There’s education, there’s entertainment, and then there’s EDUtainment!
We are Bricks 4 Kidz, and we learn, we build and we play with LEGO bricks. At BRICKS 4 KIDZ® we provide extraordinary programs for children to build unique creations and have loads of fun using LEGO® Bricks and Junior Robotics!
Our program teaches kids basic engineering principals and since 2020, we’ve added coding to our portfolio of skill-building enrichment classes. We are recruiting dynamic, motivated and passionate University students, casual teachers, or Out Of School Hours (OOSH) leaders to join our team. Oh – and let me reiterate – we are HIRING IMMEDIATELY!
Our programs serve kids between 3 – 13, but for our after school programs (held in public schools, YMCAs, and other education-based locations) , we are mainly looking for Instructors to lead classes for children in grades 1 – 6 . We also provide community events and private birthday party events.
The job is fun and fulfilling, but requires a very particular person who can balance being fun and imaginative with being responsible and able to manage a classroom of children. Our after school enrichment Instructors facilitate classes during weekdays between the hours of 3:30 – 6:00PM. Community and private events (PTA meetings, School “Kids Night Out” events, birthday parties, etc.) are generally scheduled during evenings and weekends.
We are particularly interested in those who have had previous experience working with school-aged children, those with coding knowledge (Scratch, Python), and those seeking careers in elementary education, but all majors are welcome if you’re creative, like LEGO, and can help us create BrickTASTIC experiences for our young scholars.
Employment will start immediately upon hire (paid training period) and we expect classroom experience to begin the first week of October, so time is of the essence!
Duties and Responsibilities of a Bricks 4 Kidz Instructor:
You will facilitate after school model building class(es) for children aged 3 – 13 that use LEGO® products from Duplos® to Technic Bricks to Robotics. You may also facilitate virtual programs that may utilize Zoom or other videoconferencing software, basic coding, and other youth-centered proprietary platforms.
You do not need to have experience with motorized model building, coding or robotics, as we will train you and supply all necessary materials for the classes.enrichment classes, community events, private classes, private events (birthday parties) and out-of-school-time
As an Instructor, your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
* Becoming familiar with the curriculum guide(s) and tailoring lessons for the age group of the class;
* Managing in-person classes of up to 20 participants and virtual classes of up to 15 participants;
* Managing use of and stewarding specialized LEGO® building sets used in classes
(primarily held in pre-schools, schools and/or recreation centers) are mainly offered between 2 – 7PM for children in PK – 8th grades.
Assignments may be over multiple days and at different locations. Mini-camps combine building classes, challenge games, crafting, and free play periods to create an overall fun experience for in-school campers and Instructors alike!
Strong candidates will:
- Have a cheerful and engaging personality and be able to improvise comfortably;
- Have 2 years of college;
- Have a clear criminal background check (get finger printed or have a clearance letter already;
- Have a working knowledge of Scratch programming language;
- Have at least 2 years of experience with children (Camp counselor, teaching, mentoring, youth programs, etc.);
- Have access to a computer with internet;
- Have consistent access to a dependable vehicle (or your own vehicle) as a means of reliable transportation
- Have ability to lift at 30 – 35 lbs.
Key Skills: LEGO/Building blocks, Children’s educational software, Computer-based training software, Facilitator, Instructing, Internet browser software, Laptop computers, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office software, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Tactile toys, Teaching.