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This position is focused on teaching programming and mechanical design with LEGOs to students at in-person LEGO Robot Camps and online. Please only apply if you want to work in Columbus, Ohio this summer with K-8 grade students in-person. We are looking for full-time help this summer.

Please include your email on the cover letter or message me so we can set up an interview. Please include a resume with the cover letter if you have it.

Compensation $20 per hour.

Job Description: Teacher Assistant (aka Robot Genius)

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Technical Instructor/Tutor of Students (online and in-person camps):

  • Help students to program and build with LEGO. Find students who are ‘stuck’ on a camp activity and help them to get back on track. This may involve helping students to think ‘outside the box’, or it may simply involve re-explaining robotics concepts from the lecture so that students understand.
  • Demonstrate possible design ideas to students (to stimulate their imaginations) using Lego pieces or programming code
  • Refrain from actually completing the student’s work for them… it is important that students complete the activities themselves so that they feel a sense of accomplishment and technological proficiency

Classroom Mentor (online and in-person camps):

  • Robot Genius is a role model for the students who want to pursue a major that focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math).
  • While the majority of actual robotics-related instruction is provided by the Master Robot Genius and through video lecture, Robot Geniuses are expected to understand the material and to explain it to students who may not have understood the presentation

Robot Academy Role Model:

  • Represent Robot Academy in a positive and professional way to students and parents


• Passion for teaching kids, age 7 to 12, about science and technology

• Availability when kids are out of school (Saturdays, Holidays, Spring Break). Schedule varies and you don’t need to be available for all of the scheduled camps.

• Ability to demonstrate/explain ideas to students using Lego pieces and programming code without accidentally overstepping and completing activities for the students

• Preferred Skill but not required: Experience with Lego robots, and/or Arduino boards. Experience with Scratch, Python and/or Arduino C programming languages

How to Apply To apply, please send cover letter or resume (if available) to Director

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: $20.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:

Temperature checks, washing hands, masks required at some locations, but COVID Vaccinations are not required.