Master Teacher, Youth Gamemaking Programs

E-Line Media - New York, NY - Part time


Position Description: Master Teacher, Youth Gamemaking Programs

E-Line is a leading provider of game-based learning products and services that empower young people to design and create their own digital games. We are seeking a master teacher to support our hands-on youth gamemaking and computer science education programs. The position will be based in E-Line’s New York City office. We expect the position to begin as a part-time engagement (min. 20 hours per week) with the expectation of growing into a full-time engagement as the business unit grows.

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, computer science or a related discipline (Master’s degree preferred);
  • 5+ years classroom teaching or hands-on youth program experience in computer science, gamemaking or a related discipline at the middle and/or high school level;
  • Prior experience with the Unity game development system, either in a professional capacity or having used it to teach gamemaking;
  • Experience designing, testing and implementing computer science curricula in a real-world setting as well as with common computer science and computational thinking standards and pedagogy, such as the new The K–12 Computer Science Framework;
  • A personal passion for gaming, as well as a literacy of gaming history, genres, etc.
  • Experience teaching with other introductory and professional gamemaking and/or computer science learning platforms such as Gamestar Mechanic, Scratch, RPG Maker and GameMaker a plus;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Availability to travel within the New York Metro area to support program development and hands-on learning programs, including some hands-on support of programs operating during after-school and weekend hours;
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and desire to help develop a business from an early stage;
  • Excitement at the prospect of working in a frenetic, rapidly-evolving environment;
  • A passion for educating young people and making the world a better place.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Collaborate on educational content development efforts for youth gamemaking products and services;
  • Work with the business, educational and creative leads on product strategy, design, budgeting and project planning;
  • Identify prospects and develop relationships with partner organizations such as schools, universities, after school programs, youth-serving nonprofits and camps;
  • Lead and support hands-on youth gamemaking programs, working directly with both youth and with other educators in an operational, professional development and curriculum planning capacity;
  • Document and analyze processes to support continuous improvement;
  • Source, manage and mentor junior staff supporting youth programs, including helping to produce training materials.

E-Line Media values diverse perspectives and voices on our teams, and encourages applications from people of backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in the games industry.

Candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment background verification screening.

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Experience Level

3 or more years

E-Line Media

E-Line Media is a leading developer and publisher of games and game-based learning products and services that engage, educate and empower, helping youth prepare for lives and careers in the 21st century. Learn more at www.elinemedia.com.

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