Join us to create an unforgettable summer…

This summer, change the lives of underserved students with exceptional potential in math. We are looking for people who love math and working with youth to create a community of deep thinking and mathematical joy.

We hire college professors, middle and high school teachers, and graduate students as faculty instructors, college students as counselor/TAs, social workers as guidance counselors as part of site leadership, and nurses as medical staff.

We have not yet opened applications, but for Summer 2020 expect to be hiring nationally for residential programs in upstate New York and Southern California (with travel and housing included). We will also be hiring for non-residential programs in New York City and Los Angeles (staff must have or provide housing in those cities).

Emily, Jailyn, and Klaudia ask faculty member Giselle about the Fibonacci numbers at the non-residential program BEAM Discovery in New York City.  Banner at top: Faculty member Cory discusses sets and bijections with Diven at the residential program BEAM Summer Away in upstate New York.

Emily, Jailyn, and Klaudia ask faculty member Giselle about the Fibonacci numbers at the non-residential program BEAM Discovery in New York City.

Banner at top: Faculty member Cory discusses sets and bijections with Diven at the residential program BEAM Summer Away in upstate New York.

We will post full descriptions and applications later this fall, but you can read more about the faculty and counselor/TA positions below, view descriptions from last year, or submit your contact information below and we’ll reach out when we start hiring.

TEACHING POSITIONS AVAILABLE SUMMER 2020

POSITIONS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS AVAILABLE SUMMER 2020

Positions for social workers and nurses

  • At each site, we also hire a social worker as part of the leadership team, and a nurse as the program health director. More information will be posted later but please fill out the form below to be notified when positions are posted.

Get notified when summer positions open!

We have not started hiring for Summer 2020, but please give us your contact information below and we will happily reach out when applications open (which we expect in late November). Thank you for your interest in working for BEAM!

BEAM Discovery Faculty (Los Angeles and New York City)

This summer, change the lives of talented rising 7th grade students from low-income and historically marginalized backgrounds.

BEAM, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., is seeking instructors for a program that creates a realistic pathway for low-income students to pursue mathematics, engineering, programming, and other STEM careers. Faculty will create and teach courses for students new to advanced mathematics but with lots of potential. Courses include Logical Reasoning, Math Fundamentals, Math Team Strategies, and Applied Math.

We seek:

  • experienced and creative school teachers,

  • college or university professors who want to give back and expand the mathematics pipeline,

  • professionals with a strong background in engineering, computer science, or similar fields for our applied courses.

Additionally, junior faculty positions are available, intended for graduate students in STEM fields, early-career teachers, or other individuals with a strong background in mathematics but limited experience teaching.

Staff responsibilities run weekdays; dates in Los Angeles are June 17th - July 27th, and in New York City are July 1-August 10. All faculty must be available for our entire session dates and must be available to prepare their classes prior to the program. We will provide mentorship, textbooks, and other resources as needed.

Both part-time (teaching an hour-long course per day and helping for an hour of study hall) and full-time (teaching two hour-long courses per day and helping for two hours of study hall) positions are available. The salary ranges from $2000-$5800 depending on course load and experience. Additionally, faculty are warmly invited to join students for breakfast and lunch as well as activities and field trips, building out the program's community.

For more information and the application, please provide your contact information and we will reach out when hiring starts later this fall.

Faculty member Antonio works with students Bakhtigul and Joel on problems in probability at the non-residential program BEAM Discovery in New York City.

Faculty member Antonio works with students Bakhtigul and Joel on problems in probability at the non-residential program BEAM Discovery in New York City.

BEAM Summer Away Faculty (Residential)

This summer, change the lives of talented rising 8th grade students from underserved backgrounds: teach them what mathematics really is.

BEAM, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., is seeking instructors for a program that creates a realistic pathway for low-income students to pursue mathematics, engineering, programming, and other STEM careers. Faculty will create and teach courses for students new to advanced mathematics but with lots of potential. Faculty can teach combinatorics, number theory, problem solving, graph theory, game theory, circuit design, or other topics of their choice to students who (up until now) have never been exposed to such a wide array of mathematical possibilities. Each faculty member has the ability to propose and develop new courses based solely on your interests. All course ideas are welcome as long as they lead students to deep, mathematical reasoning.

We seek:

  • college or university professors who want to give back and expand the mathematics pipeline,

  • experienced school teachers with strong mathematics backgrounds,

  • individuals with a strong background in engineering, computer science, or similar fields who will enable students to apply mathematical reasoning in applied courses.

Additionally, junior faculty positions are available, intended for graduate students in STEM fields, early-career teachers, or other individuals with a strong background in mathematics but limited experience teaching.

All faculty must be available for our entire session dates and must be available to prepare their classes prior to the program. We will provide mentorship, textbooks, and other resources as needed.

The program runs at two college campuses in upstate New York with staff commitment July 1-July 29 and in Southern California with staff commitment June 17-July 15. You will have some flexibility in deciding which site you prefer. The salary is $5000 for faculty, and $3300 for junior faculty.  In addition, food, housing, and transportation are all provided.

For more information and the application, please provide your contact information and we will reach out when hiring starts later this fall.

Faculty member Geillan explains the mathematics behind a card trick to student Quentin at residential program BEAM Summer Away in upstate New York.

Faculty member Geillan explains the mathematics behind a card trick to student Quentin at residential program BEAM Summer Away in upstate New York.

BEAM Counselor/TA (Los Angeles, NYC, and Residential)

This summer, change the lives of talented middle schoolers from underserved backgrounds.

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., is seeking undergraduate students or recent graduates to be counselors and TAs for a summer program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. You'll create a vibrant social experience for kids who are discovering for the first time that there are other people who like doing mathematics. As a counselor, you'll have both an academic and a non-academic role:

  • be a role model and mentor to the students,

  • supervise students and run activities each day for them to relax and socialize, and

  • assist in mathematics courses: guide students through challenging problems, assist instructors, and help give feedback to students on their work.

We're looking for counselors who have a lot of initiative and maturity, who will inspire the students to do better, and who are good at math. The camp's academics will be challenging to everyone, with courses on topics such as combinatorics, number theory, problem solving, graph theory, game theory, and more, so you'll get plenty of chance to stretch your mathematical muscles. You will have a chance to take time off, but this is a very intense experience and you should be prepared for it!

We are look both for counselors to work at our non-residential programs in Los Angeles and New York City, as well as at our residential programs in Southern California and upstate New York.

BEAM Discovery (NON-RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM)

Los Angeles

  • Compensation: $3,840 for six weeks, plus breakfast and lunch on weekdays.

  • Dates: June 17th - July 27th, 2020 (excludes July 4)

New York City

  • Compensation: $3,840 for six weeks, plus an unlimited MetroCard and breakfast/lunch on weekdays.

  • Dates: July 1-August 10, 2020

BEAM SUmmer Away (RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM)

Room, board, and a transportation stipend will be provided.

Southern California

  • Compensation: $2,600 for four weeks, plus room, board, and a transportation stipend.

  • Location: Harvey Mudd College.

  • Dates: June 17 to July 15, 2020.

Upstate New York

  • Compensation: $2,600 for four weeks, plus room, board, and a transportation stipend.

  • Location: Bard College and Union College.

  • Dates: July 2 to July 29, 2020.

For more information and the application, please provide your contact information and we will reach out when hiring starts later this fall.

Students and counselors take a break to play tag at non-residential program BEAM Discovery in Los Angeles.

Students and counselors take a break to play tag at non-residential program BEAM Discovery in Los Angeles.