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. 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.

Current Openings:

Chief of Staff
As Chief of Staff, you will be the right hand to the CEO tackling some of the organization’s most pressing challenges as we scale nationally. You will partner with the CEO to drive our strategic plan through to successful execution, lead special strategic projects, refine infrastructure to improve operations, and consult to regional leaders facing new challenges. You will see how all facets of the business work together to produce value for our students, employees, partners, and investors. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who aspires to one day be a CEO or COO, has a passion for education, and who wants to make a meaningful difference in the lives of thousands of young people.

What You Will Do

Drive Strategy into Execution

  • Annual Planning. Collaborate with all functions to develop annual goals and success metrics aligned with our
    strategic plan
  • Dashboards. Track and report progress towards metric- and milestone-based success goals
  • Analysis. Proactively identify risks to successful execution of strategic and annual plans. Diagnose problems and
    make data-driven, actionable and scalable recommendations to address them.

Conduct Special Projects (examples)

  • Strategy. Partner with CEO in creation of strategic plan for the organization including research and analysis
  • Financing. Partner with CEO on any strategic financing or corporate development matters
  • Major contracts. Renegotiate rental contracts; source new leases in new expansion geographies
  • Operational manual. Collaborate with all facets of the organization to create an operations manual that defines
    how all facets of the business run, and that can be used by new regional offices to start and run effectively
  • Knowledge management. Implement knowledge management tools and programs to guide collaboration and
    sharing of best practices across regional offices

Direct Operations

  • Manage. Provide on site liaison between our outsourced CFO and regional offices; ensure effective two-way
    communications and resolve challenges. Ensure smooth operations at our national office including of the finance,
    HR and admin functions largely by managing staff and external vendors.
  • Support. Consult to regional administrative and management staff who need national support to solve new or
    unusual operational problems
  • Improve. Lead cross-office and cross-functional teams to improve key facets of operations. For example: partner
    with CEO to improve talent processes such as performance management and professional development; partner
    with Director of Technology to improve operation’s IT infrastructure
Characteristics of an ideal candidate
  • 2+ years of experience in strategy consulting, investment banking, or leading strategic initiatives
  • Strong analytical acumen, with proven ability to produce data-driven insights and creative recommendations to
    solve complex strategic problems
  • Strong operational orientation with experience creating processes and infrastructure, often leveraging technology,
    to reduce costs and improve quality
  • Proven ability to achieve goals in face of challenging obstacles; resourceful, flexible, tactful, and persistent
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to build trusting relationships, facilitate problem solving, and lead through
    influence and expertise
  • Proven ability to manage multiple competing priorities including a mix of long-term and urgent projects
  • Strong communicator — both oral and written
  • Adapt at adapting and thriving within a fast-paced, results-driven, rapidly changing environment
  • Comfortable using desktop and enterprise software for operations and data analysis including Excel, Quickbooks,
    Data Studio, and Hubspot; proficient in some of these
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to working in education. Experience working in education or education
    technology is a plus.
  • A BA/BS degree is required

If you don’t meet 100% of the above characteristics, you should still seriously consider applying. Studies show that
meeting just 50% of a role’s requirements puts you in the running.

Salary and Benefits

The salary for this position is $55,000 – $70,000 annually based upon experience. This is a full-time position
that includes benefits.

To Apply

Please send us a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience approach, meet, or exceed characteristics of an ideal candidate and stating how you heard about this opportunity. Please apply by sending application materials (cover letter, resume) to recruiting@empow.me with role title, first and last names as the subject header.

Customer Service Representative
Strong Communicators with Great Attention to Detail Needed to Provide Amazing Customer Experience. Are you excited about STEM education? Do you love connecting people with what they need? As a Customer Service Representative for Empow Studios, you will work closely with our families and other customers to ensure they remain satisfied with and are well-informed about the organization and its programmatic offerings throughout the year.

