Studio CNS / Counter Narrative Society

Work with the CNS at The Hacktory / Spring 2014


POSITION:  After School Assistant


The Hacktory seeks an assistant for our newly formed after-school program for 7th graders at the Lea Middle school at 48th and Locust (West Philadelphia). Our program theme is “How Things Work” and will cover a variety of topics related to general concepts of science and technology, including simple machines, basic electronics, and optical illusions. We seek an enthusiastic assistant to help in-class and in preparing materials.

General tasks include

  • Assisting in class, following lead of main instructor
  • Assisting with behavior management
  • Presenting activities at family/community events
  • Documenting kid’s projects and progress
  • Writing blog posts
  • Creating guides with photos of projects
  • Purchasing and prepping supplies
  • Purchasing and prepping snack food
  • Assisting in program evaluation


  • At least 1 year out-of-school time assisting experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to pay attention to details and be organized
  • Experience in behavior management
  • Familiar with project-based learning environment and philosophy
  • Comfortable working with middle school age students
  • Must complete child security clearances and criminal background check
  • Fabrication experience (wood work, shop tools, digital)


  • Experience working with diverse communities in Philadelphia
  • Any/all types of “Making + Doing” Ability to use Adobe Illustrator, InDesign
  • Blogging/photographing experience
  • Crafting
  • Interest in science, art, technology, design, architecture


Potential start date: Early February, 2014 – (TBA)

Contract position: 8 weeks roughly 12 hrs/week, $2700 stipend.

Days: Must be free 2-5 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, and at least one other day per week for prep



Interested? Email a resume and letter of interest to Georgia Guthrie >>