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STEM Educator (Contract) at iFly in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time

Job Description:


iFLY’s Education Program makes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) exciting and relevant for students. During the program, every student will learn STEM concepts related to the wind tunnel, participate in a grade-appropriate science activity, and fly with an experienced flight instructor in the wind tunnel. 

STEM Educators lead groups of students grades 2-12 through the education portion of this program.

What You'll Do:

  • Deliver oral presentation introducing students to grade-appropriate STEM concepts related to the wind tunnel.

  • Collaborate with iFLY Flight Instructors to demonstrate how everyday objects behave in the wind tunnel.

  • Facilitate a grade-appropriate science activity or experiment.

  • Engage with school teachers and parents to elicit constructive feedback about the Education Program.

  • Work with iFLY staff to ensure successful program implementation.

  • Communicate with Education Program staff to maintain and improve program.

 Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in science, engineering, mathematics, STEM education, or related field

  • Mastery of science and mathematics concepts covered in K-12 school curriculum

  • Teaching experience in a classroom, camp, museum, or other STEM education setting

  • Passion for engaging children and adults in STEM learning

  • Strong public speaking skills

  • Experience providing excellent customer service

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word

  • Ability to react positively to rapidly changing circumstances


  • Graduate Degree in science, engineering, mathematics, STEM education, or related field

  • Experience with inquiry-based teaching methods

  • Spanish language proficiency is a plus

This is a contract position. Hours vary based on schedule and needs.

Hourly rate: $30 per hour