Summer Job Opportunities

DigiPen Institute of Technology's K-12 Department is hiring for our ProjectFUN Summer Workshops. We are looking for lead teachers, teaching assistants, lead experience coordinators, experience coordinators, and administrative assistants to represent DigiPen, to oversee student engagement in learning, and to create a safe and professional learning environment. We need candidates who are enthusiastic, flexible, eager to learn, and able to remain professional at all times. Check out the full list of job positions available for ProjectFUN Summer Workshops below.

Summer 2017

  • Training: May/June (may offer evening/weekend training for those still in school)
  • Summer Workshops will run from June 26th – August 18th
  • Hours fall between 7:00am – 6:00pm, hours vary depending on position (40 hours max.)
  • Summer Application is open now!

In order to apply, you will need to fill out the online application form.

All applicants must be a citizen of the United States, have permanent residency status, or be authorized to work in the United States.

Please be sure to have the following items prepared to upload with your application (preferably as a PDF and labeled as shown below):

New Applicants:

  • A professional cover letter (Save document as: "LAST NAME_CVL")
  • A professional resume (Save document as: "LAST NAME_Resume")
  • DigiPen students only will also submit an unofficial transcript  (Save document as: "LAST NAME_Transcript", jpg or pdf format)

Returning Applicants:

  • A brief cover letter explaining where you think you'd be best utilized during the summer if hired and why (Save document as: "LAST NAME_CVL")
  • A professional resume (Save document as: "LAST NAME_Resume")
  • DigiPen students only will also submit an unofficial transcript  (Save document as: "LAST NAME_Transcript", jpg or pdf format)
Job Positions

Lead Teacher

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Represent DigiPen to all students, parents and peers
  • Teach students DigiPen approved curriculum
  • Engage all students in active learning
  • Maintain a safe, productive, friendly environment for all
  • Communicate with parents, peers, administrators, and students quickly and effectively
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Skills/Attributes:

  • Extensive knowledge in computer science, art and animation, game design, engineering, music and sound design or other relevant experience
  • Record of completing assigned work on time and to scope
  • Eagerness to grow and learn
  • Ability to change plans quickly and remain calm under pressure
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • A service oriented attitude

Bonus Skills/Attributes:

  • Previous experience with K-12 students
  • Leadership or presentation experience
  • Teaching experience

Desired Skills:

We are seeking intermediate or higher knowledge in one or more of the areas within the subjects listed.

 

 

Art and Animation

  • 12 Principles of Animation
  • Maya
  • Art fundamentals (perspective, shading, form, and color theory)
  • Ability to learn new software quickly
  • Costuming, performance art, or puppetry

 

 

Game Design

  • Basic programming skills in any high-level language (variable, iteration, conditionals, and functions)
  • Enthusiastic and frequent player of tabletop and video games
  • Ability to learn new software quickly

 

 

Engineering

  • Intermediate knowledge of Arduino programming
  • Basic electronics and breadboarding skills
  • Physics (mechanical)
  • Basic R/C Flight or Car experience (for flight, intermediate experience is strongly preferred)
  • Basic model rocketry experience (intermediate preferred)

Music and Sound Design

  • Intermediate music and sound design (digital recording experience strongly preferred)
  • Ability to learn new software quickly

 

 

Programming

  • C (variables, iteration, conditionals, pointers, arrays, functions, derived data types, and basic searching and sorting)
  • Java (variables, iteration, conditionals, arrays, functions, derived data types, basic searching and sorting, classes and object oriented principles)
  • Javascript (variables, iteration, conditionals, arrays, functions, derived data types, basic searching and sorting, classes and object oriented principles)
  • Ability to learn new software quickly

Young Explorers (Grades 1-3)

  • Basic art and animation skills
  • Basic programming skills
  • Ability to learn new software quickly

 

Compensation: $15-$16 per hour (salaries may be higher based on experience and for off-site positions)

Teacher's Assistant

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Represent DigiPen to all students, parents and peers
  • Assist the teacher with the instruction of DigiPen approved curriculum and classroom management
  • Engage all students in active learning
  • Maintain a safe, productive, friendly environment for all
  • Communicate with parents, peers, administrators, and students quickly and effectively
  • May lead some lessons over the course of the workshop if needed
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Skills/Attributes:

  • Extensive knowledge in computer science, art and animation, game design, engineering, music and sound design or other relevant experience
  • Record of completing assigned work on time and to scope
  • Eagerness to grow and learn
  • Ability to adapt well to unforeseen circumstances and to remain calm under pressure
  • Strong verbal communication skills and teamwork skills
  • A service oriented attitude

Bonus Skills/Attributes:

  • Previous experience with K-12 students
  • Leadership or presentation experience
  • Teaching experience

Desired Skills:

We are seeking intermediate or higher knowledge in one or more of the areas within the subjects listed.

