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Science Fiction Writing Teacher (Summer School)


Position Type Part-time
Start 07/02/2020
School Name Lakeside School
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 01/16/2020

Are you looking for a stimulating summer teaching opportunity—one that will allow you to be part of a growing program, teach a dynamic and exceptional curriculum, work with other talented educators, and work on a beautiful campus that is rich in history and technology?

Lakeside School’s Summer School Programs is currently recruiting for a Science Fiction Writing teacher for the Investigative Learning Camp, an academic summer camp designed for students entering grades 5-8. This summer, the Science Fiction Writing course runs for one week, July 6-10. This class runs twice per day, 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. All courses in the ILC are project-based and do not assume students have any previous knowledge of the subject matter. No homework is assigned. The position will be part time. There will be a mandatory orientation meeting on Thursday, July 2.

Click here to see full class descriptions of courses offered during the summer 2020 Investigative Learning Camp.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Shape the curriculum for this course
  2. Create lesson plans for each day
  3. Supervise and provide instructions for the high school-age counselor, who serves as a teaching assistant
  4. Supervise and instruct students during class time
Qualifications Include:
  1. A bachelor’s degree; masters degree in education, English, or a related field preferred
  2. Teaching experience with middle school students
  3. Experience with curriculum development
  4. Experience in working with a wide range of learning styles
  5. Candidates must satisfactorily complete two criminal background checks
Personal Attributes:
  1. Excellent communication and human relation skills
  2. Demonstrated cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions. The candidate will understand different perspectives; interact respectfully with cultures other than their own; and cultivate meaningful relationships with people that have different cultural frameworks. Candidate actively works to create an inclusive classroom environment.
  3. Strong organizational skills
  4. Positive and collaborative attitude
  5. Sense of humor and enthusiasm
Compensation and Benefits
The stipend for this position is $500/class per week, for a maximum of $1,000. Lunch is included. The course will only run if enough students register. Enrollment will remain open until June 1. If the number of students enrolled is too small on June 1, the course will not run, and, therefore, the stipend will not be paid.


Application Process
Interested candidates should apply online. The application process will remain open until a qualified candidate has accepted an offer. Applicants being considered will be interviewed. Phone or Skype/Zoom interviews are acceptable for candidates who are not local. For additional questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Kat Yorks, Director of Summer School Programs, by e-mail or by phone, 206-440-2701. PLEASE DO NOT SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS TO KAT YORKS’S E-MAIL. Application materials need to be submitted online here.

Working At Lakeside
At Lakeside we are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community. To learn more about our professional development and mentoring programs, benefits, diversity and inclusion, and opportunities for involvement in non-academic programs, please visit our Careers page on the Lakeside School website.

Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

Participate in the Independent School Diversity Career Fair hosted by Lakeside School
Saturday, February 1, 2020
For more information and to register visit Diversity Career Fair

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