Dynamic and Enthusiastic Instructors Needed to Teach STEM After School Classes (Lexington, Newton, and other Massachusetts Locations)
Do you have a passion for STEM education? As an Instructor with Empow Studios, you will inspire and teach youth to create projects using today’s latest computer technologies. In each session, you will educate students in coding, video game design, robotics, 3D design, stop-motion/digital animation, or other technological adventures!
We are hiring instructors for our 2021-2022 school-year programs that happen in Lexington, Newton and other Massachusetts locations.
What You Will Do
During each session, you will utilize your passion for youth and knowledge of STEM to mentor students who will create amazing digital projects.
Our programs typically run after school Monday – Friday from 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM and Saturdays from 10 AM – 4 PM.
These are part-time hourly positions.
- $15-$21/hr depending on the seniority of role assigned
- All roles include extensive training
- Mentoring students to help them grow their technical prowess and creativity
- Guiding students through several iterations of project creation in coding/programming, video game design, robotics, 3D design, stop-motion/digital animation, and other technological adventures
- Engaging students with games and other fun bonding activities during breaks
- Creating a safe and positive learning environment for all
- Fostering a growth mindset in every child
- Supporting the success of our collaborative team under the leadership of your Program Manager
- At least 4 weeks experience as an instructor in a camp, school, or after-school program with elementary or middle school students
- 16 years of age or older required, high school graduates preferred
- Have reliable transportation to get to the location
Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate
- One or more years of work experience teaching or mentoring groups of youth in elementary or middle school programs
- Demonstrated ability to positively impact youth and address the varied needs of students
- Experience in one or more subject matter areas: 3D design, stop motion and digital animation, robotics, coding languages (Java, Python and/or Scratch), Minecraft (redstone, command blocks, pixel art)
- Eager to learn new technologies and teaching techniques
- Customer support experience and a positive “I care” attitude, including the ability to maintain enthusiasm in the face of challenges
- Engaging communication skills, including the ability to hold students’ attention while discussing subject matter, and willingness to engage parents/guardians as partners in the camp experience
- Comfortable speaking with parents and updating them about their child’s performance
- Demonstrated ability to be a flexible team player
- Strong commitment to Empow Studios’ mission
About Empow Studios
At Empow Studios, we educate children ages 7-15 in coding, engineering, and digital arts with a focus on fun, discovery, and building a life-long passion in STEM. We have won more awards for excellence, and offer more programs, in more locations, than any other STEM education provider in Massachusetts. Every year we provide:
- STEM summer camps at 20 locations across Massachusetts
- School-year STEM programs for students after school, on weekends, and during school breaks both directly and through partnerships, in more than 50 locations in Massachusetts
- Support to schools and educational institutions via teacher training, our online learning platform and STEM curriculum, and field trips to our centers
- More recently, we have leveraged our deep investment in our proprietary online learning platform and STEM curriculum, TalentBox, to provide live online versions of our programs.
Now that you’ve imagined the possibilities, we’d love to receive your RESUMÉ AND COVER LETTER introducing your amazing self! Please email both to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Empow Studios is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity of all kinds and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this exciting new opportunity. Empow Studios is an E-verify Employer.