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.

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

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

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

Faculty at BEAM Discovery (Los Angeles and New York City)

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, 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. BEAM Discovery 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 June 19 to July 29 in Los Angeles, and weekdays July 2 to August 12 in New York City. 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 and helping for an hour of study hall) and full-time (teaching two courses per day) 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.

Submit your name and email below to request more information and the application.

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

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

Faculty at BEAM Summer Away (Residential)

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, 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. BEAM Summer Away 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 in upstate New York with dates July 4 to July 31 and in Southern California with dates June 20 to July 17. 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.

Submit your name and email below to request more information and the application.

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

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

Counselor/TAs at any summer program (LA, NYC, and Residential)

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

BEAM Discovery (NON-RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM)

Los Angeles Program

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

  • Dates: June 19 to July 30, 2019 (excludes July 4)

New York City Program

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

  • Dates: July 2 to August 13, 2019 (excludes July 4)

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 20 to July 17, 2019.

Upstate New York

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

  • Location: Bard College and Union College.

  • Dates: July 4 to July 31, 2019.

Deadline: We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. As of 4/24/19, we are still accepting applications for BEAM Discovery NYC and especially encourage candidates interested in the Downtown Manhattan/Brooklyn program. All positions for Summer Away and Discovery Los Angeles are highly competitive and nearly full; if you are interested in the latter two programs, please email us before applying.

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.

Social Worker Positions

Social Worker (Los Angeles and NYC, Non-Residential)

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, invites applications for its Social Worker position. You'll be a part of the leadership team for our five-week BEAM Discovery program, which gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. At BEAM Discovery, students in the summer after 6th grade learn advanced math and create deep friendships in a close-knit summer environment.

This position brings together a leadership role at the program in addition to a social work component, because you will be helping students as well as advising staff. Key responsibilities include:

  • Spending time with students and building relationships with them, among them, and also among students and staff.

  • Providing counseling and support for students as needed, and working with staff to manage developing situations or adjust to any students' special needs.

  • Providing guidance to other staff as they work to address and support mental health and other student needs.

  • Leading program activities for students.

  • Communicating with parents as needed.

  • In general, contributing to an amazing summer experience.

All applicants should have an MSW or a comparable credential as well as experience supervising and coordinating kids. Beyond that background, we are looking for someone who is dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for students; who can be a strong leader among the staff; and who can communicate well with both students and parents. Additional pluses include some level of counseling experience, summer program experience, fluency in Spanish or other common languages among our families, an interest in mathematics, and experience with making decisions under time pressure.

The Social Worker must be available M-F for our entire session dates (June 19-July 30 in LA or July 2-August 13 in NYC). For more information or to submit your resumé and cover letter, please view our detailed job description.

Social Worker (Southern California & New York State, Residential)

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, invites applications for its Social Worker position. You'll be a part of the leadership team for our three-week residential BEAM Summer Away program, which gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. At BEAM Summer Away, students in the summer after 7th grade learn advanced math and create deep friendships in a close-knit summer environment.

This position brings together a leadership role at the program in addition to a social work component, because you will be helping students as well as advising staff. Key responsibilities include:

  • Spending time with students and building relationships with them, among them, and also among students and staff.

  • Running a hall at the program in coordination with one program Counselor.

  • Coordinating student activities.

  • Providing counseling and support for students as needed, and working with staff to manage developing situations or adjust to any students' special needs.

  • Providing guidance to other staff as they work to address and support mental health and other student needs.

  • Communicating with parents as needed.

  • In general, contributing to an amazing summer experience.

All applicants should have an MSW or a comparable credential as well as experience supervising and coordinating kids. Beyond that background, we are looking for someone who is dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for students; who can be a strong leader among the staff; and who can communicate well with both students and parents. Additional pluses include some level of counseling experience, summer program experience, fluency in Spanish or other common languages among our families, an interest in mathematics, and experience with making decisions under time pressure.

