industry, many times the Camp Director position requires additional working hours that cannot be foreseen or formally outlined. The Camp Director needs to be willing to “do whatever it takes” to ensure the program is running impeccably for our guests.

COMPENSATION

Compensation is based on qualifications, experience, and education. If you are selected for the interview process, we will provide pay rates at that time upon request. Housing, travel, and parking are not provided.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Ability to lift 25 pounds
    • High personal integrity and sound professional ethics
    • Work is sometimes performed in an emotional and stressful environment.
    • This position requires the employee to work in a classroom, office and outdoor setting where there maybe inclement weather and hot and cold temperatures.
    • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
    • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
    • Ability to carry and load tables, chairs, and other program equipment.
    • Possess endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.

Digital Media Academy is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

International Camp Counselor

Camp Counselors for our international programs keep the fun going after classes wrap each day.  International Camp Counselors are responsible for planning and implementing culturally immersive, engaging group activities for students to enrich their camp experience.  Counselors work with their International Program Director to ensure that activities remain within budget and that all guidelines, rules and expectations for the Digital Media Academy overnight program are met.


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International Camp Counselors are responsible for the residential experience for campers ranging in age from 12-18 who come to Digital Media Academy as part of an overnight International Program. International Camp Counselors live on site for the full duration of their International program. In addition to organizing and participating in community-building activities for students, International Camp Counselors are responsible for fostering an exciting and positive experience for all campers while enforcing rules and curfews, and being mindful of cultural norms.

International Camp Counselors live in designated staff rooms in the same complex as the campers and may share a room with another counselor. International Camp Counselors work with teens from many different cultural backgrounds and need to have an acute sensitivity to their needs and behaviors.

Please note that you need to be at least 20 years old by June 2019 to be considered for an International Camp Counselor position.

ESSENTIAL JOBS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise overnight campers at all times in a safe, community-based environment
  • Communicate daily with the International Camp Director regarding camper activities
  • Attend weekly operational meetings to communicate any concerns/ideas and prepare for the next week
  • Organize and participate in daily group activities and community building exercises
  • Assist with administrative tasks. Duties will vary per location
  • Administer medications and maintain detailed records
  • Must remain on campus every evening and throughout the night

PRE CAMP TRAINING & CERTIFICATION

  • Obtain both CPR and FIRST AID Certification prior to start of camp. Digital Media Academy is not responsible for the fees or scheduling
  • Complete all online trainings and position-specific webinars
  • Complete all contracts, hiring packets, and background check
  • Attend all online and in-person location-specific orientations

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 20 years in age
  • Has the drive to engage, mentor, and foster community with teens
  • An educational or professional background in international policy, cultural studies, political science or a related area of study is preferred
  • Some college education (high school diploma or equivalent is required)
  • Extroverted personality that resonates with teens, accompanied by strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to relate to both youth and their parents
  • Experience leading youth in a camp or educational setting
  • Experience working with individuals from a different cultural background i.e. living abroad, cultural exchange programs, etc
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Ability to respond to critical incidents – have good hearing, eyesight and mobility
  • Proven track record of being highly responsible and trustworthy (At least 3 references upon request)

TYPICAL WEEKLY HOURS

(day camp is in session from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

  • Sunday – Thursday nights all include sleeping overnight in the dorm
  • Sunday Housing Check-In: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Monday: 7:15 am – 9:30 am & 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 7:15 am – 9:15 am & 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Friday 7:15 a.m. – 9:15 am & 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm (or until the last camper is picked up by his/her approved ride)

You will be required to remain in the dorms when students are present. This will include weekends, holidays, and when students are sleeping.
If there are no campers staying over the weekend, all counselors will have from Friday evening through Sunday 12 pm off (pending any late stays or early arrivals)

Weekend Schedule:

When campers are present over the weekend Overnight Camp Counselors share weekend duties for additional compensation.
· Friday 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
· Saturday 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
· Sunday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The International Camp Counselor position often requires additional working hours. Some reasons for this may include parent phone calls, overnight camp emergencies, a supplies errand, Friday housing turnover, etc. Camp Counselors need to be willing to “do whatever it takes” to ensure the overnight program is running smoothly.

COMPENSATION

Compensation is based on prior experience, level of education, and position of responsibility. Compensation includes salary, housing, and dining.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Ability to lift 25 pounds
    • High personal integrity and sound professional ethics
    • Work is sometimes performed in an emotional and stressful environment.
    • This position requires the employee to work in a classroom, office and outdoor setting where there maybe inclement weather and hot and cold temperatures.
    • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
    • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
    • Ability to carry and load tables, chairs, and other program equipment.
    • Possess endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.

