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Job Description


(Northern Oregon and Southern Washington)

Mad Science is seeking high energy presenters for our fun after-school science program in public and private elementary schools. This position requires high-energy, access to a reliable car and the schedule to be able to work a minimum of 3 afternoons a week. Experience with kids, in a paid or volunteer formalized environment, is an absolute must! Have fun, educate and make a difference!

If you are in the Portland, Vancouver, Battleground, Camas, Happy Valley, Oregon City, Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood, Newberg, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Forest Grove area DO NOT HESITATE TO APPLY! Mad Science provides programs in all of these areas.

Step 1) Read entire posting to determine if Mad Science is the perfect part-time job for you!
Step 2) Follow the link at the bottom of the page to fill out an application.

ABOUT MAD SCIENCE - Mad Science is an educational entertainment company focused on providing science enrichment for elementary-aged children through 6th grade. We are a local franchise of a world-wide company. To learn more about our program and company you can visit our website at or our corporate website at (Do not submit your application through the corporate website.)

ABOUT THE JOB - The Mad Science Instructor/Presenter position is very part-time, about 10 hours per week. Perfect for college students (age 18 and older) or others who need an afternoon job with a flexible schedule.

As a Mad Science Instructor you will be responsible for facilitating a one-hour after-school science program with a pre-set curriculum. Each session is a very high-energy, part entertainment, part education, hands-on class. Each class enrolls a maximum of 20 children in a 4 or 6 week program which meets one-hour per week. All of our classes are located on-campus at various schools in the Portland-Vancouver area.

As a new instructor you will be assigned to 2-4 classes per week. Each class will take approximately 2 hours to complete as you are required to be on-site one ½ hour before your class begins and it takes about a ½ hour to make sure kids are delivered safely to parents and to clean up. All instructors must also be available for Friday Meetings between 1:00 -- 2:30pm.

ABOUT THE PAY - The presenter/entertainer/instructor position for Mad Science is a very part-time job. Starting pay for all Mad Scientists is $12.50 per hour. Mileage reimbursement may be available and is dependent upon location.

ABOUT TRAVEL - Mad Science classes are held on-campus at various schools in the Portland/Vancouver metro areas. Instructors are assigned to a minimum of 2-4 classes at varying locations. You must be willing to travel daily to your assigned location. Mileage reimbursement is available, dependent upon location.

ABOUT TRAINING - To be a Mad Science instructor you must attend a 20-hour (5-day) paid training course. This mandatory training will give you the basics you need to translate your skills into being a "Mad Scientist."

REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB - To be invited to interview you must meet the following requirements:
1. Previous experience with grade school kids in a formalized (paid or volunteer) setting. Having children of your own does not qualify you.
2. Up-beat, child-friendly personality.
3. Able to work a minimum of 3 afternoons per week, Monday – Thursday (classes begin anywhere from 1:30 to 3:45pm) and be able to attend one mandatory staff meeting per week (Friday between 1:00--2:30pm).
4. Have a reliable car or access to a reliable car.
5. Have a valid driver's license and current proof of automobile insurance.
6. 18+ years of age.
7. Able to pass an Oregon and Washington State background check.
8. Looking for part-time work.
9. Able to attend mandatory training week.
10. Able to lift equipment up to 30 lbs.

HOW TO APPLY - Does this sound like the perfect part-time job for you? If so, follow this link and fill out our on-line job application. Don't forget to attach your resume. 

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Mad Scientist!



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