Coyote Central – seeks Shop Assistants

Coyote Central is looking for shop assistants to help with our weekend wood & metal classes this winter. This is a paid position, which we are aiming to fill by early January 2023.

Shop Assistant Position Description
The Shop Assistant is compensated for their time and expertise and asked to support the Teaching Artist in hands-on ways in the classroom. The Shop Assistant is responsible for working with small groups of youth, reviewing demos for students, and ensuring that students are safe with equipment. We are looking for someone with strong experience with wood and/or metal shops and tools, not necessarily with kids.

● Support Teaching Artist in daily classes, including active hands-on work with youth
● Provide an extra set of hands in demos or group activities
● Independently oversee small groups of actively working students
● Help with clean up, set-up and transitions
● Help identify and assist students who may need extra support
● Engage youth with open-ended questions to guide them in critical thinking and finding possible solutions on their own
● Monitor students’ activity and ensure that they are using equipment safely and as instructed
● Proficiency with hand tools and power tools within the wood and/or metal shop.
● Ability to safely operate all tools in the shop.
● Willingness to work as a member of a team, taking cues from the Teaching Artist
● Competency listening to and problem-solving with students of diverse backgrounds
● Ability to initiate conversation with youth rather than waiting for youth to come to you
● Personal integrity and a passion for enriching the lives of youth through creativity


$25 per hour (21 hours over 7 weekends, or 20 hours for a 5-day M-F class, see options below)

Position Dates:
  • Feb 4/5 – March 25/26 (skip Feb 18/19)
    We are running 4 classes which need assistants:
    1. Saturday 10am-1pm // Woodshop
    2. Saturday 1:30-4:30pm // Woodshop
    3. Sunday 10am-1pm // Welding
  • Sunday 1:30-4:30pm // Welding
  • Midwinter Break, Feb 20-24
  1. 9am-1pm // Woodshop
  2. 1:30-5:30pm // Woodshop
  3. 9am-1pm // Welding
  4. 1:30-5:30pm // Welding
To apply:
Please send CV or Resume to
In the email include:
  • preference of class(es) above
  • a fun fact about yourself
  • a few 45 minute windows you are available to ZOOM the week of Dec 12-16 and Jan 2-6