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  • Instructor/Camp Coordinator Position

    Submitted by Danielle Lim
    2451 Bloor St. West, Toronto,ON

    How many of these are true about you?

    You’re...

    A teacher or instructor

    A camp counsellor or leader

    A recent grad from science, tech, math, engineering, or the arts

    A maker or tech lover

    An actor, performer, and life of the party

    Looking for work in a growing field and company

    Interested in new, socially-responsible ways of doing business

    A cool person that kids, parents, and coworkers are gonna love to be around

    If most or all of that sounds like you, we want you to come and join us at MakerKids – a fun and growing company where you can ignite children’s potential.

    About MakerKids

    MakerKids, a certified B Corp, develops maker learning programs for kids and educators, and runs one of the only makerspaces for kids in the world.

    We inspire kids to see their futures as inventors, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

    We provide amazing interest-driven STEM programs to help kids move from being consumers to creators.

    We've been featured in major media such as Wired, CTV and the Globe and Mail, and have spoken at SXSW, Maker Faire, MakerCon, and more.

    Instructor Role

    Maker programs are gaining steam. Demand for our programs is growing fast and that means we need to find and train awesome instructors to serve an enthusiastic and growing fan base.

    Your job will be to lead MakerKids programming - after school programs, camps, sampler sessions, and other workshops and events.

    Program content includes Robotics, Coding and Minecraft.

    Other role tasks are varied: developing new activities, curriculum development, shop organization, materials purchasing, coordinating events, taking sales calls, etc.

    You’ll love this role if you:

    Want to have a positive impact on kids

    Want to share your love for technology and making

    Dig a relaxed, casual, and fun work environment (warning: musical theatre nerds among us)

    Did we mention having fun at work? We like doing stuff together – improv classes, escape rooms, and other staff socials

    And we also take our work seriously, create space for each other’s opinions and perspectives, and pursuing success together

    Learning the Role

    You don’t have to have the full range of technical skills that kids will need for their projects. Other MakerKids staff will initially be present during classes to teach specific skills. You can learn along with the kids! What we want to see from you is the Maker spirit – a love of learning and proven ability to pick up skills.

    Prior to teaching classes, you’ll teach alongside other staff as a MakerKids Instructor in Training. After that, you will lead classes and events as a MakerKids Instructor.

    Role Details

    This position will start part-time with 3 to 30 hours per week (depending on your availability and our need), with the goal of increasing your hours and potentially leading to full-time employment

    Work hours are flexible, but availability must include class times – at least one weeknight from 3:30 to 6:30 or 7:00 to 9:00, or one weekend day or half-day. Ideally you are also available for camps and PA days (summer camps, winter camp, March Break camp, etc.). You’ll also be required at some weekend events.

    Our bright, colourful, playful Makerspace office is located at 2451 Bloor Street West, steps from Jane TTC station, which is a good home base for office tasks.

    Qualifications

    You’re a creative and energetic person who likes working with kids and exploring new ideas

    You have experience leading kids in an experiential learning setting such as school, summer camp, museum interpretation, outdoor adventure, Montessori

    Preferred if you are an Early Childhood Educator or have teaching experience

    You have excellent communication skills, written and oral, and experience communicating with children and their families

    You’re a Maker, with interest and experience designing and creating things, e.g. coding, electronics, robotics, Minecraft, crafting or some other way you entertain yourself and others with your creativity

    You’re comfortable using electronics, computer software, hardware and various other technologies - or very willing to learn and teach yourself

    Ideally, you have some performance experience, e.g. in the theatre

    And also ideal, some customer service and sales experience too

    To apply: http://makerkids.breezy.hr/p/e0c2288b154a-instructor

    Contact: Danielle Lim
    danielle@makerkids.com

  • aUToronto: Leadership Positions Now Open!

    Submitted by Keenan Burnett

    U of T was recently selected as one of 8 universities to compete in SAE’s AutoDrive challenge. The challenge is to develop a level 4 autonomous car which will be capable of navigating a complex urban obstacle course. We are currently looking for undergraduates and graduates to fill our leadership roles in: Hardware Development, Software Lead, Autonomy Architecture, Experimental Lead, Outreach, and Finance.

    What makes us special?

    • The complexity of the problem: The problem we are trying to solve is at least one order or magnitude more difficult than what any other student team at U of T has attempted.

    • Financial backing from GM, Intel, U of T: We will be receiving a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt from GM, a computing system from Intel, and a large donation from the Dean of Engineering to back the project’s development. We will have our own dedicated work shop located at UTIAS.

    • Collaboration with leading researchers at U of T: Professors Tim Barfoot and Angela Schoellig will be the principal advisors to the project. We plan to leverage their vast experience in robotics throughout the project.

    To apply for a leadership position or sign-up for our mailing list, please visit our website:

    http://autodrive.utoronto.ca/

    Deadline for Applications is tentatively set for May 19th.

    Contact: Keenan Burnett
    autodrive@robotics.utias.utoronto.ca

  • Part-Time Math and Science Teacher – Beaches, ON

    Submitted by Angela Marseglia
    4:27 PM, May 8th, 2017
    2191 Queen Street East

    Oxford Learning in the Beach is looking for a committed, reliable and enthusiastic teacher who enjoys working with students in Grades 9-12. Our High School Advantage Program offers individual support for students looking to improve their academic skills and study habits.

    A great candidate for this position will possess the following skills:

    • Experience in either teaching or tutoring

    • Extensive knowledge of the current Grades 9-12 Math curriculum (including Advanced Functions, Linear Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus)

    • Strength in Physics and/or Chemistry and Biology based on the Ontario Curriculum

    • Strong English language oral communication skills

    • Strong organizational skills and ability multi-task

    A dedicated and passionate teacher who thrives on seeing students succeed will enjoy this role. Interested candidates must be available at least two evenings per week through the school-year. A commitment until the end of June 2018 is required. This position needs to be filled immediately. Only candidates who meet our competency requirements will be contacted.

    Contact: Angela Marseglia
    beaches@oxfordlearning.com

  • Standard First Aid + CPR C Courses

    Submitted by James Hanratty
    11:00 AM, May 27th, 2017 - 6:00 PM, June 25th, 2017
    University of Toronto - OISE (252 Bloor St. West)

    Looking to get first aid certified?

    Want to boost your resume?

    Learn how to save lives from your fellow engineers!

    You can sign up for our courses at:

    https://www.torontolifeguarding.com/standard-first-aid-with-cpr-c.html

    Course Dates:

    May 27-28

    June 3-4

    June 10-11

    June 17-18

    June 24-25

    Hope to see you there!

    Contact: James Hanratty
    james.hanratty@mail.utoronto.ca