Athenaeum Learning Center ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2848649
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 13, 2017
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Our Makerspace is the primary classroom of our Upper Elementary program, and is used extensively by our homeschooled and full time elementary students. It includes computers and other technology, a Lego robotics station, areas for sewing, studio art, fiber crafts, and more.

We are looking for a full-time instructor to manage the physical space, and to teach academic enrichment classes in the Makerspace environment. During the school year, our students often pick the classes and topics that they want to study, so you should be interested in sharing a variety of topics with our students, and willing to learn alongside our students. Most topics chosen are creative, technological, or related to science and math. After-school and vacation programs are designed by you, but lessons used over the school year can be easily repeated. Lego Robotics and computer programming are a must, other popular classes include Minecraft and Dungeons and Dragons.

This position will also includes managing our after-school programs, including the development of a First Lego League team that can compete this fall. Because of the extended hours, this position is 4 days a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8am through 6pm (our school day runs from 8:30-3:00, and after-school classes run from 3:30-5:30), and Fridays from 8am-8:30pm (we run a weekly Minecraft and movie night from 5:30-8:00pm on Friday nights when school is in session. During school vacations and the summer, you will lead our vacation programs, and your days will be M-F, 8:30-3:30 (vacation programs run from 9am-3pm).

We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic teacher who is flexible, professional, and excited to work in a non-traditional school. The ideal candidate is interested in non-traditional education, outdoor education, designing and facilitating hands-on projects, and designing individualized lessons to meet the needs of our students. Several of our students are gifted learners, and experience with gifted students (including 2e students) would be helpful. Some familiarity with homeschooling, particularly the Classical and Charlotte Mason approaches, would also be helpful, but is not required. We have a really fun group of motivated instructors, and a really driven, interested group of students who love coming to school every day.

The Athenaeum Learning Center does not discriminate, in either employment or admissions, based on the race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. This applies to both students and families. We are committed to creating a multicultural environment, and to seeking out a diversified student body and faculty. We are committed to the support and respect for the dignity and worth of each member of our community.

This is a full time position with a salary range of $35,000. It is a year-round position, with a week off in June, a two week winter holiday, and two further weeks of your choosing offered for vacation days. We are able to offer insurance benefits, have an unlimited sick leave policy, offer a very generous tuition benefit for school aged-children and a daycare subsidy for children under 4, and are a fun, flexible environment to work in. Please send your resume, salary requirements, and 3 references (if available) to
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $ 34,000 to $ 36,000 Per Year
  • Job Categories : Career Education > Computer Science
    Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Classroom Teacher > Art
    Classroom Teacher > Computer Science
  • Job Requirements

    • • Arriving at school promptly at 8am to open the school, set up activities for arriving students, and overseeing students as they do their morning homeroom work. You are basically the "homeroom" teacher for our Upper Elementary program, and you should be able to supervise the students, help them keep their lockers and schoolwork organized, facilitate interpersonal strife, and guide all students towards productive activities during down time.
      • Oversee our Makerspace classroom, including keeping it neat, organized, and inventoried. You should keep your ear to the ground about potential donations and grants to stock the Makerspace. Take care of classroom pets.
      • Teaching our "elective" classes, which are designed and voted on by our Upper Elementary students. These are in a variety of different subjects, but are usually creative, technology, or science-related. You will facilitate the class decision-making process, and can keep their ideas reasonable and practical.
      • Supervising students during recess and lunch, working out a break schedule with the other instructors to ensure that all instructors have time to eat and relax.
      • Writing student progress reports for our full-time students at the end of each trimester, and being available for conferences with parents of full-time students at the end of each trimester. You may be asked to participate in additional meetings with parents to discuss a child's progress or behavior.
      • Being a positive representative of the school, behaving in a professional manner with students, parents, prospective parents, and members of the community while representing our school.
      • Attending weekly staff meeting, and working with the other instructors and administrators to design programming and special events for our students and families.
      • Participating in occasional out-of-school-hours activities designed to recruit prospective families and to engage the community in our mission. This includes about three Saturday afternoon Open House events for prospective parents each year, and occasional outreach and recruitment events. These will be scheduled to be as convenient to you as possible.
      • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Contact Information

    • Megan Buhr
    • 15 Columbia Road
    • Pembroke, Massachusetts 02359

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