Lead Instructor - Technical
Austin Spark League is seeking a dynamic and passionate lead technical instructor for our summer program for high school students, which runs from July 18 - August 5.
We offer a startup-style summer program which teaches high schools students the skills required to take a product idea to market through a mix of technology, design, and entrepreneurship education. Throughout the program students learn how to collaborate effectively in a team, develop product ideas, conduct user research, code and build a working technology product, and then market their product. All work is project based and structured around small, functional teams, with assistance from mentors (both peers and adults) who provide both support and insight to the students. Students also receive exclusive talks from a wide range of local entrepreneurs, technologists, designers, and industry leaders. For more information about our program please visit http://www.austinsparkleague.com/.
You should have 2+ years experience as a professional programmer or educator, ideally in C or Java (or similar). You should also be the kind of person who is able to adapt to any situation and is excited by the opportunity to dig in and solve a problem that you’ve never seen before. While you don’t necessary need to be an educator, you should be comfortable working with teenagers, and you should have a good sense of when to jump in and help (and when to step back). You should also be able to manage a team of assistant instructors.
If you are not an educator, you should have relevant professional experience e.g. 2+ years as a programmer or engineer.
If you are an educator, you should have experience either teaching a computer science course, or a course which relies heavily on programming.
We also love to see our instructor’s projects - so please share your github repos or apps!
Bonus points for:
- Forked github repos
- Published projects / apps
- Contributions to the community (code, blog, talks, etc.)
ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY
Austin Spark League is a unique and inspiring technology education program unlike any other in Austin. We are also a startup and so we move fast and adapt constantly. It is our team that makes our program truly great.
In this role you’ll have the opportunity to be part of a diverse and talented team of educators, mentors, and students. You'll learn about product design, marketing, and entrepreneurship, and get a chance to experience the amazing things that our students are capable of. You’ll also meet with entrepreneurs and industry professionals, and join an incredible community of collaborators.