Workshop Facilitator (remote, contractor)

Prisma - Remote - Part time

Who we are

Prisma is a new kind of education company driven by a singular mission: to create a next generation capable of solving the world's biggest problems. The world is changing faster than ever, yet our current education system is not designed for rapid change. At Prisma we have designed a new kind of K-12 education company, which is built from the ground up to not only prepare kids in the core competencies they’ll need for the 21st century (things like curiosity, problem solving, ethical decision making, communication & collaboration, designer's mindset, and initiative & follow through to name a few) but to instill in them a desire to make a large, positive impact on the world. Prisma combines the flexibility of home-based learning, the socialization of a close-knit peer group that meets daily, the support of an inspiring learning coach, and the personalization of an interests-based, adaptable curriculum. We believe that every student deserves to love school, to be able to progress at their own pace, to pursue what interests them, to have a supportive peer group, and to reach their full potential. If you believe this too and you dream of a job where you can truly have an impact on the world, read on!

We are led by two repeat founders whose most recent venture was bought by Google in one of its most expensive acquisitions to date. We are a well and self-funded, mission-driven company focused on scalable and sustainable growth.

What the role is

We are turning the typical middle school experience on its head, so this is not your average teacher role! In fact, in our model, kids are led by "Learning Coaches", not teachers and they learn via live video and interactive experiences, not classrooms and textbooks.

We are currently hiring workshop facilitators to lead live learning experiences to 4th-8th grade Prisma learners. We can offer anything from 4-8 hours per week depending on candidates' interests, background, and availability.

This is a perfect role for anyone who wants to have a meaningful, lifelong impact on the lives of young people!

What you'll do

Workshop Facilitator Role:

  • Facilitate engaging live learning experiences in Collaborative Problem Solving (simulations, games, discussions, interactive activities) via Zoom to cohorts of ~20 learners in 4th-8th grades. All Prisma workshops include detailed lesson plans and materials developed by our curriculum team.
  • Participate in a 30-minute weekly meeting to troubleshoot any concerns and check in with the facilitator coordinator
  • Keep track of attendance and participation in workshops in order to distribute badges at the end of a cycle
  • OPTIONAL: Act as a substitute for learning coaches who may be out on short-term or extended leave

Who the ideal candidate is

You are:

  • Adept at facilitating discussions and encouraging kids to think for themselves (previous experience with virtual facilitation/teaching is a big plus but not a requirement)
  • Engaging and know what it takes to make learning exciting and fun for kids
  • Tech savvy and a strong believer in the power of technology to enhance kids’ learning
  • Passionate about alternative models of education
  • Smart, intellectually curious, quick on your feet
  • Adaptable, eager to learn, open to candid feedback and comfortable with change
  • Comfortable with the rapid pace and constant change of a startup
  • Very reliable and hard working
  • A creative, open-minded thinker who questions the status quo
  • Comfortable working in a distributed team and desire a job with a high level of personal agency

Beyond possessing these skills, if you also exude these traits, we want to talk with you!

  • Gutsy: Unafraid to speak up, take risks and think differently
  • Humble: Quick to give credit and slow to pass blame
  • Can-do: Optimistic, bring solutions, not problems, and always find a way
  • Team player: Care about, respect, help, and speak candidly with others
  • Driven: Go above and beyond to achieve our mission

How we compensate

  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Semi-flexible work schedule
  • Work from home or anywhere in your local area

Next steps

If this sounds like your dream job, please apply HERE: 👋.

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Experience Level

Mid Level


Prisma is the world's most engaging virtual school that combines a fun, real-world curriculum with powerful mentorship from experienced coaches and a supportive peer community.
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