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Coder Kids Club is Hiring

We are hiring for the following part-time positions:

  • Instructor – Instructors do classroom setup/breakdown, lead groups through Coder Kids Club course materials, help with creating and revising materials, and supervise the children in their classes. They will also attend special events, to help promote the Coder Kids Club. Right now we are particularly in need of staff who can help at events, on evenings and weekends! Previous experience working with kids is required. Some previous topic-specific experience is also very helpful, but it’s not necessary for that experience to be from a professional setting. In other words, hobbyists are welcome! Multiple positions are available.
  • Assistant – Assistants help instructors manage classes and camps, help with setup/breakdown, and help kids with activities.
  • Intern – We have internships available to AACPS students. Please contact your advisor for more information. If you are not a student in AACPS, please have your advisor contact us, so we can get set up for your school system. You must be able to receive credit for our internship program to participate!
  • Volunteers – Coder Kids Club is in the process of becoming a nonprofit! Technically, this isn’t “hiring,” but we are always looking for volunteers to help with events. If you want to help spread STEAM to kids in the area, we would love some help.

All positions are part-time. Evening and weekend hours will be available throughout the year. Most daytime hours will be available during school breaks, including summer. Pay is commensurate with experience. Interns are not compensated, but do receive credit for school. Volunteers are also not compensated, but will be invited to special events for supporters, and will receive vouchers for classes. A background check is required for all employees and volunteers that are 18 or older.

Please use the form below to apply, and include a plain-text version of your resume.

Introduction to WordPress for Teens and Adults

Learn how to setup and manage a self-hosted WordPress site. This class is a great intro for anybody interested in running a self-hosted WordPress installation. This class is for ages 14 and up. A very limited number of younger students might be able to attend with instructor approval and/or a parent to help them.

Duration: This session runs 6-8pm on Thursdays, for 3 weeks (6/2, 6/9, & 6/16) for a total of 6 hours.

Prerequistes: You must know how to download and install software, extract a ZIP archive, and use a web browser. Basic knowledge of web hosting and databases is also very helpful.

Outline

  • Finding Hosting
  • Installing and Configuring WordPress
  • Creating and Managing Content
  • Working with Menus
  • Using Themes and Widgets
  • Using Plug-ins
  • Managing Users

Setup

If you plan to follow along with the exercises during class, which we very highly recommend, you can either use one of our computers, or install the appropriate software on your computer before class begins. For this class you will need:

  • WAMP or MAMP
  • A copy of the latest WordPress files, unzipped and placed in the web root directory on your computer
  • A MySQL database named wordpress
  • A copy of the course files; you’ll receive a link to them once your course registration has been approved.

Having trouble with the setup? Make sure you contact us before class is scheduled to begin! If you’re attending the class in Crofton, come at least 30 minutes early if you need some help with setting up your computer.

Introduction to WordPress for Teens and Adults

Learn how to setup and manage a self-hosted WordPress site. This class is a great intro for anybody interested in running a self-hosted WordPress installation. This class is for ages 14 and up. A very limited number of younger students might be able to attend with instructor approval and a parent to help them. We will have a similar course for younger kids in the future.

Duration: This session runs 6-8pm on Wednesdays, for 3 weeks (3/2, 3/9, & 3/16) for a total of 6 hours.

Prerequistes: You must know how to download and install software, extract a ZIP archive, and use a web browser. Basic knowledge of web hosting and databases is also very helpful.

Outline

  • Finding Hosting
  • Installing and Configuring WordPress
  • Creating and Managing Content
  • Working with Menus
  • Using Themes and Widgets
  • Using Plug-ins
  • Managing Users

Setup

If you plan to follow along with the exercises during class, which we very highly recommend, you can either use one of our computers, or install the appropriate software on your computer before class begins. For this class you will need:

  • WAMP or MAMP
  • A copy of the latest WordPress files, unzipped and placed in the web root directory on your computer
  • A MySQL database named wordpress
  • A copy of the course files; you’ll receive a link to them once your course registration has been approved.

Having trouble with the setup? Make sure you contact us before class is scheduled to begin! If you’re attending the class in Crofton, come at least 30 minutes early if you need some help with setting up your computer.