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Assistant Teacher- Part Time Employee
Workshop Assistant- Part Time Employee
Cleaner/Organizer/Assistant- Part Time Employee

Assistant Teacher- All Locations

Brooklyn Robot Foundry introduces kids nursery-age through middle-school years to the magic of robotics, mechanics, and programming. We offer highly popular After School Classes, Summer Camp sessions, Birthday Parties, and so much more. This is a woman-owned company focused on expanding kids’ ideas about what technology can be and who can do it.

We are growing rapidly and need more Assistant Teachers to join our team! We are especially looking for people who are creative, driven, DIY-lovers, great with kids, and deeply interested in learning more about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). We need people who can take a hot glue gun to popsicle sticks and cardboard and create something that physically holds up and looks totally awesome. Our Assistant Teachers come from all kinds of disciplines, including education, sculpture, carpentry, theater, and computer science.

In this role you will be working with a lead teacher and other assistant teachers to teach a classroom basic engineering concepts and to guide groups of children in building their own robot. When not in the classroom, teachers can also help design new robokits. We will train you in all the unique skills, tools, and concepts needed for the position.

Requirements:

While not necessary, we highly prefer candidates with experience:
– teaching/leading a classroom
– using power tools
– crafting/making things 3-Dimensionally
– working with circuits
– using basic programming software

We do require that you:
– At least 3 years experience working with children (teacher, camp counselor, babysitter, nanny, etc)
– Enjoy working with children
– Love to make things with your hands (e.g woodworking, sculpture, art, set construction, baking, cooking, etc)
– Extremely reliable
– Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills
– Patient and friendly
– Flexible
– Must be able to lift 35 lbs
– Must be able to pass a CPR/First Aid certification
– Must be able to walk 1.5-2 miles per day (to take kids outside or pick them up from local schools)
– Like fun
– Believe in diversifying the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) classroom

This is a fabulous job for anyone who wants flexibility of a part-time job, or the opportunity to be intensely involved in a quickly-expanding business. There is a lot of room to learn new things, design new projects, and define your role in the company.

Hours:

During the school year, we need someone who can work both weekend days and a few weekdays. During the summer the hours are different (see below). This is a part-time position.

  • Monday-Friday: most shifts are 1:30-6:30 with an occasional timeslot in the middle of the day when we host field trips or toddler classes.
  • Saturday: You must be available to work between 9:00 am – 10:00 pm. The shifts will last for only 5-8 hours within that window. Most shifts end by 7:30 pm but we occasionally need people to work till ~10:00pm.
  • Sunday: You must be available to work between 9:00 am – 10:00 pm. The shifts will last for only 5-8 hours within that window. Most shifts end by 7:30 pm but we occasionally need people to work till ~10:00pm.

Summer Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: either 8:00 am-4:00 pm or 12:00-7:00 pm.
  • Saturday & Sunday: You will be asked to work the occasional weekend shift. You must be available to work between the hours 9:00 am – 10:00 pm. The shifts will last for only 4-8 hours within that window. Most shifts end by 6:00 pm but we may occasionally need people to work till ~10:00pm

Location:
We have four locations (Atlantic Avenue, South Slope, Tribeca, & UES).  You have to be okay with working at all locations.

Pay: $12-14

Interested?

Send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@brooklynrobotfoundry.com.

You must include both to be considered for the position.

In your cover letter you have to:
1. describe why you think you would be a good fit
2. describe your previous work experience with children
3. tell us about what types of things you like to build and make (pictures encouraged!)
4. your availability (confirm that you are available to work the hours above)

If you don’t send a custom cover letter, your application will NOT be considered.

Make the subject of the emails “Assistant Teacher Position”.

Thanks!

Brooklyn Robot Foundry is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V/SO

Workshop Assistant- Gowanus/Brooklyn Production Facility

Are you good at making things? Are you self-directed and detail-oriented? Join the Brooklyn Robot Foundry team as an Workshop Assistant.

