MakerKids Careers

What We Do

MakerKids runs award-winning camps, programs and parties for kids on Coding, Robotics and Minecraft. We inspire kids to build confidence, social skills, resilience and a positive relationship with technology – and to see their futures as inventors, entrepreneurs, and innovators. Come change the world with us, one kid at a time. We provide amazing interest-driven STEM programs to help kids move from being consumers to creators. We were named the next top franchise concept as winner of the NextGen in Franchising Competition at the International Franchise Association Conference, from over 400 entrants. We also started the first makerspace for kids in the world :).

MakerKids was named Best Kids’ Workshops by Toronto Life Magazine and one of the top ten awesome birthday parties in Toronto by Today’s Parent. Thousands of kids have participated in our programs. In the past, we have done Content and Curriculum Development for clients like Intel and 3D Systems, and Professional Development services for clients such as the Toronto Public Library. We’ve been featured in major media such as Wired, CTV and the Globe and Mail, and have spoken at SXSW, Maker Faire, MakerCon, and more. Our Board of Advisors includes Massimo Banzi (CEO of Arduino).

We are a mission-driven company and our mission is to help people reach their potential and make a positive impact on the world. We are leading programs that improve kids’ lives significantly, enabling to see their own power and realize that they can make a difference.
Our team is growing and we’re looking for rockstars who believe in our mission. Join us!
MakerKids Team

Who We Are

We’re a group of makers, inventors and entrepreneurs with backgrounds from Singularity University (at NASA), engineering, computer science, Procter & Gamble, musical theatre, and summer camps at City of Toronto, City of Burlington, Queen’s University, and many more.

MakerKids’ CEO, Jennifer Turliuk, coded a website when she was 12 that went viral and was featured in a magazine. Later, she was selected to participate in the Singularity University program at NASA. Jennifer started MakerKids so that more kids could have empowering experiences and become leaders. Graduates have gone on to start businesses, be featured on TV, be published in magazines, and more. She has been named a ‘pioneering woman in tech’ by Adafruit, awarded an Honorary Degree for her contributions to the community via MakerKids, keynoted industry conferences such as MakerCon, had her work published in Forbes, and more.

You’ll love working here if you:

  • Want to have a positive impact on kids
  • Want to share your love for technology and making
  • Dig a relaxed, casual, and fun work environment (warning: musical theatre nerds and Dungeons & Dragons players among us)
  • Did we mention having fun at work? We like doing stuff together – improv classes, escape rooms, and other staff socials
  • And we also take our work seriously, create space for each other’s opinions and perspectives, and pursuing success together

Sweet Headquarters

We are hiring instructors in multiple cities.

For those working at our headquarters, our bright, colourful, makerspace office is located at 2451 Bloor Street West in Toronto, minutes to downtown, and steps from Jane TTC station and a vibrant neighbourhood.

Future Classrooms
Kids Apps

Cool Gadgets

  • Arduinos and robotic supplies
  • Laptops galore
  • Minecraft accounts
  • New technologies and toys we’re experimenting with (companies send them to us to test out!)

Learn

You’ll love working here if you love to learn. We have extensive training and paid professional development opportunities. This is a chance to grow an immense amount in your career.

MakerKids Coding Programs
MakerKids team member Thomas and Coding Programs
MakerKids Matthew Seferian having fun in a squid hat
MakerKids CEO Jennifer Turliuk

Play

We are all about play and having fun. Join us at karaoke nights, board games, yoga, musical sing-alongs, Dungeons & Dragons, and playing fun games with the kids.

Make An Impact

This is Serena. She joined our Robotics program and a few weeks later she made her own electronic hat project that was published in OWL magazine. Alex, a 10-year-old in our program, started a business making and selling audio speakers. Imagine what these kids will be able to do when they grow up! Steve Jobs, the founders of Google and other luminaries were part of technology programs from a young age. Join MakerKids to help change the world.

Together at MakerKids

It takes a team to build something great. Together we work hard, laugh hard, learn, play, and make.

For me, working at MakerKids was much more than a job. It offered an unmatched opportunity to be at the forefront of a movement that is revolutionizing how we approach education. At MakerKids, I worked in unison with industry leaders, educators, and parents to create impactful change not only within the organization, but in the lives of children and youth. I credit my time at MakerKids with giving me the opportunity, confidence, skill set and ethic that is unrivalled by any organization.
Cole MacDonald

MakerKids encourages the personal growth of its employees, and is a very nurturing and supportive environment. We all help each other, it feels more like we’re good friends than just colleagues.

The chance to make a difference in children’s lives – and to be that mentor that pushes them to give it another try instead of giving up – is so inspiring. MakerKids has taught me a lot about self-acceptance and not being afraid of failure.

It’s exciting to have a workplace I can feel proud about, and I find myself smiling as I tell others what we do. I am so glad to have found a place I belong. Thank you, MakerKids

Having my placement at MakerKids was more than just a placement, they gave me the opportunity to develop a wide range of new and existing skills that are transferable to any organization and to my degree in Education. It’s a place which teaches kids more than just robotics, coding and Minecraft but the core values that the organization stands for in promoting all aspects of STEM education. I was able to work with great industry leaders, educators, parents and positive role models during my time here. MakerKids made me feel welcome and be part of a team network with individuals from all different skill sets. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here.
Nehal Patel
STEM Programs For Kids group photo
MakerKids Private Sessions

Core Values

Growth

Help everyone involved grow for the better – the company, ourselves, kids parents, staff, partners, social media followers the world

Initiative

Encourage staff, students and parents to take initiative and help the organization, experience and themselves improve

Experience

Providing an amazing and engaging experience for customers, staff, each-other, etc at every touchpoint

Community

We focus on creating amazing connections, communities, & care, amongst staff, parents, kids, etc; plus a sense of belonging & being part of something bigger than oneself

Accountability

Staff are accountable to themselves, each other & to our customers; kids are also expected to be accountable. This means the bias towards action, excellence, honesty & respect. We also recognize that we all need to be accountable to the planet & make the world a better place!

Positions

How many of these are true about you?

You’re…

  • You’re a creative and energetic person who likes working with kids
  • A teacher or instructor
  • A camp counselor or leader
  • A recent STEAM grad
  • A maker or tech lover
  • An actor, performer, and life of the party
  • Looking for work in a growing field and company

If most or all of that sounds like you, we want you to come and join us at MakerKids first North Toronto location. MakerKids Leaside is currently looking for enthusiastic and outgoing individuals to be Instructors where you can ignite children’s potential.

About MakerKids

MakerKids develops and runs camps and after-school programs on Coding, Robotics and Minecraft. With our customized interest-driven STEM programs, we inspire children to become creators instead of consumers. We’ve been featured in major media such as Wired, CTV and The Globe and Mail and many others.

The Role

You don’t have to have the full range of technical skills that kids will need for their projects. Other MakerKids staff will initially be present during classes to teach specific skills. You can learn along with the kids! What we want to see from you is the Maker spirit – a love of learning and proven ability to pick up skills. Eventually, you will

  • Help teach and lead classes – Robotics, Coding and Minecraft.
  • Meet with parents and consult them on their child’s progress
  • Help develop new and innovative ideas to keep kids engaged and learning

What do I need to be successful in this role?

  • Have teaching experience with children such as school, summer camp, etc.
  • You’re a creative, energetic and like working with children
  • You’re comfortable using technology – software (required)
  • Dependability is paramount – being on time and prepared for your work
  • A university bachelor’s degree/college diploma
  • A STEM background is a bonus – ideally in coding, robotics or Minecraft

Hours

This position will start part-time with 3 to 30 hours per week (depending on your availability and our need) and will be select evenings and weekends. Full time hours may be available in the summer during camps. A sample schedule is…

  • School year: various weekdays from 4:00PM-8:00PM, and Sat/Sun 10AM-6PM and some PA days & marketing days throughout the year.

