MakerKids Careers

After School Programs

What We Do

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 run camps, programs and parties on robotics, coding and Minecraft.

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 Dale Dougherty (CEO of Maker Media, MAKE Magazine and Maker Faire) and 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!

Who We Are

We’re a group of makers, inventors and entrepreneurs with backgrounds from Singularity University (at NASA), 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 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
Kids Makerspace Careers Toronto

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.

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!)
Kids Computer Programs

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.

Play

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

Kids Coding Programs
Kids programs
Kids Coding Programs

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

Instructor

Kids Makerspace Toronto Careers
Kids Makerspace Toronto Careers
Kids Makerspace Toronto Careers

Our Values

Make Anything Possible

MakerKids fosters the skills and mindsets for kids to realize their potential and make anything possible for themselves! Soft skills: A) confidence, B) social skills, and C) engagement. Technical skills: A) coding, B) design, and C) electronics. As a company, we are making anything possible: we’ve grown exponentially and provide great opportunities for team members to develop and grow.

Make New Friends

Kids, parents and staff make new friends, and together we make a community. We help kids develop social skills and meet each other.

Make Things Happen

We have a bias towards action. As a team we get things done, and in classes we help kids to move beyond analysis to the prototyping phase and to take action in their lives.

Make The World A Better Place

We focus on (and encourage kids to focus on): social impact, helping others, making projects that help the world, and acting with integrity and safety. This is more than just a job for our staff – we care about the families that come to MakerKids and acting as positive role models for kids, providing great service to customers, and creating more leaders who can make the world a better place.

Make Something Awesome

We’re focused on making awesome experiences, making a great company, and helping kids make awesome projects: video games, motion-activated cat alarms, and more.

Instructor (hiring in multiple cities)

 

 

 

 

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, a certified B Corp, 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.

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 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

General Manager

This is your OPPORTUNITY!!

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 General Manager for our Bloor West Village location. Also recruiting Sales Associates and Assistant General Managers.

What is a General Manager responsible for?

The General Manager is responsible for the direct sales and operations management of a MakerKids location. The General Manager must create brand awareness, drive traffic, ensure lead generation and sales are strong, and also oversee and manage the performance of their sales team. Success is defined as the attainment of operations, sales and member experience objectives. Performance is measured and evaluated on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

What does a General Manager do?

  • Provide exemplary leadership to the team. Through ongoing feedback and support, build a sales, operations and member experience team who embody the character, culture and commitment of the company.
  • Responsible for sales objectives in the areas related to all revenue streams. Review all statistics on a daily basis with a view to prospecting and meeting sales goals.
  • Create brand awareness, drive traffic, and generate leads through events, social media, communication with schools, email marketing, ads, and more
  • Provide exemplary member care. Responsible for member experience objectives
  • Manage all back office paperwork and processing requirements
  • Represent MakerKids at work and in the community in a professional manner
  • Walk the makerspace on a daily basis ensuring a 5 star standard of maintenance, cleanliness and safety.
  • Support and work with Sales Associates, Head Instructor and Instructors to meet objectives and review and address all outstanding issues.

What do I need to be successful in this role?

  • A competitive spirit! You are results focused and goal driven. You thrive on meeting and exceeding objectives and goals. You like to keep score and are energized by monitoring and following metrics
  • You are passionate about technology and want to regularly participate in our classes
  • You are energetic, outgoing and approachable.
  • Experience in sales and management of kids’ programs is considered an asset, though sales and management experience in a customer service environment is also good (preferably 2 years or more)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven track record of exceeding sales and operational objectives
  • Very strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment

Our growth is fast paced and now is the time to get in on the ground floor and become a part of the hottest growing technology for kids concept. Check us out on Facebook: MakerKids

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location: Toronto, ON

Required education: High school or equivalent

Required experience: Management: 1 year, Sales: 1 year

Required license or certification: Driver’s License

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

 

 

 

Marketing Manager / Growth Hacker

 

 

 

Are you a marketing and growth hacking magician? Do you love the idea of helping an organization that helps kids succeed? Are you both tough as nails and compassionate with kids and staff? If so, you might be the Rockstar we’re looking for.

MakerKids is an award-winning certified B Corp that develops maker learning programs for kids and educators, and runs one of the only makerspaces for kids in the world.

