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We are always looking for talented, hands-on and passionate individuals to join our team.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • reDiscover Center provides tools-intensive after school and enrichment programs for elementary school-age children in Culver City and across Los Angeles. Our facilitators are artists, makers, engineers, and teachers who love helping children to tinker and grow. We are expanding in the Manhattan Beach area and hiring an After School Facilitator to provide after school classes at selected school sites. This position is approximately 18 hours/week, four days in Manhattan Beach and one day in Mar Vista.

    The successful candidate will be:

    Good with kids. You can hold an audience of 8 year olds, patiently teach one-on-one, have eyes in the back of your head, learn a classroom full of names overnight, keep the necessary distance to command respect, crack a joke, take a joke, ensure safety by tracking each child’s capacity, patience, and mood.

    Good with tools. You know your way around a wood shop, can screw together two pieces of wood, know which side of a mark to cut, troubleshoot a rickety joint, sketch a rough diagram.

    Responsible. You show up on time or early, get the paperwork done without fuss, take notes, call for backup when you need it, support colleagues and volunteers, acknowledge and learn from mistakes, care for the organization as a whole.

    Creative. You have or can develop a personal tool kit of cool projects to build that appeal to tinkering-oriented children, solve interpersonal, mechanical, and design problems on the fly, are open to reDiscover Center’s failure-positive child-led construction philosophy.

    Available. Tinkering Workshop runs M-F for nine weeks January 30-March 30 in Manhattan Beach. Training will take place in Culver City and/or Santa Monica at our mutual convenience between December 19, 2016, and January 19, 2017, with the possibility of working at our winter camp at reDiscover December 19-30. Following training, you will be eligible to pick up additional shifts at reDiscover Center in Culver City and offsite programs across the Westside, including after school, weekends, vacation camps, and occasional school day programs. You will provide your own transportation and be able to transport up to 5 boxes of supplies, lifting up to 30 lbs.

    Willing to take our money. You accept an hourly wage in the range of $18-22/hour, commensurate with experience.

  • reDiscover Center seeks a friendly, dynamic artist/tinkerer/educator to facilitate Tinkering Club after school programs for children ages 7-12 at our Venice location. reDiscover provides facilitated tinkering and creative reuse art activities using our curated recycled materials, from scrap mylar to full sheets of plywood. As an After School/Weekend Facilitator, you will maintain a safe tinkering environment, provide support to participating children, be the public face of reDiscover to visiting families, and be a part of reDiscover’s general operations.

    If you are good with tools and

    Good with kids and

    Punctual, independent, and responsible

    Contact hr@rediscovercenter.org with a resume and brief note explaining your interest.

    Shifts available Monday - Friday 3:30-6:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday 10:30 AM-5:30 PM

     

    Duties include:

    • Facilitate artmaking and tinkering for children ages 7-12 and their families using creative reuse materials.
    • Represent reDiscover Center to the public following reDiscover’s procedures and protocols with politeness, friendliness, and excellence.
    • Organize creative reuse materials - includes restocking, sorting, cleaning, and weeding.
    • Demonstrate safe and proper tool use, from scissors to band saw.
    • Assess participants’ capacity for safe tool use through one-on-one tutorial and train participants in safe tool use.
    • Greet visitors - explain reDiscover programs. Sell memberships. Advertise upcoming reDiscover programs including Tinkering School and festivals.
    • Maintain reDiscover workshops, following daily and periodic cleaning and maintenance schedules.
    • Orient and supervise volunteers.

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities

  • reDiscover Center seeks friendly, dynamic parents, community supporters, and artists/tinkerers/educators to volunteer to help facilitate Tinkering Club after school programs for children ages 7-12 at our Venice location. reDiscover provides lightly facilitated tinkering and creative reuse art activities using our curated recycled materials. As a Volunteer After School Facilitator, you will help maintain a safe tinkering environment and provide support to participating children.

    If you are good with tools and

    Good with kids and

    Punctual, independent, and responsible

    Contact volunteer@rediscovercenter.org

    Shifts available Monday - Friday 3:30-6:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday 10:30 AM-5:30 PM

    Starts September 1.

  • Volunteers are an important part of day-to-day operations at the reDiscover Center. Volunteers work with the materials in our warehouse, assist in educational and outreach programs, coordinate materials donations and pick-ups, and help with general operations. Whether you have an afternoon free or are looking for a long-term volunteering commitment, we want to hear from you. Please use the following link fill out the Volunteer Registration form to let us know how you can help! Volunteer

  • Are you a student looking to find meaningful experience in an arts, environment, and education oriented nonprofit? reDiscover has academic year and summer internship opportunities for school credit/work study. Interns work with reDiscover staff to craft achievable intern-centered projects, contribute to ongoing operations and programs, and gain exposure to all aspects of nonprofit management. We are especially interested in students majoring in Art, Education, Marketing/Communications, and Environmental Studies/Sustainability. To apply, email us a brief cover letter and a copy of your resume.