Imagine you work on an intergalactic space training station. Each day you excite and challenge kids who are artists, builders, explorers, and dreamers of universes we don't yet know. You feel like the luckiest person in the world because through these kids you touch a piece of that unknown. Every single one of them comes into your station with different ideas and needs. It doesn't matter to you how many questions you answer, attempts you make, or reluctant faces you soften to smiles as long as you feel you've helped achieve every kid's vision. You find yourself musing about what you'll work on together next even when you're off-duty.
Sound like a place you can see yourself? Read on.
Codeverse™ is the world's first fully interactive coding school and educational tech platform built for kids. Our mission? To teach a billion kids to code!
We've built engaging and intuitive tools (including a super cool, real programming language called KidScript!) to make learning to code approachable, fun, and rewarding.
Our curriculum is designed for kids as young as 6 and introduces all the foundations of computer programming while incorporating creativity, design principles, and mechanics.
We opened the first Codeverse studio last July in Lincoln Park. Woo hoo! Our fully interactive studio is packed with cutting-edge technology ranging from robot arms to 3D printers to concert lights. The studio offers after school and weekend classes as well as camps.
Codeverse offers daily after school sessions for kids from 1st through 8th grade. Each 75-minute session offers kids coding opportunities in KidScript using iPads and iMacs as well as interaction with studio tech and robotics. Kids learn through exploring missions (tutorials) as well as building open-ended projects and games.
During sessions, instructors act as crew members that guide and motivate kids to immerse themselves in the Codeverse curriculum. Instructors have real-time visibility into the work of each student to help engage students based on their unique learning style and pace.
Codeverse offers weeklong camp sessions all summer and throughout school year breaks for kids from 1st to 8th grade. Much like the classes, the camps are meant to introduce kids to the concepts of coding as well as give them an opportunity to explore the tech in the studio. Camps run from 9 am to 3 pm with additional early dropoff and late pick-up hours. Each camp session has up to 30 kids.
Codeverse is looking to hire instructors that will be teachers, ambassadors, and co-creators of the magic that is Codeverse. The ideal instructor:
Has 4+ years of experience working with kids in individual and group settings
Believes children are full of creative potential
Is excited and able to adapt to unique learning styles
Builds long-lasting relationships with kids, families, and teammates
Habitually expresses positive affirmation, joy, and caring
Proactively and constructively raises ideas
Is adaptable when faced with frequent changes
Is eager to learn from teammates with a variety of diverse experiences
Has experience with or desire to learn classroom and behavior management
Has a desire to gain mastery of new concepts and unfamiliar technology
Is a strong communicator who is comfortable speaking with kids and adults even on challenging topics
Will be an excellent role model and mentor for students
Wants a role with Codeverse to be much more than a job
Finally, you might think that you need to be a computer scientist or coder to work at Codeverse. While it is a plus, prior experience is not required!
We place a tremendous value on creating the best experience for our customers and the instructors in our studio will be on the front lines every day. Codeverse training and experimentation is ongoing, but begins with a comprehensive curriculum that includes:
KidScript and the Codeverse platform
Safety, first aid, and security
Interpersonal, emotional, and behavioral practices
Educational methods which include a focus on working with students who have special needs
College graduate or at least 3 years of college completed
Must be a US citizen, hold a US Resident Alien card, or possess a valid US work permit
Must pass a background check and drug test