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December 21, 2016

Employer Profile: FutureMakers, Baltimore, MD

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FutureMakers is the mobile makerspace for grade and middle school students in the counties surrounding Baltimore and Washington, D.C. We ignite curiosity and build skills among young makers – hands-on problem solvers who tinker, build and thoughtfully play – using traditional tools and cutting-edge technologies. Developed by a team of educators and makers, FutureMakers brings maker education to public, private, homeschool and out-of-school time learning centers across the region. We believe kids need tools, not just toys.

Maker Education Coaches

Paid/ Part Time

FutureMakers is a growing team of maker education coaches – makers who teach, and teachers who make – with active practices as designers, tinkerers, artists, technologists, and exceptional educators. We partner with organizations and schools throughout the DC, MD, VA area to provide immersive, K – 8 learning labs where young makers play, experiment, and innovate with real tools and technologies, in material-rich environments. Our in- and out-of-school-time learning experiences foster essential connections between young makers and and visiting experts, inspiring young people to see themselves as innovators, ready to reimagine and design the world around them. FutureMakers coaches use their passions and expertise to design and build original workshops for diverse and varying communities, facilitating innovative, safe and active maker spaces for young people.

We encourage our coaches to follow their passions in and out of the classroom environment, using their own interests and skills to connect with young people. We’re seeking makers and educators who consider themselves experts in technologies, fabrication traditions, STEAM and maker education, and are ready to grow unique learning experiences that will change how a young person sees themselves in the world! We believe kids make things better.

Levels Taught:
1st – 8th grades, in- or out-of-school time settings.

Class size:
Minimum 5, maximum 20.

Instructional Team:

Although many of our partner sites are facilitated by single coaches, FutureMakers coaches often work together as co-facilitators at sites with larger teams of young makers, or have specifically requested multiple experts on site. Co-coaches work together to combine their individual passions into the creation of unique workshop plans, which develop and evolve throughout the workshop duration. Together, you will plan, instruct, and assess your project’s progress. On site, you report to our partner site manager. You are expected to communicate effectively with partner sites, FutureMakers staff, and the students you facilitate, using their feedback to guide the quality and improvements of your workshop. Instructional teams encouraged to apply!

Class Schedules:

We develop programs that take place in community centers, libraries, schools and community sites. The majority of our programs take place in the after-school hours of 3:00 – 7:00 PM, but some take place outside of those hours, or on weekend days. Schedules are planned and discussed in advance, and are fixed. Highly eligible coaches will have the opportunity to teach in our immersion labs, an in-school program that pairs maker educators with public school teachers.

Position Type:

Part-time; 5-20 hours per week depending on experience

Compensation:

Coaches typically start at $15, but rates can vary based on experience. There are opportunities to grow within the role to earn as much as $45 per coaching hour. Coaches are presented compensation packages that reflect the total work that goes into the prepping, planning, traveling, and teaching for each program they work. We offer flexible schedules, and all team members choose coaching opportunities that fit their schedule and areas of expertise.

Support Coach- Maker Education- Baltimore

Paid/ Part Time

FutureMakers is a growing team of maker education coaches – makers who teach, and teachers who make – with active practices as designers, tinkerers, artists, technologists, and exceptional educators. We partner with organizations and schools throughout the DC, MD, VA area to provide immersive, K – 8 learning labs where young makers play, experiment, and innovate with real tools and technologies, in material-rich environments. Our in- and out-of-school-time learning experiences foster essential connections between young makers and and visiting experts, inspiring young people to see themselves as innovators, ready to reimagine and design the world around them. FutureMakers coaches use their passions and expertise to design and build original workshops for diverse and varying communities, facilitating innovative, safe and active maker spaces for young people.

We encourage our coaches to follow their passions in and out of the classroom environment, using their own interests and skills to connect with young people. Our offices are locating in the Motor House on North Ave in Baltimore City. We are seeking Support Coaches to work alongside our experienced lead Coaches who are interested in being part of an exciting and diverse community of coaches as we grow our presence in Baltimore City. We believe kids make things better.

Levels Taught:
K – 8th grades, in and out of school time settings in schools and community centers.

Class size:
Minimum 10, Maximum 20.

Instructional Team:

FutureMakers Support Coaches work alongside experienced lead coaches at sites that have larger teams of young makers, or have specifically requested multiple experts on site. On site, you report to our partner site manager. You are expected to communicate effectively with your lead coaching partner and partner site staff, FutureMakers admin, and the students you facilitate, using their feedback to guide the quality and improvements of your workshop.

Class Schedules:

We develop programs that take place in community centers, libraries, schools and community sites. The majority of our programs take place in the after-school hours of 3:00 – 7:00 PM, but some take place during school days, or on weekend days. Schedules are set by your availability, in advance, and are fixed. This position is seasonal and will last for the duration of the school year, starting in September and ending in June. There are substantial opportunities, for those that are interested, to continue on through the summer, working between 10-40 hours a week.

Position Type:

Seasonal; 3-15 hours per week.

Compensation:

Support Coaches earn $15 per hour with opportunities to grow within the role in to become Lead Coaches.

