Imagine you work on an intergalactic space training station. Each day you excite and challenge kids who are artists, builders, explorers, and dreamers of universes we don’t yet know. You feel like the luckiest person in the world because through these kids you touch a piece of that unknown. Every single one of them comes into your station with different ideas and needs. It doesn’t matter to you how many questions you answer, attempts you make, or reluctant faces you soften to smiles as long as you feel you’ve helped achieve every kid’s vision. You find yourself musing about what you’ll work on together next even when you’re off-duty.

Sound like a place you can see yourself? Read on.

About Codeverse

Codeverse™ is the world's first fully interactive coding school and educational tech platform built for kids. Our mission? To teach a billion kids to code!

We’ve built engaging and intuitive tools (including a super cool, real programming language called KidScript!) to make learning to code approachable, fun, and rewarding.

Our curriculum is designed for kids as young as 6 and introduces all the foundations of computer programming while incorporating creativity, design principles, and mechanics.

We opened the first Codeverse studio last July in Lincoln Park. Woo hoo! Our fully interactive studio is packed with cutting-edge technology ranging from robot arms to 3D printers to concert lights. The studio offers after school and weekend classes as well as camps.

Class Structure

Codeverse offers daily after school sessions for kids from 1st through 8th grade. Each 75-minute session offers kids coding opportunities in KidScript using iPads and iMacs as well as interaction with studio tech and robotics. Kids learn through exploring missions (tutorials) as well as building open-ended projects and games.

During sessions, instructors act as crew members that guide and motivate kids to immerse themselves in the Codeverse curriculum. Instructors have real-time visibility into the work of each student to help engage students based on their unique learning style and pace.

Camp Structure

Codeverse offers weeklong camp sessions all summer and throughout school year breaks for kids from 1st to 8th grade. Much like the classes, the camps are meant to introduce kids to the concepts of coding as well as give them an opportunity to explore the tech in the studio. Camps run from 9 am to 3 pm with additional early dropoff and late pick-up hours. Each camp session has up to 30 kids.

Instructor Role

Codeverse is looking to hire instructors that will be teachers, ambassadors, and co-creators of the magic that is Codeverse. The ideal instructor:

  • Has 4+ years of experience working with kids in individual and group settings

  • Believes children are full of creative potential

  • Is excited and able to adapt to unique learning styles

  • Builds long-lasting relationships with kids, families, and teammates

  • Habitually expresses positive affirmation, joy, and caring

  • Proactively and constructively raises ideas

  • Is adaptable when faced with frequent changes

  • Is eager to learn from teammates with a variety of diverse experiences

  • Has experience with or desire to learn classroom and behavior management

  • Has a desire to gain mastery of new concepts and unfamiliar technology

  • Is a strong communicator who is comfortable speaking with kids and adults even on challenging topics

  • Will be an excellent role model and mentor for students

  • Wants a role with Codeverse to be much more than a job

Finally, you might think that you need to be a computer scientist or coder to work at Codeverse. While it is a plus, prior experience is not required!

Training

We place a tremendous value on creating the best experience for our customers and the instructors in our studio will be on the front lines every day. Codeverse training and experimentation is ongoing, but begins with a comprehensive curriculum that includes:

  • KidScript and the Codeverse platform

  • Safety, first aid, and security

  • Interpersonal, emotional, and behavioral practices

  • Educational methods which include a focus on working with students who have special needs

Job Requirements

  • College graduate or at least 3 years of college completed

  • Must be a US citizen, hold a US Resident Alien card, or possess a valid US work permit

  • Must pass a background check and drug test