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BECOME A MAKER FELLOW

SHARE your passion.
APPLY your skills in your chosen career.
TRANSFORM kid’s lives.

You’re a hands-on maker, educator, or parent. Or maybe you’re a rising engineer, programmer, designer, or artist. And you have a passion for sharing your skills and experience with kids through making. Join us!

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Read more about our available positions here and follow the links to apply and/or submit your resume. All positions are in NYC unless otherwise specified. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Maker Fellow Instructor
  • Maker Fellow Internship
  • Marketing/Business Development Internship

         STC Fellows please connect with us here!

“I became a Maker Fellow so that I could help kids follow their dreams. I had a couple of mentors in middle school that showed me that my interests connected to my passions that connected to my purpose in life. Now I’m thriving in college and I want to give back to the next generation. Helping kids get into that maker state–I love it!”

~ Andy Lawson, Maker Fellow-State University of New York-New Paltz

Maker Fellow Instructor

STEM Instructor in NYC

We are hiring STEM instructors and interns for ages 5-14 this semester and for this summer. Do you have experience with kids, high English language fluency, and interests/expertise in tech-arts? Then join our team of Maker Fellows who are inspiring the next generation of innovators afterschool and/or in summer camp. Through hands-on “Challenge” projects, we teach Scratch video game design, Minecraft, TinkerCAD and other kid-tech-arts.

We are currently looking for candidates for the following positions.

Afterschool STEM Instructor: Be an instructor one or more afternoons a week this semester or next, Mon-Fri, 2:30pm-4:30pm approx. (sessions average 90 minutes, 1 to 5 days per week equalling 2-20+ hours per week). Pay for lead instructors averages $45/session. Pay for assistant instructors averages $25/session.

STEM Summer Camp Instructor: Be a full time camp instructor during our 10 week July-August STEM Summer Camp in NYC. Weekly pay averages range from $400-$500 (for assistant instructors) and $500-$800/week (for lead instructors or site directors).

Complete this 10 minute Maker Fellowship application here.

What you need to know

Our Maker Fellows are part-time after-school instructors or full time STEM Summer Camp instructors. The Maker Fellow is the primary instructor for young engineers ages 5-14. Fellows have four primary responsibilities:

Provide a safe and educative learning space for the engineers, students.

Guide kids through MakerState’s “Challenge” project curriculum and independently manage the makerspace program in their assigned school/camp.

Create new Challenge project (12 per semester) in a tech-arts field in which they are passionate/skilled.

Act as ambassadors in their community, representing the Maker Fellowship and help find new Fellows.

Fellows are independent contractors and are responsible for running their program at their school/camp site. The Fellowship commitment is usually for one semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer) but Fellows are encouraged to serve longer terms if they wish, and many do. Fellows are usually undergrads (primary instructor) or high school students (assistant instructor) but can be from any field of study or occupation. Fellows are usually recent graduates, undergraduates, or high school students but can be from any field of study or occupation.

Qualifications

  • Experience managing and teaching kids ages 5-14
  • Expertise/passion in a STEM/STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) field (see Preferred Experience below)
  • English language proficiency required

Preferred Experience in one or more of the following

  • Minecraft: Redstone builders needed!
  • Scratch or other computer programming languages/tools/apps for kids
  • LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robotics system
  • Tinkercad (or other 3D design apps like SketchUp, Autodesk, Blender, Maya)
  • 3D printing
  • A plus if you know one or more of the following:
  • Kid-friendly tech like MaKey MaKey, littleBits, Snap Circuits
  • Game design: analog & video games
  • Stop-motion movie making & editing: iMovie, Moviemaker, Final Cut, etc.
  • Microcontrollers: Arduino, LilyPad, Flora, Raspberry Pi
  • Space Engineers, Game Salad, Gamestar Mechanic, Stencyl
  • Crafting, designing, building, hacking, and making in general

IMPORTANT: If you are selected as a Maker Fellow instructor, you will have to learn Minecraft, Scratch, and/or TinkerCAD and pass a performance test in these STEM/STEAM-learning, kid technologies. Also, it is important that you are prepared to “own” your kid makerspace and manage it for the successful learning of your students.

Maker Fellow Internship

STEM Internship in NYC
We are hiring STEM interns for ages 5-14 this semester and for this summer. Come join our team of Maker Fellows who are inspiring the next generation of innovators afterschool and/or in summer camp. Through hands-on “Challenge” projects, we teach Scratch video game design, Minecraft, TinkerCAD and other kid-tech-arts.

We are currently looking for candidates for the following positions.

Afterschool STEM Instructor: Be an instructor one or more afternoons a week this semester or next, Mon-Fri, 2:30pm-4:30pm approx. (sessions average 90 minutes, 1 to 5 days per week equalling 2-20+ hours per week). Pay for interns starts at $15/session.

STEM Summer Camp Instructor: Be a full time camp instructor during our 10 week July-August STEM Summer Camp in NYC. Weekly pay averages $250/week (for interns).

Qualifications

  • High school or college student with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • An interest in a STEAM subject (science, technology, engineering, arts, math)

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience working with kids ages 5-18 in a school or community-based program
  • Computer programming tools for kids such as Scratch, Game Salad, Gamestar Mechanic (regular programming languages great too!)
  • LEGO robotics: Mindstorms, WeDo, StoryStarter
  • Minecraft: Redstone engineers needed!
  • MaKey MaKey & littleBits
  • 3D printing: Tinkercad, Blender, SketchUp, Autodesk and 3D printing hardware
  • Game design: analog & video games
  • Game design: analog & video games
  • Stop-motion movie making & editing: iMovie, Moviemaker, Final Cut, etc.
  • Microcontrollers: Arduino, LilyPad, Flora, Raspberry Pi
  • Crafting, designing, building, hacking, and making in general

Marketing/Business Development Internship

Job Description

Your responsibilities include:

  • Help plan our strategic business plan
  • Research market data and report analysis for growth of our business model.
  • Research new market opportunities on internet and maintain data in Google Spreadsheets and/or Insightly CRM for outreach (be or become skilled in Google Docs and Insightly CRM).
  • Support marketing and partner development team in reaching new customers and extending brand awareness in key markets.
  • Help train team on use of Insightly CRM.
  • Use social media manager application (we use Hootsuite at this time) to ensure we have an everyday, every medium presence in social media and use these platforms to connect and associate and build audiences and relationship with affinity organizations, thought leaders, and potential customers.
  • Must have social entrepreneur and/or positive social impact orientation; STEM and/or education focus/interest a plus.

Qualifications

  • Majoring/Minoring in Business, Entrepreneurship or Marketing.
  • Experience using a CRM such as Insightly
  • Experience using Google Docs/Spreadsheets
  • Experience using a Social Media Manager app

Compensation
Monthly Stipend

How to Apply
Email your resume and cover letter to us at jobs@maker-state.com