Tech Curriculum Developer, Tech

Overview

Position Overview

Are you a science, tech, engineering, or digital arts buff with a passion for teaching and program development? We’re hiring a team of talented and knowledgeable part-time Curriculum Developers to lead the creation and revision process for classes within Galileo’s Summer Camps @ The Tech program. These subject-matter specialists will manage all curriculum development for one or more classes in this one-of-a-kind program—forming the class vision, researching and managing materials and inventory, and creating and testing design-challenge activities aligned with Galileo’s mission. This is a rare opportunity to work with our stellar curriculum team, contributing to our White House-recognized programming in a remote capacity.

 

We value divergent thinkers who bring various experiences and viewpoints to the table at Galileo. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups and people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

 

About Galileo

We have a totally audacious mission. We think the world needs innovators. We also think kids who learn to explore and fail without fear—the essence of innovation—are happier, more creative and more confident when faced with life’s challenges. They don’t always get this incredible boost in other settings, but thousands of them have been getting it at Galileo since 2002. It takes a village to bring these fresh, inspiring, ever-evolving camp programs to over 20,000 campers every summer, and our headquarters team is up to the challenge. We believe that WE are Galileo. United by a shared dedication to our mission to create a world of fearless innovators, we encourage innovation in everything we do, whether writing cutting-edge curriculum, staffing exceptional summer teams, purchasing and packing supplies, spreading the word about our camps or delivering top-notch customer service. Click here to learn more about our mission from our CEO & Founder, Glen Tripp.

 

 

Core Qualities, Abilities and Motivation

  • Commitment to innovation education and to Galileo’s mission to develop innovators who envision and create a better world
  • Avid maker, coder, hacker, designer—has finger on pulse of cutting edge of science, technology, engineering or digital arts and can translate this knowledge into cool, accessible educational projects for children and tweens
  • Deep subject matter expertise in science, technology, engineering or digital arts education
  • Confidence contributing to a creative vision, and ability to effectively work with others to realize that vision
  • Comfortable designing original, project-based design challenges that foster open-ended creative thinking
  • Naturally curious, with a passion for generating a sense of wonder in others (especially in children)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; fast and prolific writer
  • Proven ability to think big and still sweat the small stuff; detail-oriented and organized
  • Flexibility to meet changing needs and demands
  • Motivation and initiative whether working independently or collaboratively; ability to solicit and implement feedback
  • Punctual and reliable

 

Required Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience teaching children in an informal or formal K-8 educational setting
  • Experience developing original curriculum preferred
  • Experience with design thinking and/or project-based learning a plus
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite and Google Docs
  • Experience writing on a schedule with regular deadlines
  • Galileo summer staff experience preferred

 

Experience with 2-4 of the Following Subjects or Programs:

 

Technology

  • Construct 2

Art & Design

  • Autodesk Maya
  • Unity
  • iMovie

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as Summer Camps @ The Tech’s education thought leader
    • Refine the vision for classes at Summer Camps @ The Tech to fulfill our mission
    • Utilize best practices to support the Galileo Innovation Approach in the curriculum
  • Develop highly engaging curriculum for Summer Camps @ The Tech, including but not limited to: 
    • Performing deep research on content, materials and software
    • Developing original projects and activities
    • Writing units in our curriculum template
    • Work effectively and collaboratively with Program Director to develop integrated curriculum
  • Create supply lists to accompany curriculum
  • Serve as an effective and collaborative member of the Summer Camps @ The Tech team
  • Support other curriculum activities and initiatives

 

Schedule & Time Commitment

  • 5-10 hours per week depending on projects; opportunities for additional hours based on availability and expertise
  • Projects may range from 4-8 weeks

 

Classification & Compensation

  • $15.00/hour
  • Temporary Employee (non-benefited)

 

Supervision Given/Received

  • General supervision provided by Danielle Casimiro, Program Director, Summer Camps @ The Tech

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Some lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs.
  • Typing, writing, reading
  • Seeing, hearing and speaking
  • Frequent sitting
  • Standing, walking, kneeling

 

Work Locations
One 8-hour, on-location training session, with other components of this position performed remotely.  


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