Watching children learn is magical.
When education is playful, imaginative and exciting, kids soak up knowledge like dry sponges and remind us of how special the world is.
We want to give you the opportunity to create those experiences for kids in your own community.
We’re Imajine That, and we’re looking for three EEC certified lead teachers to run our programs at William Blackstone Elementary School, Henry Grew Elementary School and Lee Academy Pilot School in Dorchester.
The goal of this position is to run an exciting and imaginative after school program that creates raving fans. You’ll be successful at this by building great relationships with your staff, and the children and families in your program. You’ll exceed the EEC licensing requirements and transport the Imajine That culture from our children’s museum into the school you’re working in.
Each day you’ll set up before kids get out of school and then collect them from their classes when the bell rings. You’ll start with circle time and rotate through homework time, outdoor play time, station time and of course snack time. Once the program is finished, you’ll make sure each child is picked up by their parent or guardian.
In addition, you’ll run monthly fire drills, assess student’s progress and make sure all necessary paperwork is kept in order.
We’ll make sure you have the best materials, training, STEM-based activities and curriculum for each day. You’ll have access to educational technology from the award-winning producers from “Peep In the Big Wide World” produced by our partners at WGBH, a PBS affiliate.
You’ll be working from William Blackstone Elementary School, Henry Grew Elementary School or Lee Academy Pilot School in Dorchester. Programs take place Monday to Friday, with setup starting around 2:00pm and clean up finishing by 6:00pm. On top of your hourly wage, you’ll receive one hour of paid time off for every 30 you work. You’ll also receive amazing educational opportunities and this year we’re starting an IRA for all employees.
What We’re Looking For
o You love kids. Loving kids will drive everything else you do, from creating an amazing educational experience to helping them make good decisions when they’re acting their age.
o You’re detailed. You follow up with each child to make sure they’re being well taken of and follow all the regulations for evacuation, table cleaning and handwashing to make sure they stay safe and healthy.
o You’re focused on growth. You’re always looking for ways to improve and your continued education overflows into the quality of your teaching.
On top of these traits we’re also looking for:
o EEC Certification o Experience as a teacher in a classroom o Experience working with young children
When you’re hired, we’ll provide you with training to be certified in:
o First aid o CPR
We run a 12,000 square foot children’s museum in Lawrence, Massachusetts and pop up programming in schools and community centers around Boston. We also serve at risk communities by bringing education to them and through family programs at the museum that invite parents to participate WITH their children.
We’re a certified B Corporation. That means we went through a rigorous third party assessment to show we’re serious about the triple bottom line – people, planet and profit.
We’re just as serious about our mission as we are in investing in our team. That means, you’ll be working with the best educational tools around and that you’ll receive industry leading training. We’ll pay for you to go through Landmark FORUM training (used by amazing companies like Reebok & Lululemon), teach you how to use Kibo Robots, and find grants to help cover the cost of college courses you want to take.
Imajine That is an interactive children’s museum, located at the Riverwalk in Lawrence, which features pop up programming in various public schools and community centers. These various business models all focus on family and child engagement.
The Imajine That Museum is a first of its kind family and child interactive museum where human potential has no boundaries. Our unique 12,000 square foot play space offers an environment where families can create and learn together in a safe and educational manner. Imajine That's "Imagination Stations" include a child sized Whole Foods grocery store, a HUGE dinosaur climbing structure, Between the Lions literacy area, Peep and the Big Wide World Science Station, Lowell General Hospital Doctors Office play area, and an arts and crafts area, just to name a few. The museum is the premier destination for children celebrations. Imajine That offers various party themes, add-ons to make your party celebration even more fun!