Perks and Other Details

  • Plenty of room for advancement as we grow
  • You have the ability to help shape our curriculum with new ideas in tech
  • Being part of Canada’s first kids Maker platform and seeding the future leader’s in Toronto’s tech scene

How to Apply/Requirements

Please fill out this online form to apply.

Once initial screening is complete, the hiring process will require:

  • Standard First Aid & CPR
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening issued prior to start date
  • 3 successful reference checks

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $15.00 to $19.00 /hour

How many of these are true about you?

You’re…

  • A teacher or instructor
  • A camp counsellor or leader
  • A recent grad from science, tech, math, engineering, or the arts
  • A maker or tech lover
  • An actor, performer, and life of the party
  • Looking for work in a growing field and company
  • Interested in new, socially-responsible ways of doing business
  • A cool person that kids, parents, and coworkers are gonna love to be around

If most or all of that sounds like you, we want you to come and join us at MakerKids – a fun and growing company where you can ignite children’s potential.

About MakerKids

MakerKids develops maker learning programs for kids, and runs camps and after-school programs on Coding, Robotics and Minecraft. We inspire kids to see their futures as inventors, entrepreneurs, and innovators. We provide amazing interest-driven STEM programs to help kids move from being consumers to creators. We’ve been featured in major media such as Wired, CTV and the Globe and Mail, and have spoken at SXSW, Maker Faire, MakerCon, and more.

Instructor Role

Maker programs are gaining steam. Demand for our programs is growing fast and that means we need to find and train awesome instructors to serve an enthusiastic and growing fan base. Your job will be to lead MakerKids programming – after school programs, camps, sampler sessions, private in-home classes, and other workshops and events. Program content includes Robotics, Coding and Minecraft. Other role tasks are varied: developing new activities, curriculum development, shop organization, materials purchasing, coordinating events, taking sales calls, etc.

You’ll love this role if you:

  • Want to have a positive impact on kids
  • Want to share your love for technology and making
  • Dig a relaxed, casual, and fun work environment (warning: musical theatre nerds and Dungeons & Dragons players among us)
  • Did we mention having fun at work? We like doing stuff together – improv classes, escape rooms, and other staff socials
  • And we also take our work seriously, create space for each other’s opinions and perspectives, and pursuing success together

Learning the Role

You don’t have to have the full range of technical skills that kids will need for their projects. Other MakerKids staff will initially be present during classes to teach specific skills. You can learn along with the kids! What we want to see from you is the Maker spirit – a love of learning and proven ability to pick up skills. Prior to teaching classes, you’ll teach alongside other staff as a MakerKids Instructor in Training. After that, you will lead classes and events as a MakerKids Instructor.

Role Details This position will start part-time with 3 to 30 hours per week (depending on your availability and our need). Full time hours available in the summer during camps. Work hours are flexible, but availability must include class times – at least one weeknight from 3:30 to 6:30 or 7:00 to 9:00, or one weekend day or half-day. Ideally you are also available for camps and PA days (summer camps, winter camp, March Break camp, etc.). You’ll also be required at some weekend events.

Qualifications

  • You’re a creative and energetic person who likes working with kids and exploring new ideas
  • You have experience leading kids in an experiential learning setting such as school, summer camp, museum interpretation, outdoor adventure, Montessori
  • Preferred if you are a teacher, an Early Childhood Educator, have teaching or camp experience
  • You have excellent communication skills, written and oral, and experience communicating with children and their families
  • You’re a Maker, with interest and experience designing and creating things, e.g. coding, electronics, robotics, Minecraft, crafting or some other way you entertain yourself and others with your creativity
  • You’re comfortable using electronics, computer software, hardware and various other technologies – or very willing to learn and teach yourself
  • Ideally, you have some performance experience, e.g. in the theatre
  • And also ideal, some customer service and sales experience too

How to Apply Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete candidate – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you. Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfsNZnOwxHUL10mPz0f3DmrMlH0PYlRK9wmh8clB7gIKLLKkA/viewform?usp=sf_link

How many of these are true about you?

You’re…

  • A teacher or instructor
  • A camp counsellor or leader
  • A recent grad from science, tech, math, engineering, or the arts
  • A maker or tech lover
  • An actor, performer, and life of the party
  • Looking for work in a growing field and company
  • Interested in new, socially-responsible ways of doing business
  • A cool person that kids, parents, and coworkers are gonna love to be around

If most or all of that sounds like you, we want you to come and join us at MakerKids – a fun and growing company where you can ignite children’s potential.

About MakerKids

MakerKids develops maker learning programs for kids, and runs camps and after-school programs on Coding, Robotics and Minecraft. We inspire kids to see their futures as inventors, entrepreneurs, and innovators. We provide amazing interest-driven STEM programs to help kids move from being consumers to creators. We’ve been featured in major media such as Wired, CTV and the Globe and Mail, and have spoken at SXSW, Maker Faire, MakerCon, and more.

Instructor Role

Maker programs are gaining steam. Demand for our programs is growing fast and that means we need to find and train awesome instructors to serve an enthusiastic and growing fan base. Your job will be to lead MakerKids programming – after school programs, camps, sampler sessions, private in-home classes, and other workshops and events. Program content includes Robotics, Coding and Minecraft. Other role tasks are varied: developing new activities, curriculum development, shop organization, materials purchasing, coordinating events, taking sales calls, etc.

You’ll love this role if you:

  • Want to have a positive impact on kids
  • Want to share your love for technology and making
  • Dig a relaxed, casual, and fun work environment (warning: musical theatre nerds among us)
  • Did we mention having fun at work? We like doing stuff together – improv classes, escape rooms, and other staff socials
  • And we also take our work seriously, create space for each other’s opinions and perspectives, and pursuing success together

Learning the Role

You don’t have to have the full range of technical skills that kids will need for their projects. Other MakerKids staff will initially be present during classes to teach specific skills. You can learn along with the kids! What we want to see from you is the Maker spirit – a love of learning and proven ability to pick up skills. Prior to teaching classes, you’ll teach alongside other staff as a MakerKids Instructor in Training. After that, you will lead classes and events as a MakerKids Instructor.

Role Details This position will start part-time with 3 to 30 hours per week (depending on your availability and our need). Full time hours available in the summer during camps. Work hours are flexible, but availability must include class times – at least one weeknight from 3:30 to 6:30 or 7:00 to 9:00, or one weekend day or half-day. Ideally you are also available for camps and PA days (summer camps, winter camp, March Break camp, etc.). You’ll also be required at some weekend events.

Qualifications

  • You’re a creative and energetic person who likes working with kids and exploring new ideas
  • You have experience leading kids in an experiential learning setting such as school, summer camp, museum interpretation, outdoor adventure, Montessori
  • Preferred if you are a teacher, an Early Childhood Educator, have teaching or camp experience
  • You have excellent communication skills, written and oral, and experience communicating with children and their families
  • You’re a Maker, with interest and experience designing and creating things, e.g. coding, electronics, robotics, Minecraft, crafting or some other way you entertain yourself and others with your creativity
  • You’re comfortable using electronics, computer software, hardware and various other technologies – or very willing to learn and teach yourself
  • Ideally, you have some performance experience, e.g. in the theatre
  • And also ideal, some customer service and sales experience too

How to Apply Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete candidate – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you. Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfsNZnOwxHUL10mPz0f3DmrMlH0PYlRK9wmh8clB7gIKLLKkA/viewform?usp=sf_link

MakerKids, the hottest growing technology for kids concept is undergoing unprecedented growth. We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and outgoing individual to be a Front of House representative for our Bloor West Village location. We are looking for someone who is a customer-experience pro to represent the MakerKids vision and support our MakerKids community.

