Would you like to spend a summer inspiring and motivating children and youth to become avid makers?
If you are at least 18 years old, and have some experience with Maker Education and are interested in building your maker resume, learning new skills, and becoming part of a national network of makers, apply now! Our ideal candidates have a passion for educating youth; an interest in facilitating student centered learning by making things; and enjoys collaborating with people of all ages and backgrounds. We need someone with excellent leadership and communication skills; the ability to mentor others; and the ability to interact effectively with children, adults, parents, teachers, and co-workers required.
Our Makers must be comfortable presenting in front of large and small audiences, including one-on-one interactions. Leading Maker Camps is a strenuous job both mentally and physically.
We are looking for two Maker Corps Members that will serve as camp leaders, mentors and role models in our Maker Camps. Maker Corps Members will be on staff at Recreate for the summer of 2016 to engage youth and families in creative projects that develop problem-solving skills, while gaining experience serving as community leaders.
Applicants must live, or be willing to relocate to the Roseville region and be at least 18 years old. Note that the Maker Corps program will not cover moving and/or housing expenses.
Maker Corps employees will work approximately 30 hours per week for 9-10 weeks. Position wage will be up to $11 to $12 per hour. Must have a flexible schedule, to participate in projects in the community.
IDEAL CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:
- interest in creativity, DIY art and science projects, and making things
- excellent leadership, communication, and presentation skills
- the ability to engage effectively with children, adults, and ReCreate staff
- passion for educating
- awareness and sensitivity in interacting with diverse populations
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- participate in a online on-boarding orientations in the spring and follow-up summer sessions. Online training / follow-up is not paid.
- engage in an online community and small group meetings to foster creativity and camaraderie among fellow makers
- assist ReCreate in the creation of new maker experiences
- lead interactive making explorations for youth and families
- contribute towards a shared Maker Portfolio including: photos, blog entries, written reflections, and project write-ups
- participate fully in evaluation efforts to collect data about the summer program
- represent the Maker Education Initiative and ReCreate in a positive manner via attitude, communications and enthusiasm
- perform other duties as assigned