Project Scientist STEAM Education Teacher Charlotte, NC · Part time Company website

Role: Teach 4-12 yr old girls* participating in our after-school STEAM Club program, in person at local schools or community organizations (Charlotte, NC). About Us: Project Scientist is an education nonprofit delivering high-quality experiences in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) to girls* from marginalized and underserved communities. We offer summer and after-school programs in partnership with local schools, school districts, nonprofit organizations, and STEM Companies. To date, we have provided nearly 116,000 STEAM education experiences, impacting over 24,000 girls from communities across the United States and Mexico. Partner with us to foster a future where girls and women have equal access to pursue their career dreams and empower the next generation of women STEM leaders, innovators, and disruptors. *While we focus on those who identify as girls, Project Scientist is committed to serving children of all gender identities and expressions.


Team First: We recognize that achieving our mission requires collective effort, collaboration, and mutual respect. We are not self-serving or divisive

Initiative: Each one of us has the power to make a difference, and it is through our initiative that we transform vision into reality, challenges into opportunities, and aspirations into achievements.

Growth-Oriented: We understand that progress in achieving gender equity in STEM requires continuous learning, resilience, and innovation

Humility Humility cultivates empathy, fosters inclusivity, and builds authentic connections with those we serve

Mission Driven: Our dedication to centering girls in STEM and advancing gender equity is not just a lofty aspiration—it's a moral imperative that drives every decision and action we take.

Dedicated to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: 

At Project Scientist, we value the diverse experiences, backgrounds, identities, and perspectives that our employees contribute to advancing STEAM equity for all girls. We operate with integrity, are growth-oriented, and are determined to hold each member of our organization accountable for creating safe and inclusive workplaces that allow us to be our authentic selves. We are committed to promoting the personal and overall well-being and sense of belonging of our students and team first. 

The Role: 

At Project Scientist, we aim to ignite and cultivate STEM confidence in ALL girls. We want teachers who are looking to enhance their skills in culturally responsive pedagogy and with a sincere commitment to racial and gender equity in STEAM Education to teach our programs at local schools or community organizations. Our program is an opportunity for teachers to positively impact students by teaching them engaging STEAM content. Our STEAM Club is an afterschool program for 4-12 yr olds that runs for about 90 min per week for 3 months in the fall and 3 months in the spring. We are currently looking for an in person educator to run our after-school STEAM Club program at multiple locations in the Charlotte area. 

What you’ll get to do: 

  • Create a welcoming and safe environment for students ages 4-12. 
  • Become familiar with the Project Scientist curriculum, materials (including STEAM kits), and teaching policies. 
  • Lead a classroom of 20 students using culturally responsive teaching strategies and engaging STEAM content. 
  • Chaperone Project Scientist expeditions and program outings, ensuring students are safe and maintaining appropriate behavior. 
  • Engage with key stakeholders, including funder and community partners and parents/caregivers for family STEAM nights and celebrations. 
  • Participate in high-quality STEAM training to equip teachers with knowledge and strategies for implementing best practices in STEAM education. 
  • Communicate with Project Scientist staff and other program team members.
  • Understand and show students the importance of STEM Superstars (female STEAM professionals) and expeditions by incorporating key talking points during classroom time.

Skills you will need here: 

-Elementary or Secondary Teaching credential; 1+ years of teaching experience

  • STEAM education experience is a plus 

-Integrity, sound judgment, self-confidence, maturity, and a sense of perspective 

-Thrive in groups built on communication and collaboration and encourage young girls to do the same 

-Passionate about equity in STEAM Education and fulfilling our mission of changing the world’s view on who a scientist is and what a scientist does 

  • Required location for applicants: Charlotte, NC

Rewards of Becoming a Project Scientist STEAM Teacher: 

-Lasting Positive Impact on Kids, Staff, Families, and Communities. 

-Experience: Not only will you be working for a premier organization; but you will have regular interactions with other STEAM professionals nationally as well to build your network and social capital. 

-Leadership Training & Professional Development: All STEAM Teachers receive great training including gender-equitable STEAM teaching strategies, classroom management, and more. Additionally, the curriculum used in Project Scientist can be used in your classrooms for years to come. 

  • This role offers an hourly rate of $30/ hour and includes paid instructional time, preparation, and training. 
  • Expected hours are between 4-6pm, 2 days per week 

Final offers of employment are contingent upon completing a background check that may include employment history, a national criminal background check, a national sex offender registry search, and a driving history check. 

Project Scientist does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age, citizenship \or any other basis prohibited by law in any of its policies or programs. 

Our goal is to maintain a company culture where each individual, regardless of background or identity, feels safe, respected, and valued as a leader or contributor to our organizational mission, vision, and purpose. We strive to be an example for other organizations seeking to create diverse, equitable, inclusive, and belonging working environments, systems, and 



$30 - $30 per hour