School Programs Design Instructor (part-time)

Seattle Architecture Foundation
Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) Mission
The Seattle Architecture Foundation connects people to the architecture, design, and history of Seattle. We believe the more you engage with design, the more you feel connected to your changing city. As a volunteer driven organization, we provide programs which will empower you to make a difference in your community.
Project Description
SAF serves students through after-school programs at middle schools throughout Seattle, providing workshops designed to connect students to the built environment through hands-on design and modeling projects. Our teachers work on-site at local schools with the assistance of local architects and in collaboration with Out-of-School Time (OST) offices. Current school partners are: Asa Mercer International MS, Hamilton International MS, Madison MS, Washington MS, and The Northwest School.
1-2 years of experience working with middle or high school students
Some study, practice, or demonstrable interest related to architecture, design, urbanism, and/or civic engagement
Commitment to working within a racial, gender, and class equity framework
Willing to submit to background check
Basic Expectations
Instructors will attend any orientation sessions at schools before the start of their session, and          lunch time and evening recruitment (paid) as available
Lead lessons and activities on-site at SAF partnered schools
Participate in trainings and planning sessions by SAF
 Support and delegate to SAF volunteer support in the classroom
Ability to work collaboratively with the SAF Program Director and school partners to meet the         needs of students
Summer Assignments: We are currently hiring for the start of our summer session – July 9-August 16, 8:30am-10:30am, M-F.
Afterschool Assignments: We currently offer OST courses at four middle schools throughout Seattle. Assignments are 1 day a week for approximately 2 hours (generally between 3:30pm- 5:30pm) with some hours for training and prep time. Each class lasts approximately 8-12 weeks. Programs run concurrently throughout the school year, so there are opportunities to work at multiple school sites.
Additional opportunities with occasional workshops during the school day, both at SAF offices in Downtown Seattle & and on-site at area schools, and other summer partnerships.
Priority will be given to candidates with availability for both summer and school year assignments.
The Design Instructor is an hourly position at $17-$20/hour, DOE.
Gain experience teaching Design, Architecture and Neighborhood focused curriculum to middle school youth, with opportunities to collaborate in the design of curriculum.
Sharpen communication and presentation skills.
The opportunity to work with amazing students throughout the region to encourage their passions and demonstrate how they can effect positive change in their community through architecture & design.
Network with professionals in the Seattle architecture & design community.
 Attend most SAF tours and events for FREE.
Entry level
2-year degree
E-mail a brief letter of interest outlining your skills and experience, resume and 3 references to Kathryn Higgins, Program Director, at by May 18.
Seattle, WA
Due Date: 
Friday, May 18, 2018
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on April 26, 2018 - 2:41pm