The Social Worker lives in the dorms with students and staff, and must be available for our entire session dates including staff training (June 20-July 17 in CA or July 4-31 in NY). For more information or to submit your resumé and cover letter, please view our detailed job description.

BEAM Discovery students pose for the camera at City College, summer 2018.

BEAM Discovery students pose for the camera at City College, summer 2018.

Student Life Leadership Positions

Director of Student Life (Los Angeles and NYC, Non-Residential)

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, invites applications for its Director of Student Life position. You'll be a part of the leadership team for our five-week BEAM Discovery program, which gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. At BEAM Discovery, students in the summer after 6th grade learn advanced math and create deep friendships in a close-knit summer environment.

This position is a leadership role at the program, with a focus on students' time outside of class. Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing a team of counselors consisting of undergraduates, as well as high-school-aged BEAM alumni, to create a vibrant social experience for the students.

  • Coordinating program activities for students.

  • Managing program discipline.

  • Communicating with parents as needed.

  • In general, contributing to an amazing summer experience.

The ideal applicant has worked at BEAM in the past, though we may open the application beyond that pool to ensure hiring the strongest possible candidates. We are looking for someone who is dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for students; who can be a strong leader among the staff; and who can communicate well with both students and parents. Additional pluses include summer program experience, fluency in Spanish or other common languages among our families, an interest in mathematics, and experience with making decisions under time pressure.

The Director of Student Life must be available M-F for our entire session dates (June 19-July 30 in LA or July 2-August 13 in NYC). For more information or to submit your resumé and cover letter, please view our detailed job description.

Director of Student Life (Southern California & New York State, Residential)

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, invites applications for its Director of Student Life position. You'll be a part of the leadership team for our three-week residential BEAM Summer Away program, which gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. At BEAM Summer Away, students in the summer after 7th grade learn advanced math and create deep friendships in a close-knit summer environment.

This position is a leadership role at the program, with a focus on students' time outside of class. Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing a team of undergraduate counselors to create a vibrant social experience for the students.

  • Coordinating the non-academic aspects of the program, including dormitory life and student activities.

  • Managing program discipline.

  • Communicating with parents as needed.

  • In general, contributing to an amazing summer experience.

The ideal applicant has worked at BEAM in the past, though we may open the application beyond that pool to ensure hiring the strongest possible candidates. We are looking for someone who is dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for students; who can be a strong leader among the staff; and who can communicate well with both students and parents. Additional pluses include summer program experience, fluency in Spanish or other common languages among our families, an interest in mathematics, and experience with making decisions under time pressure.

The Director of Student Life lives in the dorms with students and staff, and must be available for our entire session dates including staff training (June 20-July 17 in CA or July 4-31 in NY). For more information or to submit your resumé and cover letter, please view our detailed job description.

BEAM Summer Away students, along with veteran counselor Kaylynn, enjoy a field trip to Six Flags New England.

BEAM Summer Away students, along with veteran counselor Kaylynn, enjoy a field trip to Six Flags New England.

Nurse Positions

Health Director (Union College, Residential)

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., is seeking a live-in health director for a program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. We are a free summer math program for underserved NYC middle school students who want to get access to more challenging math and have a great summer. The program will take place at Union College in summer 2019 and is a 3-week program with around 40 students.

This job is ideal for someone who wants to relax this summer and loves kids. We are required to have a health professional on-call on-campus during the program, but while on-call you are free to do as you wish, giving you plenty of time to study, read, work on a project, or anything else you can do from campus. You're also welcome to join in our activities and bond with campers! Since we are an academic camp, we expect active responsibilities to take less than 5 hours a week, and you'll also have 8 hours a week off to leave campus while a part-time substitute joins us.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Review student medical records before the summer. Verify that immunizations are up-to-date and advise the Site Director of any medical conditions that require special attention.

  • Attend staff training before the summer to learn procedures and give basic advice to staff for responding to medical issues (July 5 or 6).

  • Meet each student as they arrive at the program site and collect any medications they brought with them.