The Front of House role assists in running all “front of house” makerspace operations, with a strong focus on premium customer service as well as meeting sales expectations. Ideal candidate has strong customer service skills and basic sales experience. The Front of House representative is responsible for meeting and exceeding all key performance sales indicators for the makerspace, including membership sales and renewals, retail and concession sales, maximizing traffic, and maintaining premium customer service levels. You will be part of our Customer Happiness Team!

What does a Front of House representative do?

  • Represents MakerKids energetically, passionately, and professionally
  • Supports kids and their families as they come in and out of class, have questions about our programs, and have issues that need to be solved
  • Keeps the Centre running smoothly by working closely with the General Manager and Instructors to ensure cleanliness, safety, and overall positive customer experience

JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:

* Maintains an effective referral program

* Maintains accurate records using established MakerKids sales systems.

* Conducts telephone inquiries/follow up calls/customer care calls

* Leads MakerKids makerspace previews with prospects and/or program holders

* Greets members and guests promptly, enthusiastically and with a smile to create a friendly positive entrance into the MakerKids studio

* Accurately follow the daily studio cleaning checklist ( pre/during/post ) shift activities

* Must be able to participate in 1-2 MakerKids scheduled classes per week

* Maintains an organized and clean lobby/front desk area

* Responsible for processing accurate cash and credit card transactions

* Follow up and follow through activities with all prospective clients

* Responds immediately to member requests, inquiries and concerns.

* Proper onboarding of MakerKids clients

* Works closely with MakerKids Team to ensure that processes are fulfilled

* Responsible for attending and participating in all related MakerKids training programs

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

– Excellent customer service skills

– Previous sales experience, with strong sales skills (experience working in a sales quota bearing structure highly preferred)

– Solid verbal and written communication skills required

– Able to multi-task and excel in a busy environment.

– Functional computer skills required – MS Office basic programs (Word, Excel), Internet, Basic computer program software use

–  Camp & Technology minded people strongly preferred

– High school diploma required.

– Ability to work and function in an MakerKids TEAM environment (Team is more than a just a word, it’s an attitude)

– Flexible to work day, evening and/or weekend hours as needed

What do I need to be successful in this role?

  • You enjoy working with other people, especially kids and their families
  • You are passionate about the MakerKids brand, approach, and mission
  • You are energetic, outgoing and approachable
  • You are a customer-experience pro! Experience in sales and management of kids’ programs is considered an asset, though sales and reception experience in a customer service environment is also good (preferably 2 years or more)
  • You have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • You have very strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • You are interested in being a part of a fast-paced, team-oriented workplace
  • You are inspired by getting involved in a growing makerspace movement

Job Type: Full-time

Required education: University

Required experience:

  • Sales: 1 year
  • Retail Sales: 1 year
  • Front Desk: 1 year

How to Apply

Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

A cover letter describing why you’re interested in this role is especially helpful.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply.

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.

Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5c7SSb-8pjrN9LQk8btAgI6a2kJckMFHy6esyfTyGcQ7cvQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

MakerKids, the hottest growing technology for kids concept is undergoing unprecedented growth. We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and outgoing individual to be a Front of House representative for our Leaside location. We are looking for someone who is a customer-experience pro to represent the MakerKids vision and support our MakerKids community.

The Front of House role assists in running all “front of house” makerspace operations, with a strong focus on premium customer service as well as meeting sales expectations. Ideal candidate has strong customer service skills and basic sales experience. The Front of House representative is responsible for meeting and exceeding all key performance sales indicators for the makerspace, including membership sales and renewals, retail and concession sales, maximizing traffic, and maintaining premium customer service levels. You will be part of our Customer Happiness Team!

What does a Front of House representative do?

  • Represents MakerKids energetically, passionately, and professionally
  • Supports kids and their families as they come in and out of class, have questions about our programs, and have issues that need to be solved
  • Keeps the Centre running smoothly by working closely with the General Manager and Instructors to ensure cleanliness, safety, and overall positive customer experience

JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:

* Maintains an effective referral program

* Maintains accurate records using established MakerKids sales systems.

* Conducts telephone inquiries/follow up calls/customer care calls

* Leads MakerKids makerspace previews with prospects and/or program holders

* Greets members and guests promptly, enthusiastically and with a smile to create a friendly positive entrance into the MakerKids studio

* Accurately follow the daily studio cleaning checklist ( pre/during/post ) shift activities

* Must be able to participate in 1-2 MakerKids scheduled classes per week

* Maintains an organized and clean lobby/front desk area

* Responsible for processing accurate cash and credit card transactions

* Follow up and follow through activities with all prospective clients

* Responds immediately to member requests, inquiries and concerns.

* Proper onboarding of MakerKids clients

* Works closely with MakerKids Team to ensure that processes are fulfilled

* Responsible for attending and participating in all related MakerKids training programs

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

– Excellent customer service skills

– Previous sales experience, with strong sales skills (experience working in a sales quota bearing structure highly preferred)

– Solid verbal and written communication skills required

– Able to multi-task and excel in a busy environment.

– Functional computer skills required – MS Office basic programs (Word, Excel), Internet, Basic computer program software use

–  Camp & Technology minded people strongly preferred

– High school diploma required. Post Secondary preferred

– Ability to work and function in an MakerKids TEAM environment (Team is more than a just a word, it’s an attitude)

– Flexible to work day, evening and/or weekend hours as needed

– 1 plus years experience in Sales, Retail, Reception or Admin

What do I need to be successful in this role?

  • You enjoy working with other people, especially kids and their families
  • You are passionate about the MakerKids brand, approach, and mission
  • You are energetic, outgoing and approachable
  • You are a customer-experience pro! Experience in sales and management of kids’ programs is considered an asset, though sales and reception experience in a customer service environment is also good (preferably 2 years or more)
  • You have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • You have very strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • You are interested in being a part of a fast-paced, team-oriented workplace
  • You are inspired by getting involved in a growing makerspace movement

How to Apply

Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

A cover letter describing why you’re interested in this role is especially helpful.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply.

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.

Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qHPSLbA3sUE7AWdPv9jqkOHeBIUZV9G5unEMAZs9uTY/edit

MakerKids, the hottest growing technology for kids concept is undergoing unprecedented growth. We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and outgoing individual to be a Customer Service and Sales representative (Customer Happiness Officer) for our Bloor West Village location. We are looking for someone who is a customer-experience pro to represent the MakerKids vision and support our MakerKids community.

The Customer Service & Sales Representative role assists in running all “front of house” makerspace operations, with a strong focus on premium customer service as well as meeting sales expectations. Ideal candidate has strong customer service skills and basic sales experience. The Customer Service & Sales representative is responsible for meeting and exceeding all key performance sales indicators for the makerspace, including membership sales and renewals, retail and concession sales, maximizing traffic, and maintaining premium customer service levels. You will be part of our Customer Happiness Team!

What does a Customer Service & Sales representative do?

  • Represents MakerKids energetically, passionately, and professionally
  • Supports kids and their families as they come in and out of class, have questions about our programs, and have issues that need to be solved
  • Keeps the Centre running smoothly by working closely with the General Manager and Instructors to ensure cleanliness, safety, and overall positive customer experience

JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:

* Maintains an effective referral program

* Maintains accurate records using established MakerKids sales systems.

