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Available Positions

Please contact us for more information on any of these positions.  You may also be interested in our page of year-round positions.

Nurse (Summer 2017, Union Colege)

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Foundation, 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 2017 and is a 3-week program with around 50 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 an project, or anything else you can do from campus. You're also welcome to join in 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 and not be on-call.

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 8).
  • 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 9-July 30, 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 50 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 room and board on the campus of Union College July 8-July 30 (with flexibility moving in earlier or out later).

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. You are also welcome to contact us for more information.

Nurse (Summer 2017, NYC)

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Foundation, is seeking an RN (preferred) or LPN for a program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. The program will take place July 10-August 11, 2017 at Bard High School Early College Queens in Long Island City, Queens.

The program 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 6 and 7) 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 9:15am-4:40pm, and for Saturday field trips (e.g. to a basketball game, bowling, a movie theater) from July 10-August 11.

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 (16 hours). In total, this comes out to approximately $7542 (for an RN) or $6034 (for an LPN).

To apply, please submit your resumé and cover letter to info@beammath.org.  You are also welcome to contact us for more information.

Social Worker or Guidance Counselor (Summer 2017, Union College)

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Foundation, is seeking a counselor for a program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. The program will take place at Union College in summer 2017.

For many of our summer students, this is their first time away from home or outside the city. The kids are generally wonderful and friendly, but as middle school students away from home, there are many issues that can arise. These range from homesickness, which is quite common, to more substantial mental health concerns which are rare but do come up. Your role will be to get to know the students and provide counseling services to students and guidance to our staff when situations arise.

Part of your responsibilities will be deciding on how you want to establish yourself in your role. For example, you may decide to arrange weekly individual meetings with students, you may run activities for them, or you may eat meals with them. Because the structure is up to you, we are looking for someone with an unusually high level of initiative in addition to experience with middle school aged children from underserved backgrounds.

We are looking for someone who is available 3-5 days per week, for a total of 12-16 hours per week. The exact schedule has flexibility; in general, we ask that you come to one staff meeting per week (either Wednesdays 10am-12pm or Saturdays 10am-12pm) plus a few evenings each week. We are happy to work with the right candidate to find a schedule that works for you. You will also be asked to join us for two staff meetings, one on July 7 or 8 and one on July 31. The pay is $30 per hour. You will also receive free meals whenever you are on campus during meal time. If you have a more ambitious idea of your role, feel free to propose it.

To apply, please submit your resumé and cover letter to info@beammath.org.  You are also welcome to contact us for more information.

BEAM 6 Faculty (Summer NYC)

This summer, change the lives of talented 6th-grade students from underserved backgrounds.

BEAM, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Foundation, 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 teach courses for students who have few resources but lots of potential. Courses include Logical Reasoning, Math Fundamentals, and Math Team Strategies.  Faculty can also design and propose their own courses in Applied Math or for the Afternoon Math Circle.

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 and an interest in sharing their work,
  • individuals with a strong background in engineering, computer science, or similar fields for our applied courses.

Additionally, we have opportunities for graduate students in STEM fields or early-career teachers.

All faculty must be available for our entire session dates (July 10-August 11) as well as for staff training on July 6 and 7 and camp wrap-up on August 14 and 15. 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. Faculty must also be available to prepare their classes prior to the program. We will provide mentorship, textbooks, and other resources as needed.

The program runs at a school in Manhattan easily accessible by most subway lines. The salary ranges from $2000-$5800 depending on course load.  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 contact us

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BEAM 7 Faculty (Summer Residential)

[Filled for Summer 2017]

This summer, change the lives of talented 7th-grade students from underserved backgrounds: teach them what mathematics really is.

BEAM, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Foundation, 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 develop and teach courses aimed at students who have few resources but 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,
  • professionals with a strong background and an interest in sharing their work,
  • 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 or early-career teachers.

All faculty must be available for our entire session dates (July 6-August 2) 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, and 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 contact us.

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BEAM Counselor/TA (Summer Residential and Summer NYC)

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 Foundation, 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.

Counselors must be strong mathematically, be reliable and take initiative. You will have a chance to take time off, but this is a very intense experience and you should be prepared for it!

Residential Program

Compensation: $2,600 for four weeks, plus room, board, and a transportation stipend. 
Location: Bard College and a second campus TBA
Dates: July 6 to August 2, 2017

Non-residential Program

Compensation: $3,600 for six weeks, plus an unlimited MetroCard and breakfast/lunch on weekdays.
Location: New York City
Dates: July 5 to August 15, 2017

Deadline: rolling, but please apply by February 13, 2017 for full consideration. For more information and the application, please contact us.