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Build-It-Yourself has developed an online, art and engineering program, driven by technology-in-education research at MIT.

Our mission is to inspire and guide kids (8-18) to use technology creatively, constructively and collaboratively in a unique global laboratory.

Our strategy is to develop content that can be used by a network of 'TA" (Teaching Assistant) art and engineering students from well-known universities to engage kids in live webcasts.

1) Content Developers
2) Operations Manager
3) Business Developer
4) Platform / Multi-media Developer
5) Regional Managers
6) Workshop Leaders

CONTACT
Please send a short email summarizing how your interests sync with those of Build-It-Yourself to John Galinato at:
john@build-it-yourself.com

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CONTENT DEVELOPERS (Part Time, 5-10 hrs per week)

We seek 'builders' (programmers, mechanical engineers, writers, artists or architects) to evolve our libraries of project storylines, functional building blocks, videos, graphics, and lesson presentations.

Responsibilities include:
1) Write project storylines
2) Evolve graphics and videos
3) Develop and document mechanical mechanisms and software subroutines
4) Document and manage projects

Qualities and skills we seek include:
1) Interest in computer games, art, engineering and kids.
2) Playful spirit.
3) Multimedia design
4) Building and/or programming experience

Compensation:
$10 - $14 / hr. (+ bonuses based on meeting targets)



OPERATIONS MANAGER (Part time to full time)

We seek an operations manager to run the day to day business.

Responsibilities include:
1) Recruit, train and manage onsite and online workshop leaders
2) Manage customer relationships
3) Invoice customers
4) Send weekly webcast agendas
5) Document results
6) Update website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel
7) Update lesson plans
8) Manage supplies
9) Manage customer database
10) Coordinate the development of regional territories.

Qualities we seek in an operations manager include:
1) Interest in computer games, art and engineering.
2) Strong writing and communication skills.
3) Strong organizational skills / quick to respond
4) Experience with social media tools and viral marketing programs.
5) Entrepreneurial mindset ... to work for significant rewards based on success.
6) Playful spirit.

Compensation will include 3 components:
1) Below market base pay.
2) Bonus based on meeting short term goals that could equate to more than market value salary.
3) Equity that could equate to significantly more than market value salary.



BUSINESS DEVELOPER (Part time to full time)

We seek a leader who is passionate about education and entrepreneurship to guide Build-It-Yourself in a rapid growth phase.

Responsibilities include:
1) Research, pitch and close corporate distribution partnerships.
2) Coordinate development of regional territories.
3) Evolve social media presence.
4) Secure and manage investment capital.

Qualities we seek in a business developer include:
1) Interest in computer games, art and engineering.
2) Ability to close significant distribution deals efficiently.
3) Experience with social media tools and viral marketing programs.
4) Entrepreneurial mindset ... to work for significant rewards based on success.
5) Playful spirit.

Compensation will include 3 components:
1) Below market base pay.
2) Bonus based on meeting short term goals that could equate to more than market value salary.
3) Equity that could equate to significantly more than market value salary.



PLATFORM / MULTI-MEDIA DEVELOPER (Part Time, 5-10 hrs per week)

We seek a platform and multimedia developer to evolve our web presence, and in particular, Invention Universe, a computer game-like environment for playful inventors.

Invention Universe enables members to customize a planet, post projects, create a personal bio, explore the universe of planets and collaborate with other builders.

Responsibilities include:
1) Design the system architecture.
2) Code (MySQL, PHP, CSS, Javascript, HTML5).
3) Document and manage projects.
4) Direct a team of interns, artists and programmers.

Qualities and skills we seek include:
1) Interest in computer games, art, engineering and kids.
2) Playful spirit.
3) Multimedia design
4) Database driven Web application design.

Compensation:
$10 - $14 / hr. (+ bonuses based on meeting targets)



REGIONAL MANAGERS (Part Time, 10-20 hrs per week)

We seek teachers, parents, artists, engineers, and business developers to develop regional territories.

Responsibilities include:
1) Recruit, train and manage workshop leaders,
2) Sell memberships,
3) Schedule and deliver webcast workshops.
4) Guid kids to complete art, programming and engineering projects.
5) Document results.

Qualities and skills we seek include:
1) Interest in computer games, art, engineering, teaching and kids.
2) Playful spirit.
3) Selling, acting, singing, public speaking

Compensation:
$10 - $35 / hr.
(compensation is based on a percentage of business generated and managed)



WORKSHOP LEADERS (Part Time, 5-10 hrs per week)

We seek artists, engineers, and programmers to lead after-school workshops and summer camps on site in the Boston area and remotely around the world.

Responsibilities include:
1) Teach kids art, programming and engineering tricks.
2) Manage, motivate and engage kids.
3) Document results.

Qualities and skills we seek include:
1) Interest in computer games, art, engineering, teaching and kids.
2) Playful spirit.
3) Selling, acting, singing, public speaking

Notes:
On-site workshop leaders in the Boston area must provide their own transportation.
After-School workshop leaders must be available for 8 to 10 weeks, in 1 to 2 hour, mid-afternoon sessions during regular school weeks.
Summer camp workshop leaders must be available Monday through Friday from mid-June through mid-August.
Remote, webcast, workshop leaders must be available in evenings and on weekends

Compensation:
$10 - $14 / hr. (+ bonuses based on meeting targets)



CONTACT
Please send a short email summarizing how your interests sync with those of Build-It-Yourself to John Galinato at:
john@build-it-yourself.com



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