* Conducts telephone inquiries/follow up calls/customer care calls

* Leads MakerKids makerspace previews with prospects and/or program holders

* Greets members and guests promptly, enthusiastically and with a smile to create a friendly positive entrance into the MakerKids studio

* Accurately follow the daily studio cleaning checklist ( pre/during/post ) shift activities

* Must be able to participate in 1-2 MakerKids scheduled classes per week

* Maintains an organized and clean lobby/front desk area

* Responsible for processing accurate cash and credit card transactions

* Follow up and follow through activities with all prospective clients

* Responds immediately to member requests, inquiries and concerns.

* Proper onboarding of MakerKids clients

* Works closely with MakerKids Team to ensure that processes are fulfilled

* Responsible for attending and participating in all related MakerKids training programs

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

– Excellent customer service skills

– Previous sales experience, with strong sales skills (experience working in a sales quota bearing structure highly preferred)

– Solid verbal and written communication skills required

– Able to multi-task and excel in a busy environment.

– Functional computer skills required – MS Office basic programs (Word, Excel), Internet, Basic computer program software use

–  Camp & Technology minded people strongly preferred

– High school diploma required.

– Ability to work and function in an MakerKids TEAM environment (Team is more than a just a word, it’s an attitude)

– Flexible to work day, evening and/or weekend hours as needed

What do I need to be successful in this role?

  • You enjoy working with other people, especially kids and their families
  • You are passionate about the MakerKids brand, approach, and mission
  • You are energetic, outgoing and approachable
  • You are a customer-experience pro! Experience in sales and management of kids’ programs is considered an asset, though sales and reception experience in a customer service environment is also good (preferably 2 years or more)
  • You have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • You have very strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • You are interested in being a part of a fast-paced, team-oriented workplace
  • You are inspired by getting involved in a growing makerspace movement

Job Type: Part-time

Minimum Required education: Bachelor’s Degree

Required experience:

  • Sales: 1 year
  • Retail Sales: 1 year
  • Front Desk: 1 year

How to Apply

Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

A cover letter describing why you’re interested in this role is especially helpful.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply.

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.

Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5c7SSb-8pjrN9LQk8btAgI6a2kJckMFHy6esyfTyGcQ7cvQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Join the fast-growing phenomenon where you get to work alongside industry leading top talent in a high-performance culture who are passionate, experienced, and determined. We are ambitious and innovative: we are motivators. At MakerKids, you are part of a growing phenomenon and a dynamic, innovative brand that is changing lives and changing the world.

MakerKids is not only the best STEM program for kids, it’s a great place to work. Ranked as the Top Kids’ Programs by Toronto Life Magazine and the top franchise concept by the NextGen in Franchising Competition at the International Franchise Association, MakerKids is a premier kids’ education brand. As part of an exciting business, you can make a difference by helping families meet their goals.

Job Description 

Flex your business savvy and management skills working for a brand that has tremendous growth. Are you ready to demonstrate sales and operational aptitude to drive centre performance? Do you have what it takes to offer a best-in-class experience for our growing member base? At MakerKids, your career will thrive both now and in the future.

A Centre Director will market the MakerKids centre in the community to create brand awareness, fuel the “buzz”, and drive traffic, leads & membership sales. Responsible for overseeing sales performance, sales team, instructor team, and marketing events. A Centre Director will have previous management experience and a lifelong passion for tech and kids’ programs. They will be a creative, resourceful, and independent individual that loves the idea of managing a dynamic and growing kids’ facility. They will be characterized through their determination to never be satisfied with the status-quo.

Manage. Lead. Inspire. Lead your team, grow sales and build relationships all while being part of one of the top franchise concepts in the world. If you are passionate about selling a kids’ program that is changing the lives of so many while leading a team to succeed in this vision, then become an MakerKids Centre Director today. Get more out of your Career.

By joining the MakerKids team, you will enjoy:

  • Competitive and industry leading compensation plans and benefits
  • Career development opportunities
  • Complimentary learning budget
  • Enjoy a camp-casual, energetic, and high-performing culture
  • Fun social events with the team like board games, karaoke, escape rooms, improv classes, and other activities

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Proven sales leadership required
  • Must possess excellent leadership and management skills to create a positive, successful environment for staff and clients
  • Min 2-3 years of previous sales experience required
  • Min 2-3 years of management experience required, including directly overseeing all aspects of staff management from hiring, training, supporting, discipline, and termination
  • Experience owning budgets and P&L management
  • You “see” systems in everything, and use these insights to take operations and customer experiences from good to great.
  • Previous management experience in the kids’ camp industry strongly recommended
  • Strong work ethic, integrity, and professional demeanor
  • Must possess excellent leadership and management skills to create a positive, successful environment for staff and clients
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills required
  • Ability to multi-task and manage client and staff concerns
  • Strong computer skills required with knowledge of MS office programs (Excel, Word) and Google Docs
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in business or related field with 3+ years of management experience preferred
  • Flexible to work day, evening and/or weekend hours as needed

Additional Information 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines

If this opportunity sounds like the meaningful career challenge you’ve been looking for, we can’t wait to meet you!

MakerKids is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status

We thank all applicants for their interest in MakerKids but would like to advise that only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected]

You want to work with people, make a difference in their lives, and get the breadth of experience you can build a meaningful career on. You have the optimism that you can have a career that changes the world.

You’ll find what you’re looking for here.

We’re MakerKids, developing STEM maker learning programs for kids and educators, and running one of the only makerspaces for kids in the world. We ignite kids’ potential and inspire them to be inventors, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

We’ve been featured in major media such as Wired, CTV and the Globe and Mail, and have spoken at SXSW, Maker Faire, MakerCon, and more. Right now, we’re looking for a new Assistant Studio Manager, and we hope that’s you.

We’re growing quickly, and we’re looking for leaders to grow with us and ultimately drive our mission forward. We hope that you are our next Assistant Studio Manager.

Assistant Studio Manager

Your first goal in this position is to run the day-to-day activities of our MakerKids experience. You’ll accomplish this by managing relationships with families, and owning our sign in/out processes. We’ll be very open to any improvements you can make in these.

Once you’ve learned how our days run, you’ll turn your attention to helping to learning and optimizing the operational side of this location.

Practically speaking, you will also:

  • Handle sales and registration by conducting phone calls to interested families, discussing our program at events, and collecting contact information for future follow-ups
  • Take a proactive, problem-solving approach to improve our current policies, procedures, and program delivery to maximize our impact
  • Take ownership of our administrative functions: maintaining records, completing registration paperwork, scheduling staff and programs, and other filing and recordkeeping
  • Lead the onboarding, training, and supervision of new staff. This will include guiding franchisees as they learn to manage new locations
  • Steward the materials and tools we use every day
  • Manage the makerspace to meet our quality standards
  • Create brand awareness and other marketing activities to increase our growth

This is a varied position, and if you have experience as a camp director or leader, that variety will feel familiar. You’ll have our full support to make changes that will make a lasting difference on our business.

You’re the right fit for this role because you have an operational mindset, and are always looking for ways to improve processes, or tackle high-leverage challenges to make things run better.

Working with MakerKids

Our bright, colourful, playful Makerspace office is located at 2451 Bloor St. West, which is easily accessible through public transit.

This is a part-time, permanent position with hours that may take place during afternoons, weeknights, and weekends.

Generally, hours will take place during the windows of 3:45-8:30PM or 12:30pm-8:30pm on weekdays, and/or Saturday/Sunday from between 9:30am-5:30pm during the school year.

During the summers, hours may be similar to those during the school year – and/or may take place on weekdays between 7:30-3:30 or 8:30 to 4:30.

With us, you’ll enjoy:

  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Fun social events with the team like board games, karaoke, escape rooms, improv classes, and other activities

Qualifications

If you have these, you’ll be a great fit:

  • 1+ years of experience in a management position, handling daily operations
  • 1+ years of experience in a customer service or customer-facing role
  • Experience working with children in a camp or educational context
  • Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) for document creation, data entry, and correspondence
  • An ability to pass a criminal background check with vulnerable sector screening

Anything on this list would be an asset:

  • Experience in sales
  • Bachelor’s degree in any related field
  • Valid driver’s license

If this opportunity sounds like the meaningful, career-building challenge you’ve been looking for, we can’t wait to meet you!

