Purveyor and Conveyor of Awesomeness (Workshop Instructor - Web Publishing, fun version)
We may have taken some liberties with this job posting. To see the version (for the same job) that conforms to normal modes of business storytelling, go here.
On the run from secret government agencies invested in maintaining outdated web standards and keeping a knowledge of basic web skills out of the hands of the average, blue-blooded American? You should join us.
In danger of being kidnapped and held hostage for your insanely awesome web coding skills? You really should join us.
Stand for all that is free and right by making sure the ability to create basic, usable web pages is distributed to as many people as possible? You know what to do.
UW Information Technology (UW-IT) is recruiting a tech-savvy UW student to teach computing workshops, develop online curriculum, and extend the reach of awesome. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
You must be skilled:
- HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
- Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
- Basic understanding of Unix command line and server setup
- Ability to explain technology to varied audiences.
Other Skills we think are awesome:
- Experience with database schema design and normalization
- Experience with development processes
- Interest in working on various side projects
- Excel, Powerpoint, Teaching experience, knowledge of high explosives and a sense of humor desirable.
Why this is an awesome job:
- Because you're probably thinking "You keep using that word, I don't think it means what you think it means..." and we were thinking the same thing!!!!
- Creative: We'd love you to be creative - creative in how you present, how you build curriculum, how you interact with your manager. Your choice, so long as it's effective. We're open to suggestions and experiments.
- Flexibility: You build almost your whole schedule. Have classes from waking to sleeping on Tuesdays? Don't schedule workshops on Tuesdays. Problem solved. Like a boss.
- Autonomy: Do your best work at 2:00AM while sitting on the roof talking to hyper-intelligent cat-beings sent to us from the ghost(s) of David Bowie's previous incarnations? No problem - if that's when you want to improve workshops, that's fine (we do recommend care in choosing which advice of David Bowie's you take...)
- Glorious: We are trying to build an excellent set of workshops and online curriculum - something so good others copy it, so good it makes us famous. So good that beings from other planets visit and claim copyright infringement of their hyper-advanced civilization, it's that awesome. We can't guarantee anything, but at least we know what we're aiming for.
- And a learning opportunity: We want you to leave here bigger, faster, and stronger than before. (Okay, maybe smarter, faster, stronger, we're not a fast food joint... but you know what we mean.) Want to grow an expand in what workshops you can offer? Great. You don't need to know everything, you just have to want to know everything.
Hours, Money, and other distractions:
Workshop Instructors are expected to work (approximately) 15 hours per week throughout the quarter, including summer. Positions start at $10.50 per hour. Additional opportunities to make higher wages do exist on a periodic basis. (Yes! The secret holy grail of jobs, we're talking about promotion!) More details about these higher wages can be provided during the interview.
So... What will you actually do?
Workshop instructors are expected to:
- Act as the Point-Instructor for workshop series
- Co-Develop Quarterly Workshop training schedules
- Assist in the preparation of curriculum for LST workshops
- Attend regular (but fairly rare) Instructor Team meetings
- Contribute to the organization and development of the LST Workshop program
- Develop and conduct client evaluations of workshops
- Prepare classroom/equipment for workshops and classes
- Maintain presentation and operation of classrooms
- Report on classroom conditions
- Maintain timely responses to occasional customer questions relating to workshop timing and content.
- Assist with special projects including
documentation, Web site design, and marketing
How to Apply
If you are interested, either:
Upload your resume and a brief letter explaining your interests and how your background qualifies you for an instructor position. Please submit via this Catalyst Dropbox.
Have your personal ninja-genie set your resume and cover letter on my head, and escape without noticing (failure of said ninja-genie will be counted as a failed application, and may contribute to the heat death of the universe.)
Applications due by:
January 12th, 2012. Deadline extension! (Don't you feel lucky?) Applications submitted by the last stroke of midnight, on the 22nd day of the first month of this year, the two thousand and twelvth of our common era, and last year of the long calendar, will be evaluated!
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A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.
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