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Summer Jobs

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What are you doing this summer?

Summer

Teacher

Availability
  • 3 or more weeks, half day
  • Classes run M-F, 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00
Qualifications
  • Certified Teacher
  • Current AZ fingerprint clearance.
  • COVID vaccine for in-person teachers
  • CPR Certified (is a plus)
  • 5+ years classroom experience
  • Good classroom management skills
  • Energetic and engaging
  • Love teaching and learning STEM!
Pay

One of our core values is to value our teachers and pay them well! Each week long half-day class you teach is $500. Our teachers train in 1 or 2 class topics and teach those classes multiple times over the summer = about $1500 – $3000

Be Awesome

You really DO NOT need to be a tech or science expert! You DO need to be a generally awesome teacher/human. I can get you up to speed on a class in just a couple hours, but I certainly can’t teach you to be an amazing teacher in that time. This is why we hire certified teachers. You are already awesome.

Summer

Assistant

Availability
  • 3 or more weeks, half or full day
  • Classes run M-F, 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00
Qualifications
  • Current AZ fingerprint clearance.
  • COVID vaccine for in-person assistants
  • CPR Certified (is a plus)
  • No experience necessary, but welcomed
  • Comfortable in a classroom
  • Good at taking direction
  • Loves working with kids
  • Loves STEM!
Pay

Typically, assistants arrive 15min before class and leave 15min after. You can assist for AM, PM or both classes. Some assistants stay to run lunch or help with various Nerding tasks. The pay is hourly at $12.15/hr. One class = about $240

Summer

Volunteers

You must...
  • be under 18 but have aged out of Nerding
  • OR be an adult related to a child attending classes
  • OR be an adult and have a Current AZ fingerprint clearance card and COVID vaccine (for in-person)
  • be willing to cut, glue, tape, or paint a lot of things
Reward

30 feel goods/hr. That’s 1 feel good every 2min. Can’t find that rate anywhere else. We also give you a coveted “Blue Shirt” just like the pros wear. Maybe a water bottle too! We said maybe. We will also sign your Volunteer Hours sheet.

how we run our summers

Summer Overview

  • Grades: Classes are geared towards grades 1-3, and 4-7.
  • Capacity: Each class will have a max of 20 Nerds with 1 Teacher, 1 Teacher’s Assistant, and possibly 1 Volunteer. (2021 we are limiting classes to 12 nerds, no assistant to reduce COVID exposure)
  • Class Length: 1 week, Mon-Fri. Same classes are available more than once over the summer. For example, we might run 3D Printing 5 times. The same teacher usually teaches all 5 class sessions.
  • Class Times: AM Class runs 9:00am-12:00pm. PM Class runs 1:00-4:00.
  • Locations: We rent the following locations just over the summer: Heartwood Montessori in Mesa and Eduprize in Gilbert.

A Note about Teacher Training

Niecy Will Train You

I’ll set you up for success. We provide the materials and curriculum. We also make changes together as needed. The content is never something you need to be an EXPERT in. We want amazing teachers with classroom management skills. Engineers with a Ph.D not needed! We have time to teach you the subject matter but not how to teach!