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Job Opening: Instructor & Teaching Assistants for BlueStamp Engineering

About The Program:
BlueStamp Engineering is a summer program in New York, NY, Houston, TX, and San Francisco, CA where high school students individually build engineering projects. Students select and build a project of interest (e.g. solar powered electronics, robots, GPS devices, mini wind turbines, etc.)with a motto of "learning by doing". Students go through the entire process of making the devices and support their work with full documentation. Projects have a wide degree of difficulty, from electronics kits customized designs. Please visit our 'Meet The Students' page  to see what previous students have built.  For detailed information about the 2013 program, please visit our 'Info' page.

BlueStamp is looking for independent, motivated, kind, and technical people to join our 2013 staff.  We will hire one 'Lead Instructor' and two 'Teaching Assistants' in San Francisco for part-time summer work. Strong performers may be offered the opportunity to take on a more prominent role as the program expands.

Position Responsibilities:
-All staff will assist students in creating their projects.  This will include teaching engineering techniques and concepts, tools and safety, technical documentation, and troubleshooting methods. Instructors/TA's will guide students to ideas, approaches, and sources of solutions without "just doing it for them".
-The Instructor will be responsible for guiding class everyday, ensuring students meet project requirements on time, and supervising the TAs. The instructor will also engage students a month before the program begins, spending 2-8 hours per week over phone/email to help students select a project and order the required parts.
-TAs will supplement the instructor's experience in guiding students as all 3 staff members will come from different engineering disciplines.
-Where qualified, staff will give lectures and lead discussions regarding topics of student interest (e.g. Alternative Energy, Electronics, Automotives, Entrepreneurship, World Challenges, etc.)

Candidate Requirements:
-Education and practical experience in one or more of the following three areas: (1) Electronics Hardware, (2) Firmware/Software, (3) Mechanical Design and Drafting.
-Extensive experience with building, designing, and troubleshooting devices or prototypes for school, work, or as a hobby. Applicants should be able to showcase and discuss, in depth, any of their projects.
-Skilled in troubleshooting problems and using the engineering tools of their discipline.
-Experience teaching/leading students (e.g. instructor roles, youth camps, tutoring, mentoring, etc.).
-Ability to think and act quickly on a project to identify solutions that can meet goals on a rigid, aggressive schedule.
-Desire to share the excitement of designing and engineering with high school students, while motivating students through the challenging and frustrating stages of prototype construction.
-Excellent communication skills, unfettered honesty and integrity, and the ability to work with minimal supervision is a must.
-Be the type of person that can "Get Things Done"

Program Logistics:
-Class meets Monday-Friday for 6 weeks for 4 hours per day starting in San Francisco on 6/10, Houston on 6/17, and New York on 6/24 (excluding 4th of July).
-TAs will be paid $13 - $16 per hour, Instructors will be paid a stipend of $4,000-$5,000.  All staff are paid as a contractor and are eligible for a significant performance-based bonus.
-Each class will be made of 10-12 motivated students who have passed a rigorous application process.
-All staff must pass a background check.

To Apply:
Submit a resume to our 'Contact Us' page.

kelseymh1 year ago
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dyoung41 (author)  kelseymh1 year ago
Thanks! Fixed,