JOBS AT EMPOW STUDIOS

At Empow Studios, we educate children ages 7-15 in coding, engineering, and digital arts
with a focus on fun, discovery, and building a life-long passion in STEM.

What We Do

We have won more awards for excellence, and offer more programs, in more locations, than any other STEM education provider in Massachusetts. Every year we provide:

  • STEM summer camps at 20 locations across Massachusetts
  • School-year STEM programs for students after school, on weekends, and during school breaks both directly and through partnerships, in more than 50 locations in Massachusetts
  • Support to schools and educational institutions via teacher training, our online learning platform and STEM curriculum, and field trips to our centers
  • More recently, we have leveraged our deep investment in our proprietary online learning platform and STEM curriculum, TalentBox, to provide live online versions of our programs.

Available Positions

Location: Lexington or Newton MA; flexibility to be partially remote within the Greater Boston area

As Lead Software Engineer, you will develop TalentBox, our existing project-based learning learning management system. Reporting to the CTO, and in collaboration with product management, you will lead a small team including a frontend engineer, plus QA and design resources through all phases of application development including designing, building, testing, and deploying. This position is ideal for a Python developer with at least 5 years of experience who wants to be largely hands-on, lead a small engineering team, and play a pivotal role in the company’s rapid growth. Imagine how great you’ll feel helping teachers deliver high quality multi-award winning STEM and coding education to thousands of young people!

The TalentBox roadmap includes:

  • Enable automated, course- and milestone-specific communications to parents that increase their visibility into their child’s projects and learning
  • Increase TalentBox’s ability to assess a student’s interim project deliverable and offer useful coaching
  • Increase TalentBox’s ability to deploy in Chromebook-only environments. (Many of the technologies we teach are PC-based.)
  • Improve integrations with website purchasing and backend financial systems
  • Implement data lake and analytics to accelerate and improve insights by learning and business teams
SALARY AND BENEFITS

The salary for this position is $130,000 – $170,000 depending on capabilities. Strong benefits and potential equity.

REQUIRED SKILLS
  • 5+ years of experience building highly available, scalable, secure and performant web applications
  • Proficient with Python, Django and PostgreSQL (not at the Django ORM level); experienced with the rest of our backend technologies
  • Proven ability to write high quality, testable code
  • 1+ years of experience leading engineering teams with direct reports; sufficient front end skills to manage a more junior front end engineer
  • Experience making and implementing build/buy decisions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
BACK END TECHNOLOGIES

experience required

  • Development: Python 3, Django, Falcon, (DRF is a plus)
  • Database: PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Redis, RabbitMQ
  • AWS: Security Groups, ALBs, RDS, ElastiCache, ElasticSearch, EC2, S3, SES, SQS
  • Other/Operations: Linux, Nginx, Celery; Docker & Docker Compose, Jira, Datadog, Sentry, Gitlab
ADDITIONAL FRONT-END TECHNOLOGIES

only enough experience to manage Jnr Front-End Engineer is required

  • Development: JavaScript; Angular 8+, Typescript and CSS frameworks like Sass, Less; RxJs; SCSS; HTML5/CSS3; REST Web Services; Component library framework integration (e.g. Angular Material)
  • Other/Operations: Yarn, Git, and Webpack
TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter to recruiting@empow.me with “Lead Software Engineer” and your name in the subject line.

Empow Studios is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity of all kinds and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this exciting new opportunity. Empow Studios is an E-verify Employer.

Location: More than 20 throughout the Greater Boston Area including Boston, Cambridge, and suburbs west (several from Brookline to Worcester including Newton and Lexington), north (several from Somerville to North Andover) and South (including Milton)

Hours: Part-time afternoons and/or weekend days. Available 4 to 30 hours per week. Sept-June

Pay: $18-30 per hour

JOB DETAILS

Empow Studios, an award-winning provider of tech classes and camps for kids 7-15, is looking for energetic and enthusiastic technology-loving instructors for its year-round education program. No prior experience teaching tech is necessary, but working with children previously is a must. Our paid training and curriculum will give everything you need to succeed!

This is a fun and rewarding job that is a great fit for college students, professionals (engineers, teachers, digital artists) who want a fun supplemental experience, and retirees seeking a rewarding part-time job. We offer a fun, supportive environment, with kids who love coming to class; amazing training and coaching; experience using best-in-class education technology and curriculum; flexible hours; and great pay.

WHO YOU ARE

Empow Studio instructors are motivated and engaging individuals who care about making a difference and delivering a quality experience for children.

WHAT YOU’LL DO
  • Teach our technology and digital design curriculum to students ages 7-15 either in schools or in our own classrooms
  • Receive outstanding training on our curriculum and approach to classes as well as ongoing coaching
  • Take notes on students’ progress and provide occasional updates to parents
YOU SHOULD HAVE
  • Strong experience working with children
  • Comfort with technology
  • At least some college education
  • Ability to clear background checks
WE HOPE YOU HAVE
  • Some experience playing video games and creating things with technology
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail
  • Strong social skills with both adults and children
  • Ability to engage and manage small groups in classroom settings
  • Ability to think on your feet and troubleshoot problems
WHAT OUR INSTRUCTORS SAY ABOUT WORKING AT EMPOW
  • One of the most rewarding jobs I’ve ever had!
  • The kids really are super excited to be in class which is amazing
  • The training and curriculum is great. I felt really well prepared.
  • Looks great on my resume and gave me lots to talk about in job interviews
  • What a great way to give back. Thank you Empow.
  • The highlight of my week!
APPLY TODAY

Now that you’ve imagined the possibilities, we’d love to hear from you. Apply today – no resumé or cover letter required: bit.ly/EmpowInstructor.

Empow Studios is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity of all kinds and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this exciting new opportunity. Empow Studios is an E-verify Employer.

Locations: Newton or Lexington 

Hours: Part-time afternoons and/or weekend days. Available 3-20 hours per week. Sept-June

Pay: $15-18 per hour 

Age: 16+ 

Apply today: bit.ly/EmpowJrInst

Empow Studios, an award-winning provider of tech classes and camps for kids 7-15, is looking for energetic and enthusiastic technology-loving junior instructors for its year-round education program. No prior experience teaching tech is necessary, but some formal or informal experience working with kids is a must. Our paid training and curriculum will give everything you need to succeed!

This is a fun and rewarding job that is a great fit for high school students who have experience as tutors, baby sitters, or camp counselors. It’s an amazing way to turn your love of video games, robotics, or art into a job, and a great way to gain experience that will look good on any college application. 

We offer amazing training and coaching to make sure you thrive, a fun, supportive environment, experience using best-in-class education technology and curriculum, flexible hours, and great pay. 

Who You Are

Empow Studio Junior Instructors are motivated and social individuals who care about making a difference and delivering a quality experience for kids.

What You’ll Do
  • Partner with more experienced instructors to teach our technology and digital design curriculum to students ages 7-15 either in schools or in our own classrooms 
  • Receive outstanding training on our curriculum and approach to classes as well as ongoing coaching 
  • Take notes on students’ progress and provide occasional updates to parents in partnership with more experienced instructors 
You Should Have
  • Solid experience working with children in formal or informal settings 
  • Comfort with technology
We Hope You Have 
  • Some experience playing video games and creating things with technology
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail
  • Strong social skills with both adults and children
  • Ability to engage and help manage small groups in classroom settings
  • Ability to think on your feet and troubleshoot problems
What Our Junior Instructors Say About Working At Empow 
  • I love Empow!
  • My parents could not believe that my passion for video games got me a great job! 
  • Helping teach the kids is so fun. They are so excited every time I see them. 
  • This experience really helped me when I applied to college. It demonstrated my experience with public speaking, leading teams, communicating with diverse people, being responsible, and learning new technology 
  • Empow found me shifts and locations that worked with my schedule. Thanks! 
Apply Today 

Now that you’ve imagined the possibilities, we’d love to hear from you. Apply today – no resumé or cover letter required: bit.ly/EmpowJrInst.

Empow Studios is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity of all kinds and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this exciting new opportunity.  Empow Studios is an E-verify Employer.

Location: Newton, MA and Lexington, MA (2 positions)

Hours: 11am-7pm (Camp hours 8am-4pm)

Salary and Benefits

The salary for this position is $45,000 – $48,000 annually. This position is full-time and eligible for benefits.

Reporting to a Senior Program Manager, you will be a key member of the regional program team that ensures that all of our STEM classes and camps are delivered to our high-quality standards. In collaboration with the rest of our Program Management team, you will support or lead particular programs (such as camps or school partnerships), geographies within our region, and/or particular parts of the program team’s efforts (such as recruiting and training teachers); your responsibilities will evolve and grow as you develop, with the intent of preparing you for more senior program roles. This would be an ideal opportunity for a wide variety of candidates that would like to grow and develop their coaching and management skills and who have a passion for and background in STEM education. You can play a key role in making a meaningful difference in the lives of hundreds of young people in the region.

What You Will Do
Help Run high quality programs

As a Lead Instructor you will implement Empow’s defined pedagogy, curriculum, and program design. You will both teach students and coach instructors to ensure high quality results for each student, teacher, and school.