What You Will Do

You will provide customer service in-person, through email, and over the phone. You will help our customers identify enrollment opportunities that meet their interests and needs and cover billing related inquiries. In addition, you may provide additional administrative support, as needed.
This is an ideal opportunity for a strong communicator excited about STEM education to make a meaningful difference in the lives of hundreds of young people in Massachusetts. As a Customer Service Representative, you will play a critical role in ensuring Empow Studios’ families understand and are prepared for classes.

Compensation

$16 – $18 per hour, depending on experience. These positions are temporary, hourly positions that will be working 40 hours a week from April through the end of August.

Imagine Yourself
  • Contributing to an award-winning customer service experience
  • Helping parents find the right STEM learning opportunities to meet their child’s individual learning goals
  • Ensuring that customer information from multiple sources is organized to maximize its utility
  • Applying expert investigative and critical thinking skills to resolve problems and quickly get people the answers they need
  • Proactively communicating with customers to answer questions before they think to ask them
  • Creating a smooth billing experience, including providing custom receipts when necessary
Minimum Requirements
  • One year experience in a customer-facing position
  • Comfort using different technological systems for data entry, monitoring, and communication
  • Impeccable integrity and ability to handle sensitive customer data securely and responsibly
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including personable demeanor and ability to empathize with customers
  • Basic algebra (ability to accurately calculate discounts)
  • Excellent organizational ability, including ability to collate information across multiple sources
  • Proficient in Google Sheets/Excel and familiarity with Google Drive
Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate
    • At least 6 months of customer service or sales experience
    • Familiarity with at least one technology taught at Empow and willingness to become familiar with others: 3D design, stop motion and digital animation, robotics, coding languages (Java, Python and/or Scratch), Minecraft (redstone, command blocks, pixel art)
    • Demonstrated success working with a team
    • Familiarity with Boston-area geography or ability to use maps to help customers identify convenient locations
    • Knowledge of how to prioritize and ability to track and manage multiple issues and projects simultaneously
    • Comfort using different technological systems for data entry, monitoring, and communication
    • Comfort in and excitement around working in an entrepreneurial setting experiencing rapid growth
    • Demonstrated ability to work through resistance and advocate internally for customer needs
    • Desire to provide quality customer service and help families find the best fit among Empow’s various programs
    • Alignment with Empow’s culture and values, including fun, creativity, collaboration, individuality, and discovery
To Apply

Please send us a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience approach, meet, or exceed characteristics of an ideal candidate and stating how you heard about this opportunity. Please apply by sending application materials (cover letter, resume) to recruiting@empow.me with role title, first and last names as the subject header.

Camp Director for STEM Summer Camps in Greater Boston Area (Summer 2021)
Do you have a passion for STEM and the ability to lead? As a Summer Camp Director with Empow Studios, you will lead a team of fellow instructors to inspire and educate youth to create projects using today’s latest computer technologies. In each week-long day-camp session, your team will educate students in coding, video game design, robotics, 3D design, stop-motion/digital animation, or other technological adventures! Throughout the day, you will engage campers with games, outdoor play, and other fun activities to reinforce learning and create a positive environment for all.

Overview

As a Summer Camp Director you will utilize your passion for youth and knowledge of STEM to mentor campers who will create amazing digital projects utilizing computer technologies. You will lead a team of fellow instructors to create a positive and memorable camp experience for each and every child, while also ensuring adherence to all safety guidelines. Our week-long summer camps run M-F 9am – 4pm.

