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JOB: STEM Robotics Instructor, 2 weeks, Liberty Science Center

Francisco Montes <>

We need to fill this temporary Robotics Instructor for two weeks: must be available to work Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30 PMAugust 8, 2016 through August 19, 2016.

STEM Robotics Instructor (PT)
Science Camp at Liberty Science Center is seeking 2 highly motivated and qualified technology
instructors to teach 2 weeks of robotics summer camps. Monday to Friday; August 8 through 19, 2016
Position Overview:
The STEM Robotics Instructor at Liberty Science Center is responsible for delivering engaging lab-based
STEM enriched technology workshops to varied ages of campers. The Instructor will clearly
communicate learning objectives to campers using established curriculum, adapting teaching methods
and instructional materials to meet the campers&#39; varying needs. The STEM Robotics Instructor must have
knowledge in a variety of engineering techniques, equipment, terminology, and vocabulary. The ideal
candidate is energetic, engaging, innovative, team-oriented, and an expert at communicating with kids.
Essential Functions
 Prepare lab spaces and teach sequential skill-building lesson plans
 Use established curriculum becoming competent to instruct assigned technology camp
 Establish good rapport with students and parents that motivates participation and engagement.
 Classroom management
 Encourage and coach students in scientific and engineering methods working toward a
culminating project through active engagement.
 Manage and secure technology equipment
 Organize course materials, properly packing and storing at end of camp week
 Attend weekly Staff Meetings
 Assist in daily camp wide activities, other duties
 Be a positive role model for campers and staff in helping to create an inclusive camp culture
 Ensure the safe operation and instruction of the camp activities in accordance with Liberty
Science Center policies and procedures.
 Familiarity of LEGO Mindstorms | FIRST Robotics Competition experience would be a plus
 Comfort troubleshooting coding and equipment on the fly
 Must have prior experience successfully teaching and instructing youth
 Knowledge of educational pedagogies
Work Environment
Liberty Science Center is located in a beautiful state park in Jersey City with easy access to free parking,
the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, and the NJ Path train. All employees have access to an on-site café, a
terrace with stunning NYC views, and on-site yoga. The STEM Robotics Instructor will work in both low-
light and natural light. The Instructor will work 75% of the time in on-site classrooms delivering camp
curriculum and 25% of the time assisting with camp wide and recreational activities helping to create an
inclusive camp community and preparing the classroom for upcoming workshop deliveries.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The STEM Robotics Instructor will stand for long periods of time and maneuver through museum
crowds. They will demonstrate proficiency operating LSC technology. The ability to work with moderate
to high noise level and lift 30 lbs. will be necessary.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a seasonal Part Time position. Candidate must be available to work Mon through Fri from 8:30
AM to 4:30 PM; August 8 through 19, 2016.
Education and Experience
 Associate /B.A/B.S. in Robotics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical
Engineering, or related field preferred.
 Experience teaching or tutoring STEM courses
 Proficient at finding solutions to problems
 Demonstrate an understanding of child development and developmentally appropriate
Preferred Qualifications:
 Experience with robotics competitions
 Experience with computer science
About Liberty Science Center
LSC’s mission is to excite learners of all ages about the power, promise, and pure fun of science and
Liberty Science Center (LSC) is committed to a diverse workforce. It is LSC’s policy to provide equal
employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic