September 20, 2020: Hire to begin immediately. Please send resumé and qualifications to Position will remain open until filled.

Engine seeks a Program Instructor for its Compass Project program. The Compass Project is a boat building/maker program for youth and young adults. The program, while focused on boat building, is more broadly about empowerment through making and can encompass other engaging and empowering skills development.

The ideal candidate must enjoy working with youth from middle school through high school. The instructor will provide structure and support through hands-on, project-based experiential educational opportunities. Experience in a formal or informal teaching environment is required. Experience in woodworking/boatbuilding a plus.

COVID CONSIDERATIONS: Candidates must be comfortable working in-person with small groups of students at the high school or in an alternative outdoor setting as well as coordinating virtual learning for students who have opted for such.

The position reports currently to Engine’s Executive Director but will, in the future, report to a Program Director.

Hours/Compensation: The position will require up to 20 hours per week. Compensation is $20/hour. There are currently no employment benefits with the exception of being able to use the shop off-hours for personal projects. For the right candidate, opportunity to move to full-time by developing new and expanding existing programming.

Specific duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Coordinating and implementing three high-school youth programs for the Compass Project and college level program in spring 2021. 
  • Working with a diverse demographic of alternative learners, including at-risk youth.
  • Coordinating, training, and managing volunteers.
  • Managing the program budget.
  • Managing curriculum.
  • File management of Google Drive.
  • Maintaining equipment and cleaning the workshop.
  • Purchasing necessary supplies.
  • Promoting the Compass Project to the community at large.

Additional duties desired but not required:

  • Participating in fundraising and development.
  • Spearheading marketing and promotion for the program and facilities.

Required skills and knowledge:

Characteristics required:

  • Candidates must possess strong organizational, communication and supervisory skills and the ability to relate well to students, staff, parents and volunteers.
  • This position requires flexibility, organization, creativity, and an interest in making.
  • Candidates must have the ability to manage multiple projects/programs at the same time.

Preferred skills:

  • Knowledge of woodworking.
  • Knowledge of boat construction and boat design.
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