Job Requirements/Responsibilities:

Readiness to apply your skills as a Youth Developer to support the implementation of Maker Education workshops alongside a Lead Coach. Workshops include digital fabrication, product design, basic electronics, traditional woodworking, manufacturing technology, soft circuits and sculpture, sewing, physical computing and a range of tinkering and experimental programs.
Must be adaptable, flexible, and enthusiastic while interacting with groups of elementary and middle school students in informal settings.
Ability to assess your progress and troubleshoot challenges.
Ability to work collaboratively with an co-facilitator.
Reliable transportation.
Afternoon availability, on school days and some weekends (all scheduling is agreed in advance).

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December 21, 2016

Employer Profile: Venture for America, New York, NY and Baltimore, MD

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Venture for America is a fellowship program that places recent graduates at startups in cities with emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems, forging a community of entrepreneurs committed to building companies that matter.

Venture for America 2017 Fellow

Paid/ Full Time

WHO WE ARE:
Venture for America is a nonprofit fellowship program empowering recent college graduates to launch their careers as entrepreneurs and revitalize American cities. After five weeks of training, VFA Fellows spend two years working for a startup in a U.S. city with an emerging startup ecosystem. Throughout the fellowship, they learn how to contribute to a high-growth business and gain access to mentorship, ongoing training, and the nationwide VFA community. When Fellows and alumni are ready to build companies of their own, VFA provides the resources they need to become entrepreneurs.

Our goal is to fuel job growth in cities throughout the U.S. while empowering our best and brightest to create value in their communities. We aim to produce effective and high-character builders who will found and lead quality organizations throughout their careers.

OUR MISSION:
To revitalize American cities and communities through entrepreneurship.
To enable our best and brightest to create new opportunities for themselves and others.
To restore the culture of achievement to include value-creation, risk & reward, and the common good.

WHO YOU ARE:
A college senior or recent grad of any major or academic background
High-character and self-aware with founder potential and the ability to contribute to a startup
Looking forward to the opportunity to help build an early stage company in one of our cities

THE FELLOWSHIP EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
A great startup job. Get access to hundreds of vetted opportunities at our partner startups and find your team fit.
World-class training. Attend a rigorous five-week training program that includes multi-day workshops, group and individual challenges, and includes sessions led by Flatiron School, IDEO, McKinsey, and noteworthy entrepreneurs and investors
A close-knit network. Join a community of talented peers, mentors, and advisors that includes experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts
Skills development. Follow a robust two-year curriculum with opportunities for ongoing skill and character development, along with events and programs to keep you plugged into the Fellow network
Access to capital. Launch projects or ventures of your own using resources such as the $100K VFA Seed Fund, our investor council, or our $50K Innovation fund for pro-social projects and businesses

ALUMNI HAVE ACCESS TO:
The VFA Seed Fund: Access to $150K+ in investment annually for launching Fellow-led companies
VFA Accelerator: Resources to help Fellow Founders refine their business models, prepare for meetings with outside investors, and launch their business the right way
VFA Investment Council: A group of 10+ third-party angel investors who invest in Fellow ventures
VFA Alumni Network: Opportunities to stay connected through alumni boards, events, on-campus recruitment, mentoring younger Fellows, and more

December 20, 2016

Employer Profile: Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI), Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD

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Complex problems can only be addressed by sophisticated teams. HEMI members are globally recognized experts in the fundamental science of materials and structures under extreme conditions. We are dedicated to improving the human condition by working with government, industry and national institutions to develop science-based tools. We not only teach the world how to think about materials in extreme environments, but also design materials for extreme conditions.
Through our collaborations, we bring together the best scientists and engineers in the world to address some of the most difficult technological challenges of our time.

Summer Project/ Internship

Internship

The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) are pleased to announce the Summer Project/Internship. The goal of this project/internship is explore visual representations of the HEMI organization, structure, current research, and relationships. Visual representations can include, but are not limited to: storyboarding and narrative, animation, photography, graphic design, interactive arts or products, games, information visualization, illustration, or drawing.

HEMI expects the internship to take place between June 1st and August 15th each year.

Eligibility:
Current MICA undergraduate or graduate students are eligible to apply for this internship. The applicant will also need to identify a MICA faculty member who will serve as the advisor for this summer project/internship.

December 20, 2016

Employer Profile: Mindgrub Technologies, Baltimore, MD

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Mindgrub specializes in the strategic development of technology and services to meet the
evolving marketing and information delivery means of Fortune 500, Government and Education institutions. We create applications for the web, social media, and mobile technology. We utilize iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android, Drupal, and other software platforms to develop social media tools and campaigns. We have unique frameworks for location based services, augmented reality, and mobile gaming. Mindgrub knows, and is a leader in, how to keep users of new technology engaged and accessing information in creative and innovative ways.

Follow Mindgrub:
http://twitter.com/Mindgrub
http://www.facebook.com/mindgrub

Graphic Designer 

Paid/ Full Time/ TBD

Drive the high quality and effective execution of visual design on specific client engagements through production and collaboration.

