The Makers Club
If the following statements resonate with you,
come see us immediately....
- You MUST love to give hugs, wipe boogers, hold a crying toddler, get a dental inspection by a two year old, have a pretend conversation “on the phone” into a block, and most of all eat pretend food like a champ.
- You must have a strong stomach and be able to handle smells. The ability to identify immediately who the smell is coming from is a MAJOR BONUS and will save lots of time and energy in the long run. With this, you will also develop a high level of comfort talking about bodily functions. Don’t worry, this is normal.
- You must not take yourself too seriously. If you can engage 10 three year olds at the same time, you will look ridiculous, but it will all be worth it because they stopped what they were doing to watch you… MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
- You must be able to sing “Let it Go,” “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” and any other songs requested by your kiddos. Your tune is not important, your performance is everything.
- You must be able to see and count a sea of moving heads instantaneously and locate anyone playing hide and seek by themselves (or with an imaginary friend.)
- You must be able to read a story while one child crawls onto your lap, another tries to grab the book, and another one is telling you a completely different story. The ability to read in different accents and dialects is a major bonus as it will keep them engaged long enough for your Co-Teacher to get 50,000 muddy buddies on.
- You must be able to identify and remember the names of 20+ kids, parents, grandparents, blankies, coats, socks, hair bows, and any other item that has ever entered your classroom. Don’t worry, we know this is not something you will be able to do on day one. Day two, however, is another story.
- You must be able to handle a meltdown and interpret crying, pointing, and lots of emotions to figure out what happened, all while making sure the rest of the class is ok. Multi-tasking is a LIFESAVER!
- You must be comfortable navigating on the floor, sitting at tables and chairs that are literally a foot off the ground, crawling through a tunnel to save a scared child, and of course using tot sized toys.
- You must be prepared to laugh, love, and learn more about children than you ever have. This is by far one of the most joyous places to work, but you must be prepared to accept the challenges and benefits this job has to offer. Yes, you will have many days where you go home utterly exhausted, but you can’t wait to go back the next day and try that amazing Pinterest project you found about Minions, because of course Minions are all the rage in your class.
We value Intentional Teachers with Superb Communication Skills, who have the patience of a saint, appreciate terrible knock knock jokes, and possess creative skills that rival Martha Stewart’s. If you are ready to join an incredible team where we laugh, have fun, and truly support each other, and you are able to leave the drama for your mama, reach out. We can’t wait to meet you 🙂
Just in case you need more information…
Yes, you must pass a background check.
Yes, you must have CPR and First Aid certification.
Yes, you must have a degree or be working towards one.
We do follow a curriculum, however, we allow you the creative freedom to add activities that would compliment our program – we want you to be the leader in your classroom!
Any materials you need: we have or will get for you, period. We want to see you succeed!
If you have what it takes to be a Teacher at The Makers Club, we pay 30% higher than the average Preschool Teacher salary in Seattle, we pay 100% of medical/dental/vision premiums, and we are 10000000000% more awesome than other centers.
P.S. This should go without saying,
but please do not apply if...
- You have no way to get to work consistently or if you have to pick up or drop off others during your work hours.
- Nothing is ever your fault. At your last job, if everyone else was the problem, but you did nothing wrong. (You may need to rethink your ability to have a job.)
- You know everything, you are an expert at your job after one day, or you don’t need anyone else’s advice.
- You are unable to talk and work at the same time and your cell phone is attached to you at all times.
- You have no alarm clock, regularly oversleep, and call out often. If you forget to come back after lunch, that will also most likely be a problem.
- You have RBF.
- You have no sense of humor.