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Classroom Outreach Instructor

Responsible for the planning and execution of educational programming and outreach at schools, libraries, community centers, and events around the Denver metro area.

  • Reports to: Education Program Manager, Classroom Programming Coordinator
  • Hourly Expectation: 5-10 hours per month ( can vary depending on availability and time of year)
  • Compensation: $30 per hour plus travel

Description:
Pop Culture Classroom (PCC) is a Denver-based education nonprofit with a mission to inspire a love of learning, increase literacy, celebrate diversity, and build community through the tools of popular culture and the power of self-expression. PCC accomplishes this by creating free resources and providing professional development for educators, as well as enacting pop culture-based, educational programs for youth and families at schools, libraries, community centers, and events. PCC is also the featured charity of FAN EXPO Denver (FED) and collaborates with FED on educational programming, workshops, community events, and other opportunities throughout the year and at the annual FAN EXPO Denver event.

We are currently adding members to our team of qualified art, media, and literacy instructors to continue building on our mission. Our ideal candidate is someone with a background in pop culture creation (comics, gaming, art, film, podcasts, streaming video, etc.) and who is excited to join a vibrant and diverse educational community, work with various populations (including those that are underserved and at-risk), and build one-of-a-kind learning experiences for students of all ages.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Learn, plan, and teach PCC curriculum, including Storytelling Through Comics and Game On!, at mobile outreach workshops and PCC events including FAN EXPO Denver.
  • Organize and manage PCC supplies and educational materials at outreach workshops and events
  • Communicate effectively with diverse audiences including PCC staff, fellow instructors, outreach partners, and youth participants and their families.
  • Reliably and accurately record timesheets, mileage forms, and other required paperwork and submit them with timely efficiency.
  • Demonstrate adaptability and creative problem-solving to manage learning spaces and ensure they are safe, supportive, and engaging spaces for all.
  • Attend training, professional development sessions, and staff meetings as required to further your own growth and learning.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to working with youth and families
  • Experience with contemporary pop culture and demonstrated skills in creating pop culture media (Digital or physical art, video games, board games, comics, podcasts, digital video, cosplay, coding, creative writing, etc.)
  • Ability to adapt to change and creatively solve problems while modeling a strong love of learning for their students
  • Strong organizational skills with an eye for details
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills that support social and emotional development.
  • Demonstrated leadership, reliability, relatability, and responsibility
  • Ability to travel to and from workshops as needed with a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Comfortable carrying materials (up to 30 pounds) to and from workshops

Desired Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree or higher
• Experience teaching in a classroom setting (K-12 preferred)
• Experience with the utilization of pop culture as an educational tool
• Bilingual fluency (Spanish preferred)
• Ability to work during the school day (8am – 3pm)

Perks

Instructors with Pop Culture Classroom may receive various perks associated with their position, including:

  • Opportunities to develop teaching practice through professional development
  • Immersion in nerd culture through staff gatherings, participation at FAN EXPO Denver, etc.
  • Opportunities to develop portfolios and create media for PCC, such as downloadable curriculum and issues of Colorful History comics
  • Flexible schedule
  • All applicants must pass a background check before moving forward with the application process.
  • All applications will be required to receive CPR/First Aid training upon hire.

Pop Culture Classroom is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the belief that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity.

Not benefits eligible.

How to apply

Please email your resume and a cover letter to jobs@popcultureclassroom.org. No phone calls, please.