Jobs!

Brooklyn Robot Foundry introduces kids nursery-age through middle-school years to the magic of robotics, mechanics, and coding. We offer highly popular After School Classes, Summer 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.

You will be joining a diverse and inclusive team!

Brooklyn Robot Foundry recognizes individuality and creates equal opportunities for all, regardless of race, class, gender, disability status, ethnicity, sexuality, or age. We are kind, respectful and very team focused. Our welcoming environment and inclusive culture is the backbone of the business and is the reason we have survived the pandemic and thrived in the current economic uncertainty. We approach challenges with compassion and a sense of humor. Laughing is an important part of how we communicate! We receive feedback with open arms and provide feedback with kindness and respect.

We look for…

Individuals who are creative, active listeners, problem-solvers and interested in sharing their ideas on how to make the business grow and improve! We value and celebrate a diverse and inclusive workplace. Black, Indigenous, Immigrant, Disabled, Transgender, Genderqueer, Nonbinary, People Of Color are highly encouraged to apply.

We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

Teacher – Virtual & In-Person
Workshop Assistant @ our Brooklyn production facility

Teacher – Virtual & In-Person

When you hear the word robot, do you smile? Do you get excited when you get to use your hands to build things? Do you find joy in building with kid? Then this is the perfect job for you!

We are looking for more Teachers to join our team for the summer! We are especially looking for people who are creative, 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 all while having a blast! Our Teachers come from all kinds of disciplines, including education, sculpture, carpentry, theater, and computer science.

In this role you will be working with other teachers to teach a classroom basic engineering concepts and to guide groups of children in building their own robot. 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:

Are vaccinated against COVID-19
– Have at least 3 years experience working with children in person and online (teacher, camp counselor, babysitter, nanny, etc)
– Have experience teaching/leading classes over Zoom or similar program
– 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
– Like having fun
– Believe in diversifying the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) classroom

Hours:

Job starts on June 6, 2021 and runs through Sept 10th. Hours will be ~32/week.

This job is limited to a three-month contract for the summer season only (June-Sept). However, there may be an opportunity after the summer to stay on as a full or part time employee.

Location:

You will be working at our Atlantic Avenue location (492 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY) as well as from your home or studio space for all virtual sessions.

Pay:

$15-20/hour depending on experience level.

Interested?

Send your resume and 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 including in person and online
3. tell us about what types of things you like to build and make (pictures encouraged!)
4. your availability
5. How soon can you start?

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

Make the subject of the emails “Teacher Position”.

Workshop Assistant @
Brooklyn Production Facility

Requirements

Are you good at making things? Are you self-directed and detail-oriented? Do you have an eye for aesthetics and enjoy a dynamic studio environment? Join the Brooklyn Robot Foundry team as a Workshop Assistant.

We are looking for an extremely reliable and highly communicative individual who is excited to help us fabricate materials, prep robot kits and ship them off to our students all around the world.

You must be comfortable drilling and using simple power tools, as well as possess strong organizational skills. Please do not apply if you do not have these skills.

Hours:

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

Job starts in May, exact date TBD (likely the second week of May). This is a three-month contract only. However, there may be an opportunity after the summer to stay on as a full or part time employee.

Location

You will be working at our Gowanus, Brooklyn production facility, located near Whole Foods.

Requirements

  • You must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • 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:

$15/hour.

Interested?

Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@brooklynrobotfoundry.com. You must include both to be considered for the position. Please make the subject of the emails “Workshop Assistant”.

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.

Thanks!

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