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Building Futures: Part-Time Technical Teacher Position

Logo in Red: Building Futures Design & Build Workshops

St. Louis non-profit Building Futures is hiring for a Technical Teacher. Building Futures was co-founded by WashU faculty member Gay Lorberbaum and operates an incredible workshop space for youth located in Old North St. Louis.

Job Title:​ Part-Time Technical/Teacher

Salary​: $18/hr– $23 (Depending on Experience)

Start Date​: TBD

Hours​: 25 – 35 per week, flexible


Building Futures’ purpose is to bring young people together to critically think, invent, and create sustainable solutions for their everyday, real-world problems to lead better, healthier lives. We work directly with underserved students to empower them to discover that what they learn in school does have practical applications in their everyday life. Students work with constraints and possibilities of structure & materials, space & light, program & context, in a lateral-thinking, hands-on development process.

Through our community partnerships, school-funded programs, and personal donations, Building Futures is able to offer free workshops focused on design and building solutions for real-world problems. By actively working with our community’s youth, we hope to increase high school graduation rates, scholarship offerings and inspire others to carry on the mission that through creative thinking and problem-solving anything is possible. There are many frameworks for personal creativity to be expressed.

At Building Futures, we offer students space, tools, time, and teamwork to create their solutions for the future.


Primary responsibility is to provide support to the Lead Instructor during virtual classes. This position will provide support including lesson planning and troubleshooting for computer and network/media equipment. Will also have responsibilities that involve communicating with students during virtual classes and teachers within partnering school districts.


  • Ability to be creative and think of new systems and new ways to work
  • Ability to troubleshoot and find resources
  • Must be flexible and willing to work in a shop environment
  • Strong knowledge of Zoom/Google Meet/Windows Operating Systems
  • Understanding of mechanical concepts and processes as well as use audio/video equipment and tools
  • Able to identify the source of a problem and create solutions
  • Ability to work well with others to get the job done in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong Communication and Intrapersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage time


  • Work with video and production to provide workshop support by troubleshooting hardware and process issues on daily basis.
  • Resolve technical issues related to network interruptions as they arise
  • Assist with developing lesson plans and attend periodic meetings with staff
  • Keep a monthly inventory of all equipment.
  • The initial point of contact for all computer and system-related concerns from students or other employees
  • Organize and file documentation pertaining to warranties and instructional guides for computer hardware
  • Purchase hardware/software equipment as needed with approval from Executive Director

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