Digital Media Academy is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

International Instructor

Our International Instructors ensure a one-of-a-kind classroom experience for visiting Digital Media Academy students from all over the world. International Instructors implement our exciting, challenging and innovative curriculums that enable students to discover and build upon new and existing skills, as well as tackle real world problems with creative solutions. International Instructors coordinate with International Program Directors and Corporate staff to guarantee that our curriculum material is communicated clearly to students in an engaging manner, and that classroom rules and expectations are upheld.

 

Currently we are not accepting 2019 applications for this position.


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Locations

TBD

Job Description Details

International Instructors bring to DMA a blend of cultural awareness, professional and teaching experience, and a college degree. With students from all over the globe, International Instructors must be sensitive to cultural differences and norms, while also being open to learning just as much as they teach. Instructors should be passionate about their field of expertise, and fully confident in leading small and large groups of students. A genuine desire to work with youth and impart invaluable knowledge to the next generation is integral to being a successful member of DMA’s classroom team. Instructors must be also be adaptive, energetic and patient with students as they learn and build upon new skills.

CORE INSTRUCTIONAL & SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Teach key concepts in a variety of formats: hands-on, direct instruction, group work and one-on-one with students
  2. Utilize DMA provided curriculum and resources, ensuring an organized, fun, and rewarding experience for students
  3. Teach with passion, structure and expertise while guiding students through the completion of a personal project
  4. Depending on the size and scope of the class, collaborate with and oversee one or more TA’s who will assist with group project work, one-on-one with students and/or a sub-group of students during the week
  5. Oversee and engage with students outside of class during breaks and lunch
  6. Assist with set up before camp starts, classroom turnover at the end of each week as necessary and camp teardown when camp ends
  7. Assist with student check in and orientation on Monday mornings

PRE CAMP TRAINING & CERTIFICATION

  1. Obtain online CPR and First AID Certification prior to start of camp. DMA is not responsible for the fees or scheduling
  2. Complete all online trainings and position-specific webinars
  3. Complete all contracts, hiring packets, and background check
  4. Attend all online and in-person location-specific orientations

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate for this job will have teaching experience, a proven background of working with individuals of differing cultural backgrounds, as well as expertise in (or the ability to quickly learn) a selection of the software, hardware or languages listed below. For example, a candidate could have Filmmaking and Visual Effects experience using Apple Final Cut Pro and a professional HD camera. Game Design: Minecraft, Minecraft server plug-ins, Minecraft Forge API, MCEdit, World Edit, Roblox, AutoDesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Unity, C#, Oculus SDK, Stencyl, GameSalad, Eclipse, Xcode, Swift, LibGDX, Android SDK, Python, Pycharm, Javascript Filmmaking + Photography:Adobe After Effects, Apple iMovie, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Toon Boom Studios, Adobe Animate, Wacom Tablets, Digital Illustration, Claymation, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Canon Digital Cameras, Canon professional HD cameras, DSLR Cameras, Point and Shoot Cameras, Hands-on Art Project for Kids 3D Modeling + Design: Autodesk Maya, 3D CGI Models, TinkerCAD, Autodesk123D, 3D Printers, CLO Virtual Fashion, Fashion Design, Product Design Music Production: Ableton Live, Traktor DJ Software, Hercules DJ Controller, MIDI Keyboard, Logic Pro X, Apple Garage Band. Programing: Xcode, iOS, Swift, Java, Processing, LibGDX, Eclipse IDE for Java, Mobile Web Design, Wireframing for Websites, Scratch, Hopscotch, Javascript. Robotics + Engineering: Arduino, Arduino microcontrollers, LEGO EV3 Software, LEGO EV3 Robotics Kit, LEGO WeDo Kit, micro:bit, hands-on circuits, Wearable Tech, Lilypad Arduino

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. BA or BS degree*
  2. Classroom experience with students ages 12-17
  3. Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with both kids and parents
  4. Patience, flexibility, energy, and a sense of humor
  5. Positive Attitude
  6. Portfolio submission
  7. Some background in cultural studies, or experience with different cultures such as studying abroad

*In select cases DMA will consider a combination of professional work experience and specific education in place of a degree. We will also consider teaching experience with students close in age to our program.

COMPENSATION

Digital Media Academy is committed to competitively compensating staff. Pay ranges are based qualifications, experience, and topics being taught. If you are selected for the interview process we will provide pay rates/ranges at that time upon request. Local candidates preferred. Housing, travel, and parking are not provided.

Currently there are no International Instructor openings available. We will begin accepting applications for this position beginning in Spring 2018 as we near the summer season.

