Location: Providence, RI
Start Date: January 19th, 2015
DownCity Design is a design education organization that creates hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for Providence youth. In our programs, young people design and build small-scale structures to improve their schools or communities. Our mission is to introduce youth to the tools of Design Thinking by actively involving them in reimagining our cityscape.
Currently, DCD is searching for one or more Design Educator(s) that share this vision to lead upcoming after-school classes for middle and high school students.
January 19th – June 5th
Monday – Thursday (M/W and/or T/Th), 2:45-5:15pm
Responsibilities include designing lesson plans, leading instruction, classroom management, offering one-on-one support to students as they work, and guiding reflections and critiques. Projects will involve building at various scales and the educator should be familiar with basic woodworking tools and methods of construction. There may be additional opportunities to teach throughout the summer. Preference will be given to candidates that can commit to all four days a week.
The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to design education and feel comfortable working with young people from diverse backgrounds. He or she will have excellent communication skills and a positive attitude, and will be extremely reliable. An undergraduate degree is required, and graduate level design education is preferred. Prior teaching experience is strongly preferred.
Qualified candidates must be available for the above dates and times. Instructors are expected to provide their own means of transportation; teaching venues are conveniently located along RIPTA bus lines. Hourly wage $18-22/hr, commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
Deadline to apply is Dec 16 but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send a resume and cover letter to Joshua Lantzy, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.