We are looking for an extremely reliable individual who is excited to help us prep robot kits and deliver them to our classrooms around the city.

You must be comfortable drilling, soldering, using simple power tools, and driving a car in the city. Please do not apply if you do not have these skills.

This is a part-time position with a commitment of 2 to 3 days a week.

Location: You will be working at our Gowanus production facility at 98 4th St, Brooklyn, NY.

Requirements

  • Experience working with your hands—We’re looking for makers. Some examples: Woodworking, sculpture, art, set construction…
  • Experience using our most-used tools: drill press, glue gun, wire stripper, box cutter, screwdriver, heat gun, hammer…
  • Familiarity with our occasionally-used tools: soldering iron, mitre saw, jigsaw, CNC router…
  • Valid, clean driver’s license and confidence driving a car in the city.
  • You are detail-oriented, organized, and love solving problems.
  • You can work in a precise, patient manner on a deadline.
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and love to work collaboratively.
  • Must be able to pass a CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Must be able to lift 35 pounds.
  • You must be friendly, reliable and responsible.

Pay: $11-13/hour

Interested?

Send your resume and cover letter to Julia at jobs@brooklynrobotfoundry.com. Please make the subject of the emails “Workshop Assistant”.

You must include both documents to be considered for the position.

In your cover letter:

1. Describe why you think you would be a good fit.
2. Tell us what you like to build or make.
3. What’s your schedule like, which days can you work?
4. Tell us the tools you know how to use, and confirm that you can drive in the city.

Thanks! Brooklyn Robot Foundry is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V/SO

Cleaner- All Locations

Are you an incredibly meticulous cleaner? Are you cool with getting on your hands and knees to really clean things (we often have to scrap tape off floors)? Are you good at taking direction, receiving feedback and using checklists? Do you pride yourself in scrubbing things till they shine? Are you are an organized person who knows how to turn clutter into tidiness?

We are looking for an extremely reliable, honest, hard working individual who is excited to help keep our space clean and help as in various organizational tasks.

This is a part-time position that starts immediately.

Location: You will be working at all of our locations

Requirements

  • Incredibly meticulous, thoughtful cleaner— you need to really care about keeping things clean and be okay with cleaning floors with gusto
  • Very detailed oriented
  • Able to take direction from management
  • Consistently use checklists to ensure all tasks are completed
  • Incredible organizational skills – you will be asked to de-clutter and organize
  • Must be able to pass a CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • You must be friendly, reliable and responsible.
  • Bonus if you can perform maintenance tasks (i.e. hang pictures, fix minor issues, patch walls, paint touch-up, etc)

Hours: ~ 5 days/week ~ 20 hour/week with some flexibility but once we set your schedule it will stay set.
Option 1 Example:

Monday- 4-5 hours must be between the hours of 6:00 pm & 8:00 am
Tuesday- 4-5 hours must be between the hours of 6:00 pm & 8:00 am
Wednesday- 4-5 hours must be between the hours of 6:00 pm & 8:00 am
Thursday- 4-5 hours must be between the hours of 10:00 am & 5:30 pm
Friday- off

Option 2 Example:

Monday- off
Tuesday- off
Wednesday- 8-10 hours must be between the hours of 6:00 pm & 8:00 am
Thursday- 8-10  hours- 4/5 hours between 10:00 & 5:30 and 4/5 hours between the hours of 6:00 pm & 8:00 am
Friday- off

Pay: $11-13/hour depending on experience and references

Interested?

Send your resume and cover letter to Jenny at jobs@brooklynrobotfoundry.com. Please make the subject of the emails “Cleaner/Driver”.

You must include both documents to be considered for the position.

In your cover letter:

1. Describe why you think you would be a good fit.
2. Tell me your favorite cleaning trick.
3. What’s your schedule like, which days can you work? Confirm you would be available as outlined above or something similar. If similar, detail out your proposed schedule.
4. Confirm you can lift 50 lbs.

Thanks! Brooklyn Robot Foundry is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V/SO