Bring your marketing and growth hacking skills to an organization that is inspiring today’s kids to be tomorrow’s 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.

Marketing Manager / Growth Hacker:
(we are flexible on which title we go with, based on your skills and experience)
 
MakerKids is looking for a Marketing Manager / Growth Hacker who will deliver on our mission to disrupt the complex education market with a high-touch, customer-centric experience. You’ll work closely with the product team and founder to define our digital and offline marketing strategies and be responsible for executing our cross-platform user acquisition and conversion campaigns. The right candidate will have experience with paid marketing channels, targeting, testing and continuous optimization. Additionally, direct experience with paid search, video ads, branded content, sponsorships, display advertising, content marketing, experiential marketing and other marketing channels would be helpful. Finally, experience with sales and business development is also a plus.

Because we’re a fast-growing startup, your role will be constantly changing and evolving. We’re looking for a team player who’s eager to roll up their sleeves and try on a few hats without ever losing sight of their primary objective: delighting the customer. We will empower you with as much responsibility as you can handle and we expect you to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Responsibilities and Duties: 
– Understand buying personas’ profiles
– Work on our acquisition campaign planning, launching, execution and optimization
– Track key success metrics and measurement/analytics needs, and build necessary campaign reporting / dashboards for sharing progress (internally & externally with key partners)
– Optimize the performance of our paid search, paid media channels and identify growth opportunities – Be responsible for A/B testing and test everything, including landing pages, emails, Adwords ads, and conversion funnels
– Help use Email Marketing to help drive traffic, retention, and conversion through sophisticated behavioral and promotional marketing campaigns
– Sales, customer service

Minimum Qualifications: 
– BA/BS degree from leading university with strong academic background / Undergraduate degree in Marketing, Communications, or other relevant discipline
– Understanding of paid and organic search tactics, social media, video marketing, and the ability to learn new skills quickly
– Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail
– Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Values We’re Looking For In Candidates: 
-Humble: 2/3 of tests fail. Failure -> learning! Embrace failure!
-It’s a science: Systematic thinker, curious, keen observer, understands experimental design, causation and correlation.
-It’s an art: Obsessed with simplifying the customer journey.
-Systems thinker: Use existing momentum, find the lever points. Always looking for the 80/20’s or better.
-Intensely Curious: Ask a lot of questions, ask great questions.
-Optimistic: Comfortable with ambiguity, hopeful but impatient.
-Diverse: Variety of perspectives, backgrounds.
-Honest: Nobody only lies about one thing. Don’t compromise here.
-Tenacious: Persistent with a bias towards action.
-Relationship Builders: Can help involve the whole org.

Additional/Preferred Qualifications: 
– Have experience with marketing, community management, data, and or growth hacking – You have succeeded in demanding, fast-paced, changing environments
– Set up, QA and run A/B tests
– Set up, QA and run usability tests
– Experience with WordPress, CSS, HTML
– Graphic design experience

What’s in it for you: 
– Be part of an innovative startup which is passionate about disrupting the education industry
– Work alongside founder and team professionals to learn the skills and knowledge to be an expert in the education and startups
– Develop your skills within an ambitious, professional, and supportive team, in a company where independent-thinking and responsibility are encouraged
– Learn about what it takes to build a startup and become an integral part in a solid startup ecosystem, “hands on” experience that you can’t get from working with a larger organization
– Build your network with the amazing people in Toronto and edu-tech- Join a team that works hard, sweats the details, and also enjoys life away from our computers
– We’re looking for true team players that are passionate about our platform, loyal to our users, and ready to tackle an industry that is ripe for change

The Practical

This is a role requiring flexible hours. Our business is somewhat seasonal, so your hours may be earlier or later in the day depending on the season. Full-time, part-time or contract based on discussion, need, availability and experience.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Our bright, colorful, playful Makerspace office is located at 2451 Bloor Street West, steps from Jane TTC station and a vibrant Toronto neighborhood. We have great team socials including archery tag, karaoke, board games and more.

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’d also love to see a portfolio if you have one.

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

Sales / Business Development Executive / Customer Happiness Officer

As an experienced sales professional, you know that it’s always easier to sell something you believe in. If it’s in a hot industry, that’s even better!

Throw in an engaging work culture, and the chance to help shape a growing business, and you’ve got a rare opportunity.

