Birthday Party Assistant

The Bay Area Discovery Museum seeks an experienced Birthday Party Assistant to join the Birthday Party team and facilitate kid’s birthday parties on weekends. This is a part time, on call weekend position.  Hours will vary week to week.


Bay Area Discovery Museum

Established 25 years ago, our mission is “to ignite and advance creative thinking for all children,” through open-ended, child-directed play. With panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay and one-of-a-kind location at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Area Discovery Museum offers: 

  1. A 7.5 acre indoor-outdoor campus; 
  2. A safe, child-centric environment; 
  3. Hands-on exhibits and expert-guided workshops in the arts and sciences; 
  4. Multicultural programs that celebrate the Bay Area's varied cultures and communities; 
  5. Outreach to children and families in under-served communities, where the need for creative development is most acute; and 
  6. A platform for advocacy and thought leadership in childhood creativity and its lifelong benefits. 

The Birthday Department is a high-energy, creative and fun environment where all team members are encouraged to contribute innovatively to the success of our mission. Our work impacts the more than 300,000 annual visitors to the Museum, as well as our larger audiences reached through the Center for Childhood Creativity.

Key Position Responsibilities:

Birthday Party Assistants are responsible for the operation of 1 to 8 facilitated and non-facilitated birthday parties on Saturdays and/or Sundays.

Responsibilities include interaction with children! You should be enthusiastic and willing to interact and entertain children while helping with craft activities or playing games, even leading the occasional treasure hunt! Face painting abilities or the willingness to learn is desired.

Duties include party set-up and clean-up, greeting host families, answering questions, preparing goodie bags, and other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications

•    Previous experience with children ages 1 to 8 years old.
•    Interacting, engaging, and entertaining children.
•    Ability to organize supplies and pay attention to details.
•    Excellent communication, customer service, and problem-solving skills.
•    Having an outgoing, friendly, enthusiastic, and creative personality!

Job Specifics: 

•    This position reports to the Birthday Party Manager.
•    Regular work schedule is Saturday and/or Sunday.
•    Wage offered is $12 per hour.

To Apply:   Please send cover letter and resume to:
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Attn: Birthday Party Manager
557 McReynolds Rd.
Sausalito, CA  94965
Fax: 415-339-3901

Note that due to the sensitivity and requirements of our positions, you should expect to be cleared of an employment background/criminal check, if extended an offer for employment. You may also be asked to provide proof of educational degree(s), licenses or credentials pertinent to the position.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

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