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. They also are expected to work collaboratively with all staff as needed.  Being a teacher is a representation Assemble

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
  • Attends weekly teaching team meeting and collaborates with teaching team, clearly communicating any needs and issues at hand
  • Coordinates with the Place Operations Manager (POM) regarding use of available materials at Assemble and digitally submits material requests requests any necessary materials in advance of the specified program workshops
  • Reflects on program to submit weekly 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 POM of any changes as well as records and reports student attendance in spreadsheets provided
  • Ensures that evaluation forms are administered  and collect information for individual students in our programs
  • 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 programs at Assemble or off-site
  • Works with admin staff  to coordinate at least one Guest Maker-led workshop per semester
  • Manages classroom behavior utilizing restorative justice practices 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 is evaluated by the Platform Program Manager and Director

Job Qualifications:

  • Strong desire to learn and share knowledge is required
  • Required valid driver’s license and reliable transportation such as their own vehicle
  • 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 and attentive to culturally relevant pedagogy and restorative justice methods
  • 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, Email, Google Drive, Google Documents
  • Excellent written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills and able to communicate with a range of people from Youth, Parents, peer Assemble Teachers, and School Teachers
  • 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 and STEAM education enthusiasm and knowledge

Teaching Apprentice (TA)

Job Title: Teaching Apprentice (TA)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Status: Part-time

Hourly Rate: $10

Teaching Apprentice Job Responsibilities: Assemble Teaching Apprentices are responsible for developing the skills to deliver 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. They also are expected to work collaboratively with all staff as needed.  Being a teaching apprentice is a representation Assemble. Teaching Apprentices is a role for those interested in learning the skills and experience to be an Assemble Teacher.

Job Duties and Expectations:

  • Aids in the delivery of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) activities and lesson plans during regularly-scheduled program workshops as to one day facilitate it.
  • Learn and practice writing curriculum using existing best practices in STEAM and Maker education
  • Attends weekly teaching team meeting and collaborates with teaching team, clearly communicating any needs and issues at hand
  • Reflects on program to submit weekly debrief form with teaching team to reflect on and improve program
  • 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 programs at Assemble or off-site
  • Manages classroom behavior utilizing restorative justice practices while promoting a positive learning environment
  • 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 is evaluated by the Platform Program Manager and Director

Job Qualifications:

  • Strong desire to learn and share knowledge is required
  • Required valid driver’s license and reliable transportation such as their own vehicle
  • 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 and attentive to culturally relevant pedagogy and restorative justice methods
  • 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, Email, Google Drive, Google Documents
  • Excellent written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills and able to communicate with a range of people from Youth, Parents, peer Assemble Teachers, and School Teachers
  • 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 and STEAM education enthusiasm and knowledge