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Makerspace Teacher: Summer School 2019

Position Type Teacher
Start 07/03/2019
School Name Lakeside School
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 01/11/2019

Are you looking for a stimulating summer work opportunity - one that will allow you to be part of a growing program, work with talented educators, and enjoy a beautiful campus rich in history and technology? If so, Lakeside School's Summer School program is for you!

Our summer program is currently recruiting for a Makerspace teacher for the Investigative Learning Camp, an academic summer camp designed for students entering grades 5-8. The Investigative Learning Camp (ILC) offers students the opportunity to take classes covering STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) -based topics and to engage in fun afternoon activities. All classes and activities encourage creative play and hands-on learning. The position will be part time. The Makerspace activity runs July 8 – August 2. In this activity, students use design thinking to complete engineering projects (i.e. building a bridge, designing a dream bedroom, etc.). This activity meets 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. There will be a mandatory orientation meeting on Wednesday, July 3.

Click here to learn more about the Lakeside School Summer Program and to see full class descriptions of courses offered during the summer of 2019.


  1. Develop a makerspace curriculum that encourages problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking skill.
  2. Order and organize supplies necessary for all makerspace projects.
  3. Plan daily lessons that teach design thinking and encourage hands-on learning.
  4. Supervise and instruct all campers during the activity period.
  5. Supervise the assigned counselor, who serve as a classroom teaching assistant.

Requirements and Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or a related field; master’s degree preferred.
  2. Experience teaching, tutoring, or coaching middle-school or high-school age students.
  3. Excellent communication and human relation skills.
  4. Cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions and an ability to communicate with people from cultures different than their own.
  5. Strong organizational skills.
  6. Positive and collaborative attitude.
  7. Sense of humor and enthusiasm.
  8. Candidates must satisfactorily complete two criminal background checks.
The stipend for this position is $2,000. Lunch is included. For questions regarding this position contact Kat Yorks, Director of Summer School Programs. PLEASE DO NOT SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS TO KAT YORKS's EMAIL.
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.
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