  • Live on campus and be on call during July 7-July 28, with flexible time off that can be arranged ahead of time.

  • Coordinate with another medical staff member, who will be on-site during your time off.

  • Supervise the return of medications to students at the conclusion of the summer.

We are a small program (just 40 students) with a very close-knit community of students discovering that they love math for the first time. In past years, the role has been very relaxed because the program is so small, and so you would have plenty of time to yourself or to join in on program activities and meet the students socially. You're welcome at all camp activities, and we hope you will see this as an opportunity to become part of this community as well.

In addition to a salary of $2100-4000 depending on license and experience, you will be given a room and all meals on the campus of Union College July 6-July 28 (with flexibility to move in earlier or out later).

To apply, please submit your resumé and cover letter to info@beammath.org. Must be certified as an RN or LPN in the state of New York. You are also welcome to contact us for more information.

Health Director (Harvey Mudd College, Part-time Non-residential)

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., is seeking a part-time and on-call health director for a program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. We are a free summer math program for underserved LA middle school students who want to get access to more challenging math and have a great summer. The program will take place at Harvey Mudd College in summer 2019 and is a 3-week program with around 40 students.

This job is ideal for someone who wants to relax this summer and loves kids. We are asking you to be on campus for five hours each day (roughly 8am-1pm) during peak activity times, but students spend most of that time in class and incidents are rare. You may spend that time relaxing, but you're also welcome to join in our activities and bond with campers. When not on-campus, we ask that you be available for phone consultations to advise our staff if any incidents develop.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Review student medical records before the summer. Verify that immunizations are up-to-date and advise the Site Director of any medical conditions that require special attention.

  • Attend staff training before the summer to learn procedures and give basic advice to staff for responding to medical issues (June 21 or 22).

  • Meet each student as they arrive at the program site and collect any medications they brought with them.

  • Be on-site approximately 5 hours/day, including the morning (for any students taking medications) from June 23-July 14. The specific hours are flexible based on your needs and the program's needs, and can be fully arranged ahead of time.

  • When not on-site, remain on-call to advise staff on any other issues.

  • Supervise the return of medications to students at the conclusion of the summer.

We are a small program (just 40 students) with a very close-knit community of students discovering that they love math for the first time. In past years, the role has been very relaxed because the program is so small, and so you would have plenty of time to yourself or to join in on program activities and meet the students socially. You're welcome at all camp activities, and we hope you will see this as an opportunity to become part of this community as well. With just five hours of commitment per day, you would also have the flexibility to have most of the day free.

The pay will be $25/hour for an LPN and $30/hour for an RN. Your expected hours would be: 4 hours for reviewing medical records, 2 hours for staff training, 2 hours meeting students when they arrive, 5 hours/day for 20 program days (100 hours), 5 hours on-call time, and 2 hours returning student medication at the end for a total of approximately $2875 (LPN) or $3450 (RN).

To apply, please submit your resumé and cover letter to info@beammath.org. Must be certified as an RN or LPN in the state of California. You are also welcome to contact us for more information.

Health Director (NYC, Full-time Non-residential)

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., is seeking two RNs (preferred) or LPNs for a program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. The program will take place July 8-August 9, 2019 at two locations in New York City: one in West Harlem and the other at a location TBA (but which we expect to be in Lower Manhattan).

Each program site will host 100 students, and it is for a great cause: a free program for underserved NYC middle school students with talent in math. In addition to interesting math classes, the kids will experience all kinds of different activities, trips around the city, and great role models from college counselors and the program faculty. The kids are generally wonderful and friendly (although sometimes forgetful about taking their meds!). You'll have the support of summer staff, including counselors trained in first aid.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Review student medical records before the summer. Verify that immunizations are up-to-date and advise the Site Director of any medical conditions that require special attention.

  • Attend a day of staff training before the summer (July 3 or 5) to learn procedures and give basic advice to staff for responding to medical issues.

  • If a student must take medications during program hours, collect those medications at the start of the program and administer them as needed.