How to Apply

Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

A cover letter describing why you’re interested in this role is especially helpful.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply.

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.

Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5c7SSb-8pjrN9LQk8btAgI6a2kJckMFHy6esyfTyGcQ7cvQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

*Note: Please apply via our application link, not Indeed. We will not review applications sent via Indeed*

  • Are you interested in playing a key role in shaping the growth of a young dynamic company?
  • Are you passionate about expanding a successful franchise business?
  • Do you have a knack for achieving sales goals?
  • Do you want to make a difference with your career?

We are looking for a Franchise Sales Manager to join the MakerKids team. Come change the world with us.

MakerKids is a young and growing franchised company with plans to expand across North America and the world. MakerKids runs award-winning camps, programs and parties for kids on Coding, Robotics and Minecraft. We inspire kids to build confidence, social skills, resilience and a positive relationship with technology – and to see their futures as inventors, entrepreneurs, and innovators. We were named the next top franchise concept as winner of the NextGen in Franchising Competition at the International Franchise Association Conference, from over 400 entrants. We’ve been featured in major media such as Wired, CTV and the Globe and Mail, and have spoken at SXSW, Maker Faire, MakerCon, and more. Our Board of Advisors includes Massimo Banzi (CEO of Arduino).

This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and professional individual to make their mark and create value for this rapidly growing organization.

About the Job

We are looking for an ambitious Franchise Sales Manager to drive expansion and create growth opportunities. This includes prospecting franchise relationships, working closely with the marketing team for lead conversion to sell franchises and developing the Sales pipeline from lead to sale through to opening, including ancillary materials to support growth and performance of each franchise.

The ideal candidate is energetic and enthusiastic and a true born salesperson. They are well-presented and knowledgeable about Franchise Sales and the kids’ education world, with unbelievable relationship-building and influencing skills. Customer-focused, our Franchise Sales Manager will be able to successfully guide prospective Franchise owners through the Sales process.

Responsibilities

  • Managing the entire franchise process from lead conversion all the way to a successful signing while maintaining brand and company standards
  • Setting up processes and programs to follow through on marketing leads, as well as creating their own leads, screening and tracking potential franchise owners.
  • Take full ownership of the provided leads, build strong rapport and relationships with prospective franchisees.
  • Thoroughly qualify leads and cultivate prospects into motivated and successful franchisees.
  • Be the key liaison point between franchisees and legal to ensure a smooth process as they come on board.
  • Be the first official member of the MakerKids Franchise Sales team working individually and as a team with the CEO (and later down the line, other sales colleagues) to hit targets and goals.
  • Act as Brand Ambassador for MakerKids
  • Work closely with the marketing team to develop growth strategies and detailed market execution plans
  • Speak passionately and knowledgeably about the brand and business, follow the sales process with prospective franchisees thoroughly
  • Act as a conduit and partner to support team to ensure optimized onboarding and performance for new franchisees.

Requirements

  • 2+ years of experience leading franchise sales or equivalent sales experience
  • Ability to think and act quickly and effectively under pressure while maintaining a calm, professional attitude
  • Unbelievable relationship-building and networking skills
  • Knowledge of laws related to franchising and sale of business
  • Ability to plan and set priorities to achieve business objectives
  • Strong business acumen skills with an ability to build and analyze basic financial models
  • Presentation / Public Speaking skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Understanding of the kids’ education industry and its various sectors
  • Ability to work remotely, as regular travel will be required
  • Proven record of sales success with a high investment solution
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business/Marketing/Real Estate or related field
  • Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) preferred.

Benefits

  • Performance-based bonus opportunities
  • Exceptional opportunity for career progression, with a clear path toward taking on more advanced responsibilities, expanding the Franchise team, and holding a more senior role within it
  • A dynamic, driven, high-achieving, close-knit and fun-loving team
  • An open, ‘continuous-learning’ environment and a learning budget
  • Fun social events with the team like board games, karaoke, escape rooms, improv classes, and other activities
  • Laidback work environment
  • Casual dress
  • Flexible hours and leave arrangements
  • Health Spending Account
  • Fun, learning-oriented environment

If this opportunity sounds like the meaningful career opportunity you’ve been looking for, we can’t wait to meet you!

MakerKids is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status

We thank all applicants for their interest in MakerKids but would like to advise that only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Passion. Drive. Excitement. Collaboration. Fun. Challenging. Inspiring. These are just some of the words you will experience when you join our team. MakerKids is a trendsetting global children’s technology organization in with locations in Toronto and Ottawa, and plans to have locations across the nation and internationally.

OBJECTIVE

MakerKids is looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic Growth Marketing Manager to lead marketing efforts, growth marketing and conversion rate optimization to increase MakerKids’ community of families.  Your work will be imperative to driving the top line of the entire company.

SUMMARY

The GMM will be instrumental in working to advance the MakerKids brand in our local markets, and eventually around the world. From the development of game-changing marketing campaigns with creative excellence to establishing and propagating best practice makerspace Marketing, PR and Digital Marketing strategies and tactics, the GMM will establish the infrastructure and operations to deliver efficient and impactful lead gen and member retention initiatives. This role will decide where and how to spend incremental marketing dollars for the most impact. You will implement growth strategies and demand generation through all marketing techniques at your disposal, including SEO, content marketing, as well as paid digital channels (paid search, email, affiliates, display and paid social). You will use agile methodology and generate reports and evaluate performance as compared to the goals, in order to adjust and revise marketing strategy as necessary.

WHO YOU ARE

You are a proactive and talented person who has a passion for changing the world through children’s technology learning. You get excited about data. You have a unique blend of creativity and analytical thinking. The ideal candidate for this position will be entrepreneurial and independent but also incredibly effective at collaborating with cross functional partners. They should be curious and comfortable taking informed risks and testing hypotheses. This is a fast-paced environment and the right candidate is hands-on, looking to rise to the next stage in their career and has the leadership skills to do so. In this cross-functional role, you’ll learn a lot and will have the chance to try new things on many different channels.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Establish growth strategies to support MakerKids’ revenue goals

  • Set and implement strategies to grow qualified, profitable external traffic to our products and services, maximize sales and revenue, and meet other business objectives through various marketing strategies. You will also test new MakerKids services in different verticals.

  • Own the budget, measure and report performance of all digital marketing campaigns, and assess against goals (ROI and KPIs) using systems like Google Analytics and compare them to marketing goals. Document all marketing initiatives, and track costs in relation to marketing initiatives. Supply monthly reports and financial analysis regarding marketing business conditions and strategy effectiveness. Build KPI tracking into tactics; utilizing the data received + research to support conclusions.

  • Prepare weekly and monthly reporting. Lead campaign design and build to test ad copy, landing page, bidding, and audience targeting to find opportunities to drive incremental growth.

  • Recommend the suite of tools, technologies, automation and processes necessary for scaling our marketing efforts. Identify and test new customer acquisition opportunities to improve performance and/or reduce expenses, with a drive to rapid growth in new customer acquisition.

  • Lead the go-to-market planning and execution of new offerings. Responsible for staying up to date on emerging trends and technologies in the digital space.

  • Execute digital marketing strategies to support company sales lead generation, marketing and branding initiatives to include but not limited to the development and implementation of the following: SEO/SEM, Content Marketing, Marketing database campaigns, Web/online survey campaigns, Multiple call-to-action landing pages, Social media engagement, Webinars, Video marketing, Electronic brochures and interactive sales aids, Multimedia presentations, Digital ads (display, banner etc.).

