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Scratch Learning Resources Coordinator

by Helene B. Kelsey

Oct. 4, 2018

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Job Description

The Scratch Team at the MIT Media Lab is seeking a learning resource coordinator to develop digital media and printed materials to support creative learning with Scratch. This person will help brainstorm, write, design, and implement inviting materials that support children to make projects with the Scratch creative coding environment. The Learning Resources Coordinator will also help facilitate workshops for youth and educators and coordinate with translators to localize Scratch learning resources.

With Scratch, kids create interactive projects (such as stories, games, and animations) and share their projects in a dynamic online community. Scratch is provided free of charge and is used by millions of young people in homes, schools, and community centers around the world. Scratch is developed by a small and friendly team of educators, designers, engineers, and researchers with diverse backgrounds.

This is a one-year appointment with possibility of extension based upon funding availability and project needs.

Responsibilities

  • Write and develop learning materials that inspire children's creativity with coding, in collaboration with other team members
  •  Iterate on existing learning materials for the Scratch online community
  • Create and edit images, video, and text for use on web, social media, and print
  • Translate videos and other media in coordination with translators localizing Scratch learning resources into diverse languages
  • Help facilitate workshops for youth and educators and gather observations and feedback to inform the development of learning resources

Qualifications

  • Experience designing, creating, and revising creative learning resources
  • Fluency with video and image editing software (including ScreenFlow, InDesign, Photoshop, or equivalent software)
  • Experience developing learning resources, including prototyping, iterating, revising, and improving, based on observations and feedback
  • BA or at least two years’ experience in education and/or computer science field
  • Fluency in Spanish or other world language
  • Excellent writing and communication skills 
  • Experience facilitating activities for youth from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong planning and organization skills
  • Skilled at collaborating as part of a team and also working independently
  • Experience creating and exploring diverse projects with Scratch 

To apply, go to hr.mit.edu/careers and search Job ID # 16632.

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