SAF School Programs Design Instructor / Employment

November 25, 2022

Organization Name: Seattle Architecture Foundation

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Employment


Part-time paid position

Seattle Architecture Foundation Mission
The Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) connects people to the architecture, design, and history of Seattle. We believe the more you engage with design, the more you feel connected to your changing city. As a volunteer driven organization, we provide programs which will empower you to make a difference in your community.

Position Description
SAF serves students at school and community sites throughout Greater Seattle, providing workshops
designed to connect students to the built environment through hands-on design and modeling projects.
Current middle school and community partners are: Coyote Central (Central District), Washington
Middle School (Central District), The Northwest School (Capitol Hill), Denny International Middle
School (West Seattle) and Open Window School (Bellevue).

1-2 years of experience working with elementary, middle or high school students
Study or practice related to architecture, design, art and/or urbanism
Commitment to working within a racial, gender, and class equity framework
Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
Willing to submit to background checks
Preferred: Candidates with availability to continue working through the Winter/Spring.
Preferred: Candidates with access to a vehicle.
Basic Expectations
Participate in paid training and planning sessions by SAF.
Attend on-site paid orientation sessions or recruitment as needed with partners.
Lead lessons and activities at school and community sites.
Support and delegate to SAF guest architect volunteers in the classroom.
Work collaboratively with the SAF Program Director and school partners to meet the needs of students.

Fall: We are currently hiring for candidates to begin September 2022.
We plan to offer after school courses at 2-3 sites throughout Greater Seattle. Courses run 90 minutes, 1 day a week with additional paid hours for training and prep time. Programs run
concurrently throughout the school year, so there are opportunities to work at multiple schools and community sites.
Additional opportunities and hours are available through facilitating workshops hosted at the Center for Architecture and Design (SAF office) in Downtown Seattle, on-site workshops at area schools, and summer partnerships.

The Design Instructor position is paid hourly at $20-$25/hour, DOE. Additional reimbursement for mileage and travel time benefits.

Gain experience teaching Design, Architecture and Neighborhood-focused curriculum to middle
school youth, with opportunities to collaborate in the design of curriculum.
Sharpen communication and presentation skills.
The opportunity to work with amazing students throughout Greater Seattle to encourage their
passions and demonstrate how they can promote positive change in their community through
architecture & design.
Network with professionals in the Seattle architecture & design community.

Attend most SAF tours and events for FREE.

Opportunity Website