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Instructors -- TechShop DC-Arlington
Location: Arlington, VA
Job Number: INST-DCA

We are looking for talented people with teaching experience to join our pool of instructors at TechShop DC-Arlington. Our instructors are passionate about making, building and teaching. TechShop is more than a building full of amazing tools; it's a community of makers, builders, tinkerers, inventors and interesting people. Our instructors are the way our members learn not only machine skills, but also safety, etiquette and responsibility.

Instructor positions are part time and hours are usually evenings and weekends; there are no full time positions. Before applying, take a look at the class calendar for San Jose to see what a typical schedule looks like.

We are looking for people who can teach woodworking, welding, sewing & textiles, silkscreening, laser cutting, Arduinos, soldering, metal working, powder coating, machining (conventional and CNC), waterjet cutting, introduction to CNC, 3D printing and scanning, and more, more, more.

We have developed class materials for you to teach from, but there are also opportunities to create and teach your own classes.

  • Industry experience in instructional area
  • Teaching experience
  • Reliability
  • Ability to work well with others and accommodate changing demands in a busy shop environment
  • Excellent customer service

    Teaching Responsibilities

  • Start and end class on time
  • Teach class content, as directed
  • Teach and demonstrate TechShop safety rules, policies and etiquette
  • Inspire and encourage TechShop members
  • Promote TechShop special offers at the end of class

    Management Responsibilities

  • Manage class paperwork
  • Evaluate student performance (pass/fail)
  • Inform TechShop Facilities if class materials are running low


    The position pays an hourly wage, and your first month's TechShop membership is free. Instructors continue to earn a free membership when teaching 12 hours or more per month.

    Apply here!