Compensation
  • This is a temporary hourly position with a max of 40 hours each camp-week for which you are scheduled
  • $18-$25/hr based on experience
Imagine Yourself
  • Mentoring students to help them grow their technical prowess and creativity
  • Guiding students through the engineering design process as they create projects and explore coding/programming, video game design, robotics, 3D design, stop-motion/digital animation, and other technological adventures
  • Engaging students with games and other fun bonding activities during breaks
  • Creating a safe and positive learning environment for all
  • Fostering a growth mindset in every child
  • Supporting the success of our collaborative team through application of your leadership skills
  • Developing strong relationships with each camper’s caregivers and actively communicating with them about their child(ren)’s successes and challenges
  • Taking proactive steps to ensure program compliance with state regulations
  • Providing first aid and care for all campers and staff, if necessary
  • Enforcing all relevant Empow Studio policies with campers, families, and staff
Minimum Requirements
  • At least 4 weeks experience as an instructor in a camp, school, or after-school program with elementary or middle school students
  • At least 2 seasons experience as part of the administrative staff for a recreational camp for children OR willingness and ability to complete a course in camping administration
  • Willingness and ability to become certified in first-aid/CPR and complete necessary healthcare supervisory training
  • 21+ years of age
  • Able to start online training in June
  • Have reliable transportation to get to the location
Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree or advanced specialty training
  • Deeply committed to providing a safe and engaging camp experience for all campers and their caregivers
  • Understands the importance of and is committed to complying with all Massachusetts guidelines for youth care, including student:teacher ratios, documenting and reporting, and the dispensing of medications as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to build trust and personal accountability in a team
  • Demonstrated ability to positively impact youth and address the varied needs of students in a physical or virtual setting
  • Demonstrated ability to be a flexible team player
  • Experience in one or more subject matter areas: 3D design, stop motion and digital animation, robotics, coding languages (Java, Python and/or Scratch), Minecraft (redstone, command blocks, pixel art)
  • Eager to learn new technologies and teaching techniques
  • Customer support experience and a positive “I care” attitude, including the ability to maintain enthusiasm in the face of challenges
  • Engaging communication skills, including the ability to hold students’ attention while discussing subject matter, and willingness to engage caregivers as partners in the camp experience
  • Experience in customer service
  • Strong commitment to Empow Studios’ mission
In-Person Instructor for STEM Summer Camps in Massachusetts (Summer 2021)
Do you have a passion for STEM education? As an Instructor with Empow Studios, you will inspire and teach youth to create projects using today’s latest computer technologies. In each session, you will educate students in coding, video game design, robotics, 3D design, stop-motion/digital animation, or other technological adventures! We are hiring instructors for our 2021 day camp programs that happen in Lexington, Newton and other Massachusetts Locations throughout the summer.

What You Will Do

During each session, you will utilize your passion for youth and knowledge of STEM to mentor students who will create amazing digital projects. You will work with a team of fellow instructors to establish a positive and memorable experience for each and every child.Our week-long summer camps run M-F 9am – 4pm. Our school year classes run 3 – 7pm weekdays and 12 – 4pm weekends.

Compensation
  • These are part-time hourly positions
  • Summer positions are up to 40 hours per week
  • $15-$20/hr depending on the seniority of role assigned
  • All roles include extensive training
Imagine Yourself
  • Mentoring students to help them grow their technical prowess and creativity
  • Guiding students through several iterations of project creation in coding/programming, video game design, robotics, 3D design, stop-motion/digital animation, and other technological adventures
  • Engaging students with games and other fun bonding activities during breaks
  • Creating a safe and positive learning environment for all
  • Fostering a growth mindset in every child
  • Supporting the success of our collaborative team under the leadership of your Program Manager
Minimum Requirements
  • At least 4 weeks experience as an instructor in a camp, school, or after-school program with elementary or middle school students
  • 16+ years of age required, high school graduates preferred
  • Able to start online training by June
  • Have reliable transportation to get to the location
Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate
  • One or more years of work experience teaching or mentoring groups of youth in elementary or middle school programs
  • Demonstrated ability to positively impact youth and address the varied needs of students
  • Experience in one or more subject matter areas: 3D design, stop motion and digital animation, robotics, coding languages (Java, Python and/or Scratch), Minecraft (redstone, command blocks, pixel art)
  • Eager to learn new technologies and teaching techniques
  • Customer support experience and a positive “I care” attitude, including the ability to maintain enthusiasm in the face of challenges
  • Engaging communication skills, including the ability to hold students’ attention while discussing subject matter, and willingness to engage parents/guardians as partners in the camp experience
  • Comfortable speaking with parents and updating them about their child’s performance
  • Demonstrated ability to be a flexible team player
  • Strong commitment to Empow Studios’ mission
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
As Sales & Marketing Coordinator, you will work in partnership with the Greater Boston Regional Director and our National Director of Marketing to achieve our marketing and sales goals in the Greater Boston area. You will leverage national marketing campaigns to generate leads with potential school partners, and then support the sales process by conducting research, drafting proposals, and managing opportunities in Hubspot. You will increase awareness among parents of our STEM classes and camps by attending camp fairs, generating local social media, producing collateral, and conducting local PR. The ideal candidate will have successfully worked in sales and marketing, and will be adept at managing several competing priorities simultaneously. This is a great opportunity for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and highly personable team player, who has a passion for education, and wants to make a meaningful difference in the lives of thousands of young people.

