Details: $20/hr ~10ish hours/week for 12 weeks, plus several longer build and orientation days.
Sawhorse Revolution Program Assistant
Temporary with opportunity to extend employment
Sawhorse Revolution is a non-profit education program that teaches teens carpentry and architecture through inspiring community projects. We foster confident, community-oriented youth through the power of carpentry and craft.
Our education programs were established in Seattle five years ago using a simple but potent model. We team youth with professionals to build and design needed projects for the community, in after-school and summer contexts. Not strictly vocational, our goal is to empower youth for whatever future comes their way. As such, our programs are truly holistic. At Sawhorse, hands-on learning meets social impact meets youth development. STEM skills meet artistic flair and mingle with job training, with good snacks and philosophical discussion mixed in for good measure. We are looking for somebody who is able to connect with and realize our unique vision for education.
InterAgency Academy is a Seattle Public High School that works with youth who need individualized attention or have other needs; IA supports students with work-readiness projects, specialized curriculum, GED support, and beyond.
Sawhorse has been operating an after-school carpentry program at Seattle’s InterAgency Academy since 2015. Students attend two days per week, and receive a stipend for their time. Led by professional builder and long-time Sawhorse Revolution mentor Matt Rhodes of Rhodes Creations, our students create a project for their local community. Past projects have included tiny houses for the homeless, garden infrastructure improvements at InterAgency, and an installation for the Seattle Public Library.
The position of Program Assistant is being developed within Sawhorse Revolution as a way to increase program quality, ease the burden of programs on SR staff, and introduce new people to the unique demands of running a Sawhorse Revolution program. A PA is devoted to a single program. Meetings before, during, and after the program will be essential, as we will want to develop and adjust the requirements of the job as needed.
Employee shall provide the Services and Deliverable(s) as follows. This list is not comprehensive, but outlines many of the potential responsibilities of a Program Assistant.
· Program responsibilities (10hish hours/week for duration of program)
o Meet with Program Coordinator ahead of the program to collaborate on a list of specific roles/ responsibilities during the build days. Adjust after several weeks of programming as needed.
o Attend all build days
o Maintain a helpful attitude, asking “what can I do?” if unsure.
o Willing to be responsible for the build if the program leader steps out for an hour or two
· Tool and Site Organizing:
o Check tools for possible problems (wet, broken, parts missing)
o Assist in setting up tools before each build day
o Periodically help /remind the group to keep the site clean
o Ensure builder’s tools are returned to them at end of day
· Materials Errands
o Purchase materials as needed
o Keep all receipts
o Turn receipts into Program Coordinator at end of each build session
o Join as a part of the build team when possible
o Keep a good attitude and support the group
Ideally, a strong candidate will have both construction and teen education experience, but one of the two will qualify an applicant for this job. Background checks are required. Applicant must have a driver’s license.
Duration of Employment:
ASAP – December 15, 2018, with a possibility to extend position into 2019.
~10ish hours/week for 12 weeks, plus several longer build and orientation days.
How to Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications due by:
October 10th, 2018. Sawhorse Revolution staff will review all applications and contact qualified individuals for interviews during that week.
Sawhorse Revolution is committed to the policy that all persons shall have access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status. Sawhorse Revolution programs include youth programs; except where required for participation in Sawhorse Revolution youth programs, all persons shall have access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to age.
Sawhorse Revolution at all times in the administration of its programs and practices shall comply with the Washington Law against Discrimination, Title IX ( codified at 20 USC §§1681-1688, the Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act), Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Sections 502 and 5094 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, The Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment and Rights Act, each and all as they may be amended from time to time.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required