Maker Educator / Lead Coach – Virtual Summer 2020


FutureMakers is seeking Lead Coaches – educators and youth development experts with experience as builders, designers, tinkerers, artists, technologists, or makers. FutureMakers coaches use their passions and expertise to learn and lead original workshops for diverse and varying communities, facilitating innovative, safe and active maker experiences for young people.

We partner with organizations and schools across the region to provide immersive K – 8 learning labs where young makers play, experiment, and innovate with real tools and technologies, in material-rich environments.

We’re seeking seasoned educators and youth developers who demonstrate coaching expertise, embrace creative technologies, tools, tinkering and project-based learning in live and recorded distance settings.  In order to start the application process, please read to the bottom, and click through the interest / availability survey link!

Levels Taught:
PK – 8th grades, most often in bands of PK & K, 1st & 2nd, 3rd – 5th, and 6th – 8th.

Class size:
Minimum 6, maximum 30.

Instructional Role:
You’ll lead the implementation of online project-based workshop plans based on a theme, which develop and evolve throughout the workshop duration.  FutureMakers Lead coaches often work with a Support Coach when larger teams of young makers are involved, or have specifically requested multiple experts for a session.

Class Schedules:
During summer of 2020, our programs will take place the weeks of June 22 – August.

Position Options & Compensation:

Lead coaches earn $25/hr, and typically work 40 hours per week, based on program enrollment and scheduled sessions.  Based on your experience, you may be invited to lead…

Camps: Eight weeks (June 22 – August 14th) leading two-hour online content area classes.  Classes repeat weekly with new groups, and are scheduled in AM and PM program blocks.  Coaching takes place between 10:00 and 12:00, 1:00 and 3:00 and/or 3:00 and 5:00, depending on enrollment.


Labs:  Eight to ten weeks, leading 45-minute to one hour webinars or zoom sessions in support of our Snacks and enrichment programs.  Content areas will vary by audience.

Job Requirements/Responsibilities:

  • Available June 1 – August 16th, with no scheduled interruption for travel or leave outside of holidays and weekends.
  • Managing a home-based streaming studio and / or utilizing a streaming studio at a FutureMakers location.
  • Readiness to apply your skills as a Maker-Educator to plan, prep, and present workshops that could include design thinking, basic electronics, traditional woodworking, manufacturing technologies, sculpture,  and a range of tinkering and experimental programs. Please visit our website for examples of current workshops.
  • Adaptable, flexible, and enthusiastic while interacting with groups of elementary and middle school students in virtual settings.
  • Ability to assess your progress and troubleshoot technical and pedagogical challenges.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a Support Coach, if group size requires.
  • Daily check-ins for each program you lead.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and occasional visits to partner sites to support the distribution of class supplies and materials.

Candidate requirements:

  • Uninterrupted availability between June 22 and August 14
  • 2+ years of in-classroom, youth development or coaching experience.
  • Familiarity with early childhood, elementary and / or middle school student developmental needs and abilities.
  • Experience as a builder or maker in a variety of 3D media – a huge plus.
  • Experience with virtual learning, Google suite, and creating live and recorded resources for student engagement.
  • Excellent coaching and communication skills – with youth, peers, supervisors and community members.
  • Reliable, punctual, and accountable for on-time arrival  for all assigned programs.
  • Ability to manage and transport materials and maintain a small inventory of provided tools and equipment for virtual sessions. Attention to detail and organization in requesting and planning for material and equipment needs.
  • References that tell your story as a educator or coach.

To start the application process, please share your interest and availability by following this link