STEM Educator / Instructor ($30 / hour - contract)

  • Job Reference: 425084263-2
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Ifly Indoor Skydiving
  • Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Salary: $30.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

iFLY's Education Program makes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) exciting and relevant for students. During the program, every student will learn STEM concepts related to the wind tunnel, participate in a grade-appropriate science activity, and fly with an experienced flight instructor in the wind tunnel.

STEM Educators lead groups of students grades 2-12 through the education portion of this program.

What You'll Do:

  • Deliver oral presentation introducing students to grade-appropriate STEM concepts related to the wind tunnel.
  • Collaborate with iFLY Flight Instructors to demonstrate how everyday objects behave in the wind tunnel.
  • Facilitate a grade-appropriate science activity or experiment.
  • Engage with school teachers and parents to elicit constructive feedback about the Education Program.
  • Work with iFLY staff to ensure successful program implementation.
  • Communicate with Education Program staff to maintain and improve program.

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor's Degree in science, engineering, mathematics, STEM education, or related field
  • Mastery of science and mathematics concepts covered in K-12 school curriculum
  • Teaching experience in a classroom, camp, museum, or other STEM education setting
  • Passion for engaging children and adults in STEM learning
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Experience providing excellent customer service
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Ability to react positively to rapidly changing circumstances

Ideal:

  • Graduate Degree in science, engineering, mathematics, STEM education, or related field
  • Experience with inquiry-based teaching methods
  • Spanish language proficiency is a plus

This is a contract position. Hours vary based on schedule and needs.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: $30.00 per hour

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: $30.00 per hour

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location