Maker Educator / Support Coach – Virtual Summer 2020


FutureMakers is seeking Support Coaches – educators and youth development experts with experience as builders, designers, tinkerers, artists, technologists, or makers – to support Lead Coaches as they lead original workshops for diverse and varying communities, facilitating innovative, safe and active distance learning maker experiences for young people.

We’re seeking emerging educators and youth developers who demonstrate fundamental coaching experience, 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 support the implementation of online project-based workshop plans led by a seasoned Lead Coach, which will develop and evolve throughout the season’s duration.  Support Coaches join lead coaches when large teams of young makers are involved, or the program requires 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 $20/hr, and typically work 15 – 30 hours per week, based on program enrollment and scheduled sessions.  Based on your experience, you may be invited to support…

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, supporting 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:

  • Managing a home-based web presence and / or utilizing a streaming studio at a FutureMakers location.
  • 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 Lead Coach.
  • Daily check-ins for each program you support.
  • 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
  • 6+ months 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 communication skills – with youth, peers, supervisors and community members.
  • Reliable, punctual, and accountable for on-time arrival  for all assigned programs.

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