Little Hands Creations is a growing educational sewing and crafting company. We work with elementary schools around Seattle, Bellevue, and Shoreline, and teach in their after-school enrichment programs.
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The number one priority for the position is the ability to create a fun and safe environment for our students. Sewing and craft experience can be minimal, but the desire to work with groups of children is an absolute must! You must be enthusiastic, cheerful, and dependable, with your own reliable transportation.
Sewing projects range from doll clothing, stuffed animals, purses, bags, games, and full sized clothing. Craft projects usually tie in with a fabric or paper crafting theme.
We provide all the projects, you just teach the classes! Each week day, the class is held at a different elementary school, and it is the responsibility of the instructor to transport the equipment from school to school (thus the need for a car). Class size is 9 and students ages range from 7-10 years old.
The position will start training ASAP for our Fall Session, with approximately 18 hours per week (roughly 2:00-5:00, Monday-Friday). We also work with the school's calendar and run in quarters, so there are weeks of furlough around Christmas, Spring Break, etc.
Please send me a resume and a letter of introduction detailing your experience with children, sewing, and why this position appeals to you! Looking forward to hearing from you!
Responsibilities and Duties
-Meet at our Fremont studio to pick up supplies for the week (Car required)
-Loading supplies into schools and transporting during the week
-Lifting, moving, and rearranging class room equipment, tables, and chairs- restore at end of class
-Set out machines and supplies for class
-Take attendance and report any missing students to appropriate staff.
-Instruct and engage students through sewing and crafting class
-Maintain students' attention using a variety of different learning style techniques to support students through their tasks. Redirect students when loosing focus.
-Able to multi task
-Administer basic first aid as needed.
-Check students out of class
-Pack up equipment/tools, clean, sweep, and return the room and furniture to the way it was.
Qualifications and Skills
- Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
- Must be able to pass a Washington State school background check
- Previous experience with groups of elementary age children in a summer camp, tutoring, after school care preferred
- A fun and exuberant attitude towards sewing/crafting and teaching kids.
- A punctual and professional attitude.
- Ability to lift 20lbs in and out of your car (cart will be provided)
- Reliable Personal Transportation to and from schools
- Provide proof of current car insurance
Little Hands Creation complies with Seattle's Paid Sick and Safe Time requirements
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $17.00 to $19.00 /hour