At Grand Circus, we train students for jobs in the fastest-growing tech companies. We know that anyone can be a developer, so we’re passionate about educating individuals pursuing a career transition in coding and other skills that lead to high-growth careers. Come make a huge impact with us as our teaching assistant (TA)!

WHAT DOES A TEACHING ASSISTANT DO?

Grand Circus teaching assistants help change students’ lives by sharing their developer skills and expertise. Teaching assistants work closely with students, Grand Circus instructors, and program managers to ensure that students have all of the technical skills they need to be career-ready at the end of their Bootcamp. It is the role of the teaching assistant to help students get the current JavaScript web development skills they will need–not only to truly be successful on the job but to be enthusiastic contributors to the tech community overall. In action, this means that teaching assistants are responsible for:

  • Overseeing lab time, including mentoring and tutoring students on individual and group projects.
  • Providing student feedback & support on labs & exercises
  • Class, lab and assessment attendance monitoring and grading
  • Troubleshoot technical issues students face
  • Provide office hour support to students
  • Working with program managers, teaching assistants, and the Director of Learning to respond to student feedback
  • Responding to student inquiries on Slack
  • Communicating with program managers and the Director of Learning about student progress
  • Providing real-world examples and context for lessons
  • Building a supportive classroom environment
  • Adjusting curriculum and content to support the instructor
  • Sharing passion and enthusiasm for development

Teaching Assistants may also teach some classroom sessions as needed and as qualified to do so.

SO, WHAT ARE THE PERKS?

There are a lot of wonderful things to say about being a Grand Circus teaching assistant. It’s hard to beat the feeling that accompanies alumni reaching out to tell you they landed a great new job because of what you taught them. It’s also hard to beat that warm-and-fuzzy feeling that happens when you see it finally click for a student. It also doesn’t hurt that you’re essentially shaping the minds of an army of newbie developers. Want even more? Check out our careers page, plus…

  • Regular feedback for instructional growth
  • Opportunities to grow as an instructor

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We’re looking for a new teaching assistant who…

  • Has the ability to learn
  • Can demonstrate advanced knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and React (through work experience, schooling, technical assessment, or all three!)
  • Communicates complicated programming concepts in beginner-friendly language
  • Is passionate about mentoring and/or teaching
  • Cares deeply about the community
  • Obsesses about preparation and organization
  • Is open to giving and receiving feedback
  • Can handle the fast pace and quick changes of startup life

It would be awesome if our new teaching assistant also…

  • Has GitHub experience
  • Has work experience in software development with relevant technologies
  • Experience working within an LMS 

HOW TO APPLY:

If this position sounds right for you, we’re so excited to meet you! Email careers@grandcircus.co with the subject line “Full-Time JavaScript Teaching Assistant – Remote” and your answers to the following questions:

  • What experiences in your life make you uniquely qualified for this position?
  • One of Grand Circus’ core values is “anyone can be a developer.” What does this mean to you?

Skills

Application Development
HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
JavaScript (Programming Language)
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Github
Programming Concepts
React.js
Enthusiasm
Mentorship