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BWorks is growing — and hiring!

BWorks continues to see steady demand for all three of our central programs — Earn-A-Bike, Earn-A-Computer and Learn-To-Ride — and ongoing interest in more such offerings both at BWorks’ headquarters and at partner locations around the region. As we seek to continue to grow our efforts in sustainable and effective ways, BWorks is now accepting applications for part-time education positions starting in early fall of 2023. Check out the listings below to learn more about the jobs and how to apply.

Got a question about one of these opportunities? Email our programs director, Evie Hemphill, at evie@bworks.org.

BWorks teacher

St. Louis BWorks, a 501(c)(3) organization, is currently accepting resumes for flexible, part-time teaching positions. These opportunities will allow us to expand our roster of regular Earn-A-Bike, Learn-To-Ride and Earn-A-Computer instructors, in turn helping BWorks reach even more local children with our free programs that inspire youth to pursue their dreams, care for the world around them, and explore new possibilities through experiential learning.

Working between three and nine hours total per week (teaching at least one and not more than three classes during any given week), a BWorks teacher leads groups of up to 12 children (ages 8 to 17) at a time through BWorks’ multi-week curricula. In doing so, a BWorks teacher also works closely with BWorks’ dedicated base of volunteers.

BWorks teachers report to the programs director and take on the following major duties:

  • preparation for and facilitation of bike and computer classes, sometimes at partner locations
  • regular and timely communication with programs director as classes progress
  • thoughtful collaboration with and support of volunteer assistants and leads
  • participation in regular curricular and classroom review and observation

The ideal candidate has some existing bike and/or computer knowledge, brings previous experience working with children and/or teens, and is both highly organized and flexible. To be successful, this is someone who is passionate, motivated, creative — and ready to assist with BWorks’ operational needs as they arise.

This position is based out of BWorks’ headquarters, and will also occasionally require travel with classroom materials to partner organizations in the St. Louis metro area.

Qualifications

All potential candidates must possess the following:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Enthusiastic passion to achieve BWorks’ mission
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team setting
  • Ability to pass various background checks 

Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Prior teaching experience
  • Skills in working with children ages 8 to 17
  • Experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Proficiency in a second language

Compensation

This position will pay $20 per hour.

How to apply to BWorks’ next classroom teacher

Apply online by submitting a cover letter that communicates your vision for the role you could play at BWorks (and a sense of your hoped-for hours and weekly availability), a resume, and at least two professional references to St. Louis BWorks’ executive director, Patrick Van Der Tuin, at resume@bworks.org, by August 31, 2023.