Jobs at Digital Media Academy

Classroom Instruction

Our Instructional staff is at the heart of what sets us a part from other programs. Being a part of our Instructional team means you will be part of a nationwide family that is dedicated to embracing creativity by utilizing various technology tools. Our staff are full of energy, passionate about education, and have multi-discipline interests in the tech world. If you are not sure what courses or program type would fit your interests, one of our qualified hiring specialists can help you find your place in our community. (Please note: Instructional jobs are scheduled on a week-to-week basis, while Program and Residential positions are scheduled for the full camp duration.)

  • Instructor

    Course Instructors are the rockstars of our 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 offer housing assistance for this position.



  • 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. TA positions are staffed based on student : staff ratios and are contingent upon class enrollment.



Residential Program

Our Camp Counselors get to enjoy bringing the camp spirit alive for students after a full day of course work. The overnight staff gets to live in the dormitories with the students, eat meals with them, run high-energy activities, and participate in local off-campus excursions. This position is perfect for camp enthusiasts who love working with kids and traveling. Since we provide your housing and meals, why not explore a little this summer? (Please note: Instructional jobs are scheduled on a week-to-week basis, while Program and Residential positions are scheduled for the full camp duration.)

  • 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 Overnight Camp Counselors, the RC is also responsible for managing the residential program budget, supervising Overnight Camp Counselors daily, and promoting a fun and safe environment for campers.

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, Overnight Counselors and/or the Residential Coordinator are required to work weekends. 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, housing, transportation and activity costs are covered by Digital Media Academy. Camp Counselors must sleep in the dorms every evening they are working on the weekend.

  • Friday 4:30pm – Sunday 12:00pm

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.

  • Overnight Camp Counselor

    Overnight Camp Counselors 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, Overnight Counselors are responsible for fostering an exciting and positive experience for all campers while enforcing rules and curfews. Applicants for this role must be at least 20 years old by June 2020 to be considered. Housing, parking passes, and meal plans are provided for Overnight Camp Counselors.



  • Program Staff

    The program staff is vital in maintaining the mission of Digital Media Academy, while fostering community amongst all staff members. Each role is specialized in managing tasks and departments that keep the camp running at the highest quality possible for our staff and students. Program staff gets to be involved in all aspects of camp operations and logistics, as well as getting the unique opportunity to interact with students in and out of the classroom. If you are having a hard time selecting just one position, apply for multiple positions that interest you and our staff will help you find your place within DMA. (Please note: Instructional jobs are scheduled on a week-to-week basis, while Program and Residential positions are scheduled for the full camp duration.)