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Location Manager & Lead Teacher- UES

Do you like working with kids? Are you good with your hands and building things? Are you creative and patient? Are you interested in working in a fun environment with great people inspiring kids?  Do you know how to get a noisy roomful of kids to stop what they are doing and listen to you? Have you ever managed a store or studio? Do you have mad customer service skills? When you hear the word “robot” do you smile? Then this could be the perfect job for you!

You will be in charge of our Upper Eastside location. You job will be to ensure that the space is in tip-top shape and that the customers have an incredible experience. You will be managing a few part time employees.

Summer is our busiest time of the year and you will be in charge of making sure this location runs smoothly. During the school year you will be running our after school programs, fieldtrips and parties. We have defined activities for each event but are looking for people who can bring their own creativity and classroom management know-how to the sessions. It is also important to us that we have a good time with our employees. So we are looking for fun, easygoing, competent individuals.

We teach the kids how to build robots. It is important to us that children build their own robot, so the role of the instructors is to help make that happen. During the building sessions we will be teaching the kids the engineering concepts behind how the robots work. You don’t have to have any background with robotics. We will teach you that part.

Location:
This position is at our Upper Eastside Location at 1597 2nd Avenue, NY, NY

Hours:
• During the school year (Sept-May)- 4-5 part time days each week (20-25 hours/week). Week day hours are 1:00-6:00 with occasional mornings and evenings. You will be required to work Saturday or Sunday. Weekend shifts last as long as 9:00-6:00 or as short as 3 hours.
• During the summer year (June-August)- Monday- Friday 8:00 am- 4:00 pm (40 hours/week) with super occasional weekend work.

Requirements:
• College degree required
• Teacher certification is a plus
• Experience designing and leading activities in a classroom with groups of children for at least 5 years
• Excellent classroom management skills
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
• Excellent people and conflict resolution skills
• Experience managing a store (preferred but not required)
• Leadership skills including managerial responsibilities for mentoring assistant teachers
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel
• Organized & Tidy
• Intelligent
• Timely
• Enjoys working with children
• Good with your hands/building
• Extremely reliable and dependable and self-starter
• Friendly, no jerks allowed
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Patient
• Collaborative
• 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)

Ideal Candidate:
Some examples of people who might be a good fit for this job include (but aren’t limited to) 1) teachers who are looking for part-time work 2) retired teacher/engineer 3) graduate students 4) artists

Pay: Dependent on skills and background. This is an hourly position.

Interested?

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

You must include both to be considered for the position. If you don’t send a custom cover letter, your application will NOT be considered.

Make the subject of the email “Location Manager 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
4. your availability and available start date (confirm that you are available to work the hours above)

Thanks!

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

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 (North Slope/Gowanus, South Slope, Tribeca, & UES).  You have to be okay with working at all locations.

Pay: $11-13

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

Receptionist & Customer Service- Upper East Side Location

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 a dedicated receptionist to answer calls, emails and online chat questions. This position will be out of our Upper East Side Location (1597 2nd Avenue, NY, NY). We need someone who has a great command of written and oral communication. Someone who is friendly and helpful and can be the face of the company to our customers.  Someone who is detail oriented and extremely reliable.

Requirements:
– At least 3 years experience as a receptionist or in customer service
– Excellent customer service skills
– Excellent oral communication
– Impeccable written communication
– Strong working knowledge of google docs/drive/calendar
– Experience doing customer support via online chat windows
– Strong computer skills
– Comfortable using a Mac
– WordPress experience a plus but not required
– Extremely reliable
– Detail oriented
– Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills
– Patient and friendly and calm personality
– 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 (you may be asked to occasionally help with pick up from local schools)

Hours:

We need someone who can work 5-6 hours a day Monday-Friday. The ideal candidate would work 10-4 or 11-4 each day. But we can be flexible as long as the individual was working during the hours of 2-4.

Location:
This position is at our Upper Eastside Location at 1597 2nd Avenue, NY, NY

Pay: $11-13/hour

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 and why you are interested in working at Brooklyn Robot Foundry
2. describe your previous work experience in customer service
3. 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 “Receptionist”.

Thanks!

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