Assemble is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering learning and creativity. Assemble envisions diverse neighborhoods of empowered people who create, connect, learn, and transform together. We build confidence through making by uniting communities of artists, technologists, makers, and learners  both in our space at 4824 Penn Ave and beyond.

To Apply

Job Title: Teacher

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Status: Part time

Hourly Rate: $15

Interested applicants should submit a resume, 3 references including your most recent supervisor, copies of required clearances, and a letter of interest to by 11:59 pm, EST January  12, 2018. References will be called. No phone calls, please, just emails.

Teacher Job Responsibilities

Assemble Teachers are responsible for delivering engaging STEAM based programs.  They actively engage to build a culture of making and inquiry. They work with and report back to the Platform Program Manager (PPM)  on Assemble’s current program offerings, to explore new program opportunities, and to help expand organization’s capacity to fulfill its mission and vision.

Reporting Structure:

Assemble Teachers report to and are evaluated by the Platform Program Manager and Director

Job Qualifications

  • Strong desire to learn and share knowledge is required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or equivalent work experience in an out of school or educational setting
  • Effective mediation skills
  • Commitment to anti-oppression work
  • Attentive to culturally relevant pedagogy and restorative justice methods
  • Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Must have current clearances for PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal Record, FBI PA Department of Education Clearance, and Mandated Reporter Certificate
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Must be able to adapt to a flexible work hours and environment with evolving program priorities
  • Competent with Microsoft Office Suite, ChromeBooks, Email, Google Drive, Google Documents
  • Excellent written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills.
  • Significant analytical ability and high degree of attention to detail are necessary as well as an understanding of process-based projects
  • Ability and skills to communicate with a range of people from children, teens, parents, peer Assemble teachers, and school teachers
  • Experience with PPS youth and comfortable working with non-dominant youth.
  • Working knowledge of youth oriented programming language (e.g. scratch, minecraft, etc.), robotics, microcontrollers, rapid prototype methods like laser cutter and 3d printers, in a learning environment is preferred
  • STEAM education enthusiasm and knowledge

Job Duties and Expectations

  • Facilitates the delivery of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) activities and lesson plans during regularly-scheduled program workshops
  • Writes and/or adapts workshop curriculum using existing best practices in STEAM and “Maker” education
  • Facilitates weekly teaching team meeting and ensures ongoing collaboration with teaching team, clearly communicating any needs and issues at hand
  • Coordinates with the PPM regarding use of available materials at Assemble and digitally submits material requests requests any necessary materials in advance of the specified program workshops
  • Fills out and submits weekly workshop debrief form with teaching team to reflect on and improve program
  • Collects and delivers any necessary permission forms and contact information required for program participants and immediately informs the PPM of any changes
  • Records and reports student attendance
  • Ensures that digital evaluation form is administered to individual students at each workshop
  • Attends all mandatory professional development (PD) sessions and weekly all-teacher meetings
  • Maintains a clean environment and performs any necessary set up and cleanup related to the program
  • Works with PPM to coordinate at least one Guest Maker-led workshop per semester
  • Manages classroom behavior while promoting a positive learning environment
  • Remains aware of program  timeline and adheres to established timeline
  • Maintains professional interaction with makers, students, on-site contacts, parents, and other points of contact necessary to conduct program
  • Adapts to unplanned events or unexpected changes quickly and professionally
  • Carry out other duties as needed in order to sustain programs, explore new opportunities, and expand organizational capacity

Equal Employment

Assemble, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Assemble expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Assemble’s employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.