Lead Digital Skills Teacher

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Website pinnguaq Pinnguaq Association

The Pinnguaq Association is a not-for-profit organization that incorporates STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) into unique learning initiatives and applications that promote storytelling, art, health, wellness, and growth in partnership with rural and remote communities. At its core, Pinnguaq embraces diversity and creates opportunities to empower all people through the use of technology.

Pinnguaq is hiring a Digital Skills Teacher to deliver STEAM classes, workshops and camps in its Lindsay Makerspace. We’re looking for someone who has a passion for teaching youth and who has the leadership ability to manage a small classroom and deliver a diverse set of programs with the goal of fostering a local creative educational community.

Term: Full Time contract to March 31st 2021, with possibility for extension
Travel: Occasional
Start Date: September 30th, 2019

Duties
The Digital Skills Teacher will:

  • Collaborate in the development of a program plan for the Lindsay Makerspace within a constructionist pedagogical framework
  • Develop workshops and courses from curriculum available at the Pinnguaq Learning Space: http://pinnguaqlearning.space, among other resources;
  • Lead the delivery of lessons in digital media and technology (coding, digital art and storytelling, game design, robotics, animation, 3D modeling, among others), while ensuring an inclusive, safe and enjoyable educational experience;
  • Plan and deliver day-to-day program content and activities in accordance with the program plan in collaboration with participant interests;
  • Plan and implement classroom logistics working closely with the Lindsay Makerspace Manager, The Director of Curriculum Development, and others on the Pinnguaq team;
  • Ensure that all equipment and supplies are in safe working condition;
  • Participate in the development, acquisition, and maintenance of STEAM resources and materials;
  • Set up and clean up supplies and equipment;
  • Conduct evaluation activities and surveys, provide reporting back to the evaluation team to help improve program delivery;
  • Participate in relevant staff training and orientation sessions;
  • Represent the Pinnguaq Association in a respectful and sensitive manner;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Experience/Education

  • Knowledge of work with rural, remote, Indigenous and culturally diverse communities is essential to this position;
  • Ability to adjust and differentiate teaching materials and approach to a variety of class ages;
  • A combination of experience in Education and Technology would be ideal in this position;
  • High competency with media and technology, particularly makerspace technology such as digital art, 3D printing, Arduino, and basic coding concepts;
  • Comfortable learning new technology and digital tools;
  • Ability to map out goals based on program requirements and follow through to conclusion;
  • Ability to collaborate on program planning;
  • Excellent decision making and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to work independently and act as a respectful team player capable of working in a dynamic team environment;
  • Current First Aid and CPR training (or willingness to obtain);
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening Check (to be completed upon hiring);
  • Working Knowledge Of Google Suites, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Creative Suite

The required skills would normally be acquired through the completion of a Bachelor of Education, Early Childhood Education, Masters of Education, Master of Fine Arts, or Computer Science degree.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

The Pinnguaq Association is committed to employment equity and accessibility and therefore encourages applications from all qualified candidates. The Pinnguaq Association does not discriminate against or refuse service to anyone on any basis, including gender, race, ethnicity, religion, language, national ancestry, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical or mental disability or political affiliation.

How to Apply:
Please submit a Cover Letter and CV to jobs@pinnguaq.com

To apply for this job email your details to moc.q1566388198augnn1566388198ip@sb1566388198oj1566388198.