  • Build, optimize and scale effective SEM campaigns and experiments globally across multiple search engines.

  • Manage and oversee email marketing platform and initiatives, including mass marketing email communications

  • Focus on MakerKids’ brand and differentiating message, our market and buyer personas, competitive analysis and industry analysis

  • Develop and execute methods to gain additional exposure for MakerKids and generate inbound links through targeted PR campaigns, guest blogging and expert profiling and interviews

  • Develop and execute to nurture both prospective and active customers through automated workflows in CRM systems and other marketing automation platforms

  • Discover, research and analyze the effectiveness of past, present and potential marketing tactics. Use keen insights to stay on top of market changes and identify opportunities.

  • Bring campaigns to a higher standard; drive uncompromising quality in messaging and asset creation that can be developed efficiently and transcreated in different markets.

  • Assist with coordination of all operational and logistics for trade shows including registration, marketing materials, display & graphics

  • Assist with internal communications between team members

  • Maintenance of project matrix outlining all jobs in the pipeline

  • Develop and execute methods to maximize engagement and conversion of website traffic for prospective customers at all phases of buying funnel (awareness, consideration, decision). Analyze MakerKids’ conversion funnel and identify areas where new strategies can be implemented to increase user acquisition and retention. Create, manage and experiment with new user acquisition campaigns

  • Manage MakerKids communication plan, including PR, onboarding emails, retention emails, etc

  • Conceive and execute on a wide range of content campaigns to drive education and engagement (e.g. blog posts, infographics, images, etc.)

  • Manage all social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube) and drive content creation

  • Coordinate design and production of custom artwork with vendor/creative agencies (e.g. graphics, window graphics, car wraps, etc)

  • Lead print advertising, digital marketing development and analysis, and social media campaigns.

  • Drive marketing and PR strategies and initiatives to advance franchise development in Canada and International territories

  • Forge expertise in franchising lead generation that can be utilized across company interests globally

  • Perform other related duties to the work described

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in marketing or related field

  • You love writing and are a great writer

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • 4-6 years of experience in a Marketing position

  • Bi-lingual or Multilingual, bi-lingual a plus but not required

  • Experience in the children’s technology, and/or franchise industries a plus but not required

  • Experience managing marketing operations, developing creative advertising campaigns, and with lead generation and remarketing

  • Experience in Social and Digital Media

  • Proven knowledge of Facebook ads, Google Adwords, and other forms of paid advertising with quantifiable impact

  • Strong growth track record, with samples and results of past campaigns

  • Experience in growth marketing, SEO/SEM, PPC, conversion optimization, marketing automation/prospect nurturing and reporting/analysis of performance, PR/branding, content marketing

  • Proven knowledge of key email metrics and strategies that can increase engagement, and systems for delivering on other digital channels (e.g. mobile notifications) including solid understanding of deliverability optimization.

  • Proven experience developing cross-channel marketing plans with quantifiable impact

  • Knowledge of WordPress, CRM systems, HTML, CSS, Google Analytics, Photoshop, Sendgrid, Hootsuite (or, other Social Media Management Systems)

  • Deep knowledge of Excel; Hands-on familiarity with analytics tools (e.g. Google Analytics) and various digital media dashboards like Google Adwords, Facebook Power Editor is a strong plus

  • Exceptionally analytical and quantitative; drive business decisions with data and analyses Familiar with UX best practice, landing page optimization, creative optimization

  • Graphic design, photography & videography

  • Tech startup experience a plus.

  • Past experience owning a budget and B2C marketing experience a plus

  • Strong experience with digital marketing automation platforms

QUALITIES:

  • Enjoy technology and the children’s learning industry

  • Thrive in environments with many different stakeholders, opinions, and uncertainty

  • Are creative and naturally curious

  • Are patient and skilled with cultivating business relationships

  • Superb attention to detail, personal organization and project management abilities.

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills (you’ll be working with diverse internal teams to bring your plans to life).

  • Energetic, outgoing and & get it done approach

  • Self starter, with a passion for building

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, team environment with tight deadlines and ever-changing priorities

  • Customer-centric business mentality

HOW TO APPLY:

Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

A cover letter describing why you’re interested in this role is especially helpful.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply.

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.

Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5c7SSb-8pjrN9LQk8btAgI6a2kJckMFHy6esyfTyGcQ7cvQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

MakerKids develops maker learning programs for kids and educators, and runs one of the only makerspaces for kids in the world.

We inspire kids to see their futures as inventors, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

We provide amazing interest-driven STEM programs to help kids move from being consumers to creators.

We’ve been featured in major media such as Wired, CTV and the Globe and Mail, and have spoken at SXSW, Maker Faire, MakerCon, and more.

Curriculum Designer / Instructional Designer (we are open to different titles based on experience, availability, need and discussion)

Maker programs are gaining steam. Demand for our programs is growing fast and that means we need to find an awesome curriculum designer to make sure that our programming is the best it can be.

Your job will be to enhance MakerKids programming – after school programs, camps, sampler sessions, and other workshops and events.

Program content primarily includes Robotics, Coding and Minecraft. Our current curriculum needs to be expanded and optimized.

Other tasks may include the following: auditing sessions, developing new activities, creating curriculum content, teaching shop organization, materials purchasing, coordinating events, taking sales calls, etc. as necessary.

You’ll love this role if you:

  • Want to have a positive impact on kids
  • Want to share your love for technology and making
  • Have great ideas for ways to engage kids in technology
  • Want to develop truly unique curriculum

Learning the Role

You don’t have to have to have perfected the full range of technical skills that kids will need for their projects. Other MakerKids staff will be happy to provide you assistance with any specific skills you need to delve deeper into, and answer any questions you might have. What we want to see from you is the Maker spirit – an ability to write curriculum that encourages creative, collaborative, and enthusiastic development of technical and social skills .

Role Details

This position is contract-based, with an expected duration of around 15-20 hours a week. Work hours are flexible, but availability must include class times – at least one weeknight from 3:30 to 6:30 or 7:00 to 9:00, or one weekend day or half-day. You have to be able to see what we are doing now, in order to know what we need to enhance our programming. camp, March Break camp, etc.). You’ll also be required at some weekend events.

Our bright, colourful, playful Makerspace office is located at 2451 Bloor Street West, steps from Jane TTC station, which is a good home base for office tasks.

Qualifications

  • You have a degree in education, whether it is a university degree in education (BEd, MEd), or in Early Childhood Education.
  • You have a solid foundation of science and technology, especially in robotics, coding, and Minecraft.
  • You’re a creative and energetic person who likes working with kids and exploring new ideas
  • You’re comfortable using electronics, computer software, hardware and various other technologies
  • You have excellent communication skills, written and oral, and experience communicating with children and their families
  • You’re a Maker, with interest and experience designing and creating things, e.g. coding, electronics, robotics, Minecraft, crafting or some other way you entertain yourself and others with your creativity

How to Apply

Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

A cover letter describing why you’re interested in this role is especially helpful.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply.

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.

Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5c7SSb-8pjrN9LQk8btAgI6a2kJckMFHy6esyfTyGcQ7cvQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

MakerKids develops maker learning programs and runs one of the only makerspaces for kids in the world. We inspire kids to see their futures as inventors, entrepreneurs, and innovators. We provide amazing interest-driven STEM programs to help kids move from being consumers to creators. We’ve been featured in major media such as Wired, CTV and the Globe and Mail, and have spoken at SXSW, Maker Faire, MakerCon, and more.

