Get Involved Job Board Maker Jawn Facilitator—Fab Youth Philly

Maker Jawn Facilitator—Fab Youth Philly

Reports to: Fab Youth Philly Youth Program Manager

Hourly rate: $17-$20

Position type: Part-time, seasonal through June 30, 2021


This position requires availability from 11am-3pm on Wednesdays and from 3-6pm EITHER, Monday, Tuesday OR Thursday and will be in-person at the McPherson Square Library Branch. Two hours per week of planning time can be done anytime/anywhere for a total of 10 hours per week.

Fab Youth Philly supports youth-serving organizations through a variety of consulting services, connects youth development professionals to training and networking and innovates original programming for children & teens.

Everyone at Fab Youth Philly regardless of position is expected to

  • uphold Fab Youth Philly core values; and
  • promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment; and
  • Fab Youth Philly is a learning organization and employees should be willing to learn through self-reflection and, at times, coaching.

Facilitators will be employees of Fab Youth Philly and will report to a site supervisor at the Free Library.

All employees will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 within 45 days of their start date.


Position Summary

Maker Jawn Facilitators provide interest-driven programming, hands-on technology support, homework help, and mentoring for those who attend the Free Library of Philadelphia’s LEAP/Maker out-school-time program at McPherson Square Library, located in Kensington (19134). Fab Youth Philly is seeking to hire a skilled, passionate youth development professional, maker, facilitator, or educator. Facilitators should have experience working in fast-paced afterschool/Out-of-School Time (OST) programming and should have experience and a passion for working with middle schoolers.



Facilitation and Lesson/Activity planning (75%)

  • Create a club for middle schoolers that are developmentally/age appropriate that is structured, and also flexible/responsive to youth’s interests and builds from your skills, experience and
  • interest.
  • Plan, organize, and facilitate out-of-school time program activities that are developmentally/age
  • appropriate for middle school aged youth.
  • Provide interest-driven technology assistance to children and teens, and be flexible to accommodate changes in interests.
  • Support the completion of homework assignments

Co-facilitation (15 %)

  • On Tuesdays support the LEAP Youth Advocate and their planned activities
  • Mentor and coach teen staff

Administrative & Organizational (5%)

  • Uphold COVID-19 safety protocol
  • Submit lesson plans on a bi-weekly basis

Other (TBD) (5%)

Supporting youth leaders, Play Captains and teen helpers



  • Exceptional facilitation skills.
  • Strong classroom engagement skills.
  • Ability to effectively engage middle-school aged youth.
  • Experience with interest-driven, on-the-fly programming.
  • Ability to work independently and be a team player.
  • Ability to serve as a positive role model.
  • Trustworthy and able to work and complete tasks without daily supervision.
  • Possess the ability to multitask and meet programming opportunities with flexibility.


All Maker Jawn Facilitators must meet the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrate ability to plan, organize, and facilitate out-of-school time program activities, with
  • preference given to those who have experience with interest-driven, on-the-fly programming.
  • Be available to work designated program hours.
  • Show aptitude for using technology, library resources, and predilection for Maker programming
  • such as woodworking, soldering, sewing, circuitry, engineering, construction, and other hands-on
  • programming.
  • Submit proof of required background clearances that are dated within 5 years prior to hire date.
  • Have a willingness to collaborate with Library Staff, Teen Leadership Assistants (TLAs) and Fab Youth Philly staff.
  • Willing to be trained in, and use Fab Youth Philly’s ‘real-time coaching’ and positive youth development strategies.
  • Able to remain calm and patient to navigate conflict and bring forth resolutions.
  • Able to lift up to 65lbs daily.
  • Able to bend, squat, run, twist as part of playing or co-facilitating various games or activities
  • Access to reliable phone/internet service to respond to emails within 24 hours and to send/receive text messages
  • Willing and able to get around Philadelphia independently; has a reliable mode of transportation.


How to apply

  1. Email resume and a cover letter, explaining why you are qualified for and interested in this position to:
  2. Please confirm in your cover letter that you understand this opportunity is part-time, temporary, and that you are available to work from 2-6pm on Tuesdays and 11am-3pm on Wednesday at the McPherson Square Branch of the Free Library.