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Summer STEAM Camp Instructors

Oakton Community College
Skokie, IL

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Job Details

Category:: Casual
Department:: Continuing Ed, Training and Workforce Development
Locations:: Skokie, IL
Posted:: Dec 10, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part Time Staff
Position ID:: 140468

About Oakton Community College :

For over 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

Job Description:

Oakton Community College Youth STEAM program is looking for enthusiastic and innovative instructors. More than just fun and games, our programs provide engaging and unique learning opportunities on a college campus. Students ages 8 to 12 can give their science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills a workout through a range of camps that are fun, yet academically challenging.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Preparation of program learning activities and instructional materials (as appropriate)
  • Delivery of instruction, including being prepared for and meeting programs at scheduled times,
  • Compliance with departmental and institutional policies and procedures including but not limited to submission of midterm and final grades, and Compliance with institutional procedures

This position requires availability to teach in the evening and/or on the weekends*. No
This position requires availability to teach on both the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses*. No
This position requires availability to teach online in whole or in part*. No


Instructors are responsible for providing high-quality instruction for youth participating in the STEM camps during the summer and beyond. Required qualifications include:

  • Must have either a degree/experience in education or significant experience in one of the content areas being taught (see below)
  • Must have demonstrated experience using technology in teaching, training, or tutoring of youth
  • Must have experience teaching, tutoring, or working with youth
  • Must be available Monday through Thursday during the day

In addition to teaching responsibilities, instructors are also responsible for working with STEAM assistants and meeting project deadlines. Some courses require training which can be completed online and will begin in April. This is a seasonal position for June, July, and/or August with some opportunities for continued teaching during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Youth STEM Content Area samples:

  • Computer programming such as Python and Java Script
  • Game design
  • YouTube content creation
  • eSports

Preferred Qualifications (from the Minimum Qualifications for Oakton Faculty document)*:

  • Direct experience teaching/tutoring youth 8-13 on STEAM-related topics

Additional Information:

Hourly: $40-$50 hourly

Must successfully complete a background check.

This position is located on the Skokie campus.

Application Instructions:

For further details, visit our website at and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.

Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application. One (1) of the references must be your most recent, direct supervisor.

Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.

Oakton Community College requires all employees to adhere to a Vaccination /Testing Mandate and Mask Requirement.
Oakton Community College does not currently have a work form home policy and employees, are required to report to campus.


With more than 2,500 course offerings each term, Oakton Community College offers a wealth of educational options in the heart of Chicago’s northern suburbs. From degree programs to non-credit career enhancement and personal enrichment courses, Oakton has something for everyone. 

Founded in 1969, Oakton is a two-year community college offering associate's degree programs and non-credit courses in northern Cook County, Illinois.

Oakton's 147-acre main campus sits in a forest preserve in Des Plaines, Illinois. A second campus in Skokie serves residents on the eastern side of the District and is home to the Art, Science, and Technology Pavilion. The College also offers continuing education classes at off-campus locations throughout the region, and many students pursue studies at home through our distance learning program.

Programs of Study
Associate's degrees in 80 areas of study prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions or to step directly into rewarding careers. Continuing education programs offer personal enrichment and career advancement opportunities through courses ranging from art to home improvement to English as a Second Language.

Oakton's 700 full- and part-time faculty members boast top academic credentials, and their true passion is teaching. In small classes, our faculty engage students as individuals and guide their learning experience.

Oakton's 46,000 credit and non-credit students represent all ages, 55 nations, and a wide range of experience. More than half come from a minority background, bringing a wealth of perspectives to campus.

Student Life
Students at Oakton participate in 50 clubs and organizations, from the Ceramics Club to Students for Social Justice, and they take a role in college governance and more through the Student Government Association and other leadership groups. A rich activities calendar offers lectures, social events, service opportunities, and more.

With a full performing arts season and a museum dedicated to the work of Chicago-area artists, Oakton Community College fosters a creative environment where the arts flourish. For students, that means opportunities to learn, create, and perform. For the community, the College offers a wide array of cultural events and opportunities to experience creativity.

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