Brand Ambassador Role

Maker programs are gaining steam. MakerKids is at several events and festivals September and October (and more throughout the year). MakerKids brand ambassador responsibilities include setting up, tear down, transportation, facilitating activities and games, educating attendees about our programs, and getting email sign ups. You will be working with Arduinos, crafts and other electronics!

You’ll love this role if you:

  • Want to have a positive impact on kids
  • Want to share your love for technology and making
  • Have great ideas for ways to engage kids in technology
  • Are outgoing, full of energy, love to chat and passionate about sales

Learning the Role

You don’t have to have to have perfected the full range of technical skills that kids will need for their projects. Other MakerKids staff will be happy to provide you assistance with any specific skills you need to delve deeper into, and answer any questions you might have. Training is provided.

Role Details This position is contract-based. You must be available on the weekends and some Fridays. We do events throughout the year as well. Events are mainly outdoors and are located in Toronto (Bloor West area and downtown). Shifts are 4-8 hours.

Qualifications

  • You have experience working at and running events.
  • You’re a creative and energetic person who likes working with kids and exploring new ideas
  • You’re comfortable using electronics, computer software, hardware and various other technologies
  • You have excellent communication skills, written and oral, and experience communicating with children and their families
  • You’re a Maker, with interest and experience designing and creating things, e.g. coding, electronics, robotics, Minecraft, crafting or some other way you entertain yourself and others with your creativity

How to Apply Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. A cover letter describing why you’re interested in this role is especially helpful. We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you. Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5c7SSb-8pjrN9LQk8btAgI6a2kJckMFHy6esyfTyGcQ7cvQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

MakerKids hosts Co-op students in partnership with schools with co-op programs. Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/PKx1aObgxdLWhNrp2

If your school is not currently partnered with us, feel free to get in touch if you are interested in having MakerKids host co-ops from your school.

ABOUT US

MakerKids is a kids’ STEM concept internationally known for our award-winning programs, camps and parties on Coding, Robotics and Minecraft that help kids build the skills of the future. Our 2 makerspaces are in Toronto and both our fan base and interest from prospective franchisees are growing rapidly. 

ROLE OVERVIEW

Reporting directly to CEO, the Vice President of Operations for MakerKids Franchise plays an important strategic role in the success and growth of our brand. The Vice President of Operations is responsible for developing franchisee relationships and implementing operations and business strategies designed to achieve objectives focused on driving sales, traffic and profits for the franchise partners and MakerKids team. S/he will act as the initial Franchise Business Consultant, and then later as we add more franchises, s/he will select, manage and build a team of Franchise Business Consultants.

WHO YOU ARE

The VP of Operations is a strong collaborator and influential leader. S/he will create innovation and efficiency in MakerKids Franchise operations, enthusiastically driving support and training initiatives. S/he will partner with cross-functional leaders of Marketing and Curriculum to service our Franchise partners – and will also have involvement with Supply Chain, Development, Finance, and HR areas. The VP of Operations leads a team that ensures we deliver an excellent customer experience, high quality, and safe services and products. S/he will head the operations and training support for new location openings, new service implementation, policy and procedure implementation, and the on-going monitoring of service quality and customer experience.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  •       Collaborates with leadership team to define the company’s strategic objectives and contribute to overall financial objectives and business goals
  •       Ensuring that franchise partners achieve business and development commitment goals
  •       Develops new strategies, plans, and tools to ensure best in class operations across all existing and new locations
  •       Supporting and coordinating and conducting Franchise Operations meeting calls
  •       Defines an assessment approach and identifies vendors to consistently audit product quality and customer experience; manages on-going vendor relationship, data reporting, and analysis to identify performance gaps and drive improvement.
  •       Reviews franchise profit and loss statements, quality reports, customer feedback, and store audit to identify trends and implementation of best practices to enhance operational support and training.
  •       Develops integrated plans and partnership with the Curriculum Designer, driving the overall implementation of new/enhanced products, procedures, and standards in both existing and new markets in a way that is culturally acceptable while maintaining the integrity and history of the brand.
  •       Leads the development, distribution, and on-going evaluation of operational standards, policies, and procedures to ensure alignment with MakerKids standards, safety standards, and legal requirements.
  •       Provides input and recommendations on new Franchise applications to advance the selection of qualified Franchise partners.
  •       Monitors makerspace opening activities to lead the delivery of timely centralized training and support (e.g., equipment research, review of samples submitted, logistic/supply chain establishment, manufacturing approval, marketing, staffing, and training) within budgetary and quality standards.
  •       Assesses and improves the new franchise on-boarding experience and overall effectiveness to drive future improvement in the process
  •       Oversees people processes and programs across the team to ensure talent for current and future needs by providing operational, functional, and technical leadership.
  •       Attracts, retains, and develops highly effective professionals and support staff.
  •       Cultivates a bench of leadership and talent to deliver results and support future growth.
  •       Determines work methods and directs the work of associates, including field-based operations and training team members
  •       Drives the establishment of performance goals and provides on-going feedback, coaching, and development to enhance the team’s performance and capability, to facilitate open communication, and to encourage continuous performance improvement.
  •       Identifies individual and team skill gaps, developmental areas, and opportunities (e.g., training, special assignments, projects, etc.) to advance individual and team capability.
  •       Recognizes initiative, innovation, and work well done to create a positive work environment of excellence.
  •       Oral and written communication skills that effectively communicate sophisticated concepts, insights and recommendations in a compelling manner to various audiences

SKILLS & REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  •       10+ years relevant work experience (e.g., Operations/Training in Education/Retail Industry), with at least 5 years operational experience
  •       5+ years of managerial experience
  •       Bachelor’s degree
  •       Kids’ education, multi-unit franchise operations, and/or hospitality industry experience
  •       Ability to travel 25-50%
  •       Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

BENEFITS

  • Performance-based bonus opportunities
  • Exceptional opportunity for career progression, with a clear path toward taking on more advanced responsibilities, expanding the Franchise team, and holding a more senior role within it
  • A dynamic, driven, high-achieving, close-knit and fun-loving team
  • An open, ‘continuous-learning’ environment and a learning budget
  • Fun social events with the team like board games, karaoke, escape rooms, improv classes, and other activities
  • Laidback work environment
  • Casual dress
  • Flexible hours and leave arrangements
  • Health Spending Account
  • Fun, learning-oriented environment

If this opportunity sounds like the meaningful career opportunity you’ve been looking for, we can’t wait to meet you!

MakerKids is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status

We thank all applicants for their interest in MakerKids but would like to advise that only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Take the controls of a thriving business and then take it to the next level. 

Who we are

We are the HQ & Toronto West operation for MakerKids, the #1 kids’ STEM programs.

We are the largest location in the MakerKids network… and we’re growing! 

We’ve been in business for 6+ years; we are maniacally committed to growth and profitability.

We’re leading our industry in customer experience, employee experience, marketing and investment. 

With a Net Promoter Score (NPS)  score of 72+, we care about wowing our customers, every time, no exceptions.

We believe that the best way to deliver exceptional customer experiences is to provide an exceptional employee experience. 

MakerKids staff are leaders in our community as well. We have proudly run programs for refugees, Camp Ooch, and more.

What we’re looking for

MakerKids HQ / Toronto West is looking for a President & General Manager to oversee all aspects of our sales and operations through leading our people to drive continued growth as the largest Toronto location delivering world-class customer experiences. 