We are MakerKids, and that’s the opportunity we’re offering. MakerKids, a certified B Corp, develops maker learning programs for kids and educators, and runs one of the only makerspaces for kids in the world.

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.

Sales / Business Development Executive / Customer Happiness Officer 
(we are open to various title options, based on discussion, skills and experience)

Your goal in this position is to grow the business, as a hunter first, and a farmer second.

Our customer base is made up of schools and parents. For schools, you’ll connect with warm and cold contacts, meet with principals and decision makers, and then establish us as a go-to provider for years to come.

For parents, you’ll meet them in our office or their homes, learn about their family’s priorities, and show them how MakerKids can help them. When you leave, they’ll feel more like our partners than customers.

As the first dedicated sales professional here, you’ll significantly impact the business now, and in the future. You’ll train our instructors on upselling techniques, and build our sales systems so that future salespeople can follow the processes you establish and refine.

The Right Fit

We’re looking for someone with more than experience in business development; we want someone who fits here. You’re the person we’re looking for if you’re:

  • A mission fit – when you think about empowering the next generation to create and invent, your heart beats a little faster.
  • Growth-oriented – you love to learn new things and you’re always discovering new hacks to improve yourself.
  • A great communicator – you know how to read people, and adjust your style to serve your audience.
  • Drive – When you set a goal, you’re relentless and unstoppable.

The Practical

This is a role with flexible hours between 8am and 8pm. When you’re working with schools, you’ll work earlier in the day. When you meet with parents, you’ll work into the evenings. The role may be part-time, full-time or contract based on discussion, availability, experience and need.

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Our bright, colourful, dog-friendly Makerspace office is located at 2451 Bloor Street West, steps from Jane TTC station and a vibrant Toronto neighbourhood.

Qualifications

  • Experience in inside and outside sales, ideally using a consultative method
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, STEM, or related field
  • Experience using sales software
  • Experience using PowerPoint
  • Experience working with children (an asset)
  • Bonus: Valid driver’s license and vehicle

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

Curriculum Designer / Instructional Designer

MakerKids, a certified B Corp, 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

Virtual Assistant

About This Job:
Are you a magician with virtual assistance? Do you love the idea of helping an organization that helps kids succeed? Are you both tough as nails and compassionate with families and staff? If so, you might be the rockstar we’re looking for. MakerKids is an award-winning certified B Corp, develops maker learning programs for kids and educators, and runs one of the only makerspaces for kids in the world. Our busy CEO needs help keeping the engines in this machine humming. If this sounds like a challenge you’re keen on, you will…

Bring your executive support skills to an organization that is inspiring today’s kids to be tomorrow’s 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.

Roles & Responsibilities:
Your goal in this position is to provide support to MakerKids’ CEO, Jennifer Turliuk, whose work has been featured in Forbes, the New York Times, and more. You’ll own a wide variety of tasks to support the CEO and the business to succeed.

Specifically, you will:

Manage the CEO’s business and personal calendar and appointments, as well as her email Inbox
Keep the office well-stocked through online ordering; handle administrative tasks such as document management
Act as the CEO’s personal assistant, executing personal errands and tasks
HR duties such as scheduling staff, scheduling training, preparing training materials, liaising between staff, and ensuring policies are met
Operational support: shipping, ordering, ensuring a safe work environment
Liaise with customers over the phone and email, processing registrations, payments, and refunds
Assist with a variety of office tasks such as bookkeeping, tracking information in spreadsheets, preparing research and reports, and implementing systems

You’ll excel in this role if you are quick and analytical, love taking care of details, and are fueled by the variety of a small, entrepreneurial organization.

If you’re learning-oriented, there will be almost limitless opportunities for you to take on new tasks and learn how an innovative business grows, from the ground up.

The Practical

This is a full-time role requiring flexible hours. Our business is somewhat seasonal, so your hours may be earlier or later in the day depending on the season.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Requirements & Qualifications:
Experience as a virtual assistant to an entrepreneur preferred
Experience or attraction to working in a high-growth, start-up environment
Ability to work varied schedules, according to seasonal needs

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.
Please also fill in and submit the following application with your submission: https://makerkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/standardapp-2.pdf. You can attach it as a document to your submission.
Finally, please create an unlisted Youtube video (1 minute or less) of yourself explaining why you are interested in this position and why you think you’re a great fit.

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

Co-op

 

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.