Friday, February 3, 2012

Job listing crossposted from craigslist

This is a cut and paste: no endorsement, express or implied, and I don't recall having met the owner.

But Les Bale (who also has nothing to do with the following, and who's a Baptist!) was telling me great things yesterday about the Archdiocese of Chicago's "Protecting God's Children" course, and he strongly recommends it for all chess instructors working with young people.

Original ad with contact info here.
kids think inc. is a small company offering after school chess programs to K-8 kids in Chicago and the suburbs. We are looking for chess instructors who have a strong background in and love of chess, and who also have experience teaching or tutoring children. We will provide you with a well developed curriculum, all teaching materials, and training. You will need your own very reliable automobile transportation. You will need to pass a federal background check and must attend the "Protecting God's Children" course sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago. This is a part time job, limited to between 1 and 5 hours each week during the school year.

We currently have openings in Lemont and Elmhurst. Hourly rate (contact time) is $50 - $75.

Patience, humor, and the ability to instruct and encourage children are necessary traits of successful chess teachers. A strong presence in the classroom is very valuable. If you are interested and feel you have the skills needed, please include the following information in your response:

• Your level of chess knowledge and ability
• Your experience with children - teaching or tutoring
• Your resume
• The area in which you live and how far you would be comfortable traveling
• Which days you are available, and how many days you would like to teach
• Whether you would be available for the entire school year or only part of the year

We also have summer opportunities for chess and other "camps". Let us know if you are interested in working during the day during June and July.

Join our small but growing company in making a positive impact in the lives of small but growing children!

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