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Tinkergarten is a fast growing, social impact company founded by education and tech industry vets, that offers high quality outdoor classes where kids learn through play. We're a small but powerful team on a mission to improve the lives of kids and their families. Are you ready to join us? Check out our current opportunities:


Part Time Teacher Trainer

If you care deeply about early childhood learning, getting kids outdoors, and have a talent for facilitating adult learning, listen up. Tinkergarten is a fast growing, social impact company founded by education and tech industry vets, that is redefining early childhood education. We offer high quality outdoor classes where kids learn through play. Our platform enables talented people nationwide to become a leader (teacher), run classes in parks, and deliver high quality learning to families in their local community. We're a small but powerful team on a mission to improve the lives of kids and their families, and we’re hiring a part time Teacher Trainer who can deliver our New Leader Course. professional who can help us to develop robust growth models, analyze our business, and help take us to even higher levels. You’ll work directly with the CEO, senior staff, and interface with external investors and board members.

We need you to:

  • Work with our Leader Learning team to understand and stay well versed on the content of our New Leader Course as well as the processes involved with being a Tinkergarten Leader.
  • Work within our learning management system to manage course scheduling and communication using
  • Guide discussion groups
  • Review assessments and assign follow ups based on performance
  • Recommend certification or additional training and support to students based on their performance in discussion and on assessments.
  • Help to strengthen a culture of supportive, mission-drive community of learners.


What you've got:

  • Masters Degree in Education or related field required. Expertise in early childhood a plus.
  • 5+ years of work in higher education or adult learning and training.
  • Exceptional communication skills in all formats.
  • Ability to identify and support the needs of various adult learners and a willingness to suggest improvements to course materials and delivery to better serve learners.
  • Experience motivating groups of people around a mission and common goal.
  • Experience working within a learning management system and knowledge of best practices for online teaching and learning.
  • Incredible organization and detail oriented skills.
  • Readiness to dive in the deep end and play on a winning team.
  • 10-15 hours/week

Our team is located in Northampton, MA, and Brooklyn, NY. If this role excites you, please send details on your background and a note about why you are interested in the role to support@tinkergarten-dot-com.


Spring Intern

If you care deeply about early childhood learning, getting kids outdoors, and are an exceptional communicator, listen up. Tinkergarten is a fast growing, social impact company founded by education and tech industry vets, that is redefining early childhood education. We offer high quality outdoor classes where kids learn through play. Our platform enables talented people anywhere to become a leader, run classes in parks nationwide, and deliver high quality learning to families in their local community. We're a small but powerful team on a mission to improve the lives of kids and their families, and we're hiring interns to help us this Spring Tinkergarten and our parents. You'll help to solve their issues and provide a delightful experience for families.

Are you a good fit?

  • You care a lot about education and kids - formal education coursework not required, but a plus.
  • You are an excellent communicator, both written and verbal.
  • You are excited about the fluidity, informality, and fast pace of working for a startup.

Your responsibilities:

  • Assist with data entry, editing, order fulfillment, and other administrative tasks.
  • Help identify and/or implement solutions that help us support our growing, national team of teachers.
  • Measure successes and failures, report on progress, and make recommendations for future marketing and operational programs.

Nuts and bolts:

  • Paid internship - excellent hourly rate
  • You can dedicate a minimum of 10 hrs/week during the Spring semester. You are able/willing to travel to the Northampton office at least 1x week to meet with the team face to face at time that fits with your schedule.
  • Though it is not a requirement, we also are hiring a full-time intern for Summer 2016.

This role is based in our Northampton, MA headquarters. If this role excites you, please send details on your background and a note about why you are interested in the role to support@tinkergarten-dot-com.

Summer Intern

If you care deeply about early childhood learning, getting kids outdoors, and are an exceptional communicator, listen up. Tinkergarten is a fast growing, social impact company founded by education and tech industry vets, that is redefining early childhood education. We offer high quality outdoor classes where kids learn through play. Our platform enables talented people anywhere to become a leader, run classes in parks nationwide, and deliver high quality learning to families in their local community. We're a small but powerful team on a mission to improve the lives of kids and their families, and we're hiring interns to help us this Summer Tinkergarten and our parents. You'll help to solve their issues and provide a delightful experience for families.

Are you a good fit?

  • You care a lot about education and kids - formal education coursework not required, but a plus.
  • You are an excellent communicator, both written and verbal.
  • You are excited about the fluidity, informality, and fast pace of working for a startup.

Your responsibilities:

  • Assist with data entry, editing, order fulfillment, and other administrative tasks.
  • Help identify and/or implement solutions that help us support our growing, national team of teachers.
  • Measure successes and failures, report on progress, and make recommendations for future marketing and operational programs.

Nuts and bolts:

  • Paid internship - excellent hourly rate
  • You can dedicate a minimum of 30-40 hrs/week during the Summer in our Northampton office.

This role is based in our Northampton, MA headquarters. If this role excites you, please send details on your background and a note about why you are interested in the role to support@tinkergarten-dot-com.

Tinkergarten Leader

Be the one to bring Tinkergarten to your community!

If you’re an energetic, motivated parent—or just love working with kids—and want flexible and meaningful work—this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

  • Bring a mission-driven, healthy and educational service to your community
  • Earn money on a flexible schedule—teach as many or as few classes as you want
  • Even help your own kid(s) develop while sharpening your parenting skills
  • Be social, and have FUN!

Learn more or apply to become a leader.