Saturday Academy is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment for staff and students. To learn more, read Our Equity Statement. We recognize there is no such thing as the perfect candidate, so we encourage you to apply if you are interested.
Type: Part-Time (Year-round Instructor) and Part-time Temporary (Summer Instructor Only)
Salary: $30 per hour / Volunteers also welcome
The mission of Saturday Academy is to develop creative, confident, and curious critical thinkers by engaging students in socially conscious and equitable Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math experiences. We spark curiosity, connect our community, and empower students to become the innovative thinkers and problem-solvers of the next generation. Saturday Academy is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Instructors should either have classroom experience or bring their passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM), real-world expertise, and awareness of potential careers to students.
Do you want to pass down your passion for STEAM to the next generation, but you are not an experienced teacher? We provide resources and professional development workshops to prepare you to be successful. We also recommend volunteering as a Classroom Assistant in our classes to gain experience and confidence.
Additionally, we are looking for individuals who have classroom experience and a passion for teaching STEAM-themed classes. We can provide curriculum resources or we can pay you to design your own.
As a Saturday Academy instructor you will teach a project-based, age-appropriate class, engaging your students and inspiring their curiosity. Instructors prepare class materials and lesson plans, with the support of SA staff. Close coordination and communication with Saturday Academy staff is essential to ensure your class technology and supply needs are met.
Successful applicants are required to submit a full background check. We follow Oregon Dept. of Education guidelines including their list of disqualifying crimes.
Training in abuse reporting and prevention, culturally-responsive and trauma-informed teaching is provided by SA, participation is required.
Please note that we typically hire for classes a few months in advance; we are currently hiring for after-school and summer camp positions.
- Experience in the field to be taught (academic or professional) and/or classroom management experience and an excitement to teach STEAM themed material
- A demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusivity and experience working with all types of diversity
- A passion for inspiring children to learn
- Many of our venues require in-person instructors to be fully vaccinated before the start of their first class, or apply for a medical exemption
Email a resume only, cover letters are not required. In the body of the email please specifically address the qualifications above. Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an equal employment opportunity, no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. To request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this position, please contact us.