FutureMakers is seeking Lead Coaches - youth development experts with experience as a designers, tinkerers, artists, technologists, or makers. FutureMakers coaches use their passions and expertise to design and build original workshops for diverse and varying communities, facilitating innovative, safe and active maker spaces for young people.
We partner with organizations and schools throughout DC, MD and NoVA to provide immersive K - 8 learning labs where young makers play, experiment, and innovate with real tools and technologies, in material-rich environments. Our in- and out-of-school-time learning experiences foster essential design thinking connections between young makers and and visiting experts, inspiring young people to see themselves as innovators, ready to reimagine and design the world around them.
We encourage our coaches to follow their passions in and out of the classroom environment, using their own interests and skills to connect with young people. We’re seeking makers and youth development specialists who consider themselves experts in technologies, fabrication traditions, STEAM and maker education, and are ready to grow unique learning experiences that will change how a young person sees themselves in the world! We believe kids make things better.
K - 8th grades, in- or out-of-school time settings.
Minimum 10, maximum 20.
You'll lead the creation of unique workshop plans based on a theme, which develop and evolve throughout the workshop duration. Although many of our partner sites are facilitated by single coaches, FutureMakers coaches often work with a Support Coach at sites with larger teams of young makers, or have specifically requested multiple experts on site. Together, you will plan, instruct, and assess your project's progress. On site, you report to our partner site manager.
We develop programs that take place in community centers, libraries, schools and community sites. The majority of our programs take place in the after-school hours of 2:30 - 6:00 PM, but some take place during school days, or on weekend days. Schedules are set by your availability, in advance, and are fixed. Highly eligible coaches will have the opportunity to teach in our immersion labs, an in-school program that pairs maker educators with public school teachers.
Part-time; up to 5 to 15 Program Hours per week, depending on experience
Coaches earn $40 to $50 per Program Hour, based on experience, with opportunities to grow within the role. The Program Hour Rate is compensation for all planning, preparation, and management required to successfully run your program and also your attendance at meetings. Program Hours are defined as as any time spent in direct instruction for a program. We offer flexible schedules, and all team members choose coaching opportunities that fit their schedule and areas of expertise. We pay for all training and ongoing professional development. We offer paid travel for locations more than 30 miles from your home region.
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