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Makerspace/Technology/Creative Instructor - TechAhoy Inc.
Published
August 2, 2019
Location
Ridgewood Queens, NY
Job Type

Description

About

TechAhoy Inc. is a non-profit community space on the Queens/Brooklyn border where children and adults of all backgrounds and experience levels can learn about computer programming, robotics, art, and technology in a creative, collaborative, and inclusive setting. We embrace the DIY philosophy and encourage community members to create, tinker, and explore. We are looking for passionate and creative individuals to join our organization.

Description

We are seeking a creative, self-driven team member who will lend their expertise, develop hands-on lesson plans, and guide students in grades 3rd - 8th during after-school programs, clubs, day camps, and special event workshops. The Makerspace Instructor will help develop curriculum for the 2019-2020 school year focusing on coding, robotics, game design, and 3D printing.

Responsibilities

  • Generate new program ideas and develop lesson plans for after-school programs and clubs
  • Provides hands-on support while educating, empowering, and encouraging students in all activities
  • Produce internal content to demonstrate makerspace potential and foster an environment of possibilities
  • Maintain a clean and safe learning environment

Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to assist students and adults
  • Experience in classroom management (Regularly licensed DOE teacher preferred)
  • Familiarity with any of the following:
  • Minecraft Java/Bedrock, Scratch, MakeCode
  • LEGO Mindstorms EV3, WeDo and Spike prime robotics systems
  • Autodesk Fusion 360 (or other CAD software such as SketchUp, TinkerCAD, etc.)
  • MaKey MaKey, littleBits, Snap Circuits
  • Prusa i3 MK3/S (or other 3D printers such as MakerBot, LulzBot, Creality3D, etc.)
  • Game design: analog & video games
  • Arduino, Feather, Flora, CircuitPlaygroundExpress, and Raspberry Pi
  • Building, crafting, hacking, and a strong curiosity and desire to create
  • Experience in macOS, iOS, Windows, Linux-like OS
  • Undergo a background check, in accordance with local law/regulations
  • A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience) in a science, technology, engineering, arts, or math field and classroom experience is preferred
  • English language proficiency required (bilingual preferred)

Salary: $25.00 to $30.00 /hour

Experience:

  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)
  • teaching: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Language:

  • English, Spanish, Polish (Preferred)

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends required
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