Jobs At CHM

Weekday Workshop Instructor, Design_Code_Build, Mountain View, CA


  • Classification: Contractor
  • Location: Mountain View, CA
  • Department: Education
  • Deadline to Apply: Friday, October 11, 2019


The Computer History Museum (CHM) seeks energetic and qualified professionals to serve as Weekday Workshop Instructors in the Education department. Weekday Workshop Instructors will be responsible for leading hands-on programs for diverse youth, family, and community visitors. This role will involve learning CHM curriculum for a menu of workshops and implementing discussion-based, hands-on teaching strategies. Weekday Workshop Instructors will be responsible for leading all aspects of the programs including content delivery, data collection, and other administrative tasks.

Qualified candidates will be retained for hire as needed, to staff specific workshop dates on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, beginning January 8th through June 26th. Instructors will work up to 20 hours per week, with a minimum commitment of 2 shifts per week; no guarantee of minimum hours.

An 8-day program-specific training is required and will take place over two weeks on the following dates - selected applicants must be available for all training dates and will be compensated for their time:

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019
  • Friday, November 15, 2019
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • Thursday, November 21, 2019
  • Friday, November 22, 2019


Weekday Workshops will take place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Shifts will be approximately 4 hours in length (typically from 9am-1pm) and co-led with one or more Weekday Workshop Instructor and/or Education staff.

Compensation rate is $17-$20/hour based on experience.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Team-teach workshops that have been developed by Education staff for diverse audiences and ages, including K-12 youth and families
  • Lead all aspects of programs, including gallery discussions, hands-on activities, and small-group working sessions
  • Learn workshop variations and employ appropriate teaching methods for different audiences
  • Participate in all meetings and trainings as required
  • Use training resources and Museum exhibitions to ensure sufficient knowledge of computer history and the Museum's collections
  • Maintain supplies and organization of instructional materials; monitor resources and report supply levels to supervising staff; maintain teaching and storage spaces in good working order
  • Report attendance numbers and other data at conclusion of each program 
  • Other duties as assigned

Professional Qualifications and Personal Qualities

  • Bachelor's degree or significant study towards completion of degree. Preferred area of study in education, STEAM education, engineering, computer science, history, museum studies, child development, or related fields
  • Minimum 1 year teaching experience in classrooms and/or informal educational settings
  • Dynamic, energetic educator with demonstrated experience teaching diverse populations
  • Knowledge of current trends in interactive learning technologies and STEM education in formal and informal environments
  • Knowledge of youth growth and development
  • Knowledge of group/classroom management techniques
  • Organized, reliable, punctual, and independent
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work well with people of all ages, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Ability and enthusiasm to learn new topics and technologies quickly
  • Knowledge of Raspberry Pi technology and Python programming language a plus
  • Spanish proficiency a plus
  • Must be able to provide permissible documents to establish authorization to work in the US

How to Apply

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must email a cover letter, resume, and a list of 2 professional references to: Please state the position title in the subject line.


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