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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Seeking Camp Facilitator for Tinkering School LA in Pasadena.

    Tinkering School LA day camp at reDiscover Center is expanding to Pasadena in 2016, and is hiring  Facilitators for the new location.  Now in its 6th year in Venice, Tinkering School LA is a highly sought after day camp where children explore hands-on, open-ended problems as catalysts for patient problem solving, adventure and self-directed learning. Building in wood and upcycled scrap to make sculptures and solve design challenges, 7-12 year olds experience a unique atmosphere of trust and responsibility.

    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, acknowledge and learn from mistakes, deploy staff to best effect and to develop their skills, 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 Tinkering School’s failure-positive child-led construction.

    Available. Session 1 is a series of one day workshops in conjunction with Pasadena Unified School District June 20-July 15 (camp day 8:30-2:30, workday 8:00-4:30). Session 2 is 4 week-long camp sessions July 18-August 12 (camp day: 9:00-3:00, work day: 8:30-5:00). The ideal Facilitator is available for both Sessions 1 and 2, but accommodation can be made for a superior candidate available for only one session.

    Location: Session 1 is conducted on various PUSD campuses. Session 2 is at Armory Center for the Arts’ artWORKS facility at 96 N Sunnyslope Ave, Pasadena, CA 91107. 2 paid training days and 1-3 paid days materials preparation takes place at reDiscover Center in Venice.

    Interested applicants, please email hr@rediscovercenter.org with a resume and cover letter.  

  • 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.