Saturday Academy In-School Instructor (SA2U)


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Various schools in the Portland Metro areaPortland, OR 97203


Position Summary: Saturday Academy is seeking instructors with expertise in science, technology, engineering, math or the arts to teach students in grades 2 through 12. We offer classes throughout the Portland Metro area on the weekends, during the week and before or after school.

Our class sizes are kept small (with a maximum of 12 students) in order to offer individualized instruction. Classes are hands-on, project-oriented and taught by community experts. Currently the open-enrollment and school-based programs are looking for instructors. We ask that Saturday Academy instructors have and/or are working on a graduate or doctoral degree a graduate or doctoral degree focused on STEM/STEAM. We are seeking instructors for the following subjects:

  • Science - biology and chemistry
  • Art - painting, drawing, sculpting, comics
  • Computer tech - programming, website design, animation
  • Engineering - catapults, solar car, Rube Goldberg, LEGO physics, robotics, rocket science

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate fun, hands-on, curiosity-based learning experiences
  • Design class curriculum and/or teach existing curriculum/lessons
  • Agree and teach classes you can fully commit to
  • Abide by the guidelines and policies for Saturday Academy instructors, including using our online instructor dashboard


  • Have and/or are working on Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or the arts (no teaching certificate required)
  • Career experience in the field to be taught (academic or corporate sector)
  • Comfort and ease with classroom management tools
  • Passion for inspiring students


  • Fun class sessions!
  • Opportunity to share your expertise while exploring teaching
  • Inspiring children to be curious and inquisitive in the field of STEM
  • Work alongside passionate people and educators

If you are interested in getting involved, please e-mail


  • Mathematics
  • STEM
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Visual Arts
  • Computer Science

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Average of one 3-hour day for 4 weeks
  • Must be open to making a 6-month or more time commitment to give continuity to the children

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