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 currently have need for a part-time Instructor to lead our after-school programs and school break camps in the Eugene / Springfield area. Great part-time job for college students! This position has the opportunity to grow into more hours in the future as our offerings in the area grow, as well as leading full-day camps during 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!
This is a part-time hourly position, 15 - 20 hours/week (more during summer). Play-Well pays a minimum of 3 hours per daily class session. Paid drive time over 1 hour round trip/day. Pay rate is $14.50/hour during training, $16.50/hour full rate.
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 to apply!
-An inquisitive, fun-loving personality. We like people who are curious about how things work and are willing to "nerd out" with kids.
**This organization is not affiliated with the LEGO® GROUP.**
-Flexible schedule: availability during weekday afternoons and some weekends during school year (including school holidays), availability full weekdays during summer months.
-Experience and passion for teaching students ages 5-11 in a classroom or summer camp setting.
-STEAM related coursework, interest and/or experience a plus!
-Creative and energetic; Excellent communications skills; Able to work independently.
-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.
Please visit our website to learn more and submit our fun online application!