Curriculum Designer at MakerKids Toronto

MakerKids, a certified B Corp, develops maker learning programs for kids and educators, and runs one of the only makerspaces for kids in the world.

We inspire kids to see their futures as inventors, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

We provide amazing interest-driven STEM programs to help kids move from being consumers to creators.

We've been featured in major media such as Wired, CTV and the Globe and Mail, and have spoken at SXSW, Maker Faire, MakerCon, and more.

Curriculum Designer Role

Maker programs are gaining steam. Demand for our programs is growing fast and that means we need to find an awesome curriculum designer to make sure that our programming is the best it can be.

Your job will be to enhance MakerKids programming - after school programs, camps, sampler sessions, and other workshops and events.

Program content primarily includes Robotics, Coding and Minecraft. Our current curriculum needs to be expanded and optimized.

Other tasks may include the following: auditing sessions, developing new activities, creating curriculum content, teaching shop organization, materials purchasing, coordinating events, taking sales calls, etc. as necessary.

You’ll love this role if you:

  • Want to have a positive impact on kids

  • Want to share your love for technology and making

  • Have great ideas for ways to engage kids in technology

  • Want to develop truly unique curriculum

Learning the Role

You don’t have to have to have perfected the full range of technical skills that kids will need for their projects. Other MakerKids staff will be happy to provide you assistance with any specific skills you need to delve deeper into, and answer any questions you might have. What we want to see from you is the Maker spirit – an ability to write curriculum that encourages creative, collaborative, and enthusiastic development of technical and social skills .

Role Details

This position is contract-based, with an expected duration of around 15-20 hours a week for two months, with occasional contact in future months. Work hours are flexible, but availability must include some class times. You have to be able to see what we are doing now, in order to know what we need to enhance our programming. camp, March Break camp, etc.). If necessary, we may be able to work remotely.

Our bright, colourful, playful Makerspace office is located at 2451 Bloor Street West, steps from Jane TTC station, which is a good home base for office tasks.

Qualifications

  • You have a degree in education and curriculum development, whether it is a university degree in education (BEd, MEd, PhD), or in Early Childhood Education.

  • You have a solid foundation of science and technology, especially in robotics, coding, and Minecraft.

  • You’re a creative and energetic person who likes working with kids and exploring new ideas

  • You’re comfortable using electronics, computer software, hardware and various other technologies

  • You have excellent communication skills, written and oral, and experience communicating with children and their families

  • You’re a Maker, with interest and experience designing and creating things, e.g. coding, electronics, robotics, Minecraft, crafting or some other way you entertain yourself and others with your creativity