 

 

Art and Animation

  • 12 Principles of Animation
  • Maya
  • Art fundamentals (perspective, shading, form, and color theory)
  • Ability to learn new software quickly
  • Costuming, performance art, or puppetry

 

 

Game Design

  • Basic programming skills in any high-level language (variable, iteration, conditionals, and functions)
  • Enthusiastic and frequent player of tabletop and video games
  • Ability to learn new software quickly

 

 

Engineering

  • Intermediate knowledge of Arduino programming
  • Basic electronics and breadboarding skills
  • Physics (mechanical)
  • Basic R/C Flight or Car experience (for flight, intermediate experience is strongly preferred)
  • Basic model rocketry experience (intermediate preferred)

Music and Sound Design

  • Intermediate music and sound design (digital recording experience strongly preferred)
  • Ability to learn new software quickly

 

 

Programming

  • C (variables, iteration, conditionals, pointers, arrays, functions, derived data types, and basic searching and sorting)
  • Java (variables, iteration, conditionals, arrays, functions, derived data types, basic searching and sorting, classes and object oriented principles)
  • Javascript (variables, iteration, conditionals, arrays, functions, derived data types, basic searching and sorting, classes and object oriented principles)
  • Ability to learn new software quickly

Young Explorers (Grades 1-3)

  • Basic art and animation skills
  • Basic programming skills
  • Ability to learn new software quickly

 

Compensation: $12-$13 per hour (salaries may be higher based on experience and for off-site positions)

Lead Experience Coordinator

*Please note this position was previously called "Lead Activities Coordinator"

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Represent DigiPen to all students, parents, and peers
  • Set-up, implement, and lead activities sessions for all ages
  • Plan extra activities and events, as needed
  • Assist with the management of the Experience Coordinator staff
  • Develop and lead the Experience Department training
  • Oversee an assigned area of the Experience Department
  • Attend Lead Experience Team meetings, as needed
  • Continuously look for areas of improvement to offer the ideal student experience
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Skills/Attributes:

  • Previous experience as a ProjectFUN Experience/Activities Coordinator 
  • Ability to engage students and generate enthusiasm
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Drive to take action and assist the team as needed
  • Ability to change plans quickly and remain calm under pressure
  • A service oriented attitude

Bonus Skills/Attributes:

  • Multiple years of experience as a ProjectFUN Lead Activities/Experience Coordinator

Compensation: $15-$16 per hour

Experience Coordinator

*Please note this position was previously called "Activities Coordinator"

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Represent DigiPen to all students, parents, and peers
  • Ensure student engagement and an optimal ProjectFUN Activities experience
  • Set-up and implement activities sessions for all ages
  • Assist the K-12 Team with student check-in and with operating the sign-in table in the lobby
  • Manage daily lunchtime procedures, such as monitoring the flow of the lunch lines
  • Operate the Express Drop-off and Pick-up
  • Guard all of the building exits to ensure student safety
  • Assist the K-12 Team and other DigiPen Departments with administrative tasks
  • Help answer questions from students and parents
  • Substitute in the classroom for teaching staff, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Skills/Attributes:

  • Ability to engage students and generate enthusiasm
  • Willingness to perform a variety of tasks
  • Eagerness to grow and learn
  • Ability to adapt well to unforeseen circumstances and to remain calm under pressure
  • Strong verbal communication and teamwork skills
  • A service oriented attitude

Bonus Skills/Attributes:

  • Previous experience with K-12 students
  • Experience planning and leading events, clubs, or group activities
  • Strong attention to detail

Compensation: $12-$13 per hour 

DigiPen's ProjectFUN offers workshops, camps and college prep courses for kids and teens. Technology courses are held in Redmond, WA (near Seattle and Bellevue), and online.