About Empow Studios

At Empow Studios, we educate children ages 7-17 in coding, engineering, and digital arts with a focus on fun, discovery, and building a life-long passion in STEM. We have won more awards for excellence, and offer more programs, in more locations, than any other STEM education provider in Massachusetts.
Through our regional offices, we provide:

  • STEM summer camps at 20 locations across Massachusetts
  • School-year STEM classes for students after school, on weekends, and during school breaks both directly and through partnerships, in more than 50 locations in Massachusetts
  • Support to private and public schools that enable them to provide high quality STEM programs to their students using our instructors, curriculum, and/or technology
  • More recently, we have leveraged our deep investment in our proprietary online learning platform and STEM curriculum, TalentBox, to provide online versions of our programs

In this role, you will report to the Greater Boston Regional Director who was formerly VP Sales for two national education and youth-focused companies. You will work closely with our National Director of Marketing who previously led marketing at two nationally recognized educator sector companies, and you will be an integral part of the Greater Boston team which includes dozens of teachers.

Position Overview
What You Will Do

Sales Support to Regional Director

  • Generate leads. Leverage national resources to produce locally tailored email campaigns, customized landing pages, case studies, and events to generate leads among local schools and camps
  • Research and qualify leads. Conduct research to assess fit of leads and prepare for initial meetings
  • Draft materials for sales meetings. Customize standard meeting materials to meet unique needs
  • Draft contracts. Tailor contracts to meet the unique situation of each potential partnership
  • Maintain hubspot. Ensure that CRM data is updated as opportunities progress through the sales pipeline
  • Take the lead in closing smaller opportunities. For smaller opportunities, work directly with potential partners to understand their needs, configure solutions, and negotiate contracts
  • Coordinate with the Program Management team. For all potential partners, coordinate with Programs to ensure that they are prepared to deliver the proposed programs

Play Key Role in Local Community Marketing

  • Book, organize, prepare and staff events. Using events such as camp fairs, create a strong local presence in the community particularly among parents who could be prospective customers
  • Create and nurture relationships with community organizations. Build and sustain partnerships with community organizations (e.g. PTAs, after-school providers) that can recommend us to their networks
  • Social media. Manage our membership in local affinity groups by providing value-added content in targeted online forums. Manage our local facebook and other social media presence
  • Press. Proactively create local press opportunities and be the first point of contact for inbound press inquiries

Conduct Market Campaigns and Create Materials

  • Marketing materials. Modify nationally produced marketing collateral such as brochures and direct mail pieces to meet local conditions. Design smaller pieces to meet unique local needs
  • Partner on Campaigns. Partner with National Director of Marketing to implement national marketing campaigns in your region
Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate
  • At least two years of related work experience demonstrating strengths in various facets of marketing and sales (or business development)
  • Outstanding communicator — both oral and written
  • Highly personable; able to quickly form positive relationships
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Capable of working independently and as a part of a team
  • Confident with a range of design tools for website, presentation, and printed materials
  • Comfortable using CRM tools such as HubSpot
  • Experienced using various forms of social media
  • Comfortable and excited to work in an entrepreneurial setting experiencing rapid growth
  • Eager to expand your marketing and sales role; proven ability to learn quickly
  • Demonstrated passion for education, youth, and/or STEM as evidenced by career or volunteer experiences; experience with education, online learning, and/or youth-facing consumer products is a valuable plus
  • Strong commitment to Empow Studios’ mission is required
  • BA/BS degree required
Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits.

