Employment


POSITION: SUMMER STEAM INSTRUCTOR and/or AFTERSCHOOL STEAM INSTRUCTOR

Geek Forest is looking for instructors for summer camp and afterschool with experience managing and teaching children ages 5-12 with a passion/expertise in STEAM education. We have a curriculum of classes in cartooning, coding, electronics, engineering, game design, hacking, robotics, sound & design, wearables, etc. and are open to your class ideas. Classroom size is around 6-8 during for school year and up to 10 for summer camp (with a shared camp assistant).

LOCATION:
329 Grand Street, Brooklyn NY 11211

HOURS:
2017 Summer (July 10 – September 1)
Mon-Fri: 9-4pm (commitment to whole week a must) hours are 9-12:30pm or 12:30-4pm
AFTERSCHOOL 2017-2018 (September – June)
Mon-Fri, approx. 3pm-6pm (sessions average 90 minutes, 1 to 5 days per week)

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE IN ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Coding: Python, Javascript, Java, Swift, C, C++, C#, Ruby, Arduino Sketches
Programs: Scratch, Tynker, Minecraft Server, Tinkercad, Unity, Processing
Prototyping & Robotics: Arduino, Raspberry pi
Skills: Robotics, Engineering, Electronics, Art in Technology, Prototyping, 3D printing, Stop Motion Animation, Game Design, Lego Engineering & Robotics, Comic Book Illustration, Crafting, Soldering, Designing, Building, Wearables, Inventing, Hacking and Making in general

REQUIREMENTS:

  • College degree required
  • Teacher certification is a plus
  • Experience designing and leading activities in a classroom with groups of children for at least 5 years
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent people and conflict resolution skills
  • Leadership/Mentoring skills
  • Organized & Tidy
  • Enjoys working with children (ages 5-12)
  • Extremely reliable and dependable and self-starter
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Patient
  • Collaborative
  • Flexible
  • Must be able to pass a CPR/First Aid certification
  • Must be able to walk 1.5-2 miles per day (pick up from local schools)

PAY: Negotiable depending on experience.

Send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@thegeekforest.com.
In your cover letter please describe why you think you would be a good fit and describe your previous work experience with children. Include "Steam Instructor" in the subject line.


POSITION: GEEK FOREST MANAGER

Geek Forest is looking for a store manager who loves working with kids. We need someone who is creative, patient and inspiring. Your job will be to ensure that the space is in order, be in direct communication with owners and make sure that the customers have a great experience. You will be responsible in managing pickups from different school locations and making sure communication between Geek Forest and parents are transparent. We need someone with retail experience, extremely organized and driven with an interest in STEAM education. 
 
LOCATION:
TBA

HOURS:
2017-2018 School Year (Sept-June)
5 part-time days each week (25 hours/week). Approx. 2:00-7:00.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • College degree or equivalent experience required
  • Excellent management skills
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Excellent people and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience managing a store
  • Experience in retail
  • Leadership skills
  • Organized & Tidy
  • Extremely reliable and dependable and self-starter
  • Enjoys working with children
  • Patient
  • Collaborative
  • Flexible
  • Must be able to pass a CPR/First Aid certification
  • Must be able to walk 1.5-2 miles per day (pick up from local schools

PAY: Dependent on skills and background. This is an hourly position. 

Send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@thegeekforest.com
In your cover letter please describe why you think you would be a good fit and describe your previous work experience with children. Please include "Manager" in the subject line.