Circuit Lab (www.circuit-lab.com) currently has an open position for a 2020 summer instructor to teach electronics and computer programming classes for K-8 students. The summer programs are located generally in the area of Springfield MA and Hartford, CT. You will travel to class sites in each town to run one-week-long programs throughout the summer (please note that we are still awaiting guidance on COVID-19 prevention and may have to adjust class sizes or offer some programs online).
The start date for this position is June 15, 2020. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.
Summer work at Circuit Lab is full time (35-40 hours per week) on weekdays, leading electronics programs for elementary and middle schoolers. We also have paid training time to help you get familiar with the curriculum and teaching style before leading a class.
Our ideal candidate is an excellent and enthusiastic teacher who enjoys working with elementary-school age students, and has classroom management experience from at least 6 months leading classrooms and/or summer camp programs. The ideal candidate is also enthusiastic about technology, and has some experience experimenting with DIY electronics or robotics.
To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter outlining your teaching and/or electronics experience, including age groups and class sizes that you have worked with. Let us know what excites you about working with kids and teaching them about technology!
- Available to work full time, June to August.
- 6 months prior experience teaching K-12 students, comfortable leading groups up to 20 students (assistant instructors will join you for groups of 10+ students).
- Bachelor's degree or working towards degree in education, computer science, engineering, or related.
- Reliable transportation (by car): able to commute daily to class sites and transport class materials.
- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
- Located in one of the advertised work areas.
- Must pass state-mandated background check as a condition of employment.