Play-Well TEKnologies
  • 27-Oct-2017 to 31-Dec-2024 (MST)
  • Oregon
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • $16.50
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Paid drive time over 1 hour round trip/day.

Are you a tinkerer? Do you enjoy taking things apart and then putting them back together? How about playing with LEGO®? Would you like to use a ridiculous amount of LEGO® materials to teach kids how the world works? If so, then this may be your dream job! 

Play-Well TEKnologies ( is an educational enrichment company that introduces children in grades K-8 to STEM concepts using LEGO® components.  

We are hiring additional smart, creative, dynamic LEGO® Engineering Instructors to deliver our great programs throughout the Portland area with particular need in Washington County. This part-time position entails teaching daily after-school programs with some weekend birthday parties and community events throughout the school year, and leading full day camp programs during the summer. Potential for increased hours and management responsibilities for the right candidate as well!

Buckle up - this is hard work! Lugging 40 pound totes in and out of your car, leading excited kids through challenging projects, managing classroom conflicts, cleaning up all that LEGO® - this will be the toughest job you'll ever love! 


  • Availability weekday afternoons 2:00-6:00 p.m. with some weekends during school year; availability full weekdays during school vacations and summer months.
  • Experience and passion for teaching students ages 5-11 in a classroom or summer camp setting.
  • STEAM related coursework or experience a plus but not required - we provide paid training!
  • Excellent communications skills, reliable, self-motivated, flexible, strong work ethic, punctual.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle to transport teaching materials and willing to commute to teaching sites throughout area.
  • Secure place to store Play-Well teaching kit.
  • Pre-employment background check is required.

This is a part-time hourly position, 15 - 20 hours/week during school year, more during summer. Play-Well pays a minimum of 3 hours per daily class session. Paid drive time over 1 hour round trip/day. Pay rate is $14.50/hour during training, $16.50/hour full rate.


  Play-Well Other companies
* Class session 1 hour $49.50 $35
** Excess drive time Paid Not paid
Total pay per class session/day $49.50 + excess drive time $35


* Play-Well pays a minimum of 3 hours per daily class session
** Paid drive time over 1 hour round trip/day

We play everyday. Come play well with us! 

**This organization is not affiliated with the LEGO GROUP.**

The successful Play-Well Engineering Instructor has...

  • Passion for kids and ability to quickly develop good rapport with children while maintaining discipline, and directing the design and building experience. 
  • Comfort with "controlled chaos."
  • Understanding of basic scientific and engineering principles; love of problem solving - makers and tinkerers encouraged to apply!
  • An inquisitive, fun-loving personality. We like people who are curious about how things work and are willing to "nerd out" with kids. 


At Play-Well TEKnologies, kids dive into our classes and exercise their innate gift for building. They come away understanding fundamental principles of engineering and physics. The experience boosts their confidence, creativity and ability to collaborate. 

We provide project-based programs designed to teach principles and methods of engineering to children, ages 5 - 14, using LEGO®. Our curriculum is designed by engineers, scientists, artists, and creative thinkers and tinkerers. Utilizing over 20,000 pieces of LEGO® for each class, we engage our students in solving real-world engineering challenges that explore concepts in physics, architecture, and engineering. Our goal is to have our students foster a greater appreciation of how things work, and encourage the qualities of inquisitiveness, self-reliance, and self-confidence in children. We have been growing future engineers since 1997. 

**This organization is not affiliated with the LEGO® GROUP.**

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