Role: Tech Focused After-School Class Instructor

Job Summary

Are you passionate about all things STEM, and want to share your TECH skills with the next generation of innovators? Do you want to mentor the future super cool programmers, game designers, and leaders? SparkMyThought is looking for people like you!

SparkMyThought is a STEM focused organization that specializes in providing enrichment programs in cutting edge technology areas like Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Virtual Reality and Coding. We are proud to have on our team, industry experts who have helped us develop Tech Adventures – an after school program with very compelling, hands-on curriculum that provides a progression path for students from upper elementary grades through middle and high school. Over the past 2 years, hundreds of our students across various schools in the Bay Area have experienced the joy of creating something fun and exciting.

SparkMyThought is hiring instructors to lead after-school classes for students ages 7-17 in a fun, dynamic learning environment of after-school class. Each week, you will lead a one-hour class in a subject like Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Programming, Game Development, or Virtual Reality. For all our courses, we provide the curriculum and lesson plans – you bring your knowledge of tech and passion for teaching.

Responsibilities and Duties

You’ll do more than instruct. You will be a role model. You’ll demonstrate that fun, learning, and collaboration work hand-in-hand. You will help students make their vision for their projects come to life. Through awesome activities, guidance and mentorsip, you will instill confidence in your students. And, you will help parents see how truly talented and knowledgeable their students are. In addition, you will get exposure to cutting-edge technology, mentor young students, ignite their passion for Tech and build the next generation of American innovators and leaders in their fields. You would be truly changing lives through Tech!

This position is for after-school classes that are usually held outside of typical school hours. As such, we require instructors to be available between 2pm-6pm on weekdays. Availability for occasional weekend hours is a plus!

Qualifications and Skills

A SparkMyThought After-School Class Instructor:

  • Is passionate about teaching technology to kids and teens.
  • Has strong communication skills, specially with kids.
  • Has a positive attitude and a sense of humor.
  • Is comfortable leading a class of 12-15 students on their own.
  • Will be at least 18 years old before their first day of work.

Highly desirable skills include proficiency in one or more of the following areas:

  • Programming in Java, Python, or C++.
  • Robotics building and programming.
  • Virtual Reality Platforms
  • Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning

Additional preferred qualities:

  • Teaching or tutoring experience.

Ideal candidates have completed 1+ years of college in a related field of study.
Interviews are happening now.

Email us your resume today at careers@sparkmythought.com

Experience: Tech background via classes or projects or Internships: 1 year
Education: High school or equivalent (Required)
Location: Various cities in the South Bay Area, CA.
Language: English (Required)