  • You’re looking for an opportunity to truly take the reins of a high-performing organization translating the owner’s vision into reality. 
  • You “see” systems in everything, and use these insights to take operations and customer experiences from good to great. 
  • You are a coach who loves to develop people and see them flourish. 
  • You see the value in long-term, strategic planning, but know when to be nimble to seize opportunities or manage risks.
  • You want to benefit from growing and operating within a franchise network of like-minded leaders – sharing best practices and inspiring each other.
  • Oversee and manage budgets, staff and other positions in the organization.
  • Full P&L management and accountability.
  • Work with ownership to plan and implement short-, mid- and long-term strategy for the company.
  • Meet with CEO and other executives to assess the direction of the company and ensure it is in line with the company’s stated mission.
  • Oversee the complete operation of the company ensuring it operates and goals are met based on the direction established in the strategic plans.
  • Your strength is shoulder to shoulder leadership and you are equally comfortable working with Management as you are front line staff. 

What’s in it for you

  • This is an opportunity to lead a proven team of exceptional people toward exponentially growing this business within the next few years. Your leadership and success will translate into an opportunity to earn a significant equity stake in this already profitable business. 
  • Base salary, performance-based bonus, earned equity.
  • Opportunity to work with an owner that truly cares about her people and is hungry to grow the business.
  • The pleasure of overseeing a 20+ person growing team of rock stars that feels a lot like family. 
  • Involvement in MakerKids’ network of owners and GMs
  • Standard benefits package  

What you bring to the table

This isn’t your first time being at the controls of an organization this size or larger. Here is some of what we’re looking for you to bring to the table:

  • You have experience leading a 20+ person organization with revenues over $1M
  • Proven track record of exponentially growing a franchise-based organization
  • Multiple years in operationally focused service-related industries that place a high degree of importance on their front-line employees. 
  • Led innovations in customer experience at previous companies
  • Experience owning budgets and P&L management 
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams through significant change
  • Inspiring leadership style 
  • You would be defined as someone who leads by example. 
  • Business education is expected but exceptions will be granted for extensive professional experience.

If this opportunity sounds like the meaningful career opportunity you’ve been looking for, we can’t wait to meet you!

MakerKids is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status

We thank all applicants for their interest in MakerKids but would like to advise that only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected] 

MakerKids is a high growth provider of leading childrens’ technology education services. Our teams run omni-channel bricks-and-mortar businesses in Toronto, franchise operations in Canada, and the franchisor parent company. At MakerKids, we want to make it easier to get kids signed up for programs and we’re putting digital at our core for this. We have recently created a startup: MakerKids Digital Ventures, committed to building and implementing innovative digital solutions, empowering our customers to have an exceptional experience. From building a world-class platform and a clean mobile experience, we plan to push the boundaries to ensure we remain forward-thinking and ahead of the curve. With our adoption of the best technologies and customer-first approach in design, we are on the cusp of building something transformational for the entire delivery sector. We’re looking for a passionate Software Engineer with a proven track record of delivering challenging software projects who would thrive in a forward-thinking, progressive, digital company.

Our team is looking for a Senior Full Stack Engineer to lead the shopping experience, discovery and navigation for regional consumers on our website. You will focus on driving the front-end engineering strategy and develop effective user interfaces on the company website.

What you will do:

  •       You will be designing services, building clean, highly scalable systems, managing complex integrations for the creation of features and products to support the E-Commerce platform, various internal and external backend services. You will deliver fully functioning web-based and mobile applications that meet business goals. You will contribute to the architecture across the technology stack, from database to native apps.
  •       You make it possible for us to deliver an engaging customer experience to our many fans, and ensure that the online store is able to provide a unique MakerKids online experience, yet complementing our customers bricks-and-mortar experience at the same time.
  •       Reporting to our CEO, you will work on projects and build products which directly impact our revenue and customer satisfaction – two of our key metrics for success.
  •       You will be designing services, building clean, highly scalable systems, managing complex integrations for the creation of features and products on our ecommerce platforms to support our internal Franchise team and external franchise partners.
  •       Follow continuous delivery practices and building highly performant code.
  •       Develop prototypes quickly but deliver production code that can scale.
  •       Be involved in a full spectrum of development, including new features and new applications but also tools to support experimentation, localization and customization.
  •       Be creative and experiment with new solutions but be pragmatic and committed to code optimization, maintainability, and quality.
  •       Prioritize and hone features. Optimize web applications for maximum speed and scale.

Requirements

  •       Experience working with a small, flexible team that employs agile methodologies and combines the latest open source technologies together with traditional Enterprise software products.
  •       You are interested to use technology to improve and drive the business forward
  •       You are willing to work on the different parts of our technology stack
  •       You are willing to be involved in end-to-end software development, including gathering of requirements and understanding of pain points from various stakeholders
  •       You are willing to work in a distributed team across multiple geographic locations
  •       You are a team player and willing to work with other teams in the company (Marketing, Curriculum, Instructors, etc) to customize, adopt and/or implement features for the local market
  •       You value core software engineering practices (i.e. Testing, Scalability, Clean code)
  •       Deep expertise in JavaScript and its various cross-platform and cross-browser quirks.
  •       You have working experience with full-stack development, including knowledge and expertise with React.js and Node.js
  •       Experience with cloud deployment tools and AWS or Google Cloud, Azure
  •       Development experience in any of the following technologies and opinions on how to use them properly: C#, Java, Scala, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Erlang, Go, Python, F#, etc.
  •       Experience with relational and noSQL (e.g., MongoDB, CouchDB, Cassandra, DynamoDB etc.) data stores.
  •       Expert experience in HTML5/CSS and building mobile, responsive/adaptive applications
  •       You enjoy constantly learning, are independent, and are not afraid of making mistakes along the way and learning from them

BENEFITS

  • Base salary, performance-based bonus, earned equity.
  • Exceptional opportunity for career progression, with a clear path toward taking on more advanced responsibilities, expanding the Franchise team, and holding a more senior role within it
  • A dynamic, driven, high-achieving, close-knit and fun-loving team
  • An open, ‘continuous-learning’ environment and a learning budget
  • Fun social events with the team like board games, karaoke, escape rooms, improv classes, and other activities
  • Laidback work environment
  • Casual dress
  • Flexible hours and leave arrangements
  • Health Spending Account
  • Fun, learning-oriented environment

If this opportunity sounds like the meaningful career challenge you’ve been looking for, we can’t wait to meet you!

MakerKids is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status

We thank all applicants for their interest in MakerKids but would like to advise that only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Join the fast-growing phenomenon where you get to work alongside industry leading top talent in a high-performance culture who are passionate, experienced, and determined. We are ambitious and innovative: we are motivators. At MakerKids, you are part of a growing phenomenon and a dynamic, innovative brand that is changing lives and changing the world.

MakerKids is not only the best STEM program for kids, it’s a great place to work. Ranked as the Top Kids’ Programs by Toronto Life Magazine and the top franchise concept by the NextGen in Franchising Competition at the International Franchise Association, MakerKids is a premier kids’ education brand.

By Joining The MakerKids Team, You Will Enjoy

  • Competitive and industry leading compensation plans and benefits
  • Career development opportunities
  • Complimentary learning budget
  • Enjoy a camp-casual, energetic, and high-performing culture
  • Fun social events with the team like board games, karaoke, escape rooms, improv classes, and other activities

We are looking for high performing Sales Associate who will be an asset to our company growth and high-performance culture. Sales Associates are responsible for achieving or exceeding key performance sales indicators by goal-setting the month with strategic outreach, lead generation, and securing effective member referrals. Under the supervision of the CEO, the Sales Associate must be a team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills which will allow you to build rapport and lasting relationships with your team and our valued members. As we strive to stay ahead of the curve, Sales Associates need to have an interest in keeping current with our competitors and the industry trends to drive performance. If you are a high performing individual who is passionate about changing lives then we are excited to discuss this career opportunity with you.

If this opportunity sounds like the meaningful career challenge you’ve been looking for, we can’t wait to meet you!

MakerKids is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status

We thank all applicants for their interest in MakerKids but would like to advise that only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected]