Think Camp is looking for a Head of Learning & Curriculum to join our tight-knit and high-performing team. We are a young, driven, highly successful startup based in Cape Town, South Africa. Our team is fully remote, yet we take great pride in creating a happy and energising work environment. Our online program, RocketHour, currently teaches code to over 300 kids in 8 different countries and we are growing faster than ever.
RocketHour classes are run as weekly, online, extra-murals. Each class contains between 5 and 8 students that are guided through a highly-structured programme by our exceptional teachers.
Who you are
We want you because you are both an exceptional teacher and a talented lesson designer. You have a knack for producing successful lessons that are perfectly suited to a wide range of abilities. You are familiar with the cognitive levels of both primary and high school students and are able to work with a broad range of abilities. You have thought deeply about teaching and understand the importance of bridging theory and practice. You are a patient and communicative leader who is able to bring the best out of those reporting to you. You are appreciative of constructive feedback from those around you and you are not afraid to speak up if things could be improved. While you may have bucket-loads of teaching experience, you always feel that there is so much more to learn. You are excited to join a team that gives curriculum design and teaching the required thought and care.
What you’ll do
You will oversee the development and implementation of the RocketHour curriculum. You will direct the work of our Lesson Architects by sketching out lesson briefs and monitor the process as these briefs are turned into fully fledged lessons. You will review lesson feedback from both students and teachers and implement required updates to the entire RocketHour programme. You will work closely with our CEO and will be involved in the training of RocketHour Teachers. As part of your role, you will also teach a number of classes to get a feel for the lessons you create.
Minimum 3 years experience teaching Mathematics or Code to children (preferably at an Intermediate or Senior phase level)
A highly reliable fibre internet connection
Excellent knowledge of MIT’s Scratch
Knowledge of a text based coding language an advantage
A grounded and well reasoned approach to curriculum development
An expressive, articulate, entertaining, voice
An openness to taking on constructive feedback
Fully remote with monthly in-person meet ups
Pay and Benefits
We pay competitive, market-related salaries based on skills and experience with the option of an equity component.