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Education Related Job and Volunteer Opportunities

This page provides you with education-related job and volunteer opportunities. As the teaching market is still a little tight, we strongly encourage you to distinguish yourself from other teacher candidates by engaging in education-related jobs or volunteer experiences. Here are experiences for your consideration:

CAMP TYLER Outdoor School

Wanted: Intrepid people who: love science; love math; love to see children reach their "AHA" moment; RELISH being outdoors!

We need YOU as instructors at CAMP TYLER Outdoor School.  You must be able to work shifts and attend trainings.  Call 903-565-4475 or email:

Who's in Charge - How to Avoid Power Struggles with Children

Parent Services Center will be holding a conference on Saturday, January 26th, at Rose Heights Church (just up the road from UT Tyler), from 9 to 3.  The speaker is Kelly Smith, a behavioral specialist from Mesquite, who has collaborated with Dr. Ray Levy, who wrote the book, Try and Make Me!, which focuses on strategies to motivate the strong-willed and/or defiant child.  She is dynamic, experienced, informative, and entertaining speaker!!!  This conference offers certificates of attendance as well as CEU's.  For additional information, go to

East Texas Academic Rodeo (volunteer)

Please consider volunteering for the Creative Mindset-Breaking Experience at the East Texas Academic Rodeo. The preliminary competition schedule is Friday, February 1, at the East Texas Fairgrounds. You can access information regarding contest rules at for contest rules and resources for sample problems.

If you are interested, please contact Suzanne Brians at asap. You must arrive at the Mayfair Building at the East Texas Fairgrounds no later than 8 am. Ideally, we would need you for the day; the competition concludes at 1:00.

If you sign up, then we depend on your being there. We rely on your commitment! We have had students who sign up, then no-show, which obviously presents a problem when we have too few volunteers to judge. Remember that all of the volunteers for this event are UT Tyler education students, so we want and need YOU!

Since this is a rodeo, you may wear jeans, but not ones with holes. Please wear your UTT badge.

This is an excellent experience to watch creative minds at work!!! We look forward to having you!

Suzanne Brians, Coordinator

Stepping Stone (paid)

Stepping Stone Preschool and Afterschool Care is seeking to fill two positions.

1) Full time Infant/Toddler Teacher

2) Part-time Afterschool Teacher

Both positions require a person that is  flexible, a team player, and works well with children.  Stepping Stone is an equal opportunity employer.  Please come by the Stepping Stone Preschool at 3105 University Boulevard and ask for Mrs. Chris Stewart for an application.

TCEA Robotics Competition (volunteer)

Volunteers needed on Saturday, December 1, 2012, for the TCEA Robitics Competition.  No experience is necessary.  Training will be provided.  Work a full shift, morning shift or an afternoon shift.  Lunch will be provided.  If interested, contact Kristin at 903.566.7040 or e-mail her at

e-piphany (paid and volunteer)

e-piphany teaches computer classes to preschool students, ages 2-5. They currently have a curriculum in place. They are in the process of creating "measurable results" to test the students each quarter to define and measure the progress made. e-piphany would like a student volunteer to assist the director in this process.

e-piphany is also seeking a paid teacher (I believe this is part-time) to teach technology classes. The position will begin after the first of the year.

Any interested applicants can reach the director of e-piphany, Ms. Paige Parker, at or by phone at 903.830.0340.

Discovery Science Place (paid)

More information coming soon

University Academy After School Program (paid and volunteer)

The University Academy After School Program is a Texas ACE/21st Century Community Learning Centers Program that provides enrichment, academic assistance, college and career readiness and family and parental support courses for students in schools with low socio-economic populations.  Through project based learning, students are given access to a multitude of STEM programming with the goal of improving academic success, attendance and behavior, as well as providing exposure to new experiences and opportunities.

The University Academy After School Program is a significant pre-service resource for aspiring education majors.  College students will get experience in innovative teaching techniques through the in-service sessions provided by the site coordinators.  They will be trained in lesson planning, and will develop this skill by preparing engaging, rigorous hands-on projects for students.  They will create courses based on their interests and student interests and expose students to new experiences.  They will work with students in small intervention and tutorial groups and they will learn about classroom management and discipline through the responsibility of instructing small groups (7-15) of students.

To apply to work for the program, go to Student Services and submit an application for the "student intern" position at the Ingenuity Center.

Boys and Girls Club of Tyler (paid)

This is a faith-based organization. Although children are not required to participate in the faith-based experiences, we do want you to be aware of this.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas is currently hiring. They are seeking individuals for the Youth Development Professional positions in their afterschool program. This job is Monday through Friday from 2:30 – 6:00 p.m.   Beginning pay ranges from $7.25 – $9.00/hour, dependent on education and experience. If you are interested, contact Melissa Bristol at 903.593.9211 in the Tyler area.

Are you interested in working with 6th through 12th graders in technology workshops and competitions?  If so, then considering working in FORGE/FULFILL Workshops OR the TCEA Robotics Competition.

Forge/Fulfil Workshop & TCEA Robotic Competition (volunteer)

The FORGE/FULFILL Workshop is a program designed to fill young minds with robotics through hands-on learning, practice, and good sportsmanship.  The students will learn about engineering, robotics, and computer programming.  This program is designed to benefit those of all experience and grade levels.  Only a 30 minute training is required to volunteer with a FORGE/FULFILL workshop.  There is a Build Session on Saturday, September 22nd and a Build/Program Session on Saturday, October 20th.

There is also an opportunity to participate in the TCEA Robotic Competition.  Positions needed are: judges, referees, inspectors, field techs, and more!!

To volunteer for either of these programs, contact: Kristin Plucinksi, RBS 2022,, or at 903.566.7336