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Creative Technology Teaching Resident

 

There is an immediate opening for a Creative Technology Teaching Resident to join the team of the David E. Glover Emerging Technology Center. This position is part-time and temporary with opportunity to extend. Find more information about this position below:

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ABOUT THE POSITION

Location: 6948 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605 

Time Commitment: 16-25 hours per week. 

Duration: 4 months (September - December 2019) with opportunity to extend. 

Compensation: Details will be discussed during the interview.

Reports to: Director

Description: As the Creative Technology Teaching Resident, you will develop and teach engaging, emerging tech and STEM curriculum of your choosing to youth ages 12-18 during our afternoon classes. Our classes are typically 12:1 student to teacher ratio. Additionally, there is an opportunity to develop and create your own creative tech project outside of your teaching time. We are looking for candidates who are interested in exploring at the intersections of emerging tech and social justice.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop class materials and instruct afternoon youth classes. 

  • Create engaging lesson plans that are age-appropriate and can accommodate diverse learners.

  • Provide appropriate resources and learning materials for students.

  • Ensure that equipment and software is functioning properly and notify Tech Support of any issues or damages to equipment. 

  • Ensure that equipment is accounted for in the beginning and at the end of each class. 

  • Work with Director to create outcomes and evaluation to assess student progress and program quality. 

  • Understand and implement age-appropriate classroom management.

  • Track student attendance using Center’s enrollment system. 

Requirements

Must be comfortable using both Windows and Mac OS. Must be proficient and confident teaching at least 3 of the following software and/or hardware: 

  • Unity3d (to develop video games, augmented reality, virtual reality, or digital mapping)

  • Arduino and physical computing

  • P5.js

  • Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects prefered)

  • 360 Video

  • Fashion Technology or Soft-Circuitry

  • Laser Cutting

  • 3D Printing

  • Python

  • HTML/CSS/Javascript for website development 

Preferred Skills/Knowledge

  • 1-2 years teaching experience. 

  • Experience working with middle and high school students (ages 12-18).  

  • Restorative classroom management skills. 

  • Experience working in under-resourced communities. 

  • Passionate about using technology and design to tell diverse stories and/or better serve communities in need. 

  • Passionate about bringing cutting-edge technology tools and training to low-income communities.

  • Reliable, resourceful, empathetic, communicative and open to feedback

  • Able to adapt to a fast paced and growing, startup-like environment

POSITION BENEFITS

  • Be instrumental in closing the access-gap between low-income communities and the tech industry.  

  • Working with a diverse team of creatives, innovators, and community advocates led by people of color.   

  • Access to the Center's equipment, software, and makers lab to develop personal work. 

  • A voice in shaping the future of the organization. 

  • Access to the David E. Glover Center’s network and opportunities to develop professional relationships with creators and tech industry professionals. 

  • Access to community and students as users to prototype and test personal projects. 

  • Public recognition on social media and website that you are an official David E. Glover Center Resident. 

Application Instructions: APPLY HERE

Application Deadline: August 15th, 2019. We strongly encourage you to apply before the deadline, as applications will be processed as they are submitted.

The David E. Glover Emerging Technology Center is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants. People with disabilities, people of color, indigenous people, elders, LGBTQ candidates and East Bay/East Oakland natives are strongly encouraged to apply.