Are you a tinkerer? Do you enjoy taking things apart and then putting them back together? How about playing with LEGO®? Would you like to use a ridiculous amount of LEGO® materials to teach kids how the world works? If so, then this may be your dream job!
Play-Well TEKnologies (http://www.play-well.org) is an educational enrichment company that introduces children in grades K-8 to STEM concepts using LEGO® components.
We are hiring additional smart, creative, dynamic LEGO® Engineering Instructors to deliver our great programs in the North Bay area including: Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties. This part-time position includes teaching daily after-school programs with some weekday morning and weekend birthday parties throughout the school year, and full day camp programs during the summer.
Buckle up - this is hard work! Lugging 40 pound totes in and out of your car, leading excited kids through challenging projects, managing classroom conflicts, cleaning up all that LEGO® - this will be the toughest job you'll ever love!
Flexible schedule: availability during weekday afternoons and some weekends a must during school year, full weekdays during summer months.
Experience and passion for teaching K-8 students in a classroom or summer camp setting.
Engineering related coursework, interest and/or experience a plus!
Must have a reliable vehicle to transport teaching materials and commute to teaching sites.
Secure place to store Play-Well teaching kit.
Pre-employment background check is required.
This is a part-time hourly position, 15 - 20 hours/week (30-40 hours/week during summer). Play-Well pays a minimum of 3 hours per daily class session. Paid drive time over 1 hour round trip/day.
The successful Play-Well Engineering Instructor has...
Passion for kids and ability to quickly develop good rapport with children while maintaining discipline, and directing the design and building experience.
Comfort with "controlled chaos."
Understanding of basic scientific and engineering principles; love of problem solving - makers and tinkerers encouraged
Headquarters San Anselmo, CA, United States
Size 201 to 500 employees
Type Company - Private
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Play-Well TEKnologies (http://www.play-well.org) is an educational enrichment company that introduces children in grades K-8 to concepts in engineering, architecture and physics. We are proud to have received the Great Place to Work designation. Please visit our company review ... Read more
Mission: At Play-Well TEKnologies we strive to:
Build problem-solving skills
Provide an opportunity for creative expression
Foster a greater appreciation of how things work
Encourage the qualities of inquisitiveness, self reliance, and self confidence in children
We do this in the context of fun-filled engineering and architectural projects, activities that both the children and the instructors enjoy!