Mindgrub is seeking to fill the position of Graphic Designer with a vibrant, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable individual. As a graphic designer on a variety of projects, you will collaborate and learn from a strongly skilled in-house team of engineers, user experience architects, and marketing gurus.

To fit the culture, you’ll need to be open to clear communication, consistent collaboration (from sketching to slacking), and willing to ask the right questions! You’ll need to be highly organized and driven by a strong work ethic. Do you spread positive vibes and love to help others? Are you ready to ask for advice or help from other team members? Do you have a love for challenging design assignments that vary from dynamic product development to lead-generation-focused websites? Are you energized by an active work environment? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, please take the next step.

Application Must-Haves:
Send us your creatively designed resume, express your personality in a cover letter, and have a live portfolio website link ready for us to review.

Job Title: Graphic Designer
Department: Design Department, Creative Team
Reports to: Vice President of Creative Strategy
Position Purpose: To drive the high quality and effective execution of visual design on specific client engagements through production and collaboration.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Execute and deliver high quality design based on client goals and contemporary design concepts
Complete assigned creative milestones on time and with a strong understanding of the project guidelines
Meet and exceed the client’s and team’s creative vision
Collaborate with project team and design leads to ensure creative direction is carried through a project lifecycle, from concept to product launch to client hand off
Collaborate with project team members to follow and advance creative processes
Apply your creativity to come up with methods to approach a design problem, and voice those ideas and suggestions to the team
Follow up with questions or ideas to help the creative process
Take input and advice from client and team and collaborate to move a project forward
Contribute to a positive, creative atmosphere
TECHNICAL SKILLS

Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Cloud and other digital design programs, such as Sketch
Familiar with designing for Content Management Systems, like WordPress and Drupal
Understanding of the Bootstrap or other frameworks, and how they shape a digital design approach
Proficient with Google Suite and familiar with project management software, such as Basecamp
InVision experience is a plus
DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in graphic design preferred, not required with acquired experience
1 to 3 years of graphic design work experience in web and/or mobile design applications
Portfolio required exhibits a mastery of graphic design principles (typography, form, color, composition, grid)
Project types preferred: Responsive web design, print design, branding and logo design, mobile app design
ADDITIONAL INFO:

The position will require you to work on-site in the Mindgrub Baltimore office, and manage multiple tasks while delivering projects on time and on budget.
This is a full-time position. Contractors should not apply.
Excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, life, 401(k), transportation subsidy, and more.
Annual training budget dedicated to your professional development.
A flexible schedule.
Delicious catered monthly meetings.
Healthy/less-healthy snacks, beverages and coffee.
A variety of fun Mindgrub hosted events (e.g. Adventure club, O’s games, Happy Hours, and more).

 
Creative Engineer 

Paid/ Full Time

Mindgrub is looking for a talented web developer to join our growing team in Baltimore, MD. Our ideal candidate has a strong attention to detail and finely honed development skills with great knowledge of and experience building sites with WordPress.

Job Title: Creative Engineer
Department: Design Department, Creative Team
Reports to: Vice President of Creative Strategy
RESPONSIBILITIES

Developing custom WordPress sites and landing pages for our clients and internal teams.
Maintenance and troubleshooting of existing sites.
Working with designers, project managers, and other developers to find creative solutions to client challenges.
Research on new techniques and development of tools to improve quality and efficiency of our work.
QUALIFICATIONS

You should have very solid responsive HTML and CSS skills and be comfortable working with PHP and JavaScript.
Great working knowledge of WordPress and common plugins is a must ( we use ACF and Gravity Forms on most projects ).
You should be comfortable using version control and cringe at the thought of someone not using it ( we use Git ).
You should know your way around some modern front end practices and tools ( we use Bootstrap, SCSS, Gulp, and NPM on most projects ).
You don’t need to be a systems wizard but you should be able to maintain a local development environment, move sites between servers, and get your hands dirty in the command line if needed. We use Pantheon to make most of this a breeze.
You spend time thinking about how best to organize your code and make it readable for others.
You should have good communication skills and a positive attitude when working with coworkers. We learn and grow by collaborating and sharing knowledge.
You should have a good feel for user experience and an eye for good design. You take pride in building beautiful and usable custom fields. You will be working closely with designers to ensure we deliver a quality product that looks great and is easy to use.
NICE TO HAVE

Experience with other content management systems ( Drupal, Expression Engine, etc ) is a big plus.
Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks ( Angular, React, etc ) to supplement your CMS work would be great but not required.
Knowledge of accessibility and SEO best practices.
DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Computer Science or other relevant degree ( unless you can show equivalent work experience).
Minimum of 2 years of WordPress development experience.
COMMENTS

This position will require you to work on-site in the Mindgrub Baltimore office, and manage multiple tasks while delivering projects on time and on budget.
This is a full-time position.
Contractors will not be considered.
Excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, life, 401(k), transportation subsidy, and more. .
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December 16, 2016

Employer Profile: Apple, Inc., Cupertino, CA

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Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, the Mac and Apple Watch. Apple’s three software platforms — iOS, OS X and watchOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Apple is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Jobs will be announced closer to the event date, but in the past Apple has interviewed for internships and full time roles.