  • Be on-site M-F 9:00am-4:30pm, and for Saturday field trips (e.g. to a basketball game, bowling, a movie theater) from July 8-August 9.

We expect this to be a fun, appealing, and laid-back role. You will be able to relax when your services are not needed, but you are also welcome to participate in exciting and enjoyable program activities, and you’re contributing to a valuable program.

The pay will be $35/hour for an RN, or $28/hour for an LPN. Your expected hours would be: 10 hours for reviewing medical records, 2 hours for staff training, 7.5 hours/day for 25 program days (187 hours), approximately 4 hours on each Saturday (12 hours). In total, this comes out to approximately $7422 (for an RN) or $ (5922 an LPN).

To apply, please submit your resumé and cover letter to info@beammath.org. Must be certified as an RN or LPN in the state of New York. You are also welcome to contact us for more information.

Health Director (Los Angeles, Full-time Non-residential)

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., is seeking an RN (preferred) or LPN for a program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. The program will take place June 24-July 26, 2019 at a school in the Pico-Union/Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles.

The program will host 100 students, and it is for a great cause: a free program for underserved LA middle school students with talent in math. In addition to interesting math classes, the kids will experience all kinds of different activities, trips around the city, and great role models from college counselors and the program faculty. The kids are generally wonderful and friendly (although sometimes forgetful about taking their meds!). You'll have the support of summer staff, including counselors trained in first aid.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Review student medical records before the summer. Verify that immunizations are up-to-date and advise the Site Director of any medical conditions that require special attention.

  • Attend a day of staff training before the summer (June 20 or 21) to learn procedures and give basic advice to staff for responding to medical issues.

  • If a student must take medications during program hours, collect those medications at the start of the program and administer them as needed.

  • Be on-site M-F 9:00am-4:30pm, and for Saturday field trips (e.g. to a basketball game, bowling, a movie theater) from June 24-July 26 (excluding July 4).

We expect this to be a fun, appealing, and laid-back role. You will be able to relax when your services are not needed, but you are also welcome to participate in exciting and enjoyable program activities, and you’re contributing to a valuable program.

The pay will be $35/hour for an RN, or $28/hour for an LPN. Your expected hours would be: 10 hours for reviewing medical records, 2 hours for staff training, 7.5 hours/day for 25 program days (187 hours), approximately 4 hours on each Saturday (8 hours). In total, this comes out to approximately $$7282 (for an RN) or $ (5810 an LPN).

To apply, please submit your resumé and cover letter to info@beammath.org. Must be certified as an RN or LPN in the state of California. Priority will be given to RNs and LPNs. You are also welcome to contact us for more information.

Part-time Flex Nurse (Union College, Non-Residential)

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., is seeking a nurse for a program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. We are a free summer math program for underserved NYC middle school students who want to get access to more challenging math and have a great summer. The program will take place at Union College in summer 2019.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate with the other camp nurse, who lives on campus, and is on-call during the rest of the program.

  • Coordinate with the live-in nurse about any medical conditions requiring special attention.

  • Attend staff training before the summer to learn procedures and give basic advice to staff for responding to medical issues (July 5 or 6).

  • Be on-site approximately 8 hours/week from July 8-July 29. The specific hours are flexible based on your needs and the program's needs, and can be fully arranged ahead of time.

We are a small program (just 40 students) with a very close-knit community of students discovering that they love math for the first time. In past years, the role has been very relaxed because the program is so small, and so you would have plenty of time to yourself or to join in on program activities and meet the students socially. With just eight hours of commitment per week, you would also have the flexibility to have most of your summer free.

The pay will be $25/hour for an LPN and $30/hour for an RN. Your expected hours would be 8 hours a week for each of the 3 weeks of the program, for a total of approximately $600 (LPN) or $720 (RN). Pay for an EMT is available upon request.

To apply, please submit your resumé and cover letter to info@beammath.org. Must be certified as an RN, LPN or EMT in the state of New York. Priority will be given to RNs and LPNs. You are also welcome to contact us for more information.

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