Location: Seattle, Washington
Salary: $7,850 - $8,000
The stipend range for this position is $7,850 - $8,000
4 Year Degree
Summer at Lakeside is currently recruiting for a Makerspace for our Investigative Learning Camp, an academic summer camp designed for students entering grades 3-8 . The Investigative Learning Camp (ILC) offers students the opportunity to take classes covering STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) -based topics. All courses encourage creative play and hands-on learning; courses are project-based and do not assume students have any previous knowledge of the subject matter. No homework is assigned. The makerspace teacher will teach elementary-aged (Gr.3-4) students in the morning (8:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.) and middle school students in the afternoons (12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.). Each week of camp will have a different focus (moving machines, flying machines, sound structures, etc.). This class will be taught out of our makerspace classroom, which is equipped with a variety of tools, including a 3D printer and laser cutter. Classes run July 10 – August 4. There will be a mandatory orientation meeting on Thursday, July 6. Visit our Investigative Learning Camp Jr. webpage and Investigative Learning Camp webpage to read more about these camps, including descriptions of the courses and activities offered for summer 2023.
- Create an inclusive and culturally responsive curriculum that encourages creativity, collaboration, risk-taking, and critical thinking
- Create organized and engaging lesson plans for each day
- Order and organize supplies necessary
- Supervise and instruct a diverse group of students that have different educational backgrounds and experiences
- Supervise the assigned counselor, who serves as a classroom teaching assistant
- Provide individual support and adapt different teaching strategies for students needing additional instruction
Requirements and Qualifications:
- Demonstrated cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions. The candidate will understand different perspectives; interact respectfully with cultures other than their own; and cultivate meaningful relationships with people that have different cultural frameworks.
- Prior experience working with a diverse student population and demonstrated equity and inclusion mindset. Candidates should be aware of their own identity and biases; candidate actively works to create an inclusive classroom environment.
- A bachelor’s degree
- Teaching, tutoring, or coaching experience with a diverse group of elementary or middle-school students
- Experience teaching, tutoring, or coaching students in engineering, makerspace, robotics, or a related field
- Experience with inclusive and multicultural curriculum development
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Positive and collaborative attitude
- Candidates must satisfactorily complete two criminal background checks.
- Candidates must provide proof of vaccination and booster to human resources. Candidates requesting a medical and/or religious exemption should reach out to Human Resources.
- First Aid and CPR certification obtained before July 10, 2023
Compensation and Benefits The stipend range for this position is $7,850 - $8,000. Lunch is included. The course may only run if enough students register. Enrollment will remain open until June 1. If the number of students enrolled is too small to run by June 1, or if the course is canceled for any reason, the stipend will not be paid.
Application Process Interested candidates should visit Lakeside School’s careers website to apply online. The application process will remain open until a qualified candidate has accepted an offer. Applicants being considered will be interviewed. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom. For additional questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Kat Yorks, Director of Summer School Programs, by e-mail, email@example.com, or by phone, 206-440-2701. PLEASE DO NOT SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS TO KAT YORKS’S E-MAIL. Application materials need to be submitted online.
Equity in hiring: According to various studies, women and people of color are more likely to not apply for a job if they see themselves as not meeting every requirement of the posting, which means employers miss meeting potentially ideal candidates. Lakeside School is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where employees from diverse cultures are affirmed and equipped to lead an inclusive learning environment for our students. Please apply even if you don’t meet every single requirement.
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About Lakeside School
The School’s Mission and shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.