$30/hour for a maximum of 100 hours ($3,000 total)
(As Soon as Possible- meeting weekly through June 2024)
Francis W. Parker School is a renowned JK-12th grade independent day school. Founded in 1901 on the tenets of progressive education, the school currently enrolls 940 students and employs 230 dedicated faculty and staff members who, in addition to assistant teachers, substitute teachers and coaches, work together to ensure that the School lives up to its Mission to “educate students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse, democratic society and global community.”
We are currently seeking a mentor for our ROV (Underwater Robotics) team because of tremendous growth in student interest. This year’s participants are a diverse group of mostly young women. ROV is a hands-on mentoring opportunity where you will work with Upper School students in engineering a robot and do a presentation for the regional MATE ROV competition in April. Program initiatives are supported by faculty and staff as well. This position averages 5-10 hours per week during the competition season.
Oversee 1-2 work sessions per week and a competition event held at the end of April - with the possibility of an international competition sometime over the summer.
Mentor and guide students through the process of researching, designing, building, programming, testing and driving an ROV in preparation for use in the MATE ROV competitions.
Help students to give a presentation at the competition about the team’s accomplishments, process and journey.
Other related activities.
To Apply: Please submit cover letter with resume by email or fax to (no telephone inquiries please):?
Francis W. Parker School
330 W. Webster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
The faculty, staff and administration of Francis W. Parker School are integral parts of the School's community. Through their passion, dedication and commitment to the School's mission, they create and support an environment where exceptional child-centered learning can occur.
Francis W. Parker School is committed to cultivating a community of dedicated students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, administrators and alumni, who acknowledge, respect, and esteem diversity in our school; and who reflect, through their presence, the diversity of Chicago communities and the wider world.
Francis W. Parker School is an equal opportunity employer.
Affinity and enthusiasm to work with adolescents.
Ability to communicate with Upper School students and adult mentors, as well as parents and administration.
Experience with electronic systems and/or mechanical engineering experience.
Ability to demonstrate, model and guide students through the engineering process.
Ability to demonstrate leadership skills with student team members and adult mentors.
Substantial programming experience with either Arduino IDE, C++, or Python.
Substantial CAD experience.
3D printing, laser cutting, and part fabrication experience.