Join the Code Camp team!
In December 2013 Ben Levi & Pete Neill were working at Fishburners Sydney... Ben on RentingSmart & Mon Purse (he loves creating incredible user experiences). Pete on Stash'd (a self taught iOS developer with teaching experience). They decided there had to be a better way to teach kids to code and build iPhone apps. They were quickly joined by Hayley and Dan, and now, 4 years later have successfully taught more than 18,000 students across Australia! This year we expect to teach more than 30,000 students and we need your help!
Why teach kids to code?
Learning to code is more than 'becoming a developer'. Learning to code allows students to:
- Be creative with technology
- Develop logical thinking and problem solving skills
- Understanding of computational thinking
In addition, through 'app building' we also focus on:
- Game design
- Psychology of user experience
- Entrepreneurial mindset
These skills can be adapted to any role in any industry.
Tertiary teaching qualification
- First Aid certification (including asthma and anaphylaxis)
- Able to motivate a team of 10+ staff
- Comfortable in dealing with parents and kids, highly organised and enthusiastic
- Coding knowledge is not necessary
What to expect
The Camp Manager is the main contact for parents. If a parent has any issues or concerns during the week they will approach you first.
- The Camp Manager is in charge of first aid.
- Responsible for morning and afternoon sign in/out at drop off and pick up
- Organise the weekly staff playground roster
Camp Manager may be called on by a class Teacher to assist during the day. The Teacher may require assistance with a poorly behaved child, an ill child, a child that needs to go to the bathroom and a wide variety of other issues.
Lead Instructor/Teaching Assistants
- Deliver our lesson plan to a class of ~25 students
- Responsible for keeping the class on track
- Provide direction to assistants
- Provides one on one help to individual students during class
- Any student falling behind will need you to guide them in the right direction
- Keep an eye out for any misbehaviour or disruption
What skills do you need?
- Coding or IT experience
- Teaching, tutoring or mentoring experience
- Experience working with children
- Positive, enthusiastic attitude
What to expect
The coding that is taught at Code Camp is relatively basic (for most kids this will be their first time learning to code, so an in depth knowledge is not necessary). We will ask all successful applicants to take an hour or two to familiarise themselves with the coding that will be taught throughout the camp.
Working with kids means that you’ll need to expect the unexpected. You’ll be responsible for their safety and wellbeing, so bring your empathy and common sense, along with your passion to ensure that every child has an absolutely phenomenal camp experience.