Build strong, nurturing relationships with students, families, schools and organizations
  • Ensure strong communications with families including instructor progress reports and tailored recommendations of each student’s learning path. Ensure that instructors build strong mentor relationships with their students.
  • Support the Program Manager(s) and Regional Director in maintaining strong relationships with school partners, ensuring that our instructors, technology, curriculum, and support staff are working together to achieve stated goals; proactively identify and solve problems.
  • Address customer concerns quickly and effectively.
  • Support Program Managers in collecting and review program metrics and student progress; identify risks and proactively solve problems to ensure high quality results for each student, teacher, and school.
Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate

At Empow Studios, we believe a diverse team leads to diversity in thinking, making our products better for students, families and schools. If you read this job description, feel energized by what you see here, and believe you could bring passion and commitment to the role, but you aren’t sure you meet every qualification, please apply! Above all, we are looking for the right person!

  • At least two years’ experience as an educator – previous management experience a plus!
  • Passion for STEM and familiarity with much of the breadth of the technologies covered in Empow’s STEM curriculum
    Interest in and dedication to building authentic relationships, providing coaching and support to both staff and students, and ensuring families receive their best-fit education experience for their children
  • Able and willing to directly oversee quality program delivery which will require working during the hours our programs are running (e.g., evenings and/or weekends) and driving to locations throughout the Greater Boston area
  • A BA/BS degree or higher in education or a STEM field or appropriate equivalent experience
  • Willingness and ability to proactively identify and offer solutions to potential challenges
  • Willingness to learn to advocate internally for needs of self and team
  • Desire to provide quality customer service and help families and partners find the Empow programs that best meet their needs
  • Dedication to personifying that values at the core of Empow’s culture through nurturing and cultivating fun, creativity, collaboration, individuality, and discovery
TO APPLY

Now that you’ve imagined the possibilities, we’d love to receive your RESUMÉ AND COVER LETTER introducing your amazing self! Please email both to: jobs@empow.me with the title of the position you are applying for and your name in the subject line (e.g., Program Manager, Jane Doe)

Empow Studios is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity of all kinds and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this exciting new opportunity. Empow Studios is an E-verify Employer.

Location: Newton (Needham Street) and Lexington (downtown)

Hours/Dates: M – F 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM (full-time available summers)

Pay: $25-27 per hour

Are you a strong leader with great interpersonal skills? Do you have a passion for coding, tech, video games, and/or digital arts? Are you looking for a fun, high-paying and fulfilling part-time job? Come join us! As a Site Director with Empow Studios, you will lead a team of instructors to inspire and educate youth to create projects using today’s latest computer technologie, and create a positive environment for all.

We offer a fun, supportive environment, with kids who love coming to classes and camps; amazing training and coaching; experience using best-in-class education technology and curriculum; amazing colleagues; and great pay.

IMAGINE YOURSELF
  • Leading and coaching a team of instructors and dozens of students
  • Coaching instructors to create an experience that maximizes learning and fun for every student
  • Delivering amazing weekend experiences including classes and the best tech birthday parties around
  • Developing strong relationships with each student’s caregivers and actively communicating with them about their child(ren)’s successes, challenges and recommended next steps
  • Hosting showcases where parents see the amazing projects their children have created
  • Making sure that your team takes advantage of Empow Studio policies and best practices
  • Leveraging Empow’s regional resources including subject matter experts and instructional trainers to ensure that your site meets or surpasses Empow’s high quality standards
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • At least 4 weeks experience teaching children (paid or unpaid, formal or informal, any subject) or with camp
  • At least six months experience in a leadership role
  • Have or be able to complete training and certification in first-aid/CPR
  • Have reliable local transportation to at least one of our program locations
  • 21+ years of age (by first summer)
ADDITIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF AN IDEAL CANDIDATE
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver amazing customer service and build strong relationships with children and their families
  • Demonstrated ability to build trust and personal accountability in a team
  • Demonstrated ability to positively impact youth and address the varied needs of students
  • Demonstrated attention to detail as are needed to comply with all regulatory guidelines
  • Experience providing any form of instructor professional development including coaching
  • Experience delivering project-based learning and/or eager to learn how
  • Experience in one or more of Empow’s subject areas (e.g. coding, robotics, digital design & engineering, Minecraft and Roblox); eager to learn more
  • Able to find solutions and remain positive during challenging moments
  • Strong commitment to Empow Studios’ mission and culture
  • Degree preferred
TO APPLY

Now that you’ve imagined the possibilities, we’d love for you to apply at: bit.ly/EmpowSiteDirector.

Empow Studios is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity of all kinds and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this exciting new opportunity. Empow Studios is an E-verify Employer.

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