Lead Instructor

$6k – $8k
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Apply online at bluestamp.campmanagement.com/apply.
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BlueStamp Engineering is a 6-week summer program in New York City, Palo Alto, and San Francisco where high school students individually build engineering projects. Students select and build a project of interest (e.g. solar powered electronics, robots, GPS devices, mini wind turbines, etc.) with a motto of "learning by doing." Students go through the entire process of building and testing their devices while supporting their work with full documentation published online. Projects have a wide degree of difficulty, from electronics kits to customized designs. Please visit bluestampengineering.com/the-students to see what previous students have built. For detailed information about the program, please visit bluestampengineering.com

Open Position: Lead Instructor
BlueStamp, LLC is looking for independent, motivated, kind, and technical people to join our summer staff in all locations. The position requires staff to work together to assist students in creating their projects. This will include teaching engineering techniques and concepts, tools and safety, technical documentation, and troubleshooting methods. Staff will guide students to ideas, approaches, and sources of solutions without "just doing it for them." Both positions will involve the following responsibilities:
Help students troubleshoot their projects.
Help students create their own student page.
Motivate, inspire, and share the love of building with students
Help students select and define their individual project before the program begins (this can be done remotely over skype/email).

Lead instructors have the following responsibilities:
Guiding class each day and being responsible for students’ safety, project organization, and completion of deliverables.
Coordinating guest speaker schedules and all program logistics such as showcase nights, instructor meetings, progress reports, etc.
Order all student project parts and general classroom tools (in advance of the program and during the program).

Candidate Requirements:
Candidate should have top notch organizational skills, maturity, and leadership qualities. Graduate students preferred but particularly strong undergraduates will be considered.
Education and practical experience in one or more of the following three areas: (1) Electronics Hardware, (2) Firmware/Software, (3) Mechanical Design and Drafting.
Significant experience with building, designing, and troubleshooting devices or prototypes of similar scope to student projects shown here: bluestampengineering.com/the-students. Applicants should be able to showcase and discuss, in depth, any of their projects.
Skilled in troubleshooting problems and using the engineering tools of their discipline.
Experience teaching/leading students (e.g. instructor roles, youth camps, tutoring, mentoring, etc).
Ability to think and act quickly on a project to identify solutions that can meet goals on a structured, fast-paced schedule in a busy environment.
Desire to share the excitement of designing and engineering with high school students, while motivating students through the challenging and frustrating stages of prototype construction.
Excellent communication skills, unfettered honesty and integrity, and the ability to work with minimal supervision are all a must.

Program Logistics:
The student-to-staff ratio is approximately ~3:1. Typically we assign 4 staff members to each section. The skill set for each section consists: of an electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, computer scientist, and Junior TA (previous exemplary BSE student).

Class meets Monday-Friday for 6 weeks (excluding 4th of July). Program start dates are typically mid-June to late July or early August and vary slightly by city.

Compensation: Position is paid on a stipend depending on experience. There is an opportunity to earn a 25% bonus based on performance.

All staff must pass a background check.

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