Fredericton, NB E3B 6J8
Brilliant Labs is hiring a short term (5 months) full-time Program Specialist. This position will support the Provincial Program Director and aims to help youth foster an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit throughout Fredericton High School and nearby schools by helping them develop coding and computational skills, and an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.
The successful candidate will be working to support teachers and students of Fredericton High School and nearby elementary and middle schools. Some weekends and evenings will be required when necessary to support student and teacher events or projects. The individual selected will be responsible for scheduling their hours to meet the 37.5 hours a week requirement.
Brilliant Labs supports the integration of creativity, innovation, coding, and an entrepreneurial spirit within classrooms and educational curricula. The successful applicant must demonstrate both an ability to be self-motivated and work well as part of a collaborative team. Ongoing training and professional guidance will be provided. If you meet the requirements below and are hard-working, organized, passionate about youth education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) we’d like to hear from you.
Your responsibilities will include:
Supporting and reporting to the provincial Program Director
Supporting FHS students and teachers in integrating coding and technology with curricula
Developing and supporting youth led school makerspaces and innovative projects
Implementation of academic and extra-curricular programming for students
We are looking for applicants that are bilingual, but it is not a requirement;
Successfully Complete the Policy 701 Assessment in New Brunswick;
Have a valid Criminal Record and vulnerable sector check;
Demonstrate perseverance and a passion for learning;
Experience with project management and delivery;
Applicant should have knowledge of K-12 education system
Previous experience working with electronics, coding, multi-media production;
Be willing to work evenings and weekends when required;
Ability to organize, and learn to maintain technological equipment such as 3D printers and robotics.
Ability to adapt their schedule to fit the needs of schools and make changes and/or reschedule (due to school cancelations, ’emergency’ last minute project support, etc.)
Post-secondary education or equivalate experience required preferable.
Brilliant Labs is a not-for-profit, hands-on technology and experiential learning platform based in Atlantic Canada. We support the integration of creativity, innovation, coding, and an entrepreneurial spirit within classrooms and educational curricula.
Our vision is to provide every child in Atlantic Canada with the opportunity to create and innovate, to learn to code, to graduate from school and to be part of a vibrant and growing business and technology community.
Brilliant Labs combines technology- and project-based learning with innovation and entrepreneurship to deliver captivating programs within classrooms and communities, supported by cross-sector representation and participation for collaboration and “collective impact”. We use makerspaces: community-focused and -operated workspaces where students with common interests – often in computers, digital/electronic art, fabrication, machining, science, technology and textiles – meet, socialize, collaborate and create.
From creating with 3-D printers and developing their own Internet of Things devices to making interactive art and fashion, students and teachers can now play an active role in taking ownership of lessons and in some cases, even developing their own inventions, technologies and businesses.