International Teaching Assistant

DMA’s International TAs work with Instructors to connect with global students, communicate key curriculum points, and maintain a fun and safe learning environment. Teaching Assistants are expected to have patience, high energy and passion for their subject matter, while also being flexible and adaptive to new situations. International TAs must also be comfortable working with students from different cultural backgrounds, open minded, and willing to uphold our standards of excellence.

 

Currently we are not accepting 2019 applications for this position.


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Locations

TBD

Job Description Details

DMA provides hands-on, project-based learning experiences designed to spark curiosity, confidence, and collaboration amongst our students. International Teaching Assistants (TAs) assist the instructor with daily classroom responsibilities as well as planning and participating in team building activities outside of the class during breaks. TAs must be able to connect and build rapport with international students of different cultural backgrounds, while being open to learning themselves. Along with a passion for technology and working with teens, DMA TAs must have an excellent work ethic and a high level of energy and enthusiasm.

CORE INSTRUCTIONAL & SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assist in a designated course as needed throughout the day and week. Work with students in small groups, as well as one-on-one, to help them learn concepts and complete projects
  2. Work closely with the program directors, lead instructors, and other TAs to foster a fun, rewarding, and positive learning environment
  3. Complete tasks provided by the Lead Instructor efficiently and effectively
  4. Help facilitate and lead recreational non-tech activities for students during break time
  5. Provide troubleshooting support for systems and other hardware in the classroom
  6. Provide leadership, energy and camp spirit for students. Maintain the safe and fun atmosphere of the DMA experience by constantly assessing group dynamics and the needs of individuals
  7. Assist with set-up before camp starts and classroom turnover at the end of each week as necessary
  8. Assist with break-down after camp ends
  9. Assist with student check-in and orientation on Monday mornings

Please note that you must be at least 16 years old to work as a Teaching Assistant.

PRE CAMP TRAINING & CERTIFICATION>

  1. Obtain both CPR and FIRST AID Certification prior to start of camp. DMA is not responsible for the fees or scheduling
  2. Complete all online trainings and position-specific webinars
  3. Complete all contracts, hiring packets, and background check
  4. Attend all online and in-person location-specific orientations

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate for this job will have expertise and/or ability to quickly learn a selection of the software, hardware or languages listed below. For example, a candidate could have Filmmaking and Visual Effects experience using Apple Final Cut Pro and a professional HD camera. Game Design: Minecraft, Minecraft server plug-ins, Minecraft Forge API, MCEdit, World Edit, Unreal Engine 4, AutoDesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Unity, C#, Oculus SDK, Multimedia Fusion, GameSalad, Eclipse, Xcode, Swift, LibGDX, Android SDK, Python, Pycharm, Javascript Filmmaking + Photography:Adobe After Effects, Apple iMovie, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Toon Boom Studios, Claymation, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Canon Digital Cameras, Canon professional HD cameras, DSLR Cameras, Point and Shoot Cameras, Hands-on Art Project for Kids 3D Modeling + Design: Autodesk Maya, 3D CGI Models, TinkerCAD, Autodesk123D, 3D Printers, CLO Virtual Fashion Music Production: Ableton Live, Traktor DJ Software, Hercules DJ Controller, MIDI Keyboard, Logic Pro X, Apple Garage Band. Programing: Xcode, iOS, Swift, Java, Processing, LibGDX, Eclipse IDE for Java, Mobile Web Design, Wireframing for Websites, Scratch, Hopscotch, Javascript. Robotics + Engineering: Arduino, Arduino microcontrollers, LEGO EV3 Software, LEGO EV3 Robotics Kit, LEGO Digital Designer, hands-on circuits, Kerbal Space Program, K’Nex Kits

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. At least 16 years in age
  2. Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with colleagues, students and parents
  3. Experience working with and instructing students ranging from age 6-17
  4. College experience (at least one year preferred)
  5. A background in cultural studies or experience working with individuals of a different cultural background such as studying abroad
  6. Enjoys working with kids and teens
  7. Patience, flexibility, energy, and a sense of humor
  8. Positive Attitude
  9. Outgoing personality
  10. Ability to actively participate in organized activities if necessary (sports, games, scavenger hunts etc.)

COMPENSATION

Digital Media Academy is committed to competitively compensating staff. Pay ranges are based on qualifications, experience and topics being taught. If you are selected for the interview process we will provide pay rates/ranges at that time upon request. Housing, travel, and parking are not provided.

Currently there are no International TA openings available. We will begin accepting applications for this position beginning in Spring 2018 as we near the summer season.