To Apply

Please send us a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience approach, meet, or exceed characteristics of an ideal candidate and stating how you heard about this opportunity. Please apply by sending application materials (cover letter, resume) to recruiting@empow.me with role title, first and last names as the subject header.

Virtual Instructor for STEM Summer Camps (Summer 2021)
Do you have a passion for STEM education? As an Instructor with Empow Studios, you will inspire and teach youth to create projects using today’s latest computer technologies. In each session, you will educate students in coding, video game design, robotics, 3D design, stop-motion/digital animation, or other technological adventures! We are hiring instructors for our virtual day camp programs that will happen this summer.

What You Will Do

During each session, you will utilize your passion for youth and knowledge of STEM to mentor students who will create amazing digital projects. You will work with a team of fellow instructors to establish a positive and memorable experience for each and every child. Our week-long summer camps run M-F 9am – 4pm with both half-day and full-day shifts available. Our school year classes run 3 – 7pm weekdays and 12 – 4pm weekends.

Compensation
  • These are part-time hourly positions
  • Summer positions are up to 40 hours per week
  • $15-$20/hr depending on the seniority of role assigned
  • All roles include extensive training
Imagine Yourself
  • Mentoring students to help them grow their technical prowess and creativity
  • Guiding students through the engineering design process as they create projects and explore coding/programming, video game design, robotics, 3D design, stop-motion/digital animation, and other technological adventures
  • Engaging students with games and other fun bonding activities during breaks
  • Creating a safe and positive learning environment for all
  • Fostering a growth mindset in every child
  • Supporting the success of our collaborative team under the leadership of your Program Manager
Minimum Requirements
  • At least 4 weeks experience as an instructor in a camp, school, or after-school program with elementary or middle school students
  • 16+ years of age required, high school graduates preferred
  • A reliable internet connection
  • A computer capable of running the software you are assigned to teach or ability to pick up computer from our Lexington location (Most software compatible with Windows 7/Mac OS X 10.10 or newer)
Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate
  • One or more years of work experience teaching or mentoring groups of youth in elementary or middle school programs
  • Demonstrated ability to positively impact youth and address the varied needs of students
  • Experience in one or more subject matter areas: 3D design, stop motion and digital animation, robotics, coding languages (Java, Python and/or Scratch), Minecraft (redstone, command blocks, pixel art)
  • Eager to learn new technologies and teaching techniques
  • Customer support experience and a positive “I care” attitude, including the ability to maintain enthusiasm in the face of challenges
  • Engaging communication skills, including the ability to hold students’ attention while discussing subject matter, and willingness to engage parents/guardians as partners in the camp experience
  • Demonstrated ability to be a flexible team player
  • Strong commitment to Empow Studios’ mission

 

To Apply

We’d love to receive your resumé and cover letter introducing your amazing self! Please email both to: amazingstaff@empow.me. We are hiring for our school year and summer programs. If you would like to be considered for both, please reference that in your cover letter.

Empow Studios is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Empow Studios values diversity of all kinds and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this opportunity. Empow Studios is an E-verify Employer.

Empow sets the bar high! Educators here take pride in their work, are driven to see kids succeed! As co-educators they are fun and easy to work with. It’s a liberal geeky, eclectic bunch of techies…meeting are punctuated by banter and camaraderie.

Pallavi Naravane

Assistant Director, Newton Studio

We are like one big energetic family. Everyone supports each other in times of need. Empow’s team is lighthearted in demeanor but extremely serious about learning, both in the programs and outside of them. We set ambitious goals and help each other to reach them while having fun in the process.

Theo Swartz

Sr. Instructor, Camp Director

The company culture of Empow is truly unique. It is equal parts professional and fun. Meetings are lighthearted and enjoyable, and the atmosphere can be pleasantly nerdy when talking about passionate projects in a really fun way.

Teddy Murphy

Sr. Instructor, Camp Director

This job is fantastic. Working with the kids is awesome. It’s definitely a rewarding job!

Costas Frost

After-School Club Director

I love working for this company. We put a premium on people and quality of education.

Bernardo Feliciano

Teacher Development & Curriculum Lead