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Project Designers

Group Facilitation Specialists

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Updated 3/12/19


Now Hiring: Full-Time Project Designers

Beam Center Project Designers develop hands-on projects for youth that integrate academic content with the process of making real things. At our partner public schools, Project Designers collaborate with teachers to design curriculum-aligned projects that are implemented in K-12 classrooms. Out-of-school, Project Designers develop and implement projects in summer programs around the city. Beam projects are deeply informed by the personal interests of Project Designers and their design partners, and incorporate a wide variety of skills, tools, and materials.

Responsibilities:

  • Generating project ideas, building prototypes, writing materials lists, and writing lesson plans in collaboration with teachers and Beam Center staff.

  • Collaborating with teachers to co-lead projects in the classroom

  • Managing a complex schedule with multiple sites across the five boroughs and maintaining communication with partnering teachers.

  • Sharing your knowledge, skills, and experience with your collaborators and students, and being willing to learn new skills outside your area of expertise.

Qualifications:

Work at Beam Center involves a great deal of teamwork and requires strong communication skills and the ability to empathize. Beam Center Project Designers bring a personal practice and a set of technical expertise to their position. A master's degree and/or 3+ years of experience working with youth are preferred. We are particularly looking for Project Designers with experience in one or more of the following:

  • Electronics

  • Digital Fabrication

  • Coding

  • Physical Computing

  • MOST IMPORTANT is that applicants are passionate about sharing knowledge and supporting the growth of others.

To apply, please email a resume, portfolio and cover letter including explanation of any relevant activity in education, collaboration or working with young people to jobs@beamcenter.org. Please attach cover letter, portfolio and resume as a single PDF in your email.


 

Now Hiring: Full-Time Group Facilitation Specialists

Beam Center Facilitation Specialists collaborate with Project Designers to develop and implement hands-on projects that are centered in asset-based, healing-centered learning environments that promote youth’s self-actualization and supportive community relationships. Beam projects are deeply informed by the personal interests of Beam Staff and their design partners, and incorporate a wide variety of skills, tools, materials, expertise, and content.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating youth programming for ages 14-21.

  • Creating opportunities to establish a positive learning environment and community culture by drawing upon student’s assets, positive social emotional learning, and promoting individual and collective growth through trauma-informed youth development practices.

  • Collaborating with Project Designers to consider the holistic needs of youth and incorporate community building activities and reflections into the learning environment.

  • Generating project ideas, building prototypes, and writing lesson plans in collaboration with Project Designer teachers and Beam Center staff.

  • Managing a complex schedule with multiple sites across the five boroughs and maintaining communication with partnering teachers.

  • Sharing your knowledge, skills, and experience with your collaborators and students, and being willing to learn new skills outside your area of expertise.

Qualifications:

Work at Beam Center involves a great deal of teamwork and requires strong communication skills and the ability to empathize. Beam Center Group Facilitation Specialists bring a personal practice and a set of technical expertise to their position. A master's degree and/or 3+ years of experience working with youth are preferred. We are particularly looking for Facilitation Specialists with experience in one or more of the following:

  • Trauma-informed / healing-centered practices

  • Youth development program facilitation and/or management

  • Youth ages 14-21

  • Program frameworks, curriculum design, assessments

  • MOST IMPORTANT is that applicants are passionate about sharing knowledge and supporting the growth of others.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter including explanation of any relevant activity in education, collaboration or working with young people to jobs@beamcenter.org. Please attach cover letter and resume as a single PDF in your email.