Coaching Assistant Role:
FutureMakers has immediate openings for Coaching Assistants who support Lead Coaches in our makerspace workshops in greater DC, including Washington, Montgomery County, Fairfax, Arlington and Prince Georges County. Coaching assistants work alongside lead coaches in support of maker education workshops that focus on construction, invention, materials, tools, and creative technologies. We are seeking individuals with youth development experience - as a counselor, program assistant, or youth leader - and an interest in building, inventing or exploring creativity, STEM and STEAM.
FutureMakers develops new types of out-of-school-time learning experiences for young makers between the ages of 6 and 15. FutureMakers has opportunities for exceptional coaches - makers who teach, and teachers who make. You are educators, creators, designers, tinkerers, technologists, artists – who invent awesome learning experiences for young makers. FutureMakers bridges the applied learning gap in elementary and middle schools and community programs in greater DC and Baltimore. We believe kids make things better.
1st - 8th grades, in- or out-of-school time settings.
Minimum 5, maximum 20.
You will support a Maker Educator who has developed the workshop you're assigned to. You'll both report to our DC Team Leader.
We develop programs that take place in community centers, libraries, schools and community sites in Washington, DC, Montgomery County, MD and Northern Virginia. The majority of our programs take place in the after-school hours of 3:00 - 7:00 PM, but some take place outside of those hours, or on weekend days. Schedules are planned and discussed in advance, and are fixed.
Part-time; 5 to 20 hours per week.
We offer a generous total compensation package, including paid travel, prep and training. Support Coaches start at $15 per hour, and highly qualified candidates progress to Lead Coach positions, earning $40+ per hour.
Reliable personal transportation - the majority of sites we serve are not accessible by public transportation.
Afternoon availability, on school days and some weekends (all scheduling is agreed in advance).
1+ years of in-classroom or community instructional / coaching experience, education students encouraged to apply.
Website: The FutureMakers!