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Summer Program Instructor

White Mountain Science, Inc.

White Mountain Science, Inc. (WMSI - pronounced ‘whimsy’), develops and delivers highly engaging and fun STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs with the goal of teaching creative problem solving to students and teachers.


WMSI is seeking a caring, enthusiastic problem-solver! WMSI develops and delivers hands-on STEAM programs all around New Hampshire. A Part-Time Summer Program Instructor facilitates educational STEAM programs for elementary and middle school students both off-site at school/partner locations, and on-site at WMSI’s classrooms in Littleton. An initial training period will include training in curriculum as well as shadowing and co-teaching relevant programs. This position involves an active role in lesson prep and driving a van to locations within 1.5 hours of base in Littleton to facilitate programs. Additionally, an instructor is involved in coordinating with teachers, and training middle and high school students as assistant instructors. The position also includes office hours spent organizing teaching materials, helping in the evaluation of lessons, and creating documentation for future instructors. There are growth opportunities in this position, including additional hours and responsibilities over time.

 Perks:

  • Schedule Flexibility 

  • In-house opportunities for Professional Development, including: training with 3D printers, LASER cutters, robotics, and much more!

  • Discounted items from Sparkfun.com

  • Collaborative and engaging work environment

Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be motivated and self-directed

  • At least 1-3 years experience working with youth - essential

  • Ability to support and empower students in the creative problem-solving process - essential

  • Ability to set a positive environment within a room - essential

  • Interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math - essential

  • Completion of post-secondary degree or equivalent experience - preferred

  • Prior science, technology, engineering, or math training - a plus

  • Strong communication and organization skills 

  • A flexible team player who is willing to learn from mistakes and adapt

  • Motivated to improve as an instructor and facilitate new material

  • Comfortable driving a van long distances safely

Schedule:

  • Initial training period during the month of June, approximately 5-15 hours per week

  • Part-time position, starting at approx. 15-20 hours per week in July; occasionally 30-35 hours per week in August

  • Most WMSI summer programs take place during the mornings and early afternoons on weekdays

  • Evolution of the role could include involvement in programs during the school year (September and beyond), which are scheduled differently

Physical Exertion Environmental Conditions 
Required to sit for extended periods of time, stand frequently, use fine motor skills to operate equipment, and lift and/or move 40 pounds or less.

Final candidates subject to a criminal background check.

Responsibilities:
  • Facilitation of off-site, on-site, and virtual STEAM-based youth camps & workshops for primarily elementary school students, 2-5 days per week from late June through August

  • Training and mentorship of high school youth instructors 

  • Organization & maintenance of program-related resources & equipment

  • Regular communications with teachers/coordinators at partner schools

  • Assistance in evaluation of all programs

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Mike Carmon at: mcarmon@whitemountainscience.org

WMSI encourages applications from individuals of all gender identities, ethnicities, nationalities, backgrounds and ages.

Salary Range:

$13-$17/hour (Commensurate with experience)

Job Location:

Littleton

Date Added: April 29, 2022

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