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.

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.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume, 3 references including your most recent supervisor, copies of all required clearances, and a letter of interest to jobs@assemblepgh.org. References will be called. No phone calls, please. Just emails.

Teacher

Job Title: Teacher

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Status: Part-time

Hourly Rate: $15

Teacher Job Responsibilities: Assemble Teachers are responsible for planning and 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.

Job Duties and Expectations:

  • Facilitates the delivery of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) activities and lesson plans during regularly-scheduled program workshops and summer camps
  • Writes and/or adapts workshop curriculum using existing best practices in STEAM and “Maker” education
  • Facilitates teaching team meetings 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 in advance of specified program workshops or summer camps
  • 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 including photo documentation and other qualitative data
  • Attends all mandatory trainings, professional development (PD) sessions, and all-teacher meetings
  • Maintains a clean environment and performs any necessary setup and cleanup related to the program
  • Works with PPM to coordinate at least one Guest Maker-led workshop per semester or summer camp
  • 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

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 and ability to work through conflict
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Commitment to anti-oppression work
  • STEAM education enthusiasm and knowledge
  • Attentive to culturally relevant pedagogy and restorative justice methods
  • Must have valid driver’s license or other form of reliable transportation
  • Must have current clearances for PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal Record, FBI PA Department of Education Clearance, and Mandated Reporter Certificate
  • 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 to communicate with a range of people from children, teens, parents, peer Assemble Teachers, and school teachers
  • Background and comfort working with youth of diverse identities and experiences
  • 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

Teaching Apprentice (TA)

Job Title: Teaching Apprentice (TA)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Status: Part-time

Hourly Rate: $10

Teaching Apprentice (TA) Job Responsibilities: Assemble Teaching Apprentices are responsible for the successful delivery of the program, assisting with planning and facilitating engaging STEAM-based programs.  They work with Assemble Teachers as a teaching team to actively engage students and support a culture of making and inquiry. They work with and report back to the Platform Program Manager (PPM) on Assemble’s current program offering, and to support building organization’s capacity to fulfill its mission and vision. This is a great role for one who is interested in teaching with Assemble but does not have experience in curriculum writing. Teaching Apprentice roles often lead to Assemble Teaching roles with proven track records of success..

Job Duties and Expectations:

  • Assists Teacher with the delivery of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) activities and lesson plans during regularly-scheduled program workshops and summer camps
  • Consults with Teacher about workshop curriculum and existing best practices in STEAM and “Maker” education
  • Participates in teaching team meetings and collaborates with teaching team, clearly communicating any needs and issues at hand
  • Assists Teacher with the preparation of materials in advance of a scheduled program workshop or summer camp
  • Fills out and submits weekly workshop debrief form with teaching team to reflect on and improve program
  • Works with Teacher to collect of any necessary permission forms and contact information required for program participants and immediately informs the Teacher and PPM of any changes
  • Recording and reporting student attendance as needed
  • Ensures that digital evaluation form is administered to individual students at each workshop including photo documentation and other qualitative data
  • Attends all mandatory trainings, professional development (PD) sessions, and all-teacher meetings
  • Maintains a clean environment and performs any necessary setup and cleanup related to the program
  • Assists in managing 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
  • Carries out other duties as needed in order to support programs, explore new opportunities, and expand organizational capacity

Reporting Structure:

Assemble Teaching Apprentices (TAs) 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 and ability to work through conflict
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to anti-oppression work
  • STEAM education enthusiasm and knowledge
  • Attentive to culturally relevant pedagogy and restorative justice methods
  • Must have valid driver’s license or other form of reliable transportation
  • Must have current clearances for PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal Record, FBI PA Department of Education Clearance, and Mandated Reporter Certificate
  • 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
  • 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
  • Background and comfort working with youth/adults of diverse identities and experiences
  • 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