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Summer STEAM Camp Instructors

Company: Oakton Community College
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:




Continuing Ed, Training and Workforce Development

Des Plaines, IL

Mar 7, 2023

Open Until Filled

Part Time Staff

Position ID:


About Oakton College :

For over 50 years, Oakton College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

Job Description:

Oakton College Youth STEAM program is looking for enthusiastic and innovative instructors. More than just fun and games, our programs provide engaging and unique learning opportunities on a college campus. Students ages 8 to 12 can give their science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills a workout through a range of camps that are fun, yet academically challenging.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Preparation of program learning activities and instructional materials (as appropriate)
  • Delivery of instruction, including being prepared for and meeting programs at scheduled times,
  • Compliance with departmental and institutional policies and procedures including but not limited to submission of midterm and final grades, and Compliance with institutional procedures

    This position requires availability to teach in the evening and/or on the weekends*. No

    This position requires availability to teach on both the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses*. No

    This position requires availability to teach online in whole or in part*. No


    Instructors are responsible for providing high-quality instruction for youth participating in the STEM camps during the summer and beyond. Required qualifications include:

    • Must have either a degree/experience in education or significant experience in one of the content areas being taught (see below)
    • Must have demonstrated experience using technology in teaching, training, or tutoring of youth
    • Must have experience teaching, tutoring, or working with youth
    • Must be available Monday through Thursday during the day

      In addition to teaching responsibilities, instructors are also responsible for working with STEAM assistants and meeting project deadlines. Some courses require training which can be completed online and will begin in April. This is a seasonal position for June, July, and/or August with some opportunities for continued teaching during the Fall and Spring semesters.

      Youth STEM Content Area samples:

      • Computer programming such as Python and Java Script
      • Game design
      • YouTube content creation
      • eSports

        Preferred Qualifications (from the Minimum Qualifications for Oakton Faculty document)*:

        • Direct experience teaching/tutoring youth 8-13 on STEAM-related topics

          Additional Information:

          Hourly: $40-$50 hourly

          Must successfully complete a background check.

          This position is located on the Des Plaines campus.

          25 hours per week

          Application Instructions:

          For further details, visit our website at and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.

          Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application. One (1) of the references must be your most recent, direct supervisor.

          Oakton College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

          Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.

Keywords: Oakton Community College, Des Plaines , Summer STEAM Camp Instructors, Education / Teaching , Des Plaines, Illinois

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