Careers

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:


Teacher Trainer (part time)

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 to help inspire, train, and make new and existing leaders successful. We know that diverse teams are strong teams; People of Color are encouraged to apply.

We need you to:

  • Facilitate rich discussions about child development, adult development, the value of play-based learning and the impact of nature on human development.
  • Build community in a completely virtual classroom filled with passionate adult learners with varying backgrounds.
  • Work within our learning management system to manage training sessions, assessment and communication with our teachers.
  • 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 our 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

Though our team is located in Northampton, MA, and Brooklyn, NY, this position can be based anywhere in the U.S. 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.


Intern - Fall and Spring 2017

If you are tech-savvy, highly organized, and an exceptional communicator, we'd love to talk to you. 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. You'll help to solve customer and leader issues to provide a delightful experience for families, and assist with the administrative and logistical tasks that enable our classes to run smoothly.

Your responsibilities:

Work on a variety of projects across departments, including Marketing, Technology, Operations, Learning and Development, Leader and Customer Support.

Assist with data entry, editing, and other administrative tasks.

Assist with shipping curriculum materials to our leaders around the country.

Answer inquiries by phone and email from customer families as well as our team of leaders.

Nuts and bolts:

Paid internship - excellent hourly rate
You can dedicate a minimum of 10-20 hrs/week during the school year. Availability over January term is desirable but not required.

Must be able to bend, lift up to 30lb, go up and down 2-3 flights of stairs, and walk short distances (>1 mile) to ship packages

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 care deeply about early childhood learning, getting kids outdoors, and have a talent for both child and adult 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 adding new Leaders each week. We know that diverse teams are strong teams; People of Color are encouraged to apply.

The Tinkergarten Leader is the one who brings our mission-driven, healthy and educational service to their local community by facilitating child-directed, outdoor, play-based learning classes.

We need you to:

  • Successfully complete our immersive, live online new leader training course, and work with our team for ongoing coaching and support to improve your practice.
  • Set your own schedule, location, and frequency of classes.
  • Tinkergarten leaders who are also parents can bring their own kid(s) to class, so you can develop the quality of your own with kids while you help others do the same.

  • What you’ve got:
  • You are an energetic, motivated person who loves working with kids
  • You share a passion for the outdoors, and want flexible and meaningful work
  • You are open to learning new things, and eager to share your learning with others
  • You are connecting person, able to clearly communicate with both parents and kids
  • You are flexible and can manage the logistics of an outdoor